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    Love in Universus? 😍

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  • Ashley Fullerton and Keenan Meadows are UniVersus’s new power couple! After Keenan’s killer Top 8 run in the 2022 HLC (and successful on-camera proposal!), we reached out for an interview.

    Ashley and Keenan are both former UniVersus World Champions (2019 and 2011 respectively), and they have both been cornerstones to the community for years.

    1. How did you two first meet?

    Keenan: We met through a mutual friend who invited us out to boardgame night at a local gaming restaurant/bar called Battle and Brew. We were having way too much fun playing a board game, and we met up later for a date!

    2. What was the first tournament you traveled together to?

    Keenan: We traveled to Las Vegas for Ashley’s first Worlds in 2018 hosted at Level Up Expo. I think that was Ashley’s first trip to Las Vegas, and we had a blast!

    3. You’ve both played Universus for a pretty long time – what are your favorite decks in the history of the game?

    Keenan: Mine was Mad Pierrot with Coffee Samba. I’ve never liked 1 checks until Coffee Samba came along. The insane swings that card can give both positive and negative, make for really exciting games!

    Ashley: Mine was Lord Raptor; apart from the fact that I did well with the deck, all of the components worked together ridiculously synergistically so I always felt like I could think myself out of any situation.

    4. What is your favorite part about traveling to events together?

    Keenan: I love having someone to explore new places with. Traveling for tournaments is like a mini-vacation, and we always try to go out of our way to see something cool while we’re there. 

    Ashley: I really love that I get to travel with someone who is so down to go explore new things but also so social, so every event we travel to is like one half couples vacation and one half meet up with friends and play games.

    5. Have you ever had to play against each other in a tournament

    Keenan: We play during locals a lot, but I can’t remember a time we played at a major.

    Ashley: You’re absolutely right, we get paired literally every locals and most regionals but never at a major!

    6. When you two play, who wins more often? 👀👀

    Keenan: Lately I’ve been winning but if you asked me that question when Ashley was playing her 2019 worlds deck, it would be the exact opposite.

    Ashley: Absolutely agree with Keenan, the fact that I stopped playing during COVID means I got nice and rusty, and he can read me like a dang book when we’re playing so I have to win honestly – mind games will not work!

    We would like to thank Keenan and Ashley for their time on this interview, as well as their support of UniVersus over the years. We wish them the best, and a happy life together! 🥳

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    Hero League Championship Recap

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  • The Hero League Championship was a huge success! The strongest MHACCG players from all around the world met together in Las Vegas, Nevada to battle for their cut of the $250,000 prize purse as well as to immortalize themselves as the Number One Hero!


    League of Villains World Premier

    The World Premier of League of Villains was a wonder to behold — the energy in the room was downright electric! Over 100 players gathered to get a look at League of Villains in its entirety for the first time, and the air was thick with excitement as players built decks with cards they’d never seen before!

    If you missed out on the World Premier, worry not! Local Game Stores all around the world are running Pre-Release events for League of Villains, you can find them on the UGN: https://play.mhacardgame.com/events


    Voice Actor Signings

    Over the weekend, we brought in the Voice Actors for Denki (Kyle Phillips), Mt. Lady (Jamie Marchi), and Eraserhead (Christopher Wehkamp)!

    Everyone got a chance to get their favorite cards signed — life is good!


    Love in Universus??? 😍

    After his match in Top 8 of the Hero League Championship, Keenan Meadows proposed to Ashley Fullerton during his post-game interview… and she said yes!

    And remember, Ashley is the 2019 Universus World Champion — what a power couple!


    HLC Main Event

    The Hero League Championship’s main event was incredible to watch. As the day progressed we saw an incredible diversity of strategy, ending in a top 8 with five different characters in it!

    From merciless, all-in aggro decks like Tokoyami to defensive, late-game strategies like Recovery Girl, there were a lot of favorites to root for.

    Kevin Broberg’s run with Midnight was incredible, ending in a to-the-wire match against Philip Chybiorz’s Jiro, leaving Broberg on top! (And $125,000 richer 😲)

    Congratulations Kevin Broberg for becoming the 2022 Hero League Champion!

    You can find the deck lists for Top 32 here:
    https://mhacardgame.com/hero-league-championship-decklists/

    Follow us on Facebook to see highlights from the HLC! https://www.facebook.com/MyHeroAcademiaCCG

    Retailer FAQ

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  • How do I run my Store Provisional Championship?

