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The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2011|Die Yu-Gi-Oh! Weltmeisterschaft 2011

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2011The past weekend, I was busy doing coverage for the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2011. It was the second time I've been at Worlds (after I head judged the 2008 World Championship) and it has been a very rewarding experience again! (I'd also like to point out that both times I've been there, a Japanese player won – if that ain't reason enough for the Konami headquarters to fly me in for all future World Championships, I don't know what is!)

Given the special nature of the event, we couldn't generate some of the most sought-after content (e.g. Feature Matches) – we didn't want to put even more pressure on a player who was already fighting on the world's highest stage by exposing all of his plays to a huge audience. This led to some negative feedback as expected, but I think that PJ and I were still able to provide you with a great live impression of what was going on on site, even with the restrictions in place.

I really had a blast in Amsterdam and am very happy to have been part of this special tournament! Granted, there were a few disappointments (lack of cocktail bars in Amsterdam), but all things considered, I wouldn't have wanted to miss out on the event.

World Championship 2011 Playmat showing Utopia!Speaking of memorablia, I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of the exclusive Utopia playmats that have been given out this weekend. It's the exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2011 Playmat and it's already changed hands on eBay for more than 400,- €. I considered keeping it, but I honestly can't pass such an opportunity and put my playmat up for auction. Go check it out and send me a price suggestion, here's the link one more time: Worlds Playmat.

If you've been to Amsterdam and / or enjoyed following up on the coverage, leave a comment below and let me know what you thought about the event / the coverage!

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