Verbattle Open



Verbattle Open Online Debate Competition

Verbattle Open Online Debate Competition is open to participants aged 18 years and above in teams of 2.

Platform - Zoom Meet

Level 1 : SKIRMISH - SELECTION
• This round of 3 Leagues is for all the registered participants.
• 3 debates in all for a team
• 3 teams per debate
• 4 rounds per team per debate
• Time limit is 1 minute per round
• Timed automatically once the debate starts
• Overall list of statements will be announced 10 days prior to commencement .
• Each team participates in three debates with change of both opponent teams or at least one opponent team in the subsequent debates.
• Specific statements and stances with call numbers will be announced approximately 24 hours before the debate.
• Specific statements and stances with call numbers will be announced approximately 24 hours before the debate.
Goal : To select 9 teams for Level 2 – Confrontation

Level 2 : CONFRONTATION
• This is for the teams selected in Level 1 – Skirmish ( total of all 3 leagues )
• 3 teams per debate
• 4 rounds per team per debate
• Debate statement will be announced 1 hour prior to the commencement of a round
• Time limit is 1 minute per round
• Timed automatically once the debate starts
• List of statements for Confrontation will be announced after League results.
• Specific statements and stances with call numbers will be announced approximately 12 hours before the debate.
Goal : To select 3 teams for Level 3 - Face-Off

Level 3 : FACE-OFF - FINALS
• This is for the 3 teams selected in Level 2 - Confrontation
• 3 teams per debate
• 4 rounds per team per debate
• Time limit is 1 minute per round
• Timed automatically once the debate starts
• One debate statement given to each team 2 hour before the commencement of the round
• All statements applicable to all three teams will be disclosed 1hour prior to the commencement of the first debate.
• Each team debates FOR its statement and AGAINST the others’ statement in each of the 3 debates.
• Judges and audience round may also be added as found suitable
To select the winning team of the competition

Notifications
• It is recommended that the members of the team dress up in the same or similar clothes so it is easy to make out which two participants belong to the same team. Though this is recommended, it is not mandatory.
• How the teams interpret the statement is totally up to them. Teams may avoid asking the organizers to define or explain the statement. Comprehension and interpretation are very important in Verbattle.
• Please refer to the given debate statement as 'STATEMENT' only and nothing else.

Fee per team
2,000 INR for Indian candidates, and 35 USD/30 Euros for foreign candidates.

Please login to the website page : www.verbattle.com/open, and complete the registration process and email us the following details to events@verbattle.com:
• Filled registration form
• ID and age proof
• Soft copy of latest passport size photo
• Complete details of payment made ( payment success report, reference no. etc )


Participation fee to be paid to the following bank account:
Name : Verbattle FoundationBank : HDFC Bank
Account No : 50200001534480
Type : Current account
IFSC Code : HDFC0000261 : HDFC Bank, Jayanagar 3rd Block, Bengaluru
MICR CODE:560240012

Please Note
• Registration fees will not be refunded under any circumstances.
• Registered teams will not be permitted to change their co-team members after the registration of names
• Please refer the rules, terms & conditions as applicable to the Verbattle Open Online Debate Competition