    Once you’re approved to run a PSC, follow the instructions in the PDF below.


    How do I run a Pre-Release event?

    Pre-Release events are the best opportunity to grow your local community! Once you’re an official Universus Gaming Network retailer, you can order Pre-Release Event kits from your preferred distributor.

    The links below lead to a guide on how Sealed Play works in UniVersus, as well as assets for social media promotion of your event.

    https://mhacardgame.com/sealed-play-primer/
    https://mhacardgame.com/get-ready-to-join-a-pre-release-event/

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    How do I get involved with UniVersus as a retailer?

    We have an organized play and retailer support program called the UGN (Universus Gaming Network).  This program allows stores to run official tournaments, receive free promotional materials and gives players the opportunity to earn participation points for playing in those official events.

    Stores can sign up for free for this program through our website play.mhacardgame.com The process for signing up is very straightforward, but if a stores has any issues signing up they should reach out to us at lgs@universusgames.com


    How do I start a Universus Community?

    The first thing that you should do is reach out to our LGS team at LGS@universusgames.com. We can provide learn-to-play demo support such as Demo Decks, Learn-to-play Playmats, as well as give visibility to your store through the UGN app.

    UniVersus has a very active community on Discord as well that we actively encourage retailers to advertise their events in: https://discord.gg/mhaccg

    This Learn to Play video is also very helpful for introducing players to the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhbLuQbj8E4

    Our Rulebook can be found here: MHACCG Rule Book


    UGN Benefits for Players


    UniVersus’s Organized Play framework is designed to be a powerful call to action for players to attend your LGS. By playing at UGN-sanctioned UniVersus events you receive Loyalty Points usable on our Loyalty Shop to earn exclusive promos – and we will ship it to you for free!

    Playing at your LGS also earns you exclusive Plus Ultra packs which contain exclusive foil promo cards!

    UGN Benefits for Retailers

    Being part of the UGN gives you access to free promotional support from Jasco Games as well as access to our programs like Prerelease and Provisional Store Championships, and also support for weekly in-store play via our Sealed Play and Plus Ultra Kits.

    Scheduling your events in advance on UGN allows Jasco to market those events to local players and will help your community grow faster.


    What event support can I order as a retailer?

    Pre-Release – Pre-Release events are sealed play events exclusively available at Local Game Stores designed to give players a small taste of the newest upcoming set, as well as an exclusive Foil Promo you can’t get anywhere else! You can find more details here: https://mhacardgame.com/get-ready-to-join-a-pre-release-event/
    Pre-Release kits are available through your preferred distributor.

    Plus Ultra Kits – Jasco Games sends Plus Ultra Kits every month to retailers who host organized play events. Base level allocation is based off your UGN attendance, with additional kits provided for flagship events like Pre-Release events and Provisional Store Championships.

    Plus Ultra Kits are designed to support local-level weekly events and provide a consistent Call to Action to fill your store’s seats, by providing mechanically unique cards that are initially only obtainable through local event play. You can find out more details here: https://mhacardgame.com/plus-ultra-events/

    For new stores who would like to kickstart their community, please reach out to our LGS team at LGS@universusgames.com and they can get you set up.

    Sealed Play Kit – Jasco Games provides exclusive Sealed play promo kits to support LGS events focused on “Sealed Play”. You can find more details here: https://mhacardgame.com/sealed-play-events/

    Sealed Play kits are ordered through this form: Sealed Play Application Form

    Provisional Store Championship – “PSC” events are your store’s flagship competitive tournament for each season. PSC events provide exclusive foil cards, as well as being the main mechanism through which players can earn their invite to Nationals. Find out more information, including how to apply to an event HERE!


    We’re excited that you want to grow a Universus community in your store, and we would love to help you.  Please reach out to LGS@universusgames.com with any questions, feedback or if you need any assistance.  Thanks!

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    Formats and Ban Lists

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  • My Hero Academia Block Constructed: The main format for both Local and Premier play featuring the cards released in the My Hero Academia CCG.


