Hey there World Bladers!

Once again, we've reached the end of another massive year for Beyblade!

Takara-Tomy launched their Cho-Z Layer System, complete with metal elements, and have now begun their invincible Cho-Z Awakening System! Hasbro launched their Slingshock System, adopting a metalless approach to Cho-Z Layers for faster paced battles!

Across the WBO, activity and discussion is at a high, and we've also hosted a whopping 91 WBO sanctioned events across the world this year!

And, after another action-packed year of Beyblade; today, the World Beyblade Organization finally reaches it's 10th Anniversary! We've come a long way since our original press release posted on December 4th, 2008.

And to celebrate this milestone, we've prepared a number of festivities and announcements!

10th Anniversary Celebrations Overview
  • New Year, New Look: Major Theme Updates for WBO X!
  • 10th Anniversary BeyLotto: Win Fabulous Beyblade Burst Prizes!
  • The History of the WBO: 10th Anniversary Interview Series
  • Design Archives of the World Beyblade Organization: 2008 – 2011 (Part 1 of 4)
  • #WBOMemories Contest: Share your Favourite WBO Memories!
  • WBO X Championship 2019: Coming Soon!
  • Beyblade Remembrance 2018 BeyLotto & #BeybladeGenerations Contest Results
  • Entry Fees Waived for WBO Tournaments: January 1st, 2019 - February 3rd, 2019!



New Year, New Look: Major Theme Updates for WBO X!
First, as you may have noticed upon visiting the site, we launched our long-overdue theme rewrite today! As we mentioned back in our 9th Anniversary and BeyDays 2018, this long overdue reintroduces a plethora of features lost in the transition between our Legacy and Responsive themes in 2016, and also introduces some brand-new features as well:

  • Battle Histories on user profiles now allow you to rep your fantastic battle results
  • Tournament Match Listings are now visible on each individual processed event page
  • Tournament Invitations enable Organizers to directly invite Bladers in their community to their events without having to tag them
  • The final version of Organizer Processing, which has enabled Organizers to speed up our ranking processing by submitting their results!
  • And much more!
Click the button below to check out our overview of these changes in more detail.







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10th Anniversary BeyLotto: Win Fabulous Beyblade Burst Prizes!
Our BeyLotto returns once again! Enter for a chance to win some of the most recent Cho-Z Awakening releases like Cho-Z Valkyrie and Cho-Z Achilles!






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The History of the WBO: 10th Anniversary Interview Series
We've also reached out to some of our longstanding and veteran community staff members interviews on their involvement with Beyblade! If you've ever wanted to know how some of us got into Beyblade, look no further!







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Design Archives of the World Beyblade Organization
Over the last 10 years, the WBO has undergone a number of huge design changes, and we're revealing everything in our WBO Archives segment! If you've ever wondered what the WBO could have become with a different design, be sure to check it out!







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#WBOMemories Contest
It's been ten years, so we're certain many of you must have some fond memories of your time with the WBO! We want to hear about them. Answer some questions to earn one entry, or submit a photo and description on Instagram to earn three entries into the draw for a Cho-Z Valkyrie!






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WBO X Championship 2019: Coming Soon!
With 2018-2019 being the WBO's 10th anniversary, we feel that ultimately the best way to celebrate this milestone is to do what we do best: host an awesome Beyblade tournament. Maybe our biggest and best yet.







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Beyblade Remembrance 2018 BeyLotto & #BeybladeGenerations Contest Results
We're also finally announcing the results for our Remembrance 2018 contests! Sorry for the wait!







Entry Fees Waived for WBO Tournaments: January 1st, 2019 - February 3rd, 2019
As usual, let's not forget that we're waiving the fees for all WBO tournaments between January 1st, 2019 and February 3rd, 2019! Make the most of this time to host a few tournaments and bring new Bladers to each of our communities!








Thank you to all World Bladers for your love, dedication and commitment for Beyblade this year! Let's make the 10th Anniversary and the year following it the best yet!
Back in December 2016, we launched a complete WBO rebrand as part of our 8th Anniversary celebrations, which included a brand-new responsive theme across our entire site. But unfortunately, despite all the immense benefits the new design offered, many features were lost in the transition to this design.

As you can see already; today, we launched our much anticipated rewrite of our now-feature-complete Responsive theme, and have also deployed a number of brand-new features to improve your experience across the site!

In this thread, I'll be going over some of our brand-new features and what they mean for you and your communities, as well as touching on a few of our future plans as well.



Battle Histories

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Ever wanted to know exactly how you did in a tournament - the tournament, the result, how many points you gained - all at a glance? Meet our Battle Histories!

Battle Histories are your main point of interest for all of a Blader's tournament progress. By heading over to a Blader's user profile - for example, yours or mine! - you'll be able to see the results of Bladers within any processed tournaments that they've taken part in, alongside a breakdown of their running BeyRank scores and total wins and losses!

Please note that this feature will not appear on the profiles of Bladers who have not participated in any processed events! If you want to build up your Battle History portfolio on your profile, consider joining one of our Organized Play tournaments in your area!



Processed Tournament Pages – Full Match Listing

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Included on event pages for tournaments which have been processed into our rankings (like this one) is a new section at the top called "Tournament Results". Clicking "View Matches" will pull up a window listing all of the matches for all users in that specific tournament.

This way, you now have the ability to not only view a specific set of matches for a specific user (Battle History described above), but the ability to view a specific set of matches for a specific tournament.




Tournament Invitations

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Your tournament thread has been approved, the words "0 Bladers registered" staring into your soul, but there's no easy way to invite Bladers in your community to your tournament!

Well, this one will make Organizers everywhere rejoice! The ability to send Tournament Invitations to other users on site has now been added! Organizers can now click a new "Invite Participants" button located on their tournament thread to instantly send PMs and notifications to chosen Bladers about their event!

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However, as we've carefully mentioned above, this feature is currently only available to Organizers while we test the stress this has on our servers. Hopefully one day we'll be able to open up the criteria further but, for now, this feature should serve as a fantastic tool for Organizers to use to transform that 0 participant count into a 10, 20, or more quickly!
 


Organizer Processing

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We touched on this feature back during BeyDays 2018, and launched it at around the same time as well. So why are we mentioning it again?

Well, Organizer Processing was always designed with our theme rewrite in mind, and we're happy to report that as of today, we've reached our final version of this feature, with full support for the theme rewrite and all the bugs ironed out!

For those who aren't familiar with the feature, Organizer Processing has allowed tournament organizers to enter in the results for tournaments themselves using a specialist tool, and then save them for our Organized Play team to hit the button and process! With this process and new tool, what used to take ~30 minutes per tournament for the Committee to do now takes Organizers and the Organized Play team under a minute to do from start to finish! An incredible improvement!

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And of course, if you find yourself looking at an older tournament thread - perhaps having clicked the link for one in our new Battle Histories feature! - you're now able to see the winners for that event on the top of the thread! The Tournament Results option will also show you the results for all matches that took place within that tournament as well! Go check it out!



Tournament Thread Adjustments

We've been keeping a close eye on the layout of our tournament threads and looking closely into what we can do to streamline and simplify areas for both attendees and Organizers! Ready for an onslaught of quality of life changes for our tournament thread layout? Here we go!

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The Admission Fee box now has a dedicated area for notes pertaining to the admission fee! This is particularly useful for those Organizers who host convention-based tournaments and require all participants to visit somewhere else to get a convention ticket, or for tournaments that take place within a shop and require admission fees to be paid at a specific desk. The possibilities are endless, so use this how you see fit!

We've also made it so the Admission Fee box no longer shows the "Passport admission fee" if both prices are the same. This was a confusing area for attendees of convention-based events specifically, where both prices were almost always the same and raised more questions than answers.

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"Burst Format", "HMS Format", "Plastics Format, "Zero-G Format" - We get it, there's a lot of different Formats in Beyblade, and it's not always easy for everyone to tell if they Beyblades they're collecting are appropriate for a certain tournament. So we've added an image representation for these within this box, along with a button to direct you to the appropriate rulebook! We hope this clears up some of the confusion that can occur when planning what to take from your collection for a specific event!

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With tournaments in the past year hitting an all-time high, it has become harder and harder for Organizers to inform each and every participant about guidelines and registration, so we've taken the liberty to add a "Need-to-Know Information" section! This will appear by default on every single tournament thread, so we hope that these fixed guidelines help our Organizers by making attendees aware of some common questions and concerns, and how to help speed up their registration experience!

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We've revamped our Social Media module and implemented a fancy new interactive module for submitting tournament footage to our Social Media team, as well as an alert to make all attendees aware of the WBO's Photography Policy and their rights to not be included in footage.



General Site Adjustments

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We're not done yet! We've also made some key adjustments to our index and navigation bars to help get you to the information you want to see quicker! Some of our most important resources and locations were difficult to reach, so we've condensed them into handy drop-down menus in the navigation bar to ensure that they're always with you!

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We've also heard you guys loud and clear, and have added a quick option to our Upcoming Tournaments list to jump straight to our main tournaments forum! In the Summer months when we have more tournaments than we can realistically advertise on the main page, you'll thank us!

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In each of the main Beyblade Hobby-related forums, tournament forums, and Discuss worldbeyblade.org we've added featured images to the top right corner to help communicate what the forum is about and make the page just a little bit more visually interesting. Check out all of the forums to see the images in use! These may be changed or new ones may be added over time.

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We've also re-enabled our Forum Rules dropdown within forums with applicable rules! You can find these at the top of a forum, and can be opened with the arrow on the right hand side! We'll be updating these very soon, so stay tuned for that!



So what's next?

What, you want even more?!

Currently, we aren't committing to any specific new features. That said, we're looking at continuing to improve the experience on site for all Bladers and Organizers. As a taster of what we would like to move forward with in the future;
  • Expanding Tournament Invitations to attendees.
  • The ability to send Tournament Invitations to potential participants based on actual locations.
  • For Organizers: Exporting Plain Text List of Participants for Events to help more easily construct Challonge participant lists
  • Further BeyRank system updates!



Thank you for all your patience with this upgrade over the past two years! It's safe to say that you're now using the latest and greatest version of the worldbeyblade.org site yet, and we hope that you enjoy using and browsing it as much as we've enjoyed making it!

