Hey World Bladers!

The next series of Beyblade Burst is approaching fast. While some older Beyblades will be seeing upgrades, the new series will also be introducing many new ones. For a chance to win one of them, we challenge you to design the Norse-inspired Drain Fafnir!

Like previous design contests of this nature, the winning entry will be selected based solely on its closeness to the actual Drain Fafnir. That means the winner will not be decided by a panel of staff judges. 

We encourage participants to take direction from the new generation's God Valkyrie .6V.Rb, which features new, mysterious gimmicks, such as a spring mechanism in its Layer!

The winner will recieve one of the following Bit Boosters:

  • Bit Booster JET [Image: faceboosterjet.png]
  • Bit Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png]
  • Bit Booster AMETHYST [Image: Face_Booster_AMETHYST.png]
  • Bit Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: Face_Booster_SAPPHIRE.png]
  • Bit Booster EMERALD [Image: Face_Booster_EMERALD.png]
  • Bit Booster RUBY [Image: Face_Booster_RUBY.png]
  • Bit Booster ONYX [Image: Face_Booster_ONYX.png]
  • Bit Booster GENERATIONS Vol.1 [Image: TAFQJN6.png]
  • Bit Booster GARNET [Image: TPWnL0l.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURITE [Image: btnxiVU.png]
  • Bit Booster DRIVER [Image: h9jFJhE.png]

... as well as the real Drain Fafnir upon release! 

To succeed, you'll have to follow the rules. Check them out:

  • The design obviously needs to reference the theme of the Beyblade. 
  • Limit one entry per person! Your first entry will be the only one that's considered, so make sure it's fully finalized!
  • The WBO Committee is eligible since it's not the judge this time!  
  • You have until March 21st at 11:59:59 PM EST to submit your design. Any entries after that will be disqualified! Don't forget that if, unfortunately, new pictures get discovered for this Face Contest's Beyblade that reveal too much of its design, the contest will have to end prematurely without any warning.
  • Post your entries in this thread! (You can also talk about the contest, ideas, or whatever here as well!) However, you cannot post drafts of your entry and ask for feedback!

As a result of recent discussions over the past couple months, we have now implemented some important new ruling additions, updates, and clarifications to all WBO Organized Play rulebooks and the Organizers' Guide. View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here, and a summary of the changes below:


  • Round Result Clarifications: Bladers must now refrain from touching their Beyblades until the judge has announced the winner of the round. In Burst Format specifically, judges must inspect the winning Beyblade to ensure that it is not in a position where it has skipped all of its teeth and should have bursted. If this is the case the result of the round is reversed and the “losing” Beyblade is then considered the winner of that round.

    If it is found that a Layer has skipped all of its teeth and did not burst after the conclusion of a round, the player using that Layer must then replace it with another version of the same Layer. If the player cannot do this, they are given a match loss.

    This rule is being introduced primarily to combat the known issues with some Dark Deathscyther Layers (like B-61 blue/yellow D2s and the BG-05 red D2) and the new Mad Minoboros Layer, however the rulebooks do not explicitly mention these Layers because this rule is meant to be applied universally for the sake of consistency.

    Bladers and spectators must also refrain from announcing their own opinion after each round until the judge has rendered their decision.

  • Participant Capping Clarification: We have clarified in the Organizers' Guide that capping the number of participants on your event is not permitted for the sake of inclusiveness to all WBO members. This means that you may not intentionally host Club Format events currently. We will explore the possibility of allowing for Club Format events to be hosted intentionally in a limited number, so please stay tuned.

  • Tiebreak Battles and Credits Clarification: We clarified that the battles won and lost for tiebreak battles do not count towards the final overall record used when determining if a blader will receive the majority win Credit or not.

    This clarification is included in a rather extensive section we added to the Organizers’ Guide outlining the rules for Credits for Blader Rewards in WBO Organized Play events.

  • Club Format Victor Clarification: We added in clarification stating that the victor of a Club Format event in Unranked Round Robin Deck Format is determined by the final overall records at the end of the round robin. There is no finals technically speaking, unless there is a tie for the top spot at the end of the round robin (this also applies to the Winning Streak Format). See the descriptions below or the Organizers' Guide for more details.

  • Repeating Faces and Zero-G/Shogun Steel Chrome/Warrior Wheels in all Metal Fight Deck Formats: We clarified that using the same Regular Face or Stone Face multiple times within your Deck for all MFB Deck Formats (MFB, Limited, Zero-G) is OK. Metal Faces and Metal Stone Faces of all kinds may not be repeated. Zero-G/Shogun Steel Chrome/Warrior Wheels may be repeated, but within the same combo.



You can find the exact wording included in the rulebooks below:

All Rulebooks - Round Results Wrote:After each round, bladers must refrain from touching their Beyblade until the judge has announced the winner.

Both bladers and all spectators must also refrain from influencing the judge’s decision by announcing their own opinion before the judge has rendered theirs.

Burst Format Rulebook - Round Results Wrote:After each round, bladers must refrain from touching their Beyblade until the judge has announced the winner.

Judges must inspect the winning Beyblade to ensure that it is not in a position where it has skipped all of its teeth and should have bursted. If this is the case the result of the round is reversed and the “losing” Beyblade is then considered the winner for the round. If it is found that a Layer has skipped all of its teeth and did not burst after the conclusion of a round, the player using that Layer must then replace it with another version of the same Layer. If the player cannot do this, they are given a match loss instead of a round loss.

Both bladers and all spectators must also refrain from influencing the judges decision by announcing their own opinion before the judge has rendered theirs.

Organizers Guide - Participants Wrote:Most WBO formats require a minimum of eight participants. Before you schedule a tournament, you should have confirmed interest from at least eight people. However, if at least eight participants confirm, and then less than that show up, you can still host Club Format with between 4-7 participants. See the "Special Formats" section below for more details.

It is not permitted to place a cap on the number of participants in any event.

Organizers Guide - Club Format Wrote:In the event that less than eight players show up for an event, this format allows for groups of 4-7 Bladers to play in free-to-enter, unranked tournaments. Prize reimbursement is not provided for these events, but the winners of each event have an opportunity to earn a Credit and a series of special Club Format Bits.

Organizers Guide - Club Format Wrote:Unranked Winning Streak Format: Players line up and compete is single round BeyBattles (one at a time) for 20 minutes. After the first round (match up is determined by BeyRank as described below or randomly), the winner stays at the stadium, loser goes to the back of the line and the winner plays the next person in line. 30 seconds maximum for both players to choose combinations before each round. At the end of the 20 minutes, the player with the most round wins is the victor. If there is a tie, a final playoff tiebreak match (best 3 of 5 using standard WBO tournament match rules) will be played to determine the victor.

Unranked Round Robin Deck Format: Each player in the event plays each other once using the regular Deck Format rules specified here in the Organizers’ Guide. At the end of the round robin, the player with the best overall record is the victor. If there is a tie, a final playoff tiebreak match (using standard Deck Format rules) will be played to determine the victor.

Organizers Guide - Credits Wrote:Credits are our way of rewarding Bladers for participating in or hosting WBO sanctioned events in their communities. Bladers can trade their credits in for various rewards, like Bit Boosters and physical Beyblade prizes!

Earning Credits
There are currently six ways to earn credits from an event:

[SEE CHART IN ORGANIZERS’ GUIDE]

Weekly Credit Limit
Bladers can only earn a maximum of eight credits per week. Any credits earned above that will not be counted. This restriction may be lifted during special events, such as BeyDays.

Tiebreak Battles & Credits
Battles won or lost during tiebreak battles do not count towards the final record used to determine eligibility for the Majority Win Credit.

Credits are added manually by the WBO Committee when a tournament is processed, so if a blader is missing a few earned credits from an unprocessed event, don’t worry, they’ll be awarded soon!

Please check the BeyPoint Queue if you are unsure whether or not a tournament has been processed.

Awarding Credits in the Spreadsheet
As an organizer, you are expected to list each participant’s earned credits in your Tournament Results Submission Sheet. Please ensure that you are listing each individual condition met within the sheet, and totalling the number of credits next to that list.

An example of a completed entry can be seen below:

[SEE EXAMPLE IN ORGANIZERS’ GUIDE]

Redeeming Credits for Bits & Prizes
Credits can be redeemed for both physical prizes and Bit Boosters. Bladers can redeem their credits by contacting a WBO Committee member with their choice of prize from the Blader Rewards list, alongside their name, address, and phone number. If requesting a Bit Booster, just send your Bit Booster choice.

Please ensure you have enough credits for the prize you are requesting by checking the number in your profile.

Metal Fight & Zero-G Format Rulebooks - Deck Format Wrote:During deck building, you build up to 3 Beyblades with no repeated parts that will make up your deck. Zero-G/Shogun Steel Chrome/Warrior Wheels are exempt from this rule and may be repeated within the same combo. Regular Faces and Stone Faces are also exempt from this rule in general.

