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European Championship Information


Source: Konami

Basic Information:

The World Championship Qualifiers are reaching their climax with the World Championship Qualifier: European Championship 2011. At stake are invitations to Worlds 2011, promo cards, exclusive gamemats, trophies and many other cool items.


Location: Madrid, Spain

Casa de campo,
Convenciones hall
Av Principal
28011 Madrid


Date: July 16/17, 2011


For those players did not qualify by to the main event, Konami offers many exciting activities during those two days, for example video screens, a feature match area and a wide selection of Public Events, ranging from casual to highly-competive events.

Who can participate in the European Championship?

The European Championships are open to the following players:
  • Players who earned a qualification at a WCQ Regionals event;
  • Players who earned a qualification at a National Championship event;
  • Top4 players from last year’s EC.

  • List of Qualified Players

    Event Structure

    The European Championship will be Advanced Constructed format.
    On Saturday, there will be a number of Swiss-style rounds, dependant on the number of participants, as follows:

  • 7 Rounds for 65-128 players.
  • 8 Rounds for 129-256 players.
  • 9 rounds for 257-512 players.

  • After those Swiss rounds, there will be a cut to the Top64 players, who will then continue to play in single-elimination mode until a European Champion has been crowned.

    Prizes


    1st-4th
    Invite to Worlds
    Travel & Accomodations to Worlds
    Complete set of Extreme Victory
    All 3 Game Mats from Gold Series 4
    Super Rare set of YCS prize cards (Darklord Asmodeus, Darklord Edeh Arae, Darklord Superbia)
    Secret Rare set of prize cards (T.G. Hyper Librarian, Meklord Emperor Granel, Meklord Astro Mekanikle)
    iPad

    1st
    72 booster packs

    2nd
    48 booster packs

    3rd-4th
    36 booster packs

    5th-8th
    24 booster packs

    5th-8th
    Xbox 360 Elite w/YGO Xbox Live Game

    Top 8
    Trophy

    9th-16th
    16GB iPod Nano
    24 booster packs

    Top 32
    Complete set of Gold Series 4

    Top 64
    Top Cut Game Mat

    Participation
    Pack of World Championship Qualifier 2011 Sleeves
    World Championship Qualifer 2011 Game Mat

    Public Events

    For those players did not qualify by to the main event, Konami offers many exciting activities during those two days, for example video screens, a feature match area and a wide selection of Public Events, ranging from casual to highly-competive events.
    A detailled list of Public Events will be announced at a later date.

    For parents

    We will have a Parents’ Area available, where parents can relax while their children are occupied in the tournament. This area is open only to parents and their children. You are not required to stay on site, but we strongly recommend that you do, especially if your children are young or this is their first event. Please know that the tournament staff cannot be responsible for looking after your children, or their possessions. Always make sure your child has a way to contact you, and is provided with any necessities such as food, drink, or extra money if you do not wish to remain in the tournament area.

    When your child is preparing for the event, encourage him or her to leave any bulky or expensive possessions at home. Electronics and large collections of cards are hard to keep track of during a big tournament – your child will have a much easier day without having to worry about these kinds of items.

    Trading cards is a big attraction at large tournaments, but if you are concerned about your child trading away valuable cards, talk to him or her before the event and set some guidelines. You can always have your child check with you before making a trade.