Drumroll please… put your hands together, as the Blogger Blitz competition is officially underway! Hosted by the amazing Ian from Adventure Rules, this event is taking place over the next couple of months and will see eight writers battle it out in a series of one-on-one challenges. Their aim: to prove that their sponsored video game character is a true hero who deserves fame and adoration.
Blogger Blitz is a single-elimination, blind-draw tournament where the order of events and competitors going up against each other are decided randomly by drawing names from a hat. Once their challenge has been set, they must each publish a 500-word post on why their video game character would come out on top. A panel of five talented judges will then read the articles and determine which blogger made the better argument in favour of their protagonist.
The winner will be announced on Adventure Rules and go through to the next round! But that doesn’t mean it’s all over for the writer who lost out… Ian has mysteriously said he’ll be revealing more about that in the future.
My sponsored character
In a totally-surprising-and-not-at-all-expected turn of events (ahem), the character I’ll be sponsoring is Guybrush Threepwood. This witty and competent (read: sarcastic) swashbuckler is the star of the classic Monkey Island adventure series and inspired nine-year old me. I’m feeling confident about my choice: not only has he faced off against the dreaded zombie pirate LeChuck on a number of occasions, he knows plenty of insults and doesn’t fight like a cow.
Round one starts today
Round one matches are taking place today and on 07, 14 and 21 August 2017 and you’ll be able to review the results on Adventure Rules on the Friday following each date. First up are NekoJonez from NekoJonez’s Gaming Blog and LightningEllen from LightningEllen’s Release, who have sponsored Indiana Jones and Lightning Farron respectively.
The other lovely competitors taking part are: Luna from GamersUnitedGG Blog; Luke from Hundstrasse; Lodestar_Valor from Lodestar_Valor’s Gaming Blog; Terri Mae from Sheikah Plate; and The Well-Red Mage. You can find out more about these gorgeous people, their sponsored video game characters, the lineups and judges by checking out Ian’s post here
My first challenge: Mail Delivery!
Here’s my first test: “Two competitors race to deliver mail in a typical suburban neighbourhood, but there’s a twist – Cerberus, the three-headed hound of Hell, is right on your heels! You want to convince the judges that your character will be able to fend off Cerberus while still delivering mail the fastest.”
And as if that wasn’t challenging enough, I’ll be going up against Luke from Hundstrasse who has picked Claire Redfield as his fighter! We’ve seen from his tweets about the question of the month that he’s a master of subtlety and subliminal messaging, so I’ve definitely got a battle on my hands…