Well, this was a tough time, getting through that migration, but we're slowly getting back on our feet! Winter's also progressively leaving us, which opens up a lot more opportunities to come~!


Lower Participant Limit!

With that said, we would first like to formally announce that the participant limit for approved WBO events has been decreased to 7 instead of eight. However, the issues that justified the number eight all this time remain, so lowering it to seven comes with certain differences:
  • Only the Gold Face will be distributed, not the Silver and Bronze Faces;
  • Only the following achievements will get Credits: participation (1), hosting (1), first place (2).


Hopefully this'll at least prevent those unfortunate circumstances where there's just one person missing at a tournament and that the whole thing has to be canceled! Let's also hope this makes it easier for a few areas to start a local Beyblading scene!

By the way, there are still BeyStadiums Attack Type available for 20$, so make sure you know the Organized Play Rulebook and Event Guide by heart, gather 'round your people, and submit an Event Proposal!



Face Contest: Design a WBO T-Shirt results!

Hey no, it's not those dreaded Scavenger Hunt results quite yet, but they're just as expected! That's right, here are finally the names of the winners of the T-Shirt Face Contest!!

To refresh our memories, contestants had to create a design that ideally didn't use copyrighted images, that represented Beyblade and the World Beyblade Organization, and that can be used on a straight-coloured T-shirt. There were really great entries, but only three could be chosen as the winners! And those winners are...

...


...


...

username2130!

...

Aɴɢʀʏ Fᴀᴄᴇ!

...

And Phantom Indo!


Congrats! You guys can choose one of the following Face Boosters:
  • -Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
    -Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
    -Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
    -Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
    -Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
    -Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

Tell us what you want right in this thread!




... What is this, you say? One person's supposed to get their design printed on a T-shirt? Yuppers! That's right, and it'll be...


...


[Image: qK49AlF.png]


Aɴɢʀʏ Fᴀᴄᴇ!

Sweet job! Please send us the highest resolution of your design by contacting Kai-V by private message. Make sure to post a photo of it (perhaps with you inside it!) once you receive your rightful T-shirt!




Scavenger Hunt Results

This year's Scavenger Hunt was definitely filled with many events! From complete undesired downtime for 48 hours to complete undesired downtime of Beywiki for weeks, we went from a deadline of January 4th to January 21st - we certainly stretched out the festivities! At least, it really gave a chance to a lot of you to get off your Bottoms, gain some velocity and participate!


Before revealing the winners and their scores, let's see what those frustrating answers were!
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org or Beywiki!: "What will these serve for?" (2 Points)
    [Image: ScavengerHuntMetalPic.jpg]

    Dj - Uh.

    [Image: gdt5ITr.jpg]

    DJ 2002 - Yeah!

    [Image: gdt5ITr.jpg] + [Image: K6jiajP.png]

    DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah!
    Of course, it's for a Bey Sky Tree!
  • Find the fact on Beywiki!: "What is the size of the smallest BeyStadium?" (1 Point) 3.7 cm, why not! http://wiki.worldbeyblade.org/index.php?..._Deck_Case
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: "What are the holidays in Beyblade?" (1 Point) BeyDays, HMS & Plastics Remembrance Day and the WBO Anniversary! We also accepted Brad Day when mentioned, of course.
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: "Which Face vanished!?" (1 point) Only one person got the right answer! It was the Glass Face: http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-WBO-Face...#pid671279
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: What is the most common pair of Track and Bottom and how many times was it released? (2 Points) We accepted answers of 145D with over ten releases, as well as 105F if you had counted 28 of them.
  • Find the fact on Beywiki!: The cut of quick death. (1 Point) A whooping 60° or 30°, depending on how you see it: it was Q, of course! http://wiki.worldbeyblade.org/index.php?...tom:_Quake
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: Which Beyblade recently underwent a considerable name change? (2 Points) Pumpking instead of Bumpking! More or less recently and debatably considerable, but only changes to original and not dub names were accepted.
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: Which Beyblades are for thuggin'? (1 Point) Aries and Quetzalcoatl! http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Pictures...5#pid83865 http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Attachme...pid1208924 Subtle inside joke...
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: How many people participated in tournaments in May 2011? (2 Points) 587 entries, wow! We accepted all answers above 500.


    Aaaah! They weren't super easy this year, but those who got the right answers can be proud to have really earned those points!


    And now, the moment you have all been waiting for...

    ...



    Scavenger Hunt Prizes

    • 13th to 15th Place: Metal Face set of your choice

    Blakedude1 (6), BradB116 (6) and Dual (6)!!


    • 8th to 12th Place: Zero-G Starter of your choice

    Tri (10), RagerBlade (9), Scout25 (7), Manicben (7) and Wombat (6)!!



    [Image: BigBangPegasisAsiaModel.jpg]
    • 7th Place: Big Bang Pegasis FGrin Asia Model + Face Booster VIVID

    Pegasus 78610 with 14 points!




    [Image: SaramandaIfraid_Top.jpg] + [Image: OrojyaRevizer_Top.jpg]
    • 5th-6th Places: Orojya Revizer T125JB AND Saramanda Ifraid DF145BS + Face Booster VIVID

    Leone19 with 24 points, and The Supreme One with 18!




    [Image: Ultimatesynchromdxsetde.png] OR [Image: BeybladeUltSynchromDXSetAttBalType.jpg]
    • 3rd-4th Places: BBG-24 OR BBG-25 Beyblade Ultimate Synchrom DX Sets + Face Booster VIVID

    AquilaClassik and ashton pinto, both with 25 points!



    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    • 2nd Place: Custom-colored Beyblade by Leone19, of your choice + Face Booster VIVID

    Honey, with 29 points!




    [Image: anythingyouwant.png]
    (graphic by Aɴɢʀʏ Fᴀᴄᴇ, wow!)

    • 1st Place: ~ANYTHING YOU WANT~ + Face Booster VIVID

    Time, with 32 points!!!



    Congratulations everybody!! You can claim your prize by sending a private message including your full name and address to Kei!



    Lest we forget, those points also serve another purpose than placing you in order in the scoreboard. You can also obtain the Face Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png] for 8 points, even if you've already earned one as part of your top-tier prize! It contains the following possible Faces:

    [Image: wbbaldragoface.png] [Image: wbbacaesarface.png] [Image: corodragonface.png] [Image: poseidonface.png] [Image: samuraipegasiswboface.png]

    Besides that Face Booster, you can also exchange your points obtained in the Scavenger Hunt for the following:
    These Face Boosters cost 6 points each.
    • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
    • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
    • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
    • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
    • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
    • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

    And these, 5 points each:
    • Face Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
    • Face Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
    • Face Booster AMBER [Image: faceboosteramber.png]
    • Face Booster VIOLET [Image: faceboosterviolet.png]
    • Face Booster JADE [Image: faceboosterjade.png]


    On top of that, all who have been able to obtain 3 points at least will soon be given the amazing Anniversary Face 2014!! [Image: WBO_6th_Anniversary_Face.png] As you might notice, we changed the design slightly to reflect the actual 6th Anniversary logo. In any case, as soon as we fix a small but surprisingly hollow issue in the Face system, it'll be adorning your beautiful profile!


    So with all of this said, here's the rest of the scoreboard!

    Angry Face : 6
    TitanTactic7 : 6
    Fireblaze420 : 6
    OldSchool ™ : 6
    JesseObre : 6
    Rayxnikhil : 6
    AdityaTheBlader : 6
    Yashpinto : 6
    Shido-kun : 6
    SarabScientist : 6
    Eminem* : 5
    Caos. : 5
    Lawesomeness : 4
    Geetster99 : 4
    Sniper : 4
    Ksaaadia : 4
    Beymaster 15963 : 4
    Stars : 4
    OnTheDL : 4
    Mega Manbeast : 4
    Priscient : 4
    Shido's Dad : 4
    PhantomGod : 4
    Yondu : 4
    Haspro : 4
    Frosh : 4
    Dad19 : 4
    Mom19 : 4
    KM4ADB : 4
    CopperSpark : 4
    Ejam : 4
    Philturn : 4
    Morkad : 4
    Maximum Dranzer : 4
    Sildron : 4
    Mateenlakhani : 4
    Dolph : 4
    Omkar lotliker : 4
    Super phantom : 4
    Nikhil2 : 4
    UltimateOrion : 4
    Pyrus10000 : 4
    Dark_Mousy : 4


    As the tradition goes, post your Face Booster choices right here in this topic, and we'll make the Faces rain!!





    In conclusion, we'd like to thank you for your patience during all the migration and server stabilizations! It wasn't easy on anyone, for sure, and we hope to perfect this whole situation shortly.

    However, what could help us is if everyone did their best to clean up some of their old private messages. We've found out that the sheer amount of private messages our database held represented HALF of everything, which is insane if you think about it. Therefore, if you were still holding on to thousands of private messages, try deleting most of them please! There's a way to download them for achive, but right now might not be the best time for everyone to request huge downloads at once to our server, unfortunately!



    By the way, we're still in that shocking winter, but start prepping yourself for... BeyDays 2015!

Beywiki is back!

  • Kai-V
  • Jan. 16, 2015  2:53 AM
After weeks of hard work, sweat and tears, Beywiki is finally back!

[Image: logo.png]

We can now get back to the multiple Projects of the Moment we have and, well, simply put, publish everything we know on it!

Scavenger Hunt extension!

  • Kai-V
  • Jan. 03, 2015  4:58 PM
Hi World Bladers!


Due to the circumstances surrounding our recent migration as well as the downtime that followed it, in addition to the fact that Beywiki will only be back online at the beginning of next week, we know we'll make numerous Bladers happy by announcing that the deadline for the ongoing Scavenger Hunt will be extended to January 14th 2015 at 23:59:59 PM EST!


Good luck to the contestants until then! The race is heating up!

Scheduled downtime for migration

  • Kai-V
  • Dec. 18, 2014  3:41 AM
Hey all WBO Bladers!


As we announced in the WBO 6th Anniversary post, there was a downtime coming up due to us having to move to another host, and apparently that downtime is coming very soon!

We just want to tell you about it so that you don't worry about the World Beyblade Organization disappearing for a couple of hours. Once the move is complete, everything will come back to normal, and you won't see a difference at all! We will still be using MyBB as our software, unlike what some of you feared. We're really just copy-pasting the site to another place, but you'll still be able to access it via the same URLs (worldbeyblade.org, beywiki.com, beybladeforums.com, beyblademetalfury.com, etc.) once the downtime is over!


So, be patient, don't worry, and tell us afterwards how you kept yourself busy Beyblade-wise during that time!


(We were told by our new host that the migration might happen as early as tomorrow morning, but it might fall on Friday instead.)
When the daylight isn't here to blow us away, it's time for what?? The WBO Anniversary! It's time to light up our Blader Spirits independently for a sixth year!

[Image: WBO_6th_Anniversary_Logo_3.png]

After more than 500 tournaments, and not that far from 100,000 Members, we've come such a long way, but we still have so much to do! Hey, you're so mistaken if you think we have explored everything!

We've got exactly what you need to bring some excitement to your life, and it starts right off with the highest crowd-pleaser: a Scavenger Hunt!!


Scavenger Hunt

Like last year, you can only try once per question, unless the question is found out to be too difficult and that we decide to allow more attempts per person. However, that would only be near the end of the Scavenger Hunt period, so be on the lookout! Forget that, you can now try as many times per question goal as you want, but we just ask that you wait for Kai-V's reply on whether the answer is good or not before you send further tries! One answer at a time, basically!


