Tournament Tiers

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This article covers the Tournament Tiers as established by Ghost Galaxy, the publisher of KeyForge.

Tournament Tiers


A casual tournament is administered under the TRG which may, or may not, have prize support provided from Ghost Galaxy or the event organizer. Results of casual tournaments do not grant players advancement towards qualifying for a championship level tournament. Casual tournaments may use any format specified by the event organizer, including official formats or any alternative format as directed by the event organizer.


An official tournament is a tournament administered under the TRG organized by Ghost Galaxy or its designated tournament organizer. Official tournaments may involve player qualification or other advancement to higher-level official tournaments. Prize support at qualifying tournaments is provided by Ghost Galaxy. Qualifying tournaments must use one of the official formats.

Legacy Tiers (FFG Era)

Tournaments conducted under Fantasy Flight Games were broken into three tiers of play:


Tournaments at this level are welcoming to all players, regardless of experience level. Players are encouraged to help each other improve and learn, so long as it does not significantly disrupt the game. The focus is on creating a fun and friendly environment. The Relaxed Tier is used for Store Championship events.


This tournament level expects players to possess at least a minimal amount of experience. Players should be familiar with the game rules, and be prepared to exercise that knowledge to play at a reasonable pace. Players are expected to avoid confusion about their actions and refrain from other sloppy play mistakes. The focus is a friendly competitive environment. The Formal Tier is used for Regional Championship events.


Premier events were the highest level of competition for Fantasy Flight Games tournaments. At this top level of tournaments, players are expected to have a moderate amount of experience with the game. Players should be familiar with not only the game rules, but also the most recent Rulebook and Tournament Regulations. The focus is on a competitive and fair environment.