The Red Bull Escape Room World Championship 2019 Finals are coming to London! From the 12th to the 13th of April the best teams from around the world (23 + 1 wildcard) will compete for the World Title in London. Plus they will get to play in a never seen before and exclusively designed Escape Room from the mind of Dr Scott Nicholson called “Omni’s Escape”
Who is Dr Scott Nicholson?
Dr. Scott Nicholson is one of the lead creators in escape room design and Director of the BGNlab at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Canada.
Built with the help of Escape Live UK, the room he created for the second annual Escape Room World Championship is called “Omni’s Escape” and is designed to put the teams problem solving skills to the test! “Omni’s Escape” is designed around hacking concepts. The room will test a teams creativity, logic, visual thinking, musicality, memory and strategy. This mammoth room will be the last room that teams will have to tackle.
“In this year’s game the players had been recruited by a company called White Hat, which is a good hacking organisation. White Hat has an artificial intelligent agent known as Omni. But things aren’t quite right”
“There are going to be two rounds: We have the semi-finals which are three ten-minute challenges and the two teams who complete those challenges in the fastest period of time will go on to the finals. The finals are going to feel a lot more like a traditional escape room. We have brought on some of last year’s competitors and they have helped us to ensure that we have something that feels like an escape room but still has all six areas of the Red Bull Mind Gamers….In order to the finalists becoming winners in this game, they are going to have to communicate and have to know who is good at what kind of task in their team” Dr. Scott Nicholson
Qualified countries Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA.
How the Finals work
Play the online game and claim a spot at a local qualifier now
Form a team of 4 players, chose a location and compete at the local qualifier game.
Be the top team of your country and compete at the real life Escape Room World Finals in April 2019.
There are a total of 24 teams and 1 UK based team has qualified! To see a full list of teams please click here!
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