At QuakeCon this month we sat down with Bethesda's Pete Hines to talk not only about The Elder Scrolls: Blades but also Legends, and during our discussion on the card game we asked him about tournament support, which he says is getting more player-driven competitions as a result of the new client.
"So we want, and again this won't be immediately when the client comes up, but the client will allow us to put in in-game tournament support," he explained. "Right now we do in-game tournaments in the form of Gauntlets, but those are all controlled by us, and in talking to our streaming community and talking to other players, allowing people to create tournaments within the client so that you don't have to do it outside of the game, that you can create ladders, that you would even be able to create your criteria in terms of 'well, is it best two out of three' [...] you can have it open to folks or be invite-only."
"There's all kinds of things that we could do, but all that would be able to take place inside of the game so that participating in tournaments like the Masters Series is something that other folks could experience, because it is very different to playing on the ladder, where every time you're just bringing a single deck into a match, and whoever wins that match gets the win. Tournament-level competition is about bringing multiple decks and sort of figuring out this metagame of 'what other decks might me opponent be bringing and which decks are gonna match up well with those?' [...] so that is a very different type of experience."
Would you like to play more games like the Masters Series?