    My Hero Academia Block Constructed Ban List

    CARD NAMESET CODE
    Coordinated EffortMHA01-024
    Stronger in DarknessMHA01-045
    AmphibiousMHA01-168
    Unwavering SlashMHA01-096
    Frog LashingMHA01-166
    Crow and Frog TakedownMHAPU01-2

    Standard Format (Formerly known as Standard): This format includes the last 10 printed booster sets in UniVersus, as well as Organized Play promos  – More information on the evolution of Standard Format as well as information about dedicated events and prizing to be published in the future.


    Standard Card Legality

    Booster Pack ReleasesPromo Releases
    My Hero Academia: Heroes ClashPromo 2020
    My Hero Academia: Crimson RampageDLC 2020
    My Hero AcademiaChamp Promos 5
    Soul Calibur 6: Libra of Souls
    Yu Yu Hakusho
    Seventh Cross
    Soul Calibur 6
    Street Fighter vs. DarkStalkers
    Mortal Kombat
    Cowboy Bebop

    Standard Format Ban List

    Card NameSet Code
    Coordinated EffortMHA01-024
    Unwavering SlashMHA01-096
    Momo Yaoyorozu (I)MHA01-109
    Frog LashingMHA01-166
    AmphibiousMHA01-168
    Cassandra (I)SCVI02-028
    Omega Sword and Owl ShieldSCVI02-029
    Shield Big BangSCVI02-033
    Protecting the ProtectorSCVI02-036
    Shadow SlicerSCVI02-051
    New Seong Style: Scarlet MeteorSCVI02-076
    Syi Salika & Loka LuhaSCVI02-083
    Pure of HeartSCVI02-090
    Downward SpiralSCVI02-102
    Evil BowSCVI02-104
    Punishment Time!SCVI01-011
    Kali YugaSCVI01-021
    Yoshimitsu (I)SCVI01-091
    Gill (I)SFvDS01-019
    Jedah (II)SFvDS01-028
    Lord Raptor (II)SFvDS01-055
    Goro (I)MKX01-037
    Shokan PrinceMKX01-045
    Princess ParryMKX01-068
    Liu Kang (I)MKX01-091
    Quan Chi (I)MKX01-109
    Quan Chi (II)MKX01-109
    Shinnok (I)MKX01P-189
    Twinkle MurdockCB01-109
    Big Shot: JudyCB01-136
    Big Shot: PunchCB01-137
    Kunai IkkinageDLC03-08
    AndyDLC05-01
    SheevaDLC04-07
    Combat AshKS01-1

    Retro Format: UniVersus has been around for over 15 years! Retro features the last 10+ years of boosters printed since the Jasco Games era of UniVersus. Retro Format is primarily supported at side events at Premier Events and a-la carte tournaments hosted by Tournament Organizers.


    Retro Format Ban List

    Updated 2/2/23

    Card NameSet Code
    Coordinated EffortMHA01-024
    Unwavering SlashMHA01-096
    Momo Yaoyorozu (I)MHA01-109
    Frog LashingMHA01-166
    AmphibiousMHA01-168
    Cassandra (I)SCVI02-028
    Omega Sword and Owl ShieldSCVI02-029
    Shield Big BangSCVI02-033
    Protecting the ProtectorSCVI02-036
    Shadow SlicerSCVI02-051
    New Seong Style: Scarlet MeteorSCVI02-076
    Syi Salika & Loka LuhaSCVI02-083
    Pure of HeartSCVI02-090
    Downward SpiralSCVI02-102
    Evil BowSCVI02-104
    Punishment Time!SCVI01-011
    Kali YugaSCVI01-021
    Yoshimitsu (I)SCVI01-091
    Gill (I)SFvDS01-019
    Jedah (II)SFvDS01-028
    Lord Raptor (II)SFvDS01-055
    Goro (I)MKX01-037
    Shokan PrinceMKX01-045
    Princess ParryMKX01-068
    Liu Kang (I)MKX01-091
    Quan Chi (I)MKX01-109
    Quan Chi (II)MKX01-109
    FatalityMKX01-188
    Shinnok (I)MKX01P-189
    Twinkle MurdockCB01-109
    Big Shot: JudyCB01-136
    Big Shot: PunchCB01-137
    Bang!CB01-145
    AndyDLC05-01
    SheevaDLC04-07
    Kunai IkkinageDLC03-08
    Zoey (II)RH03-109
    Summer HeatOP2015-11
    Napalm Man (I)MM03-46
    A World Lost to TimeIN01-73
    Graven Castle RuinsIN01-76
    Big CyclonePL01-50
    Gemini Man (I)MM02-46
    Huitzil (I)DS01-51
    Chin (I)KoF04-37
    MaximaKoF03-46
    Mourning the LostKoF03-16
    Terry (I)KoF02-19
    Mature (I)KoF02-91
    Sasha (I)RH3P-10
    Truong (I)RH3P-13
    Ballistic Snap KickRH02-144
    Paid to ProtectRH02-60
    PenanceRH02-139
    Meddling With Higher PowersRH3P-6
    No EqualRH01-2
    Harnessing ChaosRH01-5
    Jiffany JamberJAS01-1
    Ryu (II)GC2015-2
    GenesisRH2-8
    Deadly EmbraceRH3-2
    RighteousnessRH3-9
    Garett Brett (I)2013P-X
    Paul Bittner (I)2013P-X
    Paul Bittner (II)2009P-5
    Joe Hill (I)2009P-2
    Drew Maffei, Lion Buddy2016P-6
    The Golden Ticket2015P-3
    Lion Stance2013P-X
    UFS House2009P-7
    When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain…2010P-6
    Combat AshKS01-1
    Slay Ride StowawayRH02-3

