A real life 'Hunger Games' is coming to Russian television. It's called "Game2: Winter", and will reportedly drop 3...
A real life 'Hunger Games' is coming to Russian television. It's called "Game2: Winter", and will reportedly drop 30 male and female contestants into the Siberian wilderness and allow them to compete against each other for the grand prize of $1.65 million. The only catch? You have to survive for nine months in the Russian wilderness that gets as cold as -40 Celsius. However, the cold is likely the least of the contestants worries; as the show bills it self that rape and murder are legal. In fact, "everything is allowed", says their Facebook page.
Game2: Winter will air April 1st, 2018, and provide a 24/7 reality TV experience chronicling each day of 30 male and female contestants. The events for contestants really begins July 1st, 2017, where they'll be dropped into the Siberian wilderness, and have to survive for a total of nine months. The grand prize of $1.65 million is definitely appealing, however, the show does have some extensive requirements for who is allowed to participate. Contestants must be over 18, and pronounced mentally "sane" before competing. Additionally, you'll have to pay 10 million rubles ($171,316 USD) - or voted in by the viewers. It's an eerily, real life version of the drama Hunger Games, where 24 contestants battled it out with axes and knives until just one was left standing.
The men and women who will compete on the show have been given special survival training by former GRU Spetsnaz operatives, a group that used to work under Russia's military intelligence service. It's similar to the idea when the 24 'Hunger Games' contestants often went through military like training before their departure into the wilderness. The current contestants are view able online, and you can even vote for ones you want to see on TV.
There will be no camera crew, however, cameras will be set up throughout the wilderness and recording 24/7.
Game2: Winter was organized by 35-year old Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, who said that all participants will have to sign a release of liability waiver in case they are injured or die during the 9 month period. In the frequently asked question section of their Facebook page, the TV show said that rules of game include ""fights, alcohol, murder, rape, smoking, anything at all" but contestants must "obey the laws of the Russian Federation".
That last line has some wondering how the show will go about, if the contestants must obey Russian laws, how can they win the game? It seems to be scenario that is left up to the contestant if they want to risk it, however, Pyatkovsky warns that the Russian police may "come and get you" if you violate Russian law.
Over 2,000 hidden cameras will be placed along the over 100 acre course, and contestants will be allowed 100kg of equipment to take with them. Contestants are also allowed to form teams, or try and survive on their own. And, just like in the Hunger Games, viewers will be allowed to donate gifts to their favorite contestants.
The grande winner will receive the grand prize of over 100 million rubles, or $1.3 million. However, the show says if there's more than one winner the prize money will be split up accordingly. If.