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Future Card Buddyfight World Championship 2014
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* Information is subject to change.

  • [Nov 04] The schedules for Australia and Philippines Qualifiers are announced!
  • [Nov 03] The tournament formats for Continental Championships and World Final are announced!
  • [Oct 21] Buddy Monster should have the same sleeve as the rest of the cards in the deck.
  • [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.
  • [Sep 23] The schedules for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and all Europe Qualifiers are announced!
  • [Sep 11] Regarding pre-registration: pre-registration will only be carried out for tournaments in North America, Mexico and France. Onsite registration will be available at all locations.

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: Future Card Buddyfight, Cardfight!! Vanguard and Weiss Schwarz!

Regional Qualifier
Continental Championship
World Championship

The World Championship 2014 features Regional Qualifier locations in North America, Latin America, Europe and 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 Future Card Buddyfight World Championship 2014 Finals in USA.

Participation Prizes

All Future Card Buddyfight World Championship 2014 Regional Qualifier participants will receive a World Championship 2014 Future Card Buddyfight Rubber Playmat, a World Championship 2014 Generic Lanyard and PR/0044EN Windwrath Dragon*.


*While stocks lasts.

Regional Qualifiers

Information below is tentative and subject to change.
Asia-Oceania Regional
Singapore
Singapore | Oct 5

Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur | Oct 11

Indonesia
Jakarta | Oct 18

Philippines
Metro Manila | Nov 8

Australia
Melbourne | Nov 9

Europe Regional
Greece
Athína (Athens) | Sep 7

France
Paris | Sep 28

United Kingdom
Manchester | Oct 12

Germany
Köln (Cologne) | Oct 26

North America Regional
New York
Albany | Sep 14

Illinois
Chicago | Sep 21

Ontario
Toronto | Oct 5

British Columbia
Vancouver | Oct 12

Hawaii
Honolulu | Oct 12

Georgia
Atlanta | Oct 19

Tennessee
Nashville | Oct 26

California
Sacramento | Nov 2

Texas
Fort Worth | Nov 9

Latin America Regional
Mexico
México D.F. | Oct 5

Format
Individual
Entry Fee
None
Eligibility

North America / Latin America: All players living in North America / Latin America may participate.
Players living outside of North America / Latin America may not participate.

Europe: All players living in Europe may participate.
Players living outside of Europe may not participate.

Asia-Oceania: All players living in Asia-Oceania may participate.
Players living outside of Asia-Oceania may not participate.

Tournament Structure Summary

Type Open Junior
Region Europe, North America, Latin America Asia-Oceania Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore
Format Modified Swiss, Double Elimination Modified Swiss Modified Swiss, Double Elimination
Best of 3 Best of 1 Best of 1
Time 40 min / round 20 min / round 20 min / round
Sideboard Allowed Not allowed Not allowed

for Top 8

Type Open Junior
Format Single Elimination Single Elimination
Best of 3 Best of 1
Time 40 min / round 20 min / round
Sideboard Allowed Not allowed
Tournament Structure
North America, Latin America, Europe

Modified Swiss, Double Elimination
Best 2 out of 3 games, 3 games per round
40 minutes per round
If round exceeds 40 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 players after the final round of double elimination will advance to the top 8 single elimination.

The standing of players with the same record will be decided by opponent’s match win percentage.
(i.e. players 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.

for Top 8

Single Elimination
Best out 2 of 3 games, 3 games per round
1 round is 40 minutes
If round exceeds 40 minutes, both players lose.

Sideboard is allowed for all regions.

Deck Regulations
North America, Latin America, Europe

Main Deck

All English version cards can be used.
Cards of other languages may not be used.

Players 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.
Cards from Sneak Preview events may not be used until that expansion’s official release date.

Sideboard Ruling

Players must use the same Buddy and Flag throughout the whole tournament. Players cannot change the Buddy or Flag between games.

Players can have 0-10 cards for their sideboard.

The 4 per deck rule applies to the main deck and sideboard as a whole. (i.e. You may only have up to 4 of a certain card between your deck and sideboard. Like normal games, your Buddy does not count towards the 4 per deck.)

