Set to begin on Nov. 29, just the day after Artifact officially launches, the WePlay Mighty Triad: Strength tournament is slated to be the first Constructed bout for Valve’s card game. 32 players will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine and compete for a $10,000 prize pool.
Most of the participants are already known. The likes of Andrey “Reynad” Yanyuk, Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy, Dima “RDU” Radu, Stanislav Cifka, Pavel Beltukov, Jason “Amaz” Chan and Eric “MELO” Mellberg are confirmed. The list goes in with many more champions from Hearthstone, GWENT, and Magic: The Gathering, making for a truly impressive line-up.
Naturally, WePlay wanted the talent desk to match the player pool. As a result, they’re bringing in veteran casters and content creators to cover the event.
Shannon “SUNSfan” Scotten and Sean “Swim” Huguenard are two of the names that Artifact and Dota 2 fans will immediately recognize. Part of Moonduck TV, SUNSfan comes from five years casting tournaments and creating content. SUNSfan served as an analyst at two Dota 2 Majors this year and will be the bridge between the Dota and Artifact communities.
GWENT-streamer-gone-Artifact, Swim returns for his second casting gig after anchoring the Artifact Preview Tournament. Swim further made statements that this will be his last desk job for a while, as he plans to pursue active competition.
Just announced as one of the casters for the WePlay tournament in 2 weeks.
To those wanted to see me compete, this will likely be the last casting position I accept for a while. You'll see me in the arena soon enough.
— swim (@swimstrim) November 15, 2018
Artifact Preview Tournament runner-up Miguel “Mogwai” Guerrero will also join the talent line-up. The other two names invited are Dorick “CHARM3R” Oswalt, known for his work in The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and David “ImpetuousPanda” Nolskog who, like Swim, is coming from GWENT.
WePlay’s Strength event will last for about a week, extending between Nov. 29 and Dec. 4.