Here are the questions or goals you have to accomplish:
  • Host or participate in at least one approved tournament (4 Points)
  • Get four (new) of your referrals to Like the official WBO Facebook Page (2 Points)
  • Earn four (new) valid referrals and have them sign up on the BeyMap where they live (3 Points)
  • Get a photograph of at least four people playing Beyblade, with a big sign saying "Happy Anniversary WBO! " (3 Points)
  • Share a Beywiki article (requires proof such as a screenshot) (1 Point)
  • Share a BeyChannel video (requires proof such as screenshot) (1 Point)
  • Receive an additional, new Face (2 Points)
  • Be the first to find the "____ Face" hidden around the site each week (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org or Beywiki!: "What will these serve for?" (2 Points)
    [Image: ScavengerHuntMetalPic.jpg]
  • Find the fact on Beywiki!: "What is the size of the smallest BeyStadium?" (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: "What are the holidays in Beyblade?" (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: "Which Face vanished!?" (1 point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: What is the most common pair of Track and Bottom and how many times was it released? (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on Beywiki!: The cut of quick death. (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: Which Beyblade recently underwent a considerable name change? (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: Which Beyblades are for thuggin'? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: How many people participated in tournaments in May 2011? (2 Points)
  • Upload a video to Youtube discussing what you like the most about the World Beyblade Organization. If you've already done that previously, upload a video about where you imagine the World Beyblade Organization in a few years, knowing our history. (2 Points)
  • Post your thoughts and results about Zero-G Stadiums with other formats, whether Plastics, HMS or Limited. For now, please post them in the base of the Beyblade Customizations forum, and support your test results with videos as well, ideally. (2 Point)
  • Upload a video of you trying to explain Beyblade customization to a kid younger than 5 years old. (2 Points) If you can and if you're game, add a segment right after where you try to do the same thing but to an adult. (2 Points)
  • Upload a video to Youtube showing your experience at an Official WBO Organized Play Event and post it on the WBO and share it on social media (requires proof such as a screenshot, minimum length: 2 minutes). (3 Points)
  • Upload a video to Youtube showcasing a complete BeyBattle from an Official WBO Organized Play Event with commentary from you/players regarding the match-up/outcome on the video or in the post. Post it on the WBO and share it on social media (requires proof such as a screenshot). (3 Points)
  • Upload a video showing your Beyblade workout (joke or not)! (2 points)
  • Upload an album of photos from a Official WBO Organized Play Event and post them on the WBO in the appropriate tournament thread. Example. (1 Point)
  • Submit a BeyChannel-ready tournament video to the WBO. Details on how to do so can be found here (Limit: one video per tournament. If you collaborate with another member in editing/shooting footage, we can potentially split the points and award two to each member). (4 Points)
  • Contribute to the Beywiki Project of the Moment: Back to the roots or any of the previous Projects of the Moment! Contributions must be substantial, such as photographs of at least five boxes for the Project of the Moment: Photograph all these boxes and put them away for good! (2 Points)


The more points you get, the higher on the prize-winner list you'll be!

It's simple: all you have to do to get added to the scoreboard is to send your proof of accomplishment or your answer to Kai-V by private message. You have until January 4th 2015 11:59:59 PM EST to achieve as many goals as you can, so nothing sent after that point will be accepted. Since you only have one chance per question, take some time to do your research well before submitting a wrong answer! However, we can guarantee that all of the answers are somewhere on the World Beyblade Organization's assets!

On top of that, similar to last year, we won't necessarily post a scoreboard, and you won't be told if your answer is correct. Since private messages are flowing like tsunami in that period, it'll make the job smoother!



The first hidden Face is... the Brad Face! [Image: bface.png]
Be sure to post its location right here in this topic as soon as you find it, because only the first person will be awarded points!



Scavenger Hunt Prizes

Here's what you will win depending on your number of points!

  • 1st Place: ~ANYTHING YOU WANT~ + Face Booster VIVID

  • 2nd Place: Custom-colored Beyblade by Leone19, of your choice + Face Booster VIVID


[Image: Ultimatesynchromdxsetde.png] OR [Image: BeybladeUltSynchromDXSetAttBalType.jpg]
  • 3rd-4th Places: BBG-24 OR BBG-25 Beyblade Ultimate Synchrom DX Sets + Face Booster VIVID


[Image: SaramandaIfraid_Top.jpg] + [Image: OrojyaRevizer_Top.jpg]
  • 5th-6th Places: Orojya Revizer T125JB AND Saramanda Ifraid DF145BS + Face Booster VIVID


[Image: BigBangPegasisAsiaModel.jpg]
  • 7th Place: Big Bang Pegasis F:D Asia Model + Face Booster VIVID

  • 8th to 12th Place: Zero-G Starter of your choice
  • 13th to 15th Place: Metal Face set of your choice


As you can see, the exclusive Face Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png] is ever so present on this special occasion, and you can get one if you can gather 8 points in this Scavenger Hunt!

[Image: wbbaldragoface.png] [Image: wbbacaesarface.png] [Image: corodragonface.png] [Image: poseidonface.png] [Image: samuraipegasiswboface.png]


Additionally, if you're able to obtain 3 points at least, you will receive the superb Anniversary Face 2014!! [Image: anniversaryface2014.png]


If you're in between all these points, don't worry, you can also exchange them for regular but not ordinary Face Boosters! Here's what's needed:

These Face Boosters will cost 6 points each.
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

And these, 5 points each:
  • Face Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
  • Face Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Face Booster AMBER [Image: faceboosteramber.png]
  • Face Booster VIOLET [Image: faceboosterviolet.png]
  • Face Booster JADE [Image: faceboosterjade.png]


With all of that laid out for you guys, we wish you the best of luck in stumbling upon the answers! You'll probably discover some things you totally did not know about until now!



Free entry from December 13th to December 21st!

To help as many regions as possible come out to play even in winter, we'll throw an additional incentive : the entry fee will be waived from December 13th to December 21st!

You can still purchase a Blader Passport for upcoming events, but otherwise, just have fun and get together!



Your best memories of the WBO!

Hey, why not bring this back this year 'round too? A lot happened in the last year and we have got some new Members meanwhile, so what are your highlights so far on the World Beyblade Organization? You can fill out the following questions, it'll be fun to read what everyone experienced!
  • Your best day on the WBO:
  • The best year for the WBO in your opinion:
  • Your time spent on the WBO:
  • 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:
  • 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 combination from a WBO Member you appreciated the most:
  • The collaboration with a specialist or with a company you liked the most:


Feel free to add more in the list if you have other ideas!




Official WBO Book


We have chosen this occasion to officially launch a new, fabulous project: creating a WBO book!


[Image: WBOBook_aniv.png]


In six years, a lot happened, and not everyone was on this ride since the beginning, so it'll be a good opportunity to round up some things, clear some inside jokes, but also develop on the greater parts of the World Beyblade Organization that you wouldn't necessarily find in everyday life!

This project will spread on probably a year, so anyone that has busy schedules during school can still participate whenever free time comes!

We're looking for a gang of authors who will commit to writing even just one section of the book. There will be various subjects, and we are targeting a size of around 50 pages, like a magazine. It's really just a matter of writing well, and sometimes doing a little extra research on a subject that interest you!


Here are the different sections we had come up with:
  • some sort of introductory message from the Committee/a Committee Member;
  • articles about two or three big, active regions (Toronto, New York, etc.) : feared players, anecdotes, inside jokes, etc.
  • AND/OR one general article about tournaments to englobe anecdotes from other regions as well;
  • how to become a Committee Member / and an Advanced Member;
  • lists of things to buy to be competitive, without descriptions;
  • history of the WBO in 3 phases : before Metal Fight Beyblade (and perhaps even a short history of Off the Chain and Beyblade Forums; getting Roan and people like him from back then would be great), Metal Fight Beyblade out in Japan, Metal Fight Beyblade out everywhere;
  • Days created by WBO;
  • Profiles of notable Bladers (their journey, etc.);
  • WBO's "blacklist"/inside jokes (origin of carp);
  • Abandoned ideas;
  • history of top-tier lists;
  • notable Members (e.g. th!nk);
  • Brad;
  • collaborations (Hasbro, Nelvana, what they gave, etc.);
  • Beywiki (how it was what you were led to initially when you came, but also more);
  • anecdotes (e.g. the sets of HMS avatars and signatures the Committee had once);
  • graphics (Kei's section mostly);
  • what happened to past Committee Members.

There's so much we could write about, but the above gives you an idea of the direction we want the book to have. However, all of it is up for discussion, and if you have any suggestions of things to change, subjects to add, people to interview, etc., we will soon open a new thread just to talk about it and collect ideas.


So what do you say? Excited to be part of the team? Excited to read it?

Seriously, have you ever seen a seriously interesting book related to Beyblade before?!




Image Slideshow on Index

We've seen you all wonder why there are sometimes 6x more guests online than Members. Well, so do we!

To help counter this and explain to visitors what the benefits of signing up on the World Beyblade Organization are, we have added a slider of images to show some of the top advantages. You'll only see the slideshow if you log out though. Let's cross our fingers!




No more Standard Rulebook

Times change, and since the Standard format isn't the type of tournament that's hosted the most anymore, we've decided to remove the Standard Rulebook altogether. That means that if you organise a tournament, yes you need to print a few more pages to account for all the formats, but at least there is only one document to refer to!

So, here's a link to the Universal Organized Play Rulebook, which is the only one left:
http://worldbeyblade.org/universalrules.pdf

For the moment, "Standard format" will keep that name, but yeah, you get the idea!


On the subject of rules, we also wanted to let you know that we are planning to make a few changes to the BeyPoint System, notably to accomodate tournaments with a lower limit of participants in dire cases, and also to support and clearly separate different formats. The revised version could take quite a while to come though since it's a lot of work! Events will still be processed meanwhile.




As times are slower than usual in Beyblade, we know you may find yourself wondering what to do anymore. But hey, it's not like everything falls to dust just because Beyblade releases are rarer. The WBO is a living proof that you don't need new products to be active in Beyblade!

Here are a few suggestions of things to do, if needed:

- Start up a tournament scene in your region: There are still a lot of orphan Bladers out there, some who are not on the World Beyblade Organization yet strangely, and, to name just one country, there's more than 75% of the United States that has essentially not been explored yet! Finding those lost Beyblade fans, whether online or physically in your region, can help an area find just enough players to hold a tournament. And wait- a change to the rules about the minimum number of participants is coming up shortly, so the target will be even lower! It's litterally at the tips of your fingers, World Bladers! And you don't have to help only for your own region; sometimes, a gesture will help worldwide!
- Tests that were never done before: Besides the Limited format which has not necessarily been fully tested yet, there are several things to test that people might not realise over time. Mercury? We barely have any idea how it works in comparison to other Metal Wheels on its level, which is what has led to there being no Beywiki article for it. On top of that, it's mentioned in this year's Scavenger Hunt, why not delve into out-of-the-ordinary formats? Zero-G + Plastics, why not? Plus, it's a secret, but we might try adding occasional 'restrictions' to the Limited format...! Prepare for it!
- Beywiki articles: The state of Beywiki is slightly better than before, but there are still so many articles missing, and some of them are not even about individual Beyblades. Think of a concept that needs to be immortalised somewhere for future or easy reference? That's probably exactly what belongs on Beywiki!
- WBO Book: You're more the type to write but not necessarily about the Beyblade spinning tops? You could participate to the WBO book project, or write your own series like some of your fellow Members!
- Imagine what the next Beyblade series will be: Why not put your mind to some juicy speculations about the future Beyblade series, if it's not a continuation of Metal Fight Beyblade? There's a lot to debate and be creative with that. http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Speculat...ies-system
- Be nostalgic about the Beyblade anime seasons: Less into the Beyblade toys and more interested in the anime associated with Beyblade? We just opened the Beyblade Spirit encyclopedia to the public and there's a lot to discover but also help out with! The series is full of jewels!


Got any other ideas? There's certainly not nothing to keep ourselves busy, for sure!




Host Change


We recently received the poor news that our host will be closing shop, so we just want to let you know that a move to a new host will be scheduled before the end of 2014, and during that moment the site will be temporarily closed for maintenance. Unless something goes wrong, this should only last a few hours. We will make a new announcement once we know exactly which day and time the change of host will take place, so definitely don't worry about anything!




Tweet away and be sure to share these celebrations on Facebook too! Don't forget to follow and like us as well!:


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Hey World Bladers,

We know many of you are on the look out for the new Beyblade Legends, so we've decided to give away one this month! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the November 2014 giveaway for one of the following Beyblade Legends!:
  • BB-28 Storm Pegasus 105RF
  • BB-30 Rock Leone 145WB
  • BB-43 Lightning L-Drago 100HF
  • BB-59 Burn Fireblaze 135MS
The winner of this giveaway will receive one of the above Beyblades of their choice, but in addition, to make the deal even sweeter, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

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

This contest will run for eight days until November 30th, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone!
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Hey World Bladers,

October is synonym of fall, of the second month of school, but also... Hallowe'en! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the October 2014 giveaway for an exclusive Diablo Nemesis X:D Halloween Ver. custom painted just for you guys by your fellow Member Leone19!

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

To make things even better, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

This contest will run for six days until October 31st, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone and Happy Halloween!

Beywiki's 7th Anniversary!!

  • Kai-V
  • Oct. 07, 2014  8:48 PM
Guess what, World Bladers? This website opened 7 years ago today! It's time to celebrate Beywiki!!


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Since it's still a work in progress, there aren't big changes as much as encouragements for you all to contribute to the max to this awesome project!


