Hello everyone, RB here! I want to go over what's already been announced for this year's North American Championship, and then go into the format details, and who is currently qualified. There will be even more information to follow at a later date, including prizes and side events, but I hope this is enough information to get excited about and start planning for those of you who will be here!
As a reminder, all players will receive the 2019 "Road to World Championship" Full Art Zidane Promo Card!
NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
La Jolla Ballroom
Registration begins at 10 AM
As always please be there at 10 AM for registration. Lateness may result in disqualification from the tournament. We are unable to add players after the tournament has started. Decklists must be ready to go ahead of the tournament, which brings me to the format...
TWO DECK CONSTRUCTED FORMAT
Day 1: Six (6) 70-Minute, Best of 3 Swiss Rounds
Day 2: Double Elimination, 1-16 in [70-Minute, Best of 3] Upper Tree, 17-32 in [30-Minute, Best of 1] Lower Tree
Players will register two decks, with no card matching between the two. When participating in Bo3 rounds, players must win with both decks, therefore once you win with one of your decks, you are forced to swap to the other for any remaining games. In Bo1 elimination rounds, you may choose either deck before the match begins.
The bracket will work like below:
So, when a Bo3 Match is lost in the Upper Tree, that player will get a second chance in the Lower Tree, but must win out every game to progress. This will amount in a similar amount of overall games won between the Top 4 players. The Top 4 are comprised of the Top 2 of each bracket, and will win the World Championship invites. Any invites passing down will prioritize the Upper Tree and take into account Day 1 Swiss Rankings.
Please see the list below for all possible qualifications and who has earned them. If there are any issues, please contact email@example.com.
This list will continue to be updated as we finish up the competitive season, so please keep posted!
A full breakdown of prizes, side events, and more will follow soon! Please keep an eye here and on facebook.com/FinalFantasyTCG for more info as it becomes available!