21 May 2018 | X-Wing

Best Pilot in the Resistance

See the Prizes for the 2018 X-Wing™ National Championships

"I had no idea we had the best pilot in the Resistance on board."
     –Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

We'll all soon discover who is truly the Resistance's best pilot… The 2018 X-Wing National Championship season begins soon!

The 2018 National Championships are top-level tournaments held around the world. They are designed to celebrate the game’s top players and strategies, and they feature some of the game's coolest prizes, including a chance to win free seats at the next X-Wing World Championships for you and a friend!

Top 64

The Top 64 participants in each 2018 X-Wing National Championship receive an alternate art ship card for the dark side Force user Kylo Ren.

Illustrated by Jake Murray and hidden behind his cloak and mask, this Kylo Ren is an unknowable and intimidating figure—one who can easily fly his TIE silencer to flank his foes and destroy them at point-blank range!

Top 32

The Top 32 players at each 2018 X-Wing National Championship earn a set of mirrored green Focus and Evade tokens—three of each.

Every X-Wing veteran knows the importance of using actions to modify your attack and defense rolls, and these high-quality tokens add extra value to each of your focus and evade actions.

Top 16

We knew Poe Dameron was the Resistance's best pilot because The Force Awakens told us. Even Kylo Ren acknowledged Poe's talent during his interrogation.

But we would have figured out that Poe was the best pilot even if we hadn't been told directly—from the scene in which he led the strike against the First Order at Maz Kanata's castle to the fact that he was the only Resistance pilot with a signature ship: his very own black-and-orange T-70 X-wing.

Soon, however, the black-and-orange pattern from Poe's X-wing can represent not only his skill, but yours, too. The Top 16 players at each 2018 X-Wing National Championship win an acrylic black-and-orange range range ruler to line up their shots from round to round.

Top 8

The Top 8 add to their set of Poe Dameron-themed range rulers with custom range rulers for Range 1 and Range 1-2.

These additional range rulers are perfect for setup and for measuring the distance of your pilot abilities and Range 1 shots—especially when you're as good at close-range combat as Poe Dameron!

Top 4

The Top 4 players from each 2018 X-Wing National Championship continue to measure up, winning a complete set of black-and-orange maneuver templates with which they can race effortlessly through asteroids and debris fields, swoop behind their foes, and boost into position for the final shot!


Finalists, your fellow competitors will be rooting for you to represent them in the battles to come… at the X-Wing World Championships!

The Top 2 players at each 2018 X-Wing National Championship will earn a free seat at the next X-Wing World Championship.

National Champion

Win a 2018 X-Wing National Championship, and you'll have truly proven yourself among the galaxy's elite! You'll deserve to take the cockpit of Black One and you'll be able to do so with your 2018 X-Wing National Championship trophy.

Additionally, you won't just get to play at the next X-Wing World Championship; you'll get to race right for the top competition—flying deftly through the first round with a Prize Bye.

Take Your Shot

Can you prove yourself the best pilot in the Resistance—or your nation? You won't know until you give it a shot. Even if you come short of the top, you'll still enjoy a high-energy event shared with plenty of other friendly and enthusiastic X-Wing aces!

Check our 2018 X-Wing National Championships page to see if there's an event you can attend, and be sure to check back as we update the list!

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