Rob Dougherty, White Wizard Games CEO, shares an announcement about our upcoming plans for the Epic World Championship and the newly-created Epic Championship Series.

This year’s $100,000 Epic World Championship is being split into two events: physical and digital, each with a prize purse over $50,000. This will now be known as the Epic Championship Series.

Every single player who plays in the 2017 Epic Card Game Championship (physical event this November in Framingham, MA) will automatically be qualified for the Epic Digital Championship (Summer 2018, play online), so they have a shot at their share of the full $100,000+ prize purse.

So, if you were qualified for the 2017 Epic World Championship you are now qualified for both the Epic Card Game Championship and the Epic Digital Championship!

Epic Card Game Championship Details

  • Physical event using the paper cards
  • There will be about 32 competitors
  • Location: White Wizard Game Fair this November in Framingham MA
  • $52,000 prize purse.
  • Every player will win a minimum of $500
  • The winner gets $15,000 (See payout chart below)
  • All players are qualified for the Epic Digital Championship

Epic Digital Championship Details

  • Digital event using the Epic Digital App
  • There will be at least 64 competitors
  • Location: Online- Players can play from around the world (Summer 2018)
  • Over $50,000 prize purse
  • Every player will win a minimum of $100
  • The winner gets $15,000 (See payout chart below)

The reason for this change

The reason for this change is to be more inclusive to our digital players. It was our plan all along to have many of the qualifiers for Epic Worlds occur in-app, so players anywhere in the world could compete. Like many digital projects, things took slightly longer than initially projected, so online qualifiers weren’t ready in time. I apologize for the late notice on this change. We were working hard up till the last minute to get the digital app events to the point where we could run qualifiers for this year’s Worlds, but ended up needing a couple months more than we had.

Great for players

I believe this change will be great for the players who are qualified for Epic worlds for the following reasons:

  • Their minimum prize goes up to $600.
    They still get the $500 minimum prize at the physical event AND get the additional $100 minimum prize at the digital event.
  • Their maximum winnings goes up to $30,000.
    The physical and digital events each have a first place prize of $15,000.
  • Their E.V. (expected value) goes up.
    The EV for each player at the Epic Card Game Championships is about $1625 ($52K / 32 players). In addition, they get the added E.V. of the Epic digital championship, which will likely come in around $818 (52.4K / 64 players). This estimates their total combined EV an amazing $2,443! In comparison, last year’s Epic worlds E.V. was $1562.50 (100K / 64 players).
  • One bad event doesn’t kill you.
    If you have a bad day and get last place in the physical tournament, you can still rally and win big in the digital event.

This change will also be great for all Epic players and the game as a whole.

  • More big events to play in
  • More coverage
  • More chances to qualify
  • Online qualifiers EVERYONE can play in

More details here.

Prize charts

 

Epic Card Game (physical) Championship Prizes

FinishPrize
1st$15,000
2nd$5,000
3rd- 4th$3,000
5th- 8th$2,000
9th- 16th$1,000
17th- 24th$750
25th – 32nd$500
Total$52,000

 

Epic Digital Championship Prizes

FinishPrize
1st$15,000
2nd$5,000
3rd- 4th$3,000
5th- 8th$2,000
9th- 16th$1,000
17th- 24th$500
25th – 32nd$300
33rd – 40th$200
41st – 64th (and below)$100
Total$52,400