YES! Get ready again to battle in your team in Europe! After a few roary and extremly successful battles in Hungary and Spain, the 3x3 TEAM BATTLE going to take place in Prague, Czech Republic for the EYYC 2011!
Launched in Prague in 2010 during last year's EYYC, it left half of the European yoyo scene without a voice... because YOU are the judge. You, the audience. Two teams of 3 players perform on stage in turn, and the audience's from-the-top-of-their-voices screaming is what chooses the winner. Loosers leave the stage until there is one winning team left!
Register your team of 3 players for EYYC 2011 right here on this page. What you need is a team name, 3 players and a killer slogan:
See you in Prague on January 30, 2011!
Don't remember the rules? Here they are:
1) Each team has 3 players; no more, no less.
2) Each player gets one throw (No regenerations) to impress the audience with whatever tricks he or she can do. In the event of a knot before the yoyo is fully unwound the judge will determine if a player can re-throw.
3) After a yoyo is brought back to the hand, loses spin or leaves the stage, the next player, from the competing team, throws. If the next player does not throw within 5 seconds of the last one finishing, the judge can call "Delay of game" and he will lose his turn. Turns alternate until all 6 players have each thrown once.
4) Play is open to any yoyo but is restricted to sleeper-style play (that's 1,3,4 and 5A). Sorry no 2A, turns are counted by the throw so, sadly, 2A does not fit the bill.
5) Music is chosen by the DJ and does not stop or change between players.
6) The winning team is decided by audience noise and feedback as determined by the judge. If there is a draw (noise level cannot be distinguished), then the judge can determine a knock-out task, e.g. throw a trapeze with eyes closed).
7) Winning teams stay in competition to be matched up against other teams until all but one team has been eliminated (bracket-style) and the overall winners crowned!
8) [Added 27 Feb 2010] Teasing and provocing the opponent team is encouraged as long as this happens without violence or guestures that might be perceived as offensive by members of the audience.