Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse announced on Monday (29 May) that they will be hosting the game’s first-ever official ‘Genius Invokation TCG’ international tournament, called ‘Astra Carnival: The Prince Cup’, featuring multiple regional and international events with a total prize pool of over US$270,000.
The Prince Cup will be held from June to December with both regional and cross-regional events. The regional events will take place from June to September in Korea, Europe, North America, Japan, Latin America, and SEA/Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan.
The regional competitions will feature the top players from the ‘Cat’s Tail Gathering’ community tournaments and wildcard competitions. Players who advance to the quarterfinals of the regionals will compete in on-site events that will be broadcasted on the official Astra Carnival Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok channels.
The top players from the regionals will then be invited to three international Invitationals in June, August, and December.
HoYoverse has yet to announce the official prize pool distribution for the Prince Cup.
Interested Genius Invokation TCG players can register for the Prince Cup here.
Here’s the full schedule for the Prince Cup:
HoYoverse said in a press release that the Prince Cup “aims to provide bigger stages for talented players and diverse fun for fans and gamers in and outside [of Genshin Impact].”
Aside from its hosting of The Prince Cup, HoYoverse has also announced support for non-official Genius Invokation TCG tournaments for local communities and third-party organisers. If you’re interested in hosting your own Genius Invokation TCG event, you can find more information here.
What is Genius Invokation TCG?
Genius Invokation TCG is Genshin Impact’s official trading card game mode that was added in version 3.3 last November. In Genius Invokation TCG, players take control of cards based on playable characters, enemies, and NPCs from Genshin Impact in a battle system that follows the main game’s element and energy systems.
You can check our in-depth guide to Genius Invokation TCG if you want to learn more about Genshin Impact’s official card game mode!
In fitting with HoYoverse’s announcement of the Prince Cup, the main event of Genshin Impact’s current 3.7 version also features an in-game Genius Invokation TCG tournament. The TCG-focused update notably features tons of additions to the game mode, including the much-awaited character cards of the Anemo, Geo, Electro, and Dendro Archons!
For more details on the content in Genshin Impact version 3.7, check here. Genshin Impact version 3.7 released back in 24 May and is expected to last until late June.
Yan Ku is a full-time dog parent, part-time (gacha) gamer, and part-time writer.