Chelsea Footballers Get Their Kicks Battling Space Invaders

Chelsea footballers battle space invadersLet’s hope if 8-bit pixelated aliens ever do attack the earth in nice organized rows, that we’ll have more than professional football players to protect us from certain doom.

Four members of Chelsea FC; David Luiz, Branislav Ivanovic, Paulo Ferreira and Nicolas Anelka, were challenged by online sports book provider 188Bet to battle a building-sized version of the classic 1980s video game. The video game was projected on to a warehouse wall in Battersea, London and the four footballers took turns kicking balls at the attacking aliens.

We’ve seen a lot of these 3D projections over the past few years, but few have featured interactivity from real world objects. This example raises the ante for other projection installations.

Nicolas Anelka came out on top and won £1,500 to donate to a charity of his choice.

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