More kid-friendly

Admittedly, Beywiki doesn't visually appeal to kids, especially considering the numerous paragraphs of accurate and in-depth content we have, so to try and remedy this issue to possibly widen our audience, we're introducing the Bad, OK, and Great banners!

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Do you see a familiar face around? That's right, Blader DJ's here to help you understand whether a part is good or not!

These banners will be added to each part description like this:


[Image: BeywikiBannersExample.jpg]

(Leave us some time though, since we've got quite a few Beyblade articles to go through to add all the banners!)

That way, it's visually easy to identify whether a Beyblade is made of worthy parts and how many of them it has. Well, that's on top of the innovative feature we have, the Usefulness Categorization!

A thread will soon be created in the Beywiki Project forum where you'll be able to help and post which articles you have added the banners to just so we can verify that nothing was mislabeled. Stay tuned for the link to this topic, and thanks in advance for your help!


Have you got other ideas to improve Beywiki and make it kid-friendly? You can submit them here, or in the Suggestions for the Wiki thread.


On top of that, I've been doing some much needed updates, such as finally adding articles for accessories on Beywiki. It's not done yet though, so be slightly more patient!



Current Project of the Moment

That's right, it's time for another one of these!

The newest Project of the Moment's goal is to focus on the plastics and HMS articles, since they're lacking some love! It was brought to our attention, notably, that the Random Boosters articles for those generations needed some work, so that'll be on our list, but here are other subjects you can help with if you're knowledgeable about HMS and Plastics or that you own several of them at least:
  • Working on the few articles on plastic Beyblades that currently display inaccurate descriptions;
  • Write articles about Aero Knight MS and Dranzer MF;
  • Write articles for the several plastic Beyblades missing an article!

Discuss your desired contribution to this project and other ideas you think should be done in this area in the official thread for the Project of the Moment:
http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Project-...-the-roots



Introducing... WBO Anime and Manga!

Just because we're the most hardcore community for Beyblade metagame analysis doesn't mean that we've got no ties to the anime and manga attached to that game, and I used to own a website called Beyblade Spirit which mostly focused on that, so it's the perfect opportunity to bring that back to the public, since there's quite a lot of exclusive content there already! Give it up for the Beyblade Spirit encyclopedia!




The way it will work is that, since for some reason it got a lot of SPAM bots already, at least for the beginning all edits will have to go through me. We do want to moderate the quality of what gets published anyway, just like for Beywiki, so that's hitting two targets with one stone anyway.

I've already added all the content I had written for Beyblade Spirit back then, so there's a lot you can read and look at already, but to help add content, you can post right there:
http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Beyblade...cyclopedia


I think the anime is what makes most of us really nostalgic, and this wiki has a lot of running-down-the-memory-lane to bring you!



Face Contest: Design a WBO T-Shirt!

We're looking for design suggestions for what you think a WBO T-shirt should be (besides our current WBO logo, white T-shirt) and a few of you have offered to work on it in the past, so let's see you run wild with ideas for a shirt that would fully represent the World Beyblade Organization!

All details can be found in the following topic:
http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Face-Con...BO-T-Shirt

The contest ends on October 31st 2014 at 11:59:59 PM EST!



BeyChannel: DIR EN BEY Toronto tournament footage added!

A new video has been added to the Beyblade Channel, and it's the footage of the DIR EN BEY tournament that happened in Toronto back in November 2013, so enjoy the show!





Winner of the Passport Holder Giveaway

In almost record time, the winner of the brand new black Rev-Up Launcher that was up for grabs for Passport Holders only is...


...


Sniper! Congrats! You can claim your prize by contacting Kei and you can post your Face Booster selection right here. Enjoy!
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]





We hope that you'll all be able to be a part of the celebrations in one way or another, and remember that Beywiki, and now the Beyblade Spirit encyclopedia too, will always exist thanks to the members of this amazing community!
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Hey World Bladers,

The dreaded–for more reasons than one–Rev-Up Launchers are slowly becoming harder and harder to find, so we've decided to give one away this month! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the September 2014 giveaway for a brand new Rev-Up Launcher (Black)!

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

To make the deal even sweeter, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

This contest will run for seven days until September 30th, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone!
Hey World Bladers!

We've heard your pleas over the past few years and are excited to announce today that the WBO will be introducing a new Team Format! How will it work, you ask?



Introducing to WBO Organized Play:
TEAM FORMAT




Teams of 3
In this new experimental format variant, Bladers will begin by registering in teams of three.
  • When registering, teams must provide a team name that will be used to create a Team Account on the WBO.
  • Team Accounts may be used in the future for a potential separate Team Ranking in the BeyPoints System.
  • Team Accounts can only be created by attending a Team Format tournament and registering with your team. They will have a special "Team" user group applied to them to set them apart from regular users. Do not attempt to make Team Accounts outside of tournaments or you will be warned; the "Team" user group can only be applied by Committee Members anyways.

Team Captains
  • Each team must designate one member as the "Captain".
  • Captains have the right to remove members from their team in order to recruit new ones at any time, except during a tournament.
  • Captains can only lead one team, for life. So, think carefully before you decide to form your own team; in many ways you have more freedom as a regular team member. This is important to prevent the possibility of a team of three slowly removing/adding members and then one day ending up with three entirely different members. This way, three new members can't take over a highly ranked team as their own. There is always a link back to the 'soul' of the team if the Captain remains.
  • Should a Captain choose to dissolve a team, their ranking will be nullified entirely and the team will cease to exist. One exception that will be made is if a Captain chooses to retire from Beyblade. In this case, he or she can pass on the leadership to another member, but only if the team has 50+ Team BeyBattle wins at that point in time.

Which WBO Organized Play Formats can be used?
Depending on the amount of teams who register, the tournament will be hosted in either a Round Robin or Double Elimination format.
  • 3-4 Teams: Round Robin
  • 5-9 Teams: Double Elimination
  • 9+ Teams: Single Elimination

And the Team Format can be played using any regular WBO Organized Play Format: Standard, Zero-G, Limited, Plastics, or HMS.


"Team BeyBattles"
The Team Format introduces a new concept known as the "Team BeyBattle".
  • Each "Team BeyBattle" will consist of three regular best 3 out of 5 BeyBattles.
  • The team with the most round wins (which means a maximum of 9 "points" for a team if they won all three BeyBattles 3-0) will be the victor of that particular round. This means that two strong Bladers won't necessarily be able to carry one weak Blader on their team.
  • Each Blader will play one BeyBattle against one of the opposing three team members.

For example:

Team A: Kei, Blader DJ, The Boss
Team B: Kai-V, rooneyt, bugturtles

Kei vs. bugturtles - Kei Wins 3-2
Blader DJ vs. Kai-V - Blader DJ Wins 3-0
The Boss vs. rooneyt - rooneyt Wins 3-1

Final Score: 7-5 Team A

Before each BeyBattle begins, teams will have a brief period to decide who is playing that particular round. When both teams confirm they are ready, the judge will ask for both Bladers to step forward to the Beystadium. If at that point a player from one team does not advance in an effort to see who they will be playing against, an automatic BeyBattle loss will be issued to the offending team.

What happens in the case of a tie?
Here's another example:

Team A: Beholder, Uwik, Khel
Team B: SK, Alice, Bey Brad

Beholder vs. Bey Brad - Beholder Wins 3-2
Uwik vs. Alice - Uwik Wins 3-1
SK vs. Khel - SK Wins 3-0

Final Score: 6-6

In this case, one final BeyBattle will be played to determine the winner. However, the opposing teams will select the member that represents their opponent in the tiebreak. Each team will select a member, the Captains will notify the judge privately, and then the judge will announce the match up.

Team Size: Unlimited!
Teams must play in groups of three during Team Format tournaments, but this doesn't mean that teams are limited to three Bladers!
  • Teams are unlimited in size, but can have only one Captain.
  • Teams can be represented anywhere globally. For example: Team Kai-V can play in an event in the UK against Team Blitz, with members who have been approved by Team Captain Kai-V.
  • Teams, and individual Bladers may only participate in one Team Format event per month. This means that Team Kai-V cannot play in an event in both Montreal and the UK on the same week, for example.
  • If the Team Captain is not present to participate in a given tournament, a "provisional Captain" must be designated for that tournament to represent his/her team.
  • If new team members are representing a pre-existing team in a tournament, they must ask the Team Captain to PM the host to inform them that they have been approved to join their team and represent them.

"But I don't have a team!"
Don't worry! If you plan on attending a Team Format tournament but do not have a team, simply register yourself and we will find team member(s) for you from other players who have registered by themselves, or as groups of two.

Additionally, don't forget that we also have a Team Forum! You can try looking for team members there.

Team Format and the BeyPoint System
All individual BeyBattles played within the Team Format will be processed within the BeyPoint System as any BeyBattle in a normal tournament would be.

Team Format and Faces/Credits
Winning team members of Team Format tournaments will receive the brand new Triple Crown Face [Image: TripleCrown-Face.png]! All three team members who participated in a specific Team Format tournament will receive the Face.

Winning team members will also receive +2 Credits for winning the tournament, in addition to participation and majority win Credits.



Pilot Event
For now, Team Format is currently still in the experimental stage. As a result, particular details may change before it is officially introduced for use by hosts around the world. However, as a way of testing the format we have decided to use BEY OR DIE, our upcoming event at Unplugged Expo as the pilot event for the format!:

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
Unplugged Expo 2014 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chestnut Conference Centre - ELM Room
Register Now
STANDARD FORMAT - Team Variant

If you're able to make it up to Toronto, you won't want to miss this! Come prepared with your team to be a part of history as some of the first participants in the first ever WBO Team Format event! For more details please visit the:

Official Thread!

Yo World Bladers!


You were patient, and the next wave of Blader Rewards for the Credits campaign has finally arrived! Here are the prizes you will now be able to seek with your participation in our tournaments:

Blader Rewards - 4th Wave
  • Legend Beyblade Set + Prize Hunter Face - 130 Credits (1 in stock)
  • Lightning L. Drago 100HF Kyokuryuu Ver. (Coro Coro Limited Edition) + Prize Hunter Face - 90 Credits (2 in stock)
  • BB-10 BeyStadium Attack Type - 75 Credits (2 in stock)
  • BBG-24 Ultimate Synchrom DX Set (Attack & Balance) - 65 Credits (1 in stock)
  • BBG-25 Ultimate Synchrom DX Set (Defense & Stamina) - 65 Credits (1 in stock)
  • BB-96 Beyblade Super Deck Set - 55 Credits (2 in stock)
  • Omega Dragonis 85XF - 40 Credits (2 in stock)
  • WBO T-Shirt - 37 Credits (4 in stock)
  • Beyblade Rev Up Launcher - 35 Credits (1 in stock)
  • Ray Unicorno D125CS Aurora Ver. - 35 Credits (1 in stock)
  • VariAres D:D Mars Red Ver. - 33 Credits (1 in stock)
  • Dark Knight Dragooon LW160BSF Limited Golden Dragon Model - 33 Credits (1 in stock)
  • Dragoon S (Limited Edition Black Metallic Version, used) - 30 Credits (1 in stock)
  • BeyLauncher LR (Grey) - 25 Credits (2 in stock)
  • Seaborg (used) - 25 Credits (1 in stock)
  • Mercury Anubis 85XF Brave Ver. - 22 Credits (2 in stock)
  • Sol Blaze V145AS Gold Ver. - 22 Credits (1 in stock)
  • Bakushin Susanow 90WF Eclipse Ver. - 20 Credits (2 in stock)
  • BB-118 Phantom Orion B:D - 18 Credits (2 in stock)
  • BBG-26 Samurai Pegasis W105R2F - 18 Credits (2 in stock)
  • Gaia Dragoon V (used) - 18 Credits (1 in stock)
  • Draciel F (used) - 16 Credits (1 in stock)
  • Trypio (Red, used) - 14 Credits (1 in stock)
  • Guardian Driger (used) - 14 Credits (1 in stock)
  • Big Bang Pegasis Parts Set - 13 Credits (2 in stock)
  • Phantom Orion Parts Set - 13 Credits (2 in stock)
  • BBG-15 Metal Stone Face Ocean Blue Ver. - 11 Credits (4 in stock)
  • Launcher Grip (Black) - 10 Credits (4 in stock)

And as always, you can exchange your Credits just for Face Boosters too, like the following:

Stone Face Booster AMETHYST - 5 Credits
Stone Face Booster SAPPHIRE - 5 Credits
Stone Face Booster EMERALD - 5 Credits
Stone Face Booster RUBY - 5 Credits
Stone Face Booster ONYX - 5 Credits
Face Booster JET - 4 Credits
Face Booster PEARL - 4 Credits
Face Booster CRIMSON - 3 Credits
Face Booster AZURE - 3 Credits
Face Booster AMBER - 3 Credits
Face Booster VIOLET - 3 Credits
Face Booster JADE - 3 Credits
Face Booster DIAMOND - 2 Credits

The 'costs' haven't changed!


