Tournaments/Events

Cardfight!! Vanguard World Championship 2013

The Cardfight!! Vanguard World Championship is back again this year! The competition gets tougher with the new expansions! Do you have what it takes to be the Champion?

Cardfight!! Vanguard World Championship 2013 features Open Regional Qualifiers across the world. These Open Regional Qualifiers will be held between August to October. Winners from each Open Regional Qualifier will proceed to compete for the chance to represent their respective regions at the Continental Championships (North America, Europe or Asia-Oceania) between October and November.

The winners of the Continental Championship will represent their regions at the World Championship 2013 Finals in Japan on January 12, 2014.

All participants in the Open Regional Qualifiers will receive an exclusive promotional card and card storage box.

* Please note that all tournament dates, locations an details are subjected to changes.

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>> Special Guests

Open Regional Qualifiers

>> North America Open Regional Qualifier Locations
>> Europe Open Regional Qualifier Locations
>> Asia-Oceania Open Regional Qualifier Locations

Entry Fee
None
Eligibility
North America: All fighters living in North America may participate. Fighters living outside of North America may not participate.

Europe: All fighters living in Europe may participate. Fighters living outside of Europe may not participate.

Asia-Oceania: All fighters living in Asia-Oceania may participate. Fighters living outside of Asia-Oceania may not 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 new expansions are legal to use from the expansion’s release date.
Tournament Structure ・Double elimination followed by top 8 single elimination.
・The number of rounds for the double elimination will depend on the number of participants (fighters to lose 2 matches will be eliminated).
・The top 8 fighters after the final round of double elimination will advance to the top 8 single elimination.
・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.)
・1 game per round.
・1 round is 20 minutes.
Participation Prize
All participants in the Open Regional Qualifiers will receive an exclusive promotional card, PR/0071EN ‘Graphite Cannon Dragon’ and a card storage box.
Top Prize
North America: Top 4 finishers will receive an invitation to the North American Continental Championship. Travel fees will only be provided for the top 2 fighters in all Open Regional Qualifiers in North America, except for the Open Regional Qualifiers in Mexico, Hawaii and Pasadena, CA.
For Mexico and Hawaii, travel fees will only be provided for the top finalist.
Travel fees will not be provided for any finalists from the Open Regional Qualifier at Pasadena, CA.

Europe & Asia-Oceania: Top 2 finishers will receive an invitation to the respective Continental Championships. Travel fees will only be provided for the top fighter.
However, travel fees will not be provided for the top fighters from Germany and Singapore.

If a fighter already has an invitation to a Cardfight!! Vanguard Championship or World Grand Prix, the prize will be passed down to the next fighter in the standings.

Minors will need confirmation from a parent or guardian to earn the invitation to travel.

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Continental Championships

Winners from each Open Regional Qualifier will be invited to compete in the Continental Championship in their respective regions.

Event Date Region/State/Country Location
North American Continental Championship October 27, 2013 Pasadena, CA Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St Pasadena, CA 91101
European Continental Championship November 03, 2013 Germany Mage Store Düsseldorf
Freizeitstätte Garath e. V.Fritz-Erler-Strasse 21, 40595 Düsseldorf
Asia-Oceanian Continental Championship November 10, 2013 Singapore AFA Singapore
Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Japan Championship December 21, 2013 Japan Tokyo Ryutsu Center
6-1-1 Heiwajima Oota-ku, Tokyo
143-0006
Eligibility
North America/Europe/Asia-Oceania: You will need to receive an invitation in the Open Regional Qualifiers to participate.

Japan: All fighters living in Japan is eligible to participate in the Japan Championship.

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 new expansions are legal to use from the expansion’s release date.
Tournament Structure
North America/Europe/Asia-Oceania:
・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.

Japan:
・Double elimination followed by top 8 single elimination.
・The number of rounds for the double elimination will depend on the number of participants.
・1 game per round.
・1 round is 20 minutes.
・If the game is not finished when time is up, both fighters will be given a loss.

Prize
North America: Top 4 finishers will receive an invitation to the World Championship 2013 in Japan. Travel fees and accommodation will be provided.

