The European Quidditch Cup is the club championship in European Quidditch. Community and school teams from across the continent qualify through national championships and leagues, and come together in April and May to fight for the title of European Champion.
The winners of EQC2019, held in Harelbeke, Belgium, were France’s Titans Paris, who defeated their Turkish opponents METU Unicorns in an exciting final. Congratulations, Titans!
Going forward starting with the 2018/19 season, the European Quidditch Cup will be held in two divisions, Division 1 and Division 2 in order to facilitate both highly competitive gameplay at the top end and the ever-growing player base in Europe overall. In the 2019/20 season, D1 will host 32 teams, whereas D2 will be held with 24 teams.
European Quidditch Cup 2020 – Division 1
Division 1 of the European Quidditch Cup 2020 will be hosted in Ghent, Belgium. The event will be held on the weekend of May 2-3, 2020.
The tournament will be held at Blaarmeersen in Ghent. The Blaarmeersen Sports and Recreation Park – the green lung at ‘de Blaarmeersen’ – is a large area boasting sport infrastructure and facilities to all tast.
The event will not be working with a mandatory Stay & Play policy, meaning teams and players are free to book their own accomodation. The tournament committee will also be looking into potential extra transport possibilities towards the venue.
This will mark the fourth European Quidditch Cup held in Belgium, as it has previously hosted the European Quidditch Cup 2019 in Harelbeke, 2017 in Mechelen, and 2014 in Brussels.
European Quidditch Cup 2020 – Division 2
Division 2 of the European Quidditch Cup 2020 will be hosted in Brescia, Italy. The event will be held on the weekend of March 28-29, 2020.
The tournament will be held at Stadium Stadio Aldo Invernici in Brescia.
The event will not be working with a mandatory Stay & Play policy, meaning teams and players are free to book their own accommodation. However special deals will be available.
This will mark the second time EQC comes to Italy, after Gallipoli having hosted the 2016 edition.