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Announcing The Calling: Austin

Events Oct 16, 2019 Alan Hale

One of the most important aspects of a card game is being able to play regularly at different levels of competition. Flesh and Blood believes in providing that experience through a multitude of events that cater towards all types of players.

Season 1 of The Calling includes the United States, Australia and New Zealand. The second US Calling will be held in Austin, Texas on the 8th of December.


The Calling - Austin 2019


Sunday, 8th December 2019.

Facebook event link

Official hashtag: #TCaustin

The format is Welcome to Rathe Sealed Deck.

Event entry: $60 USD
Maximum capacity: 120 players
Online Registration/Pre-registration: TBA

Location

Game Kastle - Austin
3407 Wells Branch Pkwy
Suite 800
Austin TX 78728 USA

Doors open 9:00 am
Tournament starts 10:00 am

For more information on how to get to the venue, click here.

Format and Schedule

Swiss rounds: Sealed Deck (6x Welcome to Rathe Boosters)
Top 8 Playoff: Booster Draft (3x Welcome to Rathe Boosters)

A beginner's guide to building sealed decks can be found here.

All players will receive a Flesh and Blood Classic playmat.

Prize Structure

Cash Prizes (USD)

1st Place - $5000
2nd Place - $2000
3-4th Place - $700
5-8th Place - $400
Total $10,000 (USD)

In addition, the Top 8 players of The Calling will receive an invitation to the Flesh and Blood World Championship 2020.

Structure

The main portion of the tournament will use swiss style pairings.

  • Swiss round matches are best of one
  • Each round of swiss will be 30 minutes. This includes pre-game procedure.
  • For details about start-of-match and end-of-match procedure, please read here.

The number of swiss rounds for the tournament will be based on attendance:

  • 128 or less: 10 rounds
  • 129 or more: 11 rounds

Top 8

The Top 8 players after swiss rounds will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination playoffs.

  • The finals will be best 2 out of 3 games. Quarterfinals and semi-finals are best of one.
  • Top 8 playoff matches will have no time limit. (Players are expected to play at a reasonable pace. Slow play penalties enforced.)
  • For the first game of each match in the Top 8, the player that finished higher in the swiss rounds chooses to play first or second.


The Calling Austin poster