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Welcome to Worlds 2021 in Chicago

by Kris Sonsteby, Director of Organized Play

28th March 2021

The City of Chicago, Illinois and the surrounding player base hope you will join them this fall for the 2021 World Championships. All the events will transpire at Good Games Chicago the weekend of October 7th – 10th. This venue previously played host to the 2018 Continental Championships, and is ideally situated for several reasons:

At the time of this writing, only the main events are scheduled in the system. However, many side events, including but not limited to sealed, draft, and team tournaments, will be scheduled as the event date gets closer. The organized play department would love to hear what you would like to participate in, so please reply to the article thread at the bottom of the page to tell us what types of side events you are most likely to play in. Chances are that those tournaments will occur at some point over the weekend! You can also jump over to the 1E and 2E Gameplay forums for rules questions, deck assistance, or just to start the chatter about who and what will win this year at the World Championships.

Thursday, October 7th

Events on this day will be at primary event organizer Mrs. Maggie Geppert’s house in Mount Prospect, Illinois. This is due to the one unfortunate drawback of the venue; participants are not allowed to bring in alcohol. She does not want to say much right now but she promises that one of the side events will require it, necessitating a private residence venue. If you have not had the pleasure of being in the Basement of Doom before, be forewarned! All participants from out of town will also be offered a “welcome shot” of Malört to jump start their respective Worlds weekend. So, get on over to the Geppert residence on Thursday the 7th for Mandatory Fun! ™

Friday, October 8th

This will mark Day 1 of the First Edition World Championships. The tournament will be OTF constructed format and will be played over six (6) rounds. Registration will commence at 10 a.m. and the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. The top eight (8) players from the field will qualify for Day 2, where we will crown our First Edition World Champion.

Saturday, October 9th

This will mark Day 1 of the Second Edition World Championships. The tournament will be standard constructed format and will be played over six (6) rounds. Registration will commence at 9 a.m. and the event will begin at 9:30 a.m. The top eight (8) players from the field will qualify for Day 2, where we will crown our Second Edition World Champion.

Saturday evening at 5 p.m. will also mark Day 2 of the First Edition World Championships. The tournament will be OTF constructed format and will be played over three (3) rounds with a final confrontation. Participants will be seeded for round 1 of this tournament based on their final placement in Day 1.

Sunday, October 10th

Sunday morning at 10 a.m. will mark Day 2 of the Second Edition World Championships. The tournament will be standard constructed format and will be played over three (3) rounds with a final confrontation. Participants will be seeded for round 1 of this tournament based on their final placement in Day 1.

The World Championships weekend will then wrap up at 2 p.m. on Sunday with the Tribbles World Championships. The tournament will be standard constructed format and played over two (2) rounds. Participants will be randomly assigned to a pod for the qualifying heats, with the top scoring player advancing to the championship table in round 2.

Finally, if you’re wondering about transportation and hotels or what other attractions the City of Chicago, Illinois offers, please check out the linked articles that event organizer Mrs. Maggie Geppert wrote in 2018 on those topics. And stay tuned to the main page and the forums for updated information about the World Championship weekend as the get closer to October.


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