June 10, 2014
Building on the success of the Android: Netrunner Plugged-in Tour last year, we are very happy to announce that we’ll be hosting the Android: Netrunner Regionals Tournament 2014, which is coming up at the store on Saturday, July 19th 10am-late.
For two months, sixteen Netrunner Regional Tournaments will be held across the country, but there’s only one in California – and it’s at Gamescape North! The top winner from each of the Regional Tournaments will receive a certificate for a bye in the first round of the National Tournament. In addition to the top prize, players will have the opportunity to win alternate art cards, virus tokens, playmats, identity cards, and a prestigious trophy.
The tournament starts at 10am sharp with registration opening at 8am. Please make sure you have arrived and are signed in before the 10am start time. There will be six rounds of swiss pairing and then we’ll cut to the top sixteen players for a double-elimination Championship pairing. Swiss pairings will be completed by 5pm. The Championship pairings will likely finish by 12:30am, so be prepared to stay late. Please plan accordingly so that we can move through the event smoothly. There are many local shops and restaurants within walking distance for getting food, so make sure you grab some grub between rounds!
Each player must bring both one Corporation and one Runner deck to the tournament. In the six rounds of swiss pairings, participants will play both decks against each opponent. The Championship round will be a double elimination round where you play only one deck against your opponent, alternating between your two decks. The latest version of the tournament rules for the Netrunner tournament can be found here. Please make sure that you’re up-to-date on these before attending. Further, all players are required to show up with pre-filled deck lists on the day of the tournament. We suggest using the excellent CardGameDB for their deck builder, but any legible format will be accepted. We are also requesting that you email your deck list to us early if possible in order to facilitate proper list checking.
It’s going to be a busy day; we’ve already been swamped with sign-ups, including one from as far away as Hong Kong! If you have any questions or concerns please contact us by email and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.
Being invited to host the Netrunner Regional Tournament is a very exclusive opportunity that we’re extremely proud to be a part of. Sign-ups have been so overwhelming that we are already full on this event, but we’re working on some ways to expand our seating. Therefore, we’re still taking names down as alternates in case people don’t show up on the day of the event, so make sure to contact us to secure a spot on the list of alternate players. We’ll be sure to update you on player status with plenty of time before the event!
Saturday, July 19th 10am-late
Android: Netrunner LCG Regional Tournament
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