2016 A Game of Thrones Store Championships
Apply by October 16th
Take your players to the gripping world of Westeros with a 2016 A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Second Edition Store Championship.
Retailers are invited to apply now for next year’s Store Championship season, running from January 1st through March 31st, 2016. Store Championships are local events with a competitive atmosphere and serve as the first step toward our annual World Championships in November.
If you are a United States retailer or tournament organizer interested in hosting a 2016 Store Championship event, please contact our sales team before October 16th 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 16th 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. With each successive event the competition becomes fiercer, the prize pool becomes larger, and the tournaments become bigger. Store Championships are the event that kicks it all off and all stores are invited to apply.
Unlike an event run with our seasonal Tournament Kits or a special event like the Android: Netrunner Chronos Protocol and Plugged In Tours, each Championship feeds into the following event. The winner of each A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Store Championship receives a first-round bye at the A Game of Thrones: 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
A Game of Thrones: The Card Game World Championship! You will find many players in your area excited to attend Store Championships in their quest to get a jump on their competition for Regional Championships and beyond.
What Does Competitive Level Mean?
The A Game of Thrones: The Card Game tournament rules outlines a structure of defining and categorizing the various tournaments run throughout the year in order to give players and tournament organizers a better idea of what to expect when heading to a tournament.
Tournaments can be classified as a casual, competitive, or premier tournament. While most tournaments run with our Tournament Kits are casual events, Store Championships are competitive-level events. From our LCG 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 [the game's] rules. Players can come to these events expecting a consistent experience from store to store. This tier includes Store Championships and unique, one-off FFG-sanctioned events.
For more information on the three tiers of tournaments, check out our tournament rules on our website.
Store Championship Prizes
While many players will come to A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Store Championships to compete for 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.
- Champion: The winner receives a Store Championship plaque and a card granting one first-round bye at a Regional Championship of the player’s choice.
- Top Four: The top four players each receive one playmat featuring Lady Olenna and Margaery Tyrell (plus one for the judge/TO).
- Top Eight: The top eight players each receive one House Tyrell deck box (plus one for the judge/TO).
- Top Thirty-Two: The top thirty-two players each receive one The Eyrie alternate art card (plus one for the judge/TO).
Support for Casual Events
Store Championships are great for introducing players in your area to your store, as well as supporting your existing players. If you’re looking for additional ways to teach players the game and give them a first taste of the game, check out our Tournament Kits and upcoming free A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Demo Kit. Tournament Kits provide you with ideas and prizes to help you run a league or monthly tournament. Our free Demo Kits give you a number of demo decks to introduce players to the game and basic concepts of gameplay, along with a rule sheet and a guide on how to run great demos.
Sign Up Today
Host the most valorous knights in your area and give them an event to remember! Apply now by contacting our sales team (for U.S. retailers) or contacting your local distributor (for international retailers).