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World Beyblade Organization
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Website Information
URL http://worldbeyblade.org/
Alexa Rating 190,579
277,204 (for U.S.)
Type Forum, wiki
Language(s) English, Italiano, Français, Español
Registration Optional but recommended
Owner http://www.mybb.com/
Created by Bey Brad
Maintained by The WBO Committee
Launched October 7, 2007 (as Beywiki)
December 4, 2008 (relaunch as WBO)
Current status Active

The World Beyblade Organization (commonly abbreviated as WBO) is a Beyblade internet forum that is heavily regarded as the world's most active Beyblade website and the most popular; as it states, it is the "unofficial sanctioning body" for Beyblade. Containing forums for Bladers to read and post, as well as managing and creating worldwide events for Bladers to compete in around the world. It also known for containing its own wiki called, "Beywiki" which aims to cover all information on the Beyblade products. It has two YouTube accounts, one being BeyChannel and the other being Beywiki with the latter being abandoned. It also has a Twitter and Facebook account. Click here to visit it.

Ever since its launch on October 7th, 2007 by Bey Brad as its former-name, "Beywiki", the World Beyblade Organization has grown enormously with over 60,100 users registered thus far as of April 2012. It has often been called "the world leader in Beyblade news" as well as keeping the Beyblade hobby alive, ever since its hiatus. It has been recognized by Beyblade officials and maintains a very high web traffic as thousands of users log-in to it, every day.

Overall, the World Beyblade Organization is one of, if not, the "No. 1 Beyblade fansite" there is, even more popular than that of Beyblade Wiki. With its ultimate goal, tournaments, Beyblade information, and incoming news, it is highly recommended a Beyblade fan register an account and become part of the true greatness, that is World Beyblade Organization.

History

The World Beyblade Oragnization (WBO) was founded on October 7th, 2007 by its original name, "Beywiki". It was created in less than 48 hours by its founder, Bey Brad. However at the time the fansite did not have very much users and was not as active as it is today.

Despite this, after a few days, Beywiki grew in not just its user count, but its content, and overall its popularity. Throughout 2008, it would constantly be receiving new users to join each day along with new topics in forums.

Beywiki was likes so much, because of how it managed to keep the hobby alive and running even when it received a hiatus following G-Revolution. It was able to host tournaments around the world and let Bladers meet other such Bladers that loved Beyblade.

Another major contribution to Beywiki's increasing popularity, was because of Beyblade being announced to have a revival by the name of Metal Fight Beyblade to launch on August 9th, 2008. This saw for a huge growth in members as well as higher Alexa ranks and Google ranks.

With this, on December 4th, 2008, it was ultimately decided that Beywiki was not Beywiki anymore. It has grown enormously that it deserved a new name for a relaunch, and a fitting name was decided as the "World Beyblade Organization". As Beywiki became a worldwide non-profit organization for Beyblade and Beyblade alone. This saw rejoice and celebration in fans as the World Beyblade Organization united Bladers together in keeping Beyblade alive and running.

Bey Brad however, would retire from the WBO sometime in late 2009 most likely due to personal life and such. He still logs-in to the WBO every now-and-then to post on occasions, but is not as active as he was before.

Below is the ultimate goal of the World Beyblade Organization.

The ultimate goal of the WBO is to not only maintain the interest in Beyblade among current Bladers, but also to inspire those who are new to the hobby and to reach out to all Beybladers around the world so that we can truly become the largest Beyblade Organization in the world.

—Bey Brad, former webmaster of the WBO.

Forums

The WBO contains many forums for members to post in on a random topic. They are as folllows:

World Beyblade Organization

  • WBO Community Rules - Rules for the community and users should read it before posting.
  • News - News from the WBO and upcoming Beyblade news are posted.
  • Questions and Comments - Questions and/or comments a user may have about the WBO.
  • Introduce Yourself! - Users who are new to the WBO should post to introduce themselves to the community.

Beyblade Discussion

  • Beyblade General - General discussion on the hobby, Beyblade.
  • Beyblade Customizations - Users who need feedback on a custom Bey or would like to share it with the world post there.
  • Advanced Forum - Discussions on advanced matters of Beyblade in which veteran Bladers may only post.
  • Bey Marketplace - Users who talk about Beyblade shopping, selling, and trading.
  • The Beywiki Project - Users who discuss the Beywiki post on matters such as priorities, progress, error reports etc.
  • Beyblade Anime and Manga - Forum where users discuss the anime and manga.

