The Fall Champs is over and now everyone's eyes are glued to the World Championship - live from The Bahamas - in a few short weeks, but we can't forget to kick off the new year of tournament play! Starting in November could be a little confusing, so here is everything you need to know for the start of the next year.
The Winter Season will run November 2022 through February 2023
The Winter Season will be the first season of the 2023 Storybook Brawl year. It will kick-off with the November #SBBMonthly and run for four months, followed by a seasonal championship in late February.
|November SBBMonthly||Nov 19-20|
|December SBBMonthly||Dec 17-18|
|January SBBMonthly||Jan 28-29|
|February SBBMonthly||Feb 11-12|
|Winter Championship||Feb 25-26|
Invites to the Winter Championship will be awarded to the Top 8 of each of the four monthlies, plus 8 discretionary invites for a total of 40 players.
The structure of tournaments this season will stay the same (for now)
The SBB team is always listening to feedback and closely watching the state of play. While we do anticipate some changes on the horizon (mainly due to the official launch of the game and public launch of mobile), we were very happy with how the past season played out. For the time being we plan no changes to the structure of the events. This means:
- To play on Day One of an #SBBMonthly, players must reach Mythic rank (4000+) in the preceding month.
- Day One will consist of seven (7) rounds of brawl play.
- Uneven pods will use the most recent system of 6-player overflow pods as necessary (no byes and limiting bots).
- Players who earn enough points will be eligible to play on Day Two (usually 45, but could change per event).
- Day Two will consist of seven (7) rounds of brawl play, with a point reset at the start of the day.
- The top 8 players at the end of Day Two will play a 10-point race format to determine the winner.
Pro Club for 2023
With the start of the new organized play year Pro Club Points will reset as well. We are thrilled with how the Pro Club played out this past year and are excited to run it back again this year! Here is what that means for you:
- Everyone's Pro Points will be reset to 0 before the November #SBBMonthly.
- Any Pro Status earned this past year (Bronze, Silver, Gold) will stay in effect throughout the 2023 play year.
- Your current Status benefits will apply in the November #SBBMonthly and in each monthly throughout the 2023 OP year.
- During the course of this year you may still earn a higher Status.
- All the Pro Club Points, Statuses, and benefits from the 2022 year will stay the same for the 2023 year.
Sometimes with systems like these it's helpful to see an example. Let's see how this plays out in practice:
- Karlim00 ended the 2022 year as a Silver Pro with 21 Pro Points.
- At the start of the November #SBBMonthly, his Pro Points will be 0.
- His Pro Status will be Silver.
- At the end of Day One of each monthly, he will earn +5 to his Day One score to help make Day Two.
- Say Karlim00 performs very well and earns Gold in August 2023. He will then be Gold Status for the September #SBBMonthly and events going forward.
Looking forward to the rest of 2023
There are a ton of exciting things on the horizon for Storybook Brawl - Worlds, official launch, mobile launch, and Spooky Forest being just the beginning! As you can imagine with all of these huge events there are sure to be impacts to tournaments as well. Early next year we will provide more details on what the rest of the 2023 organized play system will look like.
Until then - enjoy the 2022 World Championship live from the Bahamas December 2-4, and best of luck in the Winter Season!