Ice Cream Classic: Chocolate vs. Vanilla vs. Strawberry

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Sometimes, a debate is so contentious you’re afraid to dive into it. The great ice cream debate? That might be more than contentious. It’s outright dangerous. What happens if we do an ice cream VS? Will the admins wake up on Friday morning to discover the game laid waste by the biggest food fight of all time?

Oh, who are we kidding, we live for this stuff on Eyewire! Choose your team:

Chocolate: Why put chocolate chips into your ice cream when chocolate can just be your ice cream? Wait… put chocolate chips in the chocolate… and then add fudge.

Vanilla: Haters act like vanilla’s so boring, but you wouldn’t get vanilla flavor without the vanilla bean, which comes from an orchid and technically counts as a spice. Yum!

Strawberry: You’re a bit of a wildcard. Pink and fruity, this flavor is usually thrown in with the other two, but truly refined ice cream palates will enjoy strawberry on its own.

The competition starts churning at 11 AM EDT on 8/10, and you’ll have 24 hours to earn…

The usual bonuses

Earn 5,000 points – 2,500 bonus
Earn 15,000 points – 5,000 bonus
Earn 25,000 points – 10,000 bonus
For every 25,000 points above 25,000 – 5,000 bonus
Member of winning team (if you’ve scored at least 2,500 points) – 10,000 bonus
Highest scorer on each team – 5,000 bonus
Player with #1 overall score – 10,000 bonus
Player with #2 overall score – 5,000 bonus
Player with #3 overall score – 2,500 bonus

Let’s all scream for ice cream!

Artwork by Rabbit Giraud

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