It's VGC - an official competition. It can give you a free pass to the World's in Vancouver. I think it's worth travelling. Every year it's a different place, last year in Europe Nationals were held in 5 countries - Germany, UK, Spain, Italy and France. The details haven't been revealed yet but it's known you can travel to any Regionals in Europe if you own a legal European cartridge.
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