Asmodee crowns first UK Grand Champion at premiere KeyForge tournament

Asmodee has crowned the UK’s first Grand Champion KeyForge player following the two-player card game’s premiere tournament that took place in Milton Keynes last month.

Set in a vibrant sci-fi world, KeyForge sees players race to unlock vaults of untold knowledge by pitting their decks of cards against each other. Players from across France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands gathered at the February tournament to battle it out for the title.

The KeyForge game offers a low barrier to entry to players, with easy rules and a competitive price point. This was reflected in a diverse range of player demographics at the Grand Championship, which saw children as young as nine competing on equal footing with adults of multiple generations.

With the successful Grand Championships reflecting a strong start for KeyForge as a card game, the brand is soon to move into the world of printed fiction, with a first anthology of stories set in the KeyForge universe to be published this summer by Asmodee’s Aconyte Books fiction imprint.

The tournament was won by Alejandro Rosa Calero of Spain who earned, in addition to a swathe of exclusive KeyForge prizes, a paid flight to the USA in order to compete at the game’s World Championship later this year.

The Grand Championship, which was well received by the attending players, also featured space for Asmodee’s unrivalled team of games demonstrators to introduce players to some of their most exciting titles, such as Dobble, Pandemic and Hint.

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