Hey guys! This doesn't exactly fit into the Codex or Yomi forums so I decided to put it here in GD.
So starting early next year we want to do some official events for Codex and Yomi that act as qualifiers for Fantasy Strike Expo in June. Basically the winner of these events (and probably the runner-up as well) would clinch a spot in the final bracket at FSX, though FSX itself would host a "last-chance" tournament so you could make it to grand finals in either event even if you didn't qualify at other events.
To make this happen, we're gonna need some volunteers around the world to host qualifier events, and we should start planning these things now to make sure they run smoothly!
First things first, we should decide how many and where these events should take place. If you are interested in helping run a qualifier tournament in your area and/or you think that there is a large concentration of players who'd be willing to make it out to your event, post in this thread so we can start brainstorming ideas.
I know we can definitely get a Southern California event rolling in the LA area; lots of Codex players (and damn near all of Fox's Den) live down here so that one's almost a given. Where else, though? Ohio Yomi scene? UK? Germany? Let's figure this out together!
After we figure this stuff out about IRL events, we can make decisions about online qualifiers, so don't worry about or post about those just yet.
Keep in mind, the prime goal of winning one of these qualifier tournaments is that you'd be winning a spot in the Grand Tournament at FSX in San Francisco in June, so any sort of tournament system we do should keep that goal in mind. I don't think we'd be able to front a prize pool that allows the winner to fly out to play for free, but maybe some of these tournaments can get big enough to merit an entry fee and a prize pool themselves? I don't know; that's what this thread is for! Give us your ideas and let's see what we can make happen!