Dear VTES players,
in almost a month one of the most important VTES event of each year will be hosted in Mannheim, Germany – the European Championship 2014.
Only about 20 people have preregistered until August 29th. Furthermore only a few rooms have been booked in our designated hotel.
If you are intending to travel to Mannheim for the EC and stay in the official EC hotel, I strongly recommend making a reservation for your hotel room before the 7th of September, as our hotel is going to cancel the remaining rooms which are not booked yet at that point of time.
The organizers would also appreciate if people would preregister for the tournament itself. It´s not because of the fact that we need to know which tournament you want to play but for everything else – like for example planing the complimentary lunch buffet, EC t-shirts, buttons and so on.
So if you are going to attend, please preregister now on official VTES EC 2014 website.
Andreas & Johannes
Initially a wall deck, the deck mutated to be a toolboxish bleed deck with a strong bounce component and somewhat casual intercept. This was mostly because initially the deck was able to hold out for a long time, but eventually lacked the ability to apply significant pool damage to its prey. Therefore the emphasis is now on the Dominate and Thaumaturgy disciplines, and not anymore on Auspex.
1. Djordje Bjelajac (SRB) — 2 GW 8.5 VP — 4 VP — Toreador Grand Ball AAA
2. Nikica Novakovic (SRB) — 2 GW 8 VP — 1 VP – Ventrue Antitribu Grinder
2. Denes Kocis (CRO) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0 VP – Assamite Bamba Vote
2. Slaven Karakas (CRO) — 2 GW 7 VP — 0 VP – Tzimisce Wall
2. Djordje Sutic (SRB) — 1 GW 5 VP — 0 VP – Lucian, the Perfect Toolbox
Congratulations to Djordje for his win of the Croatian ECQ 2014. You can also find the tournament winning deck on VEKN.net.
Today the VEKN published the Designers’ Diary entry for August 2014 regarding the current state of the next PDF expansion for VTES, which is (still) unnamed yet:
We’re in the home stretch of work on the new set! We are giving the cards one last review before considering them final. Artwork continues to come in, and we now have 54 completed pieces with work on the rest underway. We remain on target for launch at the 2014 European Championship in Mannheim! We’re also deciding on the name of the set and the expansion symbol for it, and we’ll announce those soon.
We’ll start doing previews about two weeks before the EC, showing a pair of cards every other day or so. We’ll also have a Design Team presentation at the EC like we did last year, covering design concepts, goals, and challenges.
The art preview this time is from Ari Targownik of California:
— Ben Peal and the VEKN Design Team
1. Marcel Nitsch (GER) — 1 GW 5 VP — 2 VP — Nosferatu G1/2 Bred & Boon
2. Martin Schumacher (GER) — 1 GW 5 VP — 2 VP — Nana/Nanglia Pot/Ani Rush
2. Bram van Stappen (BEL) — 1 GW 5 VP — 1 VP — Elimlech & Friends Toolbox
2. Dennis Devriendt (BEL) — 2 GW 6 VP — 0 VP — Tzimisce Warghoul
2. Tom Vandenberghe (BEL) — 0 GW 4 VP — 0 VP — Weenie Dementation Bleed
Congratulations to Marcel for his win of the Belgian Nationals 2014. Players from four different countries, namely from Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands participated in the tournament.
The results of the VtES North American Championship 2014, which was played on June 12th to June 15th, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio have been disclosed. 27 players played in the First Chance Qualifier tournament on June 15th, and the standings after 3 rounds and the final round were as follows:
1. David Litwin (USA) — 2 GW 7 VP — 3 VP — Samedi Bleed/Bloat
2. Jennifer Hirsch (USA) — 2 GW 6.5 VP — 1 VP — Lasombra/Kyasid G5/6 Toolboxy
2. Darby Keeney (USA) — 1 GW 4 VP — 1 VP — Tupdogs
2. Pascal Bertrand (FRA) — 1 GW 4.5 VP — 0 VP — Shalmath Wall
2. Kym Alishahi (USA) — 1 GW 4 VP — 0 VP — Casino Reeds & Friends
The results of the VtES North American Championship 2014, which was played on June 12th to June 15th, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio have been disclosed. 25 players played in the final NAC tournament on June 14th, and the standings after 3 rounds and the final round were as follows:
1. Matthew Hirsch (USA) — 1 GW 5.5 VP — 4 VP — Tzimisce G2/3 Vote/Toolbox
2. Kelly Schultz (USA) — 2 GW 8 VP — 1 VP — Honor the Elders “Gravy Train”
2. Mark Loughman (USA) — 1 GW 6 VP — 0 VP — Nocturn Bleed w/ Shadow Twin & Computer Hacking
2. Robyn Tatu (USA) — 1 GW 5 VP — 0 VP — Brujah G4/5 Heavy Bleed/Vote
2. Ke Carlton (UK) — 1 GW 5 VP — 0 VP — Hartmut & Friends Flurry of Actions
Congratulations to Matt for winning the NAC 2014, and one of two players who won this tournament more than once. You can find the tournament winning deck VEKN.net and full standings in the VEKN Event Calendar.