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List of Re-Scheduled Events!

Due to the blizzard last Saturday the 23rd, Alternate Universes was forced to close for the day and postpone the events set to take place.  We have now rescheduled the events set for that day!  Note that the registration and start times of some events have been changed.  Be sure to check the post for the updated times!

MTG Oath of the Gatewatch Launch Weekend Tournaments – Saturday, January 30th At Blue Bell & Holmes, January 31st at Wilmington!

Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease – Saturday, January 30th at AU Holmes

Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease – Saturday, January 30th at AU Wilmington

Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier – Saturday, January 30th at AU Holmes

Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease – Sunday, January 31th at AU Blue Bell

Vanguard Sneak Peek – Sunday, January 31st at AU Holmes

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Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease – Saturday, January 30th at AU Holmes

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Alternate Universes Blue Bell is holding Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease events on Saturday, January 30th at AU Holmes!

Format: Sealed Deck
Each player will receive 6 BREAKpoint boosters with which to build a deck and play for 3-4 rounds.  Each player will also receive 2 more BREAKpoint boosters as a participation prize.  New players welcome!

Entry:  $30 at the door, $26 if you preregister at the store.

Note: preregistration is available up to the Friday night before the event.  If preregistration is closed, you can still register when you get there!

All players receive a special promo card (while supplies last).  Participants will receive 1 Play! Point just for playing!

Alternate Universes – Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Registration: 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM
Deck Construction to start by 10:45 AM
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Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease – Saturday, January 30th at AU Wilmington

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Alternate Universes Wilmington is holding Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease events on Saturday, January 30th at AU Wilmington!

Format: Sealed Deck
Each player will receive 6 BREAKpoint boosters with which to build a deck and play for 3-4 rounds.  Each player will also receive 2 more BREAKpoint boosters as a participation prize.  New players welcome!

Entry:  $30 at the door, $26 if you preregister at the store.

Note: preregistration is available up to the Friday night before the event.  If preregistration is closed, you can still register when you get there!

All players receive a special promo card (while supplies last).  Participants will receive 1 Play! Point just for playing!

Saturday, January 30th, 2015 – Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

Registration: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Deck Construction to start at 2:30 PM

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier – Saturday, January 30th at AU Holmes

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Alternate Universes is hosting an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier on Saturday, January 30th at AU Holmes!  UDS Qualifiers are Tier 2 events held to allow players a fast way to earn UDS points in preparation for the next UDS Invitational in 2016.

Format: Advanced Constructed (Swiss rounds, Top 8 Cut)

Entry: $10
Each player will receive two packs of Astral Pack 8 and 10 UDS points for entering!

When & Where?
Saturday, January 30th
Registration begins: 1 PM
Tournament start: 2 PM

Alternate Universes – Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Prizes:
Pack prizes will also be awarded based on attendance!
1st: 30 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Winner Pin
2nd – 8th: 20 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Top Cut Pin + UDS Qualifier Lanyard

About Ultimate Duelist Series & UDS Points

The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational is a free tournament open only to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points (100 UDS Points). They are exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday.  Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes, and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

You will need a minimum of 100 UDS Points in order to enter the next UDS Invitational.  To see how many UDS Points you currently have, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsrankings.html

UDS Points are the qualifying units you must earn in order to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.
UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings and judging in Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, and at most Tier 2 events such as Regionals, Dragon Duels, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, and World Championship Qualifiers.

UDS Points are linked to your COSSY ID number. You must make sure that your COSSY ID has been properly registered (http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/cossy.html) in order to be eligible to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier. If you have never registered your COSSY ID, you must register your COSSY ID no later than four (4) business days prior to the UDS Invitational.

For more information about the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsinvitational_FAQs.html

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MTG Oath of the Gatewatch Launch Weekend Tournaments – Saturday and Sunday, January 30th and 31st At All Stores!

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Alternate Universes will be hosting Oath of the Gatewatch Launch Weekend Tournaments on Saturday, January 30th at all AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell, and Sunday, January 31st at AU Wilmington!  All participants will receive the exclusive Release Promo card Endbringer (while supplies last).

