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CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce that Ilias "AretuzaAndyWand" Karamanis has won the May 2018 GWENT Open tournament!

Ushering the GWENT Masters rivalry into its second half, the May 2018 GWENT Open saw highest ranked Pro Ladder players face off this past weekend. The tournament’s stakes included a $25,000 prize pool and Crown Points, which serve as ranking points of GWENT’s official esports series. Players were also competing for spots in the tournament’s final, which guarantee participation in the next GWENT Challenger.

Recordings of the coverage from the May GWENT Open are available on the official CD PROJEKT RED Twitch channel.


The final standings for the tournament are as follows:


Ilias "AretuzaAndyWand" Karamanis (Germany)


Ilias "AretuzaAndyWand" Karamanis (Germany) — $9,800

Damian "TailBot" Kaźmierczak (Poland) — $5,050


Jacek "Fanderman" Leja (Poland) — $2,750

Alexander "proNEO3001" Shpak (Ukraine) — $2,750


Zehua "LpHanachan" Zhao (China) — $1,400

Xiaoxiang "Huanshi7702" Zeng (China) — $1,250

Mikel "Nujwk" Besga Aristizabal (Spain) — $1,000

Daniel "Damorquis" Morkisch (Germany) — $1,000


CD PROJEKT RED would like to thank the participants, as well as everyone watching the event online, for making the May 2018 GWENT Open a great tournament. More GWENT Open will follow in July.

GWENT Open 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 33 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]