WCQ First Timers

[p]Do you still remember the first time you enrolled in a big tournament like the World Championship Qualifier: European Championship? Those Duelists do, as this weekend’s been the first time for them to participate in a WCQ!
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Benjamin Guß certainly enjoys sunny Madrid!
Benjamin Guß certainly enjoys sunny Madrid!

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[quote][p][b]How did you qualify for the WCQ: European Championship?[/b][/p]
[p]I reached the Top 64 of the German National Championship![/p]
[p][b]What do you think about the new qualification system?[/b][/p]
[p]I like it! You have a lot of chances to qualify, but it’s still not that easy![/p]
[p][b]So what was your first European Championship like?[/b][/p]
[p]Madrid is very beautiful! I’ll certainly leave with a good impression. I didn’t do too well in the main event, but I still had lots of fun, so it’s all cool.
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Meet Mattia Lobina and Mattia Graziuso from Italy!
Meet Mattia Lobina and Mattia Graziuso from Italy!

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[quote][p][b]How did you qualify for the WCQ: European Championship?[/b][/p]
[p][b]Mattia Lobino:[/b] I won a Regional Qualifier and also made Top 16 in our country’s National Championship!
[b]Mattia Graziuso:[/b] I won a Regional Qualifier, too. I made Top 32 in the Nationals.
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[p][b]What do you think about the new qualification system?[/b][/p]
[p][b]Mattia Graziuso:[/b] It’s pretty good; certainly better than before. You can travel all through Europe and duke it out with some of the best players![br]
[b]Mattia Lobina:[/b] I totally agree.
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[p][b]So what was your first European Championship like?[/b][/p]
[p][b]Mattia Graziuso:[/b] I enjoyed it a lot! I met a lot of competitive players and had lots of fun.[br]
[b]Mattia Lobina:[/b] Yeah, sure. I received a penalty because I arrived a little too late, that was a little unfortunate. Next time I’ll be up earlier!
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Chris Bountaloudis and Stavros Vitsentsatos came all the way from Greece!
Chris Bountaloudis and Stavros Vitsentsatos came all the way from Greece!
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[quote][p][b]How did you qualify for the WCQ: European Championship?[/b][/p]
[p][b]Chris:[/b] I did well in the Nationals as well as in 2 YCS tournaments.[br]
[b]Stavros:[/b] I won a Regional Championship!
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[p][b]What do you think about the new qualification system?[/b][/p]
[p][b]Stavros:[/b] I think many players deserve to participate in the WCQ: EC. The new system allows for that, which makes the tournament more competitive and also more fun – I really like it![br]
[b]Chris:[/b] It adds a lot more to the event!
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[p][b]So what was your first European Championship like?[/b][/p]
[p][b]Chris:[/b] It was OK. Almost a little like a normal tournament, but way more players![br]
[b]Stavros:[/b] Impressive! It’s been a very rewarding experience and everything was so nice. I really liked the venue!
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Claudio Destro and Marco Baldovin from Italy traveled together to Madrid!
Claudio Destro and Marco Baldovin from Italy traveled together to Madrid!

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[quote][p][b]How did you qualify for the WCQ: European Championship?[/b][/p]
[p][b]Claudio:[/b] I participated in a Regional Qualifier in Turin and did pretty well![br]
[b]Marco:[/b] I also played in a Regional!
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[p][b]What do you think about the new qualification system?[/b][/p]
[p][b]Marco:[/b] A lot of players benefit from it. I especially like the fact that you can qualify all over the world![br]
[b]Claudio:[/b] It’s cool. Everyone wants to attend the Euros and it’s great that Duelists have so many chances now!
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[p][b]So what was your first European Championship like?[/b][/p]
[p][b]Claudio:[/b] The organization seemed very professional and the players were very nice!
[br][b]Marco:[/b] It’s always something unique to test your Dueling skills against players from other nations. Therefore, I enjoyed the event a lot!
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