Upper Deck Entertainment hosted the first-ever World of Warcraft Trading Card Game World Championship last weekend in San Diego where hundreds of the world’s best players competed for the title and a $100,000 grand prize – the biggest tournament payout in TCG history.
UPPER DECK ENTERTAINMENT CROWNS THE FIRST-EVER
WORLD OF WARCRAFT® TRADING CARD GAME WORLD CHAMPION
After three days of fierce World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game (TCG) competition, Upper Deck Entertainment (UDE) crowned the first-ever World of Warcraft TCG World Champion this weekend, Guillaume Matignon of France. Guillaume beat over 400 of the world’s best WoW TCG combatants including Eric Prieur from Montreal in the finals to claim a grand prize of $100,000 – the biggest tournament payout in TCG history – and the World Champion title. The competition was intense as Guillaume finished 6-3 after the first day’s challenge, and then went 6-0 on Day Two, securing his place in the Top Eight, as the final player to advance to Day Three.
Additionally, Team Camp Cheatyface, from the Chicago area, had several players make the final eight, Brad Watson (third-place), Matt Loomis (fourth-place) and Matt Spreadbury (fifth-place). Jacqueline Spreadbury, of Team Cheatyface, battled 13 other women and won the Lady’s Open World of Warcraft TCG Championship taking home the new Apple MacBook Pearl with 13” monitor.
The World of Warcraft Trading Card Game World Championship was held at the San Diego Convention Center and began last Friday, November 30, ending with an award ceremony on Sunday, December 2nd. Fellow top players received an additional $160,000 in cash prizes and all participants received a limited “Thunderfury” Extended Art card.
Participants earned a spot at this past weekend’s tournament by competing in various tournaments and events throughout the world. These included Regional Tournaments and World of Warcraft TCG Dream Machine Championship Tournaments. Players who achieved a UDE Honor Ranking of Level 6 or higher or who achieved a limited UDE ration of 2700, or constructed rating of 2850, were also qualified to participate in the World Championship tournament. To provide the ultimate gaming experience for World of Warcraft TCG fans of all levels, Upper Deck also brought the highly popular Darkmoon Faire to San Diego , complete with a variety of other tournaments and activities.
For more information and results of the 2007 U.S. World of Warcraft TCG World Championship Tournament, please visit http://www.wowtcg.com.