Monday, December 14, 2009

World of Warcraft Realm Qualifiers Season 5

Realm Qualifier tournaments will qualify players for their Realm Championship. Each event will offer players the chance to earn a spot in the Realm Championship for the Realm in which they qualified. In addition to the main event, each Realm Qualifier will host Booster Draft Challenges as often as there are enough people to run a Draft!

As with Season 4, players will qualify based on Realm points rather than placing in top 4 of a Realm Qualifier. All players earn points based on their performance in the Realm Qualifier. A player will need to earn 10 points total throughout the season in a specific Realm in order to qualify for that Realm’s Championship. The point breakdown is as follows:

• 1st – 10 points
• 2nd – 10 points
• 3rd-4th – 6 points
• 5th-8th - 4 points
• 9th+ - 2 points


From November 28 to January 24, the events will be Scourgewar Sealed format. From January 30 to March 14, the events will be Constructed format. For more information about legality of cards for these formats, please see the World of Warcraft TCG Policy.*

The tournament will have Swiss rounds and playoffs based on the number of players in the tournament, according to UDE Tournament Policy. All matches are best two-of-three. Players may only play in the Realm Championship event in the Realm that they earned the correct number of Realm points in.


Prizes are subject to change. In addition to Booster Packs that will be awarded according to finish, top finished will also receive the following:

• Winner: Extended Art Hesriana

• Top 4: Extended Art Iravar

• Top 4: Series 2 Mage Class Deckbox
• Participation: The first 32 competitors to sign up will receive an Extended Art Dark Archon Farrum

Season 5 Booster Draft Challenge

At every Realm Qualifier event, Booster Draft Challenges will also be going on for the duration of the event. When eight players sign up for a Draft, the event will begin. New tournaments will be happening throughout the day, as often as there are enough players to run one.
Players will Draft using three packs of Scourgewar** after which they will play three rounds of single elimination, using best two-of-three matches.


• Top 2: Hatchet Totem Extended Art card, Booster Packs

• Top 4: Booster Packs

Brand New WoW Battlegrounds - Ongoing

The World of Warcraft TCG Battlegrounds program is the best way to find a game at the local level. Every month players will compete to become their store’s Battleground Master, seeking Extended Art and Token riches and the ultimate goal of the Battleground Master’s exclusive playmat!

Battlegrounds are the first step in participating in World of Warcraft TCG Organized Play. It's a great way to find a game and participate in your local gaming community. Every week, top finishers will receive exclusive Extended Art Cards that they can't find anywhere else, with the winner also walking away with a new Series 2 Paladin deck box! Even if you aren't lucky enough to walk away with first or second place, everyone walks away with at least one exclusive Extended Art Card.

If you thought that was all that is up for grabs, you’re in for a great treat! Starting right now, every player will be able to compete for the title of Battleground Master, completing achievements in the hunt to be the player to accomplish a Feat of Strength like no other! Is your Troll only deck your pride and joy? Well winning with it now will help you earn achievement points en-route to the incredible Battleground Master playmat exclusive to the player that has earned the most achievement points each month. Defeat your opponent only with abilities or with a deck containing cards from only a single set amongst other achievements, or bring along your friends for more achievement points than you can shake a stick at to win this fabulous new playmat.

Players earn achievements by completing the tasks that are listed on the Player Achievement card. Each achievement can be completely only once per kit cycle, unless noted otherwise. The Player Achievement cards are kept at the store. Each time players come into the store, they retrieve the card from the store and then can get to earning achievement points. The points are tallied and kept on the Point Tracking poster. Players are able to see where they stack up against other players at their local store. A Battlegrounds Kit cycle lasts for four weeks. At the end of the four weeks, a Battleground Master is crowned and the following week a new kit cycle starts. Each kit has new achievements. Achievements can be earned at any time two players would like to play, they are not limited to only being earned during Battlegrounds tournaments.

With the new Battleground format comes a new way to earn Badges of Justice! For every 200 achievement points you earn in-store, you’ll receive a Badge of Justice and one of the new Tokens now available from your own store.
In addition to the other great prizes that players can earn, Badges of Justice will be given out for every 200 achievement points earned, in addition to the new token card! Save up the badges and redeem them for one of the four exclusive cards below, and stay tuned for 4 new cards will be released with each new set!
• A Badge of Justice may be used in place of a Primal Nether for purposes of the Crafting Redemption Program.
• Three Badges of Justice can be redeemed for one of the promo cards below.

