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Guild Wars 2 Adding PvP Leagues

ArenaNet congratulates The Abjured, winners of the Guild Wars 2 World Tournament Series in Cologne. They also take the opportunity to announce new PvP leagues as the culmination of their plans to revamp PvP play in the MMORPG sequel they will launch later this year. Here's an intro to how this will work:
The launch of PvP Leagues in Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns sets the stage for the future of top competition in the game. PvP Leagues will introduce six divisions, from division one, Amber, where every player will start out, all the way to the top Legendary division. Divisions will be broken up into tiers, and each tier has several pips. To earn a bump in tier players must earn pips that they can acquire by winning matches outright or putting in impressive performances, depending on the skill level of their opponents. In divisions two and three, players can lose pips they’ve earned but they will not lose tiers. Once players reach division four and five, where competition is expected to really heat up, both pips and tiers will be at stake based on performance.

PvP Leagues will incentivise competition with unique rewards including a new legendary back item, the legendary backpack. Along the way, participants can also earn badges for their character nameplates that change as they move into higher divisions. There is also the opportunity to work towards the Wings of Glory by earning league tokens that can be exchanged for different levels of wings to display. ArenaNet plans on adding new items in the future, and new items will always be offered for league tokens at a discount to encourage continuous practice and play. Guilds are also getting a boost with the introduction of Guild Teams in PvP Leagues. Guilds who form PvP teams will be able to track their progress on Guild Team Leaderboards, which will be based on the Elo system as skill-based comparisons between teams. Ratings will decay over time, meaning Guild Teams will need to stay active in PvP League play to maintain their ranks.

2. Re: Guild Wars 2 Adding PvP Leagues Aug 10, 2015, 18:13 Axis
jdreyer wrote on Aug 10, 2015, 14:23:
So GW2 came out 3 years ago, and they're just getting to this now?

There's incentives and rewards for progression in PvP/WvW etc, but this seems more of an active tracking of players stats instead of a generic achievement system.
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