Stone Blade Entertainment Announces Ascension: Deckbuilding Game to Be Part of Unrivaled Tournament Series
Tabletop Tournament with $250k in Prizes Starts in April at Local Stores and Finishes with Grand Finals in Las Vegas This October
Oceanside, CA – February 27, 2017 – Stone Blade Entertainment, premier developer and publisher of original board and card games, today announced that Ascension: Deckbuilding Game will be one of the six tabletop games used in the forthcoming Unrivaled Tournament Series, powered by Oomba, Inc. Unrivaled unfolds in three parts: Satellite tournaments at retail stores across the United States from April to June, Regionals at select locations in July, and Grand Finals in Las Vegas in October. Players who advance to the Grand Finals have their airfare covered and get the chance to compete for prizes that total $250,000. Ascension: Deckbuilding Game players can sign up for Unrivaled today by visiting any sanctioned game store.
“Ascension was designed by a team of professional Magic: The Gathering players, who collectively have won hundreds of thousands of dollars on the competitive stage,” said Stone Blade Entertainment CEO and Ascension lead designer Justin Gary. “Unrivaled is a chance for all Ascension players to test their skill at the highest levels of competition.”
Ascension: Deckbuilding Game is a fast-paced card game that is quick to learn, easy to setup, and packed with endless hours of replay value. The experienced team who designed and developed the game includes Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Champions Justin Gary, Rob Dougherty, and Brian Kibler. The lore of the game transports players to Vigil, a world where the Great Seal protecting the world is failing, causing Monsters to break through. Each player becomes a hero with a ragtag band of Apprentices and Militia and attempts to gather an army powerful enough to become the Godslayer, the one who stops the corrupt god Samael once and for all. Every player starts with a 10-card deck made up of eight Apprentices and two Militias. The game revolves around the Center Deck that contains Heroes, Constructs, and Monsters. Players take turn recruiting Heroes or Constructs for their decks, or defeating Monsters for the Honor and other bonuses.
Owners of retail stores can become officially sanctioned for the Unrivaled Tournament Series, featuring Ascension: Deckbuilding Game, by registering on www.unrivaled.com for $250. Stores will receive a special tournament kit with all six games in the tournament series, rules, and assorted bonuses, like a dice tray, a banner, polo shirts, and more. Players can sign up at sanctioned stores, which can be located by utilizing the “Search for Your Store” option on Unrivaled.com.
About Stone Blade Entertainment
Founded by gaming industry veterans in 2010, Stone Blade Entertainment is a premier developer and publisher of original board and card games. Formerly known as Gary Games, Stone Blade Entertainment’s products include You Gotta Be Kitten Me, Bad Beets, the SolForge Digital Collectible Game and the award-winning Ascension deckbuilding game, which has been turned into a top selling iOS and Android app. For more information, visit www.stoneblade.com.
Powered by cloud-based social network Oomba, Inc., Unrivaled is on a mission to change the way tabletop tournaments are held across America. With its first tournament kicking off in April 2017, Unrivaled integrates Oomba technology that will make running a tournament faster, easier, and more efficient for its hosts. Unrivaled will not only revolutionize the way tabletop tournaments are held, managed, and run, but will bring a sense of community to the tabletop industry in the process. Unrivaled is a subsidiary of Oomba, Inc. and is located in Irvine, CA. For further information on Unrivaled, please visit www.unrivaled.com.
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