Gold trim guilds

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A gold trim is awarded to the guild that wins a Monthly Automated Tournament (mAT). After the swiss pairing, 16 guilds enter the single elimination playoffs, and the winner of the Finals wins the tournament. In addition to a gold trim, the victorious guild's participating members receive 4,500 reward points each.

In the past, seasons would end with a ladder lock and a playoff; regional winners would go on to the world championships like GWWC, GWFC and the Celestial Tournament. Winners of those world championships (The Last Pride, War Machine, and Team Everfrost, respectively) received gold trims. When the championships proved too costly for ArenaNet to continue hosting, they introduced the Automated Tournament system and replaced real-world prizes (such as high-end video cards) with reward points.

The following is a list of guilds which have a gold trim:

Examples of gold trimmed capes
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Guild Tag # of Gold trims Country/Territory
Rebel Rising [rawr] 10 USA flag.png United States of America
The Last Captain [LaG] 6 European flag.png Europe
Galactic President Superstar Mc [awsm] 4 German flag.png Germany
The Last Pride [EvIL] 3 South Korean flag.png Korea
Whats Going On [sup] 3 German flag.png Germany
Idiot Savants [iQ] 2 USA flag.png United States of America
Virtual Dragons [vD] 2 European flag.png Europe
Heart Of Ashes And Dust [HAnD] 2 Japanese flag.png Japan
Straight Outta Kamadan [KMD] 2 European flag.png Europe
History Repeats Itself [Cry] 2 French flag.png France
Queen And Country [QC] 2 English flag.png England
War Machine [WM] 1 South Korean flag.png Korea
Esoteric Warriors [EW] 1 European flag.png Europe
The Benecia Renovatio [RenO] 1 South Korean flag.png Korea
Peace And Harmony [PnH] 1 German flag.png Germany
Team Everfrost [eF] 1 Finnish flag.png Finland
Delta Formation [DF] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Mistral Edge [Me] 1 Japanese flag.png Japan
Clan Union [Uni] 1 German flag.png Germany
Dark Alley [dR] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Stealing Society [StS] 1 German flag.png Germany
We Want Cookies [NOW] 1 German flag.png Germany
Rebel Rising Extended Edition [rawr] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Rebel Rising Directors Cut [rawr] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Inadequately Equipped [GeAr] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Rebel Rising And Friends [rawr] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Anonymous Amateurs [AA] 1 European flag.png Europe
Serious Gamers [srs] 1 German flag.png Germany
Young Money Merger [YM] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Edible Granite Pencil [yumy] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Dangerous Pumpkins [dP] 1 French flag.png France
Chipotle Mexican Bar And Grill [Inc] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Get Good [GG] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Inadequately Retired [GoLd] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Illl Ill Il I Il Ill [IIII] 1 European flag.png Europe
The Flying Pig Squadron [llll] 1 European flag.png Europe
Alea Iacta [Est] 1 German flag.png Germany
Failure Is Not An Option [sup] 1 German flag.png Germany
Cupcake Brigade [Cake] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
South Central [cent] 1 European flag.png Europe
Forever And Ever [LaG] 1 German flag.png Germany
Stonebender House Mafia [sC] 1 English flag.png England
What Are You Talking About [wtf] 1 Italian flag.png Italy
Too Tired To Play [yawn] 1 German flag.png Germany
Superbad Team [Boo] 1 German flag.png Germany
으v트r 9000 [WHAT] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Roadhouse Blues [tD] 1 European flag.png Europe
We Are The One And Only [rR] 1 European flag.png Europe
Husaria Pol [HSR] 1 European flag.png Europe
Get On Our Level [LaG] 1 German flag.png Germany
Oooga Booga [OG] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Even Edel Said Valium [oink] 1 European flag.png Europe
Lags Are A Good Talent Toi Have [Yuli] 1 European flag.png Europe
Zero Quality [zQ] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
From Myspace To Yourplace [GanK] 1 European flag.png Europe
Transporter Kotwic [tK] 1 European flag.png Europe
W4ffle F으rm4ti0n [대트슈T] 1 European flag.png Europe
出rise [USA] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Good Better [LaG] 1 European flag.png Europe
I Lost M Y [mojo] 1 European flag.png Europe
Killer Vs Zoulou [KvZ] 1 French flag.png France
Doing Work [DW] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
Ein Klassiker [Est] 1 German flag.png Germany
Here Comes Teh Pain [chmp] 1 European flag.png Europe
The Monstars Mean Team [Mean] 1 European flag.png Europe
No Opposing Party Joined [yawn] 1 German flag.png Germany
Better Than Rawr [LaG] 1 European flag.png Europe
Your Gold Cape Teachers [LaG] 1 European flag.png Europe
Kaputtmacher Der Feinde [kput] 1 German flag.png Germany
Minions Of The Rabbit Legion [pupu] 1 European flag.png Europe
W E L T M E I S T E R [LaG] 1 European flag.png Europe
Il Northern Kings Il [NK] 1 European flag.png Europe
Dead Game Champions [DW] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
The Honor Knights [Noイ] 1 French flag.png France
Use Brain Ingame [iQ] 1 European flag.png Europe
Teh Galileo Mystery [TEAM] 1 European flag.png Europe
Zesty Quesadilla [zQ] 1 USA flag.png United States of America
I Disposable Heroes I [DirT] 1 German flag.png Germany
European Sentinels [eS] 1 European flag.png Europe
Charr Siege Investigation [CSI] 1 European flag.png Europe
Virtual Escape [vE] 1 European flag.png Europe
Fancy Lads Of Pimping Society [FAPS] 1 USA flag.png United States of America

Notes

  • After a guild is awarded a gold trim, there are several things that can be done with that guild:
    • The guild may continue to play.
    • The guild may retire from PvP and keep the gold trim for aesthetic purposes.
    • The guild may disband.
    • The guild may be stored on an alternate account of a core player to preserve the gold trim.
    • The guild may invite/have a large number of "leechers" join the guild.
    • The guild leader may become inactive after which another player is automatically promoted to the position of leader.
    • The guild may be sold.

Trivia

  • Rebel Rising's gold trim was temporarily removed in February 2009 due to rule violations in the previous Monthly Automated Tournament.
  • We Are Six Inches Enchanted used third party hacks to modify their attributes during the June 2014 mAT, thereby gaining an unfair advantage over their opponents by abusing the Flux effect (Jack of All Trades). ArenaNet removed their gold trim on 26 June 2014 as a result of their investigation (source).
  • Kaputtmacher Der Feinde [kput] is the first gold trim guild to be confirmed deleted.