Guild Wars 2 Guru recently landed an interview with ArenaNet‘s Jonathan Sharp and John Carpening to talk about structured PvP. And if you can’t wait for spectator mode to come to Guild Wars 2, well… you’ll have to wait a little longer.
While ArenaNet’s definitely got its eyes on e-sports, it’s going to take a little while longer before all parts are up and functioning. The game has, “the entire time PvP has been in development—as far back as day one, meeting one,” been geared to deliver an e-sports experience, from spectator mode to making the game understandable enough for viewers and broadcasters. And when will ArenaNet be ready to pull the trigger? “When it’s ready,” of course.
At the moment, though, tournaments will be restricted by region, for technical reasons, though ArenaNet does expect to have a different system in place to handle worldwide events. A ranking system is also in the works, to be unveiled… yeah, you know when.
And you thought the waiting would be over on Aug. 28.