Largest game of capture the flag: UC Irvine breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
IRVINE, CA, USA -- As part of Welcome Week, the Associated Students of UC Irvine arranged and hosted an attempt to break the Guinness World Records record for the largest game of capture the flag; with 2,888 participants in their game they broke the record.
Photo: As part of Welcome Week, the Associated Students of UCI arranged and hosted an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest game of capture the flag. They broke the record with 2,888 participants in their game. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most different flags flown simultaneously is 240 and was achieved at an event organised by Rotary International District 5950 (USA) at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA on 16 May 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most national flags identified in one minute; it is 104, and was achieved by Sweetluck Insan (India) at the True Shop and Dine Restaurant, Sirsa, India, on 10 August 2015. The game of capture the flag had students split into two teams, blue and gold. Before the battle began, the two teams lined up on opposite sides of the field.
A line was designated down the middle of the grounds, and flags were staked all across both team's territories. The object of the game? To cross into the opponent's land and return with their flag without getting tagged by the enemy.
The number of student participants was measured by how many blue and gold shirts were given that afternoon and by how many players entered the field through a turnstile.