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World Championship Qualifier: European Championship

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

Date
July 6-8, 2012

Location
Superstudio Più
Via Tortona, 27
20144 Milano
Italy

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 WCQ: National Championship event;
  • Top4 players of last year’s WCQ: European Championship;
  • Top32 players of YCS Brighton, YCS Leipzig, and YCS Toulouse.


The European Dragon Duel Championships are open to the following players:

  • Players who earned a qualification at a WCQ: National Dragon Duel Championship event;
  • Players who earned a qualification at a Dragon Duel event at YCS Brighton, Leipzig or Toulouse.

List of Qualified Players for the 2012 WCQ: European Championship

 

Prizes and Entry Fee


The main event of the European Championship and the Dragon Duel Championship are free of charge for qualified players. Every participant receives 1 WCQ: European Championship gamemat and a set of WCQ card sleeves as participation prize.

Main Event Structure

  • The European Championship will be Advanced Constructed format.
  • The Yu-Gi-Oh! European Championship will consist of a number of Swiss-style rounds, followed by two cuts, as follows:
    • 513 – 1024 Duelists – 8 Rounds of Swiss on Saturday, 2 Rounds of Swiss (open to Top256 AND everyone with 18 points or more) on Sunday, then Top 64 single elimination
    •  1025 – 2048  Duelists – 9 Rounds of Swiss on Saturday, 2 Rounds of Swiss (open to Top256 AND everyone with 21 points or more) on Sunday, then Top 64 single elimination
  • There will be a playoff match for 3rd place.
  • The time limit for each round is 40 minutes. For semifinals, finals and playoff for 3rd place, it is 60 minutes.


Main Event Prizes

Place

Prize

1st Place

72 Booster Packs (36 each of ORCS and GAOV);
Trophy;
Invite to World Championship;
Travel and accomodations to the World Championship;
Complete Set of 2 Recent Sets;
Additional Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card;
64GB iPad;
Personalized Jersey

2nd Place

48 Booster Packs (24 each of ORCS and GAOV);
Trophy;
Invite to World Championship;
Travel and accomodations to the World Championship;
Complete Set of 2 Recent Sets;
Additional Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card;
64GB iPad;
Personalized Jersey

3rd-4th Place

36 Booster Packs (18 each of ORCS and GAOV);
Trophy;
Invite to World Championship;
Travel and accomodations to the World Championship;
Complete Set of 2 Recent Sets;
Additional Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card;
64GB iPad;
Personalized Jersey

5th-8th Place

32GB iPod Touch;
24 Booster Packs (12 each of ORCS and GAOV);
Trophy

9th-16th Place

Complete Set of a Recent Set;
24 Booster Packs (12 each of ORCS and GAOV)

Top 32

Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card

Top 64

WCQ Top Cut Game Mat

Participation

WCQ 2012 Game Mat; WCQ 2012 Sleeves


 

Dragon Duel Structure

  • The Yu-Gi-Oh! European Dragon Duel Championship will be Advanced Constructed format.
  • The Yu-Gi-Oh! European Dragon Duel Championship will consist of a number of Swiss-style rounds, followed by a Top8 cut, as follows:
    • 0 – 32 Duelists – 4 Rounds of Swiss on Saturday, Top 8 single elimination immediately afterwards
    • 33 – 64 Duelists – 5 Rounds of Swiss on Saturday, Top 8 single eliminationon on Sunday
    • 65 – 128 Duelists – 6 Rounds of Swiss on Saturday, Top 8 single elimination on Sunday
    • 129 – 256 Duelists – 7 Rounds of Swiss on Saturday, Top 8 single elimination on Sunday
  • There will be a playoff match for 3rd place.
  • The time limit for each round is 40 minutes. For semifinals, finals and playoff for 3rd place, it is 60 minutes.

Dragon Duel Prizes

Place

Prize

1st Place

48 Booster Packs (24 each of ORCS and GAOV);
Dragon Duel Championship Trophy;
Super Rare YCS Prize Card;
Invite to Dragon Duel World Championship;
Travel and accomodations to the Dragon Duel World Championship (incl. a guardian);
Complete Set of 2 Recent Sets;
64GB iPad;
Personalized Jersey

2nd Place

36 Booster Packs (18 each of ORCS and GAOV);
Dragon Duel Championship Trophy;
Super Rare YCS Prize Card;
Invite to Dragon Duel World Championship;
Travel and accomodations to the Dragon Duel World Championship (incl. a guardian);
Complete Set of 2 Recent Sets;
64GB iPad;
Personalized Jersey

