Rules of the Tilt
Details on the A Game of Thrones Draft World Championship
The 2015 World Championships are a few short weeks away, and we want players to be as prepared for their tournaments as possible. If you’re planning on attending the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Draft World Championships, make sure to read this article before packing for your trip. You will find details on the tournament structure and everything you need to know about the event below!
2015 World Championships
The 2015 World Championships will take place November 4-8 in Roseville, MN. These five days contain the pinnacle of competition for each of our Organized Play games, featuring the best players in the world, awesome prizes, live streaming, side events, and more. All tournaments for this year are sold out. However, interested players can follow along with all the action on our Twitch stream, and anyone interested in attending next year should keep their eyes on our website next spring for announcements concerning the 2016 World Championships. To learn more about the Organized Play program, check out our supported games’ websites.
A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Draft World Championship
The 2015 A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Draft World Championship is the first premier draft tournament in FFG’s history! Below is some information about the event to help players prepare:
Players registered for the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Draft World Championship will be required to pay an additional fee of $20 when picking up their World Championship badge.
All draft product will be provided the day of the tournament. Players should not bring their own draft product to the tournament. Players will need to supply their own tokens and card sleeves.
Swiss rounds for the tournament will be split into two three-round halves. Each half, players will be divided into pods of eight players to draft their deck for those three rounds. After drafting cards, players will have twenty-five minutes to build and register their deck. After building their deck, players will be paired against players within their pod for the following three rounds. At the end of six Swiss rounds, the Top 8 ranked players will draft one final time and use those decks during elimination rounds to determine the first ever A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Draft World Champion!
Rankings for the tournament will be determined with the same method as all other A Game of Thrones: The Card Game tournaments, based on overall record and then strength of schedule tiebreakers. Players will be seeded into pods for the second draft based on their ranking at the end of the third round with the eight highest ranked players making up one pod, the next eight highest ranked players making up a second pod, etc. All rules in the FAQ and tournament rules will be in effect, included the Restricted List, unless overruled by the draft rules.
Players will be required to register all cards that they draft, but will be permitted to change the contents of their deck between rounds. Players can switch cards in their deck with only other cards drafted during that draft.
The two draft sets for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game—Ice and Fire and Westeros—will be used for the two three-round halves, one set for each half. The Top 8 draft will use one of those two draft sets a second time, determined at random the day of the tournament.
Please Note: The start time for the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Draft World Championship has moved forward one hour to 11:00 am.
Are You Ready?
There’s more to come, including our streaming schedule. But don’t wait to start preparing. 2015 World Championships are only a few short weeks away!