BWC2015 Continental Championships!
– Winners’ Interview: Part 2
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Last weekend, we concluded the Bushiroad World Championship 2015 (BWC2015) Asia-Oceania Continental Championship. This marks the end of all Continental Championships for BWC 2015. The Top 2 winners from the Asia-Oceania Continental Championship will be invited to Japan for the World Finals, joining 8 other players from North/Latin America and Europe!
We had the privilege to interview David Adipratama, champion of the BWC 2015 Asia-Oceania Continental Championship. David previously placed 3rd at the BWC 2015 Australia Regional Qualifier. This time, after 4 intensive Swiss rounds, Best of 3, he successfully entered the Top 4, and was eventually crowned champion! Congratulations to David!
BWC2015 Asia-Oceania Continental Championship | Deck Recipe
BWC2015 Australia Regional Qualifier | Deck Recipe
First of all, congratulations! How does it feel to be crowned champion at this level, beating other regional champions?
It feels good! For Cardfight!! Vanguard, I usually get to the last stages of the tournament but generally only win the 2nd or 3rd place. This is my first time getting first place so it feels really great.
Are you excited to go to Japan? Will it be your first time to Japan? Besides the finals, what do you wish to do there?
I’m very excited. I have never been to Japan before so it will be my first time. I have made plans to go but due to some last minute issues the plan never go through. I hope this time finally the trip will really happen.
Beside the finals, I probably want to go shopping in Akihabara. I usually get my friends to do it for me, but I have always wanted to do it myself.
Is this your first time participating in Bushiroad World Championship? How did you perform in the previous years?
I have been participating since 2013, but my performance was not great then. I used to play Japanese format, but since last year I changed to English deck. I got 5-2 in regionals last year, so I didn’t make it to Top 4. So I am very happy with my result this year.
Can we know your strategy in winning the games?
I am playing Aqua Force deck. Usually people relate Aqua Force with multiple-hitting rear guards, but my strategy is more focused on drawing power. So I draw a lot, and if I have a lot of cards in my hand I can have a good build and I will try to one-shot my opponents. So basically my strategy is big hand, big build, and big power as well. It works well against heavy-retire deck or control deck, in my opinion.
Do you have a favorite card? Why?
Probably the card that has carried me the most to Victory is Lambros from Aqua Force. It’s just so good. The other ones possibly cards with Draw Trigger. I hope to draw cards with soul charge ability to give my unit +3000 power. Usually my damage check will be that one. The last one will be Battle Siren, Orthia. It’s cute, and it’s a good card with Resist skill.
Anything else you wish to say about the event?
I think it’s a well-managed event. I will be more than happy to participate in the next one, probably the team league in Bushiroad Spring Fest. This year my team managed to get Top 4, but there were no Continental Championships for my region then. If we are getting one next year, I hope to aim for that!
Yes, it’s about the time to talk about next year’s Bushiroad Spring Fest! However, before moving on to the next topic, there is more news on Bushiroad World Championship 2015.
We are going to have a live stream for the final match of Bushiroad World Championship 2015 Cardfight!! Vanguard World Finals on our Official Cardfight!! Vanguard YouTube Channel!* We are currently still preparing for it so more details will be revealed at a later date!
* Information is subject to change.
Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016
– Participation Prizes, Locations and Dates
Firstly, we have a new logo for the Cardfight!! Vanguard Team League!
Secondly, we brought back the Continental Championships for BSF2016!
Thirdly, the PR coupon campaign for 2016 will cover all 3 games: Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight!
Next we will move on to what most people are probably looking forward to: where and when BSF 2016 will be held, and what promotional goods are available. Shall we take a look at the promotional goods first?
BSF2016 Promotional Goods
PR/0233EN Steam Fighter, Galumu
Cardfight!! Vanguard Team League 2016
Participation Prize (hot-stamp): 1pc per player
* All promotional goods are subjected to stock availability. While stocks last.
Are you excited? This time, we are also introducing new prizes for the Top 8 players in the Regional Qualifiers! Players who advance to the Top 8 will receive a special “Top 8 Pin”!
Lastly, let’s have a look at the Regional Qualifier locations for BSF 2016!
BSF2016 Regional Qualifier Locations
* Information listed below is subjected to change.
“Team League” refers to Cardfight!! Vanguard Team League tournaments.
“Neo-Showdown” refers to Weiss Schwarz Neo-Showdown tournaments.
“Buddy Challenge” refers to Future Card Buddyfight Buddy Challenge tournaments.
|Asia-Oceania (6 locations)|
|Indonesia||Jakarta||Pluit Village Mall||Mar 26-27||Team League & Buddy Challenge only|
|Philippines||Manila||SM Aura Premier||Apr 16-17|
|Australia||Sydney||Bankstown Sports||Apr 23-24|
|New Zealand||Auckland||Akiba Con 2016||Apr 24||Neo-Showdown only|
|Malaysia||Selangor||AEON Shah Alam||May 28-29||Team League & Buddy Challenge only|
|Singapore EXPO||Jul 9||Team League & Buddy Challenge only|
|Europe (8 locations)|
|Greece||Athens||Kaissa Café||Apr 16-17||Team League & Buddy Challenge only|
|Belgium||Brussels||Outpost Brussels||Apr 23||Team League only|
|Germany||Munich||Mathildensaal, Evangelischer Handwerkerverein||May 21-22|
|Italy||Rome||Angeli e Draghi||May 22||Neo-Showdown only|
|Spain||Madrid||Akiba Store||Jun 11||Team League only|
|United Kingdom||Cardiff||Firestorm Games||Jun 18-19|
|United Kingdom||Huddersfield||IQ Games Center||Jun 18-19|
|North America / Latin America (9 locations)|
|USA/Georgia||Atlanta||Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center||Feb 27-28|
|Canada||Vancouver||Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre||Mar 19-20|
|USA/Illinois||Chicago||Chicago Marriott Oak Brook Hotel and Marriott Suites||Mar 26-27|
|Mexico||Mexico City||Expo Reforma||Apr 9-10|
|Canada||Toronto||Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre||Apr 23-24|
|USA/California||Anaheim||Anaheim Convention Center||May 7-8|
|USA/New York||White Plains||Westchester County Center||May 28-29|
|USA/Texas||Austin||Hyatt Regency Austin||Jun 11-12|
|USA/Ohio||Columbus||Origins Game Fair||Jun 18-19|
Check out the official web page for more information on Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 and stay tuned to our official channels for updates!
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