Category: Team Gwent

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Brandon Parker

The King of Skellige….shot down in a Blaze of Glory?

First, thanks for putting up with the Young Guns II joke I just made. Next, as someone who has played a fair amount of Skellige in their lifetime (6,825 wins and counting), I was intrigued by the introduction of a new leader ability for the faction. Titled Blaze of Glory, the leader ability is as shown below: Looking at this ability, I got the idea that a discard deck that wants big bursts of control might be a nice way

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Lionhart

Gwent: Journey

Earlier this year on the Merchants of Novigrad podcast Jason Slama, Game Director for Gwent, teased that along with two expansions this year, we’d be getting something else. Something he referred to simply as “special”, and he was 100% right. Welcome to Gwent: Journey. Witcher 3 has finally reached its true potential. Gwent is now officially a card game with RPG elements  Best of all? Geralt has FINALLY arrived as a leader! Gwent: Journey has launched; it’s a battle pass-type feature

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Brandon Parker

Gwent Team Thoughts on April 2020 Patch Changes

Here at Team Rankstar, we’ve taken a little time to process and think about the changes coming with the new patch we should see on April 2nd. While we don’t know all of the changes, we heard about a number of them on the most recent episode of the Merchants of Novigrad podcast with Jason Slama, game director for Gwent. So without further adieu, here’s a collection of thoughts from some of our team members! TheaBeasty I’m very glad that

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Team Rankstar

Lionhart

Hey! I’m Matt, though you all know me as Lionhart. I’ve been a gamer since the moment I turned on my Sega MasterSystem on release day to play Alex the Kidd and have never looked back since. I love games both new and old and have been playing Gwent since closed beta. You’ll find streaming Gwent most days with a smattering of RPG goodness mixed in. Drop by and say hi!

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drdenuz

The origins of: Matta Hu’uri

PROLOGUE Many of you know Matta Hu’uri from Gwent – a Tutor Card with following ability: Matta’s Card has been introduced in the most recent Expansion for Gwent called Merchants of Ofir – suggesting exotic roots of this card. Why exotic you ask? According to a scholar from Northern Kingdoms – Markus Hohlenberg, Ofir is a land of vast steppes, forbidding mountains, untouched wildernesses and crystal-clear lakes and it is populated by horses, camels, elephants, tigers and cobras. The climate is said to be much warmer

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Ern16

Hey, my name is Ernandas, better known as Ern16. I am 23, from Lithuania and i started playing Gwent in autumn 2017. After Homecoming, I managed to get good scores on Pro Rank and this inspired me to get competitive. I hope joining Team Rankstar will provide better game play experience and most importantly, more fun!

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FenderFlix

Hey, I’m Felix from Germany but online I usually go by the name of “FenderFlix”. I’ve been playing Gwent since early 2017 when the game was still in closed beta and easily invested more hours into it than any other game in my life. Until recently my main objective has always been the preservation of my Pro Rank status so I can still have intense, challenging matches against the world’s elite but the latest results fueled my ambition to strive

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Sikamouk

Hi! My name is Nicholas aka Sikamouk, I’m from France and Gwent is my first CCG. I’ve discovered it in The Witcher 3 and I really enjoyed it, even though it was a pretty basic mini-game. After finishing the main game, i decided to download the standalone version of Gwent, followed by Thronebreaker, and i got into it quite fast. I’m a post-Homecoming player and after a few months of playing, i managed to maintain myself in Pro Rank every

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eiSloth

Hi, i’m a 24 years old sloth born in a human body. My name is Eugene and i’m from Belarus. I’ve finished university with a degree in math and programming and i’m also a professional Gwent player. I was the #1 player a couple of times in Open Beta and i participated at Gwent OPEN #1, Gwent OPEN #3, Gwent SLAM #3. I should have participated in Gwent OPEN #5 as well, but military service suddenly happened. I now sometimes

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SynergyGod3773

My Name is Erik! I am 32 years old and currently live in Dallas Texas. I have been playing Gwent almost exclusively since Homecoming was released. I have been consistently in pro rank for the last seven months and continue to push my limits in terms of gameplay. I live for competitiveness and try to join esports tournaments whenever possible. See you out there and happy Gwenting!

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Community
drdenuz

Who doesn’t love Elves, right? | Deck Showdown

This deckguide was written by DrDenuz and edited by Sevenzh. Prologue When I opened the game after the recent patch – Merchants of Ofir – I was delighted to see that I can put together a really sweet deck out of Elves, a thing I have been trying to do for a while now. After some tweaking and an inspiration from my friend GwentyWeevil, who has recently started doing deck guides as well, I was able to make the deck

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drdenuz

How to make Gwent even better?

Prologue After the much anticipated release of Roadmap* for Gwent and a surprising expansion Gwent is probably in one of it’s best times ever. But as always there is still room for improvement, so here one question comes up – How to make Gwent even better? *Plan of what is waiting for players in terms of competitive gameplay in 2020. 2019 was a one hell of a year for Gwent, as tons of new stuff was introduced into the game.

