May 24, 2016 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Panini America’s second season of Organized Play will begin on June 18th – featuring 16 Regionals, a Dragon Prix, the 2016 World Championship, exclusive promos, and $50,000 in cash prizes!
2016 Organized Play Schedule
|DATE||LOCATION||HOST / VENUE|
|6/18||Fargo, ND||Paradox Games & Comics|
|6/25||Buffalo Grove, IL||Nerd Rage Gaming – venue TBA|
|7/2||Salem, OR||Wild Things Games|
|7/9||Selden, NY||Brothers Grim Games and Collectibles|
|7/9||Austin, TX||Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy|
|7/16||Charlottesville, VA||The End Games|
|8/6||Indianapolis, IN||Gen Con (details TBD)|
|8/20||Hollywood, FL||Cool Stuff Games – Hollywood|
|8/27||Louisville, KY||Comic Book World – venue TBA|
|9/3||Warren, MI||Eternal Games|
|9/10||San Gabriel, CA||MTGDeals|
|9/17||Manchester, NH||Granite State Comic Con|
|9/24||Pueblo, CO||Chaos Games & More|
|10/1||Carrollton, GA||Quest Comic Shop – venue TBA|
|10/8||Las Vegas Strip, NV||A Gamer’s Paradise – venue TBA|
|10/15||Vacaville, CA||Forgotten Path Games|
|10/22||Lenexa, KS||Collector’s Cache|
|11/5||DRAGON PRIX – NEW ORLEANS||Sword N Board – venue TBA|
|11/11||WORLDS OPEN QUALIFIER
|Panini America – venue TBA|
|11/12||2016 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
|11/13||World Championship Top Cut|
There are sixteen Regionals on the schedule, and participants at each event will receive a copy of P8 Combination Drill, P4 Visiting the Past, and P5 Saiyan Pinpoint Blast.
Players that qualify for the Top Cut will receive play-sets (3x each) of P3 Orange Hiding Drill and P6 Namekian Gut Punch.
The finalists from each event will also receive an invite to Worlds.
Regardless of attendance, each Regional has a guaranteed purse of $2,000.
Other Ways to Qualify
- Dragon Prix
The Dragon Prix is a new event tier, and you can expect more of them in the 2017 season. This year, Dragon Prix – New Orleans on November 5th will be one of the final opportunities to qualify for Worlds! Prizes for this event will include cash, promos, and Worlds invitations – check the blog for more details later in the season.
- The Super Elite
“The Super Elite” will be a weekly ranking of the top ten players with the highest point totals of the current season. Aside from the bragging rights of making the inner circle, members of the Super Elite that have not qualified for Worlds may be eligible for a variable amount of Worlds invites and other various perks.
- Gen Con
Slated for August 6th, the demand for Gen Con has outpaced space – as usual! Prizes (including Worlds invitations, exclusive promos, and more) and capped pre-registration info will be posted in the near future.
- Australia Regionals
Players in the land down under will want to attend the TAK Games series of Regionals, as three Worlds invites will be on the line!
- Worlds Open Qualifier
The Worlds Qualifier will take place on Friday, November 11th – the day before Worlds. This event will determine the final entrants into the World Championship, so the entire DBZ TCG nation should be there! The number of invites for this event is variable, be sure to check back later in the season for more details.
2016 Dragon Ball Z World Championship
The DBZ TCG World Championship will be a three day celebration of the game, with a wide range of offerings for both casual fans and competitive players. Players that have not qualified for Worlds will want to attend the Friday Qualifier, and will have the opportunity to participate in side events on Saturday as well. Will the next World Champion grind all the way from Friday to the end?!
The World Championship takes place on November 12th, 2016 in Dallas, TX. This event requires an invitation, and qualified players will receive three copies of the following “Worlds only” promos:
- Namekian Targeted Strike
- Red Double Strike
- Orange Devouring Drill
- Black Swirl
- Blinding Energy Move
These promos will be released exclusively at Worlds – the only other method of distribution will be to a select amount of players with high attendance throughout the season (details TBA). Note: there are still many more prizes to be announced as we approach the date!
Worlds has something for everyone! This year, there are more reasons than ever to make your way out.
Worlds has a prize purse of $16,000.
Top Cut will take place on Sunday, November 13th. The top 8 players will be awarded trophies, and the victor will automatically qualify for the 2017 World Championship. Additionally, the World Champion earns the right to create a card for release in a future expansion.
In addition to all of this, each event will also provide sealed product as prizes (contact your venue for specific details). Any player attending Organized Play events will need to be fully familiar with the Tournament Guide and CRD, available here. Players will also want to update their decks with cards from Dragon Ball Z: Vengeance, which is slated to release on July 1st.