For information on how to redeem Badges of Justice, visit the Crafting Redemption Page. All procedures and restrictions that apply to the Crafting Redemption Program are also applicable to Badge Redemption.

Remember, Battlegrounds events run every week, giving you a regular time and place to meet and play against other WoW TCG players in your neighborhood. For dates and times of Battlegrounds events in your area, contact your local store from the list below.

Store/Organiser City Email Telephone
AJ Games Club Kirkcaldy 01592 722 497
Antics Plymouth Plymouth 01752 221 851
Black Lion Games Edinburgh 07813 176290
Chimera Ripley 01773 747849
Chimera Beeston  
Comic Culture Lincoln 07753 858836
Fanboy3 Manchester 0161 2477735
Game Arena Wigan 01942 518516
Grinning Demon Cards Maidstone 01622 681041
Highlander Games Dundee 01382 666315
House of Heroes Loughborough 07875 566995
Jumanji Bath 01225 314 030
Manaleak Worcester 01945 745032
Marquee Models Harlow 01279 423334
Merlins Vault Dorchester,uk  
Patriot Games Huddersfield 01484 511019
Patriot Games Sheffield 0114 2731 762
Phoenix Games Leicester 01162 515003
Rockbottom Toys Southampton 02380 633947
Runik Games Bury St. Edmunds 01284 719607
Runik Games Ipswich 01473 400655
Shadowgames Milton Keynes 07979 478477
Shrewsbury WoW Shrewsbury 07800 521642
Spellbound Games Glasgow 07917 610804
Swansea Card Club Swansea 01792 539577
The Games Shop Aldershot 07795 263428
The Gaming Crypt Altrincham 07770 952075
The Player's Club Slough 07957 658596
The Rift Pterborough 01733 341007
Travelling Man Leeds 0113 2427227
Unearthed Games and Cards Middlesborough 01642 248889
University of Birmingham TCG Society Birmingham 07863 338730
Witch Engine Yeovil 01935 427077

If you are interested in running Battleground events or you wish for your local games store to start running tournaments please email us at

World of Warcraft TCG Arena Tournaments – Under Way Now!

Step into our Arena Tournaments and experience the World of Warcraft in a whole new way!

If you’ve never played in a World of Warcraft Trading Card Game tournament, this is your chance to have fun and win loot cards!

Arena Tournaments will be held now through January at select hobby stores, where players will be paired against competitors of the same level. So whether you’ve played a few times with your friends, or just took a demonstration for the first time, this is your chance to participate in an official tournament. The 2nd to 4th place players receive a common loot card, and the winner gets an uncommon loot card.

Before every tournament there will be a demonstration available for a small fee. In return, each participant will receive a World of Warcraft Trading Card Game deck which they can use during the demonstration and in the tournament afterwards.

Here is a list of locations.

Name City Phone Email
Antics Plymouth +441752221851  
Black Lion Games Edinburgh +441316672128
Chimera Beeston
Chimera Ripley +441773747849
Close Encounters Bedford +441234270777
Comic Culture Lincoln +441522546611
Fanboy3 Manchester +441612477735
Game Arena Ltd Wigan +441942518516
Grinning Demon Maidstone +441622681041 grinning
Ground Zero Comics Mansfield +441623622017  
Highlander Games Dundee +441382909093
Intrepidations Perth    
Kingdom of Adventure Kirkcaldy +441592328121
Mad for Miniatures St. Austell +44172672259
Manaleak Worcester +441905745032  
Patriot Games Huddersfield +441484511019
Patriot Games Sheffield +441142731762
Phoenix Games Leicester +441162515003
Replay Bangor +442891452210
Rockbottom Toys Southampton +442380633947
Roundabout Toys Ashton Under Lyne +441613432344
Runik Games Ipswich +441473400655
Spellbound Glasgow +447917610804
The Games Shop Aldershot +441252311443
The Gaming Crypt Altrincham +441619299919
The Rift Peterborough +441733341007
Travelling Man Leeds Leeds +441132436461
Travelling Man York York +441904628787
Travelling Man Newcastle Newcastle +441912614993
Waylands Forge Birmingham +441216830075
Witch Engine Yeovil +441935427077

Huntik Seeker Leagues – Ongoing!