View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here

Thank you to everyone for your continued support of WBO Organized Play! We appreciate any and all feedback and are always looking to improve and clarify things where possible.

Feedback?
If you have any feedback on these particular changes, or any questions or suggestions for further adjustments or additions, please post your thoughts in the WBO Organized Play Rules thread.
February 2017 Beyblade Burst Giveaway:
B-71 Booster Acid Anubis.Y.O

BLADER PASSPORT HOLDERS ONLY


After months of waiting, B-71 Booster Acid Anubis.Y.O has finally arrived, and what better way to celebrate the final Dual Layer release than to give you a chance to win one! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the February 2017 Beyblade Burst giveaway for a chance to win this new Booster! 

Remember, this giveaway is only open to Passport Holders. If you hold one of these, simply post in this thread once for a chance to win! If not, your post will unfortunately be deleted.

But that's not all! We'll even give the winner a Bit Booster of their choosing!
  • Bit Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Bit Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Bit Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Bit Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Bit Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Bit Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]
  • Bit Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Bit Booster AMBER [Image: faceboosteramber.png]
  • Bit Booster VIOLET [Image: faceboosterviolet.png]
  • Bit Booster JADE [Image: faceboosterjade.png]
  • Bit Booster JET [Image: faceboosterjet.png]
  • Bit Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png]
  • Bit Booster AMETHYST [Image: Face_Booster_AMETHYST.png]
  • Bit Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: Face_Booster_SAPPHIRE.png]
  • Bit Booster EMERALD [Image: Face_Booster_EMERALD.png]
  • Bit Booster RUBY [Image: Face_Booster_RUBY.png]
  • Bit Booster ONYX [Image: Face_Booster_ONYX.png]
  • Bit Booster DRIVER [Image: h9jFJhE.png]
.. or try one of our newer Bit Boosters!:
  • Bit Booster GARNET [Image: TPWnL0l.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURITE [Image: btnxiVU.png]

This Beyblade giveaway will run until February 28, 2017, 11:59:59 EST. Entries after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the closing date and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone!
It looks like we do have the worst marketing team in both of the biggest Beyblade companies, because we just now learn that a white recolour of the Burst version of Dragoon Storm Wing Xtreme will be released as a wbba.-store exclusive on March 4th!





The box will feature an old picture of Takao, like Dranzer S's box did but with Kai. It will just be a Booster, therefore you still need Lost Longinus's BeyLauncher L to be able to launch it.

[Image: Burst_Dragoon_Swhite_boxsmall.jpg]

[Image: Burst_Dragoon_Swhite_video.jpg]
After much deliberation sorting through all those Beyblade Wiki drafts (thanks again so much!) and much time spent reading and replying to all those private messages, the results are finally ready!


But first, let's see what the answers to those damn questions were!

  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Which Face Contest received the lowest number of entries? Face Contest: MFB Opening Karaoke
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Which Face Contest received the most entries? Face Contest: Design a Metal Fight Beyblade... again!
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Name at least 4 entities we collaborated with in the past 8 years. Many, many options, but the best ones are: EARTHBEND, Rising Stars Games, Toywiz, conventions, etc. People such as Zankye, dimsum2u, etc. were accepted.
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Name all sprites we used as forum icons.  Pegasis and Big Bang Pegasis.
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: What is many Bladers' favorite song for Beyblade AMVs? EARTHBEND's "Too Many Stars". Oddly, nobody got this question right, even though some of you named EARTHBEND as an entity and even when I specified that it had to be a fact found on worldbeyblade.org, as the task mentioned.
  • Find the fact on the WBO's Instagram account: Which of our Instagram posts has the most likes? The gold Dragoon S Burst Ver. scans, with over 140 likes.
    Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Whose writing was the color of Yggdrasil? Takeru, who wrote in green.
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: What had Anubis gifted Bey Brad? The Carbon Tempst, a very cool custom grip.
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Who built a real-life Cyber Dranzer? Trick question since we wanted all names, which are, as far as we know: dio, Captain Chris and Cannon.
  • Find the fact on Beyblade Wiki: Which three articles were the most visited in November 2016? Gingka Hagane, Ryuga and Kai Hiwatari.
  • Find the fact on Beyblade Wiki: What is Kai and Dranzer's unlucky number in the anime? Officially 48, but some people pointed out 49 too, so we accepted both.
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Who created Beyblade? Osamu Mashimo.
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: This composer for Bakuten Shoot Beyblade also worked on an infamous Japanese RPG. Yoshihisa Hirano.
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Which WBO Committee member has been on the team the longest? Kei... and Blader DJ?! Kei alone was accepted too hah.
  • Find the fact on Beyblade Wiki: As of November 2016, what single letters are yet to be used for Forge Discs? E,Q,X,Y,Z
  • Find the fact on Takafumi Adachi's websites: When did Metal Fight Beyblade author Takafumi Adachi switch to illustrating digitally? When he started drawing Zero-G.
  • Find the fact on Takafumi Adachi's websites: When asked the question “Is Ryuuga alive or dead?” by fans, how did Metal Fight Beyblade author Takafumi Adachi respond? He actually answered that question twice, differently, so we accepted both "It looked like it", "In the manga he is still alive", "I don't know", etc.
  • Find the fact on Takafumi Adachi's websites: Which Metal Fight Beyblade characters did author Takafumi Adachi say were his favorite to draw? Ginga, Kyouya and Ryuuga
 


We're hoping that not too many of you are biting your fingers from how close you could have been to getting those answers right. At least, now you have got a full year to discover some old, classic topics and posts as well as get familiar with Beyblade Wiki and all of our assets. You know how it works now!


That's not to say that you all missed out on some opportunities for points though. Many of you did a great job and accumulated a lot of points, enough for the following Bit Booster prizes!



Prizes
 
These Bit Boosters cost 5 points each.
  • Bit Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Bit Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Bit Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Bit Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Bit Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Bit Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]
  • Bit Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Bit Booster AMBER [Image: faceboosteramber.png]
  • Bit Booster VIOLET [Image: faceboosterviolet.png]
  • Bit Booster JADE [Image: faceboosterjade.png]
  • Bit Booster DRIVER [Image: faceboosterdriver.png]
 
 
And you can get the following for 7 points each:
  • Bit Booster AZURITE [Image: Bit-Booster-Azurite.png]
  • Bit Booster GARNET [Image: Bit-Booster-Garnet-2.png]
 

Finally, you can get the exclusive Bit Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png]  in exchange for 8 points:
 
[Image: wbbaldragoface.png] [Image: wbbacaesarface.png] [Image: corodragonface.png] [Image: poseidonface.png] [Image: samuraipegasiswboface.png]
 
 
 
Additionally, all of those with at least 3 points will automatically get the Anniversary Bit 2016, which will randomly be either the Taka or the Fumi version!
 
[Image: Anniversary-Bit-2016-Taka-Ver.png] [Image: Anniversary-Bit-2016-Fumi-Ver.png]
 
 
 
 

Results
 

Those who will be able to redeem their points for the glorious Bit Boosters above are...

Alex Mercer : 27
Ryuk_Shinigami : 24
BriskAquarioHD : 26
HarryAlchemist : 21
Roux : 20
SharinganBlader : 19
Naru Blader : 18
Manicben : 17
Jksiddh : 16
SUGOI-KONICHEWA : 15
Maximum Dranzer : 14
UGottaCetus : 13
Achi-baba : 10
Stormscorpio1 : 7
Top beyblader10 : 7
Chrisnemisis : 7
The Real Libra : 6
Hato : 6


To claim your Bit Booster, just reply in this topic and eventually the BeyGods will smile upon you and we will reveal which Bits you've won!
 


And now, for the big big winners of this Scavenger Hunt...
 
 
[Image: ViraYAp.png]
 
In 8th Place, winning a B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster
 
...

Oi Shinji with 29 points!





[Image: 80RhGyQ.jpg] [Image: ViraYAp.png]
 
In 6th & 7th Places, winning Booster Dranzer S.S.T + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster
 
...

Arijit Sarkar with 33 points and @[Ninja Blader] with 32 points!





[Image: qYVXevl.png] [Image: ViraYAp.png]
 
In 5th Place, winning B-66 Starter Lost Longinus.N.Sp + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster
 
...

FIREFIRE CPB with 37 points!





[Image: 0I8OkRB.png] [Image: ViraYAp.png]
 
In 3rd & 4th Places, winning Booster Dragoon S.W.X Gold Aniki Ver. + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster
 
...

Wombat with 55 points and @[AaryanBITW] with 45 points!





