NISEI Continental Championships 2021


Summary

Registration form (for all events)

Asia-Pacific Continental Championship:

Tournament will be held on August 14th and 15th, 10am AWST (UTC +8)

Registration closes August 12th at 11:59pm AWST (UTC +8)

Europe and Africa Continental Championship:

Tournament will be held on August 21st and 22nd, 10am BST (UTC +1) 

Registration closes August 19th at 11:59pm BST (UTC +1)

American Continental Championship:

Tournament will be hold on August 28th and 29th, 10am PDT (UTC -7)

Registration closes August 26th at 11:59pm PDT (UTC -7)

If you are interested in volunteering at any of the events, please complete this form.

Please use a time conversion tool, such as worldtimebuddy.com, to convert the above times to your local time zone!


NISEI 2021 Continental Championships

The time is looming where players will battle to be crowned the Continental Champion of their region. Due to the ongoing worldwide effort to purge a virus, the 2021 Continentals will once again be held online, and split into three different events. As the events will feed into an Intercontinental Championship, you may only play in one of the three events. Please take that into consideration when buying your ticket.

All tickets are $15USD, and the format for the events will be Standard. Number of rounds and depth of the cut will depend on the number of players for each event. The events will use tiebreaker rounds at the end of the Swiss day to clean up the cut if needed.

August 14th–15th: APAC Continental Championship

August 14th: Swiss Rounds

  • Registration starts at 10am AWST (UTC +8)
  • Round 1 starts at 11am AWST

August 15th: Top Cut

  • Player roll call at 10am AWST (UTC +8)
  • Round 1 starts at 10:30am AWST

Registration ends August 12th at 11:59pm AWST

August 21st–22nd: European and African Continental Championship

August 21st: Swiss Rounds

  • Registration starts at 10am BST (UTC +1)
  • Round 1 starts at 11am BST

August 22nd: Top Cut

  • Player roll call at 10am BST (UTC +1)
  • Round 1 starts at 10:30am BST

Registration ends August 19th at 11:59pm BST

August 28th29th: America Continental Championship

August 28th: Swiss Rounds

  • Registration starts at 10am PDT (UTC -7)
  • Round 1 starts at 11am PDT

August 29th: Top Cut

  • Player roll call at 10am PDT (UTC -7)
  • Round 1 starts at 10:30am PDT

Registration ends August 26th at 11:59pm PDT


Important Notes:

Decklists will be required for these events. Deck registration forms can be found here.

Each event’s registration will close at midnight on the Thursday prior to the Swiss. Please note that we will not be taking late entries. We will however accept ticket changes in case you cannot attend your selected tournament.


NISEI Intercontinental Championship

September 5th

  • Format: Triple Elimination Single Sided Survival Swiss
  • Invite Only: To qualify you must come in the top 4 (or have it passed down due to drops) in a 2021 Continental Championship.
  • Player Roll Call at 10am UTC
  • Round 1 starts at 10:30am

We heard your feedback regarding exclusivity of prizes for invite-only events, so this year the Intercontinental Championship will feature deluxe versions of prizes already available.

On top of this, the plastic Hoshiko Shiro from last year’s Intercontinental Championship will be making a climactic reappearance in this year’s Continentals as a prize, and the Daily Business Show and Preemptive Action will be showing up in an event this year too. Speaking of which…


Continental Championship Prizes

2021 continentals prize splash
  • 1st Place: Worlds 2021 bye and opportunity to work with NISEI Design and Development teams to create a Championship card
  • Top 4: Invite to Intercontinentals
  • Top 8: Tokens
  • Top 16: Gatekeeper playmat (illustrated by Mad)*
  • Top 32: Plastic Hoshiko Shiro*
  • Top Half: Tapwrm (illustrated by Jakuza)*
  • Everyone: Gatekeeper (illustrated by Mad)

* Players tied with these places on points will also receive the prizes.

Intercontinental Championship Prizes

  • 1st Place: Worlds 2021 bye and opportunity to work with NISEI Design and Development teams to create a Championship card.
  • Survive to top half: Foil System Gateway IDs (set of 7)
  • Everyone who qualified: 3× foil Sure Gamble

Daily Business Show

Please remember you can catch all the action live on the official NISEI streaming channel, as well as many side streams which shall be announced closer to the event. The official stream will also be hosting raffles during the day, so tune in and you might snag yourself a nice little prize!

If you would like to help stream or commentate any of the events, please get in touch with us at op@nisei.net!

Judge!

It’s not just players who make these events possible, but also volunteers helping out with judge calls, data dealing and streaming. If you are interested in helping out, please fill out this form, and as thanks for your time you will receive a playset of the Judge Reward promo, Climactic Showdown, illustrated by Olie Boldador:

Judge reward: Promo version of Climactic Showdown

Finally, we are very sad to announce that Akira, one of NISEI’s tireless Organized Play team members, will be stepping down from her position at NISEI. Want to take this opportunity to thank her for all the hard work, dedication and love she’s put into everything she’s done here. She will be very much missed.

This is all from us at the NISEI Organized Play team. If you have any questions, email us at op@nisei.net. We hope to see many of you at this year’s Championships, and are excited to see what decks will rise to the top this year!

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