Tbilisi will host the largest World Championship event for the popular “What? Where? When?” quiz game for three days starting this Friday, featuring top international players and teams.
More than 1,000 participants and visitors are expected to flock to Georgia’s capital city during the contest, with 60 teams from 25 countries including Russia, Israel and the United Kingdom contributing to the Championship roster.
Co-chair of the tournament’s Organising Committee and host of the game’s Georgian championship Giorgi Mosidze underlined the scope of the event in his announcement:
This will be the most representational and large-scale event in the history of the World Championships … Georgia is hosting [such] a high-level intellectual [competition] event for the first time and I promise to let it play out at an advanced level,” Mosidze said while speaking about the contest.
Georgia will field four teams in the competition, including one side led by David Rapava that reached the final stage of the 2012 Championship in Russia.