The Unrivaled Boardgame Tabletop Championships, which premiered last year with $4 million spent on launching last year's tournaments and some $100,000 in prizing, cratered dramatically this year, to the point that the company has cancelled this year's tournaments and will refund the money collected from the 200 or so stores that had already signed up to participate:
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.