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The torch has been lit for the 2020 PHB Tribal Tournament! ๐Ÿน๐Ÿ”ฅ

Welcome, Poptropicans, to the 2020 PHB Tribal Tournament! Can you believe it’s been 4 years since the last one? Although the Tokyo Olympic Games that were set to take place this year have been postponed until 2021, that doesn’t mean we can’t compete head-to-head… in Poptropica!

Here;s how this works: You pick a tribe (one of the 8 tribes from Poptropolis Games Island), then check the PHB for our competitions (we’ll have a new one each week this month) and compete for points for your tribe… and maybe even a Poptropica membership for yourself!

The Tribes of Poptropica, from left to right, top to bottom: Flying Squid, Wildfire, Yellowjackets, Pathfinders, Black Flags, Nightcrawlers, Seraphim, Nanobots. Pick wisely, because in this tournament, you can’t switch sides!

It’s more fun on Discord

Throughout the tournament, you can meet and hang out with your fellow tribe-mates (and competitors) through our kid-friendly, moderated Discord server, the PHC (Poptropica Help Chat). It’s free, quick, and easy to join!

On the PHC, we’ll have special chat channels for each tribeโ€”to join yours, simply message a PHC staff member (PHB staff, PHC overlords, and guardians) to request the role of your chosen tribe and someone will add you in as soon as possible. No one outside your tribe can see your tribe’s channel besides PHC staff. You can use it to talk with new friends about anything from sharing your entries to the competitions to your ideal breakfast of champions!

Plus, each tribe will have a representative (mostly PHB staff) who you can message anytime with questions or just to have a friendly face who’s on your side in the tribal games. These are the reps for each tribe:

  • ๐Ÿด Black Flags โ€“ Noveen, our Poppies Popular Poptropican of the Year
  • ๐Ÿฆ‘ Flying Squid โ€“ Sporty Boa
  • ๐Ÿค– Nanobots โ€“ Spotted Dragon
  • ๐Ÿ› Nightcrawlers โ€“ Slanted Fish
  • ๐Ÿงญ Pathfinders โ€“ Lucky Joker
  • ๐Ÿ‘ผ Seraphim โ€“ Gentle Dolphin
  • ๐Ÿ”ฅ Wildfire โ€“ Fierce Flyer
  • ๐Ÿ Yellowjackets โ€“ Silver Wolf, a former PHB author

You can find the PHC by going to the Community tab in the PHB menu, and once you’re in, the server will stay with your Discord account.

Now allow us to announce… the Creative Competitors round!

Round 1: Creative Competitors

It’s time to rally up some spirit and get artsy! To compete in Creative Competitors, all you have to do is create Poptropica fan art and share it with us. The best way to do that is to post it to your tribe’s channel on the PHC, but you can also contact us in other ways.

Each creation will be worth 10 points, so the more you send in, the more you’ll earn for your tribe! Acceptable art forms include:

  • Visual pieces (can be traditional or digital)
  • Written pieces (a fan fiction, a cheer, poem, song, etc.)
  • In-game costumes (see what you can do with your tribe’s colors!)

This round will transpire throughout the entire tournament โ€” but don’t hesitate to start creating now! Incidentally, our theme for Community Creations this month is also Tribes, so if you can create something tribe-inspired, you’ll be entering two contests in one!

๐ŸŒŸ As we mentioned earlier, yes, you can win a membership! In each round, we’ll be picking an MVP (Most Valuable Player) whose participation we think stands out most, to win a one-month Poptropica membership. It could be you! ๐ŸŒŸ

Many of you expressed a hankering for more community activities at the Poppies last week, so we hope you’ll have just as much fun participating in this quadrennial event. Stay tuned, because there’s more to come!

The next round (which has yet to be announced) will commence next week on Monday, August 10. You won’t want to miss it! But right now…

๐Ÿน Let the Games begin! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

โ€“ the PHB tribe reps โ€“


21 thoughts on “The torch has been lit for the 2020 PHB Tribal Tournament! ๐Ÿน๐Ÿ”ฅ”

  1. Wow, excited! Never knew this was a thing, and itโ€™s great to see the tribes return, even if itโ€™s not in Poptropica itself!

    1. For this round, which lasts the whole tournament, itโ€™s all about making art! Weโ€™ll announce more details about the coming rounds each week. Next round will be announced Monday!

    1. Quite a few of us PHB staff wanted to be the Flying Squids rep, actually! ๐Ÿฆ‘ I switched out to give someone else the chance to captain one of the greatest tribes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Is it okay if we include other tribes in our tribe themed drawing? Like… I wanna draw what is essentially a group photo including all the competitors, but I’m only in one tribe myself.

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