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We are thrilled to announce the first-ever expansion set for KARDS, The WWII Card Game.



Expansion details
Allegiance, our first expansion, arrives on December 10th!

This expansion introduces two new ally nations, adds 150 completely new cards and enhances KARDS with several new game mechanics.

The additional allies add new flavors, enable interesting new battlefield tactics and significantly increase the strategic depth of the game. Allegiance not only introduces two new ally nations but also reinforces the existing five nations with a considerable number of new cards.

More details will be revealed about the ally nations closer to the expansion release.

Pre-sale with great discount
Show your allegiance to KARDS and pre-order expansion card packs now! The pre-order comes with a great discount of 45% on the card packs and is only available until December 9th.



Pre-order 50 expansion card packs and a special Allegiance card back for only $39.95.

You are guaranteed at least two elite cards in these packs and can purchase as many of these offers as you want.

The card packs from this offers will be delivered to your KARDS account with the arrival of the expansion on December 10th. The card back from the pre-sale is available right away.

Spoiler season and card reveals
As we are heading towards the release of Allegiance, we are revealing further info about the cards of the expansion set. Subscribe to our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) so you’ll never miss the latest reveals!

We’ll kick-off spoiler season right away! Let’s have a look at two new cards arriving with Allegiance:

The first card we want to reveal is a British Order card.



SHELLING is a British Order card of Elite rarity and costs 5 Kredits to play. When played, all enemy units receive one damage and get pinned. Additionally, your opponent loses one Kredit slot.

This card matches the general British theme of slowing down the opponent (pinning) and doing damage to multiple/all enemy forces on the battlefield.

The second card of the Expansion set we present is a Soviet unit.



15th MOTOR RIFLES is a Soviet infantry unit of Special rarity, that costs 3 Kredits to deploy and 1 Kredit to use on the battlefield. This unit has guard ability, and as a specialty, makes your HQ immune to damage on your enemy’s turn.

The 15th Motor Rifles fit well into the set of Soviet guard units that have strong defensive abilities but come up a little lacking on the offensive.

This is just a peek into the upcoming expansion. Stay tuned for more card reveals in the coming days and weeks!
KARDS - The WWII Card Game - Thomas


The World Championship Tournament culminated this weekend with thrilling matches. All sixteen remaining champions were set to win their matches and to qualify for the grand World Championship finale in December in Iceland - but only four spots were available!

High stakes
The four Finalists get sponsored flights to Iceland, the home of the KARDS World Championship 2019 Finals, where they will compete for the title of the KARDS World Champion 2019 on December 7-8.

Additionally to the sponsored trip to the Finals, the Finalists will receive a total cash prize of $6.500.

With stakes this high, the weekend matches were highly anticipated. Both rounds, Saturday and Sunday, were played as best-of-five series.

Surprise defeats and tight matches
With only sixteen champions left in the tournament and a tough qualification process behind, everyone still in the tournament is a top KARDS player and very strong. However, there are favorites like Gearbot (Winner Season 7), Cybernetic (Winner Season 6, Top-5 Season 7), and Drogear (Top-5 Season 7).

The biggest upset of round 4 (Saturday) was the defeat of Cybernetic - until then without a single match lost throughout the tournament. Fenrir did beat Cybernetic 3-1. Have a look at Fenrir's winning {COLLEGAMENTO RIMOSSO}!

The final rounds were incredibly tight with half of them going over the full length of 5 matches.

Winning the Tournament round and Runner-ups
The final round of the tournament on Sunday saw the following eight KARDS champions competing against each other in best-of-five matches:

Drogear -vs- top lad
Gearbot -vs- tedimi
D13 -vs- GKZhukov
Fenrir -vs- GARRODRIVE

Drogear against top lad was nerve-wracking! Drogear scored early victories and was 2-0 ahead, but then top lad had a phenomenal comeback and won the following three matches in a row to a 3-2 victory for top lad!

Gearbot scored a clear 3-0 victory against tedimi. Gearbot has lost only two matches in the whole tournament so far and has an impressive track record.

