Last year saw the 1st This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament, where Yoda came out on top as the most popular Star Wars character. Well the tournament is back for 2014, and this year there are some changes to the format of the competition, as well as some more ways fans can share in the tournament. Here are the details for This Is Madness 2014 sent to us from Lucasfilm, as well as a video that kicks off the event featuring Yoda:
Last year’s bracketed showdown to decide the most popular character in a galaxy far, far away – as voted by fans – is back! This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament 2014 is fully armed and operational, with many special modifications. Upgrades to this year’s saga-spanning online event include:
– Real-time voting results
– New divisions: Rebels, Jedi, Scoundrels, Republic, Empire & Separatists, Sith, Bounty Hunters, and Underworld
– “Attack of the Play-Ins” round, allowing four wild cards to enter the main tournament
– Social sharing functionality
Also, StarWars.com is collaborating with Wikia’s Star Wars Fanpedia for “Predict the Madness.” Fans will be able to submit a predictive bracket for how they envision the tournament playing out and share it with friends. These brackets will live at http://on.wikia.com/u0ex0. Once the submission period is locked (Deadline is Monday, March 17, 9:00 am PT) and voting begins on StarWars.com, fans can return to their brackets on Star Wars Fanpedia to track their progress. At the end of the tournament, users with the best bracket have the opportunity to win a range of Star Wars prizes.
Who will come out on top as the most popular Star Wars character in this year’s tournament? We’ll just have to wait and see, but you can participate in the tournament by heading over to the official site of This Is Madness