Tournaments/Events

Cardfight!! Vanguard World Championship 2014

* Information is subject to change.
  • [Dec 16] Schedules for Japan Qualifier updated.
  • [Nov 04] Schedules for Australia and Philippines Qualifiers updated.
  • [Nov 03] Tournament formats for Continental Championships and World Final updated.
  • [Sep 26] Players who have received an invitation from a previous World Championship 2014 tournament will NOT be eligible for another invitation. The invitation will be passed down to the next position if the winner has already received an invitation.
It’s the time of the year for the English-centric Bushiroad World Championship series and it’s going to be much bigger in 2014! This year, the World Championship series will also include all available English Edition titles: Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight!
Regional Qualifier
Continental Championship
World Championship
The World Championship 2014 features 9 Regional Qualifier locations in North America, 2 in Latin America, 4 in Europe and 5 in Asia-Oceania regions. Regional Qualifier finalists will qualify and represent their region to participate in the respective Continental Championships. The finalists from the Continental Championships will be invited to participate in the Cardfight!! Vanguard World Championship 2014 Finals in Tokyo, Japan in January, 2015.

Participation Prizes

All Cardfight!! Vanguard World Championship 2014 Regional Qualifier participants will receive a WC2014 Cardfight!! Vanguard Rubber Playmat, World Championship 2014 Generic Lanyard and PR/0126EN ‘Knight of Extravagance, Toulouse’*. *While stocks lasts.

Regional Qualifiers

Information below is tentative and subject to change.
Asia-Oceania Regional
Singapore
Singapore | Oct 4
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur | Oct 11
Indonesia
Jakarta | Oct 19
Australia
Melbourne | Nov 8
Philippines
M. Manila-Makati | Nov 9
Japan (Special)
Tokyo | Dec 21
Europe Regional
Greece
Athína (Athens) | Sep 7
France
Paris | Sep 27
United Kingdom
Manchester | Oct 11
Germany
Köln (Cologne) | Oct 25
North America Regional
New York
Albany | Sep 13
Illinois
Chicago | Sep 20
Ontario
Toronto | Oct 4
British Columbia
Vancouver | Oct 11
Hawaii
Honolulu | Oct 11
Georgia
Atlanta | Oct 18
Tennessee
Nashville | Oct 25
California
Sacramento | Nov 1
Texas
Fort Worth | Nov 8
Latin America Regional
Puerto Rico
Caguas | Sep 6
Mexico
México D.F. | Oct 4
Format
Individual
Entry Fee
None
Eligibility

North America / Latin America: All fighters living in North America / Latin America may participate.
Fighters living outside of North America / Latin 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.

Tournament Structure
Before Top 8

Modified Swiss, Double Elimination
Best out of 1 game, 1 game per round
20 minutes per round
If round exceeds 20 minutes, both players lose

Cut to Top 8
The number of rounds for the double elimination will depend on the number of participants.
* Cut to Top 7 for Mexico Qualifier
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.)

Tiebreakers will be calculated by the Bushiroad Tournament Software.

* The organiser/judge may decide to run a Round 0 depending on the number of participants.

Tournament Structure
for Top 8

Single Elimination
Best out of 1 game, 1 game per round
1 round is 20 minutes
If round exceeds 20 minutes, both players lose.

Finalists’ Prizes

* Players who have received an invitation from a previous World Championship 2014 tournament will NOT be eligible for another invitation. The invitation will be passed down to the next position if the winner has already received an invitation.

North America Qualifier

• Champion will receive a Champion Certificate and an invitation to the North America Continental Championship. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided, except to players from the same state as where North America Continental Championship is held, or qualified in the qualifier of that state.

• 1st Runner-Up will receive a 2nd Place Certificate and an invitation to the North America Continental Championship. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided, except to players from the same state as where North America Continental Championship is held, or qualified in the qualifier of that state.

• 2nd and 3rd Runner-Up will receive an invitation to North America Continental Championship. They will need to confirm with Bushiroad if they are attending the Continental Championship within 7 working days to secure their invitation.

