We’re talking about the Battle of the Nations full contact medieval combat tournament, of course
Every year, nations send teams of dudes willing to put on armor, carry blunted swords, axes and lances, and beat the crap out of each other.
And for the past five years including this year, Russia dominated the tournament. For the second straight year, the US has come in fourth place, which ain’t bad considering we’ve been participating for two years.
The tournament happens in a different location each year – this year was the south of France – and next year they’re talking about including women in it. We’ll definitely be into it next year then.
For now, take a look at these pictures of the fighting so you’ll see why we’re so into it.