Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Direct your attention to the video at the top of this post for the most outrageous sporting spectacle in Star Wars: The Old Republic: Huttball!

When the Sith Empire and the Republic get tired of shooting each other dead and hacking off limbs with glowing swords, they need to let off a little steam. And what better way to relax after a hard day of dying than some more dying, only this time with a ball involved?

Huttball is an arena sport in which two teams try to get a ball into the other team's goal. It's essentially capture the flag, only the flag can be tossed back and forth, and the field is littered with entertaining death traps. Not only can Imperial teams face off against Republic teams, players can take on teams from their own faction as well.

That's right, Jedi versus Jedi, Sith versus Sith! The Bounty Hunter has become the bounty hunted!

I could see myself getting way too into this. Perhaps I already have.


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