Our judges include creative professionals from a variety of sectors, former IWS players and senior figures in media and entertainment
We pride ourselves on working with a carefully balanced group of judges familiar with IWS as well as seeking new and diverse opinion from guest judges.
During each tournament we field 3 x permanent judges and 1 x guest judge (different each day). This constant interchange of judging opinion coupled with the ongoing social vote helps ensure a balanced 'wash' of opinion.
The social voting mechanic is particularly important during a tournament and works as follows:
@illustratedworldseries posts head-2-head battle announcements in IG 'Stories' at the beginning of every battle. These posts feature a link to the Live Stream and 'Social Poll' giving viewers an opportunity to vote for their favorite. The winner of the social vote is allocated 2 x points, the loser 0. The stories last 75 minutes (60 minute battle duration and 15 minute post-battle 'hang-time') after which the poll is closed.
Asking for fan opinion empowers our community, motivates our players and drives ‘Game Day’ enthusiasm! it’s important to recognise the fan's contribution in helping shape the story at each tournament, our fanbase are foundational, they're the future of Art-Sports.