Vault Tour

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Vault Tour
Dates:
March 2019 - Present
Frequency:
Year-round
Power Levels Awarded:
Winner: Power level 8
Top 16+: Power levels 5-7
Participants: Power level 3
No set restrictions
No power level restrictions

The Vault Tour is a series of top level KeyForge Organized Play tournaments held throughout Europe and North America. Vault Tours are open to all players and all decks, with no restrictions based on deck power level or set. Chains gained in Chainbound events do not apply in Vault Tour events.

Usually held throughout a weekend, Vault Tours attract hundreds of players to play in one or two main events and numerous side events. The main events are always two day tournaments: a Day 1 consisting of multiple Swiss rounds, with the best players progressing to a Day 2 single elimination top cut.

Formats and variants used for Vault Tours are Archon Solo, Archon Survival, Archon Triad and Sealed Solo. In Sealed Solo, players open three current set decks and choose one to play in the event.


Prizes

Round Æmbershards Power level
Participation 30 3
Per win in Swiss 15
Top 32 (only Day 2) 50
Top 16 (only Day 2) 75 5
Top 8 100
Top 4 150 6
Finalist 300 7
Winner 500 8

The winner of each Vault Tour is awarded free flight and accommodation for a later Vault Tour. Unlike the upcoming VaultWarrior series, no cash prizes are awarded at Vault Tours.

Æmbershards and power levels are awarded to all participating players and decks. Æmbershards from all Vault Tours count towards the Vault Tour Leaderboard.

Invites to the 2020 KeyForge World Championships event will be awarded to the Top 100 players on the Vault Tour Leaderboard after the Sealed Solo event at Fort Worth, TX, USA on Feb. 6-9. 2020. If a player at any point enters the Top 100 by participating in a subsequent Vault Tour before Worlds 2020 (there are currently 4 scheduled Vault Tours between the Fort Worth event and the World Championships), they will also receive an invite. After the World 2020 Championships, the Vault Tour 2019-20 season will conclude and the leaderboard will reset.

Each Vault Tour also features a Prize Wall where players can redeem Æmbershards for unique prizes. This is currently the only way to redeem Æmbershards gained by discovering decks in the Master Vault, as well as playing at Vault Tours and all other events within KeyForge Organized Play.

Results

2019-2020 Season

The first Vault Tours were held in March 2019 in Eindhoven (NL) and Seattle (WA). Vault Tours in the US were initially run by Cascade Games, but from September 2019 are run by Yeti Gaming. In adaptive finals, the winner's deck was not always the deck that won most games in the final.

At the Collinsville VT in September, George Keagle became the first two-time Vault Tour winner, winning for the second time with the same deck. Jakub Nosal was the second player to achieve this, just a few weeks later at the Madrid VT. In November, Nathan Westlake became the first player to win both an Archon and a Sealed Vault Tour (thus, winning with two different decks).

The final events of the 2019-20 season will be held on the weekend of April 24-26 in Hannover, Germany and Alameda, California, USA.

2019
Mar. 15-17
Archon
Solo
184
Rachael Trimble
Archon
Solo
184
Rachael Trimble
Sealed
Solo
175
Yaro Tkatchenko
Archon
Survival
122
George Keagle
Apr. 27-29
Archon
Survival
131
Nathan Westlake
Archon
Survival
131
Nathan Westlake
Sealed
Solo
128
Kav Manickaraj
Sealed
Solo
388
John Pickavance
Sealed
Solo
185
Ben Wallace
Jun. 21-23
Archon
Solo
342
Alessandro Storti
Archon
Solo
342
Alessandro Storti
Archon
Survival
151
Jakub Nosal
Sealed
Solo
241
Devin Chiriboga
Archon
Solo
203
Trevor May
Sealed
Solo
122
Marc Zontek
Archon
Solo
147
Panagiotis Kyriakou
Archon
Solo
69
George Keagle
Sept. 27-29
Archon
Survival
168
Jakub Nosal
Archon
Survival
168
Jakub Nosal
Archon
Triad
121
Joe Huber
Sealed
Solo
94
Nathan Starwalt
Sealed
Solo
166
Nathan Westlake
Archon
Solo
72
Justin Lizza
Sealed
Solo
107
Nick Alexandro
2020
Archon
Survival
142
Luke Daniels
Sealed
Solo
94
Laura Darley

Upcoming events

All Vault Tours through August 2020 have been suspended, including: AdeptiCon; Hannover, Germany; Alameda, CA; Paris, France; UKGE; Origins; Tilburg, Netherlands; and Gen Con.

This section will be updated regularly to reflect any future announcements from Fantasy Flight Games.
2020
Sep. 4-6
Sweden flag.png Malmö, Sweden
Sealed
Solo
Sealed
Solo
Slagthusetmmx
Top 8 best-of-3
TBD
United states.png Miami, FL, USA
Sealed
Solo
Sealed
Solo
TBD
Italy flag.png Italy
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
Poland.png Poland
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
Spain flag.png Spain
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

Meta and analysis

Main Article: Vault Tour Meta

The Vault Tour meta is always changing as new sets are released. For both the Call of the Archons and Age of Ascension periods, house Shadows was extremely dominant among Vault Tour top cuts, with Dis as the second most successful house. The card Urchin was the most common card among decks that reached top 16 or higher at a Vault Tour until the release of Worlds Collide. After the release of the third set, however, house Saurian replaced Shadows as the most successful house among Vault Tour top cuts.

Further reading

This Vault is Open, 16 January 2019
Each Vault is Unique, 18 February 2019
The Hunt for Æmber, 6 March 2019
What Is a KeyForge Metagame?, 27 March 2019
The Key to the Crucible, 9 July 2019
Bräkken Now on Tour!, 18 July 2019
Cracking the Vault Tour, 3 January 2020
Vault Tour Data, from Alex Watkins of FFG Organized Play


KeyForge Organized Play