|Eurovision Battle Royale 2030|
|Semi-Final 1||20 June - 24 June|
|Semi-Final 2||21 June - 25 June|
|Semi-Final 3||22 June - 27 June|
|Grand Final||4 July - 11 July|
|Winning Citizen||Larya Elefterov|
|Eurovision Battle Royale|
|↞ 2029 ♦ 2031 ↠|
The Eurovision Battle Royale 2030, also known as the Eurovision 2030, or the EBR 2030, or more simply Monaco 2030, was the 15th annual edition of the Battle Royale contest that took place in the principate of Monaco. A total of 55 countries announced their intent to participate in the event. The Battle Royale consisted of three semi-finals, with each starting 24 hours after the one that preceded it.
The host country, Monaco, was the winning nation of the 14th edition the year before, which gave them automatic hosting responsibilities for this edition, as well as automatically qualifying them to the Grand Final. The other countries were obliged to compete in three semi-finals, with each being distributed randomly through a random draw. During the semi-finals, 36 citizens participated in a fight to the death until only between 11 and 12 citizens remained, with the remaining qualifying for the Grand Final in which another fight to the death would take place, this time until only one remained.
The winner of this edition of the Eurovision Battle Royale was Larya Elefterov of Russia. He beat Théo of Belgium to death in the final showdown, causing him to finish as the runner-up. Villette Lampron of France, Diana Bumgarner of Austria, and Turan Cavadlu of Azerbaijan completed the Top 5. The host country, Monaco, had a disappointing Eurovision, with it's citizens finishing in 31st and 32nd place in the Grand Final. Larya Elefterov nevertheless became the youngest winner of the Eurovision at age 15.
- 1 Arena
- 2 Format and Rules
- 3 Tie-Break rules for the Semi-Finals
- 4 Qualification for the Grand Final
- 5 Summary of the Semi-Finals
- 6 The Grand Final
- 7 Final Results
The Arena for this edition was decided on the September 12th, 2029. Due to Monaco's small size, the Arena ended up being less than half the size of the previous smallest Arenas. This lead to a very quick Battle Royale, which only lasted from June 20th to July 11th.
The draw to determine in which semi-final each country would participate, as well as the podium numbers on which the host country's citizens would start, took place in Monte Carlo, on the 3rd of December, 2029. Each country had until December 1st to announce their intent to participate in the Eurovision, and each country had until March 15, 2030 to submit their citizens.
The majority of countries chose their citizen through an internal selection, by means of a "Reaping". The reaping occurs when the governments of Europe, each organizes a televised lottery of their citizens where every single one, aged between 13 and 50, are obliged to have their names placed into a big pot of sorts, and after randomizing the names like a true lottery, one male and one female name are read out live on national television by government officials. These citizens are the reaped citizens to represent their country in the Eurovision. It's notable that each year the majority of citizens see this as an exciting honor, and many volunteer to be picked. To profit from this, it's necessary for each hopeful volunteer to pay money in order for their name to be entered more than once. This process could cost from as little as £50 in poorer countries, to £500 in more wealthy ones. The maximum number of times that a volunteer can have their name in a pot is 100. One would think that there wouldn't be that many volunteers for such a violent and life-ending event, but in this universe, the citizens of Europe look extremely positively on the event and see it as rebirth of the Golden Age of Ancient Greece and Rome; therefore, there are thousands of citizens each year who try to volunteer to bring glory and honor to their country.
In the build-up to the actual event, each reaped citizen is invited to many locations all throughout Europe to promote themselves, forge alliances with the other citizens, and talk with potential sponsors. These official parties are announced by the Event Organizers (EOs) usually around the start of the new year. These are televised and watched by millions as well, similar to how millions each year watch the red carpet for award shows.
The list of Official Parties for this year:
- Germany: Berlin (8 March)
- France: Nice (16 March)
- Montenegro: Kotor (6 April)
- Cyprus: Agia Napa (20 April)
These parties aren't obligatory however, and some alternatives to this include immediately moving into the Citizen's Village (usually a high-tec tower or complex located in or near the city center of the most populous city in the host country). In any case, citizens are obliged to move into the Citizen's Village before the 20th of May, 2030. This is because each citizen needs time to get their fitness up and competitive to put on an entertaining TV show, as well as acclimate to the host country. The EOs provide each country and citizen with their own team of trainers, cooks, stylists, and other specialists free of charge to ensure that each citizen can become fit and competitive enough so the Battle Royale will be as entertaining as ever. For the month that the citizens live there, they are encouraged to learn survival techniques and work out so their chances of survival in the harsh Arena increases.
