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After a memorable Summer edition, DOFUS eSport is gearing up to do it again! Want to be part of it? It's happening here!

You've been waiting for it since the fabulous DWS – Summer Edition 2017 finale at Paris Games Week, and now the DOFUS World Series is back!  

 

Just in case some of you have no idea what we're talking about, here's a quick reminder.

The DWS are competitions that bring together the current top eight PvP teams, who face off in matches played over two legs in order to qualify for the semi-finals and then the grand final. The DWS, the first of which was won by Allister Zoo, are guaranteed to offer fantastic gaming every Sunday and Monday for more than two months. But if you want to shine alongside the Season 1 stars, you'll have to make it through the qualifiers!

 

Qualifiers Similar to the DOFUS Cup

Players who took part in the 2017 DOFUS Cup will be on familiar ground as the format for the DWS qualifiers will be exactly the same!
 

18 Swiss-style rounds will be played to determine the top 32 teams out of a maximum of 1,500 teams registered.
This top 32 will then face off in a fight tree with automatic elimination, in BO3* format until the semi-finals and finals, which will be played in BO5.*
 

Following the finals, the winning team in the qualifiers will be directly qualified for the championship. The teams coming in in second and third place will face off against the teams CB4GANG and TCP CPT respectively in BO5 matches to earn their spot.
 

*BO3: In this format, a team must win two matches to be declared the winner. The results of a BO3 could be 2-0 or 2-1.
 

*BO5: In this format, a team must win three matches to be declared the winner. The results of a BO5 can therefore be 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2.
 

From the round of 32 in the qualifiers until the end of the competition, the team compositions will be cast aside to make way for the now classic draft system. Each team will have to modify its composition before each match, carrying out a draft stage as follows:

  • A forbids a class
  • B forbids a class
  • A chooses a class
  • B chooses a class
  • B forbids a class
  • A forbids a class
  • B forbids a class
  • A forbids a class
  • B chooses a class
  • A chooses a class
  • A forbids a class
  • B forbids a class
  • A chooses a class
  • B chooses a class

As a reminder, when a class is forbidden, none of the two teams can choose it or forbid it again. When a class is chosen by one of the two teams, the other can no longer forbid it or choose it again.
 

Prizes

As with the previous edition, the starting cash prize for the DWS will be €10,000.

Starting next week and until the tournament semi-finals, new previously unseen items will be sold in our Shop: for every item purchased, 50% of the sale price will immediately be added to the cash prize.

We'd like to make it clear that participation in the tournament is completely free, of course, and you do not under any circumstances need to contribute to the cash prize to register.
 

How Can You Take Part?

To register for the tournament, you will need a team that includes 3 different players with a character of level 150 or more on a certified account in your name. Moreover, for the qualification stages, your team's composition must comply with the following rules:

  • Your team cannot contain more than one class from this list:
    • Osamodas
    • Sacrier
    • Xelor
    • Eniripsa
    • Feca

 

  • The following class pairings are forbidden:
  • Eniripsa/Ouginak
  • Feca/Masqueraider

Your character's level and their equipment are not important. You will all use the same weapons in the arena, since the tournament will be played on a special server where all the characters will start off on equal footing:

  • Level 200;
  • All available special spells;
  • Basic characteristics at 100 plus 995 characteristic points to be assigned; and
  • A bank containing nearly all of the equipment available above level 160.

So, lack of equipment is no excuse to not register: you'll have the same chance as everyone else!

Please note: If you'd like to change your character's class so your team can register for the tournament, you'll need to do so before January 15 (11:59 p.m. CET), or your registration will be considered invalid. Similarly, you are also not allowed to reserve a server transfer for Tuesdays January 16, 23 or 30.
 

Key Dates

  • Thursday, January 18 at 5 p.m. (Paris Time): Registration opens
  • Wednesday, January 24 at 11:59 p.m. (Paris Time): Registration closes
  • February 8 to March 5: Qualifiers
    • Thursday, February 8: Rounds 1 and 2
    • Saturday, February 10: Rounds 3, 4 and 5
    • Sunday, February 11: Rounds 6, 7 and 8
    • Monday, February 12: Rounds 9 and 10
    • Thursday, February 15: Rounds 11 and 12
    • Saturday, February 17: Rounds 13, 14 and 15
    • Sunday, February 18: Rounds 16, 17 and 18
    • Thursday, February 22: Round of 32
    • Saturday, February 24: Round of 16
    • Sunday, February 25: Quarter finals
    • Monday, February 26: Semi-final 1
    • Tuesday, February 27: Semi-final 2
    • Wednesday, February 28: Third place playoff
    • Thursday, March 1: Final
    • Sunday, March 4: Play-offs 1
    • Monday, March 5: Play-offs 2

More details will be available next week with the publication of the rules and regulations. But this information should already let you start finding your teammates and thinking about your team make up!

And in any case, get ready: Winter Is Coming!