Welcome back to The Latest! A lot's happened in the world of Flesh and Blood over the last seven days!
From the Calling Indianapolis to Battle Hardened Leeds to the announcement of qualified players for the Pro Tour, there was a lot going on in the OP space. We also had a slew of new announcements, including Battle Hardened Madrid, Battle Hardened Frankfurt, and the much awaited launch of ticketing for the Calling New Jersey which will be taking place alongside the Pro Tour.
Calling Krakow and Calling Taiwan are also approaching. But in the right here and now, Skirmish Season 4 is kicking off, including new guest writing for the season from Matt DiMarco and Alex Truell. Keep reading for all the details!
Skirmish Season 4
The moment has arrived. It is time to join the Skirmish!
Spring into action this weekend with lightning-quick, 52 card Blitz Constructed Skirmish action!
Over 500 Local Games Stores worldwide will be running events this Skirmish season so make sure to check out the event finder below to find a Skirmish event near you!
This season's prize kit includes a Spring Tidings playmat for first place and Cold Foil Young Heroes from Monarch and Tales of Aria for the top eight. Participation prizes include a People's Champion playmat from Everfest, and Copper tokens appearing for the first time in Cold Foil.
Your local Skirmish is a great place for some fast, fun 52 card action, or you might see these events as a pathway to something more! The Calling: Krakow, Battle Hardened Dallas, Battle Hardened Frankfurt, and Battle Hardened New Jersey will all run as Blitz format events, and all four events will offer illustrious Professional Tournament Invitations. The Battle Hardened events in Frankfurt, Dallas and New Jersey will offer PTIs to both finalists, but the Calling: Krakow will offer PTIs to all Top 8 players.
To coincide with the upcoming Blitz Skirmish season, we're excited to have guest writers Matt DiMarco and Alex Truell contribute to fabtcg.com!
Matt di Marco is known for both video and written content, including interviews at his channel Instant Speed, articles, and casting premier events. We're pleased to bring you the first in his series of articles, discussing how to improve your gameplay and enter the competitive scene.
Alex Truell is known for his work as an editor at the Rathe Times, and his monthly articles series titled Thoughts and Baubles. We're pleased to bring you the first in his series of articles, discussing how to improve your gameplay and enter the competitive scene this Skirmish season.
Their first articles went up this week - have a read and see what you think!
The Calling Indianapolis went down last weekend as part of the SCG Con event series. The weekend featured many exciting side events, a Classic Constructed Battle Hardened event on the Sunday and the main event which had over 450 players taking on the post-Everfest Classic Constructed environment with over USD$20,000 on the line. Players had the chance to win their ticket to the Pro Tour in the form of PTIs as well as Legendary Gold Cold Foil drops, and more!
The SCG Con event series keeps on rolling! Battle Hardened Dallas Fort-Worth is just over two weeks away, going down on Sunday, April 10!
Battle Hardened DFW is sure to be another action packed, lighting quick Blitz battleground and with the new addition of Everfest cards, our young heroes have more than a few new tools in their arsenal.
Get in the mix with the SCG Con events series and your best 52 and compete for cold foils, cash prizes, excluisve playmats and PTIs, to gain entry to the first ever Pro Tour in New Jersey, USA in May!
Secure your tickets now for this exciting event at the SCG Con website.
The first ever Flesh and Blood Pro Tour comes to New Jersey May 13th-15th, and with the ProQuest season in the books, we have the full list of players who have qualified to compete in the inaugural Pro Tour.
Check out the article below for the full list of players. If you're not on the list, you can still be a part of history in New Jersey! The Pro Tour weekeend will feature many very special side events, including The Calling, Battle Hardened and even an ALPHA Welcome to Rathe draft! Some of Flesh and Blood's most iconic artists will be in attendance as well as many industry-leading vendors. Ticket information coming very soon!
Read below for more information.
Europe and the United Kingdom
The Blitz Battle Hardened went down in Leeds, England over the weekend! The day before Battle Hardened Leeds kicked off, we saw the world premiere of Skirmish Season 4 hosted by superstar LGS, Living Realms. Check out the Skirmish Stream here.
Catch all the action of Living Realms' FAB-Fest 2022 Blitz Battle Hardedned event at the link below.
We also announced that the Battle Hardened event series is on its way to Madrid, Spain and Frankfurt, Germany! Two amazing cities, one huge weekend - Battle Hardened will debut in continental Europe on April 24-25! The series offers players a range of fantastic prizes and the opportunity to pick up a PTI and make their way to France for Pro Tour #2!
Secure your Battle Hardened tickets at the links below.
This week we announced that we will be donating all proceeds from all ticket sales for the Calling Krakow to Polska Akcja Humanitarna (Polish Humanitarian Action). Poland is supporting a huge number of refugees from Ukraine, and PAH has been doing a huge amount of work providing support to refugees under very trying circumstances, including food and other forms of support to people who had to leave their homes. We saw this as a great opportunity for our community to support people in an incredibly difficult situation. If you can't make it to the event, additional promos will also be going on sale from the afternoon of Monday 11 April CET at the tournamentcenter website, with the proceeds also going to PAH (you will need a European delivery address to be able to order these).
Of course, if you are planning on going to Krakow, tickets are still on sale. The Calling Krakow features the fast-paced Blitz Constructed format - the perfect opportunity to showcase new cards from Everfest and shine the spotlight on Skirmish Season 4 skills. The event is taking place April 15-17 in Poland, with USD$20,000 of cash prizes, Professional Tournament Invitations, and one of the final Gold Cold Foil Fyendal's Spring Tunic prize cards!
Next month will see The Calling come to Asia for the first time ever with the historic Calling Taiwan, April 22-24!
One of the most innovative and active Flesh and Blood hubs on the planet, Taiwan answers the call! We've partnered with Fayble to offer a full range of high-profile events, as part of the first-ever Calling weekend in Asia.
This Classic Constructed Calling comes complete with side events, so the action is non-stop all weekend! Sunday the 24th will see a Blitz Constructed Battle Hardened go down with two (yup, two) PTI's being awarded, one each to both the first and second place finishers.
Equip your hero and prepare to fight! With a cash prize pool of USD$20,000, Professional Tournament Invitations, an exclusive Pulse of Volthaven playmat and one of the final Golden Cold Foil Fyendal's Spring Tunics to be awarded, there is an aramada of incentives to get along to this historic event!
Get your tickets for The Calling Taiwan here.