Epic Card Game™

$100,000.00

2016 World Championship

 

November 18-21, 2016 at White Wizard Games Fair

Sheraton Framingham (Boston area) Massachusetts USA

One Game. Many ways to play, to qualify, to win. Who will be the first World Champion?

White Wizard Games is proud to announce the Epic World Championship, qualifiers for which will be taking place all year long across the globe. The Epic World Championship will be happening at the White Wizard Games Fair.  Players will have a chance to compete and win one of 64 coveted entries to the 2016 Epic World Championship in November, where everyone will receive a cash prize and one person will win $25,000 and the title of World Champion! Epic Card Game was designed and developed by Rob Dougherty and Darwin Kastle, two Magic the Gathering Hall of Famers and Pro Tour champions who want to provide large organized play events and big prizes to grow a strong player community. All told, $100,000 in cash will be awarded at Epic Worlds. There will be plenty of fun events open to the public as well. The event will take place at the Sheraton Framingham at the White Wizard Games Fair on Nov 18-21. If you are traveling to attend, please click here to rent a room at a special room rate. If you want to have a Qualifier event in your area, check out our Road to Worlds page to see how. If you want to run local tournaments, check out our How to Run an Epic Card Game Tournament page. If you are new to Epic, check out our Epic 101 page.

Get updates about the World Championship

 Epic World Championship Qualifiers — Locations and Dates

SXSW Gaming Austin, Texas March 17-19 Winner: Benjamin Sullivan
Pandemonium Books & Games Cambridge, Massachusetts May 21 Winner: Bill Anderson
Origins Game Fair Columbus, Ohio June 15-19 Limited: Rich Shay
Constructed: Derek Arnold
Limited: John Tatian
Constructed: Hampus Eriksson
ConnectiCon

Hartford, Connecticut July 7-10 Limited: Nicolas Cuenca Constructed: Jonah Acosta
Gen Con Indianapolis, Indiana August 4-7 Limited: Tom Sorenson
Constructed: Thomas Dixon
Limited: James Damore
Constructed: Martin Dickie
Game Kastle Mountain View, CA August 27 Winner: Jason Tian
PAX West Seattle, Washington September 2-5 Limited: Kyle Coons Constructed: James Moreland
Play the Game Read the Story Syracuse, New York September 3 Winner: Doug McKay
Star City Games Roanoke, Virginia September 10 Winner: Jeremy Noell
At Ease Games San Diego, California September 17 Winner: Benjamin Cosman
Phyrexian Games Fitchburg, Massachusetts September 17 Winner: Andre Batista
Heffers Bookshop Cambridge, United Kingdom October, 8 @ 19:00 Winner: Abdul Majid
Play the Game Read the Story Syracuse, New York October 8 @ 12 PM Winner: Brian Hunt
Dragon’s Lair Stockholm, Sweden October 8 @ 12 PM Winner:Isac Calmroth
The Comic Shop Oswego, New York October 9 @ 1 PM Winner:Andrew Wartooth
Star City Games Roanoke, Virginia October 15 @ 2pm Winner: Hilary Dwyer
Pandemonium Books and Games Cambridge, Massachusetts October 15 @ 11am Winner: Brian Batista
At Ease Games San Diego, California October 22 @ 1pm Winner: James Lafferty
Mr. Nice Guy Games Monroeville, Pennsylvania October 22 @ 12pm Winner: Josiah Fiscus
Pro-Play Games West Palm Beach, Florida October 23 @ 1pm Winner: Will Morgan
Comic Kings Virginia Beach, Virginia October 23 @ 11:30am Winner: Nathan Overbay
Tara Angel’s Magic Tallahassee, Florida November 2 @ TBA Winner: Ryan DeSutter
Mr. Nice Guy Games Monroeville, Pennsylvania November 5 @ TBA TBA
Phyrexian Games Fitchburg, Massachusetts November 6 @ 1:00pm Winner: Nicholas Heal
Chamber of Comics Winchester, Massachusetts November 12 @ 11:00am Limited ($20 entry)
All In One Collectibles Randolph, New Jersey November 12 @ 1:00pm Limited ($10 entry)
Gamer’s Gambit Danbury, Connecticut  November 12 @ 5:00pm TBA
Zombie Planet Albany, New York November 12 @ 1:00PM Limited
Play the Game Read the Story Syracuse, New York November 12 Limited
Phyrexian Games Fitchburg, Massachusetts November 13  Limited
Last Chance Qualifiers at Epic World Championships Framingham, Massachusetts Friday November 18 2 Limited events & 2 Constructed events
Last Chance Qualifiers at Epic World Championships Framingham, Massachusetts Saturday November 19 4 Limited events & 4 Constructed events