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    Organized Play in 2023

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  • Dear UniVersus Community,

    This past year has been absolutely incredible, but this is just the beginning. We are more excited than ever for what’s to come. Today, we are excited to announce the details surrounding the 2023 Organized Play season. This includes a revamped Organized Play announcements and news structure that will make it easier for everyone to stay up to date with UniVersus. The latest announcements and news can always be found at our new Organized Play homepage.

    Transparency with our community is important to us, so a goal of ours is to check in regularly with the community to discuss the happenings, challenges, and exciting things to come for our game. For this reason, we’ve also included an in-depth summary on our view of the state of UniVersus (past, present, and future).


    To Our Players

    Your overwhelming support for the launch of the My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game has helped us onboard droves of new players to the game that we all love. It’s been heartwarming to witness the growth of local playgroups, where veteran UniVersus players taught this new wave of players our beloved game. 

    To these veterans, thank you for being the foundation that has allowed this community to blossom. We hear it all the time: We have the friendliest community in all of card games. This is all thanks to our kind-hearted “old heads” who have been so accepting and friendly in welcoming all of our new players. We hear your desire to play with all of the cool cards from older sets and we want you to know that we will continue to support your ability to play those cards. 

    To the new players who have joined the game in the past year, congratulations – you’re well on your way to being UniVersus veterans yourselves! Now that you have learned the game and started competing, we are counting on you to usher in the next wave of players who will be joining our community over the course of this year.

    My Hero Academia is just the first of many chapters we have in store for this new era of UniVersus gaming. Get excited, together we’ll be shaping and exploring new ways to experience “UniVersus” in the months, years, and decades to come!


    To Our Retailers

    Thank you for being the backbone that makes this all possible. Whether you are a retailer that has been carrying our game since it was known as UFS, or you are just getting started with UniVersus and My Hero Academia – thank you. We want you to know that we are grateful for your dedication and efforts in supporting our game. You have a busy schedule and a business to run, and we want to make sure that we are providing you with all of the tools and resources you need to build a successful UniVersus community at your store.

    As you look at our Organized Play programs for 2023, we hope that you take note of the extensive support we have for Local Play and the opportunity for stores to be directly tied into Premier Play as well. We are only getting started on this front. Alongside Organized Play, we are also committed to rolling out a best-in-class demo program to help onboard new players and help grow local play groups. More to come on this program separately.

    If you want to contact us, you can reach out to us at LGS@universusgames.com OR if you are attending GAMA this year, please stop by our booth, we would love to meet you in-person too!


    A Look Back on 2022 Organized Play

    It was such a pleasure to see our veterans and new players competing side-by-side at local game stores everywhere. Seeing pictures from Provisional Store Championship events hosting thousands of players from around the world was truly gratifying — keep sending them our way! 

    We started 2022 still wrestling with COVID-19 which caused a lot of in-person play to be restricted to webcam play. Undeterred, hundreds of dedicated players showed up week after week to play in Provisional Showdown and Wednesday Webcam Weekly events!

