BATTLE SPIRITS SAGA GRAND OPEN TOURNAMENT
OFFICIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These Battle Spirits Saga Tournament Official Terms and Conditions (the “Terms and
Conditions”) govern your participation in this organized play event for the Battle Spirits Saga
(“BSS”) trading card game of skill. Chance plays no part in determining the winner. By entering a
BSS Grand Open Tournament (“Tournament”), in addition to these Terms and Conditions, you
agree to be bound by the decisions of BANDAI CO., LTD. (“BANDAI”), and the Tournament
Organizer (“TO”), including interpretations of the Tournament Rules Manual and Comprehensive
Rules, and the judges who are contracted by the TO. The Tournament Rules Manual and
Comprehensive Rules are known collectively as the “Official Rules”. In the event of a conflict
among the Official Rules and the Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions prevail.
We reserve the right to change, revise and modify these Terms and Conditions, the Official Rules,
and the Tournament, in our sole discretion, provided that but we will inform you of any changes
either in writing or by public notice. Your continued participation in any manner in the Tournament
after such change, revision or modification constitutes your acceptance of the same.
The Tournament is hosted by the TO and supported by BANDAI. Event registration, ticketing,
tournament management, prize distribution, cash prize payments, and customer service are handled
directly by the TO. BANDAI does not collect any personal or private information from any
participants, including any information required for cash prize payments. BANDAI does not
directly pay cash prize payments to participants.
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAIN A MANDATORY ARBITRATION
PROVISION IN SECTION 6 WHICH LIMITS YOUR AND BANDAI AND/OR THE
TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER’S ABILITY TO LITIGATE CLAIMS AS WELL AS A
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WHICH LIMITS THE LIABILTIY OF THIRD PARTIES,
BANDAI ENTITIES, AGENTS, AND ITS FAMILY OF COMPANIES.
1. Participation Eligibility. Only one (1) entry per person. To participate in a Tournament, you
must be at least 18 years of age or of legal age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence,
whichever is older, to participate. You must also have an active and valid BANDAI TCG+
(“TCG+”) account, which are free to create and can be obtained at https://www.bandai-tcg-
plus.com/. The TO will not record or copy any form of identification. You may only participate if
your participation does not violate applicable local laws. You are responsible for ensuring your
compliance with local laws and requirements prior to, during, and following your participation in
the Tournament. You are not required to be a resident or citizen of the country where the
Tournament is held to participate, but you must follow all applicable local laws. Employees of
BANDAI and/or the TO’s household or family members are not eligible. Individuals who have
been disqualified or barred from participating in events by BANDAI and/or the TO are also not
eligible. Any Tournament official associated with or working a Tournament may not play in that
2. Eligibility for Monetary Rewards. If a winner is eligible to receive a cash prize, the TO will
notify the winner promptly at the Tournament venue to ensure the winner provides accurate
payment details. If a winner does not provide accurate payment details within thirty (30) days of
prize notification (the “Notification Window”), the TO reserves the right to rescind the prize
notification, and the individual will forfeit the cash prize. The TO will make payment to the winner
within thirty (30) days of receiving payment details, but may be unable to make payment of
monetary prizes if a winner fails to provide the necessary or accurate payment information within
the Notification Window. Prizes may not be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash
(if not a cash prize) and are for personal use only. However, the TO reserves the right to the extent
permitted by law, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value
in the event that the originally advertised prize becomes unavailable for any reason, in the TO’s
sole discretion. The Tournament requires each player to exercise skill in order to ultimately become
3. Taxes. Prizes are void where prohibited or restricted. Local, state, federal or provincial taxes,
including but not limited to, VAT, GST or income tax associated with the receipt or use of any
prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. A winner will be required to provide certain payment
information including tax information, as requested by the TO. Where a Tournament takes place
outside the US, cash prizes may be subject to income and tax withholding, and may need to be
reported on such other relevant tax forms or disclosures as may be required by local law. Unless the
TO is required by winner’s jurisdiction of residence to withhold and pay the income tax
withholding amount levied against the applicable prize awarded, the winner in whose name the
prize is awarded will be responsible for all taxes (income and withholding) associated with
acceptance and use of the prize. Such individual should consult with their tax advisor. BANDAI
and the TO will have no obligation whatsoever for any related taxes or social contributions that
may be payable in connection with a prize if it is not required for the TO to withhold such related
taxes or social contributions as stated above.
