Day One at the 2015 World Brewers Cup Championship is complete, with fifteen baristas competing today in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fifteen more baristas will compete tomorrow before we learn which competitors advance to finals. This post is a visual journey through the first day, with photos by Liz Clayton for Sprudge.

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1. Dane Oliver, La Cabra Coffee, Australia

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2. Shih-Wu Wang, Just Go Coffee, Taiwan

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3. Ruslan Shulga, Omni Coffee, Russia

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4. Mikaela Wallgren, The Coffee Collective, Finland

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5. Youn Joo Yu, D-PLEX Coffee, Korea

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6. Leszek Jedrasik, Black and White Coffee, Poland

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7. Brian O’Caoimh, Independent, Ireland

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8. Alexander Ruas, Alexander Ruas Creative Coffee, Sweden

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9. Rob Kerkhoff, Babo Coffee, The Netherlands

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10. Carolina Franco de Souza, Lucca Cafes Especiales, Brazil

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11. Carlos De La Torre, Avellaneda Barra & Tostadores, Mexico

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12. Umut Gokdeniz, Kronotrop, Turkey

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13. Regine Wai, Cafe In A Box, Malaysia

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14. Lavinia Toma, Origo, Romania

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15. Petra Strelecka, Industra Coffee, Czech Republic

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