Cardfighter’s Column – 2015.12.11

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2015.12.11

BWC2015 Continental Championships!

– Winners’ Interview: Part 2

Author: Peanut

Asia-Oceania
Aqua Force
Aqua Force
David Adiparatama
BWC2015 Asia-Oceania Continental Championship
Champion

Royal Paladin
Royal Paladin
Rafli Attar Ricco
BWC2015 Asia-Oceania Continental Championship
2nd Place

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!

David Adipratama profile

David Adipratama

Champion
BWC2015 Asia-Oceania Continental Championship | Deck Recipe

3rd Place
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.

Battle Siren, Orthia
Battle Siren, Orthia
Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros
Marine General of Heavenly Silk, Lambros

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

Author: Peanut

Team League logo
Cardfight!! Vanguard Team League Logo

Previously in our November 20th column, we brought up our plans for the Bushiroad Spring Fest (BSF) 2016. Let’s review first before we go more in depth regarding BSF 2016.

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

Steam Fighter, Galumu
PR/0233EN Steam Fighter, Galumu
Cardfight!! Vanguard Team League 2016
Participation Prize (hot-stamp): 1pc per player
Promo Deck Case for BSF2016
BSF2016 Deck Case
Cardfight!! Vanguard Team League 2016
Participation Prize: 1pc per player
Daydream Tone, Arny
PR/0235EN Daydream Tone, Arny
BSF2016 PR Coupon Exchange for
Cardfight!! Vanguard
Lady Searcher of Planetary Minerals
PR/0234EN Lady Searcher of Planetary Minerals
Cardfight!! Vanguard Free Fight
Participation Prize

* All promotional goods are subjected to stock availability. While stocks last.

BSF2016 Cardfight!! Vanguard Top 8 Pin
BSF2016 Cardfight!! Vanguard Top 8 Pin

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 Singapore 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
France T.B.C.
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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