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  Location and dates for April GWENT Challenger announced
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, invite gamers and media to take part in an unforgettable esports adventure that will be the upcoming GWENT Challenger. The event will take place April 28th-29th in “Wieliczka” Salt Mine, Poland.

GWENT Challenger blends high-stakes esports action with story-driven content straight from the world of The Witcher. It is a different kind of competitive spectacle — one that immerses participants and online audiences in the experience through a selection of stylish locations, visual narrative, and efforts of a world-class cast of cosplayers.

This April, GWENT Challenger will come to “Wieliczka” Salt Mine — one of the most valuable monuments of culture in Poland, featured on UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. The mine combines centuries of tradition and modernity — hundreds of years of history locked in an underground metropolis with extensive infrastructure. It is a product of work of generations of miners, a monument to the history of Poland and to the Polish nation. 

Watch April GWENT Challenger teaser trailer

"The change of venue for the April tournament, which was initially set to take place in the United States, continues the creative direction we established with the previous event in the series," said Rafał Jaki, Product Director of GWENT, CD PROJEKT RED. "We want our tournaments to be as exciting to watch, as they are to compete in. To make that happen, we focus on finding the coolest places and ways to make the streaming experience as fun as possible,” Jaki added. “Community feedback from December’s Challenger was great and we really like to raise the bar for ourselves with everything we do. If you enjoyed your trip to the Nilfgaardian stronghold of Moszna Castle, you'll definitely love the what we have in store for you at the salt mines.”

Additional information regarding the tournament, including its detailed schedule, will be announced closer to the event date.

GWENT Challenger is part of GWENT Masters — the official esports series of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. For the complete overview of GWENT Masters, including the ruleset, tournament dates, and format, visit


About GWENT: The Witcher Card Game

In GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, gamers clash with their friends in fast-paced duels that combine bluffing, on-the-fly decision making and careful deck construction. The game is played over a best-of-three series of rounds, as players unleash their hand by slinging spells and diverse units with special abilities and use clever tricks to deceive their opponents.


CD PROJEKT RED is a game development studio founded in 2002. It develops and publishes video games for personal computers and video game consoles. The studio’s flagship franchise, games from The Witcher series, has sold over 25 million copies worldwide. Its newest release – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – debuted in 2015 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and has since received over 800 awards and accolades, including 250 Game of the Year awards. Together with GOG.COM, a game store offering hand-picked titles for PC and Mac, CD PROJEKT RED is part of the CD PROJEKT Capital Group. CD PROJEKT S.A. is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (ISIN: PLOPTTC00011).

For more information contact

Radek Adam Grabowski – [email protected]