Look out IGT fans – Games Workshop is heading to some of the biggest events on BOTH sides of the pond!
Games Workshop has announced it’s going to head to a handful of the largest Independent Grand Tournament Events this year. This is a pretty huge step forward in terms of community outreach and it’s all around great news.
via Games Workshop (Warhammer 40000 Facebook)
The Warhammer Community Team will be attending all these great independently run Warhammer events over the next few months.
Find out more about what you can look forward to at each event here:
These Independent Grand Tournaments have been a staple for the Wargaming Community for years. It’s nice to see that Games Workshop is taking an interest in them again. We don’t have any real information beyond “they are attending” – we don’t know in what capacity they are participating. Are they just going to hang out, be a vendor, play in the tourneys, or Livestream the events? They have the capabilities to do all those things as they have demonstrated.
I’m personally hoping they are there taking notes as well. I hope they have someone shadowing the TOs and learning what players at that level of play are doing and thinking. Not because I want Warhammer 40k and AoS to become some giant Tournament-centered colossus – but because I want them to be able to make the game better. Love them or hate them, Tournament players will test your rule set to it’s absolute limits. There is no better stress test.
At the very minimum just having the Games Workshop representatives at these events is an important step for the community because now they aren’t just acknowledging that these events exist – they are attending and will be interacting with the community. That’s great to hear!
What do you think about Games Workshop attending these events? Are you going to attend any of them? What do you hope Games Workshop takes away from these IGTs?