The Golden Gauntlet Returns on March 28th in Partnership with!

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We love what does so much, that we’re partnering with them to offer the next Golden Gauntlet tournament! This event offers players a chance to win big Gold prizes, and you get most of your entry fee back in Gold along with an alternate art Relic Hunter just for playing!

 Click here to sign up now! 


Event Details

Start Time: 9 AM PDT March 28th
Sign-ups available until: 8 AM PDT March 28th
Entry Fee: $10 entry gets you 1300 Gold, an AA Relic Hunter, and entry to the event.


  • 1st Place: 30,000 Gold & Full invite to all 3 Formats of the Kael Cup Championship II
  • 2nd Place: 14,400 Gold & Invite to the standard portion of the Kael Cup Championship II
  • 3/4th place: 5,600 Gold & Invite to the standard portion of the Kael Cup Championship II
  • Top 8: 2750 Gold & Invite to the standard portion of the Kael Cup Championship II
  • Top 16: 1300 Gold
  • Team with the most top 16 finishes. (Ties broken by the best finish) Will get a team invite to give to the person of their choice. This requires team members be entered into a ladder team.

More Details:

Players will compete in a Swiss style tournament (number of rounds based on the number of competitors), followed by a cut to top 16 (Tiebreakers will be the opponent’s Win Percentage in the Swiss rounds). The Swiss rounds will be a Best of 1 format, where as the top 16 will be a Best of 3.

Players should be signed up on the ladder with their final deck submitted no later than 15 minutes before the event is to begin.

Players should be present on the ladder and “checked in” at least 10 minutes before the event is to start.

Ladder account is required, moderately up to date web browser is required. Chrome is officially supported, Opera, IE, Firefox and their mobile versions should all work.

There is a password recovery tool just below the sign in form.

If you have any issues using the ladder site, please contact

More Instructions on how to use the Ladder site, please click here.

For a full list of ladder rules please click here.

All games will count toward your ranking on Kaelari’s Standard Ladder.


  1. Skoamroth

    The Rules say Players may concede at any time, nothing may be offered or given in exchange for a concession, and Players in all tournaments are expected to maintain good sportsmanship. The definition of this is to be determined by the organizer.

    The question for me is how pairings are going to happen. Will it be totally random? Or will team membership be considered when pairing against other team members; so we don’t have to see people make the top 16 by way of team concession shenanigans. Don’t pair team members unless absolutely necessary and problem solved, in my opinion. If not, solo players should know going in they’re at a pretty hefty disadvantage.

    1. Zwaxor

      It’s not completely random, it’s normal swiss. You’ll be paired against someone random at the same record as you, as they do it in every other swiss event of every other game ever. Don’t breathe life back into this discussion.

      1. Skoamroth

        One of the positive things that came out of your wcq win discussion was the fact that if an effort was made to keep teammates as separate as possible it would mitigate the outside tournament advantages a team member has.
        I’m sorry you think this is me breathing life into a dead discussion. This is actually a productive use of that discussion, not troll bait. I’m sure there are at least a few people out there who would join if an effort was made to be more fair to solo players, if not I won’t waste the money.

        1. Zwaxor

          One could argue that playing against a team member is a bigger disadvantage than an advantage. If the players on a team have an average win % of, say, 68 for a given tournament, a match between two players on the same team would result in a flat 50 %, because one would inevitably lose and one would inevitable win. If the win rate is below that, it’s very unlikely the two players will find themselves in a situation where a concession means anything. Believe me, during tournaments, the one thing that keeps popping up in our internal chat room is that we do not want to play against one another.

  2. PaladinGP

    The ladder site has breathed life into the whole of this game for me, and great for trading. Much recommended, the rewards for getting into it are well worth it, like regular free gold tournaments. I love it!

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