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Presenting DC Universe's Meta Madhouse: Tournament of Terror

Joseph McCabe

Joseph McCabe

March 2, 2020

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Question: what's the only thing more brutal than super-villains fighting superheroes? Answer: super-villains fighting each other. Yes, get ready, fanboys and fangirls. Because this March, DC Universe is launching its second annual "Meta Madhouse" tournament. And this year...it's a "Tournament of Terror."

 

As announced today at DC Universe's panel at Chicago's C2E2, Meta Madhouse: Tournament of Terror kicks off right now and sees 64 of DC’s wickedest super-villains going mano a mano. Each of the four teams will be coached by an especially iconic villain -- The Joker will oversee "The Maniacs," Darkseid will rule "The Invaders," Lex Luthor heads "The Masterminds," and The Cheetah corrals "The Beasts." Adding to the suspense, this year fans can submit their predictions for each match-up before the voting begins March 6th at 10AM PST on DC Universe's News page. Each correct prediction will earn points; and the fan who prevails at the end will win a trip to the Wonder Woman 1984 premiere!

 

But that's not all! This year’s competition also includes a new feature in which some of DC's top talents (and fans themselves) will be granted the power to resurrect defeated characters via the "Lazarus Pit Save." This feature allows them to reverse the results of any single match-up the characters lose in the first four rounds of competition. The guest talent includes writer Brian Michael Bendis (SUPERMAN) representing the Masterminds, artist Phil Jimenez (WONDER WOMAN) the Beasts, and actors Echo Kellum (ARROW, DC DAILY) and Phil Morris (DOOM PATROL, SUPERMAN: RED SON) the Maniacs and Invaders, respectively.

 

Looking for the nitty gritty? Read the details below: 

 

HOW TO ENTER:

To enter -- right now! -- visit dcuniverse.com/mmcontest 

 

HOW TO PLAY:

 

1. SET YOUR PREDICTIONS at dcuniverse.com/mmcontest

a. During the Master Contest Period, select who you think will win in head-to-head matchups between DC’s most popular villains (from the selection of villains featured in the contest), and on the Tie-breaker page provide your projection of the winner’s margin of victory in the championship. There are a total of sixty-three (63) available matchup combinations in total.

b. Don't forget about the Lazarus Pit save!

c. Contest entry ends March 5, 2020 at 8:59PM PST.

 

2. VOTE

a. Beginning March 6, 2020, at 10:00a.m. (PT) through April 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (PT), you can vote daily in the villain matchups at dcuniverse.com/news. Every winner you project correctly will earn you points, with point values increasing each round (see “Voting Breakdown” below).


Round 1: Wins are worth 1 point

Round 2: Wins are worth 2 points

Round 3: Wins are worth 3 points

Round 4: Wins are worth 4 points

Round 5: Semifinals—wins are worth 5 points

Round 6: Championships—win is worth 10 points
 

Voting Breakdown Schedule:


Maniacs

• Round of 16: March 6, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through March 9, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

• Round of 8: March 9, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through March 10, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

• Round of 4: March 10, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through March 11, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

• Championship: March 11, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through March 12, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

 

Invaders

• Round of 16: March 13, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through March 16, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

• Round of 8: March 16, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through March 17, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

• Round of 4: March 17, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through March 18, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

• Championship: March 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through March 19, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

 

Masterminds

• Round of 16: March 20, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through March 23, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

• Round of 8: March 23, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through March 24, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

• Round of 4: March 24, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through March 25, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

• Championship: March 25, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through March 26, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

 

Beasts

• Round of 16: March 27, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through March 30, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

• Round of 8: March 30, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through March 31, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

• Round of 4: March 31, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through April 1, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

• Championship: April 1, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through April 2, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)


Finals

Semifinals: April 3, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through April 7, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)

Championship: April 7, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) through April 10, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT)


3. WIN

After voting has concluded on April 10, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PT), the entrant who has the bracket with the highest score will be determined as the winner and notified about their prize package including flight, hotel, and tickets to the premiere of this summer's most anticipated feature film -- Wonder Woman 1984!

 

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Who are you voting for in this year's Meta Madhouse? Let us know in our Community!