HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations 2019 was a really incredible large scale festival. This tenth anniversary tournament gave the participants a lot of amazing gifts! New mass nominations of 12 vs 12 and 30 vs 30 enchanted not only the fighters, but also the spectators. Thousands of guests of the Championship got their tickets and loudly supported the athletes. Every battle took place in such love and support, especially for the teams of the Championship hosts, the Serbian national team. They were enthusiastic about the Battle of the Nations. It was impossible not to be proud of such an exceptional event! Nemanja Apatovic, captain of the Serbian national team, shared his impressions of the past tournament with us.
“This is the best BOTN I attended, my third actually as a participant. Organisation team did a great job. Schedule was perfect and it was easy to prepare for every day fights. I was worried about the new schedule when it was divided by different days, but that feeling ended on the first day after 5vs5. All our fighters had the same opinion.
12vs12 is my favourite category now and I’m happy that HMBIA made it happen. It’s dynamic and just perfect. 30s are much more teamwork. It was interesting to take part.
Live stream is now on the top of any expectations. Marshals were perfect and I didn’t see any problem with that. It’s great to be a part of it.”
A separate topic of conversation was the most anticipated battle of the Championship: 150 vs 150. All were impressed and the sight will forever remain in the memory of the great warriors who took part as well as the lucky ones who had the opportunity to watch this fight!
“150 vs 150 is so much fun, a perfect way to end the tournament and celebrate the 10th anniversary”.
This glorious tournament has come to an end; every team and every fighter should wait for 2 years to represent his country with honor under the flags of the HMB World Championship: Battle of the Nations!
Photos by Dusan Stankovic