Results from the 2011 Italian LCG Regional
Competition breeds fun and excitement during the tournaments at Dadi & Sudore
The Italian LCG Regional was held on June 18th during the convention Dadi & Sudore, and it was a tremendous success! Nearly one-hundred players traveled to Spilamberto to compete in championship tournaments for three different LCGs.
Run with the cooperation of Italian game distributor Giochi Uniti, the weekend saw 51 players show up Saturday for the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game championship. On Sunday the 19th, dozens of pre-qualified players competed for the Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game championship while others applied their willpower toward the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game tournament.
With six rounds of Swiss play, leading into direct elimination pairings between the top 8 players, and a 32” LED TV for the winner, the A Game of Thrones tournament generated a lot of excitement. Players had a lot of fun and great competition as they marshaled forces and manipulated agents along their bids for the Iron Throne. In the end, the Italian championship was snared by part of the Spanish contingent, Alberto Garcia, who played a Martell Summer deck.
Witness the Battle for the Iron Throne
Frederico Burchianti has posted a two-minute video on YouTube that presents an excellent overview of the event, the players, and the drama at the 2011 Italian Regional for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game.
The Italian LCG community has grown quickly over the last year, and the success of the Italian LCG Regional owes largely to the tremendous efforts put forward by the players and organizers who have built up the community with a series of smaller events around the country. Putting in the kilometers of travel has paid off, and now after hosting a highly successful Regional, many of the Italians are looking forward to attending the LCG events at Castle Stahleck later in the year.
You can find more reports and conversation from the 2011 Italian LCG Regional tournaments on our forums: