It's that time of year again, the annual Arlong Park character tournament! Madness, campaigns, fights to the death, winners, losers, art aplenty, surprises and twists, and thousands of Hattoris!
This year however, we're doing things a little… differently. And you can thank Oda for that!
Since Oda has graced us with so many wonderful new characters in such a short period of time, and the first ever real tournament in the series, Arlong Park is proud to introduce
THE DOFLAMINGO INVITATIONAL!
Inviting only characters introduced within the last year! (Between chapters 667 and 707.)
FIFTY TWO competitors will enter this year's arena, in a massive battle royale, with a chance for the newest crazies to shine like the sparkling diamonds in the rough that they are, to determine…
Who is the best new character?
That's right, only new characters! (Sorry, no Luffy. Not even as "Lucy")
The first round will feature 4 blocks with all your new favorites, thirteen gladiators at a time, competing for the favor of Doflamingo and a special mystery prize! Obviously that won't be the entire thing, but that IS the first round!
How will eliminations work? Will there be more rounds? What happens with the four winners of those matches? What happens to the losers? All these questions will be answered, only for there to then be even more questions! I guarantee, it will be a wild ride!
ALSO! As an added bonus! This year we are having an extra special super chocolatey fudge covered bonus set of filler matches that will feature non-One Piece characters in their own battle to dominance! Featuring favorites like Grinpatch, Dracon, Zabuza, Gerard, and Xiao-Mei the mini Panda! More details on that will come as we have them!