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Cardfighter’s Column – 2016.04.29

2016.04.29

New Episode This Weekend!

Episode 29: Hiroki Moriyama

Hiroki Moriyama appears at the United Sanctuary Branch as a member of “Company”. As both Branch Chief Ren and Tetsu are away, Taiyou challenges Hiroki to a cardfight as their representative.

CFV Stride Gate Episode Banner (Eng sub)

Watch the latest episodes on official Cardfight!! Vanguard G YouTube Channel!

A Busy and Fulfilling Weekend

Last weekend was probably the busiest, yet most fulfilling weekend for Bushiroad. In the span of 2 days, we have successfully held 4 Bushiroad Spring Fest Cardfight!! Vanguard Team Leagues across our 3 main regions: North America, Europe and Asia-Oceania.

Bushiroad staff have travelled to the 4 cities: Toronto in Canada, Brussels in Belgium, Sydney in Australia and Surabaya in Indonesia. Let’s take a look at how the events in those cities were like.

Canada – Toronto

Author: Ajisai

Canada

Toronto

Apr 23

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre

801 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 1J5

Toronto, a location on the eastern side of Canada, is home to many dedicated and skilled cardfighters. Bushiroad has been very humbled by its city with its strength in the community. Event after event, Toronto shows a strong perpetual growth in its attendance. Players who compete at these events are highly skilled and carry vast knowledge of card strategies. We have a very friendly and helpful community in Canada. The card players have an amazing dedication toward our Bushiroad Spring Fest and Bushiroad World Championship events, to the extent of traveling from afar in order to compete in the Bushiroad tournaments.

Many players are eagerly awaiting the new G guardian mechanic, which will release a plethora of new strategies for all to experience. The upcoming VGE-G-BT07 Glorious Bravery of Radiant Sword is definitely something everyone is looking forward to as well. Players are also pretty eager to test their mettle against players from all over the globe, with much anticipation over the release of Cardfight!! Online.

Champion Team

TEAM DPS
Duncan Yeung
Steven Le
Philip Lai

Top 8 Bracket

Team TCGG
Team Triple Threats
Team No Guard
Team 092
Team Chinese Finger Trap
Team DPS
Team D3AF Assassins
Team All Guard
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Team TCGG
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Team No Guard
}
Team DPS
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Team D3AF Assassins
}
Team No Guard
}
Team DPS
Ajisai

Ajisai

The Cosplayer Columnist

Passionate at everything he does, a fellow cosplayer who is always dedicated to his work and hobbies more than life itself. Rumor has it that he also plays video/card games competitively worldwide.

 

Belgium – Brussels

Author: FunFragger

Belgium

Brussels

Apr 23

Outpost Brussels

Rue de la Tribune 8, 1000 Bruxelles

After almost three years of absence, Bushiroad is finally back in Belgium and had a huge turn out!

Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is a friendly city and offers special spots for sightseeing and many gourmet dishes. Don’t forget to try Belgium’s self-made waffles and chocolate!

Outpost Brussels is home to all Benelux players. Players from Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany visit this shop frequently while in Brussels. It’s a welcoming place with food and drinks served. Computer terminals are also available for gamers to play the latest online game titles. You can probably also enjoy Cardfight!! Online here soon.

The crowd is very friendly, I shall say, the Belgium Cardfight!! Vanguard community is one of the most competitive I have ever encountered. Being on the top 8 table is their goal! And they offer a great deal of fairness and sportsmanship. Even after years and years of playing Cardfight!! Vanguard, cardfighters here are never fed up. They love playing the game with friends, buying new cards and discussing about new deck strategies. Many players from Belgium and surrounding countries also travel to various bigger events around Europe, to play competitively and make new friends.

Champion Team

TEAM Emerald Dust
Janos Kobus
Marlon Musebrink
Josie Jahn

Top 8 Bracket

Team 16.5
Team Transcension
Team Ad et ses bon…
Team Red
Team Mashallah
Team Nakama
Team Small Forward
Team Emerald Dust
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Team 16.5
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Team Red
}
Team Mashallah
}
Team Emerald Dust
}
Team 16.5
}
Team Emerald Dust

Last but not least, here is a video from one of the cardfighters who participated in the event! Introducing DifferentFight, an active YouTuber of Cardfight!! Vanguard! If you have time, do check out his channel for many more interesting content!

