Today is surely one of the most special days in the history of the WTCOC.
The WTCOC is an international event that was born to unite as many people and communities as possible worldwide in one of the most complicated moments experienced during the 21st century. The COVID-19 pandemic had significant consequences in the lives of many of us, some obviously more important than others, but one of them led to the creation of this championship: the non-celebration of the Individual Carcassonne World Championship that takes place each year in the city of Essen, in Germany.
Since that moment, all the groups that have formed part of the WTCOC have put their hands to work to strengthen and expand the union between all the international communities of Carcassonne; all this from an original regulatory framework that was, and continues to be, reformulated to try to get the championship to improve year after year.
In regards to this last idea, today we present a novelty that we believe helps closing the circle (who knows if in the future the circle will reopen to become bigger and more plural and enriching).
Without further ado, we are happy to announce that each of the 4 teams that reaches the semifinals of the WTCOC will win a spot for one of their members to participate in the Individual Carcassonne World Championship in Essen this year.
In the coming days we will announce the regulatory details that cover the possible scenarios related to this novelty. In the meantime, we invite you to listen to this Meeple Podcast interview with Samuel Arroyo from Carcassonne.cat, where he reveals some other bits related to this news.