Product Notice 2021
Since 2018, we have been very adamant in our movement to bring in English version of Cardfight!! Vanguard to Brunei. At first, the response was slow but gradually we gained a lot of attention and interest from customers Brunei as they slowly opened to the English version. What made us truly moved was, former players who wanted to play the TCG again were able to get into the game with ease due to readability of the card in the language they are most familiar with. Towards the end of 2018 was where we were able to secure shop tournament supports through an unexpected partnership with a supplier in Singapore.
From 2019 onwards, we have seen our efforts show its results. We started to conduct shop tournaments whereby we have seen a lot of patrons joining in our tournaments. We have also seen a steady growth of customer base for the English version of the TCG. The trend goes throughout 2020 despite the unexpected pandemic occurring in the world. We would have never anticipated this much support through the unfortunate period. This was also the year where we conducted our first shop league (Hobby Union League 2020) and the responses were welcoming. We were able to see our customers play to the best of their abilities but moreover enjoyed the companions of other players.
Starting with 2021, we wanted to raise the standards of our shop and want to receive official support from Bushiroad. We can say that we have successfully secured a deal but this is not without a major roadblock. As part of the deal, we are not able to secure the English version of Cardfight!! Vanguard any longer. In return, we will be able to host official events with full support from Bushiroad. This has been devastating for us to think that we must stop our goal that we have been holding up since 2018. However, sometimes we need to lose in order to grow.
We will end the English version of Cardfight!! Vanguard with VGE-V-SS10: CLAN SELECTION PLUS Vol.2. Starting with the Overdress series, we will bring in the Japanese version of the TCG. We are very thankful to all our customers who have been buying our English products. Without them, we would not have gone so far. Another interesting note we would like to add is that we are truly open to all players who want to mix languages in their decks to play in our shop because we believe that everyone deserves to play without any discriminations. To all our customers who had asked us in the past if we are going to bring in the Japanese version of the TCG, here we are now. ☺
We appreciate all the support from our customer and hope to continue even stronger in the coming future.
Owner – Hobby Union