What is Organized Play?
Organized Play (OP) helps players meet new opponents, find places to play the games they love, and join a world-wide gaming community.
Fantasy Flight Games Organized Play consists of four integrated levels of programs all directed toward these common goals. Ranging from our support for local Game Nights to the more competitive events that form our yearly tournament calendar, OP culminates in the inaugural FFG World Championship Weekend, when the best players from around the world gather to compete for the title of World Champion!
Tournaments and Game Nights
Tournaments and Game Nights are the basic building blocks upon which Fantasy Flight Games Organized Play is structured. At their core, our Organized Play programs all focus on the communities of players who meet to enjoy our games, whether competitive or cooperative. Tournaments and Game Nights are the most elemental expression of this community, and they provide players a simple way to get involved with their local gaming communities year-round. Organizers can run these events as casual leagues, informal open-play events, competitive or cooperative leagues, or even one-day tournaments.
Organizers have complete freedom when they schedule these events, and we support them with Tournament or Game Night Kits that retailers can order. We currently offer Kits for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, Android: Netrunner The Card Game, Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, Star Wars™: The Card Game,The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, and X-Wing™.
Visit our Game Night Kit information page for full details.
Enthusiastic players looking to meet other fans and competitors outside of their local scene can find them at our Regional Championships. Regional Championships are structured, competitive events held at key locations worldwide. They run between April and June, forming an important part of our tournament calendar.
Players can compete for glory in Regional Championships for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, Android: Netrunner The Card Game, Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, Star Wars™: The Card Game, The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, and X-Wing™.
Winners of these prestigious events can claim more than mere glory; they boast exclusive prizes, and winners gain free entry to our FFG World Championship Weekend, along with a first-round bye.
North American and European National Championships
Another step up from our Regional Championships, our North American and European National Championships are highly competitive, top-level events that draw participants from locations far and wide. These championship events feature unique, high-level prize support and provide players their final chance to win first-round byes and free entry to our FFG World Championship Weekend in November.
In 2012, we’re truly excited by the possibilities opening up for European National Champions! Our partners from France, Germany, and Spain are arranging to fly their national champions to Roseville, Minnesota, where they will receive free lodging as they compete at the FFG World Championship Weekend.
We have also been in conversation with partners from other nations, and we will update this list as it grows. Altogether, we think 2012 is a pretty exciting time to participate in the European National Championships!
Meanwhile, Gen Con Indy will play host to the 2012 North American Championships from August 16th-19th. Players will travel from great distances to compete in our tournaments for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, Android: Netrunner The Card Game, Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, Star Wars™: The Card Game, The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, and X-Wing™.
The top eight players from each North American Championship tournament win first-round byes and free entry at our FFG World Championship Weekend. Additionally, we’re continuing to offer Gen Con tournament winners the most imaginative prize in gaming; the North American Champion for each LCG wins the chance to work with our developers to design a card!
Visit our North American and European National Championships information page for full details.
FFG World Championship Weekend
With the best players from North America and Europe, the FFG World Championship Weekend showcases the increasingly global perspective of our Organized Play program.
November 9th-11th, for the first time ever, players will converge from around the globe to participate in our World Championship tournaments for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, Android: Netrunner The Card Game, Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, Star Wars™: The Card Game,The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, and X-Wing™. Each of these tournaments is open to the general public as well as pre-qualified champions, and participants at the FFG World Championships will be able to meet and compete against the world’s best players for each of our games.
While the World Champions for our LCGs and X-Wing will win prizes and gamer glory, they also win the chance to make lasting marks upon and shape the futures of their games.
Each LCG World Champion (including Melee, Joust, and Overall champions for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game) earns the right to work with our developers to design a card of his or her choice. Once finalized, these cards are added to the games’ normal pools of cards, and in this way, World Champions are able to influence the ways the games are played and are forever immortalized as champions.
Visit our FFG World Championship Weekend website for updates and a complete breakdown of the exciting events in store!
Local foundations, global ambitions
Fantasy Flight Games Organized Play consists of a number of programs that work together to offer players chances to participate in their favorite games at levels from casual, local games to the highly competitive events of our FFG World Championship Weekend. The binding threads that run through all of our Organized Play programs are your enthusiasm for our games and our desire to help you participate in them as fully as possible. When all is told, those are the roots of our Organized Play!