[Image: Oo07PQy.png] [Image: ViraYAp.png]
 
In 2nd Place, Gold God Bey Zillion Zeus.M.V + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster
 
...

ashton pinto with 74 points!!






[Image: Tris_Retirement_Set2.jpg] [Image: ViraYAp.png] [Image: B_000019.png]
 
In 1st Place, winning Tri's MFB Collection + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + B-15 Random Booster Vol. 1 Full Set + free Bit Booster
 
...

...

...

Jimmyjazz39 with 77 points!!!





Congratulations to all of you for yet another awesome Scavenger Hunt this year! It was a very tight race until the very end, but ultimately we hope that you had fun!

As always, to claim your prizes, send a private message to Kei with what you won as well as your shipping address.




Happy WBO Anniversary again!
January 2017 Beyblade Burst Giveaway:
B-69 Booster Jail Jormungand.I.Cy

BLADER PASSPORT HOLDERS ONLY


The exciting new Booster–B-69 Booster Jail Jormungand.I.Cy–with the re-released version of the rare Jail Jormungand Layer and brand new Cycle Driver was just released and we would like to give you a chance to win one! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the January 2017 Beyblade Burst giveaway for a chance to win this new Booster! 

Remember, this giveaway is only open to Passport Holders. If you hold one of these, simply post in this thread once for a chance to win! If not, your post will unfortunately be deleted.

The fun doesn’t just stop there, the winner can also claim one Bit Booster of their choice:
  • Bit Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Bit Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Bit Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Bit Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Bit Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Bit Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]
  • Bit Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Bit Booster AMBER [Image: faceboosteramber.png]
  • Bit Booster VIOLET [Image: faceboosterviolet.png]
  • Bit Booster JADE [Image: faceboosterjade.png]
  • Bit Booster JET [Image: faceboosterjet.png]
  • Bit Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png]
  • Bit Booster AMETHYST [Image: Face_Booster_AMETHYST.png]
  • Bit Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: Face_Booster_SAPPHIRE.png]
  • Bit Booster EMERALD [Image: Face_Booster_EMERALD.png]
  • Bit Booster RUBY [Image: Face_Booster_RUBY.png]
  • Bit Booster ONYX [Image: Face_Booster_ONYX.png]
  • Bit Booster DRIVER[Image: h9jFJhE.png]
.. or try your luck with our new selection of Bit Boosters!:
  • Bit Booster GARNET [Image: TPWnL0l.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURITE [Image: btnxiVU.png]

This Beyblade giveaway will run for 10 days until January 31 2017, 11:59:59 EST. Entries after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the closing date and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everybody!
December 2016 Beyblade Burst Giveaway:
Dragoon S CoroCoro Aniki Ver. & B-66 Starter Lost Longinus .N.Sp

BLADER PASSPORT HOLDERS ONLY


Happy Anniversary World Bladers!

Continuing on from the amazing anniversary celebrations, we’re giving three of you lucky Passport Holders a chance to win some new Burst releases! One of you lucky members will receive the coveted Dragoon S CoroCoro Aniki Ver., and two runner-ups will receive the slick B-66 Starter Lost Longinus .N.Sp! Three prizes? Wow!  

Remember, this giveaway is only open to Passport Holders. If you hold one of these, simply post in this thread once for a chance to win! If not, your post will unfortunately be deleted.

The fun doesn’t just stop there, the winners can also claim one Bit Booster of their choice:
  • Bit Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Bit Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Bit Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Bit Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Bit Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Bit Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]
  • Bit Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Bit Booster AMBER [Image: faceboosteramber.png]
  • Bit Booster VIOLET [Image: faceboosterviolet.png]
  • Bit Booster JADE [Image: faceboosterjade.png]
  • Bit Booster JET [Image: faceboosterjet.png]
  • Bit Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png]
  • Bit Booster AMETHYST [Image: Face_Booster_AMETHYST.png]
  • Bit Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: Face_Booster_SAPPHIRE.png]
  • Bit Booster EMERALD [Image: Face_Booster_EMERALD.png]
  • Bit Booster RUBY [Image: Face_Booster_RUBY.png]
  • Bit Booster ONYX [Image: Face_Booster_ONYX.png]
  • Bit Booster DRIVER[Image: h9jFJhE.png]
.. or try your luck with our new selection of Bit Boosters!:
  • Bit Booster GENERATIONS Vol.1 [Image: TAFQJN6.png]
  • Bit Booster GARNET [Image: TPWnL0l.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURITE [Image: btnxiVU.png]

This Beyblade giveaway will run for an extended period until January 1 2017, 11:59:59 EST. Entries after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the closing date and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!


Good luck everybody!
For our seventh anniversary, we changed our logo. For our eighth, we changed everything else to match.

We’re not just unveiling a radical mobile-responsive redesign of our site, or just launching new tournament formats and resources for players and organizers, or just giving away/making you fight for tons of rare Beyblade gear.

(Although we are doing all of those things.)

We’re also building a WBO for bladers who haven’t yet launched their first bey. For fans who are going to watch the new anime and fall in love with the idea of a world where they can go to tournaments, meet rivals and fight intense battles.

That desire was what drove me to create the WBO in the first place, and it's what drove us to undertake this ambitious relaunch. While working with Takafumi on our new characters (cool, huh?), he said to me: “Beyblade... and another hobby toys are the best tool of peace and smile of all peoples, I believe.” 

Unfortunately, it's impossible to not mention that we were down for a very long time, and some parts of the site are still buggy or unfinished. Battles and awards will be back on your profiles soon, promise! In the meantime, please enjoy the giant bio space where you can write anything you want and link to as much stuff as you want. :) I really appreciate your patience as we continue polishing out the rough edges.

But this isn't the finish line for us; it's just the start. You won't be waiting eight years to see big improvements. Actually, you won't even be waiting eight weeks! The whole purpose of this redesign was to give us a platform we could easily, rapidly build upon in the future.

Welcome to the new WBO.

What's new on worldbeyblade.org:



- Meet Taka & Fumi: WBO x Takafumi Adachi original characters

- IMPORTANT: New formats and rules for all WBO Beyblade tournaments

- Scavenger Hunt 2016: HUGE MFB lot, golden Burst Beys, and more!

- IMPORTANT: SUPPORT WBO 2017! Get Takafumi t-shirts + totes, Bit Booster Generations, and ...

To the peace and smiles of all bladers,

– Bey Brad
2016 isn't complete without a new Scavenger Hunt to celebrate the World Beyblade Organization's 8th anniversary!
 
 
What's a WBO Scavenger Hunt? You'll find below a list of challenges to do and random questions to answer. Depending on how many of those tasks you did properly or answered correctly, you rank your score among all other participants and the Members with the highest scores win prizes! However, even if you don't have enough for a physical prize, it's almost guaranteed that you will win Face Boosters!
 
To add points to your score, send a private message to Kai-V with the proof of your achieved tasks. Please follow these rules though:
- Try to limit the number of messages you send. Wait until you are able to submit a few things at once rather than sending multiple small private messages.
- Make sure to search thoroughly before submitting your answers.
- Play fair, don't share your answers with other players!
 
For now, there are no limits to the number of attempts you can make, and you will receive a reply validating or invalidating your answers. Depending on how many entries are submitted, this could change.
 
 
A scoreboard will be posted at least once midway into the Scavenger Hunt period, to let you gauge how many more points you should try to gain to reach a good position for prizes compared to other participants. You have until January 14th 2016 11:59:59 PM EST to send the proof of your achievements and your answers. Anything sent after that deadline will not count even if the task was technically done beforehand. 
 
 
Here are the goods this year!
 

 
Prizes
 
Here are the prizes you can win if you reach the top of the scoreboard!
 
 
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  • 1st Place: Tri's MFB Collection + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + B-15 Random Booster Vol. 1 Full Set + free Bit Booster
 
 
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  • 2nd Place: Gold God Bey Zillion Zeus.M.V + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster
 
 
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  • 3rd-4th Places: Booster Dragoon S.W.X Gold Aniki Ver. + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster
 
 
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  • 5th Place: B-66 Starter Lost Longinus.N.Sp + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster
 
 
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  • 6th-7th Places: Booster Dranzer S.S.T + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster
 

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  • 8th Place: B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster
 

 
That's the list... for now!
 
 
As you can see, the exclusive Bit Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png] is back on this special occasion, and you can get one if you can gather at least 8 points in this Scavenger Hunt!
 
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Additionally, once you've gathered 3 points at least, you will automatically receive one of the marvelous Anniversary Bits 2016!

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That's right, you will randomly receive either of these Taka and Fumi versions and you can trade with another person's version later on if you want!
 
