This is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament Returns Tomorrow!
StarWars.com’s annual showdown between the heroes and villains of a galaxy far, far away is back! See below for full details on This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament 2015, including voting information, matchups, and how you can fill out your own bracket and win some amazing prizes.
VOTING BEGINS THURSDAY, MARCH 12!
Set your hyperspace coordinates for ThisIsMadness.StarWars.com — voting on Play-In matchups is set to begin this Thursday, March 12. Once the Play-In matchups are finished, the full tournament officially kicks off on Monday, March 16. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 7.
In This Is Madness, characters are divided into two conferences: Light Side and Dark Side. Each conference contains four divisions: Jedi, Rebels, Scoundrels, and Republic in the Light Side; Empire & Separatists, Bounty Hunters, Sith, and Underworld in the Dark Side. New entrants this year include Hera Syndulla, Kanan Jarrus, the Inquisitor, and other fan favorites from Star Wars Rebels, Jabba the Hutt’s trusted aide (and weak-minded fool) Bib Fortuna, and more, while the slippery smuggler Hondo Ohnaka has switched sides. (The odds must be more in his favor on the Dark Side.) Once the competition begins, new matchups occur daily, and are decided by fan voting — until one hero or villain is crowned champion. Real-time matchup updates are available on the site, letting you know if your favorite characters are winning…or if you need to double your efforts and rally the troops. And once again, Tatooine’s favorite gambling Toydarian, Watto, will offer his “expert” opinion on each matchup.
Last year’s tournament saw a major upset when Obi-Wan Kenobi defeated Darth Vader in the final, 59% – 41%. Is the famed Jedi still more powerful than Vader can possibly imagine? Will Vader finally bring home the trophy for the Dark Side Conference (after two straight losses in the final)? Or will we have a new champion for the third straight year? The fans will decide, though the Emperor isn’t too happy about that.
For all the details including how you can win some great Star Wars swag, be sure to visit the official Star Wars website.