Thursday night saw the semi-final of the Secret Wars Euroleague take place in London at the Village Underground. I’ve been following the series since it kicked off in the early part of the year, a journey which has taken me to various cities across the UK and Europe, including Hamburg back in March, so its pretty exciting to see the Euroleague nearing it’s climax.
The semi-final saw a slight change in the usual Secret Wars format, with 4 teams of three battling at the same time across a single white wall. Lisbon faced Amsterdam at one end while the London took on Birmingham at the other. The battle kicked off a little after 10pm and everyone got stuck in right away. It was a close one for most of the 90 minutes, but as the battle neared its close, the work of the teams from Amsterdam and Birmingham shone through. Amsterdam’s piece depicted an alien robot army tearing apart the streets of Lisbon, while Birmingham chose something a little closer to home for their assault on the London team with their “Jack The Rip-Off” and “Prick Lane” references.
Both the crowd and judges were in agreement, and the Amsterdam and Birmingham teams came out on top, meaning they’ll face each other in the to be announced final later this year. We look forward to seeing what the Secret Wars team and the artists from both cities have in store for the finale. Take a look at some photos below and check out Secret Wars to stay informed.
Photography by Jenna Foxton for The Daily Street.