ArenaNet's Jonathan "Chaplan" Sharp has taken to the news blog to lay out additions to structured PvP that'll be coming in the next few weeks, along with his team's longer-term goals for that game mode.
- Paid automated tournaments will differ from the currently available free tournaments in that they require a tournament ticket (gotten through free tournament rewards, ranking up, and the gem store) to access and will pay out increased rewards - including a handful of gems for 1st and 2nd place.
- Custom arenas are essentially rented servers complete with options for password gating, customized map rotations, and scrimmaging. More info to come in a later blog post.
- Leaderboards, spectator mode, live-streaming options, and larger tournaments are hinted to be in the production pipeline, but we shouldn't expect them quite as soon.
I'm just going to go ahead and float the idea for a [BOMB]-run server here.