There will be additional qualifier tournaments held in the US. In addition, our international partners will have the ability to crown National Champions in their countries that will also qualify for the Epic World Championships. For stores and conventions wishing to participate, applications for running qualifying events will be opening up in late spring. Please email events@whitewizardgames.com for more information. If you are a store owner and are interested in running casual Epic Card Game events, please refer to this link. 

Qualifier Tournament Formats

 We will hold World Championship Qualifier Tournaments in the following two formats:

Constructed: Each player must bring a 60-card deck using cards they own, following the “Full Constructed” rules in the rulebook and at epiccardgame.com/formats/. This deck will be used for both the preliminary (swiss) rounds and the top-8 playoff rounds. Limited: Each player must bring one set of Epic and Tyrants, and will build a 30 card deck from a pool of 60 randomly selected cards (following the limited “sealed” rules in the rulebook and at epiccardgame.com/formats/). These decks will be used for the swiss rounds. In the top-8 playoffs of Limited events, players will compete in head-to-head Dark Draft, drafting a new deck each round!

Epic World Championship Prize Payout


All 64 players win a cash prize and receive cool exclusive swag!

 

Place

Prize Money

1st

$25,000

2nd

$10,000

3rd – 4th

$5,000

5th – 8th

$2,500

9th – 16th

$1,500

17th – 28th

$1,000

29th – 40th

$750

41st – 64th

$500

Total

$100,000

Epic World Championship Details
Dates: November 18-21, 2016 Location: Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center 1657 Worcester Rd Framingham, MA 01701 Last Chance Qualifier Schedule A total of twelve last chance qualifiers (six limited and six constructed) will occur Friday November 18 and Saturday November 19. Side Events: Casual side events will be available all weekend long for Epic, Star Realms and other White Wizard’s Games. Artists: Epic artists will be on site selling artwork and signing cards. World Championship Formats The World Championship will feature 7 rounds of swiss on Sunday, followed by a cut to the top 8 players for Monday. The preliminary rounds will be best 2 out of 3 games with a 60 minute time limit. The tournament will begin with players put into groups of eight for an Epic Cube Draft.

  • Rounds 1 and 2 will be played with the drafted decks from the Epic Cube
  • Rounds 3 and 4 will feature our head-to-head Dark Draft format
  • Rounds 5 through 7 will feature full constructed decks.

The top 8 will be single elimination, best 3 out of 5 games.

  • Games 1 and 2 will use the Dark Draft format, both games using the same drafted deck
  • Games 3 through 5 will use the Constructed format.

Our mixed-format playoff system will challenge players to determine who is the very best at Epic. Hotel Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center 1657 Worcester Rd Framingham, MA 01701 1-508-879-7200 Rooms are available on-site for $114 per night (plus tax). Ask for the “Epic Card Game” Room Block or use this link Additional Events All weekend long will be a celebration of all WWG games and their players open to the public and not just to those qualified for the World Championships. Everyone is invited to play Epic, Star Realms, and our next product (announced later this year). We will have events and prizes that reward great community spirit. We will award cash and prizes for great sportsmanship, great deck design, and even great cosplay! We will also launch on-demand tournaments for our games, teach players how to play, teach players how to teach, hold Q+A about each of our games from our design team, and lots more.Be sure to be a part of Epic Card Game’s first World Championship, this fall! Additional Information

  • Winners will need to sign an eligibility and release form to receive prizes.
  • The Epic World Championship is open to qualified players aged 18 years and older. Qualified players aged 13 to 17 years may also enter with parent’s permission, and only if a parent or guardian attends the event as well.
  • Employees, contractors, consultants of White Wizard Games LLC, and the immediate family members of each, may not compete in the Epic Tournament Series or in the Epic World Championship.
  • All cash prizes are in US dollars, and are subject to change.
  • WWG reserves all rights with regards to this event, including altering rules to ensure competitive fairness.