Using GuildCafe to help deal with the logistics of the undertaking, the guild better known as "Rawr" within the Guild Wars community decided to split the tournament into three tiers in order to make it more accessible to players of varying skill levels. "We always wished for a tournament that was organized the way players really wanted," said Rebel Rising co-founder Jackie Vu. "We wanted a tournament that was more accessible, more convenient and structured so that players of all skills levels could have fun with it. GuildCafe is what made it possible."
"Gamers are hungry for the opportunity to have greater influence over the virtual worlds they join," said GuildCafe CEO Jon Radoff. "We're building a community where gamers can make the online gaming universe their own place, they can join forces with other players, share hints and organize their own events and preserve the memory of all the fun they've had."
Competition prizes include 22-inch widescreen LCD monitors for the winners of the top division, intended for professional-level players, as well as other hardware and gaming-related merchandise for all divisions. Guild Wars creator ArenaNet will also be giving out reward points for in-game prizes to top teams.
Registration for the 2008 RAWR Cup tournament is available at www.guildcafe.com/tournament.