Tournaments/Events

World Championship 2012

Test your skills against the world’s best and aim to become the first World Champion of Cardfight!! Vanguard!
To participate in the World Championship, you need to earn an invitation in the Continental Championships held in North America, Asia-Oceania, or Europe.

Please note that all tournament dates and locations may be subjected to changes.

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Cardfight!! Vanguard World Championship 2012

The best fighters in the world will gather in Tokyo to decide the World Champion of Cardfight!! Vanguard!

[Tournament Information]
These tournament information applies to all Qualifiers and Championship tournaments in the Cardfight!! Vanguard World Championship 2012.

Date
December 9, 2012
Venue
Eligibility
Only fighters with an invitation from the continental championships may participate.
Deck Regulations
All English version cards can be used. Cards of other languages may not be used. Fighters are required to use opaque card sleeves so that the back of cards cannot be easily distinguished.
Tournament Structure
・3 rounds of swiss draw followed by Top 4 sinlge elimination.
・The top 4 fighters after the final round of swiss draw will advance to the single elimination rounds.
・The standing of fighters with the same record will be decided by opponent’s match win percentage. (i.e. fighters who played opponents with a better record will be ranked higher.)
・The swiss draw and single elimination rounds will be best 2 out of 3 games.
・1 round is 50 minutes.

Players participating in the qualifiers will receive an event exclusive World Championship 2012 Deck Case (while supplies last).

Cardfight!! Vanguard North American Championship 2012

The winner will be crowned the North American Champion of Cardfight!! Vanguard!

Qualifiers Event Information

For more information on specific tournament regulations and events in your region, please click on the country.

[Qualifier Schedule]

Date
Country
Venue
September 01, 2012
September 08, 2012
Dallas Convention Center*
*Updated as of 30 July 2012
Pre-register here.
September 15, 2012
September 15, 2012
September 22, 2012
October 06, 2012
October 13, 2012
November 03, 2012
Championship Event Information

[North American Championship]

Date
November 04, 2012
Venue
Anaheim Convention Center, Los Angeles, USA
Eligibility
You will need to receive an invitation in the qualifiers to participate.
Deck Regulations
All English version cards can be used. Cards of other languages may not be used. Fighters are required to use opaque card sleeves so that the back of cards cannot be easily distinguished.
Cards from Extra Booster “Banquet of Divas” cannot be used, because the set is only released in Singapore at that time.
Tournament Structure
・4 rounds of swiss draw followed by Top 4 single elimination.
・The top 4 fighters after the final round of swiss draw will advance to the single elimination rounds.
・The standing of fighters with the same record will be decided by opponent’s match win percentage. (i.e. fighters who played opponents with a better record will be ranked higher.)
・The swiss draw and single elimination rounds will be best 2 out of 3 .
・1 round is 50 minutes.
Prize
Top 4 finishers will receive an invitation to the World Championship in Tokyo, Japan. Travel fees will be provided. Minors will need confirmation from a parent or guardian to earn the invitation to travel.
*Updated as of 28 August 2012

[Side Event - Team Tournament]

Registration Time
10:00 – 10:30 am
Entry Fee
None
Deck Regulations
・All English version cards can be used. Cards of other languages may not be used.
・Decks must be constructed with a single clan. There cannot be cards from multiple clans in a deck.
・Each team member must use a different clan than his or her teammates.
・Fighters are required to use opaque card sleeves so that the back of cards cannot be easily distinguished.
Team Regulation
3 fighters per team.
The staff will group fighters who wish to participate in the Team tournament, but do not have enough teammates.
Tournament Structure ・Double Elimination (Teams to lose 2 matches will be eliminated)
・Each member will fight 1 game against an opposing team member.
・The team to win more games than the opposing team wins the match.
・1 round is 20 minutes.
・The tournament will continue until there is only one undefeated team.
Participation Prize
Guardian of the Skies, Night Griffon (PR/0004EN)
Prize
The first place team will receive a Cardfight!! Vanguard binder.
Teams with 1 or less losses will receive an additional Guardian of the Skies, Night Griffon (PR/0004EN).

