Andrew Castillo is the 2014 North American Champion!
Nov 9 2014
Illiana's Little Busters hits a homerun! We'll have decklists up real soon, followed by interviews and event reports! Stay tuned! Congratulations, and thanks to everyone who showed and had a great time!
For interviews, decklists, and more, check the archived 2014 WGP Info Center here!
WGP Last Chance!
Nov 8 2014
Top 4 is: Kantai, Kantai, Kantai, Nanoha! See you tomorrow for the big show!
HobbyTown USA, Kennesaw, GA:
1st: Timothy K, Little Busters!, "Brother Sister Complex"
2nd: Kevin T, Little Busters!, "Fish Mio Goodstuffs"
Critical Hit Games, Iowa City, IA:
1st: Andrew F, Log Horizon, "Cut Horizon of the Wood"
2nd: Kymantas A, Guilty Crown, "Nike Shus"
EXP Last Chance, Sacramento, CA:
1st: Aria D, Little Busters, "riki riki riki"
2nd: Nelson L, Angel Beats!, "Execution"
Sword Art Online II Trial, Nanoha The Movie 1 & 2 A's Booster now available!
Oct 23 2014
First, a brand-new, high-powered Trial Deck for Sword Art, featuring the first offensive keyword, ::Target::, highlights high power and character removal! Then, a combined Booster, putting together the best of multiple sets of Nanoha, topping it all off with brand-new super awesome cards! Pick both up while they last!
WGP Regionals Week 7!
Oct 18 2014
Another exciting week of regionals!
Legends, Cupertino, CA:
1st: Michael S, Nisekoi, "Zoo"
2nd: John C, Dog Days, "The Return"
Get Some Game, Charlotte, NC:
1st: Curtis C, Nisekoi, "Aim for it!! The Harem"
2nd: Kevin Y, Index/Railgun, "No Rails"
Battleground Games & Hobbies, Abington, MA:
1st: BRYAN M, Da Capo, "稲 葉姫子" (Inaba Himeko)
2nd: Carl G, Da Capo, "Aoi, Himeno, Anzu, + Ricca in the creek"
3rd: Julien K, Da Capo, "Chairo no Kami no Niseimouto" (Brown-haired Fake Sister)
4th: Keith D, Log Horizon, "愛 LIKE ハンバーガー" (I Like Hamburger)
Skyhaven Games, Victoria, BC, Canada:
1st: Matt van H, Kantai Collection, "2 Waifu 1 Ship"
2nd: Michael W, Phantom, "Kill La Kill"
WGP West-Coast Last Chance Regional!
Oct 14 2014
The Mage's Realm (EXP), Sacramento, CA, October 26th, 2PM. Pre-registration is important! (Make sure you are registering for the Last Chance event) One more chance for those on the West Coast to get an invite! Please note that promotional cards may not be available, due to the short timeframe. This is considered a standard regional for all ruling / qualification purposes. Fight on!
WGP Regionals Week 6!
Oct 11 2014
Ontario, Canada, New York, Nevada! Regionals all over the continent! Here we go!
K-OS, Toronto, ON Canada:
1st: Dennis T, Project Diva, "THE iDOLM@STER"
2nd: Nelson Y, Shana, "Milky Way"
3rd: Justin C, Dog Days, "The Good Ol' Days"
4th: Homin P, Nisekoi, "Waifu Power"
All Ways Gaming, Chatsworth, CA:
1st: Amado R, Index/Railgun, "Mine and Only Mine"
2nd: Ryan R, Little Busters!, "Stocks & Dividends"
3rd: Kit K, Nisekoi, "Low Tier Only"
4th: Mitchell M, Idolmaster, "My Right Hurts"
Duel Zone Collectibles, Flushing, NY:
1st: Ka C, Kantai, "大帝國" (Great Empire)
2nd: Justin D, Guilty Crown, "Wasn't Even Playing to Win"
Judge Announcement: Due to a serious misrepresentation by local volunteer staff, a large number of players at the Toronto regional were unable to enter the tournament. We at Heart of the Cards did not want to deprive those players of a regional experience and opportunity to qualify through no fault of their own. As such, those players were allowed to prepare properly, and have been given an opportunity to play a "make-up" event, with a commensurate invitational prize. Heart of the Cards deeply apologizes for the actions of those we authorized to run this Regional. Update: On the day of the Regional, at the beginning of the first round, a player requested a translation from their opponent. An investigation determined that a local organizer told players, both during and before the day of the Regional, that translations were not required, and willfully hid this fact from HotC. HotC had a decision to make - Game Loss the players without translations in the first round (due to 'inability to show up for their match in a legal state in a timely manner') and then drop all players who could not get them by the next round (which was a large percentage of the players), or come up with an alternate solution. The decision was made to remove all players without translation from the tournament, and then give them time to acquire translation, and run a second event for those players alone, with a commensurate number of invites. We at HotC feel that this solution, while imperfect, caused the least amount of harm to players that followed the rules, while still giving an opportunity to those players who trusted their advisor.
