WCQ: European Championship 2015

The climax of the World Championship Qualifier season, the ultimate test to find a Duelist strong enough to take on the world. The WCQ: European Championship 2015 is upon us!

Duel with all your might as you take on Europe's top players, win incredible prizes and earn your seat at the 2015 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship.

Contents & Documentation

Date & Location Travel & Accommodation Who can participate?
Entry Fees Event Schedule (Main Event) Event Schedule (Dragon Duel)
Event Coverage "Ordeal of a Traveler" Buying/Selling Cards
Video Recording Policy Lost & Found Information for Parents

WCQ: European Championship 2015 - Frequently Asked Questions
WCQ: European Championship 2015 - Full Event Schedule
WCQ: European Championship 2015 - List of Qualified Players

Date & Location:

Event Dates Event City Event Address Event Location
July 3-5, 2015 Dublin, Ireland Convention Centre Dublin (CCD)
Spencer Dock,
North Wall Quay,
Dublin 1,
Location on Map

Street View

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Travel & Accommodation:

Travelling to Dublin:

Dublin is a very accessible city, with several road, rail, sea and air transport links to the rest of Europe. There are also several ways of getting around the city itself, and the venue is within walking distance of the city centre and several hotels and other forms of accommodation.

Convention Centre Dublin has a very comprehensive webpage detailing the many different ways that people can travel to the venue.

The nearest international airport is Dublin Airport, which provides travel routes to every major European city. A full list of flight routes can be found here.

Things to Do & Where to Stay:

Dublin is a major tourist destination with many attractions for people of all ages. To learn more about the city you can find the official travel & tourism site here.

Dublin has several affordable accommodation options, many of which are within walking distance of the European Championship venue. To help you with your search, you can use Dublin's travel & tourism website, or Convention Centre Dublin's website to find nearby hotels, hostels and B&Bs.

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Who can participate in the European Championships?

There are 2 WCQ: European Championship events taking place:

  • WCQ: European Championship 2015 ("Main Event")
  • WCQ: European Dragon Duel Championship 2015 ("Dragon Duel")

Players eligible to compete in the WCQ: European Championship 2015:

Players eligible to compete in the WCQ: European Dragon Duel Championship 2015:
  • All players born in 2002 or later.

People wishing to compete in the WCQ: European Dragon Duel Championship 2015 do not need to earn a qualification spot from a previous event

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Entry Fees:

Event Entry Fee Notes
WCQ: European Championship 2015 Free Qualification Required (See above)
WCQ: European Dragon Duel Championship 2015 €8

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Event Schedule (Main Event)

Day Start Time End Time
Pre-Registration Friday 11:00 19:00
Last-Chance Qualifier Events Friday 11:00 Onwards
Registration Saturday 08:00 10:00
WCQ: European Championship 2015 Saturday 10:00
WCQ: European Championship 2015 Sunday 09:00

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Event Schedule (Dragon Duel)

Day Start Time End Time
Pre-Registration Friday 11:00 19:00
Registration Saturday 08:00 10:00
WCQ: European Dragon Duel Championship 2015 Saturday 10:00
WCQ: European Dragon Duel Championship 2015 Sunday 09:00

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Event Coverage:

This event will be reported and broadcast live on twitch.tv, yugioh-card.com and on the Konami Europe coverage blog.

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"Ordeal of a Traveler" Program:

This event is part of 2015's "Ordeal of a Traveler" program. Duelists that attend all but one European Premier Event of 2015 (ie: all but one of this year's European YCS events & the European Championship) will receive a special prize. Duelists that miss only two events will receive a smaller prize. Please visit the News section for further information & check back in the future for updates.

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Buying & Selling of Cards:

Cards can only be bought and sold when dealing with official event vendors at their on-site trade stands.

The buying and selling of cards between individuals is strictly prohibited at the tournament location (including outdoor areas). Any player who is seen to be buying and/or selling cards will be asked to leave the venue.

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Video Recording On-Site:

Members of the media who wish to attend any Sanctioned event to create written, photographic, audio, or video content must contact the Tournament Organiser and KDE in advance of the event. Media representatives should be prepared to provide evidence of their association with a news outlet or reputable entity in the gaming industry at the beginning of the event or before the event begins.

Any member of the media approved to cover an event agrees to provide, as well as assume liability, for all of his or her own equipment and employees. Guests from the media must abide by the same rules set for spectators, and are expected to defer to tournament officials and KDE employees.

Members of the media are required to obtain their own written releases from players and/or spectators.

KDE reserves the right to publish event information such as a player’s Deck List, photographs, interviews or video reproduction of any official Konami-run Trading Card Game tournament.

Any unauthorised recording on-site by individuals or members of the media is strictly prohibited.

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Lost & Found:

If you misplace one of your possessions at the event, please head to the main stage and inform a member of staff. You will be asked to describe, in detail, the item you have lost, and if an item matching that description has been handed in, it will be returned to you.

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Information 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.

The trading of 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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Volunteering to Judge at the Event:

Any people wishing to work at the event as a Judge or Staff member must be an officially recognised member of the Konami Judge Program and at least 18 years of age. Further information on the application process (and its deadline) can be found on the official Konami Judge Forum.

Schedules are subject to change and may be updated/changed before the event begins.


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