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The Celestial Tournament is a special GvG tournament held through February and March, 2007, sponsored by ArenaNet. 277 guilds entered with more than 2,500 players registered for the tournament, making this the largest Guild Wars tournament up to date. 165 guilds made it to the 8th and final Swiss system round. Prizes vary from video cards to in game items.

It has been announced that this tournament will once again involve the Xunlai Tournament House.

Format

Registration for the Celestial Tournament was open for all eligible guilds until February 14, 2007. The tournament consists of two stages. First, there are eight rounds of a Swiss system tournament, from February 16th until March 30th, 2007. The first round was randomly seeded. The winner of a pairing in each round was determined by a single match.

Following the Swiss play, on March 31st and April 1st, 2007, the top 16 guilds (based upon win/loss results and opponent's match-win percentage as the tie-breaker) will compete in a single elimination tournament. All pairings in this stage will be best of three matches.

Prizes

The winners will receive the following prizes from ArenaNet:

Place Prize
1st 8 ATI Radeon X1950 XTX video cards
100 special transmogrify potions (per player)
permanent golden cape trim for the guild
2nd 8 ATI Radeon X1650 PRO video cards
50 special transmogrify potions (per player)
temporary silver cape trim for guild
3rd -- 4th 8 Logitech G5 Laser Mice
40 special transmogrify potions (per player)
temporary silver cape trim for guild
5th -- 8th 8 Thermaltake Gamma Pad Gaming Surfaces
30 special transmogrify potions (per player)
temporary silver cape trim for guild
9th -- 16th 20 special transmogrify potions (per player)
temporary silver cape trim for guild
17th -- 32nd 15 special transmogrify potions (per player)
temporary bronze cape trim for guild
33rd -– 48th 10 special transmogrify potions (per player)
49th – 64th 5 special transmogrify potions (per player)
65th – 96th 3 special transmogrify potions (per player)
97th – 128th 2 special transmogrify potions (per player)
129th & lower 1 special transmogrify potions (per player)

The effect of the special transmogrify potions is to turn you into a Rollerbeetle Racer.

In addition to the above prizes, it has been announced that there is a "Good Sportsmanship Award." 5 Guilds will be able to win this title and they will receive a full set of skill pins.

In addition to the above mentioned prizes, the winning guild of the tournment, the winners of the best sportsmanship overall, as well as the 8 players who get the most points from the Xunlai Tournament House will receive special Transmogrifer potions that will never run out.

Swiss System Rounds

The Swiss rounds began on February 16, 2007, at 19:00 UTC and ended on March 29th, 2007.

Final standings

Results from eight Swiss System rounds
Rank Guild Points   OMW 1)   GBW 2)   OBW 3)
1 Europe 30x18 Esoteric Warriors [EW] 24 71.26% 88.89% 66.77%
2 North America 30x18 Idiot Savants [iQ] 21 80.95% 72.73% 71.63%
3 North America 30x18 Mostly Harmless [MH] 21 68.45% 73.33% 63.56%
4 North America 30x18 Winners Remorse [wR] 21 67.17% 78.95% 64.94%
5 North America 30x18 Ominous Latin Name [tag] 21 66.98% 75.00% 59.95%
6 Europe 30x18 Team Everfrost [eF] 21 62.38% 88.24% 57.41%
7 Europe 30x18 Rus Corp [RUS] 21 61.65% 80.00% 54.93%
8 North America 30x18 Battery Powered Best Friend [Vibe] 21 60.04% 87.50% 57.79%
9 Europe 30x18 Bambis Dont Say [Meow] 21 56.54% 78.95% 55.20%
10 North America 30x18 Time Is Running [OUT] 18 71.43% 61.90% 66.20%
11 Europe 30x18 Serious Sin [SiN] 18 69.29% 64.71% 67.50%
12 North America 30x18 Temporal Flux Reality [acid] 18 68.57% 61.11% 61.34%
13 Europe 30x18 Listen To [iPod] 18 67.08% 70.59% 63.72%
14 South Korea 30x18 한 얼 [one] 18 67.03% 57.89% 59.78%
15 North America 30x18 Zero Files Remaining [LaG] 18 66.65% 61.54% 58.96%
16 Japan 30x18 Supernova Jpn [SpNv] 18 66.42% 68.42% 62.98%

0) guilds match-win (GMW) percentage = fraction of possible points scored by guild in all rounds, but at least 1/3
1) opponents match-win (OMW) percentage = average GMW of guilds opponents
2) guilds battle-win (GBW) percentage = as GMW, but counting each best-2-of-3 battle individually
3) opponents battle-win (OBW) percentage = average GBW of guilds opponents

The complete standing and results can be seen on the official site.

