Do you want to be the best around, with nothing that will ever keep you down? Blade & Soul makes a point of being able to support one-on-one combat in a balanced format, leading to an annual championship event for the game in its native South Korea. Coinciding with its launch in January of next year in North America and Europe, players from those regions will be able to take part in the tournament next year in hopes of claiming the grand prize.
There’s also talk about including the game in some of the more traditional North American competitions such as EVO, although at this point the talk is entirely speculation and willingness from NCsoft. Still, if you were hoping to see the game moving into a competitive niche when it launches, you have reason to continue hoping.