Contribute to your clan’s standing in the eyes of the Emperor, the minds of the courtiers, and the hearts of the denizens of Rokugan during the Kotei Series for Legend of the Rings: The Card Game! Each Kotei event represents an opportunity to show your clan loyalty while earning fantastic prizes. A main tournament presents the greatest challenge, but side tournaments also offer an amazing experience for players of all skill levels.
Locations around the world will host Kotei events in the Kunshu Season, culminating in the 2019 Winter Court World Championship. Each clan’s competitors can contribute and influence their clan's standing in two ways:
- Favor Points are won and lost by Hatamotos for their clan throughout each Kotei and Grand Kotei. These events are also the battlegrounds where Hatamotos are made, with exclusive prizes and benefits. Occasionally, special awards of Favor Points are also conferred for displays of incredible clan dedication. The Emperor’s Favor determines which clan will host his Winter Court, and they are represented on many of the prizes at the World Championship.
- All samurai attending a Kotei have the chance to help their clan accrue the all-important Glory Points that will determine which clan wins the Kunshu Season's most important prize: a new exclusive card for their clan, representing the season’s namesake blade!
Several of the events in each season are recognized as Grand Kotei tournaments, where additional prizes and points are awarded. Read on to find event locations, the prizes that await competitors, event details, and more!
|Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018||Grand Kotei||PAX Unplugged - Philadelphia, PA||Ticketing|
|Dec 7-9, 2018||Grand Kotei||Game On - Madrid, Spain||Ticketing|
|Jan 26-27, 2019||Kotei||Warpcon - Cork, Ireland||Ticketing|
|Jan 26-27, 2019||Kotei||Phoenix, AZ||Ticketing|
|Feb 23-24, 2019||Kotei||Toronto, ON||Ticketing|
|Mar 23-24, 2019||Grand Kotei||Espace Charenton - Paris, France||Ticketing|
|Mar 27-31, 2019||Kotei||AdeptiCon - Schaumburg, IL||Ticketing|
|April 27-28, 2019||Kotei||Denver, CO||Ticketing|
|May 4-5, 2019||Kotei||Novotel Athens - Athens, Greece||Ticketing|
|May 25-26, 2019||Kotei||Atlanta, GA||Ticketing|
|May 31-Jun 2, 2019||Grand Kotei||UK Games Expo - Birmingham, UK||Ticketing|
|May 31-Jun 2, 2019||Grand Kotei||ETX - Seattle, WA||TBD|
|Jul 6-7, 2019||Kotei||Nürnberg, Germany||Ticketing|
|Aug 1-4, 2019||Grand Kotei||Gen Con - Indianapolis, IN||Ticketing|
|Aug 10-11, 2019||Kotei||Sydney, Australia||Ticketing|
|Aug 23-25, 2019||Grand Kotei||FFG European Championships – Poland||TBD|
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Kotei tournaments are two-day events that feature six rounds of Swiss-style pairings followed by a cut to single-elimination rounds on Day 2. All players who earn 43 or more tournament points in these events will qualify for Day 2, and the Top 2 players—as well as the top player from each of the seven Great Clans—will earn Hatamoto status and an invitation to the 2019 Winter Court World Championships.
Each Kotei tournament will be accompanied by an Elemental Challenge side event. This event will run against the Day 2 single-elimination rounds and offer participants the chance to win a unique set of prizes, as well as a first-round bye at an upcoming Elemental Championship.
Grand Kotei events are the grandest stages for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Organized Play outside of the Winter Court World Championship. These events feature a main tournament with two days of competition and include a cut to elimination rounds on Day 2. All players who earn at least 43 tournament points on Day 1 will make the cut to Day 2. The Day 2 cut will be no fewer than 16 participants, and the Top 8 players from each Grand Kotei will earn their invitations to the 2019 Winter Court World Championships. The winners of each Grand Kotei will receive free flight and lodging for the event. Hatamoto status will be awarded to the top player from each of the seven Great Clans, as well as to the players who advance to the finals of Day 2.
Each Grand Kotei will be accompanied by a Proving Grounds side event, and any players failing to make the Top 8 in the Grand Kotei will be eligible to compete in the Proving Grounds, earning byes for any rounds they missed while participating in the Grand Kotei's Day 2 rounds. All undefeated players from a Proving Grounds tournament receive an invitation to the 2019 Winter Court World Championships.
On top of the participation and performance prizes that players can win, the Kunshu Kotei Series will introduce a Prize Station, and participants in the events (except Elemental Challenges) will be able to earn koku, which they can redeem at the Prize Station for the prizes of their choice.
Every Hatamoto attending a Kotei will have the chance to help their clan gain the Imperial favor. Every Hatamoto who records a winning record in a Kotei’s Day 1 Swiss rounds will earn 1 Favor Point for their clan, while every Hatamoto who records a losing record will lose 1 Favor Point. At the end of the Kunshu Kotei Series, the clan with the most Favor Points will earn the right to host the 2019 Winter Court World Championships.
Similarly, every player attending a Kotei will be competing for their clan's right to guard the Emperor's ancestral blade, Kunshu. All players who manage to compile winning records through the Day 1 Swiss rounds will each earn 1 Glory Point for their clan. Players with losing records will not cost their clan any Glory Points. At the end of the Kunshu Kotei Series, the clan with the most Glory Points will win the right to guard Kunshu after the Emperor passes and until the new Emperor's coronation.
Players who qualify for the Day 2 rounds at Grand Kotei will be able to earn additional Favor and Glory Points. Players will earn both an additional Favor Point and Glory Point for each victory they achieve from the Top 16 forward. These will add to their Day 1 points, so that a Hatamoto who reaches the Top 8 will earn 2 Favor and Glory Points, a Hatamoto who reaches the Top 2 will earn 4 Favor and Glory Points, and the Champion of each Grand Kotei will earn 5 Favor and Glory Points for their clan.
The players at Grand Kotei events will earn Favor Points and Glory Points the same way they would earn them at Kotei.
Each Kotei and Grand Kotei will be accompanied by additional side events, which may include three-round Skirmish Pods, multiplayer Enlightenment Pods, and a Costume Contest. Participants in these events can win koku to redeem at the Prize Station.
Finally, Hatamoto from all clans will find plenty of cause to perform their duty and support their clans in every possible battle. We will track the Favor Points that each Hatamoto wins throughout the Kunshu Kotei Series, and the top contributor from each of the seven Great Clans, who has not already won a Grand Kotei, will receive an invitation to the 2019 Winter Court World Championships, along with free flight and lodging.
Updated on February 7, 2019.