The Cigar Smoking World Championship Grand Final 2023 featured both seasoned veterans and up-and-comers engaging in the sacred, but hardly stuffy, act of slow smoking. The venue was the Radisson Blu Resort Split. Rocky Patel and Marko Bilic served as commentators and 10,000 people watched the action live streamed for the first time on YouTube. The international group of contestants took their seats and dug in. Spectators indulged in Champagne, Chivas Regal cocktails, and cigars while watching the action. The victor was German Hauke Walter by a three-minute margin over second place Andrej Leontijev of Belarus.