Bushiroad Judge Program

Bushiroad Judge Program

Bushiroad Judge Program

As the tournament scene for Bushiroad’s Trading Card Games grows larger worldwide, we are seeking to gather fans who would love to assist in ensuring tournaments are professional and enjoyable.

The Bushiroad Judge Program aims to improve the quality of our tournaments by gathering judges who not only have an in-depth knowledge about the games and tournament organization, but are also willing to assist in providing the best experience for our players.


Anyone who is 18 years old and above, familiar with game rules of any Bushiroad Trading Card Game, willing to learn about organizing tournaments and is passionate about growing the community may apply for the Bushiroad Judge Program.


Online Test: 3rd September 2021 ~ 27th September, 2021 (Pacific Time)
*The Online Test will close on 27th September 2021, 7am PST
Online Test Result Notification: By end of September 2021

Online Test

Interested parties may attempt the online judge test for an evaluation of their knowledge on Bushiroad’s trading card games. Candidates will also be evaluated based on their knowledge of the floor rules and game rulings of the selected game. Online tests for Cardfight!! Vanguard and Weiss Schwarz has ended.

Online Interview

Candidates who have passed the online test will have to undergo a second selection process, consisting of an online interview.

Officially Certified

Candidates who successfully pass the online test and interview will be awarded with one of the Judge status of either

Judges who are knowledgeable in game rulings. Provisional Judge will have to refer to a mentor (Level 1 Judge and up) for any floor rulings or infraction matters.

Judges who are knowledgeable in both game and floor rulings. Level 1 Judges will act as an mentor to Provisional Judges by sharing their experience and knowledge with them.

Judges who are knowledgeable in both game and floor rulings. Additionally they are responsible, with the ability to build and lead a team of judges. Level 2 Judges will also be given an opportunity to be a head judge for official tournaments.

Rewards and Benefits

*Compensation will be provided for any judge/judging appointments at official tournaments. Please check with the tournament organizer for details.

For official Bushiroad Judges who judge at Regional-level events, they will receive a hot-stamped PR card specific to their game, unique to each tournament circuit. All Judge PR cards are only legal for tournament use when their non-hot-stamped equivalent are available to the public, i.e. after the product goes on sale.

Applicants who successfully pass the Judge Program in this circuit will receive a digital judge certificate. Only judges who were certified and proceed to judge in a subsequent regional will be able to receive the Judge PR card from the current circuit.

Frequently Asked Question

Q. I attempted the previous online test or interview but did not pass, am I able to try again this time?
A. Yes, you may try again this time.

Q. I attempted the previous test but did not receive any reply, what should I do?
A. You most likely did not make it past the previous test. We would suggest you try again with the current test.

Q. I have passed the online test but was not able to attend any interview in the previous test, what should I do?
A. Please participate in the current test.

Q. What should I do if I cannot attend an interview at any upcoming Regional Championship location?
A. Please kindly contact us to arrange for a timing convenient for all parties.

Q. Will there be another online test later on?
A. We are planning to run the Judge Program for every major tournament circuit. Please stay tuned for more information.

Q. I passed the test previously, do I need to retake the test?
A. Yes. All existing judge will have to take the test due to changes to the format of the game which the previous test may no longer be applicable to.

For inquiries, contact us at sg_support@bushiroad.com.