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FFTCG Organised Play 2024 – European Qualification and Event Prizing


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Thank you for your patience as we put together the details for Square Enix officially provided prize support for this year’s organised play events in Europe! We will also be sharing details regarding qualification for the European Championship and World Championship in this post. As always, please understand that this information is tentative and subject to change, but we will provide updates should any changes or updates arise.

The prior post regarding the competitive season schedule announcement here will also be updated to reflect relevant information, so please keep it bookmarked.

Before going into details of prizing, we would like to explain how qualification and invites for the European Championship and World Championship will work in 2024.
 

EUROS AND WORLDS QUALIFICATION
 

Qualification for 2024 European Championship

The European Championship this year will consist of a maximum of up to 64 players. There are a number of ways to qualify for this competition, which are listed below.

Continental Qualifiers: The top four Players from each of the six Continental Qualifiers will qualify for the European Championship for a total of 24 invites.

Materia Cups: The top Four Players from each of the six Materia Cups will qualify for the European Championship for a total of 24 invites.

In addition to their invite, the top One Player from each Materia Cup & Continental Qualifier will receive byes for the beginning three-rounds on the first day of the European Championship, for a maximum total of 12 players that will receive byes. These players will also receive a ‘bye-card’ at the time of their win to be shown at registration to Euros. More details on this are to follow.

Middle East Championship: The top Four players from the Middle East Championship in Saudi Arabia will qualify for the European Championship.

Previous Year Top Players: The 2023 European Champion and the top Three European Players (excluding the European Champion) from the 2023 World Championship in Tokyo have been invited to the 2024 European Championship.

Last Chance Qualifier: The top 8 Players from the Last Chance Qualifier will qualify for the European Championship for a total of 8 invites. If there are additional no-shows for the European Championship, the number of invites may increase, but no guarantee is given.

As in previous years, if a player qualifies from more than one Continental Qualifier or Materia Cup, their invitation to the European Championship will pass down to the next top player until it is extended to a player who has not qualified.**

** UPDATE 3/27/2024:  Byes received from winning multiple Materia Cups or Continental Qualifiers WILL pass down to the next highest ranked player who has not yet received a bye.

Qualification for 2024 World Championship

The World Championship this year will once again take place in Tokyo, Japan! This year, 12 invites will be extended to the top players from the European Championship.

The top four (4) players from the European Championship will receive invites to the World Championship, with airfare and accommodations to be provided by Square Enix for the duration of the competition.

The eight (8) players ranked fifth (5th) through twelfth (12th) will receive invites to the World Championship but must arrange travel and accommodations themselves.


2024 EVENT PRIZING
 

Matching last year, we will have 4 tiers of Promo cards printed for the organised play events and we’re happy to show all four to you here!

Mist Dragon Event 2024 Rufus Event 2024 Y'shtola Event 2024 Terra Event 2024
  • Mist Dragon [PR-167/9-068H]
  • Rufus [PR-168/20-040L]
  • Y’shtola [PR-169/19-124L]
  • Terra [PR-170/15-037L]

Next let’s go into detail as to how you can earn these cards!
 

Store Celebration Prizing

Entry Gift – Mist Dragon [PR-167/9-068H] (If event has more than 20 players, card will be distributed to the top 20)

Mist Dragon Event 2024

Top 8 - Rufus [PR-168/20-040L]

Rufus Event 2024

Top 2 – Road to Worlds Card Sleeves

Road to Worlds Sleeves

2nd place – Regional Championship “1 bye” card (If event is 17 or more players)

1st Place – Regional Championship “1 bye” card. If event is 17 or more players 1st place will instead receive a Regional Championship “2 bye” card.

As always, stores are encouraged to add entry gifts and additional prize support to their event alongside this prize support.


Regional Championship Prizing

Entry Gift - Rufus [PR-168/20-040L] (If event has more than 36 players, card will be distributed to the top 36)

Rufus Event 2024

Top 16 – Prize TBC

Top 8 - Y’shtola [PR-169/19-124L]

Y'shtola Event 2024

Top 4 – Regional Championship Playmat*

*Image to come.

Top 2 - Road to Worlds Card Sleeves

Road to World Sleeves

2nd Place – Continental Qualifier “1 bye” card (If event is 33 or more players)

1st Place – Regional Championship Winner Playmat*, Terra [PR-170/15-037L] & Continental Qualifier “1 bye” card. If event is 33 or more players 1st place will instead receive a Continental Qualifier “2 bye” card.

Terra Event 2024

*Image to come.

As always, stores are encouraged to add entry gifts and additional prize support to their event alongside this prize support.


Continental Qualifier Prizing

Entry Gift - Y’shtola [PR-169/19-124L] (If event has more than 84 players, card will be distributed to the top 84)

Y'shtola Event 2024

Top 32 - Prize TBC

Top 8 - Terra [PR-170/15-037L], Continental Qualifier Playmat, Road to Worlds Card Sleeves

Terra Event Card Road to Worlds Sleeves
Lightning Playmat 2024

Top 4 – Invite to the European Championship

1st Place – Continental Qualifier Winner Playmat*, 3-round bye on Day 1 of European Championship.

*Image to come.

As always, stores are encouraged to add entry gifts and additional prize support to their event alongside this prize support.


Materia Cup Prizing

Entry Gift – Mist Dragon [PR-167/9-068H] (Limited quantity. If event has more than 100 players, card will be distributed to the top 100)

Mist Dragon Event 2024

Top 32 – Rufus [PR-168/20-040L]

Rufus Event 2024

Top 16 - Y’shtola [PR-169/19-124L] and Road to Worlds Card Sleeves

Y'shtola Event 2024 Road to Worlds Sleeve

Top 8 – Terra [PR-170/15-037L]

Terra Event 2024

Top 4 – Materia Cup Playmat* & Qualify for European Championship

*Image to come

Top 2 – 1 Sealed “Hidden Hope”** Booster Pack Display

Hidden Hope

1st Place – Full “Hidden Hope”** Foil Set (including Sephiroth [22-032L] Special card), Materia Cup Winner Playmat*, 3-round bye on Day 1 of European Championship.

Sephiroth Prize Card

*Image to be provided later.

**Events taking place following the release of “Hidden Trials” may feature “Hidden Trials” prizing in place of “Hidden Hope”. Availability to be determined as we get closer to the release.

As always, stores are encouraged to add entry gifts and additional prize support to their event alongside this prize support.

We hope you are looking forward to competing for a chance to win these exciting prizes! As mentioned previously, Materia Cup and Local Qualifier Schedules will be updated: here.

We will make announcements regarding prizing for the European Championships and World Championship later in the year. Additionally, you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter for current information as it becomes available!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again at this year’s events!