With the purpose of making Blade&Soul’s PvP more community and tournament friendly, the dev. team has been working on separating the game’s spectator features from the development tools required to run the game, which makes the community’s ability to broadcast competitive events and tournaments easier.
What’ more, NCSoft plans to focus on purely supporting community tournaments community tournaments this year, and grow into official support for next year and sending players to the 2017 World Championship. NCSoft will be officially sponsoring community-run tournaments by Imperial which focuses on North American players and Legion which focuses on European countries.
These tournaments will lead up to their own semifinals and Grand Finals, which will be streamed live on the Blade & Soul Twitch channel, and in-game through Blade & Soul TV.