Such an opportunity has become available for athletes after the HMBIA summit held in Prague (it took place at the end of November, 2014). By the majority of the votes it was decided to allow several National Teams form an alliance and act as a single team.
However, there are a few “buts”. In particular, there should be a National Team acting as a leader, it will gather a “21 vs 21″ team under its banners, and the alliance will act under the name of the leading team.
Captain of the leading team has to find men representing any National Teams, bring them to the Championship, and, of course, to get all the men dressed in his team’s cotte’d’armes. The Association is ready to help those who are willing to bring people under their banners. HMBIA will provide any information support. And, in addition, the leading team can get a compensation for additional cotte’d’armes sewing.
A number of fighters for a mixed “21 vs 21″ team should be from 28 to 50 men. It is another experiment aimed at stimulating the development of a large-scale participation.
At the moment, 9 teams are planning to participate in the royal category.
According to HMBIA, 2015 will be the best year for novice teams to get into such category as “21 vs 21″. Firstly, there will be a lot of teams trying their hand at such a mass battle. Secondly, there will be 5 prize-winning places due to a large number of participating teams.
As it was stated by the Organizing Committee of “Battle of the Nations”, this category was not available for many teams and fighters until recently. Now the way is open to all those who are interested in trying their hand at such a mass battle, those who want to fight in this official category and even win prizes.