Get Set For X-Wing Today At The Star Wars World Championship

May 7, 2017 by redben

After five days of gaming, featuring over a thousand gamers competing for five world titles, the crown jewel of Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars games, X-Wing, will bring the event home.

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The stream is due to go live at 13.00 CDT (19.00 BST) and take us through to the crowning of a new champion at 21.00 CDT (03.00 BST).

In case there are people out there who might not know, X-Wing is a dog-fighting game of space combat. Players select a one hundred point fleet from either the Rebels, Imperial, or Scum & Villainy factions, and the winner is the first to wipe out their opponent, or to have destroyed the most points-worth of ships when time expires.

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The gameplay is simple. At the start of a round, players secretly select a manoeuvre for each of their ships by using a dial. The ships then move and take an action in reverse initiative order, and then fire their weapons in initiative order.

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Last time out, Nand Torfs took the trophy home to Belgium with his Dengar Scum & Villainy list. As this year is the first that FFG are providing travel expenses to the world champions to come back next year and defend their titles, the X-Wing community raised over a $1000 in a day to send Nand back to defend his title this year.

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All entrants will take away an alternate art Rey pilot card, those who make it past the first day of Swiss will get a set of unique target lock tokens, and the top thirty two get a set of unique marble dice.

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The top sixteen finishers in the Swiss will go on into the cut, and get the obligatory medal, the top eight take home a set of Worlds 2017 maneuver templates, an uncut sheet of Rey alt arts go to the top four, and the winner gets a unique Hoth playmat, a trophy, an expenses paid trip to defend their title in 2018, and the chance to permanently impact the game by designing their own card.

See you on the live stream!

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