Eternal Championship Qualifier: Defiance

Eternal Championship Qualifier: Defiance

PRIZING UPDATE 11/29: As ECQ: Defiance is a single run of 28 games, previously announced run prizes have been folded into expanded leaderboard prizes. All players who participate in ECQ: Defiance will receive a minimum of 30 packs and one premium copy of Svetya, Orene of Kosul!

The first Eternal Championship Qualifier will be held November 30 – December 2!

ECQ: Defiance will feature Eternal players from around the world in a battle for a $5,000 prize pool! The last two players standing will punch their tickets to Worlds as the first players to qualify for the $100,000 World Championship!

In addition to in-game prizes, players who finish in the Top 8 will receive cash prizes, and everyone who makes the cut to the Top 64 will earn ECQ Points to help them qualify for the last-chance to get to Worlds: The Showdown!

Here’s how the Top 64 prizes break down:

ECQ: Defiance consists of two stages: Qualifiers that are open to all players on Steam, iOS or Android, and the Finals that will feature the Top 64 players from the Qualifiers.

Note: A new Code of Conduct is in effect for all Eternal events.

Participating in ECQ: Defiance requires a registered and validated account and email address. This can be done through the Options menu in-game; we strongly encourage players to register and validate their email addresses in advance of attempting to enter the tournament.

Drop us a line at if you need help validating.

  • All players on Steam, iOS or Android phones & tablets can participate in ECQ: Defiance. (Xbox One players are not yet eligible to participate in tournaments, but we hope to be able to include them soon.)
  • The Qualifiers begins on Friday, November 30 at 10 am MST (17:00 UTC) and will end on Saturday, December 1 at 4 pm MST (23:00 UTC).
  • Players can complete their games at any time during the Qualifiers; there is no benefit or penalty for playing early, late, or throughout.
  • The Qualifiers consist of 28 games, win or lose.
  • You can switch decks between games.
  • The Top 64 players from the Qualifiers will progress forward to the Finals.
  • ECQ: Defiance costs 1,600 Gems or 30,000 Gold to enter.

  • The Finals begins promptly at 11 am MST (18:00 UTC) on Sunday, December 2.
    • Qualifying players must be online and ready to play when the Finals begins.
    • You will receive an in-game prompt to join your first game when the Finals begins.
  • The Finals is open to only the top 64 players from the Qualifiers.
  • Finals matches are best-of-3 games, single-elimination, played with a single constructed deck.
  • There will be a short delay between the last active game in a round and the start of the next round.
  • The deck you play in the Finals does not need to be one you played during the Qualifiers.
  • Decklists from the Finals will not be posted until after the event concludes.

  • Prizes will be delivered upon conclusion of the Finals.
  • All players will receive one premium copy of Svetya, Orene of Kosul; all packs are from The Fall of Argenport
  • Players will receive prizes based on Leaderboard standings, as follows:
Finish Prizes
1     $2,000, Eternal World Championship invitation, 150 packs
2     $1,000, Eternal World Championship invitation, 125 packs
3-4     $500, 8 ECQ Points, 100 packs
5-8     $250, 6 ECQ Points, 75 packs
9-16     4 ECQ Points, 75 packs
17-32     2 ECQ Points, 60 packs
33-64     1 ECQ Point, 50 packs
65-100     40 packs
101-1,000     35 packs
1,000+     30 packs

Join us for broadcast coverage of the Finals on Sunday, December 2 at 11 am MST (18:00 UTC), live on Twitch!

Special Twitch Drops will be enabled exclusively on the DWD channel during the broadcast — so if you’re not playing in the Finals, make sure to tune in to claim your share of the loot!


Grab your favorite deck and get ready to take a shot at qualifying for the Eternal World Championship in the first ever ECQ: Defiance!

The Eternal software and all prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) and all such warranties are hereby disclaimed.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.