Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Last week players from all over the world gathered for the HeroClix World Championship at Gen Con Indy. Some players qualified internationally via Road to Worlds events hosted all over the globe, while others seized the opportunity to participate in last-minute qualifiers hosted at Gen Con itself. When the dust finally settled on Saturday, one player arose to claim the title of World Champion: please join us in congratulating Patrick Yapjoco on becoming the 2014 HeroClix World Champion!
That’s not all! For the first time ever, WizKids hosted a HeroClix Team-Up World Championship event. Teams of three players gathered and competed on Thursday and Friday of the show to earn a spot in the Team-Up World Championship final event on Saturday. When the last dice were rolled, one Team stood victorious. Please join us in congratulating the first-ever HeroClix World Championship Team: Kevin Afrooz, Patrick Yapjoco, and Justino Jimenez, also known as “Team Majestix Apex Predators!”
The HeroClix Road to Worlds in 2014 was an exciting event series with officially sanctioned international events feeding the World Championship Final event at Gen Con for the very first time, and the Road to Worlds 2015 promises to be just as exhilarating with even more events leading up to the 2015 HeroClix World Championship!
And speaking of the 2015 HeroClix World Championship, we have even more news to share as well. Next year, WizKids Games will be moving all of its World Championship events to Origins Game Fair. This will mean that Origins Game Fair will play host to the 2015 World Championship events for HeroClix, Attack Wing, and Dice Masters.
This move doesn’t mean WizKids won’t be at Gen Con Indy 2015, far from it in fact. Players and fans can still expect to see us at Gen Con 2015 both on the exhibit floor and in the tournament hall. We will still be offering fantastic demos, desirable exclusives and fun competitive events at Gen Con. Gen Con is a fantastic show and WizKids plans on attending for many years to come.
The move to Origins will allow us to spread out and create comfortable, safe and enjoyable experience for our larger sized events. Along with the move come some changes; specifically we’ll be moving to a ticketing system (or equivalent) as a way to manage the lines at our booth and we will continue to work with show organizers where possible to manage the WizKids crowds outside our areas of jurisdiction.
We realize that these are big changes, not just in locale but also in the timing of the WizKids World Championship events, and we want everybody to have as much advance notice as possible. There is more news to come later down the line, but in the meantime we wanted to announce this change as early as possible so the WizKids community can plan accordingly.
Mark your calendars for June 3-7, 2015 and join us in Columbus, Ohio for the all-new WizKids World Championship events at Origins Game Fair!