Skybound and Skydance Interactive teamed up to create The Apocalypse Games, a virtual competition set in the VR first-person shooter game The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. Sponsored by Nongshim, The Apocalypse Games will feature eight of Twitch and YouTube’s best influencers competing to become the apoc-olympian champion! The games kick off on August 12 and can be viewed on Skybound’s YouTube page and participating influencer’s individual channels.

The apoc-olympians competing are popular Let’s Play-ers Berleezy, Otterworldy, Poiised, and Nukemdukem, VR streamer CerberusArms, gaming hosts Trisha Hershberger and ParkerGames, and Kinda Funny Founder Greg Miller. The full matchup schedule will be unveiled tomorrow, August 11, at 9am PT.

An open entry community submissions and contest will also be run by the Virtual Athletics League. Players can send their best Archery, Walker Basketball, Marathon, and Figure Slaying videos after registering. An open sourced Twitter contest will be run with the hashtag #theapocalypsegames and participants can win votes for the best style, best costume and more! Each submission will have a chance to be highlighted on Twitch and YouTube along with their favorite influencers!

The Apocalypse Games consist of the below competitions:

  • ARCHERY: The most focused and precise apoc-olympians must survive armed with only a bow and arrows. The highest number of arrow kills takes the gold. A tiebreaker is determined by highest score.

  • WALKER BASKETBALL: The sport that’s one part decapathon and nothing is out of bounds! At the gymnasium, each competitor has 5 minutes to collect and throw as many walker heads through the basketball hoop as they can. 1 point per head.

  • MARATHON: Apoc-olympians will attempt to survive to wave 20 in the Trial. Whoever fights through the pain, sweat, and bladder control to cross the finish line at the highest wave takes home the gold. Highest score breaks the tie.

  • FIGURE SLAYING: Slayers will attempt to rack up the most points with stylish and difficult kills in the Trial before being chowed down in walker town. In the event of a tie, highest kill total wins the gold.

Developed by Skydance Interactive in partnership with Skybound Entertainment, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners drops players into an original new story in The Walking Dead universe, set in the unforgiving and infested remains of New Orleans. Players can embark on a gruesome adventure with gut-wrenching choices in the campaign or take on relentless waves of walkers in “The Trial” game mode. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Standard Edition is available for $39.99 via the Oculus Store, Steam, PlayStation Store and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners’ official website.

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