    With the return of in-person events, things started to get heated with Regional License Exams kicking off. Players competed to earn points towards a qualification to the Hero League Championship event. With just 32 available spots, the race was on to compete for the cash prize of $250,000! 

    The Regional License Exams led into the Pro Hero Nationals where the largest event in UniVersus history was hosted in Dallas with over 300 players in attendance! 

    This all culminated in the Hero League Championship that just drew to a close this past weekend. Thousands of unique viewers tuned in to watch our Twitch stream, making it the most viewed UniVersus event of all time! Congrats to our HLC Champion Kevin Broberg who took it all down – well deserved!


    2023 Organized Play

    In 2023, UniVersus is set to be bigger and better than ever before. We are kicking off the year with the highly anticipated League of Villains set which launches on March 3rd, 2023, kicking off Season One of our Local and Premier Play events. The structure of our events will follow a similar pattern as 2022, which includes familiar events such as Provisional Store Championships, Regional License Exams, Pro Hero Nationals and Hero League Championship. 

    One of the major changes we are implementing for 2023 is regarding how qualifications will work. Looking back on 2022, we felt like we could have improved a few things in order to make Provisional and Regional events more meaningful. Only Regionals had a direct qualification into the HLC, but given it was a point system based across the whole of the Regional system, this system favored players who were able to play in many events over those of equal skill level that  might not have been able to attend as many events due to budgeting or scheduling constraints. For 2023, the Pro Hero National will be invite-only. To qualify, players will either have to earn a 1st place position at a Provisional Store Championship event OR place in the Top Cut at a Regional event. A Last Chance Qualifier right before the PHN will also grant players entry, but they will also have to Top Cut those events to make it into the main event! We believe that these changes will make the Provisional Store Championship and Regional License Exams much more competitive events and drive players to really compete for those coveted Pro Hero Nationals spots. 

    Players may only earn one Nationals invite, and if they would earn a second Invite that invite is “passed down” to next eligible player in the standings.


    Local Play

    Our LGS retailers are incredibly important to us. A vibrant local scene is critical to community growth and quality player experience. In 2022, we supported local events via Plus Ultra Kits, Pre-Release events, and Provisional Store Championships. In 2023, we are tripling down on Local Play support.

    A couple of weeks ago, we announced a new “Sealed Play” event that will be supported by the “Extra Credit” promos. Starting with League of Villains, our newly released “Extra Credit” promos will be available exclusively via “Sealed Play” events at local game stores. Contact our LGS outreach team to learn more!

    As previously mentioned, we are making our Provisional Store Championship events more exciting by providing Pro Hero Nationals invites to the winners of our PSC events. This should make these events much more competitive and provide players with a real reason to compete! Players looking to get their Nationals invite will want to try their shot at multiple events, and to help them reach their goals, we are going to be increasing the number of PSC events we are running during each of our OP seasons.

    Plus Ultra and Provisional Store Championships will continue to offer mechanically unique promos To ensure strong participation, we want to make sure that the primary way to earn these promos will be through participating in events at Local Game Stores. In 2022, we observed a lot of players redeeming them on our online redemption store instead of participating in events. For this reason, we are doubling down on our efforts to prevent unauthorized sales of Plus Ultra Kits and we are adding a 60-day delay between the release of these promos and their availability on the online redemption store to encourage in-store play.

    In-Person Redemption at Premier Events will be unaffected by this change to ensure players have access to mechanically unique promo cards for play.

    We are always looking for more ways to support our Local Play experience. We have more plans for in-store events this year that we are not yet ready to announce, so stay tuned! 


    Premier Play

    This year, we are focused on listening to the feedback we have received from 2022, and implementing improvements to address your concerns.

    What we heard from you:

    • You would like more advanced notice in order to plan your trips to big events.
    • You would prefer in-person play to webcam play, especially for big events
    • If you are in Oceania and Europe, you would like more OP support and events in your region.
    • You would like more side events and prize support outside of the main event after you drop on day 1 or for day 2 (top cuts).