The matches between D13 and GKZhukov were very tight and exciting. GKZhukov scored early victories and got in the lead with 2-0. But then D13 started his counter-offensive and scored two victories in a row to a 2-2. The final match then saw GKZhukov as the winner.

Fenrir started with a victory against GARRODRIVE, but then all following three matches were won by GARRODRIVE to a 3-1 victory!

Congratulations to these four champions winning the KARDS Championship Tournament.

Runner-up matches
To qualify for the Finals in Iceland, you have to be available to be in Iceland on the 7th and 8th of December (flights and accommodation are sponsored by the KARDS team). Unfortunately, top lad and GARRODRIVE are blocked these days.

As a result, we had a runner-up tournament between the four champions of round 5 that lost their matches. Two more spots were open on the Finals in Iceland!

This resulted in the following pairing in the runners-up tournament with best-of-five matches:

Drogear vs tedimi
D13 vs Fenrir

With this second chance to reach the Finals, the excitement was palpable!

Drogear scored, as in the round before, two victories! Then, tedimi won his match - a repeat of the previous round where Drogear lost 2-3? No, this time Drogear won the following match to the final result of 3-1.

The match between D13 and Fenrir started with a win for D13. But then Fenrir rushed to the victory with three wins in a row to a final score of 3-1 for Fenrir!

Celebrate the Winners!
With all matches completed now, we can celebrate the Finalists! Congratulations to the following four KARDS champions:

Gearbot
Drogear
Fenrir
GKZhukov

All four winners will compete in Iceland on December 7-8 for the title of the KARDS World Champion:

We will have a live stream to cover the Championship Finals in Iceland. There will be, of course, commentary and news from the dev team.

Stay tuned for the details of the broadcast and reserve already those dates!


The World Championship Overview
Before we get lost in the celebrations, a quick reminder of the KARDS World Championship structure. The Championship has a total of four stages, each with specific challenges and rewards:
  • Stage 1 (completed). Qualification round. The top 64 went directly to the third stage (Tournament). Everyone else went to Stage 2.
  • Stage 2 (completed). Challenge stage. Here, the bulk of the players from Stage 1 are competing for the top 64 spots to proceed to Stage 3.
  • Stage 3 (completed). The Championship Tournament with 128 players. The four semi-finalists of that tournament qualify for the Finals.
  • Stage 4 (upcoming, Dec 7 & 8). The Final of the World Championship. The top four players from Stage 3 will be flown to Iceland to battle for the title of KARDS World Champion 2019!

Don't forget to watch some Tournament matches on KARDS YouTube
and to get inspired by the {COLLEGAMENTO RIMOSSO}.

KARDS - The WWII Card Game - Thomas
The thrilling KARDS Championship Tournament goes into its final weekend. It is all or nothing now! After challenging trials and tough qualifications, sixteen champions fight for their right to enter the World Championship Finals in Iceland.

This Saturday and Sunday, Nov 16 and 17 at 19:00 UTC, the best KARDS players will compete in best-of-five series of matches for supremacy.

The winners from Saturday will continue their battle on Sunday, the losers are out. The winners on Sunday, our four best KARDS players, are invited for the Grand World Championship Finals in Iceland (sponsored by 1939 Games) in early December where they will fight for the title of the KARDS World Champion 2019!

Hint: Read the Recap of Tournament Week 1 and the Recap of Tournament Week 2!

Discover winning moves and strong decks, watch the World Championship matches!

Pairings for Round 4 and 5
The tournament matches of round 4 and 5 will start at 19:00 UTC on Saturday and Sunday.

Ready yourself and have a look at the upcoming matches and the pairings for round 4 (round of 16):


The pairings for the final round 5 are dependent on the results of round 4 and are as follows:


Tournament decks
All champions have now submitted their tournament decks. During the tournament weekends, the contestants can use only those decks. Tournament decks cannot be changed by their owners during the weekend.

{COLLEGAMENTO RIMOSSO}

Review those decks and get inspired! Try playing a few rounds with these decks to boost your success and climb the ranks quickly.

