Mega Drive Championship Article Archive 2014 - Present

For over 15-years we have been running competitions on Sega's epic Mega Drive console and we continue as ongoing proof that Sega won that bitter 16-bit console war over Nintendo's SNES. Listed chronologically, Mega Drive Championship articles from the year 2014 and onwards. Starting in 2014 when it was believed that Mega Drive tournaments had run their day, until their revival for the 15-year anniversary of the First Championship. This irreverent button mashing journey continues...

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Articles (2010 - 2013)

Articles (2008 - 2009)

Articles (2005 - 2007)

Articles (2001 - 2004)

(23/03/17)
The 2017 Mega Drive Championship Announcement
The day has been confirmed, on 6th August 2017 the tables are once again wiped and battle can rage once more. On 31st July 2016, twelve incredible warrior took part in the 2016 Mega Drive Championship, across ten classic 16-bit titles, each with fiendish winning conditions. 2017 will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Anglo-Irish Mega Drive Tournament; when five heroic Irishmen travelled to England to claim glory. On 6th August 2017, we will pay homage to the 5 fabled Irish legends and their incredible journey. Although, it is rightly said, that everybody present on that day, in 2007, was a winner.
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(30/12/16)
The 2016 Mega Drive Championship
Deep in the depths of the National Videogame arena, after a 3-year absence, the faithful returned. Facing them were ten of the finest Mega Drive games the console could offer, with the winning conditions finely tweaked to ensure optimum fiendishness. Participants travelled from Germany and Scotland to pick up their controllers, however, there was also the long-serving players, who had travelled about 20-minutes, but had done so for countless years. All would be able to test their limits on some of the greatest 16-bit challenges to date, but only one would walk out as Champion.
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(23/07/16)
The 2016 Mega Drive Championship: Games
There has been some anticipation as to what awesome 16-bit games will be played at this years event. With the scrapping of the league system that endured for 15-years, players look with anticipation at which games will make up each "round" of the leaderboard. In homage to the proceeding 25 Mega Drive Championships, ten games of tournament history and folklore have been chosen, their winning conditions adapted from the exclusive 2-player versus modes from previous competitions... Pride, passion, purity, but no Pete Sampras Tennis!
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World Cup Italia '90 goal celebration

(05/06/16)
15 Year Anniversary Contemplation
"Lord" Christopher Dilks was present at the very first Mega Drive Championship in 2001. Now, with the 15-year anniversary approaching, he takes some time out of his busy schedule to reflect upon the times and changes of the Mega Drive Championships and a few other important anniversarys that fall in 2016. He contemplates the necessary 3-year absence of Mega Drive Championshippery and considers what might occur in 2016.
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(31/05/16)
The 2016 Mega Drive Championship Announcement
It has been 3-years since controllers were last lifted in the pure passion of 16-bit battle, however, we are proud to announce that, in order to mark the 15-year anniversary of the Mega Drive Championships, the tournaments will return! It has been 3-years since the events of the 25th Mega Drive Championship put the competitions into their dormant lull, but now the tournaments are back and they will be bigger, better and purer than ever before. Changes will be made as the tournaments switch from their more familiar location to the National Videogame Arcade.
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Ultimately Rare, Bristol

(21/02/16)
Mega Drive Championship South-West
The main UK Championships take place in the midlands, however, for the first time, there is an opportunity for participants to join in the South-West Mega Drive Championship. Hosted in the city of Bristol, at Ultimately Rare, participants can try their luck on 5 different Mega Drive titles: Sonic 1, Biohazard, Street Fighter 2, Mega Bomberman and Micro Machines '96.
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(06/03/16)
Pearls From The Plumb (Edition 5)
Poet, scholar, lover, artist and (maybe) cyborg; The Mega Drive Championships very own lifestyle guru Jim "The" Plumb shares his latest round of profound contemplation. The fifth edition from this remarkable series in insight is "why we game". Doubtless, Plato and Aristotle would stand bemused... probably because they would have no idea how to enjoy a video game, but The Plumb transcends once more above mere mortals. After reading this article, it is fair to say we have absolutely no idea what the hell he is talking about, but presumably this is our limited understanding and not The Plumb writing utter tosh.
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(21/02/16)
Musings on the Mega Drive Championship Website
The tournaments have (somehow) survived for 15-years. Our website was founded in 2001 on a small Geocities page and boasted a hits counter, guestbook and Blaze Fielding Tribute Page! In 2003 we moved from Geocities to our megadrivechamps domain. We are older than Twitter, Youtube, Myspace, Reddit and Facebook and outlived both the original Pylon of the Month and the Sega Sucks website (pictured left). It has been a long and bizarre on-line history and here we reflect on the evolution of the Mega Drive Championship website from its humble origins to the behemoth it is today.
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(13/06/14)
The Day Mega Drive Championshippery Died (Part 2)
In 2011 we saw the sad end of the Lisbon series of Mega Drive Championships in Portugal, although a spur event was held in the city of Porto in 2012. 2014 continues to mark the decline of the Mega Drive Championships, as, for the first time in 13-years, there will be no tournament in the UK. Marred by apathy and declining numbers, there has been a dramatic fall from grace from a series of events that just, 4-years ago, boasted dozens of members across the globe. With a sense of gloom we reflect on the future and wonder whether no Mega Drive Championship is better than a repeat of the 25th Tournament.
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