The Worlds Qualifier at Gen-Con was a tremendous success, and you won’t want to miss the breakdown below!
The road to Gen-Con was a long march. When the details of Organized Play were finally unleashed on the masses, everyone turned their attention to the historically Z-friendly convention. After the initial offering of participation tickets instantly sold out, passionate fans made it clear to Gen-Con officials that DBZ was coming to Indiana in a big way. Due to popular demand, the DBZ TCG entrant cap was increased – and 220 dedicated warriors were able to test their mettle in the game’s biggest event to date!
After a long day of eight rounds, only sixteen players advanced to the top cut. Roughly 3/4 of the participants with a 6-2 record missed top cut – it was a ferocious tournament! On Sunday, the final stages of the tournament unfolded with an equal mix of austerity and jubilation. Everyone received playsets of Blue Betrayal and Red Shoulder Grab, and the elimination rounds began!
The next stage of prizes was awarded in top 4, as Jay Banna, Arvel Rowe, Shaun Hindman, and Phillip McGrath all qualified for Worlds invitations! The high level of play continued on, with the final winner claiming the prize to create a card in the next set. In the end, Phil McGrath’s finely tuned control build was able to wrestle out the win over Shaun Hindman’s robust Blue Ginyu!
Congratulations to all of the competitors, and thanks to everyone who was able to participate, spectate online, or help run the event!
You can check out the Top 8 decks for the from Gen-Con and the Top 4 from the Oregon Regional below:
Gen-Con Worlds Qualifier Top 8:
- Dillon Warren – Blue Wheelo
- Alec Ruden – Red Garlic
- Jeff Mongon – Blue Krillin
- Joseph Walter – Black Krillin
- Jay Banna* – Black Ginyu
- Arvel Rowe* – Orange Ginyu
- Shaun Hindman* – Blue Ginyu
- Phillip McGrath* – Blue Piccolo
Oregon Regional Top 4:
- Bryce Scheulere – Namekian Slug
- Jacob Schmidt* – Blue Piccolo
- Matt Riberio* – Red Tenshinhan
- Elmer Walter – Blue Ginyu
You can also reference coverage of the Oregon Regional here.