For many years, the beginning of May for the entire world HMB community marks the time of the HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations – new travels, the best fights, vivid memories. After 10 years of its existence, the Championship has reached an incredible scale and it was decided to hold it once every two years. It means that the 11th World Championship will be held in 2021.
However, 2020 also will not be wasted! On May 1, the Battle of the Nations: TotalRecall marathon started on the BotN socials. Here, well-known HMB fighters, captains and country representatives share their memories of their first HMB World Champ. Hundreds of photos are posted on Instagram with the special hashtag #TotalRecall. We can find here the very first Battle of the Nations 2010 and the Championship of 2019.
“This was a truly significant event for the entire Ukrainian reconstruction movement”- Artem Beregovyi, the combat captain of the Taurus UA team and the team Ukraine 2 for buhurts at the HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations 2019 recalls his first Battle of the Nations.
In 2015, the Battle of the Nations became part of life of the current head of the Communication Committee Esther Veldstra from the Netherlands:
“I had no idea what I was getting into. It was amazing and terrifying and exhilarating and overwhelming. I should never have jumped in like that. It was madness. Best decision I ever made!” she recalls.
The HMB World Championship of the 2019 was the first in the life of Kyrguz fighter Bogdan Sbitnev, who was the representative of his country, but plans to bring a full-fledged national team to the Battle of the Nations in the coming years:
“There are a lot of things to think about after the Championship. I could not believe that it happened to me, that it was already over, that I was there …. Nevertheless, I believe that if you are here – you have already won! ”
And a countless number of memories – funny and sad stories can tell any HMB fighter who at least once took part in the Battle of the Nations. In the planned series of articles and online streams, fighters, marshals, and organizers are sharing their memories.