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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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Last Chance to Qualify in the Italian HeroClix Championship!

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Greetings HeroClix Fans!

It’s never too early to think of the HeroClix Road to Worlds 2015! This weekend, players will assemble in Italy to battle it out for a coveted seat at this year’s HeroClix European Championship at Essen Spiel this October! WizKids is pleased to announce that this weekend players will have the chance to earn that seat as well as be crowned the 2014 Italian HeroClix Champion!!!

Here are the details: 

Where: Manicomix Games Academy Bologna
Via Monaldo Calari, 23
Bologna – ITALY

When: Saturday and Sunday, 12-13 July 2014 (specific event times are below)

 

SATURDAY ITALIAN HEROCLIX CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER EVENT #1 – 300 MODERN AGE CONSTRUCTED

When: Saturday – 10:00 AM

Want to prove you’ve got what it takes to be the BEST? This constructed event will be run for at least 3 rounds. Build a 300-point HeroClix Modern Age team to compete.  The top 5 players from this Event get qualified for the finals on Sunday (see below).  

 

SATURDAY  ITALIAN HEROCLIX CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER EVENT #2 – SEALED BOOSTER

When: Saturday – 3:00 PM

Want to prove you’ve got what it takes to be the BEST? This sealed event will utilize two HeroClix boosters to build a 300-point team.  The top 5 players from this Event get qualified for the finals on Sunday (see below).

 

SUNDAY FINAL ITALIAN HEROCLIX CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT – 300 MODERN AGE CONSTRUCTED

When: Sunday – 10:00 AM

THIS IS IT! You’ve battled through the events on Saturday and victory is in sight! The ten qualifying players from Saturday will join the 6 players who previously qualified in the Italian HeroClix Championship Regional events for the final showdown! Build the best 300-point Modern Age force! Fight it out with the rest of the top players and see who emerges victorious as the 2014 HeroClix Italian National Champion and will earn a seat in the HeroClix European Championship at Essen Spiel 2014! 

 

PRIZES

Prizes for the the Top 8 finishers and Fellowship will be from a pool of the following:

  • 2014 HeroClix Convention Exclusives (AmazoWorld’s FinestJonah Hex and Resurrection Man for DC HeroClix and Hulk and Red She-HulkWhiplashDoop and Impossible Man for Marvel HeroClix.
  • 2013 HeroClix Convention Exclusives (Bat-Mite, Gentleman Ghost, and Superman & Wonder Woman for DC HeroClix, and  Old Man Logan, Deathmask, Obnoxio the Clown for Marvel HeroClix)
  • DC HeroClix Utility Belt convention exclusive items
  • Marvel HeroClix: Wolverine & the X-Men Factory Set
  • Marvel HeroClix: Zombie Galactus
  • DC HeroClix: Black Lantern Anti-Monitor
  • Marvel HeroClix: Shuma-Gorath
  • Participation prizes will include DC HeroClix: Utility Belt convention exclusive items,  DC HeroClix: Batman & Catwoman duo figure, and HeroClix Print & Play elements.

 

MAP MENU:

DC:
1-2 Teen Titans  N.O.W.H.E.R.E.: The Crucible/Teen Titans Tower: Great Hall
3-4 Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Apokolips/ Legion Plaza
5-6 Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Fast Forces Hall of Doom/Slaughter Swamp
7-8 War of Light Ranx/Oa Plaza
Marvel: 
1-2 Amazing Spiderman Bell Tower / Dr. Strange Mansion
3-4 Fear Itself The Book of the Skull Fortress / The Raft
5-6 Fear Itself Antarctica / Paris
7-8 Fear Itself NYC: Yancy Street / South Africa
9-10 Fear Itself Broxton, OK / China
11-12 Fear Itself Fallen Asgard / Pacific Ocean
13-14 Fear Itself Brazil / Dark Asgard
15-16 Wolverine and the X-Men Danger Room / Canadian Wilderness
17-18 Invincible Iron Man Office Building/ Avengers Island
19-20 Avengers vs X-Men Wundagore Mountain/ Savage Land
21-22 Avengers vs X-Men Utopia / Utopia East
23-24 Avengers vs X-Men Avengers Tower / Utopia West
25-26 Avengers vs X-Men Latveria / Flooded Wakanda
27-28 Captain America The Winter Soldier Triskelion Helibay Indoor / Helicarrier Outdoor
29-30 Deadpool Hellhouse / Deadpool’s House
SUNDAY SIDE EVENTS – HEROCLIX BATTLE ROYALES

When: Sunday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Interested in fast and furious HeroClix play? Want to prove you’re the best no matter what team you draft? Then this event is for you! The HeroClix Battle Royales will have groups of 8 players that will be randomized into four-player pods and will utilize boosters from a HeroClix expansion. The winner of each 4-player pod will receive a Limited Edition HeroClix figure as a prize.