If you are missing some cards, simply experiment and test a couple of things. Dig deep into this vast treasure!


Following the World Championship Tournament
What would be a tournament without news and updates!

Follow the World Championship:

Last, but not least, spread the word and be a proud KARDS ambassador!


KARDS - The WWII Card Game - Thomas


Last weekend (Nov 9-10), the KARDS World Championship 2019 Tournament was heading full steam into round two and three with tough matches between the champions.

This first official KARDS Championship Tournament is the culmination of a two month long process to find the best players and to determine the four finalists which will be flown to Iceland for the grand finale.

As a single-elimination tournament, every single match counts! We saw intense matches in round two and three of the tournament, both featuring best-of-five series. The field was close together already with only 59 player remaining at start of round 2.

Results of round 2 + 3
16 champions remain in the World Championship Tournament after this weekend!

Here are the champions that will compete next weekend to reach the finals:
  • Orbital_Armada vs Drogear
  • top lad vs SaunaCat
  • Maestro vs Gearbot
  • tedimi vs OnlyInDeath
  • D13 vs Ahri
  • GKZhukov vs Hisendam
  • Fenrir vs Cybernetic
  • GARRRODRIVE vs JKing 7
Check out the full tournament brackets (courtesy of The Big Bob Adis).

Surprises
Highly anticipated matches were those with the winners of the previous seasons and the highest ranked players such as:
  • Gearbot (Winner Season 7)
  • Cybernetic (Winner Season 6, Top-5 Season 7)
  • Drogear (Top-5 Season 7)
There are, of course, many more strong players - we can mention only a few here. Keep in mind, every participant is one of the top players in KARDS!

Above mentioned champions scored all victories, but not without struggle! Drogear, for example had to go over all five matches in the series.

The biggest upsets so far are kov losing 0-3 against JKing7 and tedimi winning 3-1 against Spooz.

Thrilling matches
The fastest match lasted only 1 minute and 10 seconds. It was fought between Ser Armory and gabo (Gabo won with his tournament deck 1 vs Ser Armory with his tournament deck 2).

The longest match required 17 minutes and 24 seconds. Vimesey and kesvan battled and gave no quarter! In the ned, kesvan won this match with his tournament deck 2 against Vimesey who used his tournament deck 1.

Have a look at the {COLLEGAMENTO RIMOSSO}.

The longest series of matches was fought by Xopy and top lad: Their three matches lasted a total of 54 minutes and saw top lad as winner! And even though Xopy was a bit disappointed by the outcome (after all, everything was still open after the 2:2), he was good sports and congratulated top lad.

Of course other matches were also intense! Have a look at tournament footage from Cybernetic vs Mantequilla and Cybernetic vs Saltlesf.

Stats and insights
Same as with round 1 before, we have also general insight from round 2 and 3. The following graphs are a feast for the analysts amongst us.

The first graph shows the popularity of the nations, how often they are selected as main nation during the tournament and how often they appear in any of the decks played.


Japan was the most popular nation in terms of overall use. Soviet Union was the least popular option as main nation.

The second graph shows the deck combinations played and their win-ratio:


Interesting:
  • The most popular deck in the first round was - again - a Britain / Japan deck with an average win-ratio of 55%.
  • The least popular deck played was Soviet / Britain with a win-ratio of 0%. Same as in round 1.
  • The most successful deck, even though unpopular, was a Germany / Soviet combination with 68% success.
  • USA / Germany decks were not played at all.

Next weekend: The final push!
This were the second and third rounds of the KARDS World Championship 2019 Tournament. The following rounds will take part on November 16-17.

Then, we will see the most intense action as everyone will fight to reach the finals and a sponsored flight to Iceland (plus accommodation). Only four will reach the finals!

Stay up to date and follow KARDS on Twitter and Facebook. Keep an eye on our Twitch channel as well.







KARDS - The WWII Card Game - Thomas
Improve your KARDS deck building skills and create unbeatable decks with this basic deck building video tutorials!

