Monday, April 5, 2010
All Spokane area tabletop gamers will be excited to know that SpoCon 2010 has been named a Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 national qualifier by Games Workshop. This means that the top two finishers of this year’s SpoCon Warhammer and Warhammer 40k tournaments will receive an invitation to play in the Vegas Finals Invitational tournament in Las Vegas in 2011 the North American championship tournament. Games Workshop has changed the qualifications system this year and SpoCon hosts one of the tournaments that will now be included in this new system. The transition has forced Games Workshop to extend this years qualification season to 18 months so the winners of SpoCon will not compete at the national level until 2011. This year SpoCon has 20 spots for Warhammer fantasy competitors and 40 for Warhammer 40k, though really only 39 will be available as last year’s champion, Bob Kelley, will likely return and is guaranteed a place. SpoCon’s inclusion as a national qualifier will likely bring a larger number of serious competitors to this years tournaments as players hoping to make an appearance in Las Vegas that have not secured an invitation come to Spokane for another attempt. Those wishing to participate in either the fantasy or the 40k tournaments must register for SpoCon 2010 and contact Big Chris at the SpoCon website before the open spots all fill up.