Daredevil Tournaments are chaotic and messy Task competitions that challenge teams of friends to carry out mischievous tasks. Teams use their phones to send pictures to online judges to get points, the team with the most points wins.
The Daredevil Project was started by Double World Record holding (mis)Adventurer (and ESC Hero https://www.escapethecity.org/users/42703
), Paul Archer on returning from driving a London Black Cab around the World. During and after the expedition, countless people commented on how they wished they could find the time to go on a similar trip and have mischievous scrapes and adventures along the way. After many (many!) hours thinking about this on the road, the idea for a road trip to Moscow that could be done in people's own cars and within a 2 week holiday was formed. But this wasn't enough - a catalyst for mischief was needed - so a dare and task competition element was added.
However, it soon became clear that the dare competition element and the unique tasks were all that were needed for a bit of mischief. People could have these excellent adventures in their own towns on nights out with friends simply by competing - no need for cars, visas or holiday -
...and so the Daredevil Project was born.
The mixture of booze, silliness, Tasks and adventures is something most people are familier with. However, bar 'scavenger hunts' have never been commercialised without becoming either exceptionally lame or too anarchic to run as a business. In the past two years smartphones have became a ubiquitous possession for most of the population, allowing sending pictures and videos to judges to become possible from anywhere. This, combined with Social media and the unique Daredevil Vague Tasks that allow players to be creative and only do what they're comfortable with, was the birth of the Daredevil Tournament.
The concept of the Daredevil Tournament was initially prototyped with events in November 2012. These were a great success and the company was formed soon after. Since then, further events and prototype ideas around the concept were tested and the Daredevil Tournament in it's present form took form.