Dates and Locations for the Star Wars: Legion Prime Championships

“In my book, experience outranks everything.”
   –Captain Rex, Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Welcome, Star Wars™: Legion players! Today, we are excited to share dates and locations for the upcoming season of Prime Championships! Gather your troops and get ready to deploy!

Previously known as Rally Point Qualifiers, Prime Championships are open events that draw in players from all over to compete, forming a central part of the Organized Play path that leads to the Star Wars: Legion World Championship. At these exciting events, you can enjoy all of the action on the battlefield with other talented players who share your passion for the game! As you face off against skilled commanders of various factions, you’ll be engaging formidable armies while meeting new people and possibly even forming new friendships in your area.

But be warned, your enemy will try to outwit and overwhelm you at every step. Only an experienced commander who can make sound decisions during crucial moments will emerge victorious! Prove to your forces on the ground that you deserve your position of power and show the enemy that you have what it takes to overcome all odds and become a Star Wars: Legion Prime Champion!

Secure the Objective

As you contend with rival commanders, you can win a number of unique prizes, including extended art cards, spot gloss cards, order tokens, and victory tokens. The Prime Champion will also win a deluxe box with foam trays, featuring artwork of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, as well as an invitation to the next Star Wars: Legion World Championship! These prizes were recently highlighted in an article, but if you missed it or you simply need a reminder of what you’re fighting for, click on this Star Wars: Legion image to check out all of the prizes.

Below, you will find a list of dates and locations for the upcoming season of Prime Championships. Find an event near you and make your plans to attend today! Be sure to check back for more events as we update this list! For specific event details, please contact the event location directly. Retailers, if your information is listed incorrectly, please send the corrected information to organizedplay@fantasyflightgames.com and we will update it.

Updated: October 1, 2019
 

United States

Date Store City State
November 16, 2019 Dreamers Vault Games Champlin Minnesota
November 16, 2019​ Blakfyre Games Pleasant Grove Utah
November 16, 2019​ All About Games Boise Idaho
November 23, 2019​ Great Escape Games Sacramento California
December 7, 2019 Gameology Upland California
December 14, 2019​ Battlegrounds Game Center Ravenna Ohio
December 14, 2019​ Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy Houston Texas
December 14, 2019​ At Ease Games San Diego California
December 21, 2019​ Game Kastle Sacramento California
January 4, 2020 Tower of Games Virginia Beach Virginia
January 4, 2020​ Serenity Games Seminole Flordia
January 4, 2020​ Games U Gilbert Arizona
January 11, 2020​ Just Games Rochester New York
January 11, 2020​​ Snake Eyes Gaming Altoona Pennsylvania
January 11, 2020​​ GameStorm Gaming Lemont Illinois
January 11, 2020​​ Sci-Fi City Knoxville Tennessee
January 11, 2020​​ Little Big Wars Fargo North Dakota
January 11, 2020​​ Total Escape Games Broomfield Colorado
January 11, 2020​​ Game Kastle Mountain View California
January 18, 2020​​ Huzzah Hobbies Ashburn Virginia
January 18, 2020​​ Game Theory Raleigh North Carolina
February 1, 2020 Millennium Games Rochester New York
February 1, 2020​ TableTop Game & Hobby Overland Park Kansas
February 1, 2020​​ The Game Shoppe Bellevue Nebraska
February 8, 2020​ Relentless Dragon Londonberry New Hampshire
February 8, 2020​​ Atomic Games Muncie Indiana
February 8, 2020​​ Hard Knox Games Elizabethtown Kentucky
February 8, 2020​​ Giga-Bites Tabletop Cafe Marietta Georgia
February 8, 2020​​ Misty Mountain Games Madison Wisconsin
February 8, 2020​​ The Realm Games & Comics Brea California
February 15, 2020​​ Critical Hit Games St. Petersburg Florida
February 15, 2020​​​ Board Game Barrister Greenfield Wisconsin
February 15, 2020​​​ Beyond the Dungeon Comcs and Games Spring Texas
February 15, 2020​​​ Uncle’s Games Spokane Washington
February 22, 2020​​​ Brothers Grim Games & Collectibles Selden New York
February 22, 2020​​​​ Dicehead Games & Comics Cleveland Tennessee
February 22, 2020​​​​ Fantasy Flight Games Center Roseville Minnesota
February 22, 2020​​​​ Chaos, Games and More Pueblo Colorado
February 29, 2020​​​​ Battlegrounds Midlothian Virginia
February 29, 2020​​​​​ The Gift of Games Grayslake Illinois
February 29, 2020​​​​​ The Game Shoppe Omaha Nebraska

