STATEMENT REGARDING BSF2022
This is Shunichi Taira, the Chairman & CEO of Bushiroad International.
First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your fervent support for Bushiroad’s trading card games and events.
Recently, we announced the dates and the format splits for day 1 and day 2 for the upcoming Bushiroad Spring Fest 2022. We understand that this has caused some consternation in the community, and we would like to address this issue today.
As these would be the first events that would be held in-person since the inception of 3 Cardfight!! Vanguard formats, it was a unique constraint that we had anticipated during the planning stage of the event. We had decided on the original arrangement based on the limited data that we had on hand, which resulted in the current, less-than-ideal situation.
After taking into account community feedback, we have decided to adopt one of two configurations for the upcoming BSF2022 events for locations that will hold both Cardfight!! Vanguard & Weiß Schwarz events.
DAY 1 – Cardfight!! Vanguard Standard + Cardfight!! Vanguard Premium
DAY 2 – Weiß Schwarz + Cardfight!! Vanguard V-Premium
DAY 1 – Cardfight!! Vanguard Standard + Cardfight!! Vanguard V-Premium
DAY 2 – Weiß Schwarz + Cardfight!! Vanguard Premium
For locations that are not holding Weiß Schwarz events, there will be no change to the schedule. Full details on which locations are using which configuration can be found on the event webpage (bit.ly/bsf2022locations).
We understand that this may not be the ideal configuration for all our players, but we hope that you will be able to enjoy BSF2022 with the games and formats that you enjoy the most.
You may notice that in both configurations, Cardfight!! Vanguard Standard and Weiß Schwarz are held on different days. We see the Standard format and Weiß Schwarz as an entry point for new players to Bushiroad trading card games, and would like to give new players the opportunity to play in both of our flagship games as much as possible. That being said, we do appreciate our loyal and dedicated players for sticking with us throughout the years, and we hope you can enjoy the events regardless of which format you choose to participate in.
We have also noted that there are players asking if there will be another online event in the future following the conclusion of BRO2021. Even with the return of in-person events, the strength of online events is that it allows players to participate in our events even if they are unable to travel to a BSF location. Therefore, we would like to assure everyone that we are definitely open to holding online events again in the future.
We appreciate the candour of our community in providing feedback to us, and we hope these changes will better cater to the needs of our players worldwide. We look forward to seeing you in a BSF2022 event soon!
Chairman & CEO