Over the past six months, more than 1,000 players from around the globe have battled to reach the finals for a chance to compete for the title of the KARDS World Champion and for part of the $10,000 prize pool.
The four best players were ready to battle it out in a virtual final orchestrated from at the KARDS Headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland.
First: Honorable mentions
This final weekend of the World Championship kicked off with the semi-finals and the battle for 3rd place.
CCMS-031 and Fenrir won the semi-final matches relatively clearly against Darkness and CU元素收集大师 with 2-0 and 3-1.
Reaching the semi-finals of the KARDS World Championship against almost 1000 contestants is a major achievement. Congratulations to Darkness and CU元素收集大师
The final battle: World Champion
The final battle between CCMS-031 and Fenrir couldn't have been more dramatic. The pressure on both players was immense.
CCMS-031 showed brilliant gameplay and superior tactics throughout the finals leading to a convincing victory from start to finish. However, Fenrir was able to withstand the pressure and created several opportunities to turn the tide but couldn’t score the winning moves.
The following matches were testimonies for the great skills of both players. With excellent tactical maneuvers, great strategic planning and cunning mind-games, it was an exciting display of what the best KARDS players are capable of and a joy to watch! KARDS is indeed quite easy to learn, but you can also go extremely deep. The battle waged forth and back until the score was 2-1.
This final match was a mini-drama in itself, it was unclear till the end who was going to win. After 14 minutes in that final match and 26 turns, CCMS-031 won the final match and the title of KARDS World Champion 2020.
Fair sportsmanship all around as Fenrir immediately shook virtual hands and congratulated CCMS-031 for winning the finals and for becoming the second KARDS World Champion.