International

Date Store City Country
TBA Siren Games Wien Austria
November 30, 2019 Flints Hobbies and Games Kitchener, ON Canada
December 7, 2019 The Sentry Box Calgary, AB Canada​
January 18, 2020 Zakeda Longueuil, QC Canada​
February 1, 2020 Magic Stronghold Games Vancouver, BC Canada​
February 1, 2020​ Imaginaire Quebec, QC Canada​
February 15, 2020​ The Hooded Goblin Georgetown, ON Canada​
February 22, 2020​ A Muse N Games Winnipeg, MB Canada​
February 29, 2020 Battle Bear Kaiserslautern Germany
TBA Battlefield Berlin Germany​
TBA​ Fischkrieg Siegen Germany​
TBA​ Highlander Games Bremen Germany​
TBA​ Modellbahn Harald Schiffer Minden Germany​
TBA​ Tellurian Games Dortmund Germany​
TBA​ Ultra Comix Nürnberg Germany​
October 12, 2019 Goblin Trader Norte Madrid Spain
October 26, 2019​ Goblin Trader Barcelona Spain​
November 17, 2019 Empire Games Sevilla Spain​
November 30, 2019​ Drobbit Store Barcelona Spain​
December 7, 2019 Goblin Trader Valencia Spain​
January 18, 2020 Ludus Belli Mostoles (Madrid) Spain​
January 26, 2020​ Tienda Scum Barcelona Spain​
February 23, 2020 Santa Ana Friki Cartagena (Murcia) Spain​
November 9, 2019 Common Ground Games Stirling United Kingdom​
November 23, 2019 Kirton Games Crediton United Kingdom​
January 18, 2020 Leodis Games Leeds United Kingdom
February 8, 2020 Red Dice Games Edinburgh United Kingdom​
February 23, 2020 Beanie Games Stockton-on-Tees United Kingdom​
TBA Chaos Cards Folkestone United Kingdom​
TBA Dice Saloon Brighton United Kingdom​
TBA Wargames Workshop Milton Keynes United Kingdom​

Survey the Battlefield

Don’t miss out on these one-of-a-kind Star Wars: Legion events! Start making your plans now to attend a Prime Championship! Check this page regularly as we will continue to update this list with more events from around the world. We can’t wait to see how these action-packed Star Wars: Legion battles unfold during this upcoming season of Prime Championships!

Rules Reference 1.5.1 Released

Lots of changes! The meta has been totally upset just in time for two new factions to enter the battlefield!

Check out all of the changes that will go into effect 9/12/19 after the jump: https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/87/e4/87e4c102-5e75-40bc-bb48-c6c309cdd8c6/swl_rules_reference_151_eng-compressed.pdf

Developer Alex Davy on the Star Wars: Legion Rules Reference Update

“We have hope. Hope that things can get better. And they will.”

   –Hera Syndulla, Star Wars: Rebels

An updated version of the Rules Reference for Star Wars™: Legion is now available! Of particular note in this update are point value changes for a number of units, which should encourage the use of more diversified armies at competitive events. This Rules Reference will formally go into effect on September 12th. Today, Star Wars: Legion developer Alex Davy goes in depth about these changes and how they could shape the coming battles of the Galactic Civil War. 

Developer Alex Davy on the Rules Reference Update

Greetings Legion players!

What a ride it’s been for Star Wars: Legion! One of the greatest pleasures of my career has been watching this game explode out of the gate and bearing witness to all of the passion and creativity the community has poured into it from the day it was announced. It’s also been fascinating to see the many different armies players brought to events, and observe the ones that have had the most success.

When it comes to balance, every new competitive game has its unintended peaks and unanticipated valleys. After a little over a year of tournament play, we’ve taken stock of the state of the game. Over the course of this study, we identified a few major trends, analyzed what is and isn’t working, and formulated a plan for some careful course corrections.

Before diving into specifics, I’d like to outline our overall philosophy. First and foremost, it’s important to acknowledge that Legion is a hobby game, and players put hard work and passion into their armies. We want to ensure that players continue to feel that the time and effort they put into building and painting their forces is a valuable investment. With this in mind, we plan to keep these changes minimal, infrequent, and carefully targeted. To that end, we will be issuing points adjustments approximately once a year, prioritizing point decreases over increases and we feel that keeping errata to the bare minimum is necessary for the health of the game. It is our hope that this will allow players to field a much wider variety of units in a competitive setting and give them renewed interest in the lesser-used miniatures in their collections.

The vast majority of our adjustments are aimed at improving under-utilized units so that they can compete at the same level as many of the army-building staples players reach for time and time again. Vehicles, particularly from early waves, are seldom taken in competitive lists, and this update delivers large discounts to both vehicles and some of their key upgrade cards. A plethora of other updates are targeted at things like increasing the diversity of commanders that see play, deepening the pool of useful upgrade cards, and steering players toward lists that don’t rely as heavily on a full compliment of Corps units. As a rule, these changes will impact players collections in a purely positive way, allowing for much more diversity in army creation.

That said, it is sometimes necessary to take a sober look at the effect a unit is having on the game and take action accordingly. Rebel Commando and Scout Trooper Strike Teams equipped with sniper rifles are just such a unit, dominating competitive play and pushing a lot of fun Special Forces-rank units aside. Almost every top-level competitive list includes at least two sniper-equipped Strike Teams, and their utility in both list building and on the tabletop is undeniable.

