Warsaw Open: 22-23.11.2014, Poland
So, Warsaw Open came and went. This weekend we had 37 players competing in 6 missions over two days.
First and foremost, I’d like to thank all our sponsors, thanks to which we were able to shower our participants with prizes. One of the sponsors, Zen Terrain, also furnished a table with their terrain.
Our sponsors included:
Corvus Belli (http://www.corvusbelli.com)
Zen Terrain (http://www.zenterrain.com)
Dragon Forge Studios (http://www.dragonforge.com/)
Spartan Games (http://www.spartangames.co.uk/)
Micro Art Studio (http://www.microartstudio.com)
who, according to my estimates, provided prize support totaling over 3,000 PLN. For those unfamiliar with our national currency (Poland did not adopt the Euro yet) that’s really a lot of money.
We had players from all the major Infinity locales in Poland – Gdańsk, Chełmża, Wrocław, Opole Lubelskie, Kraków and of course, Warsaw, although my local players were not in the majority. We had one international player- Luca Canazza from Italy, who was invited for the tournament by one of our players– Sathuli. I had the feeling Luca liked it. Or, he was afraid to say he didn’t being surrounded only by my compatriots 🙂
The event itself was part of a larger event organised by our local club. The idea in the beginning was to only do an Infinity tournament, but in the end we gathered around 150 players from 3 different systems – Warmachine, Hobbit and Infinity, to compete in the Team Championship of Poland, Individual Championship of Poland and Warsaw Open respectively.
We played ITS, and the missions played included:
Seize the Antennae
in that order. With such mission placement, we tried minimizing the possibility of a “Submarinero” attack, that is, a player getting to the top while having avoided playing against the “strong” players. We achieved that goal, mostly.
The extracurricular activities included, among other things:
– an Infinity trivia contest, based on what I saw in Vigo (thanks, guys!)
– Morat Prison Break, thanks to thirteenpixels. The players died because they took too long, but the mission itself was a lot of fun
– board games
– and, last but not least, a trip to our local geek bar.
Here are the standings, with the amount of Points gained, the city the person was from and their faction:
|Paweł Szymonek||Wrocław||37||Military Orders|
|Voltest||Opole Lub.||29||Combined Army|
|Luca Canazza – Coach||Italia||28||Yu Jing|
|Michał z Wrocławia||Wrocław||23||Nippon|
|Tomasz Jeznach – Idio||Wrocław||19||Tohaa|
|Ducker – Jakub Michalak||Warszawa||17||Combined Army|
I pushed for playing Infinity “The Spanish way” that is, we made the games last only 1 hour and 30 minutes and we tried to put less scenery elements on the table that many of our players were accustomed to. So far, my feedback has been widely positive.
I’m very happy that we manage to continuously host events that are among the biggest in the world. Just a month ago, 40 people competed in Team Polish Open in Łódź. Poland is a great country to visit and it’s cheap, too! If you are looking for some European Infinity, Poland is definitely the way to go.