Europe Qualifier

• Champion will receive a Champion Certificate and an invitation to the Europe Continental Championship. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided, except to players from France or qualified in the France qualifier.

• 1st Runner-Up will receive a 2nd Place Certificate and an invitation to the Europe Continental Championship. They will need to confirm with Bushiroad if they are attending the Continental Championship within 7 working days to secure their invitation.

Asia-Oceania Qualifier

• Champion will receive a Champion Certificate and an invitation to the Asia-Oceania Continental Championship. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided, except to players from Singapore or qualified in the Singapore qualifier.

• 1st Runner-Up will receive a 2nd Place Certificate and an invitation to the Asia-Oceania Continental Championship. They will need to confirm with Bushiroad if they are attending the Continental Championship within 7 working days to secure their invitation.

Latin America Qualifier

• Champion from the Puerto Rico Qualifier will receive a Champion Certificate and will be offered a spot in the Top 8 seating during the Mexico Qualifier. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided.

• Champion from the Mexico Qualifier will receive a Champion Certificate and will receive an invitation to the World Final in Japan. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided.

Continental Championships

Finalists from the Regional Qualifiers will be invited to respective Continental Championships, unless otherwise announced.
Europe
Paris | Nov 8
North America
Chicago, Illinois | Nov 23
Asia-Oceania
Singapore | Dec 7
Tournament Structure
Continental Championship

Tournament Format:
2 players – Advance to single elimination finals
3-7 players – Double Elimination
8-15 players – 4 rounds of swiss followed by Top 4 single elimination
16-31 players – 5 rounds of swiss followed by Top 8 single elimination

The top 4 or 8 players, depending on the tournament format, after the final round of modified swiss 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 modified swiss and single elimination rounds will be best 2 out of 3 games.

1 round is 50 minutes.

Finalists’ Prizes

Europe Championship

Champions, 1st Runner-Up and 2nd Runner-Up will receive a certificate and a medal of respective position, as well as invitations to World Final in Tokyo, Japan. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided.

3rd Runner-Up will receive a 4th Place certificate.

North America Championship

Champions, 1st Runner-Up and 2nd Runner-Up will receive a certificate and a medal of respective position, as well as invitations to World Final in Tokyo, Japan. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided.

3rd Runner-Up will receive a 4th Place certificate.

Asia-Oceania Championship

Champions and 1st Runner-Up will receive a certificate and a medal of respective position, as well as invitations to World Final in Tokyo, Japan. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided.

2nd Runner-Up will receive a 3rd Place certificate and medal.

3rd Runner-Up will receive a 4th Place certificate.

World Championship Final

The World Championship Final will be held in Tokyo, Japan on January, 2015. Please stay tuned for updates!
World Final
Tokyo, Japan | Jan 11
Tournament Structure
World Championship Final

Tournament Format:
3 rounds of swiss followed by Top 4 single elimination

The top 4 players, depending on the tournament format, after the final round of modified swiss 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 modified swiss and single elimination rounds will be best 2 out of 3 games.

1 round is 50 minutes.

Free Fight

Free fights for Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight will be held on events days 2-4pm of all World Championship Regional Qualifiers.

Format
Individual
Eligibility
Anyone may participate
Entry Fee
None
Deck Regulations/ Requirements

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.

Participation Prizes

Cardfight!! Vanguard Free Fight

– All players participating in 2 or more matches will receive a PR/0127EN ‘Revenger, Deathmaster Dragon’
 
- All players participating in 4 or more matches will receive a PR/0128EN ‘Setting Sun Star-vader, Darmstadtium’

 

Weiss Schwarz Free Fight

- All players participating in 2 or more matches will receive a Persona 4 ver.E PR Card P4/SE15-PE01 PR ‘Final Break! Aigis’

Future Card Buddyfight Free Fight

- All players participating in 2 or more matches will receive a PR/0045EN ‘Violent Dragon, Magnagran’
 
- All players participating in 4 or more matches will receive a PR/0046EN ‘Treasure Hunter, Paruko’