The Ultra•PRO Entertainment (UPE) Organized Play program has now been officially launched! It’s called the PRO STORE program and we here at PHD are extremely excited to help promote this fun and unique program that stores and players will enjoy! The program is built around retailers with support for their participating customers.
How It Works!
The New PRO STORE Organized Play Program is free to sign up. Stores can sign-up directly via the UPE website. Stores will be listed on the retailer locator at a future date. All the data submitted is considered confidential. Only public information, such as the store’s name and location will be published on the site.
Once stores are entered into the database at Ultra•PRO and assigned a PRO STORE ID# from UPE, they will be eligible for the following benefits:
• Stores will be able to get a demo copy at the industry standard costs for organized play programs. These games will have the shrink-wrap removed and stickered with a DEMO sticker on the box top & bottom. These are for store libraries, organized play events and demoing the games for players. There will be a limit of 1 game per brand / title per year, though singular expansions would not count toward that limit.
• During the year, UPE will be sending ‘exclusive items to the stores for players in the program. These items will be branded as PRO STORE OP items, and will be released, potentially, about once a quarter. Stay tuned for more information on this aspect of the program.
• PRO STORES will get ‘special buy’ promotional deals on UPE products throughout the year. Please keep in mind that some of these may be coordinated to occur after scheduled pre-release or demo events.
• The PRO STORE OP Program will have a structured event platform for Ascension at major conventions that tie into the stores. There will be 3 major championships with cash and prizes allocated for them. There will be a launch event at GAMA and this will be the official kick off of the program (see below).
Ascension: Gift of the Elements
The launch of their fledgling OP program will focus on Ascension and will be coordinated to premiere parallel with the release of Ascension: Gift of the Elements.
At the Gama Trade Show
Two Sessions – 1 hour each
Ballroom – Vegas 2 & 3
1st Session- 6:30pm
2nd Session- 7:30pm