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The Warmachine European Invitational for 2016

 

Overview and Purpose

The Warmachine European Invitational is an invitation-only singles tournament which pairs the top players from around Europe to compete against one another in a demonstration of Europe’s best in the game of Warmachine and Hordes.  It has two goals.

  1. First, it is to showcase the talent that Europe has to offer.
  2. Second, it is to create a heightened awareness of all the premier events that take place around Europe to encourage the European community to travel more and strengthen the overall gaming community.

 

The Qualifier System

The Invitational is seeded through 32 Qualifier events which will take place during the course of 2016.  Qualifiers were chosen by seeking out the strongest events in multiple countries in the region throughout the course of the year.  The winner of each Qualifier earns a spot in the Invitational.  Qualified players will be seeded into a predetermined bracketed system to promote the interaction of various subregions within Europe.

 

Qualifiers for the 2016 Warmachine European Invitational

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1            Norwegian Masters, Oslo, Norway, Jan 16-17 (Denis Korzun – Sweden)
2            French Masters, Lyon, France, Feb 6-7 (Edoardo Rinaldi – Italy)
3            SmogCon, London, England, Feb 19-21 (Pat Dunford – Ireland)
4            Hispania Wargames Masters, Malaga, Spain, Feb 27-28  (Adrian Ramos Perez – Spain)
5            Aros Kingdoms, Uppsala, Sweden, Mar 5-6 (Christoffer Wedding – Sweden)
6            Gobber Crown, Berlin, Germany, Mar 5-6 (Dominik De Cassan – Germany)
7            Battle at Lund, Lund, Sweden Mar 25-27 (Jarle Svendsrud – Norway)
8            Italian Masters  Modena, Italy, Apr 2-3 (Francesco Recchiuti – Italy)
9            BogCon Dublin, Ireland, Apr 8-10 (Don Martin Hornacek – Slovakia)
10         Kuyavia Open, Bydogoszcz, Poland  Apr 9-10 (Jakub Irzyk – Poland)
11         Steamstorm, Bratislava, Slovakia, Apr 23-24 (Marcin Mycek – Poland)
12         Nordisch Masters, Bremen, Germany, May 7-8 (Phillip Schaper – Germany)
13         Welsh Masters, Cardiff, Wales, May 14-16 (Richard Beech – England)
14         Steam & Fury Masters, Vaasa, Finland May 21-22 (Filip Zingmark – Sweden)
15         Moscow Cup, Moscow, Russia, May 21-22 (Mikhail Novikov – Russia)
16         Lisbon Masters, Lisbon, Portugal, May 25-26 (Luis Leite – Portugal)
17         Greek Masters, Athens, Greece, June 18-19  (Panagiotis Ntemiris – Greece)
18         Bavarian Masters, Munich Germany, Jul 8-9 (Wolfgang Weber – Austria)
19         Estonian Masters, Tallinn, Estonia, Jul 16-17 (Aleksandr Blumental – Estonia)
20         Ropecon, Helsinki, Finland, Jul 29-31 (Samu Järvinen – Finland)
21         Polish Masters, Katowice, Poland, Jul 30-31 (Paweł Blados – Poland)
22         Austrian Masters, Vienna, Austria, Aug 13-14 (Stefan Riegler – Austria)
23         Master du Sud, Toulon, France, Aug 13-14 (Kevin Aouragh – France)
24         Iron Moot, Gothenburg, Sweden Aug 19-21 (Olov Winroth – Sweden)
25         Rhurpott Masters, Dortmund, Germany, Aug 26-28 (Robin Maukisch – Germany)
26         UK Nationals, Stockport, England Sep 3-4 (Ben Thomas – England)
27         Danish Masters, Copenhagen, Denmark, Sep 3-4 (Jocke Rapp – Sweden)
28         WTC Solo Masters, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sep 24-26 (Charles Soong – Canada)
29         Orktoberfest, Toulouse, France, Oct 1-2 (Emiliano Traversi – France)
30        Czech Nationals Brno, Czech Rep., Oct 22-23 (Andreas Brommer – Germany)
31         Belgian Masters XXX, Brussels Belgium, Nov 5-6
32         LCQ at ClogCon Amsterdam, Netherlands, Nov 11-13


Wildcard events to fill any open slots in order below:  

  • Netherlands Masters:  Rotterdam, Netherlands (Apr 2-3) Phillip Schaper (Germany)
  • Invasion: Kristiansand, Norway (Sep)

 

The 2016 Warmachine European Invitational Bracket

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2016 Warmachine European Invitational Rules

  1. There are 31 Qualifier events and the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) to determine the Invitational grid.
  2. The winner of a Qualifier event earns a spot in the Invitational that is predetermined by the published Bracket.
  3. If the winner of a Qualifier event has already won a Qualifier, the 2ndplace ranked player in the tournament earns the spot.
  4. Players who have earned spots to the Invitational will be asked to confirm their attendance by November 1st, 2015.  If any cannot make it, they will be filled by the winner (or 2nd placed person if the winner is already Qualified) from the Wildcard events.
  5. If other circumstances arise regarding qualified players not covered by these rules, they will be resolved on a case-by-case basis.
  6. Qualified players are ineligible to play in the LCQ.
  7. The winner of the LCQ earns the LCQ spot in the Invitational.
  8. If there are an uneven number of players 0n site for the Invitational, one more player will be chosen from the LCQ to even out the tournament.
  9. The Invitational will be run as a normal tournament (ie it will not be an elimination style event). Therefore the Invitational will end with a ranked order of players.  The only exception is that the winning group’s matchups will be dictated by the published Invitational Bracket system.
  10. The Invitational will be run as a 2 list required, 50 point Steamroller 2016 tournament using Deathclocks; however, players will NOT be required to use each list.
  11. Models used at the Invitational do NOT need to be painted and based, but it is highly recommended.

 

ClogCon hosts the 2016 Warmachine European Invitational

ClogCon (November 11-13, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) will host the 2016 Invitational.  ClogCon is a Privateer Press oriented convention following the American-styled convention format, which will include gaming for highly competitive players, casual players, and everything in between.  ClogCon will also host a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) for the Invitational during the course of the event.  All Qualified players earn free admission to ClogCon.  Further details about ClogCon and the Invitational will be released at www.clogcon.com or https://www.facebook.com/Clogcon or @ClogCon.  To contact us, email us at info@clogcon.com.

 

Sankha Amarakoon and Norbert Brunhuber

EU Invitational Organisers