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we’ll take the next chance… and the next, on and on, until we win… or the chances are spent…
Fantasy Flight has had a change of leadership within their organized play department. While this doesn’t affect the current season of Star Wars Legion it will affect future seasons, and it’s for the best. What we have laid out below is a well organized well thought out clear road map of the 2020 season (begins mid ‘19 ends mid ‘20) and how you can win your way to the top.
Essentially each event beginning what are now called Prime Championships (formerly Rally Point or Regional) will send a number of people to the Worlds championship. This means that you will only have to win one big event to get your invitation to worlds, and there will be many more people from many more regions able to attend. You no longer have to win your way up the ladder to have a chance at attending worlds and there are no more gatekeeping events (like Nationals or High Command) to attend Worlds.
Below is the roadmap set forth by FFG to get you on the path to victory-
Quarterly Seasonal Kits – Open Play
Seasonal Kits will support Open Play Nights and will reward players for their in-store participation. Local organizers may continue using Seasonal Kits to run Open Play Nights as tournaments if they so desire. Most Seasonal Kits will come with enough prizes to support up to eight players through three months of weekly play. The prize cards within Seasonal Kits will change each month. Participants will have the chance to earn multiple copies of most cards.
Premium Seasonal Kits – Monthly Tournaments
In addition to the regular Seasonal Kits. Retailers and event organizers can use these Premium Kits to support their communities with additional gaming experiences, either casual or competitive. Players participating in events supported by these Premium Kits will contend for prizes that are a step up—a bit more “premium,” if you will—than those included in the standard Seasonal Kits.
These are fun, local tournaments that your favorite local game store gets to hold twice per year. Store Championships represent a chance to test and refine your competitive skills while playing for a range of custom prizes.
Regional / Rally Point / Prime Championship
Formerly known as “Regional Championships,” Prime Championships are high-level tournaments that are run at select retailers and draw players from across a wider region to compete for custom prizes and qualification for top-level events. The winner of each Prime Championship reserves his or her seat at the game’s next World Championship.
Nationals / Maximum Firepower / Large Convention / Grand Championship
Formerly known as “National Championships,” Grand Championships are high-level events that take place only once per year per nation or territory. These events feature top-level prizes and qualify the Top 4 players to their game’s next World Championship.
High Command / Continental Championship
Continental Championships are international events that are open for all who wish to attend. These events draw top players from multiple nations—as well as aspiring players looking to make their mark—and encourage them to compete for top-level prizes, including the World Championship invitations awarded to the Top 8 participants.
The pinnacle of any game’s competitive Organized Play program, each World Championship is a showcase of the world’s greatest players and strategies. By 2020 all of our Organized Play World Championships will be invitation-only.