 
Even if you can't reach the top 10, don't worry, you can also exchange your points for Bit Boosters! Here's what's needed:
 
These Bit Boosters will cost 5 points each.
  • Bit Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Bit Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Bit Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Bit Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Bit Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Bit Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]
  • Bit Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Bit Booster AMBER [Image: faceboosteramber.png]
  • Bit Booster VIOLET [Image: faceboosterviolet.png]
  • Bit Booster JADE [Image: faceboosterjade.png]
  • Bit Booster DRIVER [Image: faceboosterdriver.png]
 
And you can get the following for 7 points each:
  • Bit Booster AZURITE [Image: Bit-Booster-Azurite.png]
  • Bit Booster GARNET [Image: Bit-Booster-Garnet-2.png]
 
Everyone can obtain Bit Boosters as long as you have enough points, even if you are in the top 10 and that you are already gettting a free Bit Booster with your prize!
 

 
Goals & Questions
 
Below is the pool of tasks you must try to do and questions you have to search answers for:
 
 
  • Host or participate in at least one approved tournament (4 Points)
  • Submit a photo of four or more people playing Beyblade with a sign reading “Happy Anniversary WBO!” (3 Points)
  • Write a usable draft for a part not already published on Beyblade Wiki (2 Points – unlimited)
  • Write a detailed tournament report for Beyblade Wiki — click here for an example. (4 Points – unlimited)
  • Share a Beyblade Wiki article in a relevant context (requires proof such as a screenshot) (1 Point)
  • Share a BeyChannel video in a relevant context (requires proof such as screenshot) (1 Point)
  • Receive an additional, new Bit (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Which Face Contest received the lowest number of entries? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Which Face Contest received the most entries? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Name at least 4 entities we collaborated with in the past 8 years. (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Name all sprites we used as forum icons.  (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: What is many Bladers' favorite song for Beyblade AMVs? (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on the WBO's Instagram account: Which of our Instagram posts has the most likes? (1 Point)
    Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Whose writing was the color of Yggdrasil? (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: What had Anubis gifted Bey Brad? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Who built a real-life Cyber Dranzer? (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on Beyblade Wiki: Which three articles were the most visited in November 2016? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on Beyblade Wiki: What is Kai and Dranzer's unlucky number in the anime? (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Who created Beyblade? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: This composer for Bakuten Shoot Beyblade also worked on an infamous Japanese RPG. (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Which WBO Committee member has been on the team the longest? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on Beyblade Wiki: As of November 2016, what single letters are yet to be used for Forge Discs? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on Takafumi Adachi's websites: When did Metal Fight Beyblade author Takafumi Adachi switch to illustrating digitally? (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on Takafumi Adachi's websites: When asked the question “Is Ryuuga alive or dead?” by fans, how did Metal Fight Beyblade author Takafumi Adachi respond? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on Takafumi Adachi's websites: Which Metal Fight Beyblade characters did author Takafumi Adachi say were his favorite to draw? (1 Point)
  • Write a poem about Beyblade. (1 Point) For more points, sing/rap/recite with some passion this poem in a video and share it on social media! (2 Points)
  • Draw your favorite Beyblade character and share your drawing on social media. (2 Points)
  • Upload a video of you trying to explain Beyblade customization to a kid younger than 5 years old. (2 Points) If you can and if you're game, add a segment right after where you try to do the same thing but to an adult. (2 Points)
  • Upload a video to YouTube of you doing a trick with a Beyblade. (2 Points)
  • Upload a video to YouTube of how  your Beyblade collection is stored. (2 Points)
  • Upload a video to Youtube showing your experience at an Official WBO Organized Play Event and post it on the WBO and share it on social media (requires proof such as a screenshot, minimum length: 2 minutes). (3 Points)
  • Upload a video to Youtube showcasing a complete BeyBattle from an Official WBO Organized Play Event with commentary from you/players regarding the match-up/outcome on the video or in the post. Post it on the WBO and share it on social media (requires proof such as a screenshot). (3 Points)
  • Share your best memory of Beyblade on social media and tag the @worldbeyblade.org page in your post. (1 Point)
  • Share your best memory of the World Beyblade Organization on Facebook and tag the World Beyblade Organization page in your post. (1 Point)
  • Tweet @worldbeyblade about your favorite feature on our brand new website! (1 Point)
  • Upload a video to YouTube where you talk about one of your best memories of the World Beyblade Organization and share it on social media. (2 Points)
  • Post a tournament report in the appropriate event thread or in the WBO Organized Play Random Thoughts topic. (2 Points)
  • Submit a BeyChannel-ready tournament video to the WBO. Details on how to do so can be found here (Limit: one video per tournament. If you collaborate with another member in editing/shooting footage, you can split the points). (4 Points)
  • Draw fanart of Taka and Fumi and post it in the Taka & Fumi topic. (2 Points)
  • Write a new bio for your profile of at least 50 words, excluding links. (1 Point)
  • Post a holiday-themed Beyblade photo and post it in the Photo Gallery thread (1 Point) on Instagram tagged #worldbeyblade. 1 Point) Not celebrating a holiday? Every day is Beyblade day.
 
 
 
For prizes and questions alike, we will probably add more before the end of the deadline, so stay tuned for easy ways to win even more prizes!
 
 

 
 
We wish you the best of lucks in your road to the treasures awaiting you!
 
Happy Anniversary!
Today we revealed our worldbeyblade.org redesign and complete rewrites of most of our rule books and resources, all in the name of creating a better experience for all bladers. It couldn’t come at a better time: Beyblade Burst is already out in Canada, and a worldwide release is mere just on the horizon. We’ll experience a huge boom in membership, and we’re excited to take it on.

But our investment in the future has left us little for the present, with our funds hitting their lowest levels in years. We’re asking bladers everywhere to help our volunteer organization keep running amazing events, giving away tons of great Beyblade gear, and building the ultimate online experience for Beyblade fans.

And speaking of great Beyblade gear … we worked with Takafumi Adachi, creator of Metal Fight Beyblade/Beyblade Metal Fusion, to create original character artwork for the World Beyblade Organization. (More info on that here.) This crossover between one of Beyblade’s legendary artists and the passion of a fan community is monumental, and we’re thrilled to make it available to you.

As you can see above, we've made some awesome t-shirts using Takafumi's artwork, along with this great double-sided tote bag:



Get any WBO x Takafumi Adachi t-shirt or tote bag for $35 USD and receive 3x Bit Booster Generations Vol. I — a collection consisting of highly sought-after Bits from all eras of Beyblade’s history, old and new!


Bit Booster Generations Vol. I is also available to anyone who’d like to make a donation of $5 (x1) or $10 (x3). Just send a Paypal donation to donate@worldbeyblade.org and include your username in the note.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

Your contributions make it possible for us to do cool stuff on the web (as you’ve seen today), fulfill our goals of shipping kits full of Beyblade gear and organizer resources to local Beyblade communities, and run bigger and better events at a time when we are most poised for success.



Finally, for those most dedicated lifetime bladers, we’re making available the Eternal Passport: a lifetime membership to WBO Beyblade tournaments and Passport-exclusive giveaways.



In exchange for your generosity and dedication, you’ll also receive the Eternal Bit and an exclusive WBO x Takafumi Adachi “Eternal” Hoodie, complete with custom username detailing on the back, along with WBO cards and stickers.


When I founded worldbeyblade.org, it was already my third attempt to create a Beyblade tournament organization. I had toyed with the idea before, under the name International Beyblade Association, but it just never clicked. Until 8 years ago, it did. It did and all of this crazy stuff happened and now we’re here.

We built an international Beyblade tournament-sanctioning organization, complete with online battle tracking. We worked with the artist of Metal Fight Beyblade. We’re basically making anime real, here. The WBO is the only place on earth where this could happen, and the generosity of our community is what has made that possible so far.

So if you can, please consider showing your support at this time when we need it most, while getting a killer piece of Beyblade history to keep with you. (But if you want something to keep with you for free, check out the Taka & Fumi thread, where we’ve made some wallpapers available!)
A few months ago, Kai-V and I had a crazy idea. What if we could get Takafumi Adachi, author of the Metal Fight Beyblade series and creator of legendary characters like Ginga Hagane, Ryuuga, and Zero to draw character art for the WBO?

Life lesson: sometimes all you have to do is ask. Takafumi was thrilled at the opportunity to lend us his talent. I collaborated with close friend and artist Valérie Bastille to create character design sheets for Takafumi to base his illustrations off of. Once Takafumi sent us his lineart, she took care of the coloring, too. Check her stuff out!



We named the characters Taka and Fumi very obviously in honour to the immense contributions that Takafumi has made not only here to the WBO, but to the world of Beyblade at large due to his impactful work on Metal Fight Beyblade.

Takafumi’s distinctive way of capturing motion and power make his style a perfect fit for a franchise that’s all about stuff spinning real fast and hitting each other. He was also a true pleasure to work with, a man of extreme kindness and talent.



