“Never. I’ll never turn to the Dark Side. You’ve failed, your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.”
–Luke Skywalker, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
At the epicenter of the conflict between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire are two people bound by the Force, and bound by blood: Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. On opposing sides of the Galactic Civil War, the conflict between Luke and Darth Vader isn’t just one of duty, but also family. Fittingly, these central figures of the Star Wars saga serve as the focus of the upcoming Star Wars™: Legion Prime Championships. With the impending release of the Clone Wars Core Set and the newly updated Rules Reference, it’s never been a better time to get in on the ground level and practice your tactics as a commander in preparation for these exciting events!
Previously known as Rally Point Qualifiers, Prime Championships are high-level events that draw in skilled players from all over to compete. But these tournaments are no mere skirmishes. Prime Championships are spectacular theaters of war in which commanders perform their duties on a scale like no other as they dispatch troops, issue decisive orders, and use cunning strategies in pursuit of victory. These events are a central part of the Organized Play path that leads to the World Championships, offering an invitation to the player who claims the distinguished title of Prime Champion.
Only through overcoming your adversaries on the battlefield will you be able to claim the exclusive prizes offered at Star Wars: Legion Prime Championships which have a special emphasis on Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader from the forthcoming Operative Expansions. Among these prizes are extended art cards, acrylic tokens, spot gloss cards, as well as unique prizes for the Prime Champion! Now, prepare your troops for the battles ahead!
Players in the Top 32 of a Star Wars: Legion Prime Championship will receive two promotional extended art cards: one of Luke Skywalker and one of Darth Vader. These unit cards serve as the centerpieces of the new Operative Expansions for these inextricably linked characters. With the extended art versions of these cards, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will lead your troops to victory in their full glory.
In the Top 16, players will receive a set of six individual extended art command cards. These cards are unique to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader and offer powerful abilities that you can employ in the midst of battle. With the heroic Luke Skywalker, you may use these extended art command cards to bolster your fortitude and disrupt the enemy using You Serve Your Master Well, Full of Surprises, and I Am A Jedi. While under the influence of Lord Vader, you can unleash both fear and fury using cards like Vader’s Might, Darkness Descends, and Fear and Dead Men.
Participants who are able to make their way into the Top 8 of a Prime Championship will be rewarded with a double-sided plastic spot gloss card of the Jedi Knight, Luke Skywalker, and the Emperor’s Apprentice, Darth Vader. Both of these storied operatives are certain to have a profound impact in the battles ahead, and with these spot gloss cards, they truly shine as the centerpiece of your formidable army.
Top Faction and Finalists
Those players who perform the best from their chosen faction will be rewarded for their efforts with a set of eight acrylic victory tokens. These tokens are emblazoned with the symbol of each faction: the Separatist Alliance, the Galactic Empire, the Rebel Alliance, and the Galactic Republic. The two finalists of a Star Wars: Legion Prime Championship will each receive an acrylic order token set featuring Luke Skywalker clutching his lightsaber and preparing to face his father.
The commander that rises above the rest and seizes victory will be rewarded with a champion’s medallion for their ability to turn the tide of war! Taking the form of a commander token, this prestigious medal denotes your accomplishments as an experienced leader of your army. In addition, the champion will receive a box with two foam trays for trooper units featuring artwork of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. The Prime Champion will also gain an invitation to the 2020 World Championships, where the finest commanders of all of the factions will meet for a final climactic battle.
The galaxy has been ravaged by war but hope still remains. Your army and your actions as a commander can make a critical difference in the Galactic Civil War—you may even be able to bring an end to it once and for all! We will be sharing a list of stores that are hosting these exciting Prime Championship events in the near future. Until then, rally your troops and get ready for the battles to come. Make a stand and lead your army to victory