Knights of the 21st century competed in Minsk. Open European Championship of Modern Sword Fighting and HMB-soft took place in Palace of Children and Youth. Belarusians participated in the tournament along with teams from the USA, France, Austria, Poland, Israel, Turkey, Cyprus, Moldova, Latvia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Russia. Athletes fought in special equipment and with safe soft swords. Both beginners and experienced fighters fought for the title of the champion.