# World Championship 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil - July 17-19, 2015

#### Pro94

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Who cares ? This just makes no sense, a WR and a WC title are two different things, none is "better" than the other.
To tell the truth I'd find interesting a poll with this question. Obviously we cannot say this is right or wrong, because it's just an opinion, but we can't say that this makes no sense.

#### Nestor

There is far more to cubing than just the competitive side of it. I would not mind seeing less top-tier cubers in any competition if that means having new, enthusiastic and friendly cubers regardless of their speed: people that otherwise could not afford to experience such an event and that greatly surpass in spirit what they lack in technique. I'm sure Brazil and South America are full of such great people and I'm looking forward to go and meet them.

The selection greatly reflects the goal and spirit of the WCA (need reminding?) and I applaud such a decision. Bravo!

Starting to save for Brazil 2015.

#### TMOY

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having it in a casino?

I wouldn't do a thorough check, since I'm have no idea what to check, but the frequency of competition in Thailand increase significantly before worlds, only to dive back to what it usually is before worlds, it is even less currently compared to when it started, and number of competitors are currently significantly less compared to back then, but I believe this is caused by some other factor (community aging).
In Germany, the frequency of competitions increased greatly after Worlds 2009 and has stayed high since then. Same for the number of competitors, and their overall level has greatly increased too. It's probably the best example for the moment of a country where holding Worlds truly helped the local speedcubing community

To tell the truth I'd find interesting a poll with this question. Obviously we cannot say this is right or wrong, because it's just an opinion, but we can't say that this makes no sense.
To tell the truth I absolutely don't care about that.

#### kinch2002

Hello guys,
This is my first post here, so let me introduce myself. I’m a simple, normal and average Brazilian cuber, so I believe my opinion here has a much lower weight than a top cuber opinion, but I would just like to mention that right now the whole Brazilian cubing community is following this thread. When I first heard that Brazil would host next Worlds, I thought: “Wow, what an incredible opportunity to see famous cubers like Felix Zemdegs, Mats Valk and Kevin Hays. What a chance to participate in a competition with all those cubing legends. But then we started to follow this thread and many Brazilians got disappointed with comments. It is really frustrating to see top cubers just saying “no, it is far”, “it is not worth the effort”, giving so little credit to such a big competition. Stop being selfish and look at the chance to share knowledge and spread the art of cubing to the world. Cubing is not just about winning competitions. It is also about sharing knowledge with others (like Brazilians, for example) and making cubing reach places so called “underdeveloped” and “with favelas”, like Brazil.
For those who decide to come, Brazil is a nice place. I’m pretty sure everybody will be very well treated and will make a lot of new friends. We are like a big family. Everyone is kind and respectful with each other. There are lots of nice places to go in São Paulo, and Brazilian cubing community will be very glad to help. Just let me know if you need any help on travel arrangements, hotel advices, places to visit or any other information about our country. And remember, please moderate your words - There are hundreds of Brazilians right now looking at this thread.
I hope Brazilians have now realised that there is overwhelming support for this competition! The first few pages were not nice, but since then the tide has turned and so many people are excited for this competition. The 'Underdeveloped' and 'with favelas' post by a certain person was possibly the worst post I've ever seen in terms of incorrect 'facts', terrible arguments, and general disrespect. Everyone knows that (except him).
The few people still trying to make their negativity heard in this thread should stop because it's really not helping anything. Then we can reach the point in which people posting positively about it won't feel the need to 'defend' the location and the posts can return to normal
In the last 24 hours I have seen that 90% of the posters are totally for this, so please let Brasil know that they are very much supported!

#### strakerak

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Does anyone who thinks that Worlds should stay in the US just because fast cubers are there understand the fact that this is the WORLD championships? It can be held where the board wants it, and people who want to compete in the WORLD championship will pay as much as they can to go there. If you want to go to a National competition, go ahead. It is completely fine. Don't complain about the location because it is not close to you.

If you are considering the venue for Nationals at this point, my backyard is still a possibility.

#### PeelingStickers

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To tell the truth I'd find interesting a poll with this question. Obviously we cannot say this is right or wrong, because it's just an opinion, but we can't say that this makes no sense.
IMO a world title should be more impressive as it stays with you for at least two years, whereas WR's can last just a few hours in some cases.