(Un)Official Presents: WAR2: PRIDE - The LitReactor Battle Tournament
The time has come for all good LitReactors to show us what they’ve fucking got.
In the true spirit of competition and writing, a couple good and wonderful people within the LitReactor community -- Josh AKA Utah and myself -- have thrown down the gauntlet and thrown up a tournament. Everyone can say they’re the best writer on the site, but wouldn’t it be great to actually have some bragging rights you can take to the water cooler?
So begins WAR, a 64-contestant tournament-style competition to crown a site champion. In a series of writer battles, all organized into a neat little double elimination bracket, writers will go toe to toe against other writers. They will enter onto the field of battle with only a prompt, 2,500 words, and a week to write. The stories will be thrown into anonymous polls for the masses to read, enjoy, and vote for their favorite. The winners advance until finally, after a grueling 7 weeks, a winner will be crowned and all of LitReactor will speak their name.
WAR challenges contestants to not only write, but to write quickly and creatively. Prompts are assigned randomly and cover all possible realms and genres. In only one week a contestant must write a badass short story, rest up for a week while the votes come in, and then, with luck and skill, do it all over again the next week with a new opponent and a new prompt.
The WAR polls will be locked to all non-workshop members in order to help keep the stories secure, but the brackets will be visible and a new thread full of smack-talking writers will be in the forums each round. The roster is nearly full, with about five slots remaining as of the time this was filed, and the competition looks fierce! With writers such as Richard Thomas, Gordon Highland, Nik Korpon, and so many others vying for the title it will be interesting to see who will prevail and possibly which unknown writer will swoop in and knock out one of the big dogs. The tournament promises to be a difficult and bloody affair.
To give time to get the word out and get as many people involved as possible, the first writing prompts will drop and the competition will begin on November 2, 2012. Come take a peek at the action over in the Community, there's plenty of healthy competition and heavy metal for all to enjoy.
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