3rd-4th Place

24 Booster Packs (12 each of ORCS and GAOV);
Dragon Duel Championship Trophy;
Super Rare YCS Prize Card

5th-8th Place

12 Booster Packs (6 each of ORCS and GAOV);
Dragon Duel Championship Trophy;
Super Rare YCS Prize Card

9th-16th Place

12 Booster Packs (6 each of ORCS and GAOV)

Top 16

WCQ Dragon Duel Top Cut Game Mat

Participation

WCQ Dragon Duel 2012 Game Mat; WCQ 2012 Sleeves

Schedule

Friday
14:00                     Hall opens, Public Events and Last Chance Qualifiers begin
14:00                     Early Registration for main event and Dragon Duel begins
17:00                     Last Chance Qualifier Registration ends
18:00                     Win-a-Mat / Sealed Pack Registration ends
20:45                     Early Registration ends
21:00                     Venue closes

21:15                     Judge dinner begins
23:00                     Judge dinner ends

Saturday
08:00                     Venue opens; registration begins
10:00                     Registration ends
10:10                     R1 pairings posted; player meeting
11:00                     R1 begins
22:30                     Venue closes

Sunday
08:00                     Venue opens
09:00                     R9 begins
14:45                     Top8 begin
18:00                     Awards ceremony
19:00                     Hall closes

 

Public Events
KONAMI offers many exciting activities during those two days, namely a feature match area where you can watch the top Duels of the main event, and a wide selection of Public Events, ranging from casual to highly-competive events.

With all those attractions, attending the Yu-Gi-Oh! European Championship will be a thrilling experience for everyone!


Event Name

Entry Fee

participants

structure

Start time

Parti.
Prize

Prizes

Last Chance Qualifiers

12 €

16

Single
elimination

continuously
on Friday

3 boosters

Winner: Invite to WCQ: EC 2012,
Gamemat, Deckbox

Duelist League

 free  

unlimited

Open
Dueling

continuously

Duelist
League
promos

Duelist League promos

Win-a-Mat

8 €

8

Single
elimination

continuously

2 boosters

Gamemat

Attack of the Giant Card!

12 €

32

Single
elimination

SAT 12:00
SAT 13:00
SUN 10:00
SUN 11:00
SUN 12:00
SUN 13:00

3 boosters

Oversized Card
(choice of two)

WCQ Regionals 2013

12 €

16

Single
elimination

continuously

3 boosters

Winner: Invite to WCQ: EC 2013,
Gamemat, Deckbox

Sealed Pack Play – competitive

20 €

8

Single
elimination

continuously

10 Battle Packs

1 Starfoil card
(from availabe selection)

Sealed Pack Play – casual

10 €

8

Single
elimination

continuously

5 Battle Packs

1 Starfoil card
(from availabe selection)

Battle Pack Ultimate Showdown

20 €

128

Swiss

SUN 10:00

10 Battle Packs

TBA

 

Coverage


There will be round-by-round online coverage of this event, including feature matches, a photo gallery, deck analysis and more – even if you’re unable to make it to the event, you can still be part of the action as the coverage page is updated with  live content from the tournament site.

Look for coverage at http://tcg.konami-europe.net/coverage/, and follow the event as it progresses.



Preparing for this event

At registration, you will be asked to present your COSSY ID, along with a form of photo ID (e.g. school ID, passport, or driver’s licence). If you cannot provide a photo ID at registration, staff might deny you entry into the tournament!

You will also need to fill out a Deck List. You will fill this out by listing all of the cards included in the Deck you want to use.  You can get a Deck List at the registration area or here.

IMPORTANT: Unlike at previous events, you will already need to submit this Deck List when you register, or on Saturday at 09:55 latest.
Please be aware that ambiguous abbreviations of card names on your Deck List can lead to penalties. You should therefore make sure to write the full card names of all your cards on your Deck List. More information on this topic can be found here: "Filling Out Your Deck List, The Right Way"

You should bring an Advanced-Format Deck, along with any tournament supplies you will need: paper and pen to track Life Points, dice or counters if you are using cards which require them, extra sleeves to replace any that become damaged, and so forth. Players participating in these events are expected to be familiar with KONAMI’s tournament policies. These can be found in the “Gameplay” section of this website.


Early registration on Friday

You can – and you should! – register at the venue on Friday (14:00 - 21:00) already. Once you are registered, you are officially entered into the tournament and will not need to register again on Saturday. Save yourself a few hours of sleep on Saturday morning, and take advantage of early registration! You can pick up a copy of the Deck List form when you register.

If sleeping in isn’t reason enough for you to register on Friday, maybe this is: All players who register on Friday and already turn in their Deck List at that point will will be awarded a special promotional item! (while supplies last)


Buying and Selling of cards at the event


There will be a number of vendors present, selling single cards, sealed product, and card supplies such as sleeves and deck boxes. Vendors will also be buying cards on site. Duelists are not allowed to buy or sell from one another at the venue. If you do so, you risk incurring penalties, including being disqualified and removed from the event.


For parents


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.

 

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