In this first series, the KARDS developers explain the basics of deck building and how to improve your decks.

Learn more about important concepts like:
  • Deck cost curve
  • Drawing power
  • Removal

After completing the introduction video, learn more about the starter deck of each nation, their key cards and how to improve these deck without any costs.

Watch the first video right away!



If you like these tutorial videos, subscribe to the KARDS YouTube channel and turn on the notification.

Let us know how you like these tutorial videos, if you want to see more and what you would like to see next!
KARDS - The WWII Card Game - Thomas
After an exciting first weekend, the KARDS World Championship continues this weekend with round 2 and 3 when the 59 remaining champions fight for fame and glory (and survival).

This Saturday and Sunday (Nov 9 - 10), the champions will fight in a best-of-five series of matches. If they win, they proceed to the next round. If they lose, they are out.

Pairings for Round 2 and 3
The tournament matches of round 2 and 3 will start at 19:00 UTC on Saturday and Sunday.

Have a look at the upcoming matches and the pairings for round 2:


The pairings for round 3 are dependent on the results of Round 2 and are as following:


Tournament decks and submission deadline
Similar to round 1, the contestants must submit between one and three decks. During the tournament, the contestants can use only those decks. The deadline for deck submission is end of this Thursday (Nov 7) at 23'59'59 UTC.

Decks are submitted by simply naming the deck EXACTLY like the following terms in English:
Tournament deck 1
Tournament deck 2
Tournament deck 3

After the deadline, those decks will be locked (they cannot be changed) for the weekend starting Friday and ending early Monday. Any contestant without a valid tournament deck available during the weekend will be disqualified.

To increase fairness and prevent unfair underhand tactics (like bribing opponents to reveal decks being used), we will publish all tournament decks before the tournament starts.

Have a look at {COLLEGAMENTO RIMOSSO}. You might be also interested to get a Recap of KARDS World Championship Tournament week 1.

Following the World Championship Tournament
What would be a tournament without news and updates!

Follow the World Championship:

Last, but not least, spread the word and be a proud KARDS ambassador!
KARDS - The WWII Card Game - Thomas


Last weekend (Nov 2-3), the KARDS World Championship 2019 Tournament kicked off with 128 players competing in the first round.

This first official KARDS Championship Tournament is the culmination of a two month long process to find the best players and to determine the four finalists which will be flown to Iceland for the grand finale.

As a 128-player, single-elimination tournament, every single match counts now. We saw fierce fighting in this first round of the tournament featuring a best of three series of matches. Already, we have several upsets and surprises!

Round one surprises
Highly anticipated matches were those with the winners of the previous seasons and the highest ranked players such as:
  • Gearbot (Winner Season 7)
  • Cybernetic (Winner Season 6, Top-5 Season 7)
  • Darkness (Winner Season 5, Top-10 Season 7)
  • ROY1380 (Winner Season 4, Top-5 Season 7)
  • Drogear (Top-5 Season 7)
  • Nerka99 (Top-5 Season 7)
There are, of course, many more strong players - we can mention only a few here. Keep in mind, every participant is one of the top players in KARDS!

The biggest upsets so far are ROY1380 losing 2:1 against Mortimoose and Darkness not reaching the second round either.

Thrilling matches
Another nerve-wracking series was Spooz vs hannez (check out Spooz’ Twitch channel) where Spooz managed to turn around the initial 0:1 loss into a 2:1 victory. Spooz’ comment on this turnaround: Turned a 0:1 into a 2:1. I am still flashed from that pressure

The longest series was fought by Vimesey and Dawnbreaker (check out Vimesey’s Twitch channel): Their three matches lasted a total of 55 minutes and saw Vimesey as winner! Directly after these matches, Vimesey showed good sportsmanship and commented: it was cool and nervous

Of course other matches were also intense! Have a look at tournament footage from SaunaCat vs Zorglub and The Big Bob Adis vs Cobra Wizard.

Stats and insights
We have also general insight from this first round. The following graphs are a feast for the analysts amongst us.

