The Dragon Ball Z TCG announcement from Panini today has hit the playing and collecting community hard. While we are devastated at the shocking news as many fellow players are, we are also immensely proud of the Australian community that you all have contributed to building over the last two years. We have been privileged to be part of amazing community experiences: from watching our inaugural National Champion Fahad Rahman take out 4th place at the 2015 World Championships, to our pride as Tobye broke the Saiyan hoodoo worldwide in 2015, to hosting a Nationals event in 2016 that smashed all previous attendance records, to being observers of some amazing acts of generosity in the community, whether it be helping a new player get started with gifts of cards or helping replace a misplaced deck in thirty minutes at Nationals. This community is special – to us, and to those who have played a pivotal part in it. It is our fervent hope that you have enjoyed TAK’s organised play programs as much as we have enjoyed building them for the community.
TAK Games has always had a focus on running organised play events, and that is what we plan to continue to build in 2017 and beyond. Tournament event notices for Dragon Ball Z and Final Fantasy happening in Melbourne in late January have been posted today, which mark the first of our cash prize tournaments and underline our commitment to arranging the best organised play tournament experiences we can for the community. Events will be held regularly in Melbourne and Brisbane, and in other states as demand dictates. We will also be looking to expand to other games in the future, depending on the desire from the community.
We will continue supporting Dragon Ball Z tournaments for as long as the community wants to play them, and look forward to seeing virtual card sets from former developers, updated CRDs and more. Prizes will continue to be distributed to retailers as well as at our own hosted events. The size of these events entirely depends on you, the player, and the rest of the community. As long as there are players willing to keep our beloved game alive, we will do our best to support you all with tournament events, whether you attend our events or events at your friendly local game store.
The Final Fantasy TCG represents a new frontier for us and we plan to fully support growing large-scale events for this new TCG. We hope some of you will join us!
This is only a small taste of what we have planned for 2017. Watch this space for new games, and an expanded TAK Games organised play circuit. We are excited for the year ahead, and we hope to continue to provide you with awesome events for you all to participate in.
Thank you all, and it’s definitely still… Game on!