Through extensive playtesting and analysis, it became clear that Strike Team snipers would need more than a simple points increase. Reliable, defense-penetrating attacks from infinite range, combined with the ability to protect the squad from nearly all danger through careful placement, make them a frustrating unit to face, and ensure that there is little opportunity for counter play. These tests, combined with the development of new content for future waves and the need for more granularity, led to a novel solution: the introduction of a new range band, range 5.

This range band will be retroactively applied to three units: The DLT-19x Sniper (Scout Troopers Unit Expansion), the DH-447 Sniper (Rebel Commandos Unit Expansion), and the 1.4 FD Laser Cannon Team (1.4 FD Laser Cannon Team Unit Expansion). In the case of the snipers, this greatly-reduced range band, in tandem with a slight points increase to the tremendously effective Strike Team units, brings these units down to a proper power level. In the case of the Laser Cannon Team, Range 5 allows this stationary unit much more board presence and utility, making it much harder for its opponents to simply avoid.

Moving forward, this addition to the game provides the Legion developers access to a new range band that, while powerful, still requires units to get closer to danger, opening up much more counter-play. Infinite range will also remain an option but can be reserved for particularly special weapons.

Finally, a brief note on the implementation of these changes: The printed points values on the cards will remain unchanged and will not be altered when these cards are reprinted or issued in future products. These original points values are designed to be used by new players and by casual players who prefer an unchanging game mode that they don’t have to keep track of. Official tournaments will be conducted utilizing the adjusted competitive play points values. Errata (such as changes to weapon ranges) applies to both modes of play, since in many cases errata is necessary for the rules to function correctly. 

At this time, we do not intend to create an app to track and manage these changes, as it is our hope that they will be kept to a very manageable in number and frequency. 

I hope you’re excited about these changes—and the bright future of Star Wars: Legion—as I am. Now go play with those T-47 Airspeeders!

Announcing the Limited Edition Obi-Wan Kenobi Commander Expansion for Spiel 2019

“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.”
   —Leia Organa, Star Wars: A New Hope

Jedi Knights do not seek fame or glory, but sometimes these things find them anyway. Such is the case with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Nobly serving the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars, Kenobi would become one of the most renowned Jedi Knights in the galaxy, his legend living on long after the Jedi were thought extinct. Obi-Wan Kenobi stands out from other Jedi, and those who attend Spiel in Essen, Germany, from October 24–27 will have the opportunity to bring a unique version of this famous Jedi to their Star Wars™: Legion armies.

Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce the Limited Edition Obi-Wan Kenobi Commander Expansion for Star Wars: Legion, available at Essen Spiel 2019!

Master of the Force

Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most iconic Star Wars characters, and if you’re heading to Essen Spiel, you’ll have the chance to pick up this Limited Edition alternate resin sculpt of Kenobi at the height of his powers. Featuring Kenobi awaiting his next challenge after vanquishing a B1 Battle Droid, this unpainted miniature is sure to stand out as it leads your Republic forces into battle.

Once you deploy this limited edition version of Obi-Wan Kenobi to the battlefield, you’ll find that he retains all of his skills from the Clone Wars Core Set. A striking alternate art unit card outlines all of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s abilities, while reprints of his three signature command cards help you tap into his full potential as both a Jedi and a General on the battlefield. What’s more, reprints of four upgrade cards allow you to modify your Obi-Wan Kenobi’s abilities for whatever mission you’re sending him on.

Take the High Ground

Whether he’s coordinating the movements of the clone troopers under his command or engaging in a lighsaber duel, Obi-Wan Kenobi is an essential piece of any Galactic Republic army. Add a one-of-a-kind version of this iconic hero to your Forces with the Limited Edition Obi-Wan Kenobi Commander Expansion available at Essen Spiel 2019!  

Discover the 2019 Star Wars: Legion Prime Championships Prizes

“Never. I’ll never turn to the Dark Side. You’ve failed, your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.”
   –Luke Skywalker, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 

At the epicenter of the conflict between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire are two people bound by the Force, and bound by blood: Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. On opposing sides of the Galactic Civil War, the conflict between Luke and Darth Vader isn’t just one of duty, but also family. Fittingly, these central figures of the Star Wars saga serve as the focus of the upcoming Star Wars™: Legion Prime Championships. With the impending release of the Clone Wars Core Set and the newly updated Rules Reference, it’s never been a better time to get in on the ground level and practice your tactics as a commander in preparation for these exciting events! Continue reading →

Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Grand Championships #FFGOP

“They’ve no idea we’re coming. No reason to expect us. If we can make it to the ground, we’ll take the next chance… and the next, on and on, until we win… or the chances are spent.”
   –Jyn Erso, Star Wars: Rogue One

Welcome, players! Today, we’re excited to share more details on the upcoming Grand Championship tournaments! In this article, we will be sharing dates, locations, prize galleries, and registration information for these exciting events taking place in countries all around the world.

Grand Championships are exciting events that draw in players from all over and serve as an excellent way to see how you match up with some of the best competitors. Formerly known as “National Championships,” Grand Championships are high-level tournaments that take place only once a year per nation or territory, on a grand stage of spectacular competition. A wide host of experiences, strategies, schemes, and critical decisions all come together in a single place and time, until a winner is crowned champion.  Continue reading →