After Bushiroad Spring Fest in the earlier half of 2019, the Bushiroad Championship series will follow as the second Bushiroad-sanctioned tournament series held every year. Each year, thousands of players gather across more than 20 locations around the world to attend the event for the tournaments, side events and attractive prizes. BCS2019 will be held across three regions (Asia-Oceania AO, Europe EU, and North/Latin America NA/LA), with 3 levels of tournaments: Shop Challenges, Regional Championship and an invite-only World Finals.
Bushiroad Championship Series encompasses the following Bushiroad’s English Edition trading card games:
● Cardfight!! Vanguard Standard
● Cardfight!! Vanguard Premium
● Weiss Schwarz
● Future Card Buddyfight
Major Changes in Tournament Structures
- There will be 3 levels of tournaments: Shop Challenge, Regional Championship and an invite-only World Finals.
- Champions from the Regional Championships will receive a sponsored invitation to World Finals, to be held in January 2020. Those who came in 2nd or 3rd place will receive a non-sponsored invite to World Finals.
- Non-sponsored invites will not be allowed to be passed down.
- Sponsored invites are allowed to be passed down all the way to 4th place only if the 2nd and 3rd place are unable to attend.
- Champions of World Finals 2019 will receive a sponsored invitation to the next annual World Finals 2020 as a returning champion to defend their title.
- This sponsored invitation cannot be passed down.
- The Shop Challenge will run an individual tournament format for all games.
- Winners of Shop Challenges will receive BYE cards to be used to obtain bye rounds when attending the Regional Championships.
- For any game which has 385 or more players seated at the start of Round 1, a second tournament will be opened up with the players split evenly between the two using a random method.
- There will be an additional set of prizes for the Top 8/4/3/Champion respectively.
- The region lock will be lifted for participation, but there will still be a region lock on receiving invite for World Finals.
- Winners receiving both the sponsored and non-sponsored invites must be players currently residing in the respective regions.
- If the winner is not currently residing in the respective region, the invite will be passed down. However, this is limited between players of 1st to 4th place. The winner will still be able to receive the other prizes (i.e. Champion PR, Certificate or Medal).