Just to remind everyone, here's how you can get Credits at WBO events:

For getting the 1st place in a tournament: +3
For getting the 2nd place in a tournament: +2
For getting the 3rd place in a tournament: +1
For winning the majority of your matches: +1
Organising a tournament: +1
Participating in a tournament: +1


That means that if, for example, you hosted a tournament and ended up coming first on top, then you'd get a total of 6 Credits!



But wait, we also have a surprise for some of you! Since the temporary wave 3.5 of the Blader Rewards ended rather soon at the beginning of July, which caused a void for the whole rest of the month until July 31st, and that it would have been more or less fair to be able to process some July tournaments before the cutoff date and others only afterwards that would have counted towards wave 4, we decided to award Credits earned during July only now!


Enjoy these new prizes, especially the few plastic Beyblades in there!




On top of that, we're also ready to unveil the long-awaited, long list of winners in several past BeyLottos!!


GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT 2 Qualifiers BeyLotto

3rd place - WBO 4GB USB Key + Beyblade 4D Poster

...

.:Libra:.!


2nd place - WBO 4GB USB Key + Beyblade 4D Poster + BB-96 Beyblade Super Deck Set

...

Cake!


And in 1st place - WBO T-Shirt + WBO 4GB USB Key + Beyblade 4D Poster + BB-96 Beyblade Super Deck Set

...

...

Suntailhawk!



BeyDays BeyLotto

Remember there were ten top prizes for this? Well, we got some special guests, so we're adding an eleventh!

11th place - Autographed Toby and Zeo postal cards!

And this is won by...

...

DRAGON KING EX!


Here are the winners for the already known prizes now:

8th to 10th place - BB-96 Beyblade Super Deck Set

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...

Cye Kinomiya!
Sniper!
Prash23!


7th place - BeyStadium Attack Type

[Image: WBOAttackTypeBeyStadium.jpg]

...

geetster99!


5th to 6th place - BBG-24 or BBG-25 Ultimate Synchrom DX Set

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...

saiyengoku!
DeadPool_!



Finally, the four lucky winners of ~ANYTHING YOU WANT~ are...

...

...

ThreeNames!
Pockyx3!
Lion furry 7!
Suntailhawk!


Damn, Suntailhawk wins two BeyLottos so far! Congratulations to everyone and thanks for participating in the events that gave you an entry for the BeyLotto! To claim your prizes, send your shipping information to Kei in a private message, and we'll get them sent out to you as soon as possible.


But oh, when does a BeyDay BeyLotto only include so few winners and prizes? Of course, let's not forget to make the Faces rain with Face Boosters!!
  • -Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
    -Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
    -Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
    -Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
    -Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
    -Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]
    -Face Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
    -Face Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]


The following lucky Bladers will be able to choose one among the above Face Boosters:

zeonhenriques
nickien
OnTheDL
russel blader
j7bey
EDB
RockLeone145WB
Dsiks
Kei
JesseObre
ryedog
Arupaeo
TheBlackDragon
Joshil100
ashton pinto
kami
Lathe
~Midnight~
akalajian
kbargas
Fang Wolf
Pascal
TheWhiteTiger
Thunder Dome


Congrats! And don't forget that even the winners of a physical prize mentioned previously for BeyDays also get to choose a Face Booster! Post your Face Booster selection here in this topic!



HMS & Plastic Remembrance Day BeyLotto

Let's start with the Beyblade prizes, from the bottom to the top of course!



5th Place: Seaborg 2, Trypio, Dranzer F, Wyborg & Galman

The winner is...

...

Greninja Master!


4th Place: Draciel F, Seaborg 2, Driger F, Master Dranzer & Dragoon F

...

DefStamina88!


3rd Place: Dranzer F, Dragoon F, Salamalyon, Master Driger, Seaborg 2 & Gaia Dragoon

...

Thunder Dome!


2nd Place: Salamalyon, Auto Change Balancer, Dragoon F, Cyber Dragoon, Gaia Dragoon, Driger F & Master Draciel

...

Ritsuka!


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And the big big prize of Cyber Dranzer (courtesy of Cannon), Dragoon F, Driger S, Wolborg 2, Seaborg, Draciel F, Draciel S goes to...

...

Stormscorpio1!!


Damn, it pays to be a North Carolina Blader this time for sure!

You guys can claim your prizes by contacting Kei and giving him your mailing details. Congratulations to all!


On top of that, the 1st to 10th place winners can choose one among
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]


And the 6th to 10th winners are...


...


Primus
ASAP_SOSA_99
geetster99
Vidaljuventus
Sniper
!


It's not even finished yet! The 11th to 30th-place winners get one of the following
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]


So, ladies and gentlemen, in 11th to 30th place in this fabulous BeyLotto, is...

...

...

Tigerofthewest
~Midnight~
TheBlackDragon
Dark_Mousy
JesseObre
Mango
BramptonBladers
XtraCorruption
LMAO
OnTheDL
KGirl
Kei
Bladerblock
The Supreme One
*Ginga*
Chris
Wombat
samurai Tite
pyrus10000
Alex02
!


As always, post your choice of Face Booster in this thread, and we'll shoot the Faces your way once we've gotten a few at once!





A new video has been added to BeyChannel : the tournament video for A YEAR: The Month of Dreading that happened in September 2013 in Toronto!








We just wanted to also repeat that all buyers and sellers should be extremely wary of who they are dealing with on the World Beyblade Organization. If a seller claims to have a Beyblade and does not provide photographs with their username on a piece of paper in it, don't send them any money!

Recently, user STICK-G has been discovered to be a frauder, especially with his account Swag007. He has affected at least two Members here, who were fortunately able to win their causes on Paypal against him, but if even we banned him, just be cautious no matter who it is!




In conclusion, we hope you enjoyed these news, and be on the lookout for further positive announcements in the near future!
Is the hangover from BeyDays finished? Are you finally done with school and ready for some action?! Oh yeah, you got it right, it’s time to go back to the source of the joy : HMS & Plastic Remembrance Day!!


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The dates to look out for this year areJuly 19th & 20th. Let’s blaze the world with the celebrations!


Tournaments of the HMS or Plastic format!

On this beautiful weekend, the most dedicated areas will be taking some time to remember the genesis of Beyblade in the world! Here's the current list of tournaments part of HMS & Plastic Remembrance Day:

July 18th 2014 (exceptionally)
July 19th 2014
July 20th 2014
Yeah, not many confirmed tournaments so far, but we’re almost a month away, so hold on and prepare your horses!



As can be done even during the rest of the year if there are no other prizes, the top three winners in these tournaments can choose one of the following exclusive Face Boosters:
  • Face Booster MAROON [Image: faceboostermaroon.png]
  • Face Booster FLAXEN [Image: faceboosterflaxen.png]
  • Face Booster CELESTE [Image: faceboosterceleste.png]

If you’re part of the top 3 in one of the above events, tell the WBO Organizer what your choice of Face Booster among the list is so that the Committee can open it for you!

Additionally, these three Face Boosters are now available for all plastics and HMS tournaments throughout the year, even if there are prizes!!



Woah, wait! You can still win anyway at the WBO regardless of how well you do in tournaments! All entrants of an HMS or Plastic tournament held on the Remembrance Day will also receive 1 extra Credit just for playing in the event! In other words, you'll get 2 Credits just for participating, and that means you could get a free Face Booster or even better prizes in our Blader Rewards Campaign!


Exclusive BeyLotto

Plastics and HMS are awesome on their own and are enough reason to enter a tournament (or 2!) during these celebrations in July, but extra incentive certainly never hurt anyone! The WBO brings you the traditional exclusive, limited BeyLotto! The only requirement in order to be entered for a chance to win a prize is to play in a tournament on HMS & Plastic Remembrance Day! Phew, no weird ritual to do to be accepted; school’s over, remember?


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The prizes this year will certainly make you drool!

[Image: CyberDranzer_BeyLotto.JPG]

1st Place: Cyber Dranzer (courtesy of Cannon), Dragoon F, Driger S, Wolborg 2, Seaborg, Draciel F, Draciel S!!

2nd Place: Salamalyon, Auto Change Balancer, Dragoon F, Cyber Dragoon, Gaia Dragoon, Driger F, Master Draciel!

3rd Place: Dranzer F, Dragoon F, Salamalyon, Master Driger, Seaborg 2, Gaia Dragoon!

4th Place: Draciel F, Seaborg 2, Driger F, Master Dranzer, Dragoon F!

5th Place: Seaborg 2, Trypio, Dranzer F, Wyborg, Galman!



On top of that, the 1st to 10th place winners will have their choice of
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]


11th to 30th Place will have their choice of
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]


Also, because some tournament organizers may not be able to secure prizes for their tournaments in time, the top two prizes from the BeyLotto will be limited to the Bladers who finish in the top three of their local tournament.




But what’s that? Yeah, too small for a normal WBO announcement? You’re right, let the other goodies roll on!



Blader Rewards

In light of the news that the uberawesome Wyvern DJ Gold Ver. has been claimed in the current Blader Rewards campaign but that at least two or three of you were putting a lot of effort into accumulating enough Credits to catch that prize before anybody else, it’s definitely time for some new prizes to be instated!

However, since we usually ensure that Members do not have so many Credits as to claim all the good prizes right at the beginning of the new wave, but that, at the same time, right now we don’t want to forget the original contenders for the Wyvern DJ Gold Ver., this wave will actually be smaller and really short so you guys can spend your Credits properly before we have to reduce them to 7 by the end of July 31st 2014. Here’s the list!

Blader Rewards - Wave 3.5
  • BB-96 Beyblade Super Deck Set - 50 Credits (1 in stock)
  • Dark Knight Dragooon LW160BSF Limited Golden Dragon Model - 40 Credits (1 in stock)
  • VariAres D:D Mars Red Ver. - 35 Credits (1 in stock)
  • Sol Blaze Gold Ver. - 28 Credits (1 in stock)
  • Bakushin Susanow 90WF - 28 Credits (1 in stock)
  • BBG-15 Metal Stone Face Ocean Blue Ver. - 15 Credits (1 in stock)
  • Launcher Grip (Black) - 15 Credits (1 in stock)
  • BB-81 Launcher Rubber - 12 Credits (2 in stock)

As usual, just contact a Committee Member, mainly Kei, if you’ve got enough Credits and want to claim one of the prizes before it’s too late!

Stay tuned for the next big wave, the 4th!!



New Avatars
Superb, we're unleashing five new avatars to use in your profile to celebrate HMS & Plastic Remembrance Day not only now, but during the whole year too!

[Image: dark_leopard_ms.png] [Image: samurai_changer_ms.png] [Image: wyvern_dj.png] [Image: dragoon_ms.png] [Image: dranzer_ms.png]


You'll find them in the Avatar Gallery, when you go to your User CP and click on the left on "Change avatar". Enjoy!



GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT 2 ENCORE : Plastics
Hey guys, the official video of GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT 2 ENCORE : Plastics that happened on May 26th is now up! Check it out :







Organized Play Rule New Releases

(We already posted these in an announcement topic, but just for more visibility!)

Finally, some official new releases for those old Organized Play documents! We’re proud to announce the publishing of the Universal Rulebook Release 6 and the Event Guide Release 3, which should all make your lives easier!