Taka and Fumi aren’t just “mascots” for us; they’re a representation of the fighting spirits of bladers all over the world, and the core of our visual identity going forward. Expect to see them around a lot, in new cards, stickers, and more. We’re extremely honoured to have received this gift from Takafumi himself.

What do you think of this collaboration? Reply with your thoughts, and feel to share your own art of Taka and Fumi here as well! We also made some wallpapers you can use on your desktop or mobile device!
Realizing that the way the WBO runs tournaments has changed very little in the past eight years that we’ve existed, earlier this year we embarked on an initiative to re-evaluate the way WBO tournaments are run. Starting in early September, we began running “Experimental Format” unranked tournaments in different WBO communities to test new rules.

Through continuous discussion and feedback from the community, and experimentation and refinement conducted via our test tournaments over the past several months, we have decided upon a final version of rule changes for WBO Organized Play that are now available to use optionally for ranked events (where applicable) for all formats (PLA, HMS, MFB, LTD, ZRG, BST), but will be mandatory effective January 1, 2017.


What were our goals?
  • Make improvements that would help provide clearer guidelines for the formats we allow to be played and when they are to be used, including a new format for less than seven players.
  • Essentially eliminate the potential for an endless loop of win-percentage destroying tiebreakers at the end of the first stage of a tournament and provide clearer, standardized direction for the final stage of all events.
  • Introduce a more fun and strategic way of playing for top bladers who reach the finals of our tournaments: Deck Format.
  • Allow the option for each players BeyRank to mean something significant in a real competitive sense through the introduction of seeding, something which is standard among many other competitive games.
  • Burst Format: Re-evaluate the status of Odin’s ban.
 


New All Format Rules [Available Now, Mandatory 1/1/2017]
Quote:Format Guidelines
8–11 players - Round Robin
6–10 round first stage / Top 4 single elimination deck rotation finals (+3rd Place BeyBattle)

12–16 players - Block Round Robin
5–7 round first stage / Top 4 single elimination deck rotation finals (+3rd Place BeyBattle)

17+ players - Swiss
5+ rounds first stage / Top 8 single elimination deck rotation finals (+3rd Place BeyBattle)

Deck Format Final Stage
A special set of rules used in the final stages of WBO Beyblade tournaments that allows you to strategically switch between Beyblade combinations during the match.

Scoring
Matches are to 5 points. Out-spins are worth 1 point; knock-outs and bursts (for Burst Format only) are worth 2 points. If your Beyblade exits the stadium without making contact with the opposing Beyblade they’ll receive 1 point.

Deck Building
During deck building, you build up to 3 Beyblades with no repeated parts that will make up your deck. Once you’ve assembled your desired deck, you can declare that your deck is ready. The judge will inspect your deck. Before the match begins, both bladers will inspect each other’s decks. Then the Beyblade selection phase happens in secret as normal.

Replays
After each round, the loser is asked if they want a replay, which bars both bladers from switching their Beyblade in the next round. Replays do not alter the result of the previous round; a loss is still a loss, and you can’t replay once you’ve lost the match.

Switching
If a replay is declined, both bladers may switch Beyblades before the next round. The winner of the previous round must declare first if they will switch. If they will switch, they must make their selection and then show it to the opponent. The loser then has the option to switch their Beyblade for another Beyblade in their deck; however, they are not obligated to.

Seeding by BeyRank
Seeding is the initial placement of players in tournament brackets that determines who they face first. Organizers are encouraged to seed bladers based on their BeyRank, as is the standard for competitive games worldwide.

Order of Seeding
1. BeyRank of registered attendees, collected from the website the night of/morning before an event.
2. Existing WBO players with unknown ranks
3. New players

However, random seeding is permitted for tournaments with under 17 players.

Seeding can be easily controlled when using Challonge to run your tournament. Seeding of participants is controlled by the order of the list of participants from top to bottom. The first player on the list will be the top seed in the tournament, and the last player on the list will be the bottom seed.

Seeding in the Final Stage
In the final stage, players are seeded based on their rank in the standings of the first stage of the tournament.

Tiebreakers
Ties when advancing to the final stage are broken by the outcome of previous matches in the tournament between two tied players [winner moves on]. If players are still tied after this, proceed to the second tiebreak procedure:

Round Robin/Group Round Robin: Perform a tiebreak BeyBattle (or round robin in the case of three or more tied participants) to determine who will advance to the finals. Note these battles separately from Challonge. They will not count for BeyPoints when these rules are moved out of the experimental stage, but should be included when submitting results afterwards.

Swiss: Median-Buchholz score in Challonge. Whichever player has a higher score will advance to the finals.

Challonge
Challonge usage is optional, but heavily encouraged.

Challonge is a popular tournament management platform that can be accessed from any device with an internet connection. It streamlines the process of running tournaments by automatically generating brackets for any format, keep track of scores, seed players, determine tiebreakers, and more.

Organizers that use Challonge consistently run faster and more efficient tournaments, and all organizers are encouraged to use it. However, it is not mandatory and printable tournament materials are provided for organizers who would rather not use Challonge.

Burst Format: Odin Unbanned
The Odin Layer is now unbanned for Burst Format.

After becoming available throughout several different Experimental Format events in different communities, Odin proved itself to no longer be a centralizing piece of the game as it once did nearly a year ago when it was first banned. The metagame did not shift to revolve around it being available in the Experimental Format events, and its weakness to many Attack types was noticeable. It’s still a good Layer, but the game and our community has evolved beyond it now, making it a reasonable choice to move forward and revoke the ban.


Introducing Club Format, An Unranked, Free Format for 4-7 Players [Available Now]
Quote:This format allows for groups of 4-7 Bladers to play in free-to-enter, unranked tournaments. Prize reimbursement is not provided for these events, but the winners of each event have an opportunity to earn a Credit and a series of special Club Format Bits.

Rules
  • No Entry Fee
  • 2 Club Format events per region each month maximum
  • 4-7 Participants Only
  • Hosts must submit results spreadsheet and winning combinations like a regular tournament, and a mandatory group photo.
  • Prize reimbursement not provided
  • Winner: +1 Credit and Club Ace Bit (1 Club Format Win) OR if applicable Club Champion Bit (10 Club Format Wins) and Club Master Bit (25 Club Format Wins). Players cannot earn more than one of each Club Format Bit.
 
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Available Formats
  • Unranked Winning Streak Format: Players line up and compete is single round BeyBattles (one at a time) for 20 minutes. After the first round (match up is determined by BeyRank as described below or randomly), the winner stays at the stadium, loser goes to the back of the line and the winner plays the next person in line. 30 seconds maximum for both players to choose combinations before each round. At the end of the 20 minutes, the player with the most round wins is the victor. OR
  • Unranked Round Robin Deck Format
  • Optional: Players seeded by BeyRank (top seeds play first in Winning Streak Format)

With these new rules now available (and soon to become mandatory on January 1st, 2017) for all ranked (where applicable) WBO tournaments, we will be continue keeping a close eye on how things play out from this point. We are open to making rule modifications after we've had a chance to see this in action in ranked tournaments for some time, but are confident that at the very least, what we have proposed here is credible and fair to be adopted as the standard for our events moving forward.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please direct them towards this thread.

A big thank you to everyone who played a part in either formulating, testing, or discussing these rule changes. This was truly a community effort! Special thanks go to Cake, Wombat, and Beylon for their constant feedback and consistently deep and insightful thoughts on everything at each step of the way.


Plastic Format: Screw Zeus Legality Update
WBO Plastic Format Rulebook Wrote:Screw Zeus (Zeus)
  • The combination of Screw Zeus with Attack Rings that visibly do not fit, cause the parts to bend from their original shape, or do not sit level with each other is forbidden. One example of this is Dragon Breaker.
  • The combination of Screw Zeus on SG Free Wing Base with Weight Disks that visibly do not fit and cause the parts to bend from their original shape or do not sit level with each other is forbidden.

It took us a little while (sorry about that!), but we have also added in an update on the legality of Screw Zeus in conjunction with Attack Rings and SG Free Wing Base. We realize the current wording above is slightly vague in that it does not provide a comprehensive list of compatible/incompatible parts.

There is a list posted in the thread I linked to above outlining at least some of these compatibilities/incompatibilities with Attack Rings, but I'm not sure if it is comprehensive and completely verified yet. I also do not believe we have a list of Weight Disks that will work and won't work with Screw Zeus + SG Free Wing Base. If we can come to a conclusion as a community on a complete list for both of these cases, we would be happy to add it to the rulebook.

For now however, this should hopefully make it clear in general that using Screw Zeus in situations where it feels forced to make it fit with the other parts it is being assembled with is forbidden.


