Day 1’s Public Events are underway.

[p]In addition to the main event, every YCS also plays host to a large number and variety of Public Events over the course of the weekend. The Public Event schedule for Day 1 has just kicked off, and here’s a quick look at what events are on offer today.[/p]

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Win-A-Mats get you cool stuff like this!

[br] [p]Duelist League events take place all day, giving people a casual setup where Open Dueling is the tournament structure used. Entry is free and Duelist League promotional cards are awarded to participants and winners.[/p]
[p]Win-A-Mat events also take place all day but are limited to 8 Duelists per event. A standard Single Elimination structure is in place, which means a Duelist only needs to win 3 Matches in order to receive a Game Mat of their choice from the selection available. Entry costs €8 and every Duelists gets 2 booster packs for competing.[/p] [br]
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You can find the regular-sized versions at your upcoming Sneak Peek!

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[p]Attack of the Giant Card! is one of the most popular Public Events on offer, and pits Duelists against each other in a quest to win one of the 5 Giant cards on offer this weekend. We’ll take a look at which Giant cards people can win in a later article, and catch up with the various winners as they make their Giant Card choices. Entry costs €12 and Duelists get 3 booster packs for entering.[/p]
[p]Duelists can also try their hand at Qualifying for the 2013 European Championship by competing in the WCQ Regionals. In each Regional 16 Duelists compete to earn their invite to the WCQ, with the winner also receiving a Game Mat and an exclusive Deckbox. As with the Giant Card event, €12 is the entry cost and you get 3 booster packs for competing.[/p][br]
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In addition to winning these, Duelists will also be able to compete in Frankfurt at this year's European Championship!

[br][p]For those interested in Sealed Play, YCS Lille also has Public Events for that format on offer. Sealed Play (Competitive) is an 8 player event with a €20 entry fee. Duelists pick up 10 packs of [bped] and build their Decks from the cards they obtain. The winner receives a Game Mat and the Top 2 also get a Starfoil promotional card.[/p]
[p]Sealed Play (Booster Draft) is a similar event where Duelists split up 6 packs each amongst each other. For more details on how Draft works, check out this link. Again it’s an 8 player knockout event where the winner receives a Game Mat and the Top 2 get a Starfoil promo card.[/p]
[p]Finally, for those who are both interested in Sealed Play and in obtaining WCQ invites, there are Sealed Regional Qualifiers. These 16 player events take on the same Sealed format as the Competitive events, with the winner getting their invite to this year’s European Championship, a Game Mat and Deckbox[/p]
[p]As you can see, it’s going to be a busy day over in the Public Events area. Best of luck to everybody competing in these events and we hope you all have a good time![/p]
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