LONDON, England, July 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ The Hundred turns Minecraft into kids’ dreams of a cricket stadium. | With the help of 10 creative kids, The Hundred, cricket’s newest competition that combines blockbuster entertainment with world-class cricket, has unveiled an immersive stadium built in Minecraft, the world’s biggest sandbox video game.
This idea came from 12-year-old Samuel. Kids from all over the country who like Minecraft were asked to enter The Hundred’s “Every Block Counts” competition. They had to design their ideal cricket stadium, with no limits on what it could include.
The entries from the young people who wanted to be Minecrafters were creative, and the top 10 designs had everything that was needed for the virtual stadium. The world was made in Minecraft space and has a see-through wicket, a rollercoaster, a rainbow arch, a moat with sea creatures, and a rooftop nature garden. This is the first sports stadium ever built on the world-famous gaming platform. It was built by kids who won a contest.
Now, anyone with a PC can go into the virtual stadium world and play around in it. Go to www.thehundred.com/every-block-counts to get the stadium.
Children who won and what they wrote:
- Polly, New Malden, featuring a boundary moat and glass floors
- Ethan, Broadstairs, featuring a spaceship stadium with fireworks
- Samuel, Broadstairs, featuring a pool with sea creatures
- Rosie, Castleford, featuring disco lights
- Joe, Poulton-Le-Fylde, featuring a giant scoring hand
- Ben, Carnforth, featuring a rooftop nature garden
- Joseph, Notting Hill, featuring a huge main stage for entertainment
- Samuel, Leeds, featuring funfair elements including a rollercoaster
- Thea, Newmarket, featuring a rainbow-coloured arch
- Isaac, Bexleyheath, featuring cricket ball VIP boxes
The shortlisted winners impressed a judging panel, including Birmingham Phoenix player and gaming aficionado Issy Wong and Minecraft wiz and Founder of BlockWorks, James Delaney.
Issy Wong said this about the start of the world: “We got submissions that were better than we could have imagined, and the final build is a real blockbuster cricket stadium. It’s been amazing to be a part of this project. This is another first for The Hundred, which keeps pushing the boundaries of sport and entertainment.”
“I knew I had to do something colorful as soon as I read the assignment. The arch over the stadium is shaped like a rainbow to honor different cultures “said Thea, the 12-year-old winner. Rosie, the 8-year-old winner, said “In Minecraft, you can let your mind go crazy! I chose to have sea creatures swim around the field.”
The Hundred is back for its second year, with blockbuster movies that are good for the whole family and fast-paced cricket. The games for men and women start on August 3 and August 11. Visit thehundred.com to find out more.