Lo, There Shall Come A Champion...
actual trophy, but probably incredibly close, only on
the base it says "Carl S. Nestro."
now we know who the best is. Enjoy it while you can, Kyle
Dembinski, because now every two-bit HeroClixSlinger is going
to head to Kansas and try to take you down with little more
than a well-organized Gotham PD.
the press release isn't quite specific, I'm going to assume
this was a 200 point game, and not WizKids' new innovation,
the Battle Royale, which looked hella fun in San Diego.
a 15-year-old from Olathe, Kan., was crowned DC HeroClix(tm)
world champion after rising to the top and defeating all opponents
at Wizard World Chicago on August 10, 2003.
survived six grueling qualifying rounds and more than 100
of the best HeroClix players in the world to advance to Sunday's
Championship. Preliminary rounds were Booster Drafts, with
contestants building teams on the spot using figures from
booster packs opened on site. For the final round, Dembinski
and the other finalists assembled hand-picked forces from
their own figure collections.
winning army consisted of a Veteran Nightwing, two Rookie
Live Wires, a Rookie Hawkman, an Experienced Bane, a Veteran
Deathstroke and two Rookie Easy Company Medics. These figures
carried him to victory through four single-elimination rounds
against the best HeroClix players in the world.
wasn't even sure I was going to play," Dembinski said
after he received the Construct Trophy - Sinestro's yellow
energy construct mounted on a trophy base. As part of his
prize package, Dembinski also received a full set of DC HeroClix:
Cosmic Justice figures, a complete collection of DC HeroClix
Limited Edition figures, 24 DC HeroClix: Cosmic Justice booster
packs and DC HeroClix Indoor and Outdoor Adventure Kits.
Fellowship award, given to the player who best embodied the
spirit of sporting play that WizKids tries to foster in its
player community, went to Billy Zonos, a 23-year-old from
Yorba Linda, Calif. Zonos attended the Championship with a
cadre of players dubbed the "SoCal Clixers." Zonos
said his goal in playing in the event was "having fun."
Fun? This isn't about fun, Billy Zonos. This is HeroClix.
It's about total annihilation of your opponent over a bottle
of Diet Mountain Dew and some Funyuns! It's...oh, man, I need
to lie down...