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News - Friday, February 16, 2007[edit | edit source]

New Year Celebration Begins

Head to Cantha now to take part in this weekend's exciting event: The Canthan New Year's Festival. Take part in a new mini-game—Rollerbeetle Racing—where the winners can claim cool rewards! Help collaborate in creating a feast to please the Celestial Pig, and undertake new quests, too. Win sparklers, and poppers, and rockets, oh my! Kamadan and Lion's Arch will be decorated for the festival, but Shing Jea Monastery is the place to be on Sunday, February 18th, where special events take place every three hours starting at 12:01 a.m. PST (8:01 GMT), with the final event beginning at 12:01 PST (8:01 GMT) on Monday, February 19. The event will run through Noon PST (20:00 GMT) that same day. Enjoy!

Celestial Tournament News

Registration is now closed for the Guild Wars Celestial Tournament. Nearly 300 guilds will take part in the tournament, with play starting this weekend. The Celestial Tournament will be the largest competitive event for Guild Wars ever! You can get the latest information on the tournament here.

And check out the first-round pairings on this page.

Community Sharing Event

Due to an earthquake in Taiwan, many players in that part of the world were unable to participate in the Wintersday Festival. Players in other regions learned of this and helped us by donating Wintersday Gifts that were distributed during a mini-event held on the Taiwanese server in late January. Here is a report of the event and a series of "thank you" posts from players who were touched by the generosity of their fellow Guild Wars players.

For more news, see GuildWars.com news.