4. Player Conduct and Game Play.
・Players must be in good standing with respect to BANDAI and/or any TO, with no undisclosed
violations in relation to previous breaches of any BANDAI Tournament Rules, or the player will
not be eligible to participate in the Tournament. Players must also be free of or served fully any
penalties from previously breaking any Official Rules or player is ineligible.
・If, at any time during the Tournament, a player becomes ineligible, as determined by the TO in
their sole and absolute discretion, the TO may elect to disqualify such player from further play. In
such an event, the player may be asked to leave the Tournament venue by the TO. The TO’s failure
to declare a player ineligible immediately upon discovery of such player’s ineligibility shall not
constitute a waiver of the TO’s right to disqualify the player at any time.
・Player can choose to discontinue participation in the Tournament at any time without penalty. The
TO reserves the right to withhold distribution of promotional items if player does not make their
best efforts to finish a minimum of two (2) game rounds, or if player attempts to collect
promotional items without participating in any rounds.
・The TO reserves the right to substitute any ineligible or withdrawn player with an invitation to the
next eligible player as described above.
・Players are responsible for understanding Official Rules. Unless otherwise specified by the TO
and/or BANDAI, all normal rules of game play will apply. These Official Rules are available on
our official website.
・Players must conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner. Players who engage in
unsportsmanlike, illegal, disruptive, annoying, toxic, harassing, or threatening conduct or violate
any Official Rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in any tournament, or attempt to obtain
winner status using fraudulent means, including or to disrupt the tournament in any way, including,
without limitation, cheating, bribery, collusion, deception, or other unfair practices may be
disqualified. Similarly, rude language, disrespectful behavior, or inappropriate clothing or objects
will not be tolerated. Players are responsible for the conduct of any spectators they invite to the
Tournament. Spectators must abide by these conduct rules. Players may not bring illegal or
unauthorized drugs or weapons to a Tournament, and smoking (electronic or vapor) is not
permitted. Players must comply with all local laws and regulations. Wagering of any kind is not
permitted at a Tournament. Collusion with other players or non-players is also prohibited.
・Players must abide by all local law, rules and regulations of the applicable tournament
(incorporated herein by reference), these Terms and Conditions and must comply with all requests
and directions of BANDAI and/or the TO.
・The TO reserves the right to disqualify any player from participation including, but not limited to,
situations where the player violates these Terms and Conditions, the Official Rules, or provisions of
・Winning status is subject to verification including any suspected errors or anomalies due to game
text or judge rulings that may have affected the results.
・All decisions of BANDAI and/or the TO are final in all matters relating to game integrity,
including player conduct and rule interpretation, and may not be appealed.
・If you require special assistance at a Tournament, including requests relating to disabilities, please
contact the TO directly.
5. Termination; Disqualifications. BANDAI and/or the TO each reserves the right to modify,
revise, cancel or terminate a Tournament or any portion thereof at its sole discretion and without
liability to you. Furthermore, BANDAI and/or the TO each, at its sole discretion, may disqualify
you for violations of these Terms and Conditions or Official Rules including, without limitation,
unsportsmanlike behavior, collusion, cheating, or illegal or toxic behavior, or breach of Section 4
6. Limitation of Liability. With the exception of residents of Germany, Hungary and Austria, by
participating in the Tournament, player agrees to release, discharge, hold harmless and indemnify
BANDAI, and its affiliates, subsidiaries and all of BANDAI’s respective officers, directors,
shareholders, employees, and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “BANDAI Entities”)
and all of BANDAI’s advertising and promotion agencies, tournament organizers (including TOs),
agents, contractors, and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “BANDAI Agents”) from any
and all liability, losses and damages of any kind (including, without limitation, arising from claims
based upon copyright infringement, trademark infringement, invasion of privacy, defamation, or
right of publicity) to persons or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from
player’s participation in a Tournament and/or the acceptance or use of any prize.
