The FFG Store Championships are a new format of tournaments available to retail stores. They are prestigious, local events in which players can compete for custom prizes, bragging rights among their friends, and advancement into FFG’s Regional Championship tournaments later in the year.
You may apply to hold Store Championships for any or all of six featured games:
Retailers who run successful Store Championship tournaments will earn priority when FFG determines who will host their spotlighted Regional Championship tournaments later in the year.
The Store Championship tournament season runs from February through March. All applications are due by November 15th.
Store Championship Prizes
The centerpiece of each Store Championship event is a kit of exclusive, custom prizes. These kits are a step up from FFG’s standard 2014 tournament kits, and each includes prizes for the champion, finalists, Top 4, and participation prizes for thirty-two players.
FFG’s custom X-Wing Store Championship kit features the following prizes:
- Champion: Store Championship plaque; card box for ship cards, upgrade cards, and tokens; first place certificate worth a first-round bye at one Regional Championship
- Runner-Up: Card box
- Top 4*: Four acrylic range rulers
- Participation: Thirty-two Ten Numb ship cards featuring movie still art.
Each of FFG’s custom LCG Store Championship kits features the following prizes:
- Champion: Store Championship plaque, deck box, and first place certificate worth a bye at one Regional Championship
- Runner-Up: Deck box
- Top 4*: Four custom, “Top 4” playmats
- Participation: Thirty-two alternate art cards with full-bleed graphic design. The card varies with the game.
*Each Store Championship prize kit includes an extra X-Wing range ruler or LCG playmat. This extra prize is intended for the tournament organizer but may also be used as an additional prize.
In addition to the prizes, each kit includes a colorful, 13.5” x 19.5” promotional poster to help advertise the event.
You can see the full kit for each of our games by following the links below:
A Game of Thrones Store Championship kit
Android: Netrunner Store Championship kit
Call of Cthulhu Store Championship kit
Star Wars: The Card Game Store Championship kit
Warhammer: Invasion Store Championship kit
X-Wing Store Championship kit
How Do Store Championships Differ from Regional Championships?
Regional Championship tournaments are top-level events that draw the best players from across hundreds of miles. After FFG’s World and National Championships, these are the most important events in their tournament calendar. In order to ensure that each Regional Championship maintains its larger, regional nature and measures up to the standards warranted by these high-level events, FFG plan to sanction fewer of these tournaments going forward.
The introduction of Store Championship tournaments means that every retailer has the opportunity to run a high-level event. Moreover, hosting a successful Store Championship event is the key to having your store considered as a candidate to host one of our elite Regional Championship events later in the year!
Apply Today to Host Your Store Championship Events
Retailers in the United States: You can express your intent to host one or more Store Championship tournaments today by filling out FFG’s online application. Alternatively email FFG expressing your interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Become an Integral Part of the FFG Tournament Calendar
When you host a Store Championship event, you become an integral part of the FFG tournament calendar and turn your store into a local hot spot for fans of X-Wing and competitive LCGs. Energize, unite, and grow your local player base. Apply today to host one or more Store Championship events!