A Champion's Honor
Preview the 2016 A Game of Thrones: The Card Game National Championship Prizes
"...it is a monstrous uncomfortable chair. In more ways than one."
- Robert Baratheon, A Game of Thrones
Fantasy Flight Games is excited to present the 2016 A Game of Thrones: The Card Game National Championship Prizes!
With its fantastic prizes and tremendous field of competitors, the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game National Championships are a vital part of the Championship Series, and will be a proving ground for those who plan on attending the 2016 A Game of Thrones: The Card Game World Championship. International events will be taking place around the world in August and September. International players can check our list of 2016 National Championships to find out more information on a National Championship near them.
2016 National Championship Prizes
Battling to reach the top of a tourney is daunting task, but doing well at a A Game of Thrones: The Card Game National Championship will reward its knights with exciting prizes which will allow them to show the honors they’ve received!
First Place: The winner of a National Championship receives a first-place trophy to show off to their family and friends, and a first-round bye at the 2016 A Game of Thrones: The Card Game World Championship. A first-round bye will give you a big advantage over the fierce competition at Worlds.
Top Four: The top four players each receive a printed acrylic Iron Throne Initiative token, an iconic symbol sure to hit the table every time.
Top Eight: The top eight players each receive a beautiful playmat depicting an empty iron throne that is ripe for the taking.
Top Sixteen: The top sixteen players will be able to show off their wealth with a set of acrylic gold tokens.
Top Sixty-Four: The top sixty-four players each receive one copy of the alternate art card Forgotten Plans. A well timed use of this card can shut down your opponent's best laid plans.
In addition, the winner of a National Championship will earn a reserved spot at the 2016 A Game of Thrones: The Card Game World Championship this November!
What are National Championships?
The National Championships follow Regional Championships in the Organized Play calendar and are the next level in competition, prizes, and prestige. A National Championship is representative of the competitive communities within a nation and throughout the rest of the world. These events are not exclusive to specific nationalities, and a National Championship is welcoming of all challengers who would compete for the title. The National Championships will have unique prizes that will not be available elsewhere and ownership of them will definitely make a player stand out in the field of competition. For more information, you can read our article on the Championship Series.
What Tournament Tier and Structure Will Be Used?
A National Championship is a reflection of the competitive communities within and around various countries spanning the globe. Players should come to these events expecting a high level of competition as competitors come from across the country. Due to the scope of the competition, you should expect there to be a custom tournament structure for each event. From the Fundamental Event Document:
Premier Tournament Tier: Tournaments at this tier expect players to have a moderate amount of experience. Players should be familiar with not only the game rules, but also the event regulations. The focus is on a competitive and fair environment.
Custom Tournament Structure: A National Championship is a reflection of the competitive communities within and around various countries spanning the globe. Each National
Championship is as unique as that nation itself, so each organizer will determine the unique custom tournament structure for their event.
Prepare your Battle Plans
Over the next few months, hundreds of competitors will attend 2016 National Championships in an attempt to win these attractive prizes and earn honor in the royal court. Don’t miss out on your chance to acquire some of these prizes for yourself and add them to your collection!
Note: The alternate art cards in this kit are produced via FFG's In-House Manufacturing and may appear slightly different in color and texture from the game's other cards. To be tournament legal, these cards must be sleeved with opaque or art sleeves.