StreetWars Assassination

Posted March 07, 2006 by Evan Tishuk

I just saw a pod on documenting StreetWars---a 3-week long 24/7 water gun assassination tournament. All participants start with a photo and contact details of their target. If you "kill" your target before getting killed, you then inherit your victim's current target. Rinse and repeat until there is only one left. It's Highlander meets first-person shooting video game meets super-soakers meets awesome. Here are some videos.

I gotta get in on one of these tournaments.

CNN has a video on the phenomenon (sorry, only tested in Windows Media Player)


olivier blanchard ~ March 07, 2006

Hmmm... You may already be a target.

Evan Tishuk ~ March 07, 2006

I think you're only a target if you sign up. And, unfortunately, the next one's in L.A. And even more unfortunately, I don't think the traveling road show is coming to G-ville real soon.

Hey. Maybe you could organize an abbreviated StreetWars 2.0 and turn it into a summer project. If you did, I'd take mercy on you while I water-bazooka you out of the tournament.

Adam Gautsch ~ March 07, 2006

Whoa, whoa, whoa, Miss Lippy, the part of the story I don't like is that you have to give your name, phone number, email, home and work address to some fools dressed up in 70's pimp gear.

That's not very safe, moreover, it is pretty easy to stalk someone and kill him when you get all this information up front.

Name, City, and picture only now that's a game. Google the rest.

Evan Tishuk ~ March 07, 2006

That's the crazy part... these people rearrange their lives for 3 weeks. Breaking normal routines and looking over their shoulders everywhere they go.

Plus, every spy movie I've ever seen has the assassin with a whole dossier of information on a given target. The tough part is getting close enough to kill without getting killed yourself.

Adam Gautsch ~ March 07, 2006

Yeah but the target doesn't give the spy his dossier. The spy or some other spy has to research the target. If you willing give up all your information you are fool. Make these suckers work for it at least.

nobrainer ~ March 07, 2006

I'd rather spend my time dodging paternity suits.

Evan Tishuk ~ March 07, 2006

Comment of the week right there.

Adam Gautsch ~ March 07, 2006

What just became very depressing to me was I was deciding on the best place to attack myself.

This becomes depressing because the places like 'while at the gym' or 'at the girlfriends house' really don't apply to me at this current time.

Instead, the best places were, at Barley's on Wednesday night or at Stax on Sunday morning or at Stuart's BBQ at lunch.

What made me feel a little bit better was I pretty sure the good guys at Stuart's would never let someone camp out at their store with the goal of killing me. That put a little smile on my face.

olivier blanchard ~ March 08, 2006

Tsssk... Now I'm going to have to us the word "dossier" in a sentence tomorrow.

Jeremy ~ March 10, 2006

A group did this during my first year of medical school. It was hilarious to watch people get soaked outside of the lecture hall.

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