[Side Event - Free Fight]

Time
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Entry Fee
None
Deck Regulations
All English version cards can be used. Cards of other languages may not be used.
Tournament Structure Free Fight is a format to play simply for fun without competition. Participants can go in and out freely during the Free Fight time. Fighters will be randomly matched against a new opponent after each match.
Prize
All fighters participating in 2 or more matches will receive one Scale Dragon of the Magma Cave (PR/0003EN).
All fighters participating in 4 or more matches will receive one Exile Dragon (PR/0006EN).
Guest Event Information

[November 03, 2012]

Carol-Anne Day [Side Event - Carol-Anne Day Autograph Session]

・Start time is 3:30 pm.
・An autograph postcard is required to participate. A separate postcard is required for each autograph session.
・One postcard will be given out to a purchase of $15 or more at the vendor booth. The number of postcards for each guest is limited.

Roger Rhodes [Side Event - Roger Rhodes Autograph Session]

・Start time is 3:30 pm.
・An autograph postcard is required to participate. A separate postcard is required for each autograph session.
・One postcard will be given out to a purchase of $15 or more at the vendor booth. The number of postcards for each guest is limited.

Kazuo Matsushima [Side Event - Kazuo Matsushima Autograph Session]

・Start time is 4:30 pm.
・An autograph postcard is required to participate. A separate postcard is required for each autograph session.
・One postcard will be given out to a purchase of $15 or more at the vendor booth. The number of postcards for each guest is limited.

[November 04, 2012]

[Side Event - Voice Actor Panel Discussion]

・Start time is 12:30 pm.
・Panelists: Carol Anne Day, Roger Rhodes

Carol-Anne Day [Side Event - Carol-Anne Day Autograph Session]

・Start time is 1:30 pm.
・An autograph postcard is required to participate. A separate postcard is required for each autograph session.
・One postcard will be given out to a purchase of $15 or more at the vendor booth. The number of postcards for each guest is limited.

Roger Rhodes [Side Event - Roger Rhodes Autograph Session]

・Start time is 3:00 pm.
・An autograph postcard is required to participate. A separate postcard is required for each autograph session.
・One postcard will be given out to a purchase of $15 or more at the vendor booth. The number of postcards for each guest is limited.

Kazuo Matsushima [Side Event - Kazuo Matsushima Autograph Session]

・Start time is 4:00 pm.
・An autograph postcard is required to participate. A separate postcard is required for each autograph session.
・One postcard will be given out to a purchase of $15 or more at the vendor booth. The number of postcards for each guest is limited.

Cardfight!! Vanguard Asian-Oceanian Championship 2012

The winner will be crowned the Asian-Oceanian Champion of Cardfight!! Vanguard!

Qualifiers Event Information

For more information on specific tournament regulations and events in your region, please click on the country.

[Qualifier Schedule]

Date
Country
Venue
September 2, 2012
September 22, 2012
September 29, 2012
October 06, 2012
October 27, 2012
October 26-27, 2012
*Updated as of 7 August 2012
October 28, 2012
October 6, 2012
My Dome Osaka
Pre-register here.
October 13, 2012
TOC Building
Pre-register here.
October 20, 2012
Port Messe Nagoya
Pre-register here.
Championship Event Information

[Asian-Oceanian Championship]

Date
November 11, 2012
Venue
Singapore Expo (AFA Singapore)
Eligibility
You will need to receive an invitation in the qualifiers to participate.
The champion of the Korean version will participate.
Deck Regulations
All English version cards can be used. Cards of other languages may not be used. Fighters are required to use opaque card sleeves so that the back of cards cannot be easily distinguished.
Cards from Extra Booster “Banquet of Divas” cannot be used, because it is the international release date.
Tournament Structure
TBA
Prize
Top 3 finishers will receive an invitation to the World Championship. Travel fees will be provided. Minors will need confirmation from a parent or guardian to earn the invitation to travel.
*Updated as of 28 August 2012

Side Events to be announced.

Cardfight!! Vanguard European Championship 2012

The winner will be crowned the European Champion of Cardfight!! Vanguard!

Qualifiers Event Information

For more information on specific tournament regulations and events in your region, please click on the country.