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Weissenberg

Merchants of Novigrad #8

A biweekly podcast where we discuss everything Gwent, from the freshest of leeks and patch news, through the meme and content creation, all the way to the competitive scene! Everything has an end and this episode marks the season finale of our podcast. While our plan was to sit together and reflect on this past year in Gwent, the developers treated us with the official 2020 roadmap and a new expansion! That’s a lot of ground to cover, so you

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synergygod3773

Let’s talk about the Gwent Roadmap for 2020

This article was written by SynergyGod3773 and edited by Sevenzh. Gwent’s 2020 roadmap was just released and it brought some people to tears while others rejoiced to hear some of CDPR’s 2020 vision (pun intended) for Gwent. The Gwent team, led by Pawel Burza and Jason Slama, recapped Gwent Homecoming’s first year and brought to the forefront their aspirations for the upcoming calendar year. These topics included all of the following: PS4/Xbox One – Support will be discontinued for consoles

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Weissenberg

Merchants of Novigrad #7

A biweekly podcast where we discuss everything Gwent, from the freshest of leeks and patch news, through the meme and content creation, all the way to the competitive scene! While Gwent goes through what sports casters call a silly season, the Merchants shift their focus from the esports scene and the overall balance to content creation. How does one start their career as a Gwent content creator? What motivates Gwent youtubers and streamers? We’ll discuss these and many more topics

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Weissenberg

Merchants of Novigrad #6

A biweekly podcast where we discuss everything Gwent, from the freshest of leeks and patch news, through the meme and content creation, all the way to the competitive scene! With the iOS release Gwent’s playerbase has increased dramatically, but does it mean that the game is finally in a good spot? And what does the influx of new players mean for content creators on platforms like YouTube and Twitch? There’s no better person to answer these and many more questions

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Weissenberg

Honest Deck Guide: Tactical Recruitment

Hello and welcome to the Honest Deck Guide with Weissenberg! In this segment your humble servant and the loyal subject to the Nilfgaardian Emperor provides a written testimony of his adventures in the realm of Gwent. Each time we will present you with a creative and off-meta deck to kill time with and each time we will be completely honest about its flaws and shortcomings. Tactical Recruitment As we all know Enslave has been a fairly popular leader ability for

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Weissenberg

Weekly Stream Recap: The Empire of Greed

Hello and welcome to the Weekly Stream Recap with Weissenberg! In this segment your humble servant and the loyal subject to the Nilfgaardian Emperor provides a written testimony of his adventures in the realm of Gwent. Each week we will try our luck with a creative and non-competitive deck and each week we will try to achieve the peak of Gwent memery. The Empire of Greed My dear friends, it’s that time of the month again. No, I’m not talking

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TheaBeasty

My name is Thea, but you might know me as Beasty. I realized I had a Gwent problem when I’d spend entire days roaming the Witcher 3 just to find new cards or battle NPC’s. I now play the official card game whenever I’m not busy studying law/psychology or trying to get my novel (The Marked) published. I wish to play competitively someday, but until then, you can watch me suffer away on Twitch. https://www.twitch.tv/theabeasty

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Weissenberg

Merchants of Novigrad #4

A biweekly podcast where we discuss everything Gwent, from the freshest of leeks and patch news, through the meme and content creation, all the way to the competitive scene! As the future of the competitive scene remains uncertain we’re looking back at the previous tournaments, their most memorable moments and what made them a real treat for the audience and the participants alike. And who’s a better person to break it down for us than TailBot, the winner of Gwent

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DrDenuz

Hi my name is Denis but am better known as DrDenuz. Am a slav by blood being born and living in Slovakia a country in the heart of the Europe. My Gwent journey has started in the summer of 2017 when I downloaded the game and spent 25 hours in it straightaway(a bit crazy I know but I loved it!). Since then I have established myself as mainly a meme player being quite successful by reaching Pro Rank! My ambition

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Trynet

Hi, I’m Tyler “Trynet” Nolan. In school I studied Computer Science, but after graduating I found myself more interested in competing in card games, and using my programming skills as a way of supporting that. I have multiple Yugioh YCS and WCQ top cut finishes, a top 4 at an SCG Classic for Magic, but my most important tournament finish was winning Wild Hunt #1 in Philadelphia for Gwent, afterwhich I started streaming Gwent full time on Twitch. Sometimes we

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Johaggis

Johaggis, or as some call him, “Peter”, started playing Gwent as soon as it went into closed beta. During closed beta, he peaked at #75 on ladder, but took a break from the game after open beta began. He started playing again in late 2017, and has been a consistent Pro Rank player since February 2018. He is now trying to take his game to the next level in the tournament scene, and even managing some encouraging wins against top

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Ekami

Hello, my name is Erik aka “Ekami” and I am from Germany. I always liked playing card games and since I enjoyed the Witcher series as well, I was hyped when I heard about Gwent. I started playing the game in late 2017 have enjoyed it ever since. I quickly qualified for pro ladder but never seriously participated during open beta. This changed with the revamp of the ranked system that came along with the official release. To my surprise

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Sonneillon

My name is Morten and I am from Germany. Some of you might already know me as a Moderator on Bushy’s (LordBushwook) stream. For seven years now I am passionate about the card game genre. I played more than ten different CCG’s online. Gwent however is special to me and I am very excited for its future. Also I am looking forward to play from now on under the banner of Team Rankstar.

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sevenzh

Hello! My name is Vincenzo and I go by the nickname “sevenzh”. I’m 28 years old and I am from Bucharest, Romania. I have started playing Gwent as my first big competitive CCG, after playing Hearthstone casually for one year starting with the open beta. I managed to get an invitation to Gwent in November 2016, when the game was in early closed beta, and i got addicted to it relatively fast. In around one and a half month, i

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LordBushwook

Hey, my name is Camron or lordbushwook I mainly play Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. I am 18 years old and attending the University of Arizona with a major in Chemistry. I started playing and streaming the game in March 2018. I first achieved Grand Master, the highest rank in the game, in May of 2018. My goal currently is to achieve top 100 on the ranked ladder and then move on to the pro ladder. I stream Gwent everyday

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