Unrivaled Tournament Shuts Down
Yesterday we talked about a game being added and today it’s about how it’s all shutting down.
The Unrivaled 2018 World Tabeltop Championships have been cancelled. Financial issues have hit the tournament’s parent company Oomba and cancelled the rest of the season which kicked off on International Tabeltop Day. Most employees were laid off last month.
Here’s the complete statement from Unrivaled:
Dear Partners of Unrivaled World Tabletop Championships,
Unrivaled was simply born from our love of tabletop gaming and the vision of bringing together players and events on a local and national footprint. We debuted Unrivaled World Tabletop Championships in 2017 and spent over $4 million to launch and run the tournament all the way through the Finale in Las Vegas. Our plans for 2018 included more games, a larger prize pool and an extensive level of support to bring local retailers and venues into the action.
Recent unexpected changes have occurred with the financial status of our parent company, Oomba, Inc. Given these changes we are no longer confident that we will be able to fulfill a quality product for this year’s Unrivaled tournament. We believe it is in everyone’s best interest that we cancel the event this year and do everything in our power to make all partners and participants whole. This orderly wind-up will be taking place immediately. It is with our deepest regret to announce this change in plans.
Please feel free to direct any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Unrivaled Team