Upper Deck today announced a new World of Warcraft TCG program: the March of the Legion Tour. Below is more information about the tour. At this point, dates and locations have not been finalized, so any stores that are interested in hosting should contact Upper Deck. Players are encouraged to check WoWTCG.com regularly for updated dates and locations.
Upper Deck Entertainment Announces The
WORLD OF WARCRAFT® TRADING CARD GAME
MARCH OF THE LEGION™ TOUR
Battle Against Upper Deck “Legionnaires”!
Prove Your Skill! Win Great Prizes!
CARLSBAD, CA (March 18, 2008)—Upper Deck Entertainment (UDE) today announced the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game (TCG) March of the Legion™ Tour, to be hosted at select local hobby stores across North America starting in April. Players can test their World of Warcraft TCG skills against UDE “Legionnaires” for exclusive prizes. Visit WoWTCG.com for the latest information on tour dates and locations.
Hobby stores throughout North America will host these Limited-format events, inviting players to challenge skilled Legionnaires. Any player who beats a Legionnaire will win a fan-favorite Varimathras Extended Art card and a Leeroy Jenkins t-shirt. All tour participants will receive a never-before-seen Extended Art version of the Weeble card from the March of the Legion expansion (while supplies last).
“We are very excited to be working closely with hobby store retailers on the March of the Legion Tour. As a former hobby store owner myself, I know that Organized Play events like these are great for attracting new players to the game and for bringing existing players into the hobby stores,” said Scott Gaeta, Upper Deck’s Director of Entertainment Marketing. “Upper Deck is committed to offering fun and exciting programs like the March of the Legion Tour to help retailers build stronger relationships with players.”
World of Warcraft TCG Research & Development and Organized Play teams will make up the UDE Legionnaires. After each event, the Legionnaires will blog about the excitement of the day on WoWTCG.com. This way, even players who cannot make it to specific locations can join in the fun of the tour. UDE will also launch a comprehensive marketing and outreach program to assist hobby store retailers in publicizing the March of the Legion Tour.
For additional information on the March of the Legion Tour and the World of Warcraft TCG, visit WoWTCG.com.
Based on Blizzard Entertainment®’s hit massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), the TCG allows players to experience the action and adventure of World of Warcraft in a new format. Released in October 2006, the TCG’s premiere set quickly became the hottest and most sought-after trading card game in the industry, prompting UDE to produce additional quantities to support the overwhelming demand.
World of Warcraft is the most popular MMORPG in the world, with more than 10 million subscribers playing the game in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Europe, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. In World of Warcraft, players assume the roles of legendary heroes and interact with thousands of other players online as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast realm. Whether journeying together or fighting against one another in epic battles, players form friendships, forge alliances, and compete against enemies for power and glory.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (http://www.blizzard.com), a division of Vivendi Games, is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software, and is renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes ten #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active users.
About the Upper Deck Company
Founded in 1988, the Upper Deck Company is the leading sports and entertainment publishing company and delivers a portfolio of relevant, innovative, and multi-dimensional product experiences to sports collectors and entertainment enthusiasts.
Upper Deck Entertainment (UDE) is a division of Upper Deck and specializes in award-winning entertainment collectible trading cards and games such as the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME and the World of Warcraft®, Marvel, and DC Comics TCGs.