WBO X Championship 2019 – Coming Soon

  • Kei
  • Dec. 05, 2018  5:01 AM
World Bladers, Unite.
Event Details Coming Soon


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With 2018-2019 being the WBO's 10th anniversary, we feel that ultimately the best way to celebrate this milestone is to do what we do best: host an awesome Beyblade tournament.

This event is still very early on in the planning stages and we will need help and dedication from all of our members and staff to make it a success. But we are determined to make this one of the best and biggest events we've ever hosted. You can expect multiple regions to be involved in some capacity, but we do not have anything to announce beyond this intention at the moment.

We plan to host this event in the latter half of 2019 and we will announce more details as soon as they become available. Please look forward to it!

A WBO event isn't without a BeyLotto after all! To celebrate our 10th anniversary be sure to enter the BeyLotto for your chance to win a number of awesome prizes including Cho-Z Valkyrie and Cho-Z Achilles!

BeyLotto Rules
  • This BeyLotto is open to all WBO members.
  • You are automatically entered by posting once in this thread (multiple posts will not add multiple entries).
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Prizes are limited to Blader Passport Holders.
  • The entry period will end on January 4th, 2018 at 11:59PM EST.

Earn Extra Entries



Prizes
10 lucky winners will earn themselves some fabulous physical prizes!


10th – 6th: one Random Booster Vol. 13 booster


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5th – 4th: B-127 Starter Cho-Z Valkyrie.Z.Ev

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3rd: B-129 Starter Cho-Z Achilles.00.Dm

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2nd: B-129 Starter Cho-Z Achilles.00.Dm + B-00 Darkness Driger S Burst Ver

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1st: B-128 Beyblade Cho-Z Customise Set + B-00 Zillion Zeus.M.V "Gold Ver." COROCORO Comic Limited


20 other lucky entrants will also win one of the Bit Boosters below!



Bit Boosters
All 30 of our winners will also receive their choice of the following huge list of Bit Boosters:
  • 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: FaceBoosterAMETHYST.png]
  • Bit Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: FaceBoosterSAPPHIRE.png]
  • Bit Booster EMERALD [Image: FaceBoosterEMERALD.png]
  • Bit Booster RUBY [Image: FaceBoosterRUBY.png]
  • Bit Booster ONYX [Image: FaceBoosterONYX.png]
  • Bit Booster DRIVER[Image: faceboosterdriver.png]
  • Bit Booster GARNET [Image: Bit-Booster-Garnet.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURITE [Image: Bit-Booster-Azurite.png]

And finally, all winners, tournament participants, and social media contributors during the BeyLotto period will receive the commemorative Anniversary Bit 2018!

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Good luck, everyone!
Happy 10th anniversary, everyone! Over the many years we've shared at the WBO, we've made tons of memories both online and in person. Fellow Bladers who met at tournaments have, in some cases, become lifelong friends, and many of our Beyblades have led us to exciting victories! To celebrate the memories we've made as a community, it's time for the #WBOMemories contest! From today until January 4th, 2019 @ 11:59pm EST, we want to hear about your favourite WBO memory!

Be sure to read the Contest Rules at the bottom of the post!



How to Earn Entries

Earn 3 Entries: Post Your Favourite WBO Memory Photo on Instagram
We encourage you to be creative with your interpretation of this theme: make it fit your own unique experience in the community! Not sure what to post about? Here are just a few ideas:

  • A silly photo of you and your Beyblade friends at a WBO tournament
  • A picture of a Beyblade you took home a special prize with
  • An image that reminds you of a fun moment you had browsing the WBO forum
  • A video of your most epic tournament victory

Earn 1 Entry: Write About Your Favourite WBO Memories
With this being our 10th anniversary, we thought now would be a great time to share our memories not only through photographs about things we remember fondly over the years, but through writing as well! After all, a big part of our community is this message board online.

Answer at least 10 of the questions below to earn 1 Entry into the contest:

  • Your best day on the WBO:
  • The best year for the WBO in your opinion:
  • Your best tournament you hosted:
  • Your best tournament you participated in:
  • The two Bladers you'd want to see Beybattle the most:
  • Your favorite WBO Member and Why:
  • Your favorite post on the WBO:
  • Your favorite announcement:
  • Your favorite news posted (Beyblade-related or anything else):
  • The post you find funniest:
  • Your saddest moment on the WBO:
  • The occasion you spent the most time on the WBO:
  • Your favorite thing about the WBO:
  • Alternatively, your favorite concrete feature about the WBO:
  • Where you think the WBO will be in one year:
  • The WBO Member you'd like to hang out with:
  • The WBO Member you'd like to play video games with:
  • The WBO Member you'd like to blade with:
  • The WBO Member you'd like to really collaborate with:
  • The collaboration with a specialist or with a company you liked the most:



Contest Rules

Four winners will be picked randomly at the end of the contest (see prize distribution below). The fifth winner (that posted a WBO Memory to Instagram) will be judged by a panel consisting of WBO Committee and Contributor members, and have their memory reposted on the @worldbeyblade Instagram account. Here are the few rules you have to follow to enter this contest:

  • If you post a photo, it must be posted on your Instagram account (so yes, you do need Instagram for your photograph to count!)
  • If your Instagram is private, you can still enter! Post a screenshot of your private Instagram entry in the comments of this thread, and we will count it as your entry
  • You must be following @worldbeyblade to enter on Instagram
  • Make sure the photo/description and question answers are appropriate for all ages
  • Only 1 WBO Memory entry, and 1 question list entry will count per person (therefore, a total of 4 entries into the contest is possible).
  • All Entries: Make sure to tag your photo with these two hashtags: #WBOMemories #WorldBeyblade
  • It's not required to enter, but you can also tag @worldbeyblade in your post and photo!
  • IMPORTANT: You must include your WBO username in the description of your photo entries on Instagram! That way we know who on the forum to credit with prizes.



Prizes

Win a B-127 Starter Cho-Z Valkyrie.Z.Ev and Bit Boosters!

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Prize List
  • 2 Winners will receive a brand new B-127 Starter Cho-Z Valkyrie.Z.Ev. One of these two winners will be chosen by a panel of judges on the WBO Committee/Contributor team. These winners will also received one of the Bit Boosters below for your WBO profile!
  • 3 Additional Random Winners: One of the Bit Boosters below for your WBO profile!

Bit Booster List
  • 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: FaceBoosterAMETHYST.png]
  • Bit Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: FaceBoosterSAPPHIRE.png]
  • Bit Booster EMERALD [Image: FaceBoosterEMERALD.png]
  • Bit Booster RUBY [Image: FaceBoosterRUBY.png]
  • Bit Booster ONYX [Image: FaceBoosterONYX.png]
  • Bit Booster DRIVER[Image: h9jFJhE.png]
  • Bit Booster GARNET [Image: TPWnL0l.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURITE [Image: btnxiVU.png]

Comment in this thread with any questions, and best of luck to everyone! We can't wait for your entries, and for all the new, great memories we'll make in the WBO's 10th year.

Beyblade Remembrance 2018 BeyLotto & #BeybladeGenerations Contest Results


Find out if you won below:



Physical Prize & Bit Booster Winners


5 lucky winners have earned themselves a sweet physical prize as well as a Bit Booster from the list below!



5th: one BBG-26 Starter Samurai Pegasis W105R2F
henwooja1


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4th: one BB-105 Starter Big Bang Pegasis F:D
Julian Bleyder

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3rd: one BB-70 Starter Galaxy Pegasis W105R2F
King Abbas

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2nd: one BB-28 Starter Storm Pegasis 105RF + one BBG-25 Zero-G Ultimate Synchrom DX Set Defense & Stamina Type
Wombat

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1st: one BB-01 Starter Pegasis 105F + one BBG-24 Zero-G Ultimate Synchrom DX Set Attack & Balance Type
Beymax

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Bit Booster Winners


These 10 additional randomly-picked winners will receive their choice of the following huge list of Bit Boosters:

  • 6th - Sagarshahi
  • 7th - Beyexpert_hamza
  • 8th - Zyon
  • 9th - Kei
  • 10th - Hato
  • 11th - Sahil Pruthi
  • 12th - PapaJ
  • 13th - Hyper xeno
  • 14th - Mitsu
  • 15th - Starkiller711



#BeybladeGenerations Instagram Contest Winners


After deliberating, our panel of judges from the WBO Committee and Contributor team have determined the winners for our #BeybladeGenerations Instagram Contest! You can view all entries here.


3rd: Bit Booster of Your Choice (Options Below)
prashanthnarayanan98

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2nd: Bit Booster of Your Choice (Options Below)
Mage

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1st: one BBG-26 Starter Samurai Pegasis W105R2F + Bit Booster of Your Choice (Options Below)
renidage

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Check out the winning entry below:

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Bit Boosters Available

  • 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: FaceBoosterAMETHYST.png]
  • Bit Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: FaceBoosterSAPPHIRE.png]
  • Bit Booster EMERALD [Image: FaceBoosterEMERALD.png]
  • Bit Booster RUBY [Image: FaceBoosterRUBY.png]
  • Bit Booster ONYX [Image: FaceBoosterONYX.png]
  • Bit Booster DRIVER[Image: faceboosterdriver.png]
  • Bit Booster GARNET [Image: Bit-Booster-Garnet.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURITE [Image: Bit-Booster-Azurite.png]



Winner Instructions

  • All Winners: Post your Bit Booster selection in this thread. Bit Boosters will be awarded after many or most of the winners have all posted here so that we can do most of them all at once. Note: if you have “(Instagram)” beside your name it means you were selected via your BeybladeGenerations 2018 entry and we are unsure of your WBO username. Please insert your username into your entry post and include it when you post your Bit Booster selection here.
  • Physical Prize Winners (Top 5 for BeyLotto, and #BeybladeGenerations 1st Place): PM Kei your full name, address, and phone number and we will have the prize ordered and shipped to you as soon as possible. Also include your shirt size if applicable for your prize.




