Good morning and welcome to the Amigo Wizard and Saboteur World Championships here in Budapest, Hungary. Amigo and the local distribution partner Piatnik Hungary Kft are hosting this great event for us today. Coverage will continue all day long. We will provide video footage, interviews, pictures and all kinds of magical articles.

The event is taking place as part of a large board games convention in Lurdy Haz, a large shopping mall in the south of Budapest. Board and card games seem to be a big thing in Hungary. It seems only reasonable to host this event here.

Wizard and Saboteur are very successful games and keep on spreading. Organized Play is a vital part of their success. It’s not about pure fun anymore, suddenly it’s also about competition and qualification. There are quite a lot local distributors that hosted National Championships in their countries to send their Champions to Budapest. Only the best players are here to duke it out and fight for the title of the World Champion.

It is a very exclusive event. Each country sent their winner and some their runner-up as well. Out of a whopping 2.200 participants in the qualification events only 22 out of 9 different countries remain to compete in the Wizard Main Event. As a world premiere we will be hosting a Saboteur World Championship today as well. There were around 2.000 players trying to make it to Budapest. Out of these only 29 remain trying to win the title.

We are going to play 4 rounds of Swiss and make a top cut afterwards. Wizard magicians will continue to play Top 4 whereas Saboteur will be cutting to the Top 6 players. After this final round we will crown the new World Champions. So stay tuned we will be live all day long and provide you with the newest updates and features of what’s going on here today. The whole team is already pumped and looking forward to the start. Let’s get it on!