What You Need to Know: Paladins Console Wars Qualifiers

by Matt Best


The age old question is going to be answered. What is better, Xbox or Playstation 4? Paladins will decide for you during the Paladins Console Wars. 

On Saturday, May 20, the floodgates will be opened and the war will begin. The team that accumulates the most points will qualify for the Console Wars LAN at Dreamhack Valencia.

Here's what you need to know according to Paladins:


  • Europe: For 6 weeks, every Saturday starting May 20th.
  • North America: For 6 weeks, every Sunday starting May 21st.


  • Europe: Check-ins open at 2:00pm CEST and close at 3:00pm CEST. Tournament starts at 3:15pm CEST. (8:00am EDT/9:00am EDT)
  • North America: Check-ins open at 10:00am EDT and close at 11:00am EDT Tournament starts at 11:15am EDT. (4:00pm CEST/5:00pm CEST)


  • Six (6) weeks of open bracket qualifiers where the teams collect points. At the end of the six week period, the team with the most points qualifies for the Console Wars LAN at Dreamhack Valencia.
  • Single elimination, Best of 3 for all games except the finals. Finals will be played as a Best of 5. If only four or fewer teams participating, the tournament format will change from a single elimination bracket to a double elimination bracket.


  • 1st – 100pts
  • 2nd – 60pts
  • 3rd – 40pts
  • 4th – 25pts
  • 5th-8th – 10 pts
  • 9th – 16th – 5pts
  • 17th – higher – 2pts

Prizings (LAN):

  • 1st Place: $25,000.00
  • 2nd Place: $15,000.00
  • 3rd Place: $5,000.00
  • 4th Place: $5,000.00

Sign ups & check-ins:

  • Find yourself a full team.
  • Assign a team captain who will be the spokesman of your team.
  • Assign a team assistant should the team captain be unavailable.
  • Join our partnered Discord channel. Click here to join.
  • Change your Discord nickname to a mix of your team’s tag and your ingame name. (For example: Team Tag | Player Name)
  • Both the Team Captain and Team Assistant are free to request their team role in the Discord. PM one of the administrators for this. (Not required, but makes it easier for us to contact you).
  • All done with signing up! Only thing you have to do now is wait for the check-ins to open. Check in times can be found up above.
  • When the tournament starts, a link for check-ins will be posted. The current Team leader/assistant has to check-in the team with the right information.

So what are you waiting for? Not only can you head to Dreamhack Valencia, you can also win yourself a ton of money and help decide once and for all what console is better!

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By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.