Thank you so much to everyone who entered!
Outlined below are several important new ruling additions, updates, and clarifications to the WBO Organized Play Burst Format rulebook and the Organizers' Guide. View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here, and a summary of the changes below:

Rule Updates Overview
  • IMPORTANT: Burst Format: Effective December 8, 2018 – Ωuter Disk Unbanned
  • Burst Format: Dash Drivers & Regular Counterparts Cannot be Repeated in Deck Format
  • Burst Format: Cho-Z Spriggan Layer Spin Direction Switching Restrictions
  • Burst Format: Level Chip + Hasbro Turbo Layer Compatibility Clarification
  • Burst Format: Left αpollos, Right αrtemis, Left αeclipse, Right αeclipse Layer Clarifications
  • Burst Format: Launching - Permitted Distance from BeyStadium Clarification




Burst Format Updates


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IMPORTANT Effective December 8, 2018 – Ωuter Disk Unbanned
Effective December 8, 2018, the Ωuter Disk will now be legal for use in Burst Format.

With the recent release of the B-128 Beyblade Burst Cho-Z Customize Set, which includes the long-awaited re-release of the Ωuter Disk, we have decided that now is the time to finally unban it as it has become much more widely available than it’s original Ωrichalcum-exclusive release.




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Dash Drivers & Regular Counterparts Cannot be Repeated in Deck Format
Dash Drivers (such as Xtreme’, Destroy’, Zephyr’, Zeta’) and their regular counterparts (such as Xtreme, Destroy, Zephyr, and Zeta) cannot both be included within your Deck during a Deck Format match at the same time.

This means for instance that you cannot have both Winning Valkyrie 7 Dagger Xtreme’ and Bloody Longinus 5 Under Xtreme in your Deck. Xtreme’ and Xtreme are considered to be the “same” part. Therefore, one of the two would need to be replaced with a different Driver.




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Cho-Z Spriggan Layer Spin Direction Switching Restrictions
As an exception to the rule regarding mode changing for parts which require disassembly (see Gameplay Appendix in the Burst Format rulebook), Cho-Z Spriggan's mode (spin direction) cannot be changed between rounds within the same match.




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Combining Hasbro Turbo Energy Layers with TAKARA-TOMY Level Chips is Not Permitted
You may not use TAKARA-TOMY Level Chips with Hasbro Beyblade Burst Turbo Energy Layers.

The fit of Level Chips with Beyblade Burst Turbo Energy Layers is inconsistent and therefore it seems unclear whether compatibility was intentional or not. To stay on the safe side, we are ruling that they are not compatible with each other.




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Left αpollos, Right αrtemis, Left αeclipse, Right αeclipse Layer Clarifications

First Stage: Left αpollos, Right αrtemis, Left αeclipse, Right αeclipse Are Considered Separate Parts
The Left αpollos, Right αrtemis, Left αeclipse, and Right αeclipse Layers released as part of the B-126 Cho-Z Muso BeyStadium Set are considered to be separate parts.

Like duo αpollos, duo αrtemis, and duo αeclipse, regular mode changing rules (see Gameplay Appendix in Burst Format rulebook) for Layers that require disassembly and have mode changes (like Alter Chronos or Legend Spriggan) do not apply to lα, rα, lαe, rae because the different configurations are considered as separate Layers and not “modes”. Therefore, you cannot switch your configuration of lα, rα, lαe, or rae during a regular first stage match.

Final Stage (Deck Format): Left αpollos & Right αrtemis Can Both Be Included, Left αeclipse & Right αeclipse Cannot be Repeated
In your Deck you may include both Left αpollos and Right αrtemis (one or both together) plus Left αeclipse OR Right αeclipse (you cannot include both) as all or part of the three Layers in your Deck Format combos. If you do not have multiple copies of these Layers, you are permitted to disassemble the Layers  as is necessary throughout the Deck Format battle in order to switch to the other Layer configurations.

Left αeclipse and Right αeclipse are comprised of one half of Right αrtemis and one half of Left αpollos combined with one of the two pieces inserted into the middle of the Layer to determine the spin direction.




Launching - Permitted Distance from BeyStadium Clarification
As was listed in the rulebooks for other formats already, we have added a clarification to the Burst Format rulebook stating that the permitted maximum distance Beyblades must be launched (from just above the stadium cover) is 30cm maximum from the stadium floor.







Feedback?
If you have any feedback on these particular changes, or any questions or suggestions for further adjustments or additions, please post your thoughts below or in the WBO Organized Play Rules thread.

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.

View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here.
Outlined below are several important new ruling additions, updates, and clarifications to the WBO Organized Play Burst Format rulebook and the Organizers' Guide. View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here, and a summary of the changes below:

Rule Updates Overview
  • IMPORTANT Burst Format: First Stage - Burst Finishes Increased from 1 Point to 2 Points
  • Metal Fight Limited Format: Gravity’s Initial Spin Direction Selection in Deck Format Clarification



Burst Format Updates

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IMPORTANT Burst Format: First Stage - Burst Finishes Increased from 1 Point to 2 Points
Burst Format Rulebook Wrote:To win a match, a blader must score 3 points. You earn point(s) when:
  • The opposing Beyblade stops spinning (1 Point)
  • The opposing Beyblade exits the BeyStadium (1 Point)
  • The opposing Beyblade bursts (2 Points OR 1 Point if Frame or God Chip comes off)

There has been much debate in the community over the past couple months about the situation TAKARA-TOMY has presented us with through the release of Hell Salamander, Archer Hercules, and Revive Phoenix. Around the world, there’s differing opinions about each of these Layers. But ultimately, they do keep each other in check to a certain degree.

However, the problem that’s been identified is the low usage and effectiveness of Attack types especially after their release. It was particularly bad until the recent release of Xtreme’ with Shadow Amaterios, a much needed new version of Xtreme with a much tighter spring and softer rubber, allowing for a tighter lock and much better flower pattern when banking.

While Xtreme’ has allowed for a marked improvement in the performance of Attack types and combinations using it have been found in recent Winning Combinations lists, usage of Attack types–particularly in the first stage of events–is still quite low.

In order to help give Attack types a more defined purpose and increased value for the first stage, we have therefore made the decision to increase Burst Finishes from being worth 1 Point to 2 Points. Outspins, KOs, and Frames/God Chips falling off are still 1 Point, and matches are still won after a player scores 3 Points total.

This was made possible due to the release of Xtreme’ and Hunter’. The tight lock on these Drivers helps to reduce the possibility of an Attack type self-bursting, which is one of the primary reasons we had never considered imposing the two point Burst Finish rule for first stage matchws–which are only to 3 Points, unlike Deck Format’s 5 Points–previously.

Burst Finishes in general have also become less common overall, but Xtreme’ does make them a lot more likely in certain situations. Changing Burst Finishes to two points also makes the risk/reward factor of using Stamina types (using Drivers like Bearing) higher, which can affect the choices players will make.

We chose to leave KOs at 1 Point due to the more unpredictable nature of them in combination with the shorter three-point nature of first stage matches. We didn’t like the idea of an Attack user doing a perfect bank and then getting KOed while the opposing Stamina type gets wall-saved.

This rule update allows us to–at least for the time being–avoid banning any other parts. Despite the increased number of bans throughout Burst Format thus far, the ideal has always been to avoid bans, and we feel that this solution will be a strong alternative.



Metal Fight Limited Format Updates

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Metal Fight Limited  Format: Gravity’s Initial Spin Direction Selection  in Deck Format Clarification
Following our July 2018 mode change restrictions for the Gravity Metal Wheel allowing only one mode change per match, we realized that one additional clarification was needed after the first event of Beyblade Remembrance 2018 in Toronto in order to prevent a possible second mode change in Deck Format.

As such, the following ruling was added to the rulebook, applicable to anyone using Gravity in their deck:

Metal Fight Limited Format Rulebook Wrote:In the final stage of events, Gravity’s initial spin direction must be declared to the judge while their deck is being inspected.




Feedback?
If you have any feedback on these particular changes, or any questions or suggestions for further adjustments or additions, please post your thoughts below or in the WBO Organized Play Rules thread.

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.

View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here.
It wouldn't be a WBO event without a social media contest now, would it?

From now until September 2nd, use your creativity and post a photograph on Instagram based on the theme "Generations"! We're being intentionally vague with this challenge, so choose your favourite style of entry and join in! Whether it's a selfie, a perspective photograph or an action shot of a Beyblade battle, grab your camera and your legacy Beyblades, and get snapping!

To be eligible for this event, we have a few rules:
  • Keep the photograph appropriate for all ages!
  • The entry must utilise HMS, Plastics or MFB series Beyblades in some form.
  • Only one entry per person. If multiple entries are entered, we'll only consider your first one!
  • Post a link to your entry in this thread.
  • You must be following the official @WorldBeyblade Instagram account.
  • Make sure to accompany your entry  with the #BeybladeGenerations and #WorldBeyblade hashtags.
  • It's not required to enter, but you can also tag us in your post @WorldBeyblade!

At the end of the event, a panel of judges will pick three winners to receive one Bit Booster each 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: FaceBoosterAMETHYST.png]
  • Bit Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: FaceBoosterSAPPHIRE.png]
  • Bit Booster EMERALD [Image: FaceBoosterEMERALD.png]
  • Bit Booster RUBY [Image: FaceBoosterRUBY.png]
  • Bit Booster ONYX [Image: FaceBoosterONYX.png]
  • Bit Booster DRIVER[Image: faceboosterdriver.png]
  • Bit Booster GARNET [Image: Bit-Booster-Garnet.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURITE [Image: Bit-Booster-Azurite.png]

And the overall winner of those three will receive...

A BBG-26 Starter Samurai Pegasis W105R2F!

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Good luck to all Bladers in advance! We're looking forward to seeing all of your creativity!
It's that time of year! HMS & Plastics Remembrance is here an- wait, is that MFB?!

That's right! As of August 6th, MFB is now 10 years old! And what better way to celebrate than to include it in our yearly Remembrance celebrations! Welcome to Beyblade Remembrance 2018!

Unlike previous years which have had a focus on HMS & Plastics, we'll be placing more emphasis on MFB than the others this year, so you can look forward to an MFB BeyLotto! And it wouldn't be a WBO event these days without a social media event either, so head on over to our other thread for our #BeybladeGenerations contest!

