Baku-Con is the first and only U.S. Bakugan event that consisted of live tournaments set at a national level.
Baku-Con took place every weekend between January 9th through the 31st of 2010 four cities participated in the Regional portion of the tournament. A fifth city headed the Regional and National portions of the event a few weeks later. The cities and dates are as follows:
- Chicago,Illinois- January 9th and 10th, 2010
- Los Angeles, California- January 16th and 17th, 2010
- Dallas, Texas- January 23rd and 24th, 2010
- Orlando, FL- January 30th and 31st, 2010
- New York, New York- February 20th and 21st, 2010
Attendance for the general public was free. The entire event was covered by Lord Darkus and updated on Bakugan.com.
Basic Event Rules
Brawlers must be between the ages of seven to fifteen to compete. Brawlers are to provide their own Bakugan, Bakugan Trap, Gate Cards, and Ability Cards. Series One B1 Bakugan are allowed. HSP Gate Cards are limited to "positive" Attribute bonus' only. No other accessories are allowed. Season Two Game Rules are applied.
Regional Winners are Darkus Brawler, Abel Fernandez (Chicago); Ventus Brawler, Elijah Torres (Los Angeles); Haos Brawler, Nick Spagnoletti (Dallas); Darkus Brawler, Matt Torres (Orlando); and Subterra Brawler, Andrew Perico (New York).
Regional Tournament Prizes
Participating Brawlers, as well as the general public, were given exclusive Ability Cards. A total of five were made, each specific to its Region:
The winner of the 2010 Baku-Con and title of U.S. Champion was/is Ventus Brawler, Christopher Ruff.
National Tournament Prizes
The Nation Winner was awarded, but not limited to: a Season Three Mega Prize Pack and an exclusive Limited Edition Die-Cast 2007 G-Power Pyrus Neo Dragonoid.