Posting this on behalf of Brad from BoardGameGeek. Details will also be listed there.


I am pleased to announce the BGG Summoner Wars Digital Showdown 2014. This 16 person digital tournament will use Playdek’s new organized play system and will be streamed on Twitch!


  • Faction Supremacy, Swiss Style Tournament
  • Each player plays one of the Summoner Wars factions for the entire tournament. 5 swiss rounds are played, followed by a top 8 playoff.

Off Air Swiss Rounds: Dec 1st, 2014 - Dec 9th, 2014

Twitch Stream Schedule:
Top 8 Day 1: Dec 11th, 2014 - 9pm to 11pm EST
Top 8 Day 2: Dec 12th, 2014 - 9pm to 11pm EST
Quarter Finals: Dec 13th, 2014 - 12pm to 2pm EST
Finals: Dec 13th, 2014 - 2pm to 3pm EST

Participants: 16

Prizes: Over $100 in prizes! Details to be announced.

We hope you will join us for this exciting experiment. This is a first for BoardGameGeek and will hopefully be the first of many digital board game tournaments! You can help make this happen by watching and helping spread the word.

How to Participate:

Are you interested in being one of our 16 participants? Do you love Summoner Wars and want to test your skills against other digital players? Then be sure to register for our tournament today.

Tournament registration begins today and closes November 22nd!

Here are some basic requirements:

  • You must own Summoner Wars on iOS or Android.
  • You must be available to complete 5+ games of Summoner Wars from Dec 1st, 2014 to Dec 9th, 2014.
  • If you make it, you must be available for live streams on Dec 11th to 13th as listed in the schedule above.
  • For legal and timing reasons, you must be a USA or Canada resident. This may change for future tournaments.

Do you meet all these requirements? Register Now!

Note: The Plaid Hat Team and I will select the 16 participants from all registrants based on faction selection and ability to meet the requirements.

How to Watch:

If you’re like me, you may love Summoner Wars but maybe aren’t up to the challenge of a tournament. We hope you will join us on the Twitch stream and watch how these top players play.

You will also get an exclusive look at six new Summoner Wars factions that are still in Beta!

Here's how you can make sure you catch all the action:

We hope you'll tune in and participate! The bigger reaction we get, the more likely we can do this with other games in the future.


killercactus commented:

So you're saying if we register, we can select any of the first 16 Summoners to play as? Like, I can be Swamp Orcs or Filth?

Posted on 2014-11-17.

joepinion commented:

Yeah sounds like there will be one person for each faction.

Posted on 2014-11-17.

Dragon4201976 commented:

Wish I was available to take part in this.

Posted on 2014-11-17.

killercactus commented:

I knew that, Joe... was asking for the benefit of everyone else and the chance to go "OMG MORE IOS FACTIONS!", but thanks!

Not sure I'm going to register or not... there's a good chance I'll be a color commentator for the live feed.

Posted on 2014-11-17.

Anoir commented:

Unfortunately I won't have any internet at that time. Glad to hear we will have all the factions soon.

Posted on 2014-11-17.

stohot commented:

This is the best news I have heard in awhile! Can't wait for more iOS factions! And all of the remaining 1st Summoners. Yay!

Posted on 2014-11-17.

Uncleeurope commented:

Will ALL new mercs be released too? Rogues and Urick?

Posted on 2014-11-17.

killercactus commented:

I THINK it will be all factions and their reinforcements. Saella's Precision was the Merc reinforcement pack I think, so they should be in there. I don't know that for sure though - I'm not an iOS playtester - I just hear things.

Posted on 2014-11-17.

McBehrer commented:

I tried downloading the app -- and even paid for the factions -- only to find out that the app will not let me use my keyboard on my phone. Whenever I try to save a faction deck or register an online account, it brings up the keyboard, but when I hit a key it just lowers it, as if I had clicked on the screen underneath it.

So, I would LOVE to participate in this tournament, if this glitch can be fixed in time for me to be able to do so.

Posted on 2014-11-17.

joepinion commented:

You should definitely contact Playdek directly with any bugs. [email protected]

Posted on 2014-11-17.

RMZ1989 commented:

Oh wow, this is great, and there will be a stream! I just hope that you will save all your videos as past broadcast, or maybe upload it to youtube since I am from Europe and those times probably won't be good for me to watch it live.

Really looking forward to some great action. :)

Posted on 2014-11-17.

orcelfarmyone commented:

Do you have to be able to do an interview during those times?

Posted on 2014-11-17.

Hilgendwarf commented:

I really wish I could go for the tournament, but I work during the life feed times.


Posted on 2014-11-18.

thenightsshadow commented:

What specifically does it mean by available for live streams?

Posted on 2014-11-18.

joepinion commented:

I think that the games for the "final 8" are not gonna be 3-day games or anything like that. They'll be live games that people watch live.

Posted on 2014-11-18.

tortugatron commented:

Seriously still considering registering with Krusk. If I couldn't get online with the mBer beta, will I still have problems?

Posted on 2014-11-18.

Slow Focus commented:

Er, I didn't get a confirmation email after applying -- should I be concerned? Did other people get confirmations?

I hope I didn't enter my email incorrectly, though that seems unlikely!

Posted on 2014-11-19.

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