Irish Masters News Pt. 5!

The Irish Masters is less than three weeks away! That’s pretty exciting! We have a few more announcements relating to the nitty gritty details for the event, including a finalised timetable, a new casual ticket, and a slight change in format.

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Irish Masters: Further Details!

Hey everybody! It’s time for more news on the 2015 Irish Masters (March 27th-29th in Dublin!)which I’m sure you’re dying to hear about! Let’s start with the big stuff, shall we?

The 2015 Irish Masters will be on in the Mont Clare Hotel in Dublin which is in Dublin City Centre. It’s very near lots of accommodation options if you don’t want to stay in the hotel itself. Central Dublin is pretty small so anywhere in the City Centre, or the Ballsbridge area, won’t be further than 20-30 minutes maximum walk away.

Tickets to the Irish Masters will be sold via the Muse on Mini’s web store. They will go on sale at 7 pm GMT on Friday December 19th. Since Muse is an American company tickets will be sold in USD so the ticket price has changed slightly and now will be $50. An initial run of 96 tickets will be sold with more tickets made available in January. The exact number of extra tickets and the when they’ll be sold will be announced later.
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Irish Masters 2015: First Details, New Format!

The 2015 Irish Masters will be held on March 27th-29th in Dublin city centre. We’re just finalizing the hotel details right now and those will be available very soon. But we’re mixing things up this year with a brand new format very much in the vein of the US convention scene and we wanted to get this information out to you as soon as possible! In addition to the core Masters event we’ll be having several side events to suit people’s tastes. The Irish Masters is also pleased to announce that it is a qualifier for the European Invitational to be held at Clog Con next December. Not only will the winner get to become an honorary Irishman they’ll also get free entry to Clog Con and the chance to compete with some of Europe’s finest players!

Tickets to the Irish Masters will be 40 Euro which will cover entry into all of the events. Tickets will go on sale Friday the 19th of December. 

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What I Learned on the Forums This Week 61

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One of my favorite reactions to people encountering these articles for the first time is the exclamation ‘Is this motherfucker serious?’ That, or similar statements, is a pretty common first impression of this series and I do so enjoy not helping to explain it to anyone who might be confused about what exactly it is I do here. That said, I think this week gets a bit crazy so let’s all just remember that this is a comedy series about comedy, laughs and, most of all, exaggeration. Also the WTC is just around the corner now and I’m unreasonably excited about it! I’m most excited to see Overload member Ciaran ‘Bulging Videos’ Bolger fight the Aussies in a mind scarringly gruesome kilt wrestling match. Don’t pretend you guys didn’t know I was a mental sadist, I read the Forums every day.
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What I Learned on the Forums This Week 60

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The WTC lists were released last week and of course everyone on the forums was super excited and supportive of their respective faction’s lists. Well, most people were. Some people were insufferable assholes about it but that’s the way of the internet I suppose. We’re running slightly long this week so a few of the complaints have been ignored. If you want the full forum experience assume that every so often I complain about all Troll players taking Warders. Also conveniently I make no mention of Merc WTC lists because apparently the Merc player base doesn’t give a shit about the WTC. Instead they’re too busy nit picking and bitching at recorded games from the NoVA open because they’re asshats. I for one am insanely excited about the WTC and spent most of my time looking at the lists and not reading the forums. Thankfully enough people complained about stupid threads that I didn’t have to find them for myself. That makes my life so much easier when it happens!
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What I Learned on the Forums This Week 59

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Man this has been a hectic week for me so we’re having a bit of a rush job this week. Apologies in advance as my usually appalling spell checking abilities will be even worse. Due to my busy schedule I didn’t get to read the Forums with the regularity that I usually do so I missed some great rage arguments you may have heard about. I missed some asshole calling Tom Guan, and all top players, cheaters with a reputation for palming dice and nudging tables for their advantage. The Mods got to it before I did, probably for the best, but that’s a thing that happened in case you also missed it. Below, however, we have the threads I did manage to read. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
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