Brand New Official Rulebooks
To coincide with all of these changes, we've also put together brand new rulebooks for all WBO Organized Play Formats. The Universal Rules are no more!: 

Organizers' Guide
Additionally, all WBO Organizers should read our new Organizers' Guide for more detailed information about how to run tournaments with Challonge, prize reimbursement, tournament management, post-tournament responsibilities, and more.
worldbeyblade.org will be temporarily inaccessible for up to 24 hours starting at 1 PM EST on Saturday, December 3rd, as we add a few new things to the site.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but hope you'll stop by on December 4th — which is, incidentally, our 8th anniversary. Who knew?
On December 3rd, we'll be removing the existing map feature of the site. In its place we'll be launching a new location notifications system that works a lot more simply:

– You put your location information into your profile
– When there's a tournament near your location, you'll receive an on-site or email notification

That's it. User locations will no longer be publicly visible. Instead, tournament organizers will have access to an additional "address" field when they create new tournament threads that will be used to locate nearby users. This all will happen automatically.

As a consequence of the removal of this feature, we will be removing the "stores" feature as well. While much of the information is out of date, members who want to retain information from that section should do so immediately, as it will not be accessible in the new interface.

We're really excited to launch a location and tournament notifications system that will make it way more seamless for bladers to know when there's a tournament near them. All of this — and more great stuff — is soon to come.
November 2016 Beyblade Burst Giveaway: B-63 Booster Beast Behemoth .H.H
BLADER PASSPORT HOLDERS ONLY



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Hey World Bladers!

The exciting new booster–B-63 Booster Beast Behemoth .H.H–with the brand new Beast Behemoth Layer and Hold Driver was just released and we would like to give you a chance to win one! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the November 2016 Beyblade Burst giveaway for a chance to win this new Booster!

Bladers who post in this thread and do not possess a Blader Passport will have their posts immediately deleted.

To make things even better, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]
  • Face Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
  • Face Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Face Booster AMBER [Image: faceboosteramber.png]
  • Face Booster VIOLET [Image: faceboosterviolet.png]
  • Face Booster JADE [Image: faceboosterjade.png]
  • Face Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Face Booster JET [Image: faceboosterjet.png]
  • Face Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png]
  • Face Booster AMETHYST [Image: Face_Booster_AMETHYST.png]
  • Face Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: Face_Booster_SAPPHIRE.png]
  • Face Booster EMERALD [Image: Face_Booster_EMERALD.png]
  • Face Booster RUBY [Image: Face_Booster_RUBY.png]
  • Face Booster ONYX [Image: Face_Booster_ONYX.png]
  • Face Booster DRIVER[Image: h9jFJhE.png]

This Beyblade Burst giveaway will run for seven days until November 22nd, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone!
October 2016 Beyblade Burst Giveaway: B-61 Random Booster Vol.4 Quad Quetzalcoatl
BLADER PASSPORT HOLDERS ONLY



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Hey World Bladers!

We know many of you are anticipating the imminent release of B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 Quad Quetzalcoatl and would like to give you a chance to win one and maybe even pull the sought-after Driger S remake, Driger S.H.F! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the October 2016 Beyblade Burst giveaway for a chance to win this new Random Booster!

Bladers who post in this thread and do not possess a Blader Passport will have their posts immediately deleted.

To make things even better, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]
  • Face Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
  • Face Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Face Booster AMBER [Image: faceboosteramber.png]
  • Face Booster VIOLET [Image: faceboosterviolet.png]
  • Face Booster JADE [Image: faceboosterjade.png]
  • Face Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Face Booster JET [Image: faceboosterjet.png]
  • Face Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png]
  • Face Booster AMETHYST [Image: Face_Booster_AMETHYST.png]
  • Face Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: Face_Booster_SAPPHIRE.png]
  • Face Booster EMERALD [Image: Face_Booster_EMERALD.png]
  • Face Booster RUBY [Image: Face_Booster_RUBY.png]
  • Face Booster ONYX [Image: Face_Booster_ONYX.png]
  • Face Booster DRIVER[Image: h9jFJhE.png]

This Beyblade Burst giveaway will run for seven days until October 23rd, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone!
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WBO ORGANIZED PLAY RULING UPDATE:
Hasbro Beyblade Burst Energy Layers & Performance Tips (Drivers) Now Legal + Hasbro Only Burst Format


Hey World Bladers!

We are happy to announce that all Hasbro Beyblade Burst Energy Layers and Performance Tips (Drivers) are now legal for WBO Organized Play!

A few weeks ago in the days following the release of Hasbro’s version of Beyblade Burst, we–in light of the numerous changes to this new version of Beyblade Burst in comparison to TAKARA-TOMY’s release–made the decision to implement a temporary ban on Hasbro’s Energy Layers and Performance Tips so that we could evaluate their impact on the game and make an informed decision on how to handle them moving forward.

We’ve taken the time since then to perform an initial wave of rather thorough testing. Major differences in performance were observed due in part to changed molds, the new slope mechanism, and different plastic used by Hasbro, as expected. However, considering the statistics from the mixed brand testing conducted and several other factors, we have determined that the best way to move forward is to allow Hasbro parts in with our current events.

While the performance of Hasbro parts was in general lower than TAKARA-TOMY's releases, there were several bright spots where certain parts such as Valtryek, Storm Spryzen, or Roktavor performed as well or better than their TAKARA-TOMY counterparts. With this in mind, the new possibilities afforded by parts like this in the metagame helped to make the idea of legalizing Hasbro’s parts a proposition that could help to diversify the options available to Bladers competitively as well.

With all of that being said, the real crux of the issue was that we did not want to alienate or turn away Hasbro-only players from our events. If we want to be successful as an organization once these parts have seen a wider release, Hasbro parts need to be legal. But we also don’t want to alienate our dedicated members who have imported TAKARA-TOMY parts for the past year, so allowing the main Burst Format to be mixed makes the most sense. It’s as simple as that!

Hasbro vs. TAKARA-TOMY Part Compatibility Ruling
And for the sake of clarification: Hasbro Energy Layers cannot be mixed with TAKARA-TOMY Drivers and TAKARA-TOMY Layers cannot be mixed with Hasbro Performance Tips in WBO Organized Play events (Disks/Forge Disks can be used with either brand). Judges are expected to inform players of the incompatibility if they catch it while inspecting their Beyblade prior to the BeyBattle.

New Option for WBO Organizers: Hasbro Only Burst Format
Looking into the future, we do realize that the number of Hasbro-only players in our community will likely outnumber TAKARA-TOMY-only players ultimately. In anticipation of this eventuality, we’ve decided to allow WBO Organizers the option to make their Burst Format events Hasbro-only starting today.

When considering this option, we encourage all WBO Organizers to consider what is best for their individual community and to consult with each member if you can as to what their preference is and whether they are even able to play Hasbro-only yet. Most likely, this will only become a serious option once Hasbro Beyblade Burst has launched locally in your country.

More Information & Discussion
Hey World Bladers!

We are in the midst of a pretty exciting time for the community. Beyblade Burst has launched in Canada and we are working hard on several big projects behind the scenes that we’re excited to show off in the next few months. But in the mean time, we have several other newsworthy items we’d like to announce!

Experimental Burst Format Rule Changes
We recently launched a new set of experimental tournament format rules that we wanted to test the viability of in real events. We haven’t revisited many of the rules for tournament organization in WBO Organized Play since the WBO was launched in 2008, and with Beyblade Burst’s wider international launch on the horizon, now seemed as good a time as any to start evaluating them again. Our goal is to eventually introduce some version of these new changes as the new standard for our WBO Organized Play events.

So far, we have hosted a couple events under these rules in Toronto in North Carolina and gathered initial feedback from both hosts and players. As a result of our discussions, we have put together a revised ruleset for this experimental format:



View Revised Experimental Format Rules



Use of this format is not mandatory and doesn’t include prize reimbursement or rankings, but it has some great perks instead:
  • Entry is free for everyone
  • Faces and Credits are included (except Shards of Amaterios)
  • All entrants will be entered into a Hasbro-themed BeyLotto! Details below.
Please discuss these changes and direct any questions you may have to the Experimental Tournament Format Changes Discussion thread.

Experimental Format Hasbro BeyLotto Giveaway

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Beyond the free entry and Faces and Credits available to participants in experimental format events, all participants will also be entered into a Hasbro Beyblade Burst-themed giveaway!

