By Stathis Trapezanlidis/ email@example.com
Previously on Games of cup – The defenders of Vitoria and Moscow have prevailed. The same happened in Krasnodar and Istanbul, where Kostas Sloukas is thinking about the crown that he had on his hands for two winters.
The white banner of Madrid sank in Bosphorus. The walls of Istanbul proven to be mighty and behind them the army of Lord Obradovic is getting ready to counter attack.
Despite missing Jan Vesely, everyone who stepped on the battlefield proved worthy of the challenge. The Spaniards didn’t stand a chance and Obradovic’s knights proved to be better than expected. Even the injured Kostas Sloukas did feats that many though he was not capable of repeating.
He stands besides Bogdan Bogdanovic and behind them jolly sir Pero is putting his huge arms around them. He picks up his sleeve and he is asking from Sloukas to see the red and white tattoo.
“Do you remember?”
Sloukas was just a squire, then he, Antic and many more kept the crown locked for two seasons in the port of Piraeus. Much time has passed since then and Sloukas decided that he glory was waiting for him elsewhere, away of the shadow of the legendary Vasilis Spanoulis. And now, glory is calling him, all the way from Berlin…
Duke Navarro and Joey
For 299 battles all over Europe, Duke Juan Carlos Navarro is proudly wearing the colors of Barcelona. But he never can be calm before the attack, not even if this will be his 300th charge.
He could have been winner in Krasnodar if he was a little bit luckier, or a little bit bolder. The new army from the Black Sea got what they wanted and Navarro just can’t accept it. Lady luck is not on his side, giant Joey Dorsey is hurting and the Catalans must survive.
In the past he has wear the crown, his name is synonymous with battle but this maybe his last chance to get the throne again. Dorsey, or not, the next battle is crucial for his fate and the road to Berlin. He knows that he must lead again by example and he will be the first to charge. If he doesn’t, then probably no one else can..