It’s a week until Guild Wars 2’s first expansion launches (at 3:01 a.m. EDT on October 23rd, to be precise), and ArenaNet’s Colin Johanson has a pep talk for those about to embark on the next stage of this game.
“As developers, this is the most exciting time for all of us: to finally have something we’ve spent over a year of our lives pouring our hearts into get released to all of you,” he wrote. “We cannot wait to put Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns live and to get out there and play the game with all of you.”
In other Guild Wars 2 news, ArenaNet announced yesterday that it’s partnered with the Electronic Sports League to form an official pro league for the MMO. Eight teams from each region will compete for $400,000 of prizes over the course of two seasons. The studio laid out the various paths to making the list as one of those teams, which include being a finalist in the World Tournament Series and participating in an open qualifier.