Welcome to the WCQ: European Championship 2015!
Hello and welcome to Dublin for this most important of events, the 2015 WCQ: European Championship!
It is with great pleasure as an Irish Duelist that I welcome you to The Emerald Isle this weekend. After dozens of National Championships, hundreds of Regional Qualifiers and thousands of invitations being awarded, it is almost time for the show to get on the road!
This weekend we will be witnessing action on 3 days; the Main Events start on Saturday (along with our live video broadcast) but today there are already hundreds of Duelists competing, as today is the day for Last-Chance Qualifiers and Public Events. Duelists that have not yet earned an invite for the European Championship must compete in elimination tournaments today in order to take the final few seats before the big event kicks off.
Going into this tournament there is one Deck on everyone’s mind, Nekroz. The “blue-framed monsters of doom” have dominated the competitive fields over the past few months but at this event they will not have it all their own way. Several Duelists have been working hard on bringing Nekroz down, with varying degrees of success. Nonetheless, we have seen Burning Abyss, Qliphort, Shaddoll, Ritual Beast and Tellarknight Decks push the Number 1 Deck to its very limit, and a number of big National Championships went the way of these Decks. Burning Abyss was the big winner in Italy for example, while Tellarknights took the UK title.
Although victory is the overall goal, any Duelist competing this weekend will simply be happy to make it to the Top 4, as that is where one of the biggest prizes in Dueling is awarded; a highly-coveted seat at the 2015 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship. Our Top 4 Duelists (and Top 2 Dragon Duelists) will be traveling to Kyoto (Japan) to take on the world’s best in the ultimate test of Dueling skill.
We will be with you all weekend, both here and on Twitch, providing you with all of the latest information and top-class Dueling action you have come to expect from a European event. We hope you enjoy the show, and if you are competing, best of luck!Back to all news