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PAX West $5,000 Open

August 8, 2017

After the huge success of the Hand of the Gods $5,000 Open Bracket at Dreamhack, Valencia, the Hand of the Gods team is travelling to PAX West to offer the same opportunity to event attendees between September 1st-4th!

Event Details

You can catch all the action of the PAX West $5,000 Open live on Broadcast will run every day of PAX West from 10am-6pm PST. Broadcast will feature all of the following and more:

  • Qualifying Matches
  • Open Bracket Tournament
  • Exclusive Giveaways
  • Developer Insight
  • Hand of the Gods Development Spoils

Talent Lineup

  • Graham “Hinduman” Hadfield – Event Host/Commentator
  • Kevin “Adanas” Meier – Event Host/Commentator
  • Austin Gallman – Game Designer
  • Amanda Erickson – Community Manager
  • Savannah Teems – Community Manager

Prize Pool

Total: $5,000

  • 1st: $2,000 + 2 Tickets to HRX*
  • 2nd: $1,500
  • 3rd: $750
  • 4th: $750

*The Champion does not qualify for the $50,000 Founder’s Tournament at HRX. This is an exclusive event for PAX West attendees.

How to Qualify

The PAX West $5,000 Open will feature a unique twist on the Open Bracket Format. As soon as doors to PAX Open on Friday, September 1st, we’ll start awarding stickers to any player who wins a match. The first 64 Players who acquire 3 stickers between Friday and Saturday will qualify for the Open Bracket on Sunday, September 3rd.

  1. Stop by the Hand of the Gods booth starting Friday, September 1st.
  2. Face off against another player in line.
  3. The victor is awarded a special Hand of the Gods sticker to attach to their PAX West Badge.
  4. The first 64 Players to acquire 3 stickers between Friday and Saturday will qualify for the Open Bracket on Sunday, September 3rd!

That’s it! Just find three wins versus other PAX West attendees to qualify for the $5,000 Prize Pool.

Open Bracket Structure

  • The Pax Prime Open is a 64-Man Single Elimination Best of Three Tournament.
  • After a player has won 3 stickers, they will select one of four group time slots for Sunday, and that group will play out until the top two.
    • The 8 players who win their groups are expected to be available for the HotG Semi-Finals and Finals at the booth on Monday, September 4th, 2017.


  • 16 Players
  • Group A 1 (10:30am PST)
  • Group A 2 (11:00am PST)


  • 16 Players
  • Group B 1 (12:00pm PST)
  • Group B 2 (12:30pm PST)


  • 16 Players
  • Group C 1 (2:00pm PST)
  • Group C 2 (2:30pm PST)


  • 16 Players
  • Group D 1 (4:00pm PST)
  • Group D 2 (4:30pm PST)

Look for more information on the PAX West $5,000 Open in the coming weeks!


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