    What we are preparing for this year:

    • As of today, we have confirmed TOs, dates, locations for ALL Season 1 events through June 30. These events have all been announced on our website, and registration links are going to open in the coming weeks. We are currently confirming Season 2 events and will be announcing those TOs, dates, locations once they are ready.
    • We are moving away from webcam Provisionals. All Provisionals will be ran by Local Game Stores starting this year Local Game Stores can choose to run their events in-person or via webcam play. We are also moving all national events to be in-person. We will be keeping two webcam regionals to allow those that prefer webcam play or are unable to make an in-person regional to participate in events.
    • We are working with European and Oceanic TOs in order to have regional and nationals events announced well ahead of schedule. As previously mentioned, these will be in-person events.
    • We know that our OP promos are in high demand, so we are rebalancing our prizing distribution. Our goal is to make these promos more readily available via “side events” rather than solely through the main event itself. We will also have a variety of side event formats, on-demand pods, and more. The popularity of our first Prize Wall at the HLC has prompted us to bring the Prize Wall back for all future in-person Premier events. These Prize Walls will offer an even larger selection of prizes as well as more opportunities to earn and spend Prize Wall tickets.

    We’re excited to move forward with these improvements to our Premier Events and look forward to seeing you at one of our Premier Events this year!


    Formats

    Going into 2023, we wanted to share our current thoughts on UniVersus formats and touch on some of our future plans for them as well — we will not be announcing everything we have planned for the years to come, but want to provide some transparency around how we are thinking about formats going forward.

    We will be supporting 4 formats for OP play in 2023 at various levels:

    1. My Hero Academia Block Constructed
    2. Standard Constructed
    3. Sealed Play (Draft and Limited)
    4. Retro

    Our main format for the competitive year is the MHA Block Constructed format. This format consists of all cards released as part of the MHA IP and any alt-art cards that share the exact mechanics and name as cards within MHA. Yes, this means that starting today, Merciless Rush (Crit, the Origins Promo Card), One With Nature (Capcom Platinum Series) and Sense of Justice (Capcom Platinum Series / Mega Man; Rise of the Masters) are legal for play at all OP events.

    Our second format is Standard Constructed, which consists of the last 10 sets released from UniVersus. Standard will feature primarily at side events at Premier level events, and will be able to be played with Plus Ultra kit support at Local Retailers who want to run Standard local events. We are also working with our TOs this year to plan a Premier Standard Tournament towards the end of the year. 

    Sealed Play is a format supported at Local Game Stores via Extra Credit promos and Pre-Release events. We will also support Sealed Play at Side Events at our Premier Events.

    Retro is a format that includes every single set released in the Jasco Games Era of UniVersus. Retro events can be hosted at local events and will be featured at Side Events at select Premier Events. Dedicated Retro Tournaments may be held by select TOs during the year in combination with dedicated Standard Premier Tournaments.

    We believe that having a multi-format OP system can keep the player experience fresh and interesting by allowing players to experience the game in different ways. Going into 2024 and beyond, we will keep refining and evolving these formats based on player feedback and the newest set releases. 

    Any future changes to formats will follow certain principles that we want to make clear:

    1. We want to support an onboarding experience for new players that is not overwhelming.
    2. We want to support the ability for all printed cards to see play in one or more formats.

    A  dynamic formatting structure should help with player engagement, and allow us to proactively create fresh experiences for both new and veteran players alike. Our team is already hard at work charting out the future of UniVersus over the coming years, and we can’t wait to share with you what that future looks like. 

    You can find more details about our new formats (including a new ban list for Retro) here:

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    Conclusion

    There is a lot that goes into the planning and execution of a successful OP program, but we are fully  committed to creating the best OP program you can find across any card game. We still have a lot of work ahead of us to get there, but you can rest assured that the UniVersus game is in good hands. We have an awesome community and an awesome team that is working tirelessly to bring you the best card game on Earth.

    See you all at an event in 2023!

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    Premier Play is where our fiercest competitors duke it out to see who is the best of the best. Do you have what it takes?

    Don’t be intimated though, our Premier Events are also aimed at newer or more casual players who want to get a taste of competition in a fun and friendly environment. We have a very welcoming group of players, judges and staff who will guide you at each event.

    This year, to make our Premier Event a fun filled time for everyone, we will have MORE side events and MORE prizes for side events!

    All Premier Events will require registration on the UniVersus Gaming Network – Login / Sign Up to find events near you!

    QUALIFICATION PATH

    For our toughest competitors, get ready, this year the Main Event for the PRO HERO NATIONAL will require QUALIFICATION.

