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https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/11/21/the-2017-european-championships/

 

Coming from North America, I'm really happy that there will be more premier global events!

 

Also, not to forget Australia... (is Armada being played in Asia and the Pacific Rim)?  I think there needs to be a bigger championship out there.  Sorry, I'm not even sure if Armada is big in other parts of the world... would love to hear if you play in a lesser known part of the world.

 

Love this community!

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https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/11/21/the-2017-european-championships/

 

Coming from North America, I'm really happy that there will be more premier global events!

 

Also, not to forget Australia... (is Armada being played in Asia and the Pacific Rim)?  I think there needs to be a bigger championship out there.  Sorry, I'm not even sure if Armada is big in other parts of the world... would love to hear if you play in a lesser known part of the world.

 

Love this community!

 

It is.

 

It is Huge.

 

It is Hampered by a Single Distributor who has a reputation for being...  inconsistent....  (And I hope that's changing, I really do)

 

But it is huge in Australia, and thusly, they were representative of 5% of the Worlds Fields, despite the fact that there was no support from anyone to get them there, Champions or Not...  (They got support this year, I have been informed Below - Which is FANTASTIC)....

That Store Champs/Regionals were delayed ~6months at one point in the past couple of years.....  No Massing of Sullust....   And honestly, if you don't book at the right time - Return tickets from there to the US can set you back $3k.

 

So yes, it is an absolute travesty that FFG is unable to organise something massive for them...  But again, its probably just Logistically based...  With a Country the Size of it, even picking what is considered a centralised location in regards to amenities and population, can make it impossible for the majority.....

Edited by Drasnighta

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Ah just to jump in Dras, we were given financial support this year. Between Good Games / Let's Play and FFG flights and

accomodation were covered for most Australian national champions this year (Armada, X-Wing, Imperial Assault, Netrunner definitely).

But I do agree with you. FFG gives us such little love for such a large and active community and it can be really frustrating. I'm still a little bitter about the fact that several American Massing at Sullust events had two people turn up, yet we were ignored for a kit when it would have been an easy 25-30+ player tournament.

A big event in Australia would be amazing. Logistically, if it were to happen I think you'd probably have to bite the bullet and do Sydney just because it's the same flight from Brisbane and Melbourne and a bearable drive from

Canberra.

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Yeah there is no way I could have been able to make it to Worlds if we weren't supported!

Which just as a side note, is a cost I feel FFG should just probably take on. I understand flying in and putting up all the national champions isn't cheap, but I feel they would more than make that back from the indirect boost to communities that such a trip provides.

To the original topic I'm super happy this event has been made! Of all the regions to get a championship like this, Europe is by far and away the best given how many different nationalities will no doubt be represented. I was roomies with the Nordic X-Wing national champ at Worlds and he was a legend. It's great to know that guys like him will now have another big chance to make it to Worlds.

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@Dras

 

Thanks for the love... of course, I'm fantastic!  Well, in your words, maybe I was fantastic...  LOL

 

 

You are Fantastic, Q...  What with your awesome breed of Positivity in what often seems like a clouded naysaying bunch of forum posts.

 

 

Keep being awesome.

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Traditonally, the North American Championships are Held at GenCon.

 

 

The National Championships for The United States are basically going to be at a different place every year - or at least have the potentiial for it, so that has to be figured out year by year.

 

 

Especially going forward with the May Track Games.

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Just to be a little bit of a troll:

 

Did FFG not get the memo that the UK won't be part of Europe anymore, or are they hosting it there as part of a last 'hurrah'?

 

 

(Yes, I know that 'Europe' is not the same as the European Union'. I also know that the UK will remain part of the European Union for a few more years as they engage in the withdrawal process.)

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Whoop, worlds at a proper venue. The ICC in Birmingham was amazing for uk nationals. Its really good that they are going to hold a global tournament there.

 

Its at the NEC, not the ICC. It is also part of the Games Expo, and i go to that every year, so this is perfect  :D

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Whoop, worlds at a proper venue. The ICC in Birmingham was amazing for uk nationals. Its really good that they are going to hold a global tournament there.

 

Its at the NEC, not the ICC. It is also part of the Games Expo, and i go to that every year, so this is perfect  :D

Too many **** acronyms in Birmingham. I shall boycott till the brummies sort themselves out. I give them a week till they crumble.

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Just to be a little bit of a troll:

Did FFG not get the memo that the UK won't be part of Europe anymore, or are they hosting it there as part of a last 'hurrah'?

(Yes, I know that 'Europe' is not the same as the European Union'. I also know that the UK will remain part of the European Union for a few more years as they engage in the withdrawal process.)

A few years off that, so back under your bridge... Edited by Dedmanzhand

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Just to be a little bit of a troll:

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I have no regrets. :P

 

 

 

 

Just to be a little bit of a troll:

Did FFG not get the memo that the UK won't be part of Europe anymore, or are they hosting it there as part of a last 'hurrah'?

(Yes, I know that 'Europe' is not the same as the European Union'. I also know that the UK will remain part of the European Union for a few more years as they engage in the withdrawal process.)

A few years off that, so back under your bridge...

 

See small print.

But while we're on the subject, does the Chunnel count as a troll habitat?

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I literally may book accommodation now. I'm almost certainly going to go. If I go to Regionals here, I'm almost certainly going to have to skip Nationals as a result, but this is spaced enough apart that I could probably do it. My Regionals is probably going to be X-wing due to there not being any official talk of an Armada Regionals for Ireland yet (that I've seen, at least), so I'll possibly jump codes to Armada for Europeans.

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