Gen Con has often been a cannot-miss event for Stone Blade Entertainment and their fans, and 2017 is no different. Their popular deck-building series, Ascension, is not running out of steam anytime soon and is poised to receive it’s eleventh expansion this year, Valley of the Ancients. Featuring a bevy of new cards, this newest addition adds Temples which are powerful cards which can be both earned and stolen, as well as new card mechanics that use your discard pile. However, in addition to this new expansion there will also be a World Championship tournament, as said in the press release:
“Do you think you have what it takes to be the best Ascension player in the world and take home $2,500? If you’re attending Gen Con 2017, you can test your mettle against a sea of excited Ascension fans in our annual Ascension World Championship. Ultra PRO and Stone Blade Entertainment will host this Swiss tournament event on August 19 at 10 AM.”
To make sure all competitor’s have an even playing field, the tournament will be played using the newest expansion. There really is no better way to debut a new set to a competitive card game than with a tournament, and with the mechanics of the new set focusing on careful use of acquired and spent cards this year’s should be memorable. If you’re interested in the World Championship, you can find out more and sign up at this link. If you’re interested in learning more about Valley of the Ancients in particular, check out the official Ascension website where they will soon post more about it.
This past weekend, in Durango, CO, the Catan World Championships (CWC) were held to determine who is the best Catan player in the world. 60 players from over 34 countries descending upon the town in Colorado to play against each other in the historic Strater Hotel. Part of the tournament was broadcast live online so those not able to attend could still look in on some of the best players in the world. As of now, the winner had not been announced on their Facebook page. For more information you can check out the Catan Facebook page.
Czech Games Edition is running the first official World Championships for Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends. The tournament, open to everyone, will be played online at boardgamesarena.com. The tournament is for bragging rights and fame, but CGE will have a prize package of games for the top players.
10 different qualifying rounds begin on July 23rd and 24th, but players can only register for ONE of the series—multiple registrations will disqualify a player from the tournament. The qualifying round will be 3 games for each player using a Swiss System. Games will be 2-player High Form. The top 20 players from each qualifying tournament will go to semi-finals played on July 27th and July 28th using the same format. The top 20 from the semi-finals will play for the championship on August 10th. The qualifying tournaments can be found here . Information from CGE can be found on their site here.
Are you the galaxy’s greatest starfighter ace? Can you slip through corporate servers like a ghost? Or, perhaps, you’re ready to make your bid for the Iron Throne…
Whatever your game, the FFG World Championships are your chance to prove yourself against the world’s best!
This year, Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) is hosting its World Championships on November 4-8, 2015 at Fantasy Flight Games Center in Roseville, MN. For five days (one day longer than previous years), players will be competing in the following games:
See the schedule for the tournaments here.
Anyone who attends will get a bunch of swag – a t-shirt, deck box, and an alternate art card for each game. Anyone who plays through the full Swiss rounds of a World Championship tournament will also get two additional copies of the alternate art card for that specific game. The winner of each tournament will win the chance to work with the game’s developers to design a card for future release! Also, the top players of each event will get custom prizes.
In addition to World Championship competitions, FFG has Organized Play for its various games, as well as a variety of side events. There will be warm-up tournaments, wrap-up tournaments, draft tournaments, X-Wing Epic Play, and more, all with additional prizes and giveaways!
In order to attend, you must pre-register; there will be no on-site registration. FFG will be reserving seats for World Champions and Regional Champions, so you’ll need to act quickly if you want to get a pass. Passes go on sale starting 12:00 PM CST on June 15 here.
For more information about the FFG World Championships, including more details on registration for specific tournaments and for Regional/National Champion registration, check out Fantasy Flight’s website here.
Fantasy Flight Games’ World Championship is just around the corner, an event that brings together some of the best players in the world to prove their mettle at Fantasy Flight’s premiere games. If you’re planning on traveling to the event, FFG has now released the schedule for that weekend (Nov. 6-9) so that players can determine the best day to arrive.
Click on over to the FFG press release, which offers a downloadable PDF schedule, the list of games that will be played, and links to preregister. And if you’re planning on entering the event, good luck!