Thanks DifferentFight for making such a nice video coverage!

FunFragger

FunFragger

The Nerdi Columnist

A passionate card gamer who loves Anime, Comic Books and Videogames. Likes crushing enemy’s with his cruel climax combos.

 

Australia – Sydney

Author: lactariusindigo

Australia

Sydney

Apr 23

Bankstown Sports

8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200, Australia

Over the last weekend, quiet Bankstown, Sydney was rocked by an onslaught of Cardfighters who have travelled from across Australia to compete in the annual Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 Cardfight!! Vanguard Team League! The venue this year was really fancy and everyone had a good time meeting new and familiar faces. Many players have also expressed their excitement at the upcoming Cardfight!! Online and are eagerly awaiting its release.

After a long and intense day of cardfighting, team “Andy is always a mess” emerged victorious and were crowned champions! A huge round of applause for all the winners!

* Fun fact! – The Andy in their team name refers to the Head Judge of BSF2016 Australia!

Champion Team

TEAM
Andy is always a mess
Kai Chung
Kelvin Yap
Mark Guan

Top 8 Bracket

Team Haram Snack Pack
Team Andy is always a mess
Team Final Phase
Team The Action Jacksons
Team Project Dauntless
Team Policious
Team Perth Represents
Team 46 Crit
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Team Andy is always a mess
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Team Final Phase
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Team Project Dauntless
}
Team 46 Crit
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Team Andy is always a mess
}
Team Project Dauntless
lactariusindigo

lactariusindigo

Pre-Historic Columnist

Always with her head in the clouds, lactariusindigo is the builder of sandcastles in the air. Easily excitable, she likes to live life both passionately and fiercely. In addition, her love for all things watermelon and dinosaur knows no bounds.

 

Indonesia – Surabaya

Author: Kouhai

Indonesia

Surabaya

Apr 24

East Coast Center Mall

Jl. Kejawan Putih Mutiara No. 17. Pakuwon City, Surabaya 60112

It was an exciting Sunday for Cardfighters in Surabaya! For the first time ever, Bushiroad Spring Fest organized a second event in Indonesia, and it was Surabaya for this circuit! Since it is rare for large-scale Bushiroad tournaments to be held outside the capital city Jakarta, players in the region were really excited about the event. Among the cardfighters attending, many hailed from cities outside Surabaya. Some traveled from nearby ones such as Malang, but we also had players flying great distances from farther cities such as Banjarmasin, Jakarta, and Bali! Despite the registration only starting around 8:00am, lines had already started forming a few hours before. The earlier crowd even arrived at the venue since dawn!

Many enthusiastic players were among the crowd, cheering loudly after their triumphant wins, and hollering upon their unfortunate losses. Still, almost every game ended with honorable handshakes and “GGWP (Good Game, Well Played)” remarks were exchanged. Judging from the smiles on everyone’s faces, I’d say everyone had a great time!

Champion Team

TEAM
Critical is a Mistake
Khatariz Nourizki Sulaiman
Muhammand Dimasyqi
Andre Exaudy Jeremy Rumapea

Top 8 Bracket

Team JBB Orange
Team OGRE REBORN
Team Anti Mainstream
Team TAKE OVER
Team TOAD
Team Critical is a Mistake
Team Rayquaza
Team Metalborgs Alpha
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Team JBB Orange
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Team TAKE OVER
}
Team Critical is a Mistake
}
Team Metalborgs Alpha
}
Team TAKE OVER
}
Team Critical is a Mistake
Kouhai

Kohai

Junior Columnist

Like many generation Y Yuppies and Millennials, the only thing that’s predictable about Kohai is her unpredictability. Always behind the lens on Bushiroad events in the hunt of ludicrous moments which unfortunately always turn out blur. She is just a junior after all…

 

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