The following is a summary of the Organized Play system for the 2019 – 2020 season. Essentially, each event will send a number of people to the Worlds championship. This means that you will only have to win one big event to get your invitation to worlds, and there will be many more people from many more regions able to attend. You no longer have to win your way up the ladder to have a chance at attending worlds and there are no more gate keeping events (like Nationals or High Command) to attend Worlds. Below is the road map set forth by FFG to get you on the path to victory

Quarterly Seasonal Kits – Open Play

Seasonal Kits will support Open Play Nights and will reward players for their in-store participation. Local organizers may continue using Seasonal Kits to run Open Play Nights as tournaments if they so desire. Most Seasonal Kits will come with enough prizes to support up to eight players through three months of weekly play. The prize cards within Seasonal Kits will change each month. Participants will have the chance to earn multiple copies of most cards.

Premium Seasonal Kits – Monthly Tournaments

In addition to the regular Seasonal Kits. Retailers and event organizers can use these Premium Kits to support their communities with additional gaming experiences, either casual or competitive. Players participating in events supported by these Premium Kits will contend for prizes that are a step up—a bit more “premium,” if you will—than those included in the standard Seasonal Kits.

Store Championships

In addition to the regular Seasonal Kits. Retailers and event organizers can use these Premium Kits to support their communities with additional gaming experiences, either casual or competitive. Players participating in events supported by these Premium Kits will contend for prizes that are a step up—a bit more “premium,” if you will—than those included in the standard Seasonal Kits.

Regional / Rally Point / Prime Championship

Formerly known as “Regional Championships” or “Rally Point Qualifiers,” Prime Championships are high-level tournaments that are run at select retailers and draw players from across a wider region to compete for custom prizes and qualification for top-level events. The winner of each Prime Championship reserves his or her seat at the game’s next World Championship.

Nationals / Grand Championship

Formerly known as “National Championships,” Grand Championships are high-level events that take place only once per year per nation or territory. These events feature top-level prizes and qualify the Top 4 players to their game’s next World Championship.

Continental Championship

Continental Championships are international events that are open for all who wish to attend. These events draw top players from multiple nations—as well as aspiring players looking to make their mark—and encourage them to compete for top-level prizes, including the World Championship invitations awarded to the Top 8 participants.

Worlds

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The pinnacle of any game’s competitive Organized Play program, each World Championship is a showcase of the world’s greatest players and strategies. By 2020 all of our Organized Play World Championships will be invitation-only.

Final Note

The format for year 2 worlds is not confirmed at this time, but it will likely be a two day 64-128 player event at the Adepticon Convention in Chicago, IL.

Special Thanks

Thanks to Nicholas Freeman at Impact X for the awesome write-up. You can enjoy articles like this and other bits of analysis at https://www.legionimpact.com/