Budapest will host first-ever Escape Room World Championship
BUDAPEST – TECH – In a historic gaming milestone, national champions from 22 countries will battle for top honors at the “Mission: Unlock Enoch World Finals.” A few Wildcard spots are still available for the Escape Room World Championship created by internationally renowned innovators.
For the first time, the best players in the booming new sport of escape room gaming will have a chance to prove their mastery in a World Championship, as the Red Bull Mind Gamers platform serves up the “Mission: Unlock Enoch World Finals” in Budapest, Hungary. More than 9,000 players puzzled through qualifiers spanning over 75 events, and 22 national champion teams of four persons each have emerged to take on a never-before-seen escape room designed by the best minds in the field. Wildcard spots still remain, and everyone, everywhere, can watch what happens when the World Finals are streamed live on March 25, 2017, exclusively on Red Bull TV.
Budapest, where the escape room phenomenon took its start, is an inspirational backdrop for world-level competition in the brand-new Red Bull Mind Gamers platform that offers thought-provoking interactive content for those who wish to engage and challenge their minds, as well as games developed by industry-leading innovators including the world-renowned MIT Game Lab and the Technical University of Vienna.
Dr. Konstantin Mitgutsch, Affiliate Researcher at the MIT Game Lab and Founder of Vienna’s Playful Solutions, who worked on the game concept, explains: “This brings escape room design to a completely new level – it’s based on quantum logic and involves challenges nobody would even imagine.”
Mission Unlock Enoch is a race against time that challenges four problem-solving skills: creativity, logic, visual thinking and strategy. Developed by Fox in a Box, the Escape Room World Finals in Budapest were designed by a team led by Dr. Scott Nicholson, a guru in the field.