While some of us are anxiously waiting for the return of Big Brother, others are getting ready to crown the new king or queen of the house. If you’re looking to make some noise in the world of competitive gaming and need a show to call your own, then have we got the tournament for you.
Lincoln Speedweek is a tournament series that pits housemates against each other in a battle to see who can be crowned the best at playing video games. Over the course of six weeks, the winner will be decided by viewers like you on social media.
The tournament series will kick off tomorrow night at 8 pm ET with a triple-header that includes a Super Smash Bros. Melee semi-final, a Halo 5: Guardians grand finals, and a Tekken 7 grand finals. We’re also expecting to see some pretty cool stuff from Fortnite too.
These aren’t your usual video game tournaments where you just play against the computer. In Lincoln Speedweek, the players will compete against each other in exciting matchups that will provide for some amazing gaming experiences. We’re also anticipating a lot of strategy and some seriously hilarious moments (we’re talking to you, Ninja).
So let’s get ready to crown our king or queen of the house.
First things first, if you’re new to this whole crown thing, let’s run through the basics. The winner of the tournament will be decided by online vote on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. Every week, we will set up a poll to determine which housemate is currently in the lead. The person with the most votes will be crowned the winner of that week’s tournament. (Don’t worry, we’ll save you the suspense and tell you which housemate is currently leading.)
On the surface, this sounds like a really simple way to determine a winner, but trust us, with over 100,000 votes cast per week, it can get a little complicated.
The top three vote-getters in each weekly poll will advance to the semi-finals, with the grand finals airing live on July 26th. This means that the competition is actually gaining steam as we speak. We’re pretty sure that some of you have even joined the party and are actively taking part in the voting. (If you haven’t, why aren’t you? It’s awesome! So exciting!)
Over the course of the next six weeks, we will be introduced to a colorful cast of characters that will make up the housemates for this year’s tournament. Let’s take a look at the individuals that will make up the house alliances.