Participate in Community-Run PvP Tournaments, and Obtain the Most Lavish Llama in the Land

by Joshua Davis on 21st April, 2015

Do you feel a deep, insatiable desire to own and care for a Mini Llama of your very own? What if you could take that Mini Llama and gently place it and a few of its identical friends into the Mystic Forge, with the intent to—dare I say—create a progressively cuter version of it? What if I told you that the Mini Llama, in its final form, could dance?


The good news is that we live in a day and age in which all of the above is possible, and today I’m going to tell you how you too can own the most dapper, majestic, and snuggly mini of them all. In short, all you’ll need to do to work toward owning one of the cutest four-legged mammals to ever walk the face of Tyria is mercilessly crush your enemies on the field of battle. Sounds easy enough, right?

Earning Your First Llama

We’re happy to announce that beginning today, you will have the opportunity to earn Mini Llamas (in addition to the existing gem-prize rewards) by participating in approved, community-run PvP tournaments. We’re working with tournament organizers for events taking place every week in both North America and Europe, providing you plenty of opportunities to compete. With each one of the available tournaments providing a different experience—from events that focus on teaching and educating newer players to tournaments featuring skilled players duking it out for cash prizes—there’s a format that will work for you.

You don’t need to win these tournaments to earn a Mini Llama—in most single-elimination events, you’ll only need to win a single round to earn a prize. As a general rule, placing in the top 50% of any of the following tournaments will earn you a reward. As a note, you can only earn one Mini Llama per week, but you can participate in as many events as you’d like.

Take a look at the list of events below, figure out what works best for you, and sign up today!

Events for Beginner/Intermediate Players

Academy Gaming Weekly—North America and Europe

The Academy Gaming Weekly is focused on creating a safe environment for newer PvP players. This is primarily accomplished by barring veteran players from participating—specifically players who have recently won a Go4GuildWars2 Cup. The Academy Gaming Weekly Cups feature a free-agent system that allows players to join the tournament as individuals rather than teams, which is great for those of you who have yet to find a permanent group to play PvP with. Come find new friends to play alongside!

AspectGG Pug Quest—North America

The AspectGG Pug Quest was created with the intent of having seasoned PvP players share the knowledge they’ve accumulated with newer players and teams. While newer teams can join the tournament as a group, players are also encouraged to take advantage of the free-agent system and sign up alone. This is a double-elimination tournament, meaning you’ll have two opportunities to stay alive in the tournament.

ESL GW2 5on5 Weekly Cup—Europe

The longest-running weekly tournament in Guild Wars 2, the ESL GW2 5on5 Weekly Cup is open to players and teams of all skill levels.

Events for Advanced Players

ESL Go4GuildWars2 Cups—North America and Europe

In the Go4GuildWars 2 Cups, teams will compete on a weekly basis for a piece of the $500 USD prize pool, with the ultimate goal of qualifying for the Monthly Cup and its $1500 USD prize pool. While these cups will feature some of the fiercest competition you’ll see in Guild Wars 2 PvP, all teams are encouraged to sign up for the event. After all, you only need to win one round for a Mini Llama!

The Final Steps

To transform your Mini Llamas into a Mini Fancy Llama, simply combine three Mini Llamas in the Mystic Forge with one Essence of Llamatic Elegance, found at any laurel vendor. Once you complete this, you’ll be well on your way to obtaining the Mini Lavish Llama, the most distinguished and handsome Llama in Tyria. The path to the ultimate llama will be soaked with the tears of your opponents, but it will be well worth it if you can accomplish the feat.

We’ll see you in the Mists!