Universal Rules Release 6
Event Guide Release 3

All WBO Organizers should make sure to print these new versions, and every Member needs to read both of these documents from the beginning to the end again to refresh their memories and make sure they’re aware of the major new rules, like the following :

  • Limited Format: It’s all known already, but all the details about the Limited Format are now included black on white in the Universal Rulebook.
  • Stalling Clause: The time for the Stalling Clause has been brought down from 4 to 3 minutes.
  • Attachment Tricks : It’s now illegal to try playing on words about whether your Beyblade is attached/ready/inserted/etc. No fake attachment is allowed either, and while i twas obvious, nobody can lie to a judge like by saying that they’re ready when they’re not.
  • Re-Shoot Clause: When invoking this clause, if you choose to switch your launcher, it must now be the exact same launcher type. You cannot switch from a Light Launcher 2 to a Rev Up Launcher anymore!
  • Winning Combinations : It was already announced last year, but posting the list of the top three winners’ winning customizations for a tournament in a timely fashion is now officially mandatory. The only exception, as always, is if a big event is coming up like a championship and that a qualifier winner will be traveling to the final tournament in that championship. However, even in that case, their previous winning combination will simply have to be posted right after the championship. If a host cannot do it for some reason, the lists can simply be sent to a Committtee Member who will then post them in the Winning Combinations topic.
  • Seaborg Tip Inverting : Legalized a year ago too, the possibility of inverting the rubber tip of Seaborg’s Defense Grip Base is officially in the books now!
  • Judge Impartiality : You’d think this was obvious, but some complaints and questionable behaviors have made us clearly write in the Organized Play Rules that, of course, no judge should even look as if they observed what a Blader was using and then go talk to the opponent who happens to be their friend or even their rival. You can’t give off that impression at all, so if that means you have to restrain yourself and remain seated at the stadium in silence until both Bladers are ready, then so be it!
  • Clear Numbers : The Event Guide is now a lot clearer! There are clear numbers for each format, as well as refined explanations where applicable. We’ve also added Swiss as an official format, but make sure you only use it if you fully understand its workings!


That’s about it, but just in case we forgot any detail, as we mentioned, make sure to download and read the new versions right now!



New Promotions!

The World Beyblade Organization is proud to welcome Naijalak on its Committee!

On top of that, we’d also like to announce that the following Members are now Advanced Members : Time, Stars, TheBlackDragon, geetster99, ლ(ಠ益ಠლ), Wombat, and Cake!


Congratulations everybody, you’ve definitely made your qualities shine through!





And now…


THE ONE, THE ONLY…


BLADER DJ~!!

Organized Play Rules new releases!

  • Kai-V
  • Jun. 22, 2014  4:12 AM
(Something's coming up, but meanwhile...)


Finally, some official new releases for those old Organized Play documents! We’re proud to announce the publishing of the Universal Rulebook Release 6 and the Event Guide Release 3, which should all make your lives easier!

Universal Rules Release 6
Event Guide Release 3

All WBO Organizers should make sure to print these new versions, and every Member needs to read both of these documents from the beginning to the end again to refresh their memories and make sure they’re aware of the major new rules, like the following :
  • Limited Format: It’s all known already, but all the details about the Limited Format are now included black on white in the Universal Rulebook.
  • Stalling Clause: The time for the Stalling Clause has been brought down from 4 to 3 minutes.
  • Attachment Tricks : It’s now illegal to try playing on words about whether your Beyblade is attached/ready/inserted/etc. No fake attachment is allowed either, and while it was obvious, nobody can lie to a judge like by saying that they’re ready when they’re not.
  • Re-Shoot Clause: When invoking this clause, if you choose to switch your launcher, it must now be the exact same launcher type. You cannot switch from a Light Launcher 2 to a Rev Up Launcher anymore!
  • Winning Combinations : It was already announced last year, but posting the list of the top three winners’ winning customizations for a tournament in a timely fashion is now officially mandatory. The only exception, as always, is if a big event is coming up like a championship and that a qualifier winner will be traveling to the final tournament in that championship. However, even in that case, their previous winning combination will simply have to be posted right after the championship. If a host cannot do it for some reason, the lists can simply be sent to a Committtee Member who will then post them in the Winning Combinations topic.
  • Seaborg Tip Inverting : Legalized a year ago too, the possibility of inverting the rubber tip of Seaborg’s Defense Grip Base is officially in the books now!
  • Judge Impartiality : You’d think this was obvious, but some complaints and questionable behaviors have made us clearly write in the Organized Play Rules that, of course, no judge should even look as if they observed what a Blader was using and then go talk to the opponent who happens to be their friend or even their rival. You can’t give off that impression at all, so if that means you have to restrain yourself and remain seated at the stadium in silence until both Bladers are ready, then so be it!
  • Clear Numbers : The Event Guide is now a lot clearer! There are clear numbers for each format, as well as refined explanations where applicable. We’ve also added Swiss as an official format, but make sure you only use it if you fully understand its workings!


That’s about it, but just in case we forgot any detail, as we mentioned, make sure to download and read the new versions right now!

(Refresh the page of the .pdf documents if the same old versions appear when you click on the links above!)

BeyDays 2014: 6th Edition!

  • Kai-V
  • May. 20, 2014  1:36 AM
Dear World Bladers,


Get up from your desktop, open your house door and embrace life: it's the time for celebrations!


On May 24th and May 25th, Bladers around the world stump their feet so remarkably that the dust has no time to settle: it's the sixth year of BEYDAYS!!


In the spirit of BeyDays, as you saw, we organised the second WBO North American Championship: GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT 2! Winners of qualifiers around North America will come together to battle and determine the best player of the continent!
However, the focus of BeyDays isn't just one tournament: it's all the events happening around the world at once, in just one weekend! Here's the list of dedicated communities this year:

May 24th
May 25th

That's quite a list, but we know we can do better than that, it's not too late! Where's Italy, and perhaps the United Kingdom ?


To help everyone out, we've got several cool features for you this year:
  • Regions who have never hosted a WBO tournament in the past will be able to hold a free event for BeyDays 2014 without the $5 entry fee!
  • We will also waive the entry fee for regions that have not hosted an approved tournament in the last five months!
  • If you can't quite get the eight required confirmed participants yet, we'll send invites to the Members who signed up on the BeyMap in your area to urge them to attend and have fun on BeyDays, before the Event Proposal is even approved!
  • We're increasing the limit of Credits that can be gained during one weekend from the regular 8 to 16! Battle all night if you must!

BeyDays, with all those exceptions, is the best opportunity to start up an active Beyblade scene in your region for the rest of the year!

So, do you want to host a BeyDays 2014 tournament in your area?
Click here for details! (Click to View)

Each participant of a BeyDays tournament will receive the brand new Face of Days V, simply for showing up and playing at an event! The design will be revealed... later!



Now, let the drums roll for...


... the BeyLotto!

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This year again, every participant of a BeyDays tournament will be automatically entered in this BeyLotto. The more tournaments you enter, the more chances you have in the lottery which will be done completely at random.


Every winner will be able to choose one of the following Face Boosters for grabs in the BeyDays BeyLotto; don't miss this chance to decorate your profile with a nifty Face!
  • -Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
    -Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
    -Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
    -Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
    -Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
    -Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]
    -Face Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
    -Face Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]


There'll be a total of... 35 winners! Places are limited this time, so do all you can to help your luck!

In addition to those Face Boosters, BeyDays calls for actual physical prizes, oh yes! And we're bringing back... ~ANYTHING YOU WANT~!! You want a new Girago to improve one of your combos? Boom! Your collection of recolours is missing a blue Orojya Revizer? Yatta! Your wish is our command!

For this special prize of CHOICE though, all we ask is that:
- The winners give a list of three wanted Beyblade products;
- The list should be in order of desire;
- The products should be reasonable- there's only been one recorded Diablo Nemesis Dragren Ver., yo!


What's that? Winners? Absolutely! There'll be four winners of ~ANYTHING YOU WANT~!! Here's the complete list of prizes for the BeyDays BeyLotto:

  • 1st to 4th Place - Your choice!

  • 5th & 6th Place - BBG-24 or BBG-25 Ultimate Synchrom DX Set!

  • Lucky 7th Place - BB-10 BeyStadium Attack Type!

  • 8th to 10th Place - BB-96 Beyblade Super Deck Set!


At least, that's what the list is so far...!



Purchasing or currently having a Blader Passport will ensure you a very special place in the results if you are picked! For example, the first three winners will be Passport Holders, as a way to thank you for your support towards the World Beyblade Organization!
Blader Passports can be purchased at the cost of $10 US either online via our Passport page, or at any official WBO tournament.

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 BeyChannel, you'll get an extra entry in the BeyLotto! Show us what your community's like and how intense the battles were!

If you have footage please send 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.


But wait- post a BeyDays tournament report, and also gain extra BeyLotto entries!

That's right: it could be on this topic, or in the thread dedicated specifically to the tournament you attended, but if you post a report of the event you played in, you'll automatically get an additional BeyLotto entry! It can be about the customizations you noticed were being used, what the ambiance was like, what you would improve or simply what you liked!




Spread the word out and support the WBO and BeyDays on Twitter and on Facebook!

[Image: twitteric.png] @worldbeyblade [Image: facebookic.png] WorldBeybladeOrganization

#BEYBLADE #BEYDAYS

People may think Beyblade is "dead" right now, but that is what BeyDays was always about: not only does this site exist no matter the period, but we celebrate Beyblade in as many locations around the world as possible in any situation, all at once!



What're we doing?

A new topic will be opened as of today, called "What I did today for the WBO".

What's that for, you ask? While the level of activity isn't as overwhelming as it used to be during the peak of popularity Beyblade had one or two years ago, we find that it'd be important to keep track of each and every contribution to the World Beyblade Organization being made around the site. We all unconsciously contribute just by posting everyday, but concretely, was there something you did that made Beyblade and/or the World Beyblade Organization advance? Whether it's posted or in preparations, making sure all that help gets promoted in one single thread on the site will help everyone keep track of what each other person is doing to help. Sometimes, it's all work in the shadows that can't be posted for the moment, and perhaps a certain person is making annoying posts in your opinion, but hey, they have ten posts in the last few days in the "What I did today for the WBO" topic - maybe they're not that bad after all!

In that thread, you can SPAM it all you want with your contributions: it's probably the one place on this site where quantity means so much!

Visit the topic itself below for more details:
http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-What-I-d...or-the-WBO



Limited Format, in Zero-G?!

That's right: the default was to make Limited Format in standard stadiums, but what would happen with a similar ban list in Zero-G Stadiums? Oooh~

On this special occasion, we'd like to launch a wave of testing for this combination of formats, in the hopes of observing whether a completely different ban list would be needed, or if Limited Format could actually be done in Zero-G Stadiums and Standard-Format Stadiums!

Maybe even Chrome Up Modes can be useful in this new environment?!

Get your cardboard, your swaying stadium, and see whether the current ban list seems fair or needs some touchups in these other dynamics! Post your test results in the following thread dedicated to this potential format!
http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-MFB-Limi...Discussion



Face Contest: Photography 4!

Hey, these are becoming tradition every BeyDays!

The photography Face Contests always create a special buzz, so we're bringing the 4th edition to the table!

As usual, all you have to do is grab your camera and capture a magical or beautiful moment which involves at least one Beyblade. It can be from any generation, and it doesn't have to be the highest quality ever like for Beywiki photos, as long as something truly special is being illustrated!

For more details, check out the topic where you can post your entries:
http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-BeyDays-...tography-4

The deadline for this Face Contest is June 14th 2014. Good luck everyone!





The $20 BeyStadium deal is still on: we've got 12 BeyStadiums remaining, and we really want to revive Europe, so if you're interested, don't hesitate to apply for one just because it's limited - maybe you'll deserve one of those stadiums!

Quote:WBO Limited Offer: $20 BeyStadiums Attack Type!!

The WBO brings you yet another awesome exclusivity! It might be too late for BeyDays, but it's certainly never too late to start up some Beyblade activity in your region.

You think you'd be able to gather enough participants already? You know the rules by heart? Everyone's set on a date and a venue, but all that's missing is a legal stadium? This is exactly what you waiting for!

The World Beyblade Organization has acquired a limited set of BeyStadiums Attack Type and will give them away for the really low price of $20 to potential tournament hosts in new parts of the world that are usually quiet when it comes to Beyblading! These stadiums, the fairest ever made for the Metal Fight Beyblade series, can also complementarily be used for testing!

[Image: WBOAttackTypeBeyStadium.jpg]

There are just a few conditions that need to be fulfilled to be eligible for this deal:
  • The Member has to demonstrate clear, on-site efforts to concretise an event in their area, notably with eight or almost eight Bladers basically ready to play at any moment.
  • The region targetted by the Event Proposal has to be new to Beyblade tournaments or, depending on the demand, has to own too few legal stadiums for an event to reasonably run smoothly and quickly.
  • Of course, the cost for the stadium is $20, shipping included.

As it's been implied, we will deal with requests for those stadiums over in the Event Proposals sub-forum.


This deal is completely limited, due to production of Attack Type BeyStadiums having been stopped in Japan for some time now, so it's definitely your one and only chance! Grab this opportunity now while you can, and finally give your community what it's been thirsting for all this time!





We wish you an awesome BeyDays, no matter where you are! If there's one time to express your passion, it's on May 24th and May 25th. If we all come together, the future looks so bright, because we're building it!

