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We have a whole lot of information for you! Everything you need to know about Krosmaster’s World Championship 2016, and changes to the QT season and international rankings. Here we go!

 


Things are moving in the world of organized play! We have two important topics to discuss today, so let’s not beat around the bush and dive straight into it!

 

World Championship 2016: additional info

 
We recently announced the date and place of Krosmaster’s next World Championship. We are now able to provide you with additional information on this tournament made for champions.

First of all, let us remind you that the Championship will be held at Sevilla (Spain) on July 16th, 2016.

Now, we can tell you the event’s exact location: it will be at the Hotel NH Sevilla Plaza de Armas. You can find everything about this hotel and its location by following this link.
 
Next item on the list: a map! As it is now traditional, we will use a new map for the Championship. Although you might have seen it before if you’ve played the online game… This year, we will use Moon Island’s asymmetrical map, which you can find below:

http://static.ankama.com/upload/backoffice/direct/2016-05-02/c16edd66974c4ee2df6c079ca53af187.jpg

Finally, the prizing! Of course, our dearest champions will not come home empty-handed… By going to the tournament, they will able to win the following:
 

  • For every contestant: a playable map of the event, a commemorative t-shirt, and two Season 4 blind booster display (which will be send to the players as soon as the product is available in their own language).
  • TOP 8: one Cardboard Tube Samurai figurine, one Nemesis Samurai figurine, and one Missiz Freezz resin statuette.
  • TOP 4: one XXL figurine of the player's choice (if still in stock).
  • World Champion: a champion trophy, and the opportunity to design a Krosmaster’s profile for a future release.


(Updated on May 6th)

Tournament Rules

The tournament will use the current rules for Krosmaster Arena (version 2.4). These rules include two changes from Krosmaster Arena 2.0: buying a GG costs 12 kamas instead of 10, and the Tension roll can be rerolled by forfeiting one die. 

The current ban and Boss list will apply, with one extra change: characters coming from Krosmaster Arena 2.0 will be banned for this tournament.

Please note that a revision of the Boss/ban list may happen before the Championship; we’re keeping a close eye on Theo and Poochan right now… 

 
The tournament will proceed as follow: 

  • Players will first play 4 Swiss rounds
  • At the end of those rounds, the Top 8 players will play a double elimination bracket.
  • Starting with the semi-finals (Top 4), players losing their match will go to the loser bracket and continue the tournament from there.
  • The final will be played between the winner bracket finalist and the loser bracket finalist.


 

QT and international rankings modification

 
In February, we have announced our new ladder system, which will be used as qualification for next year’s World Championship. Several QT have already been played, and more are scheduled in the next few months.

We have received a lot of community feedback on this system, and we listened to you. In order to make the competition fairer and more accessible to all, we have decided to modify the following points of the rules.

There’s no longer a required minimum of players needed to make a QT “official”. As a result, players will now get points on the international ladder related to the numbers of players attending the QT. Here’s how it will work:
 
  • Tournament with less than 16 players
    • 1st place: 8 points
    • 2nd place: 5 points
    • 3rd and 4th place: 3 points
    • All other contestants: 1 point
       
  • Tournament with 16 to 31 players
    • 1st place: 12 points
    • 2nd place: 6 points
    • 3rd and 4th place: 4 points
    • From 5th to 8th place: 2 points
    • All other contestants: 1 point
       
  • Tournament with 32 to 42 players
    • 1st place: 15 points
    • 2nd place: 8 points
    • 3rd and 4th place: 5 points
    • From 5th to 8th place: 2 points
    • All other contestants: 1 point
       
  • Tournament with 43 to 64 players
    • 1st place: 18 points
    • 2nd place: 10 points
    • 3rd and 4th place: 6 points
    • From 5th to 8th place: 4 points
    • From 9th to 16th place: 2 points
    • All other contestants: 1 point
       
  • Tournament with 64 players or more
    • 1st place: 21 points
    • 2nd place: 12 points
    • 3rd and 4th place: 8 points
    • From 5th to 8th place: 5 points
    • From 9th to 16th place: 3 points
    • From 17th to 32nd place: 2 points
    • All other contestants: 1 point

The number of points given during National Championships won’t change. Those changes are retro-active, and we will update the current ladder shortly to reflect this.

Finally, in order to get a better spread on their (large) territory, the US competitive scene will get 5 additional QT, for a total of 10 QT and a National Championship.

 
Thank you for your attention, and don’t hesitate to give us your feedback on this news!