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Announcing the 2014 European HeroClix Championship!

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Greetings HeroClix Fans!

WizKids Games is proud to announce the 2014 European HeroClix Championship!

Join us this October 17-18 and represent your nation in Europe’s ultimate HeroClix challenge! Not only will you have the chance to test your mettle against the best players on the continent, but spectacular prizes will also be up for grabs in the form of Limited Edition HeroClix figures and HeroClix factory sets!

The event will take place at the fabulous Atlantic Congress hotel:

Atlantic Congress Hotel
Norbertstraße 2
45131 Essen, Germany
http://atlantic-congress-hotel-messe-essen.de/
+49 201 946280

 

Two open qualifiers will take place on Friday October 17, before the final on October 18. Side events will be available throughout both days (schedule and costs to be announced)

Qualifier 1 – Constructed:
Date: October 17, 2014
Time: 12.00pm
Place: Atlantic Congress Hotel, Essen
Entry Fee: 10 Euros

Players participating in this constructed qualifier will need to build and bring a 300 point HeroClix Modern Age team to compete. There will be at least 3 rounds of play, and the top 8 players will qualify for the European HeroClix Championship Finals on Saturday October 18. The top half of players in this event will get prizes from a pool of 2014 convention exclusive figures and there will be participation prizes for everyone. Open spots will go fast, so be sure to pre-register in the WizKids Event System today!

 

Qualifier 2 – Sealed:
Date: October 17, 2014
Time: 4.00pm
Place: Atlantic Congress Hotel, Essen
Entry Fee: 25 Euros

Players participating in this sealed qualifier will receive two HeroClix boosters on the day, from which to build a 300 point team in a limited time. There will then be at least 3 rounds of play, and the top 8 players will qualify for the European HeroClix Championship Finals on Saturday October 18. The top half of players in this event will get prizes from a pool of 2014 convention exclusive figures and there will be participation prizes for everyone. Open spots will go fast, so be sure to pre-register in the WizKids Event System today!


European HeroClix Championship Final
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Date: October 18, 2014
Time: 1.00pm
Place: Atlantic Congress Hotel, Essen
Entry fee: Qualified players only. No Fee. WizKids will cover the cost of this event!

THIS IS IT! You’ve battled through the qualifying events and victory is in sight! Build and bring the best 300 point Modern Age force you can, and fight it out with the rest of the top players in Europe to see who will emerge victorious as the 2014 European HeroClix Champion! Prizes for the top placing players at this event will include Heroclix factory sets, 2014 convention exclusive figures, and more!

For players taking part in any of the European HeroClix Championship events, there is a menu outlining which maps you may select to play on. The available maps are:

Marvel:
1-2 Avengers vs. X-Men Latveria/Drowned Wakanda
3-4 Avengers vs. X-Men Kun’Lun/Moon
5-6 Wolverine and the X-Men Danger Room/Canadian Wilderness
7-8 Captain America The Winter Soldier Triskelion Helibay Indoor/Helicarrier Outdoor
9-10 Deadpool Fast Forces Thunderbolts/Submarine

DC:
1-2 Teen Titans N.O.W.H.E.R.E.: The Crucible/ Teen Titans Tower: Great Hall
3-4 Teen Titans Fast Forces N.O.W.H.E.R.E.: Arctic Base/Teen Titans Tower: Tower Ground
5-6 Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Apokolips/ Legion Plaza
7-8 Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Fast Forces Hall of Doom/Slaughter Swamp
9-10 War of Light Ranx/Oa Plaza

(Please bring your selected map with you where possible, but additional maps will be available on the day)

More details will be uploaded to the WizKids Event System in the coming days, so keep your eyes peeled for further announcements. For any enquires please contact Thomas Pike at tom@esdeviumgames.com.

 

 

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Important European Release Date Update

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Greetings WizKids Retailers and Supporters,

In our continuing efforts to keep everyone abreast of the latest news, we have the following release date announcements:

Important Release Date Information

In our continuing efforts to keep everybody abreast of the latest news and information regarding WizKids products, we would like to share the following release date updates for Europe.

