Mecha vs. Kaiju: The Epic Throwdown

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From Japanese メカ (meka), from an abbreviation of the English mechanical

  1. (anime, manga) A large armoured robot on legs, typically controlled by a pilot seated inside


From Japanese 怪獣 (かいじゅう, kaijū), from Middle Chinese 怪 (kwɛ̀j, “strange, fantastic”) +‎ 獸 (ʃùw, “beast”) (compare Mandarin 怪兽 (guàishòu))

  1. A giant monster, particularly such as those common to Japanese science fiction films, like Godzilla or Gamera

Even those of us who didn’t grow up watching Neon Genesis Evangelion know the drill: huge monstrous beings appear to attack major cities, humanity suits up in huge robo-cybertronic-type devices to fight back! And with a certain blockbuster sequel coming out next month along similar lines, well, us nerds at HQ couldn’t resist. Starting at 11 AM EST on 2/8 and going for 24 hours, choose your team for a truly earthshaking battle!

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

For science!

Artwork by Daniela Gamba