    Qualification to the Pro Hero Nationals is as follows:

    EventQualification
    Provisional Store ChampionshipEvent Winner
    Regional License ExamTop Cut
    Last Chance Qualifier (Day before PHN)Top Cut

    Players at the PHN will compete for one of 32 invites to the Hero League Championship which will be awarded as follows:

    Qualification EventNumber of Invites
    Pro Hero National North America16
    Pro Hero National Europe8
    Pro Hero National Oceania4
    Last Chance Qualifier (Day before HLC)4

    Learn more about the three tiers of events in this year’s Premier Play seasons:

    • Regional License Exams (The action starts here!)
    • Pro Hero Nationals (More info coming soon!)
    • Hero League Championship (More info coming soon!)

    Have a question? Get in touch with us through our social media channels or email us at community@universusgames.com to get a local scene started near you!


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    Regional License Exam events are back for 2023 Organized Play! RLEs start in Season One of the 2023 OP Calendar. There will be 1 RLE for each of the 6 supported regions:

    • North America West
    • North America Central
    • North America East
    • Europe
    • Oceania
    • Webcam

    Each region will have 1 event per season, with 2 seasons running RLEs in 2023:

    • Season 1: Apr 1 – Jun 30
    • Season 2: Jul 1 – Sep 31
    • Championship Season: Oct 1 – Jan 31 (No RLEs during Championship Season)

    Top Cut performers at each Regional License Exam will qualify to compete at any and all Pro Hero National events!


    EVENT DATES

    LocationTournament OrganizerDateRegistration Link
    Webcam OceaniaTAK-GAMESApril 1-2, 2023Register now!
    Kissimmee, FloridaPRO-PLAY GAMESApril 15-16, 2023Register now!
    Sheffield, United KingdomPATRIOT GAMESMay 6-7, 2023Register now!
    Kansas City, MissouriLEGENDARY WOLF GAMESMay 27-28, 2023Register now!
    Webcam RegionalFANTASY BOOKS AND GAMESJune 3-4, 2023Register now!
    Pasadena, CaliforniaCORE TCGJune 17-18, 2023Register now!

    PRIZING

    *Prize details are subject to change.

    Participation

    Participation prizes distributed to all event goers after participating in 3 rounds of play.

    Cremation Promo 1x
    Effortless Movement Promo 1x
    Booster Pack (Current Set 1st Ed.)5x
    Regional License Exam Playmat1x
    Prize Wall Tickets30x

    MAIN EVENT PRIZING

    The tiers below are not cumulative.

    Top 64

    Stalking Her Prey Promo1x
    Booster Pack (Current Set 1st Ed.)2x

    Top 32

    Stalking Her Prey Promo1x
    Tormenting Glare Promo 1x
    Booster Pack (Current Set 1st Ed.)4x

    Top 16

    Pro Hero National Qualification1x
    Stalking Her Prey Promo1x
    Tormenting Glare Promo1x
    Booster Pack (Current Set 1st Ed.)8x
    Prize Wall Tickets90x

    Top 8

    Pro Hero Nationals Qualification1x
    Stalking Her Prey Promo1x
    Tormenting Glare Promo1x
    Booster Pack (Current Set 1st Ed.)12x
    Vile Seizing Contender Promo1x
    Prize Wall Tickets90x

    Top 4

    Pro Hero Nationals Qualification1x
    Stalking Her Prey Promo2x
    Tormenting Glare Promo2x
    Booster Box (Current Set 1st Ed.)1x
    Vile Seizing Contender Promo1x
    Prize Wall Tickets135x

    Runner Up

    Pro Hero Nationals Qualification1x
    1 Round BYE at Nationals*1x
    Stalking Her Prey Promo3x
    Tormenting Glare Promo3x
    Booster Box (Current Set 1st Ed.)2x
    Vile Seizing Contender Promo1x
    Prize Wall Tickets180x

    Champion

    Pro Hero Nationals Qualification1x
    1 Round BYE at Nationals*1x
    Stalking Her Prey Promo4x
    Tormenting Glare Promo4x
    Booster Box (Current Set 1st Ed.)3x
    Vile Seizing Champion Promo1x
    Champion Playmat1x
    Prize Wall Tickets240x

    • BYEs cannot be stacked – 1-round BYE maximum.