Beyblade Remembrance 2018 will take place across three weekends this year, from August 18th to September 2nd, so there's plenty of time to join in the fun with your favorite legacy format!

But where are Remembrance events being held this year?

– Saturday 18th August –
[Image: ca.png] - THE BEYS ARE BACK IN TOWN (MFL) at High Park in Toronto, ON


– Sunday 19th August –
[Image: us.png] - BURN (MFL) at FDR Park in Philadelphia, PA

– Saturday 25th August –
...

– Sunday 26th August –
...

– Saturday 1st September –
...

– Sunday 2nd September –
[Image: in.png] - Magic Past : Reset (PLA) at Deer Park in Hauj Khas, India
[Image: us.png] - Yami's Other Tournament (MFL) at Jackson Road Park in Silver Spring, MD



If you're an Organizer and wanting to host a Remembrance 2018 event, hop on over and propose your event now! There's always time to join in!



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BeyLotto — Win Huge Prizes!

It wouldn't be a WBO event without a BeyLotto, eh?

All participants entering Remembrance 2018 tournaments are automatically entered into this crazy giveaway. Therefore, the more events you participate in, the more chances you have at winning a prize!

But why stop there? Enter our social media event and we'll also give you an entry for that! Now you can join in even if there aren't events in your area!

As usual, Passport Holders are given the priority for the top prize, as thanks for their continued support!

10 randomly-picked winners will receive their choice of the following huge list of Bit Boosters: 
  • 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: FaceBoosterAMETHYST.png]
  • Bit Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: FaceBoosterSAPPHIRE.png]
  • Bit Booster EMERALD [Image: FaceBoosterEMERALD.png]
  • Bit Booster RUBY [Image: FaceBoosterRUBY.png]
  • Bit Booster ONYX [Image: FaceBoosterONYX.png]
  • Bit Booster DRIVER[Image: faceboosterdriver.png]
  • Bit Booster GARNET [Image: Bit-Booster-Garnet.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURITE [Image: Bit-Booster-Azurite.png]

And 5 lucky winners will also earn themselves some awesome physical prizes!

5th: BBG-26 Starter Samurai Pegasis W105R2F

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4th: BB-105 Starter Big Bang Pegasis F:D

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3rd: BB-70 Starter Galaxy Pegasis W105R2F

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2nd: BB-28 Starter Storm Pegasis 105RF + BBG-25 Zero-G Ultimate Synchrom DX Set Defense & Stamina Type

[Image: storm-pegasis-metal-fight-beyblade-fusion.jpg] [Image: Metal-Fight-Beyblade-BBG-25-Zero-G-Ultim...a-Type.jpg]

1st: BB-01 Starter Pegasis 105F + BBG-24 Zero-G Ultimate Synchrom DX Set Attack & Balance Type

[Image: pegasis-105f-metal-fight-beyblade-fusion.jpg] [Image: Metal-Fight-Beyblade-BBG-24-Zero-G-Ultim...e-Type.jpg]

Submit tournament footage, gain extra BeyLotto entries!

On top of that, if you film scenes at the BeyDays tournament you attend and put the footage together for the Beyblade Channel, you'll get an extra entry in the BeyLotto! Show us the fierce competition in your community!

If you have footage, please follow the guidelines outlined here and submit your finished video to Kei.
Outlined below are several important new ruling additions, updates, and clarifications to the WBO Organized Play Burst Format rulebook and the Organizers' Guide. View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here, and a summary of the changes below:

Rule Updates Overview
  • IMPORTANT Don’t miss the July 2018 rule updates. Read Now.
  • Burst Format: Spriggan Requiem & Maximum Garuda Layers Unbanned



Burst Format Updates

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Burst Format: Spriggan Requiem & Maximum Garuda Layers Unbanned
Recent releases such as Hell Salamander and Archer Hercules have been proven to stand a better chance against Spriggan Requiem and Maximum Garuda, paving the way for their return. We believe that as a result both Layers will not be nearly as centralizing as they were earlier in the year.

Please note:
  • This unban is separate from and does not include Hasbro’s Spryzen Requiem S3 or Garuda G3 Layers.
  • Maximum Garuda may only be used with the Maximum Garuda God Chip or Metal God Chip.
  • Spriggan Requiem's mode (spin direction) cannot be changed between rounds within the same match.




Feedback?
If you have any feedback on these particular changes, or any questions or suggestions for further adjustments or additions, please post your thoughts below or in the WBO Organized Play Rules thread.

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.

View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here.
Outlined below are several important new ruling additions, updates, and clarifications to the WBO Organized Play Burst Format rulebook and the Organizers' Guide. View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here, and a summary of the changes below:

Rule Updates Overview
  • IMPORTANT Organizer’s Guide & Community Rules: New Guidelines for Failure to Submit Results & Fees
  • Burst Format: God Chips Popping Off Constitute a Round Loss
  • Burst Format: Repeating Hasbro and TAKARA-TOMY Parts in Deck Format is not Permitted
  • Metal Fight Limited Format: Scythe (Metal Fury) Banned
  • Metal Fight Limited Format: Gravity Metal Wheel Mode Changing Restriction



Organizer’s Guide Updates

IMPORTANT Organizer’s Guide: New Guidelines for Failure to Submit Results & Fees
Recently we have been making an enormous effort to get the ranking system back up to date. You can keep track of our progress as updates are posted here.

However, one of the biggest issues has been that many Organizers have failed to submit their tournament results, winning combinations, or fees within the given 14 day period, as outlined by the Organizer’s Guide:

Organizer’s Guide Wrote:All tournament fees must be submitted via PayPal to donate@worldbeyblade.org no later than 14 days after a tournament has taken place.



The results spreadsheet must be filled out and linked in your tournament topic no later than 14 days after your event takes place.

This has resulted in us having to chase down Organizers to retrieve this information, and it has slowed down the process considerably. In order to hopefully help combat this, to set more defined expectations for our Organizers who accept the responsibility of hosting events for their community, and to prevent our members from having to wait for extended periods to see their results reflected in the rankings in the future, we have decided to implement some more strict guidelines and consequences for failure to submit tournament results, winning combinations, or fees on time.

To begin, all events that occurred on or before May 30th 2018 that have not submitted either their tournament results spreadsheet, winning combinations, or fees will be subject to the following effective August 6th 2018:

  • Step 1: 1 Week After August 6th 2018 - 20% Warning, expires in 1 year (24 Hour Suspension)
  • Step 2: 1 Week After Step 1 - 30% Warning, expires in 1 year (1 Month Suspension)
  • Step 3: 2 Weeks After Step 2 - 40% Warning, expires in 1 year (6 Month Suspension)

This being said, we sincerely hope that nobody will even have to reach Step 1. If you are an Organizer, please ensure that you are willing and able to commit to the responsibilities required by the role. Upon submission of any missing tournament information, any existing warnings related to it will be removed.

We also need to be held accountable ourselves for ensuring that everything is submitted on time, which is why we are making an effort to make the expectations clearer moving forward. And it’s also why we are only including events that occurred up until the end of May at this point as we know that we still have a ways to go before we can catch up to that point.

And of course, if there is any legitimate personal circumstances which are preventing you from getting results or fees submitted on time, please be sure to contact one of our Organized Play Contributors so that we are aware of the situation and can make an exception. We want everyone to remain accountable for their responsibilities, but we also understand that everyone here is a volunteer and that things do happen sometimes.

These guidelines have now been added to our Organizer’s Guide and also to our Community Rules under “Organizer Violations”.




Burst Format Updates

Burst Format: God Chips Popping Off Constitute a Round Loss
A God Chip popping off mid-battle now constitutes an immediate round loss. Players must then put the God Chip back in for the next round.

Burst Format: Repeating Hasbro and TAKARA-TOMY Parts in Deck Format is not Permitted
You may not repeat Hasbro and TAKARA-TOMY parts within your Deck during Deck Format. This means for example that you cannot have both a Valkyrie and a Valtryek Layer in your Deck. The same goes for Hasbro and TAKARA-TOMY Drivers.






Metal Fight Limited Format Updates

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Metal Fight Limited Format: Ban List v2.0 – Scythe (Metal Fury) Metal Wheel Banned
Our first ban list update for MFL in nearly two years! With Metal Fight Beyblade’s tenth anniversary just around the corner, we felt now the time was right to inject some life and shake things up for the format.

As such, the Scythe (Metal Fury) Metal Wheel is now banned.

The Scythe (Metal Fury) Metal Wheel has proven itself to be an extremely versatile and powerful Metal Wheel. It exhibits respectable traits in all three types: Attack, Defense, and Stamina depending on the situation and combination used. It is for this reason we’ve chosen to add Scythe to the ban list for the first time.


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Metal Fight Limited Format: Gravity Metal Wheel Mode Changing Restrictions
The mode (spin direction) of the Gravity Metal Wheel may now only be changed once per match in both the first and final stages of our events.

Gravity has always been an inherently versatile Metal Wheel with the ability to switch spin directions. This, combined with its also respectable traits in all three types has made it just a bit too safe and centralizing, so we’ve decided to impose this restriction to lower its versatility slightly.

You can view past ban lists and discuss this update here, in the Metal Fight Limited Ban List Discussion thread.




New WBO Contributors
Earlier this year we created the WBO Contributor team in order to improve our ability to maintain existing practices such as our social media channels, approving events and Organizer quizzes, producing Youtube videos, publishing and writing wiki articles, and moderating the forums.

It’s become evident lately that we are in need of even more help in all of these areas, so I’m happy to announce that the following members have now been added to the team!

  • @[The Supreme One] - Organized Play Contributor
  • @[1234beyblade] - Organized Play Contributor
  • @[Frostic Fox] - Organized Play & Forum Moderation Contributor (Global Moderator)
  • @[SUGOI-KONICHEWA] - Forum Moderation Contributor (Global Moderator)
  • @[kjrules17] - Beyblade Wiki Contributor



Feedback?
If you have any feedback on these particular changes, or any questions or suggestions for further adjustments or additions, please post your thoughts below or in the WBO Organized Play Rules thread.

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.

