Cosmic Encounter World Championship Tournament 2019
The Cosmic Encounter Experience was such a smash hit at Escape Velocity 2018, that we'll be back for 2019 with the first annual world championship tournament. Join players from around the universe to compete for the title.
Why every Cosmic Encounter fan should attend
Tournament play Details:
2 elimination rounds
4+ players per game
6 players in final game
90 minute time limit
Prizes for the 6 finalists
Grand Prize for the new CE Champion
Bring your Cosmic stuff for CE designers to sign
Get exclusive signed CE 2019 Championship Swag
new alien: Champion
Exclusive for CE Championship 2019
Power of Escape Velocity
Take the alien card home
tabletop simulator on steam
Join us on Steam/TTS if you can't make it to EV
Games streamed live on Twitch/Discord
ce designers will be there!
We played with fans at EV 2018
Can you beat the creators in 2019?
registration | Tickets
Backstory - How Cosmic Encounter met Escape Velocity
The Cosmic Encounter Experience was the brainchild of Charles Hildebrandt, Production Counsel Museum of Science Fiction & Peter Olotka one of the original designers of Cosmic Encounter. Charles originally met Peter, Bill Eberle, and Jack Kittredge at the New York Science Fiction Society's Lunacon in 1977 when Eon Products first published Cosmic. 41 years later, Peter contacted him about featuring Cosmic Encounter at Escape Velocity 2018, but didn't know that Charles was a huge fan. In the meantime, Fantasy Flight Games (who has been publishing Cosmic Encounter since 2008) was finishing the 42nd Anniversary Edition of CE design with Future Pastimes, and both parties thought that Escape Velocity would be an excellent venue to stage the official launch. Which leads to the question, if Cosmic was first put into production in 1977, wouldn't that make 2018 the 41st anniversary? Watch the video below to solve that mystery.