    PARTICIPATION CARDS*

    *Cremation and Effortless Movement will both be available on the Prize Wall.


    PARTICIPATION PLAYMAT


    TOP 64 PRIZE CARD*

    *Stalking Her Prey will be available on the Prize Wall.


    TOP 32 PRIZE CARD


    TOP 16 PRIZE

    1X NATIONAL INVITE


    TOP 8 PRIZE CARD


    CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZE CARD


    CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYMAT


    SIDE EVENTS

    Side Event Prizing:

    One Round of Participation 30 prize wall points
    One Round Win*15 prize wall points

    Details regarding Side Event procedure can be found here: https://mhacardgame.com/rle-side-event-details/


    PRIZE WALL

    Cremation Promo*45 Prize Wall Points
    Effortless Movement Promo*45 Prize Wall Points
    Stalking Her Prey Promo*120 Prize Wall Points

    *While Quantities Last. Limited Quantities per Event.

    The Prize Wall will also contain additional items, show up and find out!

    Note: Prize Wall Points are exclusive to the events where they are awarded. (Cannot be carried forward), Prize Walls and Side Events are Only Available for in-person events.



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    Play every week at your Local Game Store to earn exclusive foil cards from our Plus Ultra Tournament Kits!

    Every booster set release, we send Plus Ultra packs to every Local Game Store in the UniVersus Play Network (UGN). Entering in weekly Plus Ultra events at an LGS gets you a guaranteed two Plus Ultra packs!

    Specific formatting and any additional prizing is subject to the discretion of the Tournament Organizer.


    FORMAT 

    • Suggested timing: 3 rounds of Best of 3 matches, 60 minutes per round
    • “MHA-Only” or Sealed Play tends to be the most new-player friendly, but we allow any UniVersus event gameplay to be supported by Plus Ultra Packs including Standard or Retro

    PRIZING

    *Prize details are subject to change.

    Participation:

    • 2 Plus Ultra Packs

    Winner Prizing:

    • 1 Victory Pack for event winner

    Judge Prizing:

    • 1 Judge Pack for event judge

    PLUS ULTRA 4.0 – LEAGUE OF VILLAINS



    We provide Plus Ultra Tournament Kits to support in-store play at no charge to brick and mortar retailers. If you are a LGS that would be interested in joining this program, please reach out to us at lgs@universusgames.com


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    Local Game Stores are at the core of our game, and we are excited to support our LGS retailer with a variety of events!

    Each season of Organized Play will feature new promo cards for each of our three different tiers of events, collect all unique promos by participating in all events!

    • Local Weekly Constructed Events: Plus Ultra Promos
    • Sealed Play Events: Extra Credit Promos
    • Store Championships: Provisional Store Championship Promos

    All Local Game Store Events can be found on the UniVersus Gaming Network – Login / Sign Up to find events near you!


    There are three types of events that are currently supported:

    Can’t find an event? Get in touch with us through our social media channels or email us at community@universusgames.com to get a local scene started near you!


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    Weekly Sealed Play events hosted at your LGS earn you exclusive Alternate Art “Extra Credit” Promo Cards!

    Entering a Sealed Play event earns you one Extra Credit promo, with another if you win!


    FORMAT

    Format: 

    • 3 rounds of Best of 3 matches, 60 minutes per round
    • 30 minutes for deck construction
    • Format is subject to Tournament Organizer’s discretion

    PRIZING

    *Prize details are subject to change.

    Participation:

    • 1 Extra Credit Promo
    • 1 Plus Ultra Pack

    Winner Prizing:

    • 1 Extra Credit Promo
    • 1 Victory Plus Ultra Pack provided to prize pool per 4 players

    Extra Credit Promos: League of Villains


    Extra Credit Promos: Heroes Clash


    We provide Extra Credit Promos to support in-store sealed play events at no charge to brick and mortar retailers. If you are a LGS that would be interested in joining this program, please reach out to us at lgs@universusgames.com


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  • Welcome to UniVersus Organized Play 2023!

    From newbie to ringer, there are events suited to your skill level. Find casual games at your Local Game Store or compete at the highest levels of our Hero League Championship, there is something for everyone! 

    Feb 15 Update: Check out our Regional License Exam prizing under Premier Play!

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