Europe: Top 2 finishers will receive an invitation to the World Championship 2013 in Japan. Travel fees and accommodation will be provided.

Asia-Oceania: Top 3 finishers will receive an invitation to the World Championship 2013 in Japan. Travel fees and accommodation will be provided.

Japan: Top finisher will receive an invitation to the World Championship 2013 in Japan.

If a fighter already has an invitation to a Cardfight!! Vanguard Championship or World Grand Prix, the prize will be passed down to the next fighter in the standings.

Minors will need confirmation from a parent or guardian to earn the invitation to travel.

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World Championship

Winners from each Continental Championship will be invited to represent their regions to compete in the World Championship in Japan.

Date
January 12, 2014
Venue
PRISM HALL, Tokyo Dome City
3, Koraku 1-Chome, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo
Eligibility
You will need to receive an invitation in the Continental Championship 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 new expansions are legal to use from the expansion’s release date.
Tournament Structure
・3 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 games.
・1 round is 50 minutes.

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Side Events

Side events will be available at all Open Regional Qualifiers on the same afternoon. For the list of Open Regional Qualifier locations, please click here.

*Kindly note that side events are subjected to changes.

Side Event – Cardfight!! Vanguard 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 ‘Shield Knight of the Clouds’ (PR/0070EN).
All fighters participating in 4 or more matches will receive one ‘Creeping Dark Goat’ (PR/0069EN).

Side Event – Weiss Schwarz Free Fight

Time
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Entry Fee
None
Deck Regulations
Cards of all languages may 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. Players will be randomly matched against a new opponent after each match.
Prize
All players participating in 2 or more matches will receive an English Edition Puella Magi Madoka Magica PR card 【MM/W17-PE04 PR 「Fighting Against Fate, Mami」】.

All players participating in 3 or more matches will receive an English Edition Fate/Zero PR card 【FZ/S17-PE03 PR 「Master of the Golden Sheath, Saber」】.

All players participating in 4 or more matches will receive an English Edition Sword Art Online PR card 【SAO/S20-PE02 PR 「Asuna in the Bath」】.

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Special Guests

Special guests will be making their appearances at some of the Open Regional Qualifiers, Continental Championships and World Championship. You may stand a chance to play against some of these guests at the Gunslinger Sessions or obtain their autographs during the Autograph Sessions.

Country/Region Tournament Date Special Guest
Philippines Open Regional Qualifier September 22, 2013 Asuka Nishi
Character designer of Shiyoko and illustrator of Cardfight!! Vanguard card “Costume Change, Alk”
Pasadena, CA Open Regional Qualifier
North American Continental Championship
October 26/27, 2013 Sekiyama Konomu
Illustrator of Cardfight!! Vanguard cards, including:
・PR/0043EN Electro-star Combination, Cosmogreat
・PR/0049EN Eradicator, Spark Horn Dragon
・PR/0070EN Shield Knight of the Clouds
・TD05/013EN Silver Fang Witch
・BT07/083EN Demon Bike of the Witching Hour
・BT08/094EN Mothership Intelligence
・BT11/021EN Mobile Hospital, Assault Hospice
・BT12/064 ガンマバースト・フェンリル
・BT10/008/BT10/S08 獣神 エシックス・バスター
・BT13/003/BT13/S03 最強獣神 エシックス・バスター・エクストリーム
・BT13/004/BT13/S04 最凶獣神 エシックス・バスター “Я”
Germany Open Regional Qualifier
European Continental Champsionship
November 02/03, 2013 Takayama Toshiaki
Illustrator of Cardfight!! Vanguard cards, including:
・BT03/027EN Barking Manticore
・BT05/005EN/BT05/S05EN Dragonic Overlord the End
・BT03/013EN Dusk Illusionist, Robert
・BT09/003EN/BT09/S03EN Goddess of the Sun, Amaterasu
・BT05/017EN Moonlight Witch, Vaha
・BT08/008EN/BT08/S08EN Sealed Demon Dragon, Dungaree
・BT04/008EN/BT04/S07EN Stern Blaukluger
・BT07/007EN/BT07/S07EN White Hare in the Moon’s Shadow, Pellinore
・BT01/015EN Wyvern Guard, Barri

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