Welcome to Day 1 of the WCQ: European Championship 2013!
Good morning everybody and welcome to Frankfurt for this year’s European Championship! After an entire year of Qualifiers and other high level events, the finest Duelists from across the land have descended on the heart of Germany to represent their respective nations and Duel for eternal glory.
This weekend will see Europe’s strongest Duelists compete against one another in a bid to become one of the select few who will go on to this year’s Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in Las Vegas. We will also be crowning a new European Champion by the end of this weekend’s action, one who’s name will join the list of elite Duelists who have won the title before, such as Memoli, Togores and Grüner .
In addition to the main event, Frankfurt is also playing host to this year’s European Dragon Duel Championship. Younger Duelists (born in 2000 or later) will also be competing for the title of European Champion, and the opportunity to compete on the global stage at the World Championship in August.
29 Last Chance Qualifiers took place yesterday, adding close to 60 more Duelists to the final Qualified list. There were also 21 Win-A-Mat Public Events, and with many more taking place over the next 2 days there’s plenty of opportunities for people to Duel against players from other countries (and to win cool prizes of course!).
Over the next 2 days there will be many intense and exhilarating Duels, and be many stories to tell also. Everybody competing here will have their own unique European Championship experiences to share, and we will also be on-hand to share the stand-out moments from the biggest Matches, the decisive Duels and the many Public Events that will be taking place. And at the end of it all there will be another Duelist who can say that they are the Champion of Europe.
It’s going to be a memorable weekend. Whether you’re Dueling here in Frankfurt, or following the action from the comfort of your own home, we hope you enjoy the next 2 days of top-notch Dueling action. But now, as a wise and legendary Duelist once said… [b][i]it’s time to Duel![/b][/i]Back to all news