View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here.
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BeyDays 2018 BeyLotto & #BeySelfie2018 Contest Results


Find out if you won below:



Physical Prize & Bit Booster Winners


10 lucky winners have earned themselves a sweet physical prize as well as a Bit Booster from the list below!

10th: one B-111 Random Booster Vol. 10
@[Bersilus]

9th: one B-111 Random Booster Vol. 10
@[MarshallBlader]

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8th: one B-112 Booster Hell Salamander.12.Op
@[Toxic Cheeto]

7th: one B-112 Booster Hell Salamander.12.Op
@[Syphon]

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6th: one B-110 Starter Bloody Longinus.13.Jl
@[Keïvin]

5th: one B-110 Starter Bloody Longinus.13.Jl
@[Spin Warrior]


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4th: one B-112 Booster Hell Salamander.12.Op & one WBO Taka or Fumi T-Shirt
@[Achi-baba]

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3rd: one B-110 Starter Bloody Longinus.13.Jl & one WBO Taka or Fumi T-Shirt
@[Waddylisa]

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2nd: one B-00 Duo Aeclipse.7M.U & one WBO Taka or Fumi T-Shirt
@[UltimateMaster]

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1st: one B-00 Super-Z Premium Set & one WBO Taka or Fumi Drawstring Bag
@[AZNpro]

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Bit Booster Winners


These 20 additional randomly-picked winners will receive their choice of the following huge list of Bit Boosters:

  • 11th - @[DomABomb]
  • 12th - @[JJ M-P]
  • 13th - @[Maxwellendo]
  • 14th - @[ClexBlades]
  • 15th - @[seraphecda]
  • 16th - @[Awkwardbagel]
  • 17th - bladergx (Instagram)
  • 18th - @[TL14]
  • 19th - @[skylar2011]
  • 20th - @[Fernando valdez]
  • 21st - mysteriousmrblade (Instagram)
  • 22nd - @[Ultra]
  • 23rd - @[Hato]
  • 24th - @[1234beyblade]
  • 25th - Torto
  • 26th - @[jacobloco]
  • 27th - @[shari]
  • 28th - @[bladekid]
  • 29th - jo.jo.arc (Instagram)
  • 30th - @[~Mana~]



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#BeySelfie2018 Instagram Contest Winners


After deliberating, our panel of judges from the WBO Committee and Contributor team have determined the winners for our #BeySelfie2018 Instagram Contest! You can view all entries here.


3rd: Bit Booster of Your Choice (Options Below)
@[Arcosst]

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2nd: Bit Booster of Your Choice (Options Below)
@[CodeNora]

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1st: one B-112 Booster Hell Salamander.12.Op & one WBO Taka or Fumi T-Shirt + Bit Booster of Your Choice (Options Below)
@[Ryuk_Shinigami]

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Check out the winning entry below:

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Bit Boosters Available

  • 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: FaceBoosterAMETHYST.png]
  • Bit Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: FaceBoosterSAPPHIRE.png]
  • Bit Booster EMERALD [Image: FaceBoosterEMERALD.png]
  • Bit Booster RUBY [Image: FaceBoosterRUBY.png]
  • Bit Booster ONYX [Image: FaceBoosterONYX.png]
  • Bit Booster DRIVER[Image: faceboosterdriver.png]
  • Bit Booster GARNET [Image: Bit-Booster-Garnet.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURITE [Image: Bit-Booster-Azurite.png]



Winner Instructions

  • All Winners: Post your Bit Booster selection in this thread. Bit Boosters will be awarded after many or most of the winners have all posted here so that we can do most of them all at once. Note: if you have “(Instagram)” beside your name it means you were selected via your BeySelfie 2018 entry and we are unsure of your WBO username. Please insert your username into your entry post and include it when you post your Bit Booster selection here.
  • Physical Prize Winners (Top 10 for BeyLotto, and #BeySelfie2018 1st Place): PM Kei your full name, address, and phone number and we will have the prize ordered and shipped to you as soon as possible. Also include your shirt size if applicable for your prize.



Participation Award: Bit of Days IX


Similar to past years, if you participated in WBO Organised Play events over the BeyDays 2018 weekend you will be awarded a limited edition Bit of Days IX!

Distribution may take a week or two, but we will begin distributing these shortly.



Thank you so much to everyone who entered!
Outlined below are several important new ruling additions, updates, and clarifications to the WBO Organized Play Burst Format rulebook and the Organizers' Guide. View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here, and a summary of the changes below:

Rule Updates Overview
  • IMPORTANT Burst Format: Spryzen Requiem Banned
  • Burst Format: Revive Phoenix “Revive Armour” Gimmick Clarifications
  • Burst Format: Frames Falling Off Constitutes a Round Loss
  • Organizer’s Guide: Stadiums – Wipes or Cleaning Solution Clarifications



Burst Format Updates

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IMPORTANT Burst Format: Hasbro's Spryzen Requiem Banned
Hasbro’s recently released Spryzen Requiem Layer is now banned.

Given the current banned status of the TAKARA-TOMY version–Spriggan Requiem–and reports that Hasbro’s version fits even tighter with Bearing than the TT version, we feel that banning Spryzen Requiem as a precaution until further testing is conducted is required. WBO Contributor Jojo [Jp0t] also posted a testing video of her own which demonstrates the strength of Spryzen Requiem against Bloody and Nightmare Longinus. It didn’t burst even once.

We encourage everyone to continue posting test results within the Spryzen Requiem testing thread in the meantime. The ban will continue to be evaluated as more testing is conducted and more Beyblades are released.


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Burst Format: Revive Phoenix “Revive Armour” Gimmick Clarifications
The newly released Revive Phoenix’s “Revive Armour” (the outer ring of the Layer which can pop off mid-battle) must be used with the Layer.

When the ring comes off during battle it is considered an active piece in the stadium as part of the Revive Phoenix combination in use. This means any hits, KO, or Burst it inflicts on the opposing Beyblade are considered to be Revive Phoenix’s.

Players and judges should not try to pick up the Revive Armour at all until the round has ended.

The Revive Armour must be reattached after each round it comes off.


Burst Format: Frames Falling Off Constitutes a Round Loss
If a Frame falls off during battle, the round ends immediately and the user wielding that Beyblade is given a round loss (1 Point in the first stage and in Deck Format). The user must then attach their Frame again and continue the match to the next round if their opponent hasn’t won yet.





Organizer’s Guide Updates

Organizer’s Guide: Stadiums – Wipes or Cleaning Solution Clarifications
The “Wipes or Cleaning Solution” section of the Organizer’s Guide has been updated to provide clarification regarding what is permitted to be used for stadium cleaning:

Organizer’s Guide – Wipes or Cleaning Solution Wrote:BeyStadiums can accumulate dirt that can affect how Beyblades perform. Keep BeyStadiums at your tournament clean with either pre-wetted wipes or a cloth and a gentle cleaning solution. Ideally an isopropyl alcohol or water-based solution. Ensure that any such solution does not leave behind residue of any kind that may potentially change the slickness of the stadium floor or walls unnaturally.




Feedback?
If you have any feedback on these particular changes, or any questions or suggestions for further adjustments or additions, please post your thoughts below or in the WBO Organized Play Rules thread.

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.

View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here.
After reading this announcement, please read June 2018 Part 2 - Spryzen Requiem Banned, Revive Phoenix Gimmick Clarification, Frames Falling Off Clarification, Organizer's Guide – Wipes or Cleaning Solution Clarificaitons



Outlined below are several important new ruling additions, updates, and clarifications to the WBO Organized Play Burst Format rulebook and the Organizers' Guide. View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here, and a summary of the changes below:

Rule Updates Overview
  • IMPORTANT Burst Format: Effective July 2nd, 2018 – Level Chips Unbanned
  • Burst Format: Spriggan Requiem Layer - Trial Ban Continues
  • New Organizer Resource: WBO Organizer Pre-Tournament Announcement Guide & Notes Template
  • Organizer’s Guide: Multiple Events by Different Organizers in One Region Restrictions
  • All Rulebooks: Deck Format – Mode Switching is Not Permitted When Replay is Invoked



Burst Format Updates

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IMPORTANT Burst Format: Effective July 2nd, 2018 – Level Chips Unbanned
The Level Chip Layer accessory has now been released more widely in Japan, causing the price for them to plummet. As a result, we have decided to lift the ban on Level Chips effective July 2nd, 2018. The Level Chip will be legal to use in WBO Organized Play Events on or after that date.

Level Chip Deck Format Restrictions: When legalized on July 2nd, Level Chips will be restricted to one per deck in Deck Format.

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Burst Format: Spriggan Requiem Layer - Ban Continues
Since the announcement of Spriggan Requiem’s trial ban last month, we have been monitoring the health of the metagame. A positive improvement has been demonstrated in terms of diversity of viable parts and strategies, but we believe that reintroduction of Sr at this point in time would be hugely disruptive and would jeopardize the diversity we’ve seen. As such, we have decided to allow the ban to continue indefinitely. It will be reviewed as new products are released and more tournaments are played.

We encourage everyone to continue posting test results within the Spriggan Requiem testing thread in the meantime.




Organizer’s Guide Updates

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New Organizer Resource: WBO Organizer Pre-Tournament Announcement Guide & Notes Template

As WBO tournaments continue to increase in attendance as of late, the importance of improvements to organization and efficiency for our Organizers also continues to increase. To help assist Organizers prepare for and begin their tournaments we have created the Pre-Tournament Announcement Guide & Notes Template.

The goal of this guide is to provide a modifiable template Organizers can use to outline all of the pre-tournament announcements  they need to make and to capture notes related to the tournament all in one place which is easy to share among judges and WBO staff members after the tournament if needed.

We encourage all Organizers to make copies of this template for each of their events and modify as is necessary.


Organizer’s Guide: Multiple Events by Different Organizers in One Region Restrictions
Organizers may not host an event within on the same week as another Organizer in the same region (“region” defined as state/province or city depending on the circumstances) that is already hosting an approved event without their written approval in the event proposal for their secondary event.

This rule is being introduced mainly to protect the success of previously announced events and prevent the possibility of players being attracted to the other event instead. Such an issue is of particular concern when the previously announced event is being hosted at a convention.

