The 2010 European Warcraft Invitational has come to an end. We saw many thrilling games and high-speed action. In Warcraft III, Grubby, the King of Orcs, once more showed his exceptional play-style in the final against Happy, winning 2-to-1 and 2-to-0. In the World of Warcraft Arena, *aAa* held on to their outstanding performance throughout the tournament. They emerged victorious over LightZ CaMerA ActioN, winning 3-to-1 in the final and becoming the undefeated Regional Champions.
We want to thank all of the participating players who made this event so exciting. We would also like to thank all of the visitors who joined us at the Media Centre in Cologne to cheer for their favorite players. It was a lot of fun and we hope to see you again next year! We will be updating our photo gallery with pictures from this year’s event in the coming days. Keep an eye on our 2010 European Warcraft Invitational website for more updates.
Much like yesterday, the second day at the Media Centre in Cologne started with a StarCraft II showmatch between The Little One and MaDFroG. This time both players went for a best of three series. After four amazing games the score was tied 2-to-2 with the showmatch hinging to the fifth and final showdown game where both players raided bases. In the end, The Little One emerged victorious. To see the replay of these exciting games, check out our forum thread for the StarCraft II showmatches.
Much has happened in our Warcraft III brackets and World of Warcraft Arena Tournament. In Warcraft III, it came to a rematch of last year’s final between Grubby and LucifroN after both players dropped to the lower bracket. This time, Grubby was able to defeat LuciFron, winning 2-to-0. In the meantime, Happy marched through the upper bracket, defeating ThorZain 2-to-1 and becoming the first finalist for Warcraft III. Grubby and ThorZain had to battle it out to determine who would be Happy’s opponent in the final. In this match-up, Grubby managed to make use of all his experience, claiming a 2-to-0 victory over ThorZain. As finalists, Happy and Grubby will face each other once more in this tournament! Take a look at our Warcraft III brackets to see the latest results.
In the World of Warcraft Arena, *aAa* made their way through the upper bracket, defeating the surprise winners of the first round, Virtus Pro by 3-to-0 and going on to defeat SK Sansibar 3-to-1. After moving to the lower bracket, team x6tence fought their way through the lower bracket, much as they did last year. In the third round came the ultimate showdown between x6tence and LightZ CaMerA ActioN. Both teams definitely went to their limits, fighting it out in the longest arena matches we have seen so far. After multiple draws, LightZ CaMerA ActioN, the team of the well known warlock Inflames, was able to claim a hard-earned 3-to-2 victory over last year’s winning team x6tence. After defeating SK Sansibar in the lower bracket finals, they will move on to face the undefeated team *aAa* in the final. You can participate in the discussions about the World of Warcraft Arena matches in our dedicated forum threads.
The Pro Gamers are not the only ones who have been battling hard here in the Media Centre in Cologne. Our visitors participated in various contests to win some highly-sought after Collector’s Editions of StarCraft II, posters, beta keys for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, and many other prizes. Our free gaming area has given many the possibility of seeing StarCraft II or discovering the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta. All who are interested still have the chance to join us until 8 p.m. today and enjoy the great atmosphere here in Cologne!