Nothing herein excludes or limits the BANDAI Entities’ and/or BANDAI Agents’ warranties and
liability: (i) for death or personal injury caused by the BANDAI Entities; (ii) in case of BANDAI
Entities’ gross negligence or willful misconduct; (iii) for any other liability or warranty that, by law,
may not be limited or excluded by the BANDAI Entities and BANDAI Agents.
7. Force Majeure: If for any reason the Tournament is not capable of running as planned, then
BANDAI and/or the TO reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Tournament.
Notice for any such change, termination, modification, or suspension will be posted publicly and
players shall be notified. BANDAI Entities shall not be liable to the winner or any other person for
failure to supply a prize or any part thereof by reason of any act of God, any action, regulation,
order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist
acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, pandemic, epidemic, severe weather, hurricane,
embargo, labor dispute or strike, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind,
work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot or any similar or dissimilar event beyond their
8. Disputes, Claims, and Cause of Action
Except where prohibited, each player agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of
action arising out of or connected with the Tournament or any prize awarded shall be resolved
individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and
awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event will a player be
entitled to obtain attorneys' fees or other legal costs; (3) no punitive, incidental, special,
consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded
(collectively, "Special Damages"); and (4) player hereby waives all rights to claim Special
Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased.
In an EU or United Kingdom player’s jurisdiction, that jurisdiction’s laws and courts shall govern.
EU and United Kingdom Residents have the right to submit any dispute before an alternative
dispute resolution body or mediation set up by their country. A list of the online dispute resolution
bodies (“ODR”) for consumers in the EU can be found at www.ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.
9. General Conditions. The Tournament is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state, and
local laws. These Terms and Conditions and the Official Rules may be translated into other
languages. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between any translated version of these
Terms and Conditions or Official Rules and the English version of these rules, the English version
shall prevail, govern and control. Except official tournament invitations by BANDAI and/or the
TO, entry into a BSS Tournament does not constitute entry into any other tournament, competition,
contest or sweepstakes potentially conducted by BANDAI and/or the TO.
10. Questions or Concerns. If you have any questions or concerns about the Tournament or
actions of players, please contact your Tournament’s TO directly.
11 Player Skill, Tournament Structure, and Prizing
Player skill is required to build a competitive 50 card deck with strengths and weaknesses from a
card pool that all players have access to. The exercise of skill is the overall predominant factor in
determining a winner, and competitive players must accurately evaluate the strengths and
weaknesses of their deck, hand, and opponent’s deck and strategy in order to overcome elements
such as a randomly dealt starting hand and determine the outcome of a match. Accounting for and
managing variance in you and your opponents’ hand or deck requires knowledge of game rules,
types of cards, experience, and acute decision-making skills.
Players may earn prize money listed in Appendix A as a result of their skills and final ranking in a
Tournament as outlined in the Tournament Rules Manual. In addition to prize money, players may
earn promotional items including but not limited to, cards or card game accessories such as deck
cases, card sleeves, and playmats. These promotional items have no commercial value and are not
for sale. The TO reserves the right to withhold distribution of promotional items if player does not
make their best efforts to finish a minimum of two (2) game rounds, or if player attempts to collect
promotional items without participating in any rounds. Prize money is to be paid by the TO to the
winner in USD. Winners are responsible to bear any currency conversion, transfer, or banking fees
incurred upon receipt of prize money. Players should be aware of and must accept potential
fluctuations in exchange rates in the period from the payment issuance, event date, and receipt by
Ranking Recipients Prize Money (USD) Subtotal
Grand total $25,000