Holmes (Saturday, January 30th)
Entry: $40 per team
Format: Sealed 2-Headed Giant
Registration @ 5PM; Deckbuilding @ 6 PM

Each team of two players will receive 8 Oath of the Gatewatch boosters with which to build their decks.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating team, four booster packs of Oath of the Gatewatch will be added to the prize pool.

Blue Bell (Saturday, January 30th)
Entry: $40 per team
Format: Sealed 2-Headed Giant
Registration @ 5PM; Deckbuilding @ 6 PM

Each team of two players will receive 8 Oath of the Gatewatch boosters with which to build their decks.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating team, four booster packs of Oath of the Gatewatch will be added to the prize pool.

Wilmington (Sunday, January 31st)
Entry: $40
per team
Format: Sealed 2-Headed Giant
Registration @ Noon; Deckbuilding @ 1 PM

Each team of two players will receive 8 Oath of the Gatewatch boosters with which to build their decks.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating team, four booster packs of Oath of the Gatewatch will be added to the prize pool.

All participants will receive the Release Promo card Endbringer! (while supplies last)

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Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease – Sunday, January 31st at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes Blue Bell is holding Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease events on Sunday, January 31st at AU Blue Bell!

Format: Sealed Deck
Each player will receive 6 BREAKpoint boosters with which to build a deck and play for 3-4 rounds.  Each player will also receive 2 more BREAKpoint boosters as a participation prize.  New players welcome!

Entry:  $30 at the door, $26 if you preregister at the store.

Note: preregistration is available up to the Friday night before the event.  If preregistration is closed, you can still register when you get there!

All players receive a special promo card (while supplies last).  Participants will receive 1 Play! Point just for playing!

Saturday, January 23rd, 2015 – Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Dekalb Shopping Center
1530 Dekalb Pike #5
Blue Bell, PA 19422
610-277-7251

Registration: 11:30 AM – Noon
Deck Construction to start at Noon

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Day – Saturday January 30th at AU Holmes & Wilmington, and Sunday January 31st at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes is hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Day at our Holmes, Blue Bell, and Wilmington locations!  Come join us on Saturday, January 30th at AU Holmes & Wilmington and Sunday, January 31st at AU Blue Bell!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is an international day for fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game to celebrate the game they love to play by playing in special tournaments!  The tournament will feature special prizes on top of our normal tournament prizes, and cost the same as our normal Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments ($5).

Holmes: Registration begins at 1 PM, Tournament begins at 2 PM
Wilmington: Registration begins at 11 AM, Tournament begins at Noon
Blue Bell:
Registration begins at 1 PM, Tournament begins at 2 PM

Entry Fee: $5

Format: Advanced Constructed Swiss (there will be no top cut)

Prizes:  On top of our usual pack prizes (based on attendance), we will be offering these special Yu-Gi-Oh! Day prizes:
– First place winner, after the conclusion of the last round of Swiss, will receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Day full size Game Mat.
– Top 8 Duelists, after the conclusion of the last round of Swiss, will each receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Super Rare Token Card.

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Heroclix World’s Finest Prerelease Tournament – Saturday, February 6th at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes is hosting a Heroclix World’s Finest prerelease tournament on Saturday, February 6th at AU Blue Bell!

Players will have an opportunity to get a sneak peek at the figures from the DC Comics HeroClix: World’s Finest set before its official world-wide release! After years of rivalry, Superman™ and Batman™ have joined forces to fight common enemies in DC Comics HeroClix: World’s Finest.

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
DeKalb Shopping Center
1530 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422
610-277-7251

Registration starts @ 6 PM
Tournament starts @ 6:30 PM

Entry Fee: $30

Format: Sealed
Players will each be given 2 World’s Finest booster boxes with which to build a team.

PRIZES:
As well as booster pack prizes based on attendance, we will have a number of Limited Edition (LE) figures to give away as prizes.  The number of LEs given as prizes will also be based on attendance.