WBO Organized Play

  • Official Events - Information on official WBO events are found there.
  • WBO General - Users who would like to organize a play event to battle with other fellow Beybladers post there.

International Beyblade

  • Forum di Beyblade (Italiano) - A Beyblade General forum for Italian-speaking users.
  • Forum de Beyblade (Français) - A Beyblade General forum for French-speaking users.
  • Beyblade Hakkında (Türkçe) - A Beyblade General forum for Turkish-speaking users.
  • Foro de Beyblade (Español) - A Beyblade General forum for Spanish-speaking users.

Off-Topic Forums

  • General Discussion - A forum where users discuss non-related Beyblade things.
  • Media - Music, television, movies, books, anime and manga discussions for users to talk about.
  • Video Games - Forums where users discuss video games.
  • Your Creations - Users show the community their drawing, graphics, etc.

Other

  • Closed Threads - Closed threads where admins move to for archival.

Yearly Events

The WBO hosts special Beyblade events once a year. They are usually held at the anime convention, Anime North in Canada. They include:

Beyblade's Not Dead!

A Beyblade tournament that was hosted at Anime North 2008 on Saturday, May 24th, 2008 from 4pm-7pm at the Renaissance Hotel in the Haliburton room. It succeed the Beyblade Grand Battle Tournament and Tag Beybattle Revolution in 2004 and 2005 respectively, hosted by Off the Chain. Prizes were given out to the winners with total values exceeding $500.

Beyblade 101 Beyblade Workshop

A Beyblade workshop held on the same day as "Beyblade's Not Dead!" at the Toronto Congress Centre at 12:00pm on May 24th, 2008. It was made to teach or refresh people's minds about Beyblade. Strategies, systems of Beyblade, and the state of the game were covered. To go along with it all, battle demonstrations were given where battle strategies were taught. It is still used in any Beyblade tournament.

Beyblade War Room

A Beyblade tournament that was hosted at Anime North 2009 on Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 from 9pm-12 at the Renaissance Hotel in the Golden Delicious room. It succeeded the "Beyblade's Not Dead" event.

Beyblade Vancouver Summit

A Beyblade tournament held that was also held at Anime North 2009. It follows the same format as the other tournaments.

Beyblade Revival Cup

A Beyblade tournament held at Anime North 2010. It featured tournaments, Beyblade 101 Beyblade Workshop, Prizes among other things.

Beyblade Crusade

An Beyblade tournament held at Anime North 2011.

HMS & Plastics Remembrance Day

A series of Beyblade tournaments centered on the Plastic Generation and the Hard/Heavy Metal System Beyblades. To be held on July 17, 2011. Three tournaments were announced, being "Plastic's Not Dead", "HMS' Note Dead", and "College Breakout:Ancient War".

Bey Brad Day

The WBO celebrates it's anniversary each year on October 7th in honor of it's founder, Bey Brad. Special events occur and prizes are given away.

Videos

Gallery

Please note, these images are copyrighted and owned by the WBO, you may not use them without the WBO's permission.

Relation with Beyblade Wiki

Beyblade Wiki attempts to pursue a positive attitude and relation with other sites. However, this has not been as promising with the World Beyblade Organization.

As stated above, the Beyblade Wiki does not have a very positive relation with the World Beyblade Organization. Although the two sites are on speaking terms, there have been various instances where the WBO has often ridiculed and criticized the Beyblade Wiki. Even though they have given the wiki a more positive attitude, this continues to occur, and there still remains members of the WBO who do not take as kindly or per say, lightly to Beyblade Wiki.

A factor that contributes to this, is the fact that the World Beyblade Organization's head, Kai-V is known to find over 95% of Beyblade info thus, making the WBO, the primary leading-website on Beyblade news. Beyblade Wiki uses this information and references as well as linking to the WBO, giving credit when information is found, a disclaimer is even found on the Beyblade Wiki's main page and community message. Despite this, the Beyblade Wiki continues to be looked down upon and overally criticized mostly by, the World Beyblade Organization.

Trivia

  • Apparently, before "World Beyblade Organization" was chosen as the name for Beywiki's relaunch, another possible name was "International Beyblade Association".[1]

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