Featured Official Tournament Store (OTS)
Carta Magica Ottawa
1179 St Laurent Blvd
Now that it’s time to go back to school, finding the perfect Official Tournament Store (OTS) to escape to is more important than ever. The month of September has brought us another Featured OTS, and this time around it is Carta Magica Ottawa!
Open for a little over three years, Carta Magica Ottawa has helped foster and grow a strong Yu-Gi-Oh! community. This is the second location for Carta Magica, the first being in Montreal, and with a stronger focus on a more casual environment, they offer the gaming experience that players are looking for. Prioritizing safety and comfort allow their customers to easily relax and enjoy themselves while getting their game on. When Carta Magica initially opened, Ottawa did not have a large community, but with everyone having such a good time the community was eager to grow itself!
By promoting a friendly environment, Carta Magica Ottawa was able to break down the wall between the competitive and casual player groups to make sure they thrive as a whole.
Becoming an OTS helped Carta Magica Ottawa evolve. By making their larger tournaments less intimidating and gearing them to the more casual crowd, they were able to attract more players and introduce them to competitive play. Many casual players are fearful of competitive events, but with a little help from more knowledgeable players they are likely to have a great time. By promoting a friendly environment, they were able to break down the wall between the competitive and casual player groups to make sure they thrive as a whole.
Dragon Duelists and parents are a big part of the Yu-Gi-Oh! scene at Carta Magica Ottawa. Parents play a huge role by being active in the environment and wanting to learn how to play the game. By having such a safe and fun environment, the Dragon Duelists and their parents can feel comfortable and synergize with the community. Older players helping out younger players leaves everyone feeling great, and that “feel good” attitude is contagious enough at Carta Magica Ottawa that you can’t help but smile.
If that wasn’t enough, Carta Magica Ottawa runs appreciation events and charitable donation events! Giving back to the community that has helped them thrive is very important to Carta Magica, and when everyone is helping each other, it’s hard to fail. We are pleased to have them as our Featured OTS for September!