Announcing the 2012 North American Championships
It's time to get excited for the championship-level tournaments at Gen Con Indy
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce that Gen Con Indy 2012 will host the first North American Championships for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game, Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare . This August 16th-19th, join us in Indianapolis for some of the most exciting card game and miniatures action in the world!
FFG’s presence at Gen Con Indy
Each year, over thirty thousand people undertake pilgrimages to Indianapolis, IN to participate in the exciting events at Gen Con Indy. For years, Fantasy Flight Games employees have traveled en masse to run demos and tournaments, traditionally including the World Championships for each of our Living Card Games and, last year, Dust Tactics.
While Gen Con Indy has been and will continue to be a fantastic venue for our games, our tournament participation in Indianapolis is almost entirely North American. Recently, we have worked with our international partners and taken great strides to develop a World Championship that could better represent the global audience for our games. Meanwhile, as our presence at Gen Con has grown, we have looked for better ways to showcase the best players for our LCGs and miniatures games. As a result, we’ve decided to launch a new FFG World Championship Weekend to be held November 9th-11th in Roseville, Minnesota.
In turn, we’re emphasizing the importance of our events at Gen Con Indy by making them our North American Championships.
Our North American Championship schedule still features top-level tournaments for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game, and Dust Tactics. Furthermore, the top winners of our LCG tournaments will still enjoy the opportunity to work with our LCG developers to design cards for their games.
We expect these events to remain as large and exciting as they’ve ever been, and participants will continue to face world-class competition as they vie for extraordinary, unique prizes. The primary change is simply to the title each winner receives, but this will now better reflect that Gen Con has always catered to a primarily North American audience.
An integral part of our worldwide Organized Play
With the inception of the FFG World Championship Weekend, players gain an additional, premier event that features top-level competition and players from around the globe. Still, we want to draw focus to the fact that the World Championships only add to the fantastic events at Gen Con Indy and the North American Championships.
Adding a World Championship Weekend and repositioning the events at Gen Con Indy as our North American Championships are part of our effort to continue the growth that our Organized Play has enjoyed over the past years. These moves create room for our existing programs to grow, allow for us to introduce new games to our Organized Play, and better position us to support the worldwide audience for the games you love.
We have exciting developments in store for our Organized Play, from the addition of new games, to new plans for our future Game Night Kits, to the organization of our top-level tournaments. As we move forward, Gen Con Indy will remain a vital part of our efforts to connect with the gaming community, and we hope to see as many of you as possible this August 16th-19th for the thrills, camaraderie, and excitement of the 2012 Fantasy Flight Games North American Championships!