Our hope with this ruling is that it will encourage Organizers to work more closely together when planning their event schedule for a particular region to ensure that there is no potential conflicts.





All Rulebooks Updates

All Rulebooks: Deck Format – Mode Switching is Not Permitted When Replay is Invoked
We have clarified in all rulebooks that mode switching of any kind (ex. Twin Nemesis Layer, Trans Driver, Gravity Perseus Metal Wheel)–if your Beyblade permits it–during a Deck Format match is not permitted when someone invokes a Replay. The intention of the Replay rule is to allow for the exact same match to be played again: same Beyblades, same modes, same launchers, same everything.




Feedback?
If you have any feedback on these particular changes, or any questions or suggestions for further adjustments or additions, please post your thoughts below or in the WBO Organized Play Rules thread.

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.

View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here.
Hey there World Bladers!

It's that time of year again, BeyDays is back! We've been working hard behind the scenes to make this year's BeyDays event packed with festivities for you to take part in!

It wouldn't be BeyDays without our Organised Play events! This year, we're delivering another high-action double weekend of events across the globe, with additional perks such as extra funding for raffle prizes, waived Credit limits, and the chance to get your own limited edition Bit of Days IX!

A blast from the past, our #BeySelfie social media campaign is back! You all loved it the first time, so we want to see more of your Beyblade creativity! From today until June 3rd, submit your entry for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

We're also unveiling some new official WBO products on our shop! From today, you'll be able to get your hands on new shirts and tote bags featuring the new artwork of Taka & Fumi that we revealed during our 9th Anniversary! Seize the opportunity to get these new products with an added up to 15% discount off everything until June 2nd as well! 

And in case you missed it, we recently announced some major rule changes for our Burst Format events! With the likes of Maximum Garuda, Garuda G3 and Spriggan Requiem now sitting on the banlist, how will this mix up how you pick your tournament combos?!

Our theme rewrite is also progressing steadily and, while we couldn't quite complete it for BeyDays as we had hoped, please look forward to seeing launch in the next couple of weeks! It's our most feature-complete theme yet, including new high-demand features such as Event Invitations and Profile Battle Histories! We hope you'll love this as much as we've loved working on it when it launches soon!

...you're still reading? What are you waiting for, go get stuck in already!

Check out this year's content!


It's that time of year again! BeyDays is back once again, and this year you're in for a treat!

We're repeating our popular double-weekend format, so you have no excuses for being too busy to attend an event!

As with previous years, each region may only organise BeyDays events during one of the two weekends. Events held on the other weekend will not be counted towards any of our BeyDays festivities! Sorry!

But the main question is, which areas are participating in this year's BeyDays festivities? Without further ado...

– Saturday 26th May –
[Image: ca.png] - Beyblade North 2018 (Burst) at Anime North in Toronto, ON
[Image: gb.png] - Beyblade Prime 2018 at Regents Park in London, UK

– Sunday 27th May –
[Image: in.png] - Rivals Forever at Mahavir Swami Park in New Delhi, India

– Monday 28th May –
[Image: in.png] - BEYFEVER! at Yamaha Vihar Park in Noida, India

– Saturday 2nd June –
[Image: us.png] - IncrediBURST: Jack-Jack Attack! at Grand Park in Los Angeles, California

– Sunday 3rd June –

Similar to past years, participation in WBO Organised Play events over the weekend will net you a limited edition Bit of Days IX!


If you're in the area and free to join one of these events, be sure to hit the "Join Tournament" button on that tournament's thread! BeyDays events are always a blast, and you'll regret it if you pass up the opportunity to attend!

Don't see your region up there? There's still time! Gather some Bladers and submit a proposal to us! And don't forget...

Waived Credit Limit

As usual, all BeyDays events are exempt from the limit of Credits of 8 per weekend. That way, there's no limit to your dedication to Beyblade!

Waived Entry Fee for Emerging Areas

Any region that has been unable to host a tournament in the last 6 months will see the entry fee waived for its Bladers on this occasion!



New Competitive Bit: Metal God Bit!

It's been a while since we've introduced a new competitive Bit, so we're taking the opportunity to do so now.

Meet the Metal God Bit!


As the name suggests, this Bit is based on the Metal God Chip used for God Layer System releases, and now serves as the next stage of our Bit awards for tournaments hosted, following the Metal (5 Tournaments Hosted) and MF2 Bits (10 Tournaments Hosted)!

To earn this Bit, Organisers must have hosted 20 tournaments themselves, showing their dedication and commitment to Beyblade in their community!

Think you're already eligible for this Bit? Or haven't been awarded the Metal or MF2 Bits yet? Let us know and we'll get these shiny Bits added for you!



BeyLotto — Win Huge Prizes!

Come on, you didn't think we'd run an event without a BeyLotto, did you?

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All participants entering BeyDays tournaments are automatically entered into this crazy giveaway. Therefore, the more events you participate in, the more chances you have at winning a prize! 

On top of that, participation in the "#BeySelfie2018" campaign will grant you one entry in the BeyLotto as well! No matter where you are, you can have a shot at the prizes!

As usual, Passport Holders are given the priority for the top prize, as thanks for their continued support!

All 30 randomly-picked winners will receive their choice of the following huge list of Bit Boosters: 
  • 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: FaceBoosterAMETHYST.png]
  • Bit Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: FaceBoosterSAPPHIRE.png]
  • Bit Booster EMERALD [Image: FaceBoosterEMERALD.png]
  • Bit Booster RUBY [Image: FaceBoosterRUBY.png]
  • Bit Booster ONYX [Image: FaceBoosterONYX.png]
  • Bit Booster DRIVER[Image: faceboosterdriver.png]
  • Bit Booster GARNET [Image: Bit-Booster-Garnet.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURITE [Image: Bit-Booster-Azurite.png]

And 10 lucky winners will also earn themselves some awesome physical prizes!

9th-10th: one B-111 Random Booster Vol. 10 booster!


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7th-8th: B-112 Booster Hell Salamander.12.Op!


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5th-6th: B-110 Starter Bloody Longinus.13.Jl!


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4th: B-112 Booster Hell Salamander.12.Op & one WBO Taka or Fumi T-Shirt!


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3rd: B-110 Starter Bloody Longinus.13.Jl & one WBO Taka or Fumi T-Shirt!


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2nd: B-00 Duo Aeclipse.7M.U & one WBO Taka or Fumi T-Shirt!


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1st: B-00 Super-Z Premium Set & one WBO Taka or Fumi Drawstring Bag!


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Submit tournament footage, gain extra BeyLotto entries!

On top of that, this year once again, if you film scenes at the BeyDays tournament you attend and put the footage together for the Beyblade Channel, you'll get an extra entry in the BeyLotto! Show us the fierce competition in your community!

If you have footage please follow the guidelines outlined here and send it to Kei. If you do not have enough footage to put together for a 2-4 minute video as is described in that thread, send the raw footage to Kei through a file sharing website instead.
Hey, you guys loved it last time, and we loved seeing your unusual creativity! So why not, let's bring #BeySelfie back!

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From now until June 3rd, post a selfie of yourself up on Instagram with something Beyblade-related to show your passion for the game. You could have Beyblades for eyes, be posing with your favourite combo, or even be cosplaying as your favourite character! The only limit is your imagination! (and the contest rules...)

To be eligible for this event, we have a few rules:
  • Keep the photograph appropriate for all ages!
  • Incorporate something clearly Beyblade-related in your selfie.
  • Only one entry per person. If multiple entries are entered, we'll only consider your first one!
  • Post a link to your entry in this thread.
  • You must be following the official @WorldBeyblade Instagram account.
  • Make sure to accompany your selfie with the #BeySelfie2018 and #WorldBeyblade.
  • It's not required to enter, but you can also tag us in your post @WorldBeyblade!

At the end of the event, a panel of judges will pick three winners to receive one Bit Booster each 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: FaceBoosterAMETHYST.png]
  • Bit Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: FaceBoosterSAPPHIRE.png]
  • Bit Booster EMERALD [Image: FaceBoosterEMERALD.png]
  • Bit Booster RUBY [Image: FaceBoosterRUBY.png]
  • Bit Booster ONYX [Image: FaceBoosterONYX.png]
  • Bit Booster DRIVER[Image: faceboosterdriver.png]
  • Bit Booster GARNET [Image: Bit-Booster-Garnet.png]
  • Bit Booster AZURITE [Image: Bit-Booster-Azurite.png]

And the overall winner of those three will receive...

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A brand new B-113 Booster Hell Salamander.12.Op and a WBO Taka/Fumi T-Shirt!!!

Good luck to all Bladers in advance! We're looking forward to seeing all of your creativity!

Shop Updates Overview

  • We’re happy to introduce a two new t-shirts and two new drawstring bags featuring our mascots Taka and Fumi for our shop!
  • In celebration of this and our BeyDays 2018 celebrations, everything in our store is up to 15% off until the conclusion of the festivities on June 3rd!
All proceeds go to fund World Beyblade Organization activities. Thank you as always to everyone for your continued support of the WBO!



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New T-Shirts and Drawstring Bags


The artwork on the new t-shirts and drawstring bags might look familiar. Back on our 9th anniversary this past December, Adachi Takafumi did some new sketches of our mascots Taka and Fumi for us:

(Dec. 04, 2017  8:55 PM)~Mana~ Wrote: First, creator of Metal Fight Beyblade–Adachi Takafumi–has drawn up the fantastic new character art of Taka & Fumithe WBO mascots we unveiled last year–that you see in our Anniversary logo! You'll see this used more across the site this coming year, and will also be featured on brand new shirts in our store very soon!

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The drawstring bags use that same artwork. And for the t-shirts, we teamed up with talented artist Valérie Bastille once again to help colour it!

You can view each of the new products using the links below:

The t-shirts are great as always, and the drawstring bags are perfect for players looking for a way to carry their collection with them on the go to a tournament!



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All Products 15% Off Until June 3rd


To encourage more of you to help represent the WBO in your local community this summer we’ve decided to offer 15% off all t-shirts, tote bags, and drawstring bags in our shop, and 10% off the prestigious Eternal Set until June 3rd!