[Qualifier Schedule]

Date
Country
Venue
September 01, 2012
October 6, 2012
October 20, 2012
Championship Event Information

[European Championship]

Date
October 21, 2012
Venue
Great Britain, England – The Thistle Hotel
3-5 Picadilly Gardens, Portland Street, M1 6DP, Manchester, UK
Eligibility
You will need to receive an invitation in the qualifiers to participate.
Deck Regulations
All English version cards can be used. Cards of other languages may not be used. Fighters are required to use opaque card sleeves so that the back of cards cannot be easily distinguished.
Tournament Structure
・3 rounds of swiss draw followed by Top 3 single elimination.
・The top 3 fighters after the final round of swiss draw will advance to the single elimination rounds.
・The top fighter after the final round of swiss draw will receive a first round bye in the single elimination round.
・The standing of fighters with the same record will be decided by opponent’s match win percentage. (i.e. fighters who played opponents with a better record will be ranked higher.)
・The swiss draw and single elimination rounds will be best 2 out of 3 .
・1 round is 50 minutes.
Prize
The champion will get an invitation to the World Championship on December 9 in Tokyo, Japan. Airfare and hotel will be provided. Minors will need confirmation from a parent or guardian to earn the invitation to travel.

[Side Event - Team Tournament]

Registration Time
10:00 – 10:30 am
Entry Fee
None
Deck Regulations
・All English version cards can be used. Cards of other languages may not be used.
・Decks must be constructed with a single clan. There cannot be cards from multiple clans in a deck.
・Each team member must use a different clan than his or her teammates.
・Fighters are required to use opaque card sleeves so that the back of cards cannot be easily distinguished.
Team Regulation
3 fighters per team.
The staff will group fighters who wish to participate in the Team tournament, but do not have enough teammates.
Tournament Structure ・Double Elimination (Teams to lose 2 matches will be eliminated)
・Each member will fight 1 game against an opposing team member.
・The team to win more games than the opposing team wins the match.
・1 round is 20 minutes.
・The tournament will continue until there is only one undefeated team.
Participation Prize
Guardian of the Skies, Night Griffon (PR/0004EN)
Prize
The first place team will receive a Cardfight!! Vanguard binder.
Teams with 1 or less losses will receive an additional Guardian of the Skies, Night Griffon (PR/0004EN).

[Side Event - Free Fight]

Time
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Entry Fee
None
Deck Regulations
All English version cards can be used. Cards of other languages may not be used.
Tournament Structure Free Fight is a format to play simply for fun without competition. Participants can go in and out freely during the Free Fight time. Fighters will be randomly matched against a new opponent after each match.
Prize
All fighters participating in 2 or more matches will receive one Scale Dragon of the Magma Cave (PR/0003EN).
All fighters participating in 4 or more matches will receive one Exile Dragon (PR/0006EN).
Guest Event Information

[October 20, 2012]

Carol-Anne Day [Side Event - Carol-Anne Day Autograph Session]

・Start time is 2:00 pm.
・An autograph postcard is required to participate. A separate postcard is required for each autograph session.
・One postcard will be given out to a purchase of £10 or more at the vendor booth. The number of postcards for each guest is limited.

Lucas Gilbertson [Side Event - Lucas Gilbertson Autograph Session]

・Start time is 2:00 pm.
・An autograph postcard is required to participate. A separate postcard is required for each autograph session.
・One postcard will be given out to a purchase of £10 or more at the vendor booth. The number of postcards for each guest is limited.

Ryota Murayama [Side Event - Ryota Murayama Autograph Session]

・Start time is 3:30 pm.
・An autograph postcard is required to participate. A separate postcard is required for each autograph session.
・One postcard will be given out to a purchase of £10 or more at the vendor booth. The number of postcards for each guest is limited.

[October 21, 2012]

[Side Event - Voice Actor Panel Discussion]

・Start time is 1:00 pm.
・Panelists: Carol Anne Day, Lucas Gilbertson

Ryota Murayama [Side Event - Ryota Murayama Autograph Session]

・Start time is 2:00 pm.
・An autograph postcard is required to participate. A separate postcard is required for each autograph session.
・One postcard will be given out to a purchase of £10 or more at the vendor booth. The number of postcards for each guest is limited.

Carol-Anne Day [Side Event - Carol-Anne Day Autograph Session]

・Start time is 3:00 pm.
・An autograph postcard is required to participate. A separate postcard is required for each autograph session.
・One postcard will be given out to a purchase of £10 or more at the vendor booth. The number of postcards for each guest is limited.

Lucas Gilbertson [Side Event - Lucas Gilbertson Autograph Session]

・Start time is 3:00 pm.
・An autograph postcard is required to participate. A separate postcard is required for each autograph session.
・One postcard will be given out to a purchase of £10 or more at the vendor booth. The number of postcards for each guest is limited.

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