Posts Tagged European Championship

Off to Madrid!|Ab nach Madrid!

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Qualifier: European ChampionshipAlright folks, I'm off to Madrid. Gotta catch a plane to arrive at the hotel in time for some pre event briefing and other preparation stuff.

You can check out the live coverage of the World Championship Qualifier: European Championship on the official Konami website. Additionally, there's a chance I can keep you posted on Twitter, but don't count on it!

For feedback regarding the coverage, you can reach me via ICQ (#44734926), the aforementioned Twitter, maybe Facebook (guess I won't have the time to be active there), even less likely Google+, but most certainly on (although I might not reply immediately, I WILL read your feedback there)! See you in Madrid!

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Unter den Hut geschaut: Travel Planning – European Championship|Unter den Hut geschaut: Reiseplanung – Europameisterschaft

One of the slightly more complicated projects in the life of a Yu-Gi-Oh! player is organization of the travel to the event venue and finding a place to stay. Today, I'll be helping all the less experienced players out and suggest some great ways to figure out how to get to an event and how to find a bed for the night: Unter den Hut geschaut: Travel Planning – European Championship.

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The WCQ: European Championship 2010|Der WCQ: European Championship 2010

Last weekend, the World Championship Qualifier: European Championship 2010 took place. I was part of the live coverage team and tried to give you a good impression of what was happening on site. The last time I did an English coverage was roughly 2 years ago, it was the first time we worked with this team (PJ Tierney was the other writer) and everything went live on a brand new site. Still, we overcame the odds and were able to produce a good result; the website even crashed temporarily under the load.

The lucky winner, Rodrigo Togores, who took home the win with his Frog OTK deck!

In the end, it was Rodrigo Togores Moli who overcame more than 180 other players to win the title of European Champion 2010! He piloted the notorious Frog OTK deck, feared by a lot of Duelists, but often considered not consistent enough to win a larger tournament. Rodrigo proved the competition wrong, mastering it and taking it to a superior finish!

While the tournament couldn't have been run much more successful from an organizational point of view, I was not entirely satisfied with my own performance. It was a little frustrating having to go over articles several times with the language barrier causing me slight problems. Even though my English is certainly not bad, it takes a lot more time to polish up an English article than a German article. The coverage system also took some getting used to and further slowed me down. I'm positive that we'll find some ways to master these challenges in the future so my “articles per round” ratio will go up again.

Speaking of the future, the next big European Yu-Gi-Oh! event will be the first stop of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series outside of North America. It's rather likely that I'll be a part of the coverage team there as well and keep you guys up to date. Alright, that's pretty much it for the moment. Just one more thing: As our editor on site had to face the same problem I did with English “only” being his second language, there might be some awkward phrases, typos or spelling mistakes in the coverage. It would be nice if you could point these out to me so I can improve and produce even better results in the future! You can find the live coverage here.

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