Between games 1-2 and 2-3 of each round, players may use cards from their sideboard to change their deck.

After sideboarding, the deck needs to be in a legal state and the sideboard can be no more than 10 cards.

Players must return deck to pre-sideboard state before each new round.

Tournament Structure
Asia-Oceania

Modified Swiss
Best 1 out of 1 games, 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.
The top 8 players after the final round of double elimination will advance to the top 8 single elimination.

The standing of players with the same record will be decided by opponent’s match win percentage.
(i.e. players who played opponents with a better record will be ranked higher.)

Tiebreakers will be calculated by the Bushiroad Tournament Software.

No sideboard is allowed before Top 8.

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

for Top 8

Single Elimination
Best out 2 of 3 games, 3 games per round
1 round is 40 minutes
If round exceeds 40 minutes, both players lose.

Sideboard is allowed for all regions.

Deck Regulations
Asia-Oceania

Main Deck

All English version cards can be used.
Cards of other languages may not be used.

Players 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.
Cards from Sneak Preview events may not be used until that expansion’s official release date.

Sideboard Ruling (applies to Top 8 only)

Players must use the same Buddy and Flag throughout the whole tournament. Players cannot change the Buddy or Flag between games.

Players can have 0-10 cards for their sideboard.

The 4 per deck rule applies to the main deck and sideboard as a whole. (i.e. You may only have up to 4 of a certain card between your deck and sideboard. Like normal games, your Buddy does not count towards the 4 per deck.)

Between games 1-2 and 2-3 of each round, players may use cards from their sideboard to change their deck.

After sideboarding, the deck needs to be in a legal state and the sideboard can be no more than 10 cards.

Players must return deck to pre-sideboard state before each new round.

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 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 Mexico Qualifier will receive a Champion Certificate and will receive an invitation to the North America Continental Championship. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided.

Future Card Buddyfight Junior Championships

Junior Championship is similar to and runs concurrently with the World Championship 2014 program, but is tailored for younger players. This to encourage an even playing field as participants are matched against others under a certain age. Future Card Junior Championships are only available in Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

Format
Individual
Entry Fee
None
Eligibility

Players must fulfill the age limit in order to be eligible to participate in the Junior Championship.

Tournament Structure
(Junior)
PH, MY, ID, SG only

Modified Swiss, Double Elimination
Best 1 out of 1 games, 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.
The top 8 players after the final round of double elimination will advance to the top 8 single elimination.

The standing of players with the same record will be decided by opponent’s match win percentage.
(i.e. players who played opponents with a better record will be ranked higher.)

Tiebreakers will be calculated by the Bushiroad Tournament Software.

Sideboard is NOT allowed.

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

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.

Sideboard is NOT allowed.

Finalists’ Prizes
(Junior)
PH, MY, ID, SG only

Champion will receive a Champion Certificate.

1st Runner-Up will receive a 2nd Place Certificate.

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 40 minutes.

Sideboard is allowed.

Finalists’ Prizes

Europe Championship

Champions will receive a 1st Place certificate and medal, as well as invitations to World Final in Hawaii, USA. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided.

1st and 2nd Runner-Ups will receive a 2nd Place / 3rd Place certificate and medal respectively.

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

North America Championship

Champions and 1st Runner-Up will receive a 1st Place / 2nd Place certificate and medal respectively, as well as invitations to World Final in Hawaii, USA. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided.

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

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

Asia-Oceania Championship

Champions will receive a 1st Place certificate and medal, as well as invitations to World Final in Hawaii, USA. Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided.

1st and 2nd Runner-Ups will receive a 2nd Place / 3rd Place certificate and medal respectively.

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

World Championship

The World Championship Final will be held in USA in January, 2015:

World Final
Honolulu, Hawaii | Jan 25

Tournament Structure
World Final

Tournament Format [Updated]:

2 rounds of seat placement, then 3 rounds of single elimination.
The rounds will be best 2 out of 3 games.
1 round is 40 minutes.
Sideboard is allowed.

Free Fight

Free fights for Future Card Buddyfight, Cardfight!! Vanguard and Weiss Schwarz 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. Players will be randomly matched against a new opponent after each match.

Participation Prizes

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’

 

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’