DubPoints Commissioner John Wyatt Edgar announced today that the DubPoints World Championship would be up for grabs in a tournament to take place during the month of September, beginning on the 21st of that month.
Current champion Charles Wilfong, who has held the title since April, will be involved in the tournament. It is believed that he will be the tournament’s #1 overall seed as the reigning champion, but rumors are that the seeding could be randomly generated in order to ensure fresh matchups, and to go along with the sense of a “brand reboot” that Edgar has been campaigning over the last several months.
Little details are known about the tournament so far, but it is not expected that it will be called “DubPoints XIII.” The tournament will run ten days from September 21 to September 30, with each of the five single-elimination rounds lasting for only two days. The tournament will have a new, streamlined scoring system, and will put a large emphasis on live social media interaction between the competitors and Commissioner Edgar himself. The much shorter format of the tournament appears to be built around the idea that it could be taking place more often than on an annual basis, as it has been since 2012.
Wilfong is expected to hang on to the DubPoints World Championship belt, regardless of the outcome, as there are plans for a new belt to be commissioned by Edgar for the tournament. It is also believed that the title of the championship could change, but that it would specifically keep the title lineage of the current World Championship.
More details are expected to be released towards the end of next week. In addition to the DubPoints Fantasy Sports Championship announced next week, two more titles are also expected to be announced in the coming months, tentatively planned to be a Board Games and “Ghoul Pool” Championship, respectively.