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TCG World Championship winners officially announced

Upper Deck has officially announced the winners from their World Championships a while back, and here's all the info on who won and how much.

As we noted previously, Guillaume Matignon, a 26-year-old from France, took home the $100,000 1st place prize. He played a Blood Elf Paladin deck, and went 6-3 on his first day, and an incredible 6-0 on Day Two, beating over 400 entrants to win the championship. Impressive.

Second place was $25,000 (still nothing to laugh at) and went to Eric Prieur, a 30-year-old from Montreal, and Brad Watson (whom we interviewed before the tourney) and Matt Loomis, both of a team called Cheateyface from Chicago, won 3rd and 4th place, $10,000 each. Upper Deck tells us in a press release that there was also a Ladies' Championship (so ladies weren't actually participating the regular championship?), and it was won by Jacqueline Spreadbury, another of Watson and Loomis' team members.

Congratulations to everyone who took home prizes from the event (and it sounds like many, many prizes were given out), and a big grats to these guys. Winning thousands of dollars in a collectible card game tournament-- who knew?

Filed under: Odds and ends, News items, Contests, WoW TCG

WoW TCG World Championships wrapup

Upper Deck's first WoW TCG World Championships are over, and the $100,000 winner is Guillame Matignon, who crushed his opponents (including the US Champ Brad Watson) with-- what else-- a Blood Elf Paladin. Unfortunately, it looks like UD's Ben Drago was far too busy to blog, but UD's official site has lots of great information and recaps.
All of Upper Deck's coverage is available on their website. Odds are that you didn't win the tournament, but worry not-- WoW Insider has your chance to win another WoW TCG prize later this week. Congrats to all the winners in San Diego, and cheers to Upper Deck for putting on what sounds like a terrific TCG event.

Filed under: Paladin, Events, Fan stuff, News items, PvP, WoW TCG

WoW Insider interview with Brad Watson, top WoW TCG player

As we mentioned the other day, the WoW TCG World Championships are just around the corner-- they're kicking off in San Diego this coming weekend-- and WoW Insider got the chance to speak with one of the top players of the card game, Brad Watson. He's the US National Champion this year, and he, along with a long list of other qualified players, is going to sit down in San Diego to try and win the $100,000 First Place Prize.

Brad spoke with us about how he got started in the card game, the best and worst cards to use during play, and how Upper Deck's TCG has changed over the last year or so since it began. He gave us interesting insight on how sets like Fires of Outland and the holiday Winter's Veil set have affected tournament play, and we even asked him about what average TCG players think of the loot cards that online gamers seem to go crazy over.

Our interview with Brad Watson starts right after the jump. Stay tuned later this week for more news from Upper Deck's World Championships in San Diego.

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Filed under: Tips, Fan stuff, WoW Insider Business, Interviews, WoW TCG

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