Now, as we continue to contact and work with our champions, past and present, we are proud to induct two more players who have earned entry by winning National Championship Tournaments in 2012. Moreover, each of these National Champions won the right to represent his nation at the FFG World Championship Weekend:
- Mathieu Hosatte is coming to stake his claim for the Iron Throne in the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game World Championship Tournament.
- Sascha Kramer will seek to command his troops toward world conquest in the furious combats of the Dust Tactics World Championship Tournament.
Mathieu Hosatte – A Game of Thrones: The Card Game
The 2012 A Game of Thrones: The Card Game French National Champion, Mathieu Hosatte has been an active player since 2004. He took a one-year break from A Game of Thrones after it transitioned to its Living Card Game™ format, but has since returned and made himself a consistent force upon the European tournament scene, claiming top honors in several French tournaments, including the 2012 French National Championship.
- A Game of Thrones: The Card Game French Overall Champion – 2012
- A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Lille, 1st Overall – 2012
- A Game of Thrones: The Card Game European Championship Tournament, Top 16 – 2011
- A Game of Thrones: The Card Game French Joust Champion – 2011
- A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Tour, 1st Joust – 2011
- A Game of Thrones: The Card Game European Championship Tournament, 2nd Joust – 2010
- A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Nantes, 1st Melee – 2010
During the 2012 French National Championship, Mathieu narrowly missed the final tables of both the Joust and Melee, but he won the Overall title due to his balance and ability to stay among the top participants in both tournaments.
Will Mathieu translate his success in Europe to a World Championship in November? This may be the year North America’s champions lose their hold on the Iron Throne. The contests of A Game of Thrones: The Card Game are taking on a more global complexion this year as Mathieu and other National Champions are coming to FFG Headquarters in Roseville, MN to stake their claim during the FFG World Championship Weekend!
Sascha Kramer – Dust Tactics
Since 2012 Dust Tactics German National Champion Sascha Kramer started playing the game, he has quickly established himself as one of Europe’s elite generals. He played his first Dust Tactics tournament at the qualifying tournament in Cologne, which he won. Then, he went on to prove his worth as a commander by steering his Axis army to victory in the Dust Tactics German National Championship Tournament.
- Dust Tactics German National Champion – 2012
- Dust Tactics Cologne Qualifier, Winner – 2012
Sascha prefers the Axis because of their strong melee units and artillery options, but he has done his homework like any good commander, gaining intel on both of the other blocs by playing with them extensively.
Will Sascha’s opponents be able to find a weakness in his strategies, or will he emerge victorious from the alternate 1940s reality battles of the Dust Tactics World Championship Tournament? Who will win the title of World Champion and the right to design a custom miniature along with the creator of Dust, Paolo Parente? Certainly, Sascha is a force with which to be reckoned.
More Champions to Come
We have more champions to induct into the Hall of Heroes in the coming weeks and months, but you can join their ranks!
The 2012 World Championship Tournaments are coming soon. Pre-register now for the FFG World Championship Weekend to take your shot at glory and stamp your name into the annals of history!