27 January 2016 | X-Wing

Your Invitation to the Capital

Details on the X-Wing™ System Open Series Coruscant™ Invitational

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When it comes to power and government, the Star Wars™ galaxy has historically revolved around one planet—Coruscant™. The System Open Series for X-Wing™ is no different, culminating in the Coruscant Invitational at the Star Wars Celebration in London, UK on July 15-17, 2016.

The Coruscant Invitational is the final competition of the X-Wing System Open Series, a string of events around the world celebrating the game and community of X-Wing. While the first eight System Opens will feature large tournaments open to all fans of the game and Star Wars, the Coruscant Invitational is an exclusive eight-player tournament featuring the winner of each System Open and a special tournament structure played amongst the excitement and amazing atmosphere of Star Wars Celebration 2016!

The Pilots

The Coruscant Invitational is an exclusive event, and only the most skilled pilots will be invited. Each winner of a System Open will receive travel, hotel accommodations, and a three-day pass to the Star Wars Celebration in London, UK on July 15-17, 2016, along with an invitation to the Coruscant Invitational. If a highly skilled pilot should somehow win more than one System Open, the invitation, along with travel, hotel accommodations, and the event pass, will be passed on to the player finishing in second place at any System Opens beyond the first.

Squad Construction

The Coruscant Invitational features a unique and exciting method in how players construct their squads. Players are required to build three 100-point squads, one for each of the game’s three factions—Rebel, Imperial, and Scum. How players use these squads is detailed further below in “Tournament Structure.”

The event would not be worthy of the title of Coruscant Invitational without a political twist. To add extra excitement and give the X-Wing community a way to participate in this awesome event, we will be opening a series of voting rounds to determine a single ship from each faction that players must use during the event. When building their squads, each player must include the winning ship for each faction in their squad list. To learn more about how you can influence the Coruscant Invitational, check out our voting website.

Players will be expected to bring their own ships, tokens, and other required game components.

Tournament Structure

The eight players at the Coruscant Invitational will be divided into two groups of four at random and then play three round robin matches against the other players in their respective groups. At the end of three rounds, the player with the best record from each group will advance to a final match to decide the Champion of the Coruscant Invitational! If players are tied at the end of the three rounds, tiebreakers as described in the X-Wing tournament rules will be used to determine the leader.

Before the tournament, players will assign the letters A, B, and C to their three different squad lists. At the beginning of each round, one of the letters will be announced, and players must use the assigned squad during that match. Over the three rounds, each player will use each of their squads once, with the winner proving a mastery across multiple factions!

The final match will feature one, final twist of intrigue. At the start of the match, each player will be allowed to see their opponent’s three different squad lists. Then each player will secretly choose one of their own squads to play, revealing their choice once both players have decided on a squad. The Champion must not only be an accomplished pilot, but also have the ability to predict their opponent’s moves and exploit their weaknesses.

Prizes

The Coruscant Invitational is a prestigious event and players will already be receiving the awesome prize of attending Star Wars Celebration 2016 and competing in a unique and exclusive event. However, they won’t be leaving London with just amazing experiences. The winner of the event will gain the ultimate prize in gaming—a chance to work with the designers of X-Wing to help create a new card for the game! Other fantastic prizes for the competitors will be previewed as we get closer to the event.

You’re Invited Too…

Even if you’re not one of the lucky eight who win the chance to attend the Coruscant Invitational and Star Wars Celebration 2016, you have the opportunity to determine the course of this unique event. Follow along as we travel across the galaxy through eight different System Opens, and then vote on what ships you want to see some of the best players in the game use to achieve victory!

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