XWING OPEN at UK Games Expo 2016
Part of biggest World Wide event ever
Fantasy flight games have arranged a series of eight open events for X-wing, one of which will be at the UK Games Expo 2016. Of the other seven events, six will be spread across Europe and the last will be based in the United States.
In each main Open tournament, players will compete for a multitude of prizes, including the Open winner’s prize: a trip to 2016 Star Wars™ Celebration in England and entry into the 2016 X-Wing Coruscant Invitational to be held there on 15th July.
Fantasy Flight staff will host the winners of the System Open Tournaments for a special, one day invitational event. Each of the eight System Open winners will receive travel, hotel accommodations, and be provided with a badge for Star Wars Celebration.
The UK Games Expo event is called The Xwing Yavin Open in Birmingham and will be a 512 Player Event - which if we can reach that number will make us the biggest single day Xwing Open in the world.
Of the 512 players those scoring 18 or more tournament points will progress to the final on Sunday 5th June. These players will then play 3 more rounds. to decide on a final 8 players who play sunday afternoon for the title.
On the Sunday we will offer at least one side tournament utilizing the new Hangar Bay format for those players who do not progress. Each side tournament is 3 rounds of Swiss play, with players earning prizes for each round that they win.
This Open will replace the national events from Fantasy flight, historically held at the Expo. The national events will be held by Esdevium later in the year and more in line with Fantasy Flights Organised Play world schedule.
Xwing Open Tickets will go on sale on Friday 5th February at 6pm GMT.