Three lucky winners will win one of the following Face Boosters:
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  • Face Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Face Booster AMBER [Image: faceboosteramber.png]
  • Face Booster VIOLET [Image: faceboosterviolet.png]
  • Face Booster JADE [Image: faceboosterjade.png]
  • Face Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Face Booster JET [Image: faceboosterjet.png]
  • Face Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png]
  • Face Booster AMETHYST [Image: Face_Booster_AMETHYST.png]
  • Face Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: Face_Booster_SAPPHIRE.png]
  • Face Booster EMERALD [Image: Face_Booster_EMERALD.png]
  • Face Booster RUBY [Image: Face_Booster_RUBY.png]
  • Face Booster ONYX [Image: Face_Booster_ONYX.png]
  • Face Booster DRIVER[Image: h9jFJhE.png]

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Additionally, all three winners will have their choice of receiving one Hasbro Beyblade Burst Starter OR one Hasbro Beyblade Burst Dual Pack! Especially for players living outside of Canada, this is a great opportunity to win some of the brand new Hasbro Beyblade Burst before they are released in your country!


HMS & Plastics Remembrance Day 2016 BeyLotto Results
Speaking of giveaways … here are the results from the HMS & Plastics Remembrance Day 2016 BeyLotto!:

Face Booster Winners:
JesseObre
Jimmyjazz39
U wot m8
MissingNo.
Dobby
ashton pinto
AaryanBITW
JoltCentral


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2nd Prize: Rayx Nikhil
$25 Toku Taku Toys Coupon
towards the purchase of any Plastics or HMS items!

Grand Prize: beymaster15963
$40 Toku Taku Toys Coupon
towards the purchase of any Plastics or HMS items!

For all of the above winners, please post your Face Booster choice in the thread here!

Many thanks to OkinawamTS! beymaster15963 and Rayx Nikhil, please PM him to claim your prize. You can check out the items for sale in his store here:

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Limited Format Ban List v1.5 Effective Now

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Newly Banned
  • CRYSTAL/ELEMENT WHEEL: Dark Knight/Ronin

Newly Unbanned
  • WHEEL: Gravity (and all Perseus Clear Wheels)


Since the previous ban list update was announced a year ago where both Libra and Omega were banned, Dark Knight has risen to prominence in the Limited Format metagame. Its use in powerful Attack types with incredibly wide reach in terms of their ability to KO Beyblades of all heights, its ability to outspin some Defense types if it doesn’t KO them, its ability to be paired with any Zero-G/Shogun Steel Chrome/Warrior Wheel, and being left-spin in a predominantly right-spin series have made it into a choice that is undeniably versatile and safe, making other powerful but less versatile and more specialized Attack types less likely to be used. It is for these reasons that we have chosen to ban Dark Knight for this iteration of the Limited Format ban list.

As for Gravity, it has been banned since it dominated the initial test events for Limited Format nearly three years ago now. At the time this banning faced some level of contention, and even to this day many people have been questioning the ban and clamouring for the chance to use it again. There is however, many other people who have opposed this, and for good reason; Gravity is–like Dark Knight–an incredibly versatile part that can potentially easily be abused, lowering diversity in the format. However, it is possible that several years later with a much different looking ban list for Limited Format and more experience with the pool of parts available that its versatility might no longer be too overwhelming. So for the time being, Gravity will be unbanned, but we will be keeping a watchful eye on how it performs in subsequent Limited Format events, at which point we will evaluate whether it can be allowed to stay unbanned or not.

To discuss this update, possible future updates, and to see the discussion that led to the decisions that were made for this update, please use these threads:

MFB Limited Ban List Discussion (Public)
and the MFB: Limited Discussion forum.


Standard/Limited Format Stadium Legality Updates

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Newly Banned
  • BB-14 BeyStadium Balance Type (also included in the BB-20 Beybattle Try Set)
  • BB-46 BeyStadium Standard Type (red floor)
Newly Unbanned
  • Burst BeyStadium Standard Type
Ruling Update
  • Prior to any BeyBattle, players are permitted to inspect the BeyStadium with the permission of the judge. Once permission has been granted, the player may pick up the stadium and inspect it. Afterwards, it must be placed back into the same position it was originally in on the ground. The existing rules for touching the BeyStadium in any other situation still apply; a judge may grant a round loss if the stadium is intentionally moved/touched without asking for permission.


The BB-14 and BB-46 Stadiums have been banned due to their vastly different designs and lack of ridges to make Attack types viable in comparison to the gameplay and design of the Attack Stadium or any of the other legal stadiums in the format.

To ensure the viability of the Standard and Limited Formats moving into the future when the Attack Stadium may become more scarce (the reduced number of legal Attack Stadiums with the banning of the Sonokong versions also accelerates this eventual problem), and due to the relatively minor differences between the Burst BeyStadium Standard Type and the Attack Stadium, we have also decided to unban the Burst BeyStadium Standard Type for each format.

There has been much recent discussion regarding Sonokong's Attack Type Stadiums that feature a smaller Tornado Ridge and slightly different bowl design. This makes aggressive combos less viable. After considering feedback from players who have used it during official events, and considering the logistical issues of enforcing a ban on a stadium that at first glance appears to be similar to the original mold Attack Stadiums, we decided that the best way forward was to allow for players to inspect any stadium prior to the beginning of a BeyBattle with the judges permission so that they can be made aware of the mold/stadium they are playing in and adjust their strategy accordingly.

PROJECT SOCIAL MEDIA: Submit Tournament Photos & Videos, Earn Face Boosters!
As some of you may or may not have seen, we recently launched a new initiative to help bolster our social media presence and visibility of each of our great communities around the world: PROJECT SOCIAL MEDIA. Help us to do this and you can earn yourself new Face Boosters for your Face Collection!

(Aug. 09, 2016  5:20 PM)Mitsu Wrote: As many of you already know, the WBO runs several social media platforms: a Facebook, Twitter, and an Instagram! We post a broad range of Beyblade-related content, and we share everything from cool Beyblade photos to tournament coverage on a daily basis. Please take a look if you haven't already.

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The WBO team loves experimenting with different types of content when sharing. We do find, however, that we get most of our online attention from our short clips and photos taken at official tournaments. Right now, though, that content isn't properly representative of our massive worldwide community. We want you to help us represent the World Beyblade Organization and show the world what Beyblade is like where you live!

And people like JoJo [Jp0t] have already been helping us do this for our Youtube channel with tournament videos for events like this one in Los Angeles!:



We’d love to share some of your content next! For more information and if you have any questions, please visit the official PROJECT SOCIAL MEDIA thread.


Welcome ~Mana~ to the WBO Committee!
Finally, we’re happy to announce another addition to the WBO Committee: ~Mana~! Many of you should already know him from his position over at the Beyblade Wiki which officially merged with Beywki last year. He has been a WBO Affiliate since, but with all of the work he’s done to date, it made perfect sense for us to take our commitment to the wiki a step further by adding him as an official member of our team!

His primary focus will be to continue managing the wiki itself while also pushing the merger project forward from both a content/article perspective, and a design perspective to help transition the wiki to a design that feels like more of a part of the WBO itself.

But we need all of the help we can get! Feel free to get in touch with him if you’re looking to help out with the wiki, and take a look through the following thread and forum to find out what you can do to help:

The World Beyblade Organization is proud to present Beyblade Battle Cry, a huge two-day event you won't want to miss at Fayetteville Comiccon!

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Veteran Organizer Dark_Mousy invites you to a series of events spread on the weekend of October 15th and 16th 2016 to kick off what we hope to be a tradition!

Located in between Charlotte, Goldsboro and Raleigh in North Carolina, Fayetteville is the home of this new convention event and it is filled with great promises! Livestreaming, battle music, your favorite mix of Burst and Metal Fight Beyblade, great prizes, and much more! So even if you couldn't go, you'll want to tune in on both days to check out the action. But of course, it'll be a ton more fun to be at the event in person!

There'll also be event-exclusive T-shirts sold for $20 and with an additional $5, you can get your own username printed on it too!

Fayetteville Comiccon is an annual gathering to celebrate all geekdom, a perfect mix of Japanese culture and American heroes and shows! Its venue spreads on 72,000 square feet to accomodate all sorts of fan-run events and treat you to some 30 celebrity guests. If you're close to North Carolina, this is a convention you'll want to mark on your calendar each year!

Click the link below or the logo above for more details. Good luck to all!
https://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Beyblad...eville-USA


And that's not it! A few tournaments have happened in the last year inside anime or comics conventions, and we're hoping to step up our game and claim a spot inside more of them anually. All it takes is for one person to get in communication with the convention staff and present the project to them. Even if you don't end up having enough long-term participants for a tournament, you'll be attracting a big audience and recruiting, which is good for your local Beyblade scene and the convention! If you're really far from North Carolina and that you're interested in organizing an event inside your regional convention, we can help you and we encourage you to put your foot in the doorway! Visit this thread to know how to get started.
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Hey World Bladers!

We figured it’s been way too long since our last “Monthly” Passport Holder Giveaway, and that now is as good a time as any to bring them back with the release of B-59 Zillion Zeus I.W. on the horizon! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the September 2016 giveaway for a chance to win this really cool Beyblade!

Bladers who post in this thread and do not possess a Blader Passport will have their posts immediately deleted.