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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 Games Adds Last Chance HeroClix European Chamionship Qualifier at Essen Spiel 2013!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

We are pleased to announce the addition of a last chance constructed qualifier to earn a seat in Saturday’s HeroClix European Championship event.  On Friday, 25 October 2013, a final qualifying event will take place at 4 P.M. at the WizKids Booth (Booth 1-F117).  The tournament will begin promptly at 4 PM to accommodate show hours (the show floor closes at 7 PM) so be sure to get there early!

This event will have a 300 point Constructed build total and all Modern Age game  effects are permitted.  This event will follow all HeroClix  Modern Age restrictions (Section 2.0 of  this document).  Please refer to this post for the list of acceptable maps for this event.

Participation Prizes: TBD

Competitive Prizes:  The top  half of players in this qualifier will choose from a pool of 2013 Convention  Limited Edition figures that will  include Bat-MiteGentleman Ghost,  or Superman and Wonder Woman.  Marvel  HeroClix prizes will be Death  MaskObnoxio the Clown, or Old Man  Logan

 Availability/Schedule: 4 PM, Friday  (25 October 2013)

Thanks for all your interest and continued support everyone, we’ll see you at Essen Spiel 2013!

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The Road to HeroClix Worlds 2014 Begins at Essen Spiel!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Last week we announced that WizKids Games would be hosting the 2013 HeroClix European Championships to celebrate the triumphant return of HeroClix to Essen Spiel in October, and we promised more information to come.  Today we are pleased to share our planned schedule of HeroClix events at Essen Spiel! Without further ado, here we go:

 

HEROCLIX BOOSTER DRAFT

Game Play:  Players will sign up and will then be randomized into smaller pods of four.  Once the pod of four is seated, four HeroClix boosters go into the pool.  Each player opens a booster, drafts a character for their force, and passes the rest of the booster to the next player.  Once all figures have been drafted, game play begins.  While the rules have every player for themselves, watch out for alliances and choose any partners carefully.  After an hour of play, time is called.  The winner is the player with the most points.

Participation Prizes: HeroClix Print and Play cards

Competitive Prizes:  Once the match is over, all characters are returned to the center and the judge will add a 2013 Convention Limited Edition figure to the pool.  DC HeroClix prizes will be Bat-Mite, Gentleman Ghost, or Superman and Wonder WomanMarvel HeroClix prizes will be Death Mask, Obnoxio the Clown, or Old Man Logan.  A snake-draft is then used to distribute the figures:  the winner drafts a figure from the pool (this time, to keep), followed by whoever placed second, then third, and then fourth.  As a snake draft, the next draft round starts with the fourth player, then third, then second, and then first.  And so it goes until all figures are in someone’s possession.

Availability/Schedule:  Thursday-Saturday 10:30 AM-5:30PM, or while supplies last.

 

 HEROCLIX EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS

Game Play: Players have two opportunities to qualify – once on Thursday and once on Friday.  Qualifying players from these events will be eligible for Saturday’s Championship Event.  This event will have a 300 point Constructed build total and all Modern Age game effects are permitted.  This event will follow all HeroClix Modern Age restrictions (Section 2.0 of this document) and will use the following Map Menu:

01 – Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War European Castle

02 – Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War Quinn Jet Hangar

03 – Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War Avenger’s Mansion

04 – Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War Negative Zone Prison

05 – Marvel HeroClix: Amazing Spider-Man Dr. Strange Mansion

06 – Marvel HeroClix: Amazing Spider-Man The Bell Tower

07 – DC HeroClix: Justice League Gotham Rooftops

08 – DC HeroClix: Justice League Paradise Island

09 – DC HeroClix: Batman Lazarus Pit

10 – DC HeroClix: Batman Bat Cave

11 – DC HeroClix: Streets of Gotham Gotham Clock Tower

12 – DC HeroClix: Streets of Gotham Crime Alley

13 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Wayne Manor

14 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Post-Quake Wayne Manor

15 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Robinson Park

16 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Post-Quake Robinson Park

17 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Blackgate Prison

18 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Post-Quake Blackgate Prison

19 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Gotham Power Plant

20 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Post-Quake Gotham Power Plant

We will have Maps on hand but players are welcome to bring their own from the menu above.