Quarriors! Light vs. Dark – SKU 71065
The North American release date was 2 July 2014
The European release date will be 30 July 2014

Justice League Strategy Game – SKU 71141
The North American release date was 9 July 2014
The European release date will be 30 July 2014

D&D Icons of the Realms Fantasy Miniatures Starter Set  – SKU 71583
The North American release date is 15 July 2014
The European release date will be 30 July 2014

Star Trek: Attack Wing Wave 6 – SKUs 71522, 71523, 71524
The North American release date was 2 July 2014
The European release date will be 30 July 2014

Star Trek: Attack Wing The Collective Month One Storyline Organized Play Kit – SKU 71508
The North American release date was 25 June 2014
The European release date will be 30 July 2014

Star Trek: Attack Wing The Collective Storyline Organized Play Tournament Brick – SKU 71645
The Month One North American release date was 25 June 2014
The Month One European release date will be 30 July 2014

By informing everybody of these release date updates as soon as possible, our hope is to minimize as much confusion as we can. As always, thank you for your continued support.

Best,
-The WK Team

 

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Important European Release Date Update!

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Greetings WizKids Retailers and Supporters,

In our continuing efforts to keep everyone abreast of the latest news, we have the following release date announcements:

Important Release Date Information

In our continuing efforts to keep everybody abreast of the latest news and information regarding WizKids products, we would like to share the following release date updates for Europe.

DC HeroClix: War of Light Month One Organized Play Kit – SKU 71198
The North American release date is 26 May 2014
The European release date will be 21 June 2014

DC HeroClix: War of Light Wave One Booster Brick – SKU 71193
The North American release date is 26 May 2014
The European release date will be 21 June 2014

Godzilla Collectible Figures Series One: 24-Ct Gravity Feed – SKU 71417
The North American release date is 14 May 2014 (Rolling Release)
The European release date will be 5 July 2014

Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter 8-Ct Booster Brick – SKU 71459
The North American release date is 4 June 2014
The European release date will be 5 July 2014

Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter Case Incentive – SKU 71461
The North American release date is 4 June 2014
The European release date will be 5 July 2014

Star Trek: Attack Wing Wave Five – SKUs 71444, 71445, 71446
The North American release date is 11 June 2014
The European release date will be 5 July 2014

By informing everybody of these release date updates as soon as possible, our hope is to minimize as much confusion as we can. As always, thank you for your continued support.

Best,
-The WK Team

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UK GAMES EXPO TO HOST THE OFFICIAL HEROCLIX UK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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Greetings HeroClix Fans!

This May, Wizkids and Esdevium Games will bring competitive HeroClix back to the UK!

“We wanted to do something really special to mark the return of official competitive HeroClix” said European Organized Play Coordinator Tom Pike, “What could be better than hosting the debut of the 2014 convention season? This is the first chance anyone in the world will have to win figures like Hulk & Red She-Hulk and Doop, or to buy the new con-exclusives like the fabulous Black Lantern Anti-Monitor. We also have a few surprises to announce, but you’ll have to wait until closer to the event.”

The official UK Heroclix National Championship is part of a series of events taking place across Europe this summer, culminating at Essen Spiel in October when the top players from each participating nation will face-off for a chance to claim the European HeroClix crown.

Players can qualify for the June 1st, 300-point Modern Constructed UK final in one of two ways – by winning an in-store qualifier at their local retailer in the preceding months, or at the Sealed Open Qualifier on Saturday May 31st at UK Games Expo, where at least eight places in the final 32 will be up for grabs.

Tom Pike added, “There will be participation prizes for everyone who takes part, and the top prizes are…unprecedented.”

UK Games Expo takes place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1PP, United Kingdom on May 31st and June 1st 2014.

Doors open at 9.30am. HeroClix events start at 10am. Look for more news soon and in the meantime, click here to go to the UK Games Expo events booking system.

Stay tuned for information about more international events soon, as well as the U.S. HeroClix Nationals at Origins Game Fair and the 2014 HeroClix World Championship Event at Gen Con Indy this summer.

Assemble your HeroClix teams and prepare for the Road to Worlds!

