Hi-Rez Studios will lay the competitive eSports framework for Paladins by releasing an early version of the Constructed Mode with the next patch. To encourage and reward the community members and teams to play the card based first person shooter competitively early on, Hi-Rez has also announced a Paladins $100,000 Founder’s Tournament for spring 2016.
In the new Constructed Mode players will be able to play against their opponents on a random map, drawing cards from a pre-constructed deck.
Key facts on Hi-Rez eSports plans for Paladins:
- The Founder’s Tournament will be held in the early spring 2016 at the Hi-Rez eSports Arena in Atlanta and will feature a prize pool of $100,000.
- Hi-Rez will select 4 teams to attend the tournament based on a series of online qualification events. Two teams from North America and two teams from Europe will qualify.
- In addition, Hi-Rez will start holding regular online tournaments with small cash prizes in January.