The first graph shows the popularity of the nations, how often they are selected as main nation during the tournament and how often they appear in any of the decks played.


Japan was the most popular nation in terms of overall use. Germany was the least popular option as main nation. Food for thought!

The second graph shows the deck combinations played and their win-ratio:


Interesting:
  • The most popular deck in the first round was a Britain / Japan deck with an average win-ratio of 47%.
  • The least popular deck played was Soviet / Britain with a win-ratio of 0%.
  • The most successful deck, even though unpopular, was a Japan / USA combination with 100% success.
  • Britain / Germany and Germany / Britain decks were not played at all.

Next weekend: Intensified action
This was the first round of the KARDS World Championship 2019 Tournament. The following rounds will take part on November 9-10 and 16-17.

Then, we will see even fiercer matches with best-of-five series as we the stakes get higher!

Stay up to date and follow KARDS on Twitter and Facebook. Keep an eye on our Twitch channel as well.







KARDS - The WWII Card Game - Thomas
Collect your rewards from Season 7! The season has ended on October 31st, 23-59-59 UTC, and now your rewards are waiting for your in the KARDS client.

Simply log into KARDS - the rewards have been automatically delivered to your account.

We also celebrate the winner of Season 7. After a tough fight till the last hours of the season, the player Gearbot emerged as winner. Congratulations for winning Season 7!


Your rewards are waiting for you
Here is a quick refresher on the rewards you have received from Season 7:
  • For the first 5 ranks gained: One pack plus one standard Gold card.
    For every 5 more ranks gained: Either one extra pack OR the Gold card increases by one rarity. The total reward is as following:
    • 5 ranks unlocked: 1 Standard Gold card + 1 card pack
    • 10 ranks unlocked: 1 Standard Gold card + 2 card packs
    • 15 ranks unlocked: 1 Limited Gold card + 2 card packs
    • 20 ranks unlocked: 1 Limited Gold card + 3 card packs
    • 25 ranks unlocked: 1 Special Gold card + 3 card packs
    • 30 ranks unlocked: 1 Special Gold card + 4 card packs
  • For each Field Marshal reached: One national pack.
  • For reaching the Officer Club (minimum three Field Marshal ranks): The Gold card reward is increased in rarity one level. You get one extra pack.
  • Top ten players of the Officer Club: 5 extra packs.
  • The best player of the season, which is Gearbot: Physical rewards including a KARDS seasonal winner metal plaque.

These rewards are yours when you have have scored at least five PVP victories during Season 7.

Log into KARDS and check out your rewards!

Stay up to date and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news!



KARDS - The WWII Card Game - Thomas
Season 7 in KARDS ends on October 31st (at 23'59'59 GMT). The more ranks you have gained, the bigger the reward.

Use remaining time to gain as many ranks as you can to get a big payout! You gain ranks by winning PVP matches.



With the end of the season, you will receive special rewards like card packs and a Gold card. After you have received the rewards, your ranks will be lowered a bit.

As a reminder, here is what you will receive as seasonal rewards:
  • For the first 5 ranks gained: One pack plus one standard Gold card

  • For every 5 more ranks gained (see image below): Either one extra pack OR the Gold card increases by one rarity



  • For each Field Marshal reached: One national pack

  • For reaching the Officer Club (minimum three Field Marshal ranks): The Gold card reward is increased in rarity one level. You get one extra pack.

  • Top ten players of the Officer Club: 5 extra packs

  • The best player of the season: Physical rewards including a KARDS seasonal winner metal plaque

Season 8 starts on November 1st.

Have fun and best of luck for the rest of the season!


KARDS - The WWII Card Game - Thomas
This patch resolves a critical bug with cards sometimes getting suspended on the screen.



Published on October 28.

Bug fixes
  • When playing a card from hand, in some cases, the card would stay on the screen blocking other cards and/or the battlefield scene. Fixed.
  • The window icon showed the default image and not the KARDS icon. Fixed.

As always, please let us know what you think about this update and please report bugs either on Discord or directly via a bug report ticket.
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