Please note: We post any changes to any WGP event online for confirmation by players. In the future, to all players - if your organizer tells you something that for any reason disputes official information given by Heart of the Cards, please contact us via email to confirm. Failure to follow HotC rules and regulations may result in inability to participate in events.
Judge Announcement 2: Due to irreversible and serious misrepresentation by the local organizing staff, the Nevada regional has been cancelled. Players were incorrectly told by the staff that the regional was cancelled, and HotC was not notified of that this incorrect announcement was distributed, nor contacted by any affected players or staff until the event.
We will be working to set up a replacement or Last Chance event to distribute these invitations as geographically fairly as possible. We apologize for the behavior of the organizing staff.
Again, all players told things by others that is not supported by HotC official information should be confirmed with HotC. In the future, we will strive to more closely police regional locations and staff. Update: The original advisor relinquished their duties to another without contacting HotC. They then transferred Regional materials to that person in such a way that they were unavailable for the tournament. That new person, having not received the material nor having any contact with HotC, decided without contacting HotC that the Regional would be cancelled, and told players as such in the days proceeding the regional. None of this information was provided to HotC at any time, during any check-up contact. Upon the time of the Regional, HotC learned of this situation, and decided that the Regional was not salvageable, as all of the players that preregistered for the Regional either did not arrive for the Regional, or were told that the regional was cancelled - in no instance did a player show up expecting a Regional. Players that were still available to make a Regional that day would gain too much an advantage, whether accidental or intentional, of the extremely limited number of players available.
HotC apologizes for these situations, and will be reviewing its policies for determining Regional locations and advisors in the future. We would like to thank all players and advisors that have followed the rules and regulations put forward, and have created a positive and fun-filled WS experience.
Gigant Booster Tsukasa Extra Booster now available!
Oct 10 2014
A tight set with amazing abilities at every Level, Gigant storms onto the scene! While virtually unknown in the West, this set's clock-kicking, double-attacking Level 3, 1/0 7k, slow-burning early markers, and near many ways to compress looks to be a sleeper - and that isn't even getting into the nifty superthick menko cards! Pick some up today!
WGP Regionals Week 5!
Oct 4 2014
Just one this weekend, so that we can get a day to compile September and get things straight. Thanks to everyone who made it to Game Kastle!
Game Kastle, Santa Clara CA:
1st: David V, Nisekoi, "Season 2 Lets GO!!!"
2nd: Neal S, Kantai Collection, "Waifu Crashing"
WGP Regionals Week 4!
Sep 28 2014
Another big one this week, with a number of smaller, but just as important, regionals spaced out all over! We'll have placements, decks, interviews and more up as soon as we can!
Mage's Realm (EXP), Sacramento, CA
1st: Pablo M, Kill La Kill, "American Midrange"
2nd: James E, Rewrite, "3/0 drop came to commentate"
3rd: Bao Heng Z, Sword Art Online, "Swagartonline"
4th: Jeffrey F, Nisekoi "#GrilledLove"
5th: Felix L, Kantai Collection, "UWRip Miracle Rogue"
6th: Alan L, Love Live!, "Girls' Generation"
7th: Ryan Y, Idolmaster, "Project Fairy for Life <3"
8th: Jamie C, Nisekoi, "[BnG]I am Sigurd via Proxy"
BC Collectibles, Danville IL:
1st: Ian K, Nisekoi, "Burn baby Burn!!"
2nd: Aubrey P, Love Live!, "This is our Miracle With Eri Ayase"
3rd: Hiroaki I, Little Busters!, "Anego Beat"
4th: Eugene M, Rewrite, "Rewrite TD"
Outpost 2000 and Beyond, Crystal MN:
1st: Chris R, Nisekoi, "Old Spice Swagger"
2nd: Jonathan H, Kill La Kill, "Don't Lose your way!!"
WGP Regionals Week 3!
Sep 20 2014
Texas and New York are up this week! Stay tuned for interviews, decklists, and shoutouts galore!