  • 17-20 players— 5 Prize LEs
    • 1st through 3rd place players draft from the Prize Pool (3)
    • 1 LE awarded as Fellowship prize (1)
    • 1 LE awarded as Flex prizes (1)
    • 5 remaining LEs and 20 remaining booster packs used for product/prizing to run 5 Battle Royales
  • 13-16 players— 4 Prize LEs
    • 1st and 2nd place players draft from the Prize Pool (2)
    • 1 LE awarded as Fellowship prize (1)
    • 1 LE awarded as Flex prizes (1)
    • 6 remaining LEs and 24 remaining booster packs used for product/prizing to run 6 Battle Royales
  • 9-12 players— 3 Prize LEs
    • 1st place player chooses an LE from the Prize Pool (1)
    • 1 LE awarded as Fellowship prize (1)
    • 1 LE awarded as Flex prizes (1)
    • 7 remaining LEs and 28 remaining booster packs used for product/prizing to run 7 Battle Royales
  • 1-8 players— 2 Prize LEs
    • 1st place player chooses an LE from the Prize Pool (1)
    • 1 LE awarded as Fellowship prize (1)
    • 8 remaining LEs and 32 remaining booster packs used for product/prizing to run 8 Battle Royales
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MTG Oath of the Gatewatch Game Day – Saturday, February 13th at all AU stores! (and Sunday, Feb 14th at AU Wilmington!)

OOGlogo_ENAlternate Universes will be holding Magic: the Gathering Oath of the Gatewatch Game Day Tournaments on Saturday, February 13th at our Holmes, Blue Bell, and Wilmington stores.   The tournament will begin at 6 PM at Holmes; 6 PM at Blue Bell; and 2 PM at Wilmington (plus at 1 PM at Wilmington on Sunday, February 14th!)  Registration opens one hour before the start time of the event.

Entry Fee: $5

When:
Saturday, February 13th
(Registration opens one hour before the start time of each event)
Holmes: 6:00 PM
Blue Bell: 6:00 PM
Wilmington: 2:00 PM

Sunday, February 14th
Wilmington: 1:00 PM

Game Day events are Standard-format tournaments.  The Standard format uses only the newest sets the game has to offer.  The current block, the block that was released the previous fall, and the most recent core set are all legal to play in a Standard deck.

For more information on Standard, click here.    The following sets will be Standard legal: Khans of Tarkir, Fate Reforged, Dragons of Tarkir, Magic Origins, Battle for Zendikar, and Oath of the Gatewatch.

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Pack prizes will be awarded to top finishers.  As well, all participants will receive an exclusive Immolating Glare full art promo card (while supplies last). The Top 8 players will each receive an exclusive Jori En, Ruin Diver foil promo card.  The cards are awarded to the Top 8 players even if the tournament cuts only to the Top 4.  In addition, the 1st-place winner of the Game Day will receive an exclusive playmat (see picture above).

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament – Saturday, December 12th – PA Convention Center, Phila., PA

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament

at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(Room 201 A/B/C)

Saturday, December 12th

Registration begins at 8:00AM and closes at 9:50AM.
(Anyone registering after 9:50AM will receive a first round loss for late registration.)

Play begins at 10:00AM

Seating available for 800+ Duelists!!!

$20.00 entry fee.
Each player will receive 5 booster packs of Dimension of Chaos

Advanced Constructed Format.  Click here for the current Forbidden/Limited list.


Decklists are required and should be prepared in advance.

 Click here for Official Decklist.

Decklists will be collected and verified at registration.
Please prepare your decklist before you arrive.


Prizes

Top 8 finishers will receive playmats and Top 4 will receive deckboxes. 

If more then 500 players enter the Regional Tournament then Top 64 players will receive invites to the 2016 World Championship Qualifier.
*Note: There is no longer a Top 8 Cut.  Prizes are awarded on the order of finish in the swiss rounds
Please note: 
All players are now required to present official ID when registering!  Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Current-year School ID cards
  • Driver’s licenses
  • Passport
  • Other government-issued identification documents
  • If the Duelist is under the age of 16, a copy of their birth certificate

Please bring your Konami ID Card. If you do not have your Konami ID card but played at a regional before we may have your ID number.  If you do not have a Konami ID number, they will be available the day of the regional.

Due to the expected large attendance we urge players to come early to register!

For more information about Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Qualifiers click here.


Side Event Schedule:

1:00PM – Dragon Dueling Tournament (Open to players born in 2002 or later, swiss format, FREE!)
Beginning After Round 3 Start:
Up to eight Win-a Mat Tournaments (single elimination, $12 entry fee, 3 booster packs upon entry)
Battle Pack 3 Draft Tournament $20
Starter deck Tournament $15
Structure Deck Tournament $15
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