Three major types of competitive events were held in 2023: Vault Tours, National Championships, and World Championships. This year also saw a second iteration of our flagship event, KeyForge Celebration.
There were seven Vault Tour events around the world, with five in the United States, one in Italy and one in China. These events welcomed a combined 792 players, each competing for prizes and invitations to the exclusive 2023 KeyForge World Championship.
Twelve different countries held National Championships, with approximately 500 participants. They crowned 23 National Champions. The window of opportunity to sign up for these and run them was smaller than we would have liked. Yet, we are extremely thankful for the international partners who rose to the occasion. We’re also pleased with the turnout for these events.
The World Championships comprised of two prestigious, invite-only events at KeyForge Celebration 2023 each featuring 32 players (64 total) from around the world. Many international players traveled to compete, which truly made the event a global competition. We thus crowned the first two World Champions of KeyForge ever: DonutsDad (US) with his powerful Key Abduction Alliance, and Dorian11 (Italy) with his Archon Geir Tsong, Soldato di Cubonitido.
Finally, we announced the plans for making the big KeyForge party, KeyForge Celebration, an annual event where you will be able to come and celebrate the game you love with the people you enjoy for as long as we make KeyForge. KeyForge Celebration will form the capstone for every season in the future, and will always host the KeyForge World Championships.