IDEA, Sugar Land, TX
1st: Dennis T, Kantai, "Amatsukaze Ojou-sama"
2nd: Patrick T, Nisekoi, "Marika Ojou-Sama"
Hammergirl Anime, Rochester, NY
1st: Chris O, Little Busters!, "Doki Doki Busters Feels"
2nd: James O'C, Kill La Kill, "Listen To The Sound Of My 2 Soul"
3rd: Pomm K, Zero no Tsukaima, "ルイーズの最後の手段" (Louise's Last Resort)
4th: Jason T, Fairy Tail, "Scylla"
5th: Shannon V, Project Diva, "White Dress, Braids, and Big Straw Hat"
6th: Christian P, Kantai Collection, "Simply Kongou"
7th: Virginia C, Angel Beats!, "Operation: GirlDeMo"
8th: Scotty K, Nisekoi, "Nise Doki Doki"
WGP Regionals Week 2!
Sep 13 2014
Week 2 goes coast to coast, with Regionals from Western Canada and Florida checking in! Cool Stuff and Adventurer's are Saturday, and the heavily-preregistered Treasure Chest Regional on Sunday - stay tuned for more information as the weekend continues!
Cool Stuff, FL
1st: James A, Vividred Operation, "Delicious Mayonnaise"
2nd: David B, Psycho-Pass, "Enforcement Mode: Lethal Eliminator"
Adventurers Guild, AB Canada
1st: Shin-Chang L, Project Diva, "Red/Green Vanilla Hype"
2nd: Wyne L, Love Live!, "偶像を征服(Idols Conquer)"
Treasure Chest, BC Canada
Top 4: Toshio M, Monogatari Series, "Harem Force Activate"
Top 4: Ka Long C, Log Horizon, "くぎゅううう" (Kugyuuuu)
Top 4: Neldine M, Kantai Collection, "#Titanic #BlackPearl #AntiMeta #Swag"
Top 4: David S, Symphogear, "The Sacker!!"
Persona Q Extra Booster now available!
Sep 11 2014
Tons of cards for every Persona deck! Crazy new Memory cards, and a Persona Q exclusive Level 3! Available a day early - get some today!
WGP Regionals are Go!
Sep 6 2014
Regionals begin today! With Gamerz in Indiana and Toylynx in Hawaii, you'll be able to see the North American meta evolve in real-time! Check back for reports and more!
TOP 4 Gamerz, IN (more info forthcoming)
1st: Alex S, Nisekoi, "Unlock my love Please"
2nd: Melanie S, Nisekoi, "Dependant"
3rd: Andrew C, Phantom, "ScytheMaster was on Vacation"
4th: Audri S, Love Live, "Standing at the Door with Honoka and Muse"
TOP 2 Toylynx, HI (more info forthcoming)
1st: Bryce G, Black Rock Shooter, "Waifu Rock Shooter"
2nd: David J, Vividred Operation, "-ALONE-"
TOP 2 Atomic Empire, NC
1st: James C, Madoka Magica, "Raspberries and Cheese"
2nd: Justin H, Project Diva, "Pink Hair"
TOP 4 Level Up Games, MN
Adan C, Da Capo, "Da Capo"
Chris B, Nisekoi, "Chitoge Da Bes"
Henry C, Daybreak Illusion, "Watching #BB"
Shai X, Black Rock Shooter, "The Rhythms of Africa"
Sep 6 2014
Bushiroad has a video out for this year's tournament!
Check it out!
Da Capo Sakura Saku and Little Busters! Card Mission Extra Boosters now available!
Sep 4 2014
Short, powerful sets to up your game in two of WS's biggest universes! Lots of updated tech, new strong late-game, and fan favorite cards players have been waiting years for! Launching in North America one day early, pick some up today!
Kill La Kill English Trial Decks Available!
Aug 22 2014
You can now pick up this great deck in English! Get started playing WS with your friends, your fellow anime fans, your pets, anyone you can! On sale starting today!
Nisekoi Booster Pack Launch (one day early)!
Aug 21 2014
The year's most-awaited Booster launches a day early in North America! With the same-named Event in all four colors (each with its own ability!) and multiple Characters that put it to good use, this versatile, powerful set lives up to its promise! Pick it up while it lasts!
Announcing the 2014 North American WS WGP!
Jul 24 2014
(AUG 20 UPDATE: Nationals Format Change!) (AUG 6 UPDATE: New Banlist!)
It's that time of year again! Preregister and play in over two dozen Regional Tournaments across the country to win an invite to Nationals, and get a chance to represent all of North America in the World Championship in Japan! Winner receives round-trip airfare and hotel to participate in the WeiB Schwarz World Championship! North America won Worlds last year - can you help us do it again?
