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European Games (quidditch)

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Sport  Quidditch
Established  2015
Month played  July
Website  Official EG website
European Games (quidditch)

Administrator(s)  International Quidditch Association Quidditch Europe

The IQA European Games (EG) are the biennial games for the sport of quidditch held in Europe where national governing bodies send national teams to compete. The European Games were created in response to the IQA World Cup, the biennial tournament wherein nations from across the world compete in a similar style to the FIFA World Cup. Both Games alternate years so in the off years regional tournaments such as the European Games or the Asian Quidditch Cup can occur. These games are the highest level of championships in quidditch aside from Global Games. The 2015 champions were Team France, narrowly beating Team UK.



The 2015 European Games were the inaugural championships of this tournament. Bid on by European cities, the organizational body Quidditch Europe decided on Sarteano, Italy to host the games. Sarteano proceeded to host an aggressive advertising campaign across the country as well as locally which included the sale of specially made artisanal crafts, wine and cheese. The 2017 edition will be held in Oslo, Norway, on 7-9 July.


The twelve teams competing in the 2015 games were separated into two groups of six teams. The group stage began on 25 July 2015 and ended the morning of the 26th. The groups themselves were split into pots based on EQC rankings and seasonal performance matched up. The top four teams from each group qualified for the bracket stage, where brackets were determined using the following criteria: games won, head-to-head, QPD and SWIM catches. Finally, the tournament ended with semi-finals, a third place final and the gold medal match.



European Games (quidditch) Wikipedia