Ranking Tournament 2020 – Changes

Some changes have just been announced for the Ranking Tournament system in Asia where the Ranking Champion for each season will now need to duke it out for the spot!

The tournament format for Ranking Tournaments in Asia for 2020 (April 2020 ~ March 2021) will maintain the same, where participants will receive 15 points for taking part in a Ranking Tournament, with 10 points awarded per round win. This has not changed but details are still shared below if you are unfamiliar.

Tournament Format;
Advanced Format
Take part in the ranking tournaments with your deck that fulfills the latest Forbidden Card List!
Card Legality: Only Japanese, Asia English and Traditional-Chinese language cards.
Format: Swiss or Single Elimination
Forbidden Card List: Link
Ranking Point System
15 points for participation.
10 points for winning a round.
No points lost for losing a round.

The changes however apply to the Rank-Up Champion which will now be integrated into the Rank-Up League. The Rank-Up League will now be held every 6 months instead of every 3 months, where the champion of the Rank-Up League will win the participation right to the World Championship Qualifier 2021 event (Previously known as the Asia Championship Main Event).

Participants for the Rank-Up League will still receive a participation Duel Field for participating in the event. Details are shared below.

Event Details
In 2020, points calculation will be separated by 2 Phase

Phase 1 : 2020 1st Apr – 30th Sep
Phase 2 : 1st Oct – 2021 31st Mar

Update : After half year (6-months) is completed, each area will host a Rank-Up League, which the top ranking 32 players from that half year will be invited to duel for the throne of the Rank-Up League champion. The Champion of Rank-up league grants participation rights to the WCSQ 2021 event (World Championship Qualifier former name ACS Final)

**Seasonal Ranking up league will be cancelled
**Points will be reset for new phase start

The top 32 Duelists who participate in the Rank-Up League will receive a Rank-Up League Participation Duel Field.

The Champion of Rank-up league grants participation rights to the WCSQ main event. The winner will have to make his/her own flight and accommodation arrangements. If rejected, the prize will be passed on, limited to the top 8 rankers.

Note: You must participate personally in the Rank-Up League Tournament to receive the Participant’s Duel Field.
If you do not attend the tournament personally, you will not receive the duel field.
The details for each region’s Rank-Up League will be announced separately by each region’s local tournament organiser.

For more details, please refer to the Official Asia OCG Website

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