Get ready for an action-packed second half of 2023 as HoYoverse presents Astra Carnival 2023, a thrilling series of Genshin Impact esports tournaments focused on the exhilarating Genius Invokation TCG.

This extraordinary tournament aims to showcase the skills of competitive TCG players, inviting fans from all corners of the globe to embark on an exciting and fiercely competitive journey. Featuring six regional championships and a range of invitational tournaments, participants will have the chance to compete for a substantial prize pool exceeding US$270,000.

Here’s everything you need to know about Astra Carnival 2023, including its schedule, format, registration details, and much more.

Brace yourself for an unforgettable card game spectacle!

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What is Genshin Impact’s Astra Carnival: The Prince Cup?

Astra Carnival: The Prince Cup is Genshin Impact’s first official international tournament series for its card game mode, Genius Invokation TCG.

This Genshin Impact Esports tournament is the advanced version of “Cat’s Tail Gathering,” a community tournament system on the Genshin Discord channel.

Astra Carnival 2023 schedule

Character Cards in Genshin Impact
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June 11Korea
June 16Europe
June 17North America
June 18Invitational – S1
July 16Japan
August 13Invitational – S2
September 3Latin America
September 17SEA/HK/MO/TW
DecemberInvitational – S3

Astra Carnival 2023 format

During each regional event, the top contenders from the “Cat’s Tail Gathering” community tournaments and wildcard competitions will face off at regional championships. Those who progress to the quarterfinals will engage in on-site battles.

Exceptional performers from both the regional contests and community tournaments may receive special invitations to participate in the invitationals, featuring exhibition matches that will captivate an international audience.

Genshin Impact card game Genius Invokation TCG gameplay
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Astra Carnival: The Prince Cup prize pool

A total prize pool of US$270,000 will be up for grabs in this Genshin Impact esports tournament series.

How to join the official Genius Invokation TCG esports tournament series

Fans can join the Astra Carnival tournament series by becoming one of the best players from Cat’s Tail Gathering S1 in their respective regions. A total of 24 players will be invited from each regional community tournament based on their regional score.

If you missed out on the opportunity to participate in Cat’s Tail Gathering, you can sign up for the regional wildcard tournaments below:

The registration period for both North America and Europe wildcard tournaments will start on Monday, May 29 at 4 a.m. PST | 11 a.m. GMT | 7 p.m. GMT+8 and will end on Wednesday, May 31 at 2:59 p.m. PST | 9:59 p.m. GMT | Thursday, June 1 at 5:59 a.m. GMT+8.

Where to watch this Genshin Impact esports tournament series

Genius Invokation TCG co-op mode
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Tournaments will be broadcasted live on the official AstraCarnival Twitter, YouTube, Twitch and TikTok channels.

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