Participation Prizes: One randomly selected exclusive Batman Utility Belt item; Kryptonite Ring, Night-Vision Goggles, First-Aid Kit, Plastique Explosive, Shark Repellant, Bolos, Tracers, or Disguise Kit.  

Competitive Prizes:  The top half of players in each qualifier will choose from a pool of 2013 Convention Limited Edition figures that will include Bat-MiteGentleman Ghost, or Superman and Wonder Woman.  Marvel HeroClix prizes will be Death MaskObnoxio the Clown, or Old Man Logan.

Availability/Schedule: Thursday, (24 October 2013) 11 AM; Friday, (25 October 2013) 11 AM

 

HEROCLIX EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Qualifying players from the Thursday and Friday events will earn a seat in Saturday’s Championship event.  There will be some pre-qualified players who will already have seats from other events as well.  After these folks are seated, we will start looking at the 2-day overall record of people in the qualifiers and seat based on rating and who is present.  We will keep going down the list until we’ve seated all of our Championship qualifying players.  Those players will then play until we get ourselves a Champion.

Participation Prizes: One randomly selected exclusive Batman Utility Belt item; Kryptonite Ring, Night-Vision Goggles, First-Aid Kit, Plastique Explosive, Shark Repellant, Bolos, Tracers, or Disguise Kit.  

Competitive Prizes:  The top half of players will choose from a pool of 2013 Convention Limited Edition figures that will include Bat-MiteGentleman Ghost, or Superman and Wonder Woman.  Marvel HeroClix prizes will be Death MaskObnoxio the Clown, or Old Man Logan.

European Championship Prize:  A seat in the HeroClix Worlds event at Gen Con Indy 2014, a complete set of the 2013 Convention Limited Edition figures, Shuma Gorath, Trinity of Sin, Wolverine and the X-Men factory set, Fear Itself Factory Set, and a full set of the exclusive Batman Utility Belt items!

Availability/Schedule: Saturday, (26 October 2013) 11 AM

 

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! 

Players attending Essen Spiel and participating in our HeroClix events will earn themselves a very special one-time participation prize just for being there: a random 2012 Convention Limited Edition figure! (Martian Manhunter, Dr Fate, Superman and Superman, Punisher, Venom, or Apocalypse)

Be sure to let us know you’re coming by responding to the WizKids Facebook page!

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WizKids Games and HeroClix European National Championship at Essen Spiel 2013!

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Greetings WizKids Games Supporters!

This fall, WizKids Games returns to Essen Spiel in Germany to celebrate the debut release of Trains and Stations, The Hobbit: Journey to the Lonely Mountain strategy game, and the Mage Knight – The Board Game: Krang Character Expansion!

  • Trains and Stations, designed by Eric M. Lang, is a light strategy dice-game wherein players construct railways and industry buildings to score victory points as they expand their railway empire!
  • The Hobbit: Journey to the Lonely Mountain strategy game, also designed by Eric M. Lang, places players in the roles of Bilbo Baggins, Gollum, the Goblin King, and Azog as they each compete to achieve different objectives during the quest to reach Middle-earth’s Lonely Mountain.
  • Mage Knight – The Board Game: Krang Character Expansion, designed by Vlaada Chvátil, adds a new playable character to the award-winning epic fantasy board game series.  The Orc Chaos Shaman, Krang, is sure to delight new and established fans of the Mage Knight Board Game series!

Essen Spiel 2013 will be the first opportunity the public has to purchase these three incredible strategy game offerings.  Also available for sale will be the 2013 DC HeroClix: Trinity of Sin and the Marvel HeroClix: Shuma Gorath exclusives in limited quantities.  Be sure to come to Essen Spiel Hall 1, Booth #F117 to get your copies at the show!

That’s not all!!! HeroClix fans from all over Europe will have the opportunity to play in a tournament event at Essen Spiel 2013 as WizKids Games hosts the 2013 European National Championships! More details will be announced soon, but players can count on the following:

  • HeroClix side events (type and schedule TBD – stay tuned!) on Thursday, 24 October 2013
  • HeroClix European National Qualifier event to seat players in the HeroClix European National Championship on Friday, 25 October 2013

The HeroClix European National Championship will be held on Saturday, 26 October 2013 and the winner will be crowned the 2013 HeroClix European National Champion, win great prizes, and earns a seat in the finals of the 2014 HeroClix World Championship at Gen Con Indy 2014!

Will you be attending Essen Spiel 2013? Do you have what it takes to become the 2013 HeroClix European National Champion? Then RSVP with us on the WizKids Facebook and let us know!

Look for more news soon WizKids fans!