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WIZKIDS ANNOUCES PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH ASMODEE FOR GERMAN BOARD GAMES

WIZKIDS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH ASMODEE FOR GERMAN BOARD GAMES

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March 31, 2014 (Hillside, NJ) – WizKids Games, the pioneer of pre-painted miniature gaming, today announced that the company has entered into an partnership agreement with Asmodee Germany to localize several award winning game titles.

“We have chosen Asmodee to be our German language partner in Europe for the award winning titles including— the Mage Knight Board Game, Attack Wing: Dungeons & Dragons, Quarriors! Dice Building Game and Star Trek: Attack Wing.  We aim to replicate the successful growth and support we’ve experienced in Europe with our English language products and look forward to expanding our plans with Asmodee in the future,” said WizKids president Justin Ziran.

“We are very happy  to bring the quality games of WizKids to players in Germany and to enrich our product-line with very attractive games. We are looking forward to the cooperation with WizKids and the future developments”, says Asmodee GmbH Marketing Director Carol Rapp.

For more information on WizKids’ product lines, please visit www.WizKidsGames.com.

 

About WizKids Games
WizKids/NECA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NECA, is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. WizKids first pioneered the Combat Dial system featured in HeroClix, the leading collectible miniatures game on the market, with over 500 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. WizKids continues to produce new proprietary game platforms and properties including the award-winning fantasy board game Mage Knight, the groundbreaking Dice Building Game engine used in the critically-acclaimed game Quarriors and the soon-to-launch Dice Masters, as well as its widely-hailed execution of Star Trek: Attack Wing. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

About Asmodee
Asmodee GmbH, founded in 2008 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asmodee in France, is an autonomous German distributor and publisher of games located in Essen. With its extensive range of products – from “Die Werwölfe von Düsterwald” to “Dixit” (Spiel des Jahres 2010) to “7Wonders” (Kennerspiel des Jahres 2011) or “Zombicide” – Asmodee offers games in Germany for every-ones taste. The aim is to make games attractive for as many people as possible. For that reason the company also actively supports numerous gaming-events and fairs as well as the stores with promotions and staff. Further information under: www.asmodee.de.

 

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WIZKIDS/NECA ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH ESDEVIUM GAMES

 

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HILLSIDE, NJ — November 7, 2013 — WizKids/NECA, the global leader in collectible miniature gaming, today announced that the company has entered into an agreement making Esdevium Games the exclusive distributor of its English-language products to all European territories.

“We have chosen Esdevium to be our sole distributor in Europe with the aim of replicating the successful growth and support we’ve experienced in the UK and bringing it to all of Europe,” said WizKids president Justin Ziran.

The move mirrors a proven distribution model used by WizKids in the United States, where a single point of contact with the market has improved supply of product and created efficiencies with Organized Play, which has resulted in sustained year-over-year growth for the WizKids product line.

Esdevium Games Managing Director, Daniel Steel, highlighted the benefit of the agreement to both retailers and consumers. “Not only do we intend to help European distributors provide a better regular supply of product to their markets, we’ll also be in a position to provide improved Organized Play support to retailers so that they can do more with WizKids’ catalog of fantastic brands.”

European retailers and distributors who would like more information can contact Esdevium Games via email: sales@esdeviumgames.com or via phone at  +44 1420 593500.

 

About WizKids NECA

WizKids/NECA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NECA, is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. WizKids first pioneered the Combat Dial system featured in HeroClix, the most successful collectible miniatures game on the market today, with over 400 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. WizKids continues to produce new proprietary game platforms and properties including the award-winning board game Mage Knight, the groundbreaking Dice Building Game engine used in the critically-acclaimed game Quarriors!, as well as the innovative Connect with Pieces puzzle-building game platform. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

About Esdevium Games

Esdevium Games is a UK-based distributor of collectibles and gaming product to the UK and Europe. With over 30 years’ experience in the hobby business, Esdevium is the trusted partner for a number of UK, European and US publishers for the distribution of English language gaming product. For more information, visit esdeviumgames.com.

Contact:
Summer Mullins
SummerM@NECAOnline.com
908-686-3300