The Hidden Lair is Proud to Present “The Lair Leagues”


Earlier this month, our January Newsletter heralded the creation of League Play. In the beginning, each player will take part in a first round game with all other players. We anticipate this round to last an estimated 1 to 2 weeks to give players a chance to fit play into his or her schedule.

Minimum/Maximum players per event: 8/32

Minimum/Maximum rounds per event: 3/8

The cost of each round is $5.00, which will be used toward tournament payouts. Additionally, a general prize pool of 1.5 packs per person, per round can be expected. If some events contain non-retail packs or items, then an alternative cash prize pool with a league-defined payout structure will be used. In this case, the store will provide 100% of the entry funds as prize support. The payouts to top players will be determined by the total number of players in that league.

To avoid any unfair advantage, “Round Robin” pairing will be used. This works great for players by allowing each person to play a larger number of matches for the same entry fee charged by most other tournaments. At the end of each round, each player will be ranked according to each round’s performance and awarded the appropriate amount of Hidden Lair league points. The points are carried through each round until all players have completed the League. At this time, each player’s points will be totaled. Our League Achievement System will allow players to gain bonus points for achievement as well as earn Titles (see below) to add to their end play totals. Each league will have 5 unique achievements that can vary from other leagues. While a player participates in a league, all other events that he or she attends for that game will be awarded as 1 additional League point. For example, Friday Night Magic (FNM) will grant you 1 league point for each Magic The Gathering league participated in. These Magic The Gathering league events will also qualify players for a chance to win a box of Magic the Gathering boosters!

All events are sanctioned and each player will receive points or credit similar to that of a regular tournament.

We are excited to feature the title Champion of the Lair! A Lair Champion is a player who has navigated him/herself through the depths of the Hidden Lair and stands alone in victory of his/her peers. This is an exceptional title bestowed separately from other league titles. If a player makes an achievement during the course of a league event that has won, this title will be added to that player’s name and their victories will be recorded in our Champions of the Lair Hall of Fame!

For example: John Doe would become Champion

Leader John Doe or Champion John Doe the Favorable!

Once all leagues have been created, a complete list and details will follow! The following games have been selected for possible league play:

Magic The Gathering, Standard Construction
Magic The Gathering, Modern Construction
Magic The Gathering, EDH play (Commander)
Kaijudo, Standard Construction
Heroclix, 300 pt Construction
Heroclix, 500 pt Construction
Heroclix, Draft Format
Yu-Gi-Oh, Standard Construction
Netrunner, Standard Construction
Dice Masters, Unknown Structure (Release date April 2014)

Check back for more details in the coming months!

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