Good Sportsmanship Award

The Good Sportsmanship Award was given to the top 5 guilds who received the most good sportsmanship nominations from their peers during the Swiss System rounds of the Celestial Tournament.

Results for the Good Sportsmanship Award
Rank Guild
1 North America 30x18 Forsaken Wanderers [FW]
2 North America 30x18 The Shadowknights [SK]
3 North America 30x18 Legion of Losers [LOL]
4 Europe 30x18 Bruderschaft der Verdammnis [BdV]
5 Europe 30x18 Storm Bearers [SB]

Play-Offs

Celestial Tournament Finals Participants
Seed Guild
1 Europe 30x18 Esoteric Warriors [EW]
2 North America 30x18 Idiot Savants [iQ]
3 North America 30x18 Mostly Harmless [MH]
4 North America 30x18 Winners Remorse [wR]
5 North America 30x18 Ominous Latin Name [tag]
6 Europe 30x18 Team Everfrost [eF]
7 Europe 30x18 Rus Corp [RUS]
8 North America 30x18 Battery Powered Best Friend [Vibe]
9 Europe 30x18 Bambis Dont Say [Meow]
10 North America 30x18 Time Is Running [OUT]
11 Europe 30x18 Serious Sin [SiN]
12 North America 30x18 Temporal Flux Reality [acid]
13 Europe 30x18 Listen To [iPod]
14 South Korea 30x18 한 얼 [one]
15 North America 30x18 Zero Files Remaining [LaG]
16 Japan 30x18 Supernova Jpn [SpNv]

The teams will be seeded according to their Swiss system rounds final standing.

Round of sixteen

March 31st, 2007, 16:00 UTC
Europe 20x12 Esoteric Warriors [EW] vs. Japan 20x12 Supernova Jpn [SpNv] 2 : 0
North America 20x12 Battery Powered Best Friend [Vibe] vs. Europe 20x12 Bambis Dont Say [Meow] 2 : 0
North America 20x12 Winners Remorse [wR] vs. Europe 20x12 Listen To [iPod] 1 : 2
North America 20x12 Ominous Latin Name [tag] vs. North America 20x12 Temporal Flux Reality [acid] 2 : 0
North America 20x12 Idiot Savants [iQ] vs. North America 20x12 Zero Files Remaining [LaG] 2 : 0
Europe 20x12 Rus Corp [RUS] vs. North America 20x12 Time Is Running [OUT] 0 : 2
North America 20x12 Mostly Harmless [MH] vs. South Korea 20x12 한 얼 [one] 2 : 0
Europe 20x12 Team Everfrost [eF] vs. Europe 20x12 Serious Sin [SiN] 2 : 0

Quarter-Finals

March 31st, 2007, 19:00 UTC
Europe 20x12 Esoteric Warriors [EW] vs. North America 20x12 Battery Powered Best Friend [Vibe] 2 : 0
Europe 20x12 Listen To [iPod] vs. North America 20x12 Ominous Latin Name [tag] 2 : 0
North America 20x12 Idiot Savants [iQ] vs. North America 20x12 Time Is Running [OUT] 2 : 1
North America 20x12 Mostly Harmless [MH] vs. Europe 20x12 Team Everfrost [eF] 0 : 2

Semi-Finals

April 1st, 2007, 16:00 UTC
Europe 20x12 Esoteric Warriors [EW] vs. Europe 20x12 Listen To [iPOD] 2 : 0
North America 20x12 Idiot Savants [iQ] vs. Europe 20x12 Team Everfrost [eF] 0 : 2

Finale

April 1st, 2007, 19:00 UTC
Europe 20x12 Esoteric Warriors [EW] vs. Europe 20x12 Team Everfrost [eF] 1 : 2


Results from Celestial Tournament
Guild
Winner Europe 30x18 Team Everfrost[eF]
Runner-Up Europe 30x18 Esoteric Warriors [EW]
3rd North America 30x18 Idiot Savants [iQ]
Europe 30x18 Listen To [iPOD]
5th North America 30x18 Mostly Harmless [MH]
North America 30x18 Ominous Latin Name [tag]
North America 30x18 Battery Powered Best Friend [Vibe]
North America 30x18 Time Is Running [OUT]
9th North America 30x18 Winners Remorse [wR]
Europe 30x18 Rus Corp [RUS]
Europe 30x18 Bambis Dont Say [Meow]
Europe 30x18 Serious Sin [SiN]
North America 30x18 Temporal Flux Reality [acid]
South Korea 30x18 한 얼 [one]
North America 30x18 Zero Files Remaining [LaG]
Japan 30x18 Supernova Jpn [SpNv]

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