Eddie Bravo and the rest of the team at 10th Planet have just announced the latest in a long line of team grappling events, one that follows a similar format to Kazushi Sakuraba’s Quintet: 10th Planet Team Duel. Bravo revealed this most recent promotion that he has spearheaded in a video on his official YouTube channel, where he has uploaded the entire preliminary rounds for the event. The event featured four teams of five grapplers who would fight for a ten-minute round, the winner staying on to compete against the next man from the opposite team.
Much like Quintet, and the recent Polaris Squads events, the rules dictated that if a match went the full length of time available without any submission, it would be declared a draw and both competitors would be eliminated. The only real distinctive difference between this event and the Quintet ruleset is that all submissions, including heelhooks, were legal and freely available to use. As this was just the preliminary round ahead of the main 10th Planet Team Duel event, it featured four teams all hailing from different 10th Planet gyms across the United States: El Paso, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.
It remains to be seen where this event will actually rank among the plethora of team grappling events that have come about over the last few years since Quintet took the world by storm. The preliminary event has given plenty of cause to feel enthusiastic about the future of the event however, and it’ll definitely be interesting to see how the main event plays out.