Hey World Bladers! We apologize for the delayed upload, though, future CoroCoro issues will be uploaded sooner. 

Enjoy!




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Duo αeclipse Released!
This issue focuses on this new mail order Beyblade; Duo αeclipse 7Star Unite! It is based off the design of from the two winners of CoroCoro’s God Design Beyblade contest. The Beyblade can be purchased from this issue with the included post card and 1400 yen. Recommended combos are provided for each Layer combination include;
  • Duo αrtemis 8Bump Wedge
  • Duo αpollo 0Under Ultimate Reboot
  • Duo αeclipse Bumper Bite
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Super Z Sneak Preview
A special preview of Super Z, showing liquid metal being poured on the now-confirmed Winning Valkyrie! 

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Beyblade Shoes Partnership
TAKARA-TOMY has partnered up with Moonstar to release Beyblade themed shoes! Each pair includes 3000 BeyPoints, which can be redeemed Japanese Beyblade Burst App.


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Chocolate Burst Beys
To advertise the CoroCoro channel, they give a preview of a Screw Trident made entirely out of chocolate! The full video can be viewed here.


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CoroCoro Base Tournament, Random Booster Volume 9  
Beyblade Burst tournaments were held at the CoroCoro Base store, with the Burst event having been on February 18th. Also shown is B-101 Random Booster Volume 9, featuring Beat Kukulkan 7Under Hunter as the main prize Beyblade as well as Dranzer F Yell Zeta (Burst version) as the second prize Beyblade. Also released was Spriggan Requiem 0 Zeta as well as Twin Nemesis 3Hit Ultimate Reboot.


Outlined below are several important new ruling additions, updates, and clarifications to the WBO Organized Play Burst Format rulebook and the Organizers' Guide. View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here, and a summary of the changes below:

Rule Updates Overview
  • Burst Format: Spriggan Requiem Layer - Trial Ban
  • Burst Format: Hasbro’s Garuda G3 Energy Layer Banned in all Formats
  • Burst Format: Maximum Garuda Layer Banned
  • Burst Format: Level Chips Banned
  • Organizer’s Guide: Tournament Formats – Double Elimination Finals Seeding Clarification
  • Organizer’s Guide: Event Equipment – New Suggestions Added
  • Organizer’s Guide: Tournament Management : Registration – New Suggestions Added



Burst Format Updates

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Burst Format: Spriggan Requiem Layer - Trial Ban
Spriggan Requiem’s dominance and omnipresence among the winning combos of WBO tournament winners since its release at the end of 2017 has been well-documented. Sr is an immensely powerful Layer strong in all types; it works on practically any competitive Driver available as an attack type, a stamina type, or a defense type.

As a result, we have decided to proceed with a trial ban for Spriggan Requiem. This trial ban will be re-evaluated shortly after the conclusion of our BeyDays festivities on June 4th, 2018 (announcement for that coming soon!) and will remain banned until further notice.

Despite the promising presence (based on early testing) of new parts such as Bloody Longinus, we hope that in doing this, the metagame will have a chance to evolve in this short period without Sr as a overly centralizing force.

We encourage everyone to continue posting test results within the Spriggan Requiem testing thread in the meantime.

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Burst Format: Hasbro’s Garuda G3 Energy Layer Banned in all Formats
Hasbro’s recently released Garuda G3 Layer has proven to fit tighter and be harder to burst than TAKARA-TOMY’s Maximum Garuda Layer, making its design unbalanced for competitive play. We have therefore decided to ban Hasbro’s Garuda G3 Energy Layer from both Burst Format and Hasbro Only Burst Format. This ban will be reviewed as new products are released.

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Burst Format: Maximum Garuda Layer Banned
While we did proceed with an unban of mG back in February, it was due in large part to Spriggan Requiem’s ability to counter it. With Sr now banned, focus would inevitably shift back to mG if it were left untouched so we have decided to ban the Maximum Garuda Layer once again.

mG does have counters and is better balanced than Hasbro’s Garuda G3, but even so, on the relatively tight Orbit Driver in particular we believe that it remains a nuisance if allowed to remain. The benefits of banning mG (increased viability of mobile Attack types in particular) far outweigh any potential disadvantages (increased viability of Destroy-based stamina types, although these can be handled with mobile Attack types more reliably than mG Orbit can be).

We believe that this change in combination with the removal of Sr and G3 will nudge the metagame into a direction where mobile combinations become more attractive than stationary, a change which is positive particularly after such a long period of the latter.

In the mean time, please also feel free to continue posting your thoughts on Maximum Garuda and any tests you might conduct in the Maximum Garuda Testing/Discussion thread! This ban will be reviewed as new products are released.

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Burst Format: Level Chips Banned
The Level Chip Layer accessory recently released has proven to be incredibly expensive and difficult to obtain currently. As a result, we have decided to ban Level Chip usage in WBO Organized Play Events until further notice to avoid any unfair competitive advantages gained by players who are able to obtain one.





Organizer’s Guide Updates

Organizer’s Guide: Tournament Formats – Double Elimination Finals Seeding Clarification
An additional clarification for how to order participants in Double Elimination Finals has been added:
Organizer’s Guide: Running Your Tournament - Conducting the Finals Wrote:
  • Double Elimination: With the finalists determined, click “End the Group Stage” to proceed to the Final Stage. The Single Elimination bracket will be automatically generated. The top four players (winners bracket finalists) and fifth to eighth place players (losers bracket finalists) who earned a spot in the finals  should be seeded separately based on their initial tournament seed. For instance, if Player A (Seed 5) is one of the four winners bracket finalists, they cannot be seeded lower than number four in the finals despite their initial seed being 5. Conversely, if Player B (Seed 2) is one of the losers bracket finalists, they cannot be ranked higher in the finals than number five despite their initial seed being 2. This will determine the order of the finalists from number one through eight and ultimately what the matchups will be.


Organizer’s Guide: Event Equipment – New Suggestions Added
Given the recent increase in attendance at our events around the world, we’ve added in a few more suggestions to the “Event Equipment” section of the Organizer’s Guide that we feel help to improve the organization of large events. You can find the new additions quoted below:

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Additional stadiums for participants to use for free play while not participating in tournament matches is also extremely beneficial. Especially during larger events when the wait time between matches for each player might be longer than normal.



Pylons & Barriers
If you anticipate a large turnout, having pylons and barriers available to cordon off a specific area where tournament matches will be played is helpful in controlling large crowds. If you can do this, allow only judges or players who have been called for a tournament match to enter the designated area.

Personal Amplifier, Megaphone, or Microphone
If you anticipate a large turnout, having something to amplify your voice to announce rules, matches, and tournament updates is useful to ensure you are heard.


Organizer’s Guide: Tournament Management – Registration – New Suggestions Added
As an additional response to the increased attendance globally at WBO events, we’ve evaluated the “Registration” section of the Tournament Management section in the Organizer’s Guide and added in a few new suggestions to help improve efficiency and lower the potential for mistakes. See below:

Organizer’s Guide: Tournament Management - Registration Wrote:
  • If possible, tag team the registration process with someone else helping you out. One person can handle adding participants to the Challonge bracket as they register, and another can handle creating a separate list of participants noting whether they have a Passport, are paying the one-time entry fee, or are purchasing a Passport.
  • Ask participants at the beginning of registration to login to their accounts on their phone if possible and to visit their Account page (https://worldbeyblade.org/usercp.php?action=profile) in order to prove they are they account owner and to ensure their username is accurately transcribed. Alternatively, include a note on your event page to have people print this page for presentation during registration.





Feedback?
If you have any feedback on these particular changes, or any questions or suggestions for further adjustments or additions, please post your thoughts below or in the WBO Organized Play Rules thread.

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.

View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here.
Outlined below is one important new ruling addition to the WBO Organized Play Burst Format rulebook. View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here, and a summary of the change below:



Burst Format Updates

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Burst Format: 12 Core Disk must be used with a Frame
With recent reports indicating that the new 12 Core Disk from Beyblade Burst Super Z can cause damage to other parts, we have decided to introduce a restriction on its usage. Effective immediately, the 12 Core Disk must be used with a Frame at WBO Organized Play tournaments.

While it has not yet been determined for certain, the primary issue appears to be pairing the uncovered 12 Core Disk with Drivers that are taller than normal, such as the new Volcanic Driver. By forcing a Frame to be used with it, any issues with it damaging other parts will be avoided.

If evidence suggesting otherwise appears in the future, or if TAKARA-TOMY releases another version of the 12 Core Disk which is less aggressive, this decision may be reconsidered.




Feedback?
If you have any feedback on these particular changes, or any questions or suggestions for further adjustments or additions, please post your thoughts below or in the WBO Organized Play Rules thread.

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.

View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here.
Our worldwide ranking system for pariticipants of WBO Organized Play Beyblade tournaments has regrettably been out of commission for some time now due to problems which occurred after the launch of our new site design on our eighth anniversary. But we’re happy to announce that the ranking system is now working again!

Ranking System Updates Overview
  • New Ranking System Features – Winner/Loser Text Fields, Organizer Pre-Processing, Event Page Winners Display
  • Working Through the Queue – Prioritization, Credits, Pacing



New Ranking System Features
We have more features coming in the near future relating to our ranking system (battle profiles and notifications for tournaments near you, to name a couple), but with this latest update some key new features have now been added which will make processing events much easier and quicker for everybody.

Previously, each battle for each tournament required the winner and the loser to be manually input on the back-end of the site, accessible only to administrators. This has made for an enormous amount of work for the WBO Committee over the years. It was inefficient.

Winner/Loser Text Fields
With this new system, winners can be pasted into one column and losers into another column, allowing for all matches to be added essentially instantly for review before approval.

Organizer Pre-Processing
A “Winners” button will now appear for Organizers on their event page (not other event pages created by someone else) below its main description after their event has passed.

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This will allow them to pre-process their results directly to our system after completing and posting their results spreadsheet. The results will not be added to the rankings immediately as we still need to do a final review to ensure everything is correct, but Organizers who choose to do this will help speed up the process for everyone immensely. And it will only take an extra couple minutes to do.

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Pre-Processing “Winners” Screen. Visible only to Organizers on their Event Page after their event has passed. Organizers can simply copy and paste the winners and losers from their results spreadsheet all at once.