The night before the first semi-final, the Opening Ceremony takes place. Comparable to Olympic ceremonies, this ceremony celebrates the history and culture of the host country, and further includes multiple shows of firework, music, and other cultural and ethnic performances, as well as high-tec displays and other pyrotechnics. Following the cultural show is the Parade of Nations. Each citizen from the participating countries were brought into the main complex (usually the widest and biggest street in the Capitol of the host country) on high-tec self-driving chariots and shown to billions worldwide. More so, each chariot was decorated with symbols from the country each citizen is from, and followed their national flag. As soon as the pomp and celebration finished, the EOs and government officials of the host country gave speeches, the Eurovision Battle Royale flag was raised with the host country's flag, and the citizen's oath. The final event of the ceremony is the lighting of the cauldron, performed by the winner of the previous edition in every edition so far except the first.
Following the Opening Ceremony, the citizens are forced into lockdown in the Citizen's Village until their semi-final. It is forbidden for a citizen to have prior knowledge to results in a semi-final or access to anything that could give them an advantage in their semi-final. In fact, the citizens are forced to go with television and internet until their semi-final. This is to assure that the suspense is retained and each citizen participates fairly.
- Top 11 or 12 remaining citizens in each semi-final all live to compete in the Grand Final
- Of those, they are firstly ranked by number of kills they have committed.
- If all is still tied, then the Degrees of Separation Rule is enforced. (for those tied with 2+ kills, this is applied first)
- ex. Jan of Germany kills only Teo of Belgium. Teo of Belgium had killed 2 other citizens beforehand. Erik of Sweden only kills Andriy of Russia. Andriy of Russia had killed 1 citizen beforehand. Jan of Germany will be ranked higher than Erik of Sweden in the semi-finals.
- 4. If the citizens still have the same number of kills, then the tie-break favors the one that reached that number of kills the earliest. (this only applies to citizens with 1 kill)
- 5. This Degree of Separation Rule will continue until necessary.
- 6. If all is still tied, the tie-break favors those who are furthest away from pod number 18.
- 7. If all is still tied, then the citizens will share the position.
Thirty-six citizens participated in each semi-final. Fifty-five countries participated in the Eurovision Battle Royale this year.
The first semi-final took place between June 20 and June 24.
|25||San Marino||Rolando Milanesi||male||21||28||1|
The second semi-final took place between June 21 and June 25.
|01||Czech Republic||Ferdinand Mišalko||male||31||7||0|
|03||Netherlands||Najla van Iersel||female||29||33||0|
|15||Bosnia & Herzegovina||Hajrija Delić||female||25||11||0|
|17||Czech Republic||Monika Staňková||female||40||32||0|
The third semi-final took place between June 22 and June 27.
|06||Faroe Islands||Sæbjørg Aagard||female||30||14||1|
|15||Bosnia & Herzegovina||Dilaver Mandić||male||47||18||0|
|31||Northern Ireland||Shannon Kemp||female||36||17||0|
|33||Faroe Islands||Ísmal Glerfoss||male||42||22||0|
|34||San Marino||Emilia Conti||female||23||31||0|
|35||Northern Ireland||Zach Howart||male||33||10||0|
Preparation for the Grand Final
Welcome to the start of the Eurovision Battle Royale 2030. In just under 5 minutes, thirty-six of Europe's finest, most brave citizens will be raised onto their pods going into the Arena, and in what will likely be two weeks, only one will emerge as the sole victor and Champion of Europe. We can only imagine how nervous and anxious the fans from the finalist nations must be, and how even more nervous their citizens must be!
Day 1 (July 4)
This was probably the bloodiest first day in Eurovision history. Many favorites died, such as Liliya of Ukraine, Keeva of Scotland, Aristarkh of Belarus, and Joachim of Denmark. They were all killed variously throughout the day, easily caught as Monte Carlo serves as the smallest Arena yet for Eurovision, so this is expected to be the shortest Eurovision in duration as well. It was also a true disappointment for the Monegasque, as both their citizens died within the first couple hours of this event.
