SVO has started something new, named as "Shadowverse Weekend". This is a casual festival thing, (maybe they wanted more players to join Shadowverse Open in more casual ways) and those who can play SVO can join without the regional restrictions.
Rules & Prizes
The folks can play 5 Swiss-draw rounds of Rotation BO1 for each session, morning and afternoon. Sounds like pretty casual festival, huh?
Players can achieve prizes when they play 5 rounds in either sessions, and can achieve additionally when they play both sessions.
Also they can get a raffle ticket for each session (needs to play 5 rounds), so some lucky players can get more treasures after afternoon session ends.
Introducing... Shadowverse Weekend!! A brand new, monthly tournament designed for ALL SHADOWVERSE PLAYERS! Entry is free, and there are tons of prizes just for playing! There's even a HUGE raffle each time💰 Our first event is this Saturday! Learn more→ https://t.co/ItnEYWl1X3 pic.twitter.com/J4CgqyYDSh— SVO Esports (@SVO_Esports) 2020年2月26日
SIMPLE & CASUAL
As it is a tournament, so we got ranking at the end, and usual SVO tournaments have winning prizes for the top players. But they just gave players chances to do some raffle things at this time.
...Um, at least they announced it on Twitter and gave applause to them.
Everybody who played in Shadowverse Weekend was a winner! These were the players who managed to go 5-0. Huge shout out to everyone who came out to play, we hope you had a great time! pic.twitter.com/AqNPOGRKUv— SVO Esports (@SVO_Esports) 2020年2月29日
▲Congrats to all and big hug for Sharuru xD
On the other hand, some lucky people got extra prizes even they couldn't fight well. Some players might think this is unfair.
Honestly I did feel the same, but what SVO organizers might think is also understandable.
This prizing makes sense based on thoughts of letting more people experience Shadowverse competitive scenes and SVO tournaments.
Think about it.
What kind of tourney would you want to join, or hope them to hold, if you were a casual/non competitive player...?
Like someone who wants to join SVO, but not confident with 3D1B, or something.
There's a chance to fight against some famous/strong players, even in a casual event. (This has An aspect similar to a fan meeting or something like that. When you face to someone you always watch on stream or screen, you can't help but feeling excited.)
You can surely get some prizes with only 5 rounds in BO1, light games.
And you can experience what SVO tourneys are like.
It won't take much time as usual, the rules are easier and more instant than usual.
▲Current ranking on round 3... You can always aim for the top.
So, Shadowverse Weekend was very good for the first step experiencing and going into the competitive scenes.
More Prize for the Bests
But, they could give additional prizes for those who made it to win 5 times each session.
It must be motivations for joining the tourney, and moreover, playing 5 rounds of BO1 against close win-rate opponents is just same as Grand Prix held in Shadowverse app. And, people with 5 wins in the final stage of Grand Prix can receive a flair as one of the prizes.
Winning 5 Swiss rounds in BO1 worth it, so those who have earned 5 wins can be the same.
It doesn't have to be a flair, but at least they could give some additional prizes for those top players.
▲Looks I was one of those lucky people at this time. kekw
AT THE END
Well, anyways, the tourney was a pretty good experience for both competitive and casual players.
All SVO folks gathered at the same tourney, and it was good field for testing new decks, just breather, or whatever.
I think it was really enjoyable event after all, and hope they host it every month.
...And of course hope people enjoy Shadowverse much more.