The event was attended by a strong crowd of over 1,000 spectators. Notable MMA individuals witnessed, such as legendary coach and fighter Renzo Gracie, WSOF champion David Branch, UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling and Eddie ‘Truck’ Gordon, UFC middleweight and winner of the Ultimate Fighter 19.
Female and Male World Champions and Olympians competed against each other. Ranging from the US, France and Germany, it was the first international sporting event involving Cuban athletes since the recent easing of restrictions from the US against Cuba.
The bitLanders press release reports that:
The US Women’s team defeated both teams France and Cuba while the French team in the Men’s division won for the 3rd consecutive year.
BitLanders awarded the prize money in Bitcoin at the equivalent of $100 for every Ippon scored in the Women’s Team competition. An Ippon means knock-out, not literally a knock-out, but a Judo term referring to winning a round or match.
BitLanders is a most interesting platform; they have a relatively huge user base (boasting over 500,000 users with 125 million fans and friends). All users can earn bitcoin simply by creating and sharing visual content. It is free to register with bitLanders and one of the simplest ways is to register via your Facebook account (though not limited to this). You even earn some free satoshi’s when you register.
BitLanders describes itself as a competitive social game where you are ranked with a ‘Buzzscore’. Your score can be increased by submitting new interesting content. The rewards (gems and bitcoin) can be spent in their online store, or withdrawn in bitcoins case (a minimum of 0.2 btc is required for withdrawal).
It is appreciated that businesses like bitLander sponsor events and reach out to the wider public. Such activities earn recognition within and without the community, we at CCN.com applaud the great work they have done and continue to do in this area.
New York Open Judo Team Tournament 2015, Highlights
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