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Jugger is like a cross between American Football and Medieval Combat. It is a team Sport where the objective is to get a skull from the middle of the field into a zone at the opposing teams end. There are five players on each team, four of whom are paired off fightning each other with padded weapons such as swords.
When a player is ‘killed’ in these fights he has to kneel down and is out of the game for that particular round. The Fifth person is the Qwick. His job is to get the skull from the middle of the field past the opposing Qwick into a zone at their opponents endzone. He can only advance the skull once the other teams fighters are all dead. The team which scores the most skull touchdowns is the winner.
Below you will find links to Tournaments involving Irish Teams:
Jugger Turniere Season 2019
Jugger Turniere Season 2018
Jugger Turniere Season 2017
Jugger Turniere Season 2016
Jugger Turniere Season 2015
Paintball and Airsoft are Team Combat sports where pellet guns are used to ‘kill’ an opponent. There are usually a number of objectives to be met i each game, which can score points for the team completing the objective. The sport is usually played in a number of scenarios such as World War II Village, Desert Town, Woodlands, Wild West etc.
The main difference in the guns used are paint guns for Paintball and Woodsball, and hard pellets for Airsoft. Paintball was invented in New England, USA and Airsoft in Japan. Below you will find links to various tournaments and leagues in these sports
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Laser Tag (Quasar)
Laser Tag games were invented in Texas, USA, and the most recognizable to Irish readers would be Quasar. The sport is one where two teams engage each other in combat in an indoor arena using Laser Guns. Points are scored for ‘killing’ an opponent and meeting objectives such as capturing bases.
Below you will find links to various Tournaments held in Ireland, or involving Irish Teams and Players:
Capture the Flag
Capture the Flag is Information Security Competitions, a kind of Sport for Computer Combat. There are three common types of CTF Competitions: Jeopardy, Attack-Defense, and Mixed (see column on left below)
Jeopardy Competitions have a number of Tasks (questions) such as Web, Forensic, Crypto or Binary. Teams gain points for completed tasks, the harder the task, the more points.
Attack-Defense is another scenario, whereby teams have their own network (or only one host) with vulnerable services. Teams have a time limit for developing services and developing exploits. Then the organisers connect the competitors and the Wargame starts. Points are gained for Defense (protecting own services) and Attack (hacking opponents services).
Mixed employ both Jeopardy and Attack-Defense scenarios.
Capture the Flag games touch on a number of different aspects of information security, such as Cryptography, Stego, Binary Analysis, Reverse Engineering and Mobile Security.