The ANRPC began with the Southern Megacity Circuit, whose aim was to host a bunch of small qualifier tournaments across the US Southeast, and then finally host an Invitational event which would pool some of the revenue from the qualifiers in order to send the champion to Worlds. Players from across the US and the UK loved the idea, saw that it was replicable in other regions, and the ANRPC was born.
Unfortunately, FFG was not able to make our plan work with their new registration system for worlds, which none of us knew was changing from last year until the circuits were already underway. All of the finals will still happen, but most of the circuits will be paying out cash prizes this year rather than paid travel to worlds. We are also always looking into ways of creating awesome promotional items and trophies to ensure the finals events just as exciting.
We are a relatively new organization, and right now we are concentrated on proliferating, as player-organizers look to put together circuits in the heartland, the southwest, and the pacific northwest. Unfortunately, that has meant that we have been less focused on some other things as we continue to expand to more and more regions, (and sometimes, we are a little slow to update the website). I’m currently our de facto “ambassador” so some of this is my fault. I have a lot on my plate right now.
Looking to the future, we have a couple players amping up to throw some ANRPC official $1k open tournaments, hopes to throw an event at worlds, and dreams of hosting an ANRPC World Championship in a location that is both easy to travel to and worth sticking around at for a vacation, for people who want to bring their spouses or families, or who just want to stick around for a week to hang out with their Netrunner friends.
I’ll do my best to keep everyone in the loop whenever there is news to announce! Official ANRPC announcements will be visible here on Stimhack, on the Netrunner Reddit, on http://anrprocircuit.com, on https://www.facebook.com/groups/ANRProCircuit and on all the relevant local Netrunner Facebook groups.
Thank you for your support,