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Guild Wars 2006 World Championship
Meet the Guilds: The Valandor

The Guild Wars World Championship is coming up! Who do you think will win? Will it be War Machine with their precise strategies? Or will Idiot Savants claim victory with their aggressive offense? Will the specific builds of The Valandor take the title back to Finland?

And don't overlook the runners up, The Last Pride, Treacherous Empire, or Lamer's Ultimate Majority. Every guild fought hard to get to the championship and every one of them is capable of going all the way!

We previously shared some of their winning strategies with you; now let's take a look at the competitors themselves. Here are the members of the European Regional Champion, The Valandor, who will be competing in Taiwan.

Name: Aki Rouhiainen
Handle: Wraith
Location: Finland
Age: 21
Occupation: Student (University of Technology)
Favorite Guild Wars Profession: Ranger
Favorite Guild Wars Skill: Crippling Shot
Favorite Sport: Downhill Skiing
Favorite Hero: Steven Seagal
Favorite Villain: Jack Black

Name: Jimi Kirvesoja
Location: Finland
Age: 23
Favorite Guild Wars Profession: Monk
Favorite Guild Wars Skill: Reversal of Fortune
Favorite Sport: Soccer
Favorite Hero: Jet Li
Favorite Villain: Jet Li

Name: Seppo Sarkanen
Handle: Uhvl
Location: Finland
Age: 19
Occupation: Student
Favorite Guild Wars Profession: Monk
Favorite Guild Wars Skill: Contemplation of Purity
Favorite Sport: Soccer
Favorite Hero: John Matrix from Commando
Favorite Villain: Gary Oldman

Name: Tuomas Orpana
Handle: Grub
Location: Finland
Age: 20
Occupation: Military Service
Favorite Guild Wars Profession: Ranger
Favorite Guild Wars Skill: Power Leak
Favorite Sport: Synchronized Swimming
Favorite Hero: Boo from Baldur's Gate
Favorite Villain: Minsc from Baldur's Gate

Name: Antti Kinnunen
Handle: Kyynel
Location: Finland
Age: 21
Favorite Guild Wars Profession: Warrior
Favorite Guild Wars Skill: Earth Shaker
Favorite Sport: Wrestling
Favorite Hero: Karate Kid from Karate Kid
Favorite Villain: Keyser Soze from The Usual Suspects

Name: Tommi Blomster
Handle: Quirhid
Location: Finland
Age: 18
Occupation: Student (Senior High)
Favorite Guild Wars Profession: Mesmer
Favorite Guild Wars Skill: Mind Wrack
Favorite Sport: Ice Hockey (I play volleyball though)
Favorite Hero: Pizza delivery guy

Name: Jyrki Jauhiainen
Handle: Sliver
Location: Finland
Age: 20
Occupation: Student
Favorite Guild Wars Profession: Mesmer and Ranger
Favorite Guild Wars Skill: I Will Avenge You!
Favorite Sport: Martial Arts
Favorite Villain: Jesse and James, Team Rocket from Pokemon

Name: Jukka Rouhiainen
Handle: Rusina
Location: Finland
Age: 22
Occupation: Student
Favorite Guild Wars Profession: Monk
Favorite Guild Wars Skill: Meteor Shower
Favorite Sport: Walking home from bars
Favorite Hero: Ben Hawkins
Favorite Villain: Alexei Belyakov



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