To make things even better, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
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  • Face Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
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This contest will run for seven days until September 18th, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone!
It seems like unfortunately the USA will have to wait a while longer before being able to take part in the hype. Only Canada will have Beyblade Burst products by Hasbro sold in stores until January 2017, starting this September. As for Europe and Latin America, the release is planned for later in 2017.

Here's the quote from the press release, which contains complete details on Hasbro's Beyblade Burst rollout:

Quote:The BEYBLADE BURST line will be available in Canada at Toys“R”Us in September, followed by additional retailers in Canada later in 2016. The BEYBLADE BURST line will hit shelves in the U.S. in January 2017 with Europe, Latin America and certain other markets to follow in 2017.

Here is also finally the trailer for the Beyblade Burst products:

http://mms.businesswire.com/media/201609...download=1





As you might have seen, we also have the first preview of the television show for Beyblade Burst in English dub:



It'll start being broadcast this Saturday, September 10th, at 3:00 PM EST on Teletoon in Canada. There's no word yet on which channel will broadcast Beyblade Burst in the United States of America and when.
WBO members @[1234beyblade] and @[Kei] got their hands on the new Hasbro Beyblade Burst releases as well, and we have some really strange and unfortunate news: Hasbro's Beyblade Burst releases seem to have no teeth at all, but are instead solid parts sloped at an incline. Each Layer has a unique slope to offer different burst-resistance.

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The instruction guide also includes a note that "bursting is rare", and our preliminary tests indicate the same. There's no indication that this design bursts more often than the Japanese designs.

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We can also now confirm that there is no cross-compatibility between Hasbro and Takara-Tomy parts with the exception of Disks. Hasbro Energy Layers work with Hasbro Performance Tips, and Takara-Tomy Layers work with Takara-Tomy Drivers.

However, Japanese launchers will work.
Earlier in the week it was confirmed that Canadian cartoon network Teletoon would start airing Beyblade Burst on September 10th, so it's only appropriate that the Hasbro release of Beyblade Burst has been spotted there first.

These are the first photos of Hasbro's Beyblade Burst releases available anywhere. Beyblade Burst has been spotted on shelves in Toronto, Ontario. These photos were provided to us by @[pyrus10000].

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Earlier, Instagram user p3t3rparkour (spotted by @[Hato]) posted the first images we'd seen of Hasbro's Burst releases:

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We also see the original Valkyrie (now Valtryek) Layer on the back of the box:

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These images confirm that Hasbro will be releasing the earlier "Basic Bey" models including Valkyrie, which is notorious for its fragile teeth that wear down after just a few battles, causing it to burst more easily. What remains to be seen is if Hasbro has addressed this issue. However, these haven't been spotted in stores yet.

In one final bit of disappointing news (although the stadium will likely prove to be a disappointment later on), Hasbro has made the bizarre decision to change the names of the parts from names like "Boost" to "D01" which literally just means "Disk 1".

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The "Variable" Driver (now Performance Tip) is now TA06. Despite the D01 Disk having a B on it and the TA06 Disk having a V on it. We had seen these part names in the mobile game already, but it's disappointing to see them in the real product line.

Overall, Hasbro seems to be diverging from Takara-Tomy's original concept and branding more than ever. What remains to be seen is how the products themselves hold up.
We’ve been anticipating Hasbro's release of Beyblade Burst ever since it was announced at New York Toy Fair in February, and today we got the first glimpse of its release … in the form of a mistakenly-released iOS app.

If you haven't already been reading posts around the site, we've recently learnt about some pretty interesting updates:

Details on Hasbro's version of the Beyblade Burst App!

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While similar in someways to Takara Tomy's own Beyblade Burst app, it is also very different in most.

Unlike Takara Tomy's app that simply adds basic functionality and code-scanning on top of the website, Hasbro's app introduces a battling component — which obviously gives off a similar vibe to BeybladeBattles.com — as well as Stats, a virtual Store, Battle History and Beyblade Levels.

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By selecting one of your four Beyblades, tap the crossed swords. You are given the options of Training, Multiplayer and playing in a Tournament style (which both aren't released to the public just yet).

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When the Training option is tapped, you are given the choices of facing either a Custom Opponent, a Random Opponent or a Recent Opponent (which will lead you to a page with previous customization you've played).

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The rules to win are pretty easy to learn. First to three points: Burst Finishes are worth 2 points and Survivor Finishes (outspinning the opposing Beyblade) 1 point.

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To adjust your Launcher, slide it across the screen to your liking. While the feature is there, however, it really isn't entirely useful or necessary to win a BeyBattle. To launch, fill the meter below by tapping the needle when it enters the ''hot zone''. This will give you the edge in stamina as well as a spin bonus.

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There are also other ways to get the upperhand in battle. These include Energy Orbs and Avatar Attacks.

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Name Changes!

With the new Beyblade Burst app came with it a ton of name changes!

Valkyrie is renamed Valtryek.
Spriggan is renamed Spryzen.
Kerbeus remains unchanged.
Ragnaruk is renamed Roktavor.
Deathscyther is renamed Doomscizor.
Horusood remains unchanged.
Odin is renamed Odax.
Neptune is renamed Nepstrius.
Unicorn is renamed Unicrest.
Wyvern is renamed Wyvron.

Victory Valkyrie is renamed Valtryek V2.
Storm Spriggan is renamed Spryzen S2.
Kaiser Kerbeus is renamed Kerbeus K2.
Rising Ragnaruk is renamed Roktavor R2.

Layers are renamed Energy Layers.
Discs are renamed Forge Discs.
Drivers are is renamed Performance Tips.

Survive = TS01
Revolve = TS05
Press = TD04
Massive = TD02
Fusion = TB01
Edge = TS03
Defense = TD01
Blow = TA03
Accel = TA01
Zephyr = TB02
Variable = TA06
Unite = TB03

(S, D, A and B presumably stand for Stamina, Defense, Attack and Balance.)

Central = D08
Boost = D01
Armed = D10
Wing = D05
Spread = D06
Ring = D09
Oval = D13
Limited = D04
Knuckle = D02
Heavy = D07
Gravity = D03

All of these pieces are available in game.

While some of the names pretty interesting, we haven't really seen any amazing reactions to them. Most of these will be definite changes for those who had adjusted to the original names. Doomscizor was without a doubt the craziest to most!



That's it for now, Bladers! What do you think of all these new — yet overwhelming — changes? Hopefully we'll be seeing some physical ones at stores in the near future!

Hey World Bladers!

As many of you already know, the WBO runs several social media platforms: a Facebook, Twitter, and an Instagram! We post a broad range of Beyblade-related content, and we share everything from cool Beyblade photos to tournament coverage on a daily basis. Please take a look if you haven't already.

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The WBO team loves experimenting with different types of content when sharing. We do find, however, that we get most of our online attention from our short clips and photos taken at official tournaments. Right now, though, that content isn't properly representative of our massive worldwide community. We want you to help us represent the World Beyblade Organization and show the world what Beyblade is like where you live!

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We're putting out an open call to all Bladers: please take and share photos and videos from your official WBO sanctioned events with us! Anything from cool photos of Beyblades to full-on BeyBattle coverage should be sent to cadney or Mitsu via WBO private message. In addition, we always appreciate receiving photos of the top 3 tournament winners. Whether your local Bladers are gripping a giant launcher or being silly and holding up their fingers, try your best to make your photos and videos as creative as possible. You can also alternate between photo locations to make sure your submitted content never becomes repetitive! If you don't know where to start, check out some of our previous tournament photo albums for reference:
https://www.facebook.com/WorldBeybladeOr...4304104035
https://www.facebook.com/WorldBeybladeOr...4571140008

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Of course, if you decide to help us out, you'll be rewarded! The WBO values quality over quantity, so before contributing, please check that your photos are clear, your videos stable, and your different pieces of content are not excessively repetitive. Most WBO social media contributors use smartphones for tournament coverage, so it's likely that you and your community already have the necessary tools in your hands. To receive your choice of Face Booster, you must submit 15 or more pieces of content. Your contributions will be tracked over several tournaments, and this quota is not determined on a per-tournament basis.

As always, submitting BeyChannel footage is welcome, and, yes, doing so will also grant you a Face Booster of your choice! For a prime example of what videos should look like, here's our latest, edited footage video for BEYBLADE NORTH 2016 (Limited):


You can learn more about submitting BeyChannel footage here: https://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-How-to-...BeyChannel

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Not only will you be helping our community expand, but you'll also be bolstering your Face Booster collection! Wink

To ensure that every tournament participant is comfortable, however, please confirm that they're OK with their image being uploaded to social media. Soliciting permission is always necessary.

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So get your cameras out and start capturing some quality content!

— Mitsu, WBO Staff
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