Asmodee crowns KeyForge UK champ

More than 150 players battled it out to be named Grand Champion of the card game, with players travelling from across Europe to compete

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 06.03.2020 | Products

Asmodee crowns KeyForge UK champ thumbnail

KeyForge, Asmodee’s acclaimed two-player card game, enjoyed a massive celebration last week with its first major UK tournament culminating in the crowning of the UK’s first Grand Champion.

The competition drew 158 players from all corners of the country and beyond to Milton Keynes, with enthusiasts from France, Italy, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands flocking to compete for glory, while hundreds more tuned into a live video stream.
KeyForge, which launched to great success in 2018, sees two players using pre-generated decks – each sold as a complete unit and guaranteed to be a unique combination of cards owned by nobody else in the world – in a race to unlock vaults of untold knowledge on a vibrant sci-fi world.
The game offers a low barrier to entry for players, with simple 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.
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 KeyForge World Championship later this year.
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.

Messe Frankfurt holds first physical fairs since February 2020 thumbnail

Messe Frankfurt holds first physical fairs since February 2020

Toy & Edu China and Baby & Stroller China returned alongside debut Licensing China, welcoming 61,553 visitors

Government launches Shop Local Week campaign thumbnail

Government launches Shop Local Week campaign

Shoppers are being urged to hit the high street and support their local businesses during Shop Local Week (10-16 August)

Asmodee to hold AsmoFair thumbnail

Asmodee to hold AsmoFair

The company will be offering retailers a virtual trade-show experience with a virtual tour of what would have been its ...

Press Releases

Radio silence broken on Novel Entertainment’s new Horrid Henry podcast thumbnail

Radio silence broken on Novel Entertainment’s new Horrid Henry podcast

The first podcast based on the award-winning Horrid Henry TV series will launch this week under new ‘Horrid Henry Unlocked’ ...

APC Kids signs trio of deals for CTC Media’s Kid-E-Cats thumbnail

APC Kids signs trio of deals for CTC Media’s Kid-E-Cats

New deals sees hit property’s footprint expand in Asia, Latin America and North America

Live the track with the Lego Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R thumbnail

Live the track with the Lego Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R

The Lego Group has revealed its latest Lego Technic model – the Ducati Panigale V4 R

Have a field day with Britains’ New Holland Tractor! thumbnail

Have a field day with Britains’ New Holland Tractor!

Tomy has revealed the latest launch from Britains – a New Holland T8.435 Tractor