Project Diva 2 Booster Launches Thursday, Angel Beats! Re: Edit English Trial and Booster Friday!
Jul 23 2014
Diva 2 hits the shelves in North America one day early! Tons of new cards and abilities, with excellent Events and late game Characters to make Project Diva truly shine! Also, Angel Beats TD and BP are available in English on Friday! Check it all out at your local retailer!
Angel Beats! Re: Edit Trial and Booster, and Love Live! Extra!
Jun 27 2014
Triple Release Day! First, the Angel Beats! Re: Edit Trial Deck and Booster - built from both the very best of the multiple previous AB sets and powerful brand-new cards! It's a one-stop shop for all your Angel Beats! needs! Thirdly, Love Live! has an Extra Booster, with even more options for you Mu's fans! SO MANY EXCLAMATION POINTS! Check both out at your local store today!
Log Horizon Extra Booster is in!
Jun 13 2014
The game-changing Log Horizon Extra Booster is here! Level 0 chasers, Huge Level 3 Supports, a brand new Bodyguard, and so, so much more! Pick up some today - this set is the fastest-selling so far this year!
WGP Regional Applicants - please respond!
Jun 12 2014
We've emailed every single applicant with what you need to do next - we need you to get back to us before Monday. If you haven't gotten an email, check your Spam folder, or email us to check. Thanks!
Want a WGP Regional in your area? Here's how!
May 28 2014
UPDATED 6/11: Applications closed! Looks like EVERY Applicant that made it in before the 11th is conditionally approved (assuming they follow instructions!) Stay tuned mid-next-week for locations!
Apply today! UPDATED 6/4: Still looking for more locations! Apply today! UPDATED 5/30: US/CN Visa (or citizenship) req. UPDATED 5/29: Canadian Sites, JP/EN Card clarification (JP Only) We're in the process of setting up the Regionals for this year's North American (US/Canada) WGP, and we need to determine where to hold our Regionals!
If you are interested in having one in your area, please read and follow these instructions carefully!
Send us an email at :
The Subject should be "NA WGP Regional Request - TOWNNAME, ST", where TOWNNAME should be replaced by the name of the town you live in, and ST should be the 2-letter abbreviation your state uses.
The Body of the email should follow this format:
- Your Name
- Your Email
- Your Phone Number
- Your City and State
- The Name of the Location of the Regional
- Contact information / webiste of the Regional Location
- The maximum amount of player seating available (DO NOT ESTIMATE)
- If you've held a WS regional before
- 100 words or less on why your spot should be picked. Include approximate counts on local playerbase size, events held, and so on.
People requesting the Regional will still be able to play in it - if your location is selected, we will either send someone to judge it or assist you remotely.
The site you choose for the Regional cannot charge money in any way - the Regional must occur in a free location (no conventions with badge fees, no stores that would require an entry fee). We suggest working with a local game store, or a library. You must have permission to run it in this location. The location must have stable internet access, and you must have the ability to understand and follow instructions, and access to a phone for the duration of the tournament.
If selected, we will work with you to set up a Regional in your area in September / October, with Nationals occurring in Rochester, NY, some time in October / November.
Note that we do not have answers for many questions regarding tournament structure / format / number of spots / etc yet - while we work on details, we need to get a list of interested places first, and we won't know about an interested place without your input!
Be sure to let your friends know about this as well - if you talk about WS in English, post a link to this announcement, so we can get the word out as fast as possible. All applications must be in by June 10th.
Some notes on things we are in the process of working on:
- Regionals in Canada are allowed, and any player living in America or Canada (Citizenship not required - visa holders and citizens are both allowed) is allowed to win the National Tournament - winners must be able to fly from the US to Japan and back, possibly without accompaniment (esp. in case of Canadian winners). Once in Tokyo, we should be able to provide assistance, if we cannot fly one the same plane with you to Japan
- No Regionals outside USA / Canada
- English cards are not allowed, only Japanese cards are allowed
Again, please note - you must be able to follow instructions, fairly hand out promotional items, send back extras, do paperwork, and keep a cool head if you want to be an Assistant Organizer for a Regional. You'll still be able to play in it - we expect the more prominent players in each area to apply for their area - but if you can't handle deferring to a higher authority during a tournament, or explaining both sides of a question, bad things can happen. Please make sure you are mature and fair enough to be responsible for running an event before you apply.
Even if you know your friend applied for your area, you can apply too! it'll be good for us to know we have multiple people to help out.
So, let people know about this, and if you are interested, get working on your application!