The World Titles are a blend of the various play styles of the American, Scandinavian and Australian game styles. The best of the best from around the world come together every 2 to 3 years to battle it out for International Laser Tag supremacy.
The Titles began in 2009 where Finland had the honour of being the first ever host for the event. 2011 saw the event move to the USA, then 2014 saw our very own Sunshine Coast host the event for Australia. The upcoming titles will be hosted in France in August of 2017.
The World Titles were held at Laserzone Sunshine Coast in August 2014. 12 teams from 4 countries competed in a week long event that included the blue ribbon ‘5 Man’ Teams event, Team Elimination, Triples, Solos and LOR (Lord of the Rings).
It was the US Legends that dominated the results, sweeping 1st place in all events and demonstrating their experience and skill playing at this level. The final of the main event, the ‘5 Man’ Teams, was played out by the US Legends, QLD Maroons and Finland in a classic International battle.
US Legends – 1st place
QLD Maroons – 2nd place
Finland – 3rd place
Team Elimination is a 5 man team based game where teams verse 2 other teams at the same time. Players and teams earn points by tagging other players, however each player only has 8 lives for the match. If a player is eliminated from the game, their score doesn’t count towards the team score. The finals is played in a 3 game series and the average score from the 3 games determines their final ranking.
Triples is a team based event comprised of 3 players. Players and teams score points by tagging opponents and destroying the 3 active base stations. Each player can destroy each base target once per game. Teams have no “home base” to defend. 24 teams started and the finals comprised of only 7. In the finals, teams play 3 games and are ranked on average score.
Lord of the Rings is the only event not played in the arena. It is a 5 minute game between 3 players in a 10 feet in diameter ring. The player with the least amount of deactivations at the end of the round is the winner.
1st: Punisher (USA Legends)
2nd: Snoopy (USA Legends)
3rd: Ace (USA Legends)
During the 2014 tournament, a crowd funded documentary was filmed, giving a detailed insight into the World Titles. The documentary follows elite Laser Tag athletes and teams as they navigate the worlds most prestigious Laser Sporting event.
The documentary uncovers rare insights in to the mindset of top level players and tournament level Laser Tag. This documentary is a must see for anyone who loves Laser Tag or niche sporting activities.