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video: Hasbro: 1st NERF Dart Tag World Championship

Wednesday, April 06, 2011


Bros, get ready. Pack your blasters and pack your bags.

Hasbro's NERF brand has announced that the annual, much-anticipated NERF DART TAG World Championship will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, FL., August 19-21 at Walt Disney World. And  for the first time, players from across the United States will have the chance to be “drafted” to the World Championship where they will challenge fellow athletes from around the country and battle for NERF fame and $25,000 per team, per age group.

“The major changes to the 2011 competition, our alliance with ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and completely redesigned DART TAG equipment give this unique sporting event the spotlight it deserves and make the NERF DART TAG experience more accessible to our diverse community of NERF athletes across the country,” said a Hasbro spokesperson. In short, it's open season for dart tag masters ages 8-17.

How to get into the competition

To be considered for the DART TAG ‘draft,’ prospective NERF DART TAG athletes are invited to visit www.nerf.com and explain how they embody the ‘It’s NERF OR NOTHIN’’ motto and why they have what it takes to be a DART TAG Champion, and answer a series of questions regarding their athleticism, favorite NERF blasters, and playing style and strategies. On “Draft Day” - August 1st - fans will find out if their responses have landed them a spot in the 2011 DART TAG roster. Recruits will then travel to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to compete in the NERF DART TAG World Championship, held on August 19-21. Players will be divided into two age groups, 8-12 and 13-17, and then into 16 regional teams.

The NERF DART TAG experience will also be enhanced this year with an updated collection of competition grade jerseys, blasters, and accessories created for ultimate game play. Featuring greater dart capacities and performance, the 2011 DART TAG lineup allows fans to train at their ultimate level as they prepare for the NERF sporting competition of the year. The new NERF DART TAG line hit shelves yesterday nationwide.

From there, it's all about the shooting.

Want to see some NERF DART TAG action? Watch the video, here.

For more information on 2011 NERF DART TAG tournament rules, eligibility, registration forms, and the NERF DART TAG World Championship, visit www.nerf.com.


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