The VEKN (Vampire: Elder Kindred Network) is the organization responsible for sanctioning and regulating official VTES tournaments, recording VTES players’ ratings (and rankings).
Beside regular VTES events, each year there’s a Continental Championship tournament for each (sub-)continent. In 2013 for example, there are the
- Asian Continental Championship (tbc)
- Australian Continental Championship (tbc)
- European Continental Championship
- North-American Continental Championship
- South-American Continental Championship (tbc)
Before the actual Continental Championship, there are qualifier tournaments which allow players to qualify for these events. Usually every country on a continent or every state (for larger countries) hold one of these qualifier tournaments.
Beside these qualifier, there are usually also Open National Championships. Anyone, not only the citizens of a given country can participate in a National Championships, although in some countries (with large player base) qualifiers specifically for the National Championships are held.