Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the 2015 Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Store Championships. Applications have been posted and are now online!
Retailers are invited to apply now for next year’s Store Championship season, running from January 1st through March 31st. Store Championship events are competitive tournaments held at a local level and serve as the first step toward our annual World Championships each November.
If you are a United States retailer or tournament organizer interested in hosting a 2015 Store Championship event, fill out our online application form before October 3rd 23:59 CST (Central Standard Time) to be considered.
If you are a retailer outside of the United States, please contact your distributor to apply to host a Store Championship or ask questions. International applications must be submitted before October 3rd 23:59 CST (Central Standard Time) to be considered.
How Do Store Championships Fit into Organized Play?
Our championship events are a series of events that start on a local scale (Store Championships) and grow all the way into the pinnacle of international play (World Championships) over the course of each year. While players do not have to participate in each event, the competition becomes fiercer, the prize pool becomes larger, and the events become bigger with each championship. Store Championships are the event that kicks it all off.
Unlike an event run with our seasonal Tournament Kits or a special event like the Android: Netrunner Chronos Protocol Tour , each championship feeds into the following event. The winner of each Store Championship receives a first-round bye at the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Regional Championship of their choice; the winner of each Regional Championship receives a first-round bye at their National Championship; and the winner of each National Championship receives a first-round bye at the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game World Championship!
What Does Competitive Level Mean?
When we updated the tournament rules in April, we included a new section in each game’s rules document. This section outlines a way of defining and categorizing the various tournaments run throughout the year in order to give players a better idea of what to expect when heading to a tournament.
Tournaments can be classified as a casual, competitive, or premier tournament. Store Championships are competitive-level events. From the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game tournament rules:
Competitive events require players to have general knowledge of a game’s rules. While experienced players will come to these events to compete for prizes, players should not be punished for their lack of understanding in the finer points of Call of Cthulhu LCG rules. Players can come to these events expecting a consistent experience from store to store. This tier includes Store Championships and unique, one-off events such as the X-Wing ™ Wave 4 Assault at Imdaar Alpha event or the Android: Netrunner Chronos Protocol Tour.
For more information on the three tiers of tournaments, check out each game’s tournament rules on our website.
Store Championship Prizes
While many players will come to Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Store Championships in hopes of receiving the Regional Championship bye awarded to the winner, there are other exclusive prizes up for grabs. Each kit contains enough prizes for the top 32 players.
United States retailers can apply today by completing the online application form for a chance to host some of the bravest investigators in your area. If you are approved, you will be contacted with instructions for purchasing your Store Championship Kit. International retailers should contact their local distributor. Don’t hesitate! The application server will be unplugged on October 3rd 23:59 CST (Central Standard Time), closing applications for the 2015 Store Championships.
Based on the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft and his literary circle, Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game takes two players deep into the Cthulhu Mythos where investigators clash with the Ancient Ones and Elder Gods for the fate of the world. The Living Card Game format allows players to customize their gaming experience with monthly Asylum Pack expansions to the core game.