The upgrade of our software is done!

  • Kai-V
  • Apr. 30, 2014  1:54 AM
Dear World Bladers,


We just wanted to notify you that we will most likely experience a short downtime of around an hour, perhaps two, on Thursday May 1st 2014 at 6 PM GMT/1PM ET, to allow for much needed software updates as well as plugin fixes.

Hopefully this will at least help us get rid of the SPAM bots!
[Image: Quetzalcoatl.jpg]

Hey World Bladers,

Even in Limited Format Canc-I mean, Quetzalcoatl might not be as great as we once thought it was, but it's still super cool! Especially the silver version, which is what we will be giving away this month! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the April 2014 giveaway for a brand new Quetzalcoatl 90WF (Silver Version)!

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

To make the deal even sweeter, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

This contest will run for eight days until April 30th, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone!
Limited Format Ban List v1.1 Effective Now

Newly Unbanned
  • WHEEL: Jade


As was initially intended with the Limited Format, the ban list is dynamic, so this is by no means final. We will continue to monitor the status of the format and further updates will be made when it becomes obvious that certain parts are deserving of being banned/unbanned. This is something that is going to continually evolve as a result of community involvement; it can therefore only happen if you all continue to embrace the format as you have thus far. So, keep hosting Limited Format tournaments!

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

MFB Limited Ban List Discussion (Public)
Official Limited Ban List Discussion (Veterans)
and the MFB: Limited Discussion forum.
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World Bladers!

Last year, we started a revolution … now it’s time for the Grand Battle to not begin ... but continue! Nearly a decade ago, WBO & Off The Chain Founder Bey Brad hosted a tournament titled “GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT” at ANIME NORTH 2005, and in honour of that we decided that it would be appropriate to name the tournament this year, GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT ...2! Why is it a "grand battle", you ask? Well, it's because the tournament will be our second North American Championship as a part of ANIME NORTH 2014 and BEYDAYS 2014!!



[Image: JlDi8LJ.png]

SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014
Anime North 2014 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel - Haliburton Room
LIMITED FORMAT

On Saturday, May 24th, 2014 during our annual global celebration of Beyblade, BEYDAYS, the best Bladers in North America will gather in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at ANIME NORTH 2014 in order to compete for the prestigious title of WBO North American Champion 2014!!!

So, do you think you have what it takes? GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT 2 will be open to the public, but if you don't live near Toronto, you can earn paid travel expenses to Toronto by winning a tournament in the WBO North American Championship Qualifier Series!


This list is likely not final, so please stay tuned for updates about more qualifiers in the coming days/weeks!


All tournaments will be played in the new Limited Format.

If you are not familiar with Limited Format, please take the time to read through this thread:
MFB: Limited :: Primer, Random Thoughts, and Q&A Thread!

And for the up to date ban list for Limited Format, please check this thread:
Limited Ban List Discussion

What do Qualifiers win?
Winners of these tournaments will receive the following:
  • Paid travel expenses, by plane or bus (whichever is cheapest), or car to ANIME NORTH 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT 2.
  • An ANIME NORTH 2014 Pass

Qualifiers will be responsible for finding/paying for accommodations in Toronto, but we will work closely with each of you to make sure that you find somewhere suitable. Additionally, the winner will be required to consult with the Committee before booking their flight/bus, and then after approval, provide a booking confirmation to the WBO Committee before they can provide reimbursement for the traveling costs. We can also reimburse gas costs, but in that case, reimbursement will only take place in person after we have received gas receipts.

Tournaments All Weekend!
In honour of the original GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT in 2005 where competitors used HMS Beyblades, we have decided that in addition to GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT 2: WBO North American Championship 2014 on Saturday, May 24th at ANIME NORTH 2014, it would be fitting to–for the first time ever at AN–also host not one, not two … not three … but four other tournaments on Friday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 25th! This will bring us to a total of five tournaments for the entire weekend, spanning all five WBO Organized Play Formats including not only HMS and Plastics, but also the Standard and Zero-G Formats! Here is the full schedule:



Click on the names above for the official threads for each tournament and let us know which ones you plan on attending!

Why should I participate in all of these tournaments?
Besides how much fun it's going to be to play in every existing WBO Organized Play Format over one weekend ... as an added incentive to encourage everyone to participate in as many of these tournaments as possible, there will be added benefits to participating in any (or all!) of the tournaments at AN!:
  • Increased Credit Limit to 16 (regularly only 8 Credits per week is permitted)
  • Each tournament grants you an extra entry into the BEYDAYS 2014 BeyLotto (prizes to be announced at a later date)
  • If you participate in at least one tournament on each day (Friday, May 23rd, Saturday, May 24th, and Sunday, May 25th) you will be eligible to receive a two Face Boosters of your choice (same selection as is listed in the section below)!


Mandatory $5 Entry Fee = More Qualifiers + Extra Credits + Free Face Booster!
To help subsidize the high cost of flying/busing the qualifiers to Toronto, a mandatory $5 entry fee will be imposed on all Qualifier Series tournaments, regardless of whether or not a participant has a Blader Passport (if you wish to purchase a Blader Passport, the total cost would be $15 at a Qualifier Series tournament), and there will be no prize reimbursement apart from the travel expenses for the winner. We hope that everyone can understand this! The more funds we have, the bigger this championship will be! However, to show our appreciation for your cooperation and support in helping to fund the championship, all participants in Qualifier Series tournaments will receive the following:
  • +1 Extra Credit to be used for prizes from our awesome Blader Rewards, on top of whatever they would have normally earned.
  • One of these Face Boosters:
    -Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
    -Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
    -Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
    -Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
    -Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
    -Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]
    -Stone Face Booster AMETHYST [Image: vszk.png]
    -Stone Face Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: 7kje.png]
    -Stone Face Booster EMERALD [Image: 9wl8.png]
    -Stone Face Booster RUBY [Image: 1g30.png]
    -Stone Face Booster ONYX [Image: 4dtz.png]
  • New Passport Holders will earn +2 Extra Credits, rather than +1, 2 Face Boosters from the list above, rather than just 1, and they will be entered into an exclusive Passport Holder Only BeyLotto!:

[Image: beylotto.png]

All Passport Holders who participate in a WBO North American Championship Qualifier Series tournament will gain an entry into this exclusive BeyLotto! What can you win, you ask? Well, here's the prize breakdown:

1st Place: WBO T-Shirt + WBO 4GB USB Key + Beyblade 4D Poster + BB-96 Beyblade Super Deck Set

2nd Place: WBO 4GB USB Key + Beyblade 4D Poster + BB-96 Beyblade Super Deck Set

3rd Place:: WBO 4GB USB Key + Beyblade 4D Poster

The WBO 4GB USB Keys and Beyblade 4D Posters are being donated by our very own WBO Authorized Dealer, dimsum2u! You can see what items he has for sale here.



Blader Rewards Update
Wondering where you can spend all of those extra Credits you'll be earning by participating in the Qualifiers and all five tournaments on the AN weekend? In addition to what is still available on the list right now, we have just added the following new items to the list:
  • BB-96 Beyblade Super Deck Set - 40 Credits (3 in stock)
  • Sol Blaze Gold Ver. - 22 Credits (2 in stock)
  • Bakushin Susanow 90WF - 22 Credits (3 in stock)
  • BB-58 Beylauncher Suspension - 9 Credits (2 in stock)
  • BBG-15 Metal Stone Face Ocean Blue - 9 Credits (4 in stock)

And ... the new Stone Face Boosters are also available!
  • Stone Face Booster AMETHYST [Image: vszk.png] - 5 Credits
  • Stone Face Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: 7kje.png] - 5 Credits
  • Stone Face Booster EMERALD [Image: 9wl8.png] - 5 Credits
  • Stone Face Booster RUBY [Image: 1g30.png] - 5 Credits
  • Stone Face Booster ONYX [Image: 4dtz.png] - 5 Credits



Donations
For anybody who wishes to support us beyond participating in any of the qualifier tournaments, you are also welcome to make a donation!
As always, for every $10 donated, you'll receive a gift from us in the form of Face Booster WHITE, Face Booster WHITE II, or Face Booster BLACK II; it's your choice.

[Image: FaceBoosterIconWhitev2.png] [Image: FaceBoosterIconWhiteII.png] [Image: FaceBoosterIconBLACKII.png]

However, for those of you who are even more awesome and choose to donate more (before May 12th, 2014), we have some very special gifts available!:

Royal Face
1. For a limited time, donators of at least $30 will have the option of choosing the retired Royal Face instead. It has not been openly available for nearly five years!

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Signed WBO T-Shirt
2. Donators of at least $60 will receive a WBO T-Shirt signed by all Committee Members–both current and former–who attend GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT 2, including WBO Founder, Bey Brad!

Signed BB-10
3. Donators of at least $100 will receive a BB-10 BeyStadium Attack Type signed by all Committee Members–both current and former–who attend GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT 2, including WBO Founder, Bey Brad!

All donations and entry fees will be used to help fund GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT 2, including, but not limited to, things such as: plane/bus tickets for qualifiers, prizes, trophies, and promotional materials (posters, flyers, etc).



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Official Thread
If you think you can make it to the tournament, post in the official thread here! If you have any questions about the tournament specifically, please post them there.

Are you as excited about the championship as we are?! If so, be sure to tell your friends about it! And if you haven't already, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook!

[Image: twitteric.png] @worldbeyblade [Image: facebookic.png] WorldBeybladeOrganization

Spread the word!
#BEYBLADE #GBT2 #WBO

Like last year, this will without a doubt be one of the biggest, most exciting events in WBO history, so if you can make it, you will not want to miss it! For those of you around the world who won't be able to make it, you can be certain that there will be extensive coverage of the entire tournament here on the WBO, on our Twitter/Facebook pages, and on BeyChannel!



For everybody else around the world, it's a bit too early to announce anything regarding other BEYDAYS 2014 tournaments around the world, but please stay tuned for news in the future for tournaments near you! Smile
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Hey World Bladers,

We know that many of you are still looking to improve your collection of Beyblades for use in the new Limited Format, so based on some of your suggestions from last month we thought ... what better way to do that than to giveaway the awesome BB-96 Beyblade Super Deck Set which contains Pegasis, Libra, Burn, and several other useful parts! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the February 2014 giveaway for a brand new BB-96 Super Deck Set!

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

To make the deal even sweeter, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

This contest will run for one week until March 1st, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone!
As we mentioned during our 5th WBO Anniversary, the World Beyblade Organization is about to hit quite a milestone:


We will soon reach 500 tournaments organized around the world!

On December 4th 2013, we were at 461 events already. But right now, almost two months later, we're already at...


487 events, which means there are only 13 tournaments left until the big Half-Thousand!!


The road to this huge achievement is paved with great prizes too! To honor those who help us get to this milestone, we announced the following campaign:
  • For every weekend where two or more regions host successful tournaments, a prize will be given randomly among the participants of those events!
  • For every weekend where two tournaments are held, two Stone Face Boosters will be given randomly among each tournament! And for three, three Stone Face Boosters, etc.!

Some brand new Face Boosters just for this, what a treat! Here's what you could get from them:

Stone Face Booster AMETHYST [Image: vszk.png]
Stone Face Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: 7kje.png]
Stone Face Booster EMERALD [Image: 9wl8.png]
Stone Face Booster RUBY [Image: 1g30.png]
Stone Face Booster ONYX [Image: 4dtz.png]

26 New Faces are available in total! Check 'em out!:

Common
[Image: iwsp.png] [Image: nnqd.png] [Image: tjti.png] [Image: s86e.png] [Image: 3nzl.png] [Image: by2m.png] [Image: z7c4.png] [Image: m1cv.png] [Image: 9vzw.png] [Image: 1ya4.png]

Uncommon
[Image: 1x4g.png] [Image: guwe.png] [Image: boso.png] [Image: 25dm.png] [Image: lsqn.png]

Rare
[Image: yme3.png] [Image: fuz9.png] [Image: gq36.png] [Image: b0za.png] [Image: svwn.png]

And we will also be introducing two new rarities …!

SECRET RARE
[Image: lf86.png] [Image: lf86.png] [Image: lf86.png] [Image: lf86.png] [Image: lf86.png]

ULTRA SECRET RARE
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You'll have to wait for someone to obtain these insanely rare Faces first before they can be revealed to the world. Wink




Let's already announce the winners of the first few weekends!



Week from December 4th to December 8th 2013

There were two events, all in North Carolina, so the winners of a Stone Face Booster are...


...