Thirteen citizens died, 23 remain.
This concludes Day 2, and we are already halfway through the citizens; this is truly the shortest Battle Royale ever. Zach caught Dor of Israel off-guard earlier this morning and punched him to death. One of the top favorites, Luca of Germany was surprisingly killed by a potential dark horse, Russian teenager Larya. The kid is very good at setting traps, which is how he has gotten his kills so far. This might be a Eurovision where we should abandon our expectations and wait for the surprise winner.
Four citizens died, 19 remain.
We're already getting closer to the end, which is very shocking for us after only 3 days. Zach of Northern Ireland, a country that always does well, managed to finally find out the perpetrators behind the traps spread throughout the entire Arena. He cornered both Kapitolina of Belarus and Larya of Russia, both of whom are defenseless in battles, and started to attack. He fought Kapitolina until he pushed her off the edge of a cliff, while Larya managed to get away. Later on, Théo of Belgium managed to see Maddison of Ireland walking the narrow streets. He burst out of a door when she passed and dragged her in screaming, and beat her to death. Could we be going back to last year's host country for next year's Eurovision?
Three citizens died, 16 remain.
Day 4 (July 7)
Attention citizens! The mountains above Monaco have become dangerously unstable and are due to collapse any second. Take shelter!
Wow! Only half a week has gone by and it looks like within the next 2 or 3 days we will have our 15th winner. The choice of a landslide as the Arena has surprised many, as now the Arena is nothing more than a small pile of rubble. None of the glitzy mansions and beautiful scenery is left. It will be very easy for citizens to see each other across the Arena now. Some surprise deaths today include the number one favorite to win, Tanya of Bulgaria, who while having committed 5 kills in her semi-final, died without getting a single one her in the Grand Final. The race to win is very open now.
Eight citizens died, 8 remain.
Day 5 (July 8)
Attention Citizens: Due to recent events, the Event Organizers have decided to host a feast, near the ruins of the old Cornucopia. Good luck.
We're now in our top 5. So much destruction has occurred in the once-picturesque city of Monte Carlo. Zach of Northern Ireland was the most surprising kill today, killed by Turan of Azerbaijan who many did not even consider as a citizen with Top-5 potential. She now leads the betting odds to win.
Three citizens died, 5 remain.
The top favorite to win has just been killed! The field is now wide open, with almost exactly even odds between Belgium, Russia, Austria, and France.
One citizen died, 4 remain.
We're now into our top 2! After the epic battle between Austria and France, which saw Villette stab her Diana of Austria to death before she herself bled out from her wounds, we now are left with Théo of Belgium and Larya of Russia! The two are evenly matched, with Théo having the physical advantage if the two meet, but Larya has the wits and the ability to be elusive and cunning while setting up traps all across the Arena which have already killed many. Will we be going back to Belgium after only 1 year away? Or will we be going to Mother Russia? We will find out very shortly!
And that's it! Ladies and Gentlemen, the winner of the 15th Eurovision Battle Royale is Larya Elefterov of Russia, congratulations!
The 15 year old had the odds stacked against him, from being one of the youngest citizens reaped, to almost being killed by the Northern Irishman before narrowing escaping with his life. But he has come back to get one of the most iconic victories in Eurovision history. He purposely lead Théo on a chase, using his thin-body to run faster without the weight of muscles. As soon as he was just out of reach, he cut into the cliff part near the former Palace of the Monacan Prince. He crossed over a rope on the ground, and went to the side. He waited only a few second before Théo ran over it, only for Larya to pull the rope and cause Theo to trip and fall into a bear trap! He lay rolling around in pure agony and pain as Larya walked over to him and started to beat him to death with a nearby branch. It took only a minute for Théo to die, and for Larya to become the youngest winner of the Eurovision yet.
|10||Czech Republic||Ferdinand Mišalko||male||31||27||0|
|17||Bosnia & Herzegovina||Hajrija Delić||female||25||8||1|
|22||Northern Ireland||Zach Howart||male||33||6||2|