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Yu-Gi-Oh! Blazing Vortex Pre-Orders at Alternate Universes

January 13th, 2021

Yu-Gi-Oh! Blazing Vortex booster box pre-orders are now OPEN at Alternate Universes!

 Visit us in-store or click the link below to preorder!

Pre-order today and get your boxes during the Blazing Vortex Premiere Pre-release, January 30th—31st!

Yugioh Blazing Vortex Booster Box

Blazing Vortex Booster Box
$80 in-store! // $85 online

During the Blazing Vortex Premiere Pre-release, you can buy packs of Blazing Vortex when you come in to pick up your box! Get an exclusive Field Center card during the event when you buy at least five packs of the new set (while supplies last!) Also get entered into our drawings for a Blazing Vortex Mini Mat or Ultra Rare Promo Card!

Blazing Vortex officially launches on Thursday, February 4th at your local Alternate Universes!

Get ready to Chazz it up in 2021 when Blazing Vortex hits the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME!

Level up your game with 100 new cards to play and collect including a reimagining of Chazz Princeton’s “Armed Dragon” cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX animated series. Play them on their own or combine them with the original “Armed Dragon” cards to create a hard-hitting new strategy that aims to unleash a brand-new version of Armed Dragon LV10 and power it all the way up to 10000 ATK!

Phantom Rage introduced 17 new World Premiere cards, but Blazing Vortex ups the ante with 19 World Premiere cards! Blazing Vortex both debuts a new combat-crazed World Premiere theme and spices things up with some World Premiere cards that turn the rules of engagement on their head, including a new Continuous Trap Card that forces Duelists to take turns playing their monster effects.

In addition, you can find…

• Cards that power up some of the themes introduced in Secret Slayers, Rise of the Duelist, Phantom Rage, and Genesis Impact.
• New cards for themes introduced in 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017, and 2019.
• The latest version of an iconic Spell Card that everyone knows.
• A World Premiere Card that reinvents another classic Spell Card.
• And more!

The Blazing Vortex booster set contains 100 new cards:

50 Commons
26 Super Rares
14 Ultra Rares
10 Secret Rares

Play! Pokemon Team Challenge at Alternate Universes

December 8th, 2020

Pokemon Team Challenge

Alternate Universes Wilmington is participating in the Play! Pokemon Team Challenge!

The Pokemon Team Challenge is a series of free tournaments held through Pokemon TCG Online, in conjunction with RK9 Labs. There will be four Qualifier tournaments for each participating Play! Store. The winners of the four Qualifiers will form a team to represent that store in the Play-Offs, culminating in a Grand Final between the top 2 stores’ teams!

To participate, make an account on RK9.gg, and join the official AU Discord server. RK9 will let you create a player profile to sign up for our Qualifier tournaments, as well as view pairings during each event. Joining our Discord will put you in touch with the other members of our community, including your future teammates (if you win!)

Download and install Pokemon TCG Online if not already installed, and make sure you play through the tutorial ahead of the event!

Click below to view our Qualifier tournaments and register!

Qualifier 1 — Saturday, December 19th
Qualifier 2 — Sunday, January 10th
Qualifier 3 — Sunday, January 31st
Qualifier 4 — Sunday, February 21st

Registration for each tournament opens eight days before the tournament date.

FORMAT
• Each Qualifier is Standard format, and only open to Masters division players. Qualifiers are Swiss-style with a Top cut based on the total number of players.
• Play-Offs are 3v3 Round-Robin elimination format between teams from different stores. Each team has a reserve player, who is on the bench. The reason is to ensure that a team can always be represented by 3 players (i.e. scheduling conflicts, connectivity issues, etc.) It’s recommended that teams rotate in-between events, to ensure all players get to play. The fourth player can also act as an advisor to the others!

See here for the full FAQ: https://tournamentcenter.gg/faq/

PRIZES
Qualifier participants will receive TCGO codes for digital booster packs! You may receive more depending on your record!
Participants will also receive codes for digital sleeves and deck boxes for having taken part in the event (distributed after the conclusion of Qualifiers).
The 1st place winner of each Qualifier will win a playmat, and be chosen to represent their store in the Play-Offs on a team with the three other winners!

Teams that make Top 256 will receive official Team Challenge playmats for the four Team Members (and for their judges). Teams that make Top 32 will receive additional Top 32 Team Challenge playmats for the four team members (and one for the store). You will also receive additional TCGO codes, depending on your ranking.

Top 8 Teams will receive additional physical product, distributed by their participating store. Prizes for the Grand Final winners will be announced in the future.