Thunder Dome!

stormscorpio1!

ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)!

And Tigerofthewest!

Congratulations to you four! Make sure to post your Stone Face Booster selection in this topic.




Week from December 9th to December 15th 2013

Events were held in four different regions on that weekend, wow!

Since some tournaments had only the minimum of eight players though, it would not make much sense to give Stone Face Boosters to the majority of the participants, so we'll set a limit of four Stone Face Boosters per event. Here are the winners this week!

...

kalpeshp!

shubham123!

joelbenny!

Justaway!

Stars!

Burn Rock Virgo!

LikeABoss921!

*Ginga*!

geetster99!

beymaster15963!

Arupaeo!

Time!

Pegasus78610!

Maximum Dranzer!

Rayx nikhil!

AdityaTheBlader!

Pockyx3!

The Sponge!

Daegor42!

JesseObre!



For the prize, the World Beyblade Organization is proud to announce that the following items are generously donated by Rising Star Games! Thank you so much guys!

The prize, or prizes, are...


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A Toys "R" Us-exclusive Super Vortex Battle Set Sonic version + a sweet Ginga binder!


And the winner is...

...

Imran/Wasim_2000!

Congratulations, you're the winner of this interesting set! Make sure to send your address to Kai-V to claim your prize.






The next weeks... later! Congrats to all the winners so far!
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Hey World Bladers,

If you've Liked our Facebook Page you'll likely already know that we recently purchased some super cool recolours to use for ... something! Well, we've decided to use one of them for this months giveaway! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the January 2014 giveaway for a brand new limited edition Saramanda Ifraid DF145BS Burst Flame Ver. or Orojya Reviser T125JB! The winner may choose to receive whichever one they like.

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

To make the deal even sweeter, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

This contest will run for one week until February 1st, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone!
Hello World Bladers,

Since we introduced the Limited Format early last month on a trial basis free from BeyPoints processing there has been numerous tournament results, and much discussion in the community about what changes should be made in order to make the format as fair and balanced as is possible. Taking all of that into consideration we have decided to make the following changes to the ban list:

Limited Format Ban List v1.1 Effective January 20th

Newly Banned
  • WHEEL: Gravity
Newly Unbanned
  • WHEEL: Omega
  • BOTTOM: RB


As was initially intended with the Limited Format, the ban list is dynamic, so this is by no means final. We will continue to monitor the status of the format and further updates will be made when it becomes obvious that certain parts are deserving of being banned/unbanned. This is something that is going to continually evolve as a result of community involvement; it can therefore only happen if you all continue to embrace the format as you have thus far. So, keep hosting Limited Format tournaments!

Because we know that it may be inconvenient for players to learn of updates just prior to previously scheduled tournaments we will always make an effort to make sure we give everyone sufficient notice (hence the effective January 20th date for this update).

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

MFB Limited Ban List Discussion (Public)
Official Limited Ban List Discussion (Veterans)
and the MFB: Limited Discussion forum.
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WBO 5th Anniversary Results!!

  • Kai-V
  • Jan. 11, 2014  2:18 AM
WBO Bladers, the time has already come for the results of the Scavenger Hunt from the WBO 5th Anniversary edition!


This time, we got a whole 121 participants! This is huge! OK, most of them are tournament attendees from December 4th to January 4th, but that isn't a bad thing at all! Woo!


First, let's start with the correct answers!
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: "What time is it?" (We're looking for a numerical answer, Beyblade-related.) (1 Point) 5:02, 5:03, or alternatively 00:27 or 00:28 - We ended up accepting both since it's true that the hands on the Horogium Clear Wheel are positioned as if the small hand is in fact the one indicating the minutes.
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: "Which Beyblade name did Sonokong dub in Metal Fight Beyblade?" (1 Point) Warriors Ifraid!
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: Adorning the brilliant tree were an assortment of parts and from all generations. Name them all! (2 Points) Basically all the parts you can see on this famous tree: http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-HAVE-A-V...MAS--2592
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: "THE WINNER IS..." (1 Point) Cye Kinomiya, announced by Blader DJ at the very beginning of the Beywiki forums for the 100 Members giveaway of course!
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: How many countries have participated and been processed in the BeyPoint System? (1 Point) 12: USA, Canada, UK, Italy, Indonesia, India, Portugal, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Australia (Puerto Rico is theoretically part of the USA, but we counted both twelve and thirteen as good answers).
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: "Which two Beyblades were at the head of the revolution?" (1 Point) MSF-H Girago Dragooon F230GCF and MSF-L Wyvang Dragooon SA165 (Attack Mode) GCF, the Beys used by stormscorpio1 and JesseObre respectively in the final battle of BEYBLADE REVOLUTION.


Secondly, as usual, let's start with the Members who unfortunately could not reach the few top positions to win a physical prize!

DRAGON KING : 7
Galaxy Blade : 7
Triforceblader : 7
Theblackdragon : 7
Kujikato : 6
Oddity : 6
Tech : 6
Coach : 6
Wyatt V2 : 6
Scout25 : 6
C a o S³ : 5
YsTrY7oN : 5
Th!nk : 5
Ultramarine : 10
Stormscorpio1 : 5
Dragoon! : 4
*Aquamarine* : 4
Pockyx3 : 4
JesseObre : 4
Daegor42 : 4
Wally.web : 4
LMAO : 4
Abhi Rego : 4
AdityaTheBlader : 4
Clintonbeyblade : 4
Dolph : 4
Rayx Nikhil : 4
Imran : 4
Maximum Dranzer : 4
Smart_MSK1997 : 4
Nemo : 4
HikariSaber1005 : 4
Thedaddude : 4
Round Shell MS : 4
Aditya4beyblade : 4
Joelbenny : 4
Kalpeshp : 4
Kedarmangalkar : 4
Os131998 : 4
Bladerpriya : 4
Bladersayli : 4
Shubham123 : 4
Yashp : 4
Beymaster15963 : 4
LikeABoss921 : 4
Burn Rock Virgo : 4
Geetster99 : 4
Stars : 4
Razorrider7 : 4
Bladerblock : 4
XtraCorruption : 4
SmithA : 4
SmithL : 4
CamBlade : 4
Nohzone : 4
Haspro : 4
Ohmockingbird : 4
Payton1228 : 4
Kaboom!!! : 4
Tigerofthewest : 4

DragonDaddy : 4 (???)
Draciel13 : 4
Death Phoenix! : 4
Rpov : 4
GabeDG : 4
DrPepsiDew : 4
Grim Ripper : 4
Ghostbull : 4
Vari jack : 4
BladerLight : 4
BladerHope : 4
Jarvis : 4
TMNT Isaac : 4
TMNT Bob : 4
TMNT Missy : 4
Liz : 4
TheOrion : 4
Granny Blader : 4
ExtremeBlader3 : 4
ExtremeDadBlade : 4
Sama : 4
Hres1440 : 4
UltimitePegusus : 4
Pyrus1000 : 4
Lyeroo : 4
OrionBlade : 4
Z Cole : 4
Bey ben : 4
DefStamina88 : 4
Stupaoz : 4
PegasesUnite : 4
UGottaCetus : 4
RagerBlade : 3
The Bishop : 3
*Sorablader* : 3
Janstarblast : 3



Rest assured though, everyone with at least three points this year gets the super special Anniversary Face 2013 [Image: anniversaryface2013.png]! We'll get to distribute this Face to everyone in the next few days, so keep a nightwatch on your profile!


But physical prizes are definitely not all that's brewing in this contest! As we announced, you can also redeem the points you gained throughout this Scavenger Hunt for Face Boosters, but they come at a special price!

The very, very exclusive Face Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png] costs 8 points!

Exceptionally, we let you know what's hidden in this Face Booster!
[Image: wbbaldragoface.png] [Image: wbbacaesarface.png] [Image: corodragonface.png] [Image: poseidonface.png] [Image: samuraipegasiswboface.png]

Hey, not everyone has 8 points though, but that's alright, there are other Face Boosters you can get!

Any of these Face Boosters costs 6 points:
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

Finally, the following Face Boosters are worth 5 points:
  • Face Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
  • Face Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Face Booster AMBER [Image: faceboosteramber.png]
  • Face Booster VIOLET [Image: faceboosterviolet.png]
  • Face Booster JADE [Image: faceboosterjade.png]



Now, for the big big winners, let's start by the bottom as always!

13th Place: BBG-14 Metal Stone Face Flame Red or BBG-15 Metal Stone Face Ocean Blue
MidgnightLWBO : 9!

14th Place: BBG-14 Metal Stone Face Flame Red or BBG-15 Metal Stone Face Ocean Blue
Wombat : 9!

15th Place: BBG-14 Metal Stone Face Flame Red or BBG-15 Metal Stone Face Ocean Blue
Thunder Dome : 9!

16th Place: BBG-14 Metal Stone Face Flame Red or BBG-15 Metal Stone Face Ocean Blue
The Sponge : 8!

17th Place: BBG-14 Metal Stone Face Flame Red or BBG-15 Metal Stone Face Ocean Blue
UltimateCrown : 8!

18th Place: BBG-14 Metal Stone Face Flame Red or BBG-15 Metal Stone Face Ocean Blue
Ga’ : 8!

19th Place: BBG-14 Metal Stone Face Flame Red or BBG-15 Metal Stone Face Ocean Blue
Sarabscientist : 8!

20th Place: BBG-14 Metal Stone Face Flame Red or BBG-15 Metal Stone Face Ocean Blue
Dark_Mousy : 8!

21st Place: BBG-14 Metal Stone Face Flame Red or BBG-15 Metal Stone Face Ocean Blue
ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) : 8!


... WOW?! 21st place got a Metal Stone Face too!? That's right, the WBO couldn't split the tied eight-point placers, so we decided to extend the prizes and get one more Metal Stone Face, that way everyone can be happy!


Let's move on to the rest!

8th Place: ZERO-G Booster of your choice
Kaizer : 19!

9th Place: ZERO-G Booster of your choice
UltimateOrion : 18!

10th Place: ZERO-G Booster of your choice
Shining God MS : 16!

11th Place: ZERO-G Booster of your choice
Naijalak : 12!

12th Place: ZERO-G Booster of your choice
Pegasus78610 : 13!



For the super special prize donated by Hasbro (Thanks again guys!), the winner is...

...

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7th Place: BEYWARRIORS Octagon Showdown Battle Set + Face Booster VIVID
Leone19 : 20!


Now for a prize that will definitely hype up your competitive collection...


...


[Image: wbonov2012giveaway.png]

5th Place: BBG-24 or BBG-25 Ultimate Synchrom DX Set + Face Booster VIVID
Tri : 26!

6th Place: BBG-24 or BBG-25 Ultimate Synchrom DX Set + Face Booster VIVID
Time : 20!



We're almost done! The next few prizes are to spend your time with a lot of joy, but possibly a lot of playful frustration too!

...


...


[Image: ytwp.jpg]

3rd Place: BEYBLADE: Evolution for Nintendo 3DS + BBG-26 Starter Samurai Pegasis W105R²F + Face Booster VIVID
The Supreme One : 31!

4th Place: BEYBLADE: Evolution for Nintendo 3DS + BBG-26 Starter Samurai Pegasis W105R²F + Face Booster VIVID
Justaway : 29!


Damn The Supreme One, the monthly giveaway and now this?! How many copies of the game does that make exactly??



The second-place prize is here and now! A superb recolour as well as a cool game...

...


[Image: w8o4.jpg]

2nd Place: Phantom Orion B:D Skeleton Ver + BEYBLADE: Evolution or MFB 4D X Zero-G Ultimate Tournament for Nintendo 3DS + Face Booster VIVID
Ashton pinto : 31!



Huh, this is exhausting, maybe because it's so exciting! The first-place winner is...

...


...


[Image: 3o13.png]

1st Place: Legend Beyblade Set + Face Booster VIVID
*Ginga* : 40!!


We truly hope everyone enjoys their prizes, no matter what they are!


For every physical prize, contact Kei to give him your shipping address and if you've got a choice to make, tell it to him at the same time!

If you think a mistake was done with one of your answers and the number of points you have, contact Kai-V to find out what happened.


Post your Face Booster choices right in this topic, and you will eventually be overwhelmed by an explosion of Faces...!

Beyblade Geeks William, In Memory of.

  • Uwik
  • Dec. 20, 2013  5:11 AM
On November 20th, 2013, William Ma, of Beyblade Geeks (BBG William), passed away at the age of 20 years, after being involved in a collision north of Calgary days earlier on the Queen Elizabeth 2 Highway.