Once a Committee Member has reviewed and approved the results, they will be added to the rankings. Organizers, please check the Organizers’ Circle forum for a video tutorial and more details on how to do this.

Event Page Winners Display
Organizers can also submit the top three players when submitting their results using the above method.

Once the accompanying results have been approved, these three winners will be displayed on the thread itself showing that they won the tournament!

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In the future, we also plan to have the ability to review the specific results for any given tournament on the event pages themselves so that it will be easy to identify how everyone did in the event you attended.

Working Through the Queue
However, since we haven’t been able to process tournament results into the rankings for some time now, there is a large queue of events that we will have to work through. You can view them in our WBO Organized Play Tournament Data Archive:


This archive will be updated gradually as the tournaments are processed. Once a tournament is fully processed (results, Bits, and Credits), it will be moved to the corresponding sheet for the format it belongs to (ex. a Burst Format event will be moved to the BST Archive sheet from the Unprocessed Tournaments sheet).

Ranked and Burst Events Will Be Prioritized
We will be prioritizing ranked and Burst  tournaments first so that we can finally get the rankings up to date again.

Credits Usage Will be Announced Later On
Credits will be added, but cannot be spent until we get closer to completing the queue. We will announce when Credits may be used again.

Tournaments Will Be Processed Gradually
Rather than going on a blitz and trying to complete everything as quickly as possible, we will be taking our time with the processing of the results in order to provide the opportunity for the players involved to review the results after they have been processed. We don’t want to process 10 tournaments and then have someone say “a battle was missing” or “this result was wrong”!

Doing it slowly will also give us the opportunity to more easily assess who needs to be awarded the Platinum Bit (for reaching the Top 5 in the Burst or Metal Fight Rankings) and to capture a list of what the Top 15 or so looked like over the past year or so at any given time.



Thank You For Your Patience!
We’d like to thank everyone for their immense patience over the past year plus since the rankings went down and for their patience moving forward as we start to move through the queue of past events.

We’ve been committed to getting the system back up and running since it went down, but it’s become incredibly complex, especially given the eight years worth of results currently processed within it and the additional features we wanted to add.

It took longer than we would have liked to get the new features added, but we feel that with the features described here (and even more improvements we are planning  in the future), it will be the best thing for us in the long run in terms of being able to efficiently process events and reduce our workload, which will in turn allow us to spend more time working on other improvements to the site.
Hey World Bladers! We know we’re a little bit late on this, but we wanted to start getting back into the habit of providing a Beyblade and CoroCoro news summary every month for you guys, complete with high resolution scans. Moving forward, we will aim to get the scans for the latest issues posted sooner.

Enjoy!



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Spriggan Requiem.0.Zt – Black Version
Not only was Spriggan Requiem.0.Zt the 100th Beyblade Burst release, but it also turns out that each copy of it comes with a chance of pulling a recoloured version! Black recolours of the Bey were randomly inserted into the packages, with a 1 in 72 chance of pulling one from a regular box. It is currently only available in this random insert method, so good luck getting one!


Gold Strike God Chip & Silver Spriggan Requiem.0.Zt Lottery
Also shown is the Ultimate God Guidebook, which retails for ¥750 and includes a gold version of the Strike God Chip. Also in this guide is an exclusive lottery for a silver recolour of Spriggan Requiem.0.Zt

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Dragoon F.G.V – WBBA Store Version is Releasing on March 3rd
Dragoon F.G.V is a mail order Beyblade which was available for purchase in January’s CoroCoro and costs ¥1200. It was the only method of obtaining Dragoon F Burst version up until the very recent announcement of the white Dragoon F being released as a booster, available at WBBA Certified Stores starting March 3rd.

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CoroCoro Beyblade Burst Design Contest Winner: Duo Eclipse
The Beyblade from the CoroCoro Design Contest has been confirmed to be Duo Eclipse! The God Ability of this Beyblade is the ability to combine halves of the Layer into one new one! This unique ability currently only works with the layers included (Duo Artemis and Duo Apollon). The parts included are 7Star and Unite.

The Beyblade will be available for its exclusive mail order in CoroCoro’s March issue for ¥1400, which makes it the most expensive mail order Beyblade in the Beyblade Burst series. This is also different than other releases as all purchases qualify as an entry for a special lottery! Two lucky winners will receive 10 of the CoroCoro lottery recolours.



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Winter World Hobby Fair 2018: Jashin Legend Spriggan Layer, Gold Spriggan Requiem, and G1 Tournaments
The Winter World Hobby Fair 2018 has been happening across Japan for the past few months! There were many exciting Beyblade festivities, including a chance at obtain a Jashin Legend Spriggan Layer! To win this, players faced off against Legend Spriggan Infinite in the Mugen BeyStadium and required to beat Legend Spriggan with two points. Available for purchase is a gold recolour of B-100 Spriggan Requiem.0.Zt, which is exclusive to World Hobby Fair venues.

It didn’t stop there as G1 tournaments were held at each stop (?), with the prizes including:
- Gold God Valkyrie (1st place)
- Silver God Valkyrie (2nd place)
- Bronze God Valkyrie (3rd place)



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B-102 Booster Twin Nemesis.3H.Ul – New Disk and Frame, and a Re-release of tN and Ultimate Reboot!
Other news for this month includes the release of B-102 Twin Nemesis.3H.Ul, which includes the prize Layer from Random Layer Collection 7, as well the Ultimate Reboot Driver, which was previously exclusive to CoroCoro. Included as well are two new parts, the 3 core disk and Hit frame.

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Strike God Valkyrie.6V.Rb. – Flame Knight Version Lottery Announced
A new lottery for CoroCoro has also been announced which is for the Flame Knight version of Strike God Valkyrie.6V.Rb.


Outlined below are several important new ruling additions, updates, and clarifications to the WBO Organized Play Burst Format rulebook and the Organizers' Guide. View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here, and a summary of the changes below:

Rule Updates Overview
  • Burst Format: duo αeclipse, duo αpollos, and duo αrtemis Layer Configuration Clarifications
  • Organizer’s Guide: Tournament Formats – Double Elimination Added as Option for 33+ Participants
  • All Rulebooks: Photography Policy



Burst Format Updates

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Burst Format: duo αpollos, duo αrtemis, and duo αeclipse Layer Configuration Clarifications
With the release of the CoroCoro-exclusive duo αeclipse Layer recently and its unique Layer-splitting gimmick, some additional clarification for its usage in the first stage of our events and Deck Format in the finals–where only one copy of a Layer is permitted in your Deck–of WBO Organized Play Events is needed.

We have decided to consider each configuration of dα as a separate Layer. What this means for each stage of our events is outlined below:

Final Stage – Deck Format
You are permitted to construct a Deck containing any number of the configurations: duo αpollos, duo αrtemis, or duo αeclipse as all or part of the three Layers in your Deck Format combos. If you do not have three copies of dα, you are permitted to disassemble the Layer as is necessary throughout the Deck Format battle in order to switch to the other Layer configurations.

First Stage
During the first stage of events in regular matches, our regular mode changing rules for Layers that require disassembly and have mode changes (like Alter Chronos or Legend Spriggan) do not apply to dα because the different configurations are considered as separate Layers and not “modes”. Therefore, you cannot switch your configuration of dα during a regular first stage match.





Organizer’s Guide Updates

Organizer’s Guide: Tournament Formats – Double Elimination Added as Option for 33+ Participants
Double Elimination is now available as a Tournament Format option for events with 33 or more participants as an alternative to Swiss Format.

In Double Elimination, there are two brackets: the Winners Bracket and Losers Bracket. After losing once, Bladers are sent to the Losers Bracket. If they lose for a second time, they are eliminated from the event. Once both brackets have been completed, the top eight Bladers (top four from the Winners Bracket, top four from the Losers Bracket) move on to the Final Stage using our standard Single Elimination Deck Format.

Challonge Instructions
In addition to the standard instructions in our Organizer’s Guide, when creating your Double Elimination event in Challonge, use these options:

  • Type: Two Stage
  • Group Stage: Double Elimination
  • Participants compete in each group: Total Number of Participants
  • Participants advance from each group: 8

Using the total number of participants for the last option ensures there will only be a single Double Elimination bracket to run. For example, if you tournament has 36 participants, your bracket will have 36 participants. Not two 18-player brackets.

Our introduction of Double Elimination is in an effort to provide an option for tournament hosts that may not have access to the amount of dedicated judges needed to efficiently run Swiss Format with six or more rounds (as becomes necessary with 33 or more participants according to our Organizer’s Guide) in a reasonable amount of time. We have often found that in larger Swiss Format events, participants/parents often don’t understand how long the event is going to take, which leads to some players dropping out, and causes disruptions for hosts. It’s important to note that hosts should make an effort to provide an estimate of how long an event will take to complete before it starts, but nevertheless, adding Double Elimination as an option will be beneficial in some circumstances.

Double Elimination is lenient and fair enough in the sense that you get two chances before being eliminated, but it nevertheless is slightly more demanding than Swiss Format where sometimes players with two losses can make it to the finals. However, this is a fair price to pay given the length of time Swiss Format can often take.





All Rulebooks

Photography Policy
While this has almost never been an issue at our events, we have made the addition of a photography policy to each of our rulebooks:

All Rulebooks – Photography Policy Wrote:By attending any World Beyblade Organization Organized Play Event, you agree as either an organizer, participant, or spectator to potentially be photographed or included by video shot by staff members, organizers, or other participants/spectators.

If you would prefer to not be included in any photographs or videos, please notify the host of the event and they can make an effort to notify the person taking photos and video to minimize your appearance in them as much as possible. However, guarantees of complete exclusion cannot be made given the nature of shooting photos and video at our events (you may still appear in the background depending on the circumstances, for example). We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

If you are attending an event and plan on taking photographs or video, please ensure to do so respectfully and if you are asked to refrain from shooting someone, please make every effort to do so.




Feedback?
If you have any feedback on these particular changes, or any questions or suggestions for further adjustments or additions, please post your thoughts below or in the WBO Organized Play Rules thread.

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.

View all WBO Organized Play Rules & Resources here.