The Seeker League is available now to all Tournament Organisers that are running Huntik!

If you’re looking for a place to play Huntik, meet new friends that are also Huntik fans, and hang out and have a good time, then the Huntik Seeker League is for you.

You’ll also be able to compete in official sanctioned tournaments and win some cool prizes. The Seeker League is the only place where you can win exclusive Seeker League promo cards. Every month, official Seeker League tournaments will have participation and prize cards for Huntik players. As well as a cool Huntik Seekers League playmate there will always be holofoil promos too, and since they’re exclusive you can’t find them in the starter deck or the booster packs. The only way to get these cards will be to play in your local Seeker League.

Seeker Leagues
Store/Club Town/City Email Phone
Chimera Ripley 01773 747849
Comic Culture Lincoln 07753 858836
Excelcion Events Kempston 01234 293 508
Fanboy3 Manchester 0161 2477735
Game HQ Sutton Coldfield 0121 3558300
Ground Zero Mansfield 01623 622017
Highlander Games Dundee 01382 666315
Jumanji Bath 01225 314 030
Kirkcaldy Card Club Kirkcaldy 01592 722 497
Lough Games Club Louth 07989 440773
Mad for Miniatures St. Austell 01726 72259
Patriot Games Huddersfield 01484 511019
Patriot Games Sheffield 0114 2731 762
Phoenix Games Leicester 01162 515003
Rockbottom Toys Southampton 02380 633947
Roundabout Toys Ashton Under Lyne 0161 343 2344
Shadow Realm Tournaments Gateshead 0191 442 2784
Spellbound Games Glasgow 07917 610804
The Games Shop Aldershot 07795 263428
UK Card and Games Bournemouth 01202 426 521

If you are interested in playing Huntik then please ask your hobby store or Tournament Organiser to contact us with information of what events they would like to run at

Huntik TCG Foundation Games – Under Way!

The Huntik Foundation Games are taking place right now at a store near you

If you’re looking for a place to meet other Huntik fans and to try out your deck against other Titans, come out to the Foundation Games for some fun and a chance to win cool prizes!

The Foundation Games kicked off in October with a series of Qualifiers and run through the end of the year. The winner of each event will receive a Huntik hat featuring a different Titan each month, so come out and collect them all! Every Seeker present will receive an exclusive “Drybite” card, and to complete this powerful duo, the winners will receive “Wind”.

The tournaments will be run in the Swiss constructed format with top 4 knock-out finals, and the winner of each event will qualify for the Foundation Games Final which will be held in January 2010. Seekers can only compete in the Final of the store they qualified in, and if you qualified at an earlier event, your invitation drops down to the highest-finishing unqualified player.

Even if you don’t win at a Foundation Games Qualifier, you can still go to the Foundation Games Final, just by participating! In order to compete in a final you have to earn 5 points, and points will be awarded for the following missions completed:
- Win or place second at a Qualifier: 5 points
- Attend a qualifier: 2 points

Whether you win once or attend 3 events, you can still compete at the Finals! Keep coming back to this site to find out more about the Finals as the event approaches.

Finally, each month we will select a different feature mission from Omens and Legacies for you to complete. The feature Missions for the Foundation Games Qualifiers will be posted here a few weeks before each event.

December Mission: Lancelot’s Grave

Here is a list of locations running the Foundation Games. New locations will be added, so keep checking back!

Foundation Games
Store/Organiser City Email
Chimera Ripley
Chimera Beeston
Comic Culture Lincoln
Excelsion Events Kempston
Fanboy3 Manchester
Game HQ Sutton Coldfield
Ground Zero Mansfield
Jumanji Bath
Louth Games Club Louth
Mad for Miniatures St. Austell
Patriot Games Huddersfield Huddersfield
Patriot Games Sheffield Sheffield
Phoenix Games Leicester
Rockbottom Toys Southampton
Roundabout Toys Ashton Under Lyne
Spellbound Games Glasgow
UK Card and Games Bournemouth

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