Japanese publisher, Cygames and the organizer of GameStart Asia, Eliphant, announced today that players from Southeast Asia and Oceania (SEAO) will be able to qualify for the Shadowverse World Grand Prix for the first time this year, giving them a chance to compete for the tournament’s first prize of USD 1 million.

The Shadowverse SEAO esports circuit will be run under the auspices of Eliphant’s BEast of the East esports & live production division.

It will consist of six $1,000 prize pool online tournaments, one $1,000 Wildcard online tournament, and one $10,000 World Circuit offline tournament, all of which will lead up to the SEAO Contenders Cup.

The SEAO Contenders cup will form part of GameStart 2018, Singapore’s largest gaming convention, which takes place on October 13-14.The winner of the SEAO Contenders Cup will secure a place to compete for the USD 1 million first prize on offer at the World Grand Prix, to be held in Japan at the end of the year.

Smash-hit strategy card game Shadowverse is Japan’s leading esports title, having been downloaded over 16 million times and attracting over 8,000 participants to its latest domestic esports tournament.

Now players from Southeast Asia can also be part of the next evolution in card games.

For more information, please visit https://shadowverseopen.com