Beyblade Geeks have made a tremendous impact in the world of beyblade with their humor and enthusiasm via their YouTube Channel. We are grateful to have them as an affiliate, and as such, we also share their grief. The World Beyblade Organization offers sincere condolences to the friends and family William left behind.

A scholarship fund was established by William’s friends to continue his philanthropic legacy. We urge our members to help out whenever they can. To learn more about the fundraiser, visit William's Legacy



This thread will remain open arbitrarily if you guys want to pay your respect or have comments. Respectfully, however, we urge you all to remember him as how he lived, and not how he passed.

WBO 5th Anniversary! Hooray!

  • Kai-V
  • Dec. 04, 2013  2:37 PM
Merry day World Bladers!


It may be really frosty for most of us, but nothing is going to stop our thrive in Beyblade!


4 generations of Beyblades later,

1 North American Championship later,

85,000 Members later... !


On this very day, we can celebrate our 5th WBO Anniversary!!

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This year, what we've prepared for you is packed to the brink!


Scavenger Hunt

Oh yes, it's back with a twist!

This year, there are more goals you can achieve, but you've only got one chance to answer each question, so make sure you do your research well before submitting your response to Kai-V!
  • Host or participate in at least one approved tournament (4 Points)
  • Get four of your referrals to Like the official WBO Facebook Page (2 Points)
  • Earn four (new) valid referrals and have them sign up on the BeyMap where they live (3 Points)
  • Get a photograph of at least four people playing Beyblade, with a big sign saying "Happy Anniversary WBO! " (3 Points)
  • Share a Beywiki article (requires proof such as a screenshot) (1 Point)
  • Share a BeyChannel video (requires proof such as screenshot) (1 Point)
  • Receive an additional, new Face (2 Points)
  • Be the first to find the "____ Face" hidden around the site each week (2 Points)
  • Post an entry in the "Face Contest: Design a new Beyblade series!" (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: "What time is it?" (We're looking for a numerical answer, Beyblade-related.) (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: "Which Beyblade name did Sonokong dub in Metal Fight Beyblade?" (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: Adorning the brilliant tree were an assortment of parts and from all generations. Name them all! (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: "THE WINNER IS..." (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: How many countries have participated and been processed in the BeyPoint System? (1 Point)
  • Upload a video to Youtube discussing what you like the most about the World Beyblade Organization (2 Points)
  • If you participate in a "Limited Format" tournament (see below for more details!), post your about your experience and thoughts on the new format on the WBO. Be thorough. You can post here. (1 Point)
  • Upload a video to Youtube showing your experience at an Official WBO Organized Play Event and post it on the WBO and share it on social media (requires proof such as a screenshot, minimum length: 2 minutes). (3 Points)
  • Upload a video to Youtube showcasing a complete BeyBattle from an Official WBO Organized Play Event with commentary from you/players regarding the match-up/outcome on the video or in the post. Post it on the WBO and share it on social media (requires proof such as a screenshot). (3 Points)
  • Upload an album of photos from a Official WBO Organized Play Event and post them on the WBO in the appropriate tournament thread. Example. (1 Point)
  • Submit a BeyChannel-ready tournament video to the WBO. Details on how to do so can be found here (Limit: one video per tournament. If you collaborate with another member in editing/shooting footage, we can potentially split the points and award two to each member). (4 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: "Which two Beyblades were at the head of the revolution?" (1 Point)
  • Contribute to the Beywiki Project of the Moment: Photograph all those boxes and put them away for good! with photographs of at least 5 boxes (2 Points)


The first hidden Face this week is Beelzebub! [Image: belzeebface.png] (Good job to *Ginga* for finding this one!)

The second Face to find is [Image: shininggodface.png]! This site is large, where could this Face be?! If you find it first, post the answer here!


Unlike last year's Scavenger Hunt, not only do you only get one chance for each goal, but you won't be told whether you completed the goal yet, and we won't post a scoreboard! That way, the leaders will remain a mystery until the very end! Oooh!

We'll also be very vigilant about cheating, since it happened a lot last year unfortunately. More goals may be added along the way though, so keep checking this topic during the month!


Scavenger Hunt Prizes

[Image: 3o13.png]
  • 1st Place: Legend Beyblade Set + Face Booster VIVID

[Image: w8o4.jpg]
  • 2nd Place: Phantom Orion BGrin Skeleton Ver + BEYBLADE: Evolution or MFB 4D X Zero-G Ultimate Tournament for Nintendo 3DS + Face Booster VIVID

[Image: ytwp.jpg]
  • 3rd-4th Place: BEYBLADE: Evolution for Nintendo 3DS + BBG-26 Starter Samurai Pegasis W105R²F + Face Booster VIVID

[Image: wbonov2012giveaway.png]
  • 5th-6th Place: BBG-24 or BBG-25 Ultimate Synchrom DX Set + Face Booster VIVID

[Image: 09me.png]

This battle set has been graciously donated by Hasbro! Thank you for your support!
  • 7th Place: BEYWARRIORS Octagon Showdown Battle Set + Face Booster VIVID
  • 8th-12th Place: ZERO-G Booster of your choice
  • 13th-20th Place: BBG-14 Metal Stone Face Flame Red or BBG-15 Metal Stone Face Ocean Blue

On top of that, each participant who was able to reach at least 3 points will automatically receive the Anniversary Face 2013 [Image: 2p1y.png]!


The very-limited Face Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png] is also back, and it's exclusive to this Scavenger Hunt! You can exchange 8 points in order to obtain it, so work hard!

[Image: wbbaldragoface.png] [Image: wbbacaesarface.png] [Image: corodragonface.png] [Image: poseidonface.png] [Image: samuraipegasiswboface.png]

If you don't get up to 8 points, or if you don't have exactly 16 points to get two Face Boosters VIVD, don't worry, you could also redeem your points for other Face Boosters at different costs!

These Face Boosters will cost 6 points each.
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

And these, 5 points each:
  • Face Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
  • Face Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Face Booster AMBER [Image: faceboosteramber.png]
  • Face Booster VIOLET [Image: faceboosterviolet.png]
  • Face Booster JADE [Image: faceboosterjade.png]


The Scavenger Hunt will last only until January 4th 2014!! Spend the most of your winter holidays, it's the right time of the year!



The Game is in the Name

Hey, this would be a good occasion to...

Reintroduce the ability to change your username! Indeed, from now on, we caught up so much with the BeyPoint Queue that it's fine to allow everyone to change usernames as they wish once every 30 days.

Your best memories of the WBO!

If you can't make a video for the Scavenger Hunt describing what you like about the World Beyblade Organization, we'd still like to hear your thoughts about our history! We've come up with a list of trivial questions you can fill out in this topic, which might take you way down the memory trail and make you laugh, small warmly, or make you happy that times have changed at least!
  • Your best day on the WBO:
  • The best year for the WBO in your opinion:
  • Your time spent on the WBO:
  • 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:
  • 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 combination from a WBO Member you appreciated the most:
  • The collaboration with a specialist or with a company you liked the most:


Of course, elaborate as much as possible, it'll be appreciated!


We're really curious to see what you think!



Face Contest: Design a new Beyblade series!

Aww yeah!! It's been years but we're bringing it back, especially with the advent of a new Beyblade system or series upon us in the future!

The goal is to innovate with Beyblades, just like what TAKARA-TOMY did between Plastics and HMS, and then between HMS onto Metal Fight Beyblade and all the systems the latter series included! It has to be as realistic as possible, in the same vein as what TAKARA-TOMY would really invent next, while still bringing Beyblade to a whole new level!

You can find out more about this Face Contest and post your own entry right here:

http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Face-Con...ade-series




Road to the Half-Thousand Events!

Hey, tournaments come and go all the time, leaving us with enjoyable experiences even if we face bitter defeats, but have you actually stopped to think how many the World Beyblade Organization has had since its existence as Beywiki?

Could you actually believe that we almost have 500 events in our history?! And we all have a part in this major milestones! Can you imagine all the time, sweat, money, and overall dedication we've all contributed to make this a reality? Guys, we all have to take a minute off to realise what an exploit this is, especially for a non-profit organisation like us.

We are officially at about 461 tournaments, which means we only have 39 events left before reaching 500!

We can definitely do it in the next year, but let's try achieving this goal in just a few months!


To help speed up the numbers, we've prepared a few activities to help along the way of this campaign!


Weekly Prizes

That's right: for every weekend on which two events are held in two different regions, a prize will be given away randomly among the participants of those tournaments! Since they're dependant on the number of weekends that fulfill this condition, they'll only be revealed once one can be given out! Don't worry though, they're swag!


But that's so not all: we're also introducing brand new Stone Face Boosters which will be available in advance! If there are two events per weekend, two Stone Face Boosters will be given for each tournament, not just one per tournament!

Stone Face Booster AMETHYST [Image: vszk.png]
Stone Face Booster SAPPHIRE [Image: 7kje.png]
Stone Face Booster EMERALD [Image: 9wl8.png]
Stone Face Booster RUBY [Image: 1g30.png]
Stone Face Booster ONYX [Image: 4dtz.png]

26 New Faces are available in total! Check 'em out!:

Common
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Uncommon
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Rare
[Image: yme3.png] [Image: fuz9.png] [Image: gq36.png] [Image: b0za.png] [Image: svwn.png]

And we will also be introducing two new rarities …!

SECRET RARE
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ULTRA SECRET RARE
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You'll have to wait for someone to obtain these insanely rare Faces first before they can be revealed to the world. Wink

Actually, guess what: if there are three events per weekend, we're ready to increase the numbers and give three Stone Face Boosters per tournament/region! Oh yesss!

The Stone Face Boosters will not be openly available until after the anniversary celebrations have concluded, so take advantage of the opportunity to get these awesome new Faces before anyone else!


Free entry from December 14th to December 22nd!

Yep, the entry fee will be waived during those two dates, in hopes of making extra Bladers come out of their house to participate in a tournament! You can still buy a Blader Passport if you wish, in prevision for the future events in the upcoming months, but otherwise you can just walk in during that period, register and play, simple as that!




Your Achievements, Now Featured!

Ever since our beginning, one of the cool features of the World Beyblade Organization has been its Face Collection, created by Bey Brad! All year long, each of you work your Bottom off trying to receive one of those prized rewards, and it's already a huge achievement to get it in your rows of Faces in your profile, next to your posts, but you'll now be featured!

Indeed, we've added a box on the side of the index, below the Upcoming Events box, to promote the latest special Faces Members of our community have succeeded in gaining! That means that all design Faces such as Pegasis, Quetzalcoatl, Beelzeb, etc. do not count as "special Faces", since they do not require quite as much work to get as the more extraordinary Faces.

We're really proud of people's effort, so it's great to highlight them to the whole community!




Monthly Giveaways

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After an absence of over a year, Monthly Giveaways are back!! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the December 2013 giveaway for a brand new copy BEYBLADE: Evolution or the Japanese version, MFB 4D X Zero-G Ultimate Tournament for Nintendo 3DS! The winner may choose whichever version they like!



Introducing: the Limited Format!

Things look bright for Beyblade's future, but for the moment, we're creating a new format to hype things up: the Limited Format!

The goal of this new format is to try to develop a new metagame, made of no overpowered parts! This means that, for instance, Synchrom and 4D will not be used in that format. This will open a world of opportunities to test old or overlooked parts to see how they fare against other parts that are more at their level!

Tournaments done using this format will not be processed in the Beypoint System since the circumstances are not really comparable to the usual Standard and Zero-G-format events, but Faces and Credits will still be awarded just like for the HMS and plastic Beyblade tournaments.

Here are already a few threads to help you get to know the Limited Format, notably with a list of banned parts. This list may be modified along the way, if parts are found to be too dominant even in that metagame, but it should be a good start.

http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-MFB-Limi...Discussion
http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-MFB-Limi...m-Thoughts

Let us know your thoughts about the Limited Format after trying it out in your region or after conducting some tests on your own! The format will officially be added to the Event Guide shortly.


This new format also leads us to a restructuration of the Beyblade Customizations forum! From now on, that forum will be divided in four different sub-forums:
  • MFB: Standard Customizations
  • MFB: Limited Customizations
  • MFB: Zero-G Customizations
  • Plastics & HMS Customizations

This way, it will be easier for everyone to differentiate conversations on all those different formats!




Official BEYBLADE REVOLUTION Video

And last, but not least ... the official video for BEYBLADE REVOLUTION: WBO North American Championship has finally arrived! Check it out!



Additionally, please stay tuned for bonus footage from the event that was not included in the video above!



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