The organisation was responsible for creating a standardised competitive playing arena & set of rules formats which has allowed athletes from around the world to train & compete in international competitions. The most recent of these competitions was WCT USA October 2020, and previous to that, WCT held WCT4 (the World Championships) in August 2019 in London featuring teams from Japan, Spain, France, USA and the UK.
The competitions have gained enormous interest from around the globe via social media platforms and WORLD CHASE TAG™ has supported the evolution being developed via parkour gyms & clubs in each region to grow the game.
Since 2017, WCT has been working with international partners to licence the staging of official WCT competitions in countries & regions around the globe. The goal over the next 12 months is for these regional events to act as qualifiers which earn the winning teams automatic entry into the WCT International events.
Currently, both male and female athletes compete together in a single unified league.
It was formed in 2011 by brothers Christian and Damien Devaux, after a game of Tag between Christian and his son, Orlando, in their back garden.
The guys set to work on designing the ultimate course dimensions & scale of obstacles in order to perfectly balance the chase between the Evader & Chaser. This playing arena is known as The Quad.
The Devaux Brothers staged extensive test sessions to experiment with the effect of changing small elements of each Quad design to measure how it impacted an athlete’s ability to evade a tag. In doing so they were able to develop an ‘EQ’ calculation (a term coined by Jason Matten) which, by adding or removing certain elements of any Quad design, could tweak the level of difficulty. This has enabled them to create multiple Quad designs at a variety of sizes which can be adapted easily to switch between a professional competition standard, or to accommodate lesser abilities of amateurs & children while still delivering an evenly balanced chase.
The 12m square fixed perimeter Quad has become the world standard for official competitions. But WCT is excited by the ways that fans around the world have created their own Quads using whatever elements they have at hand. This creativity and viral assimilation extends Chase Tag’s™ gameplay into every school & gym allowing anyone to to find their own unique ‘place to chase’!
The rules governing Chase Tag™ has created an exciting new entry point for kids to engage in fitness & activity by inspiring them to create their own Quad from whatever space and obstacles they can find around them. Indoors or outdoors, in a school playground or out on a farm, kids are inventively creating their own unique quads and rediscovering the simple game of tag – everyone knows the rules & anyone can play.
WCT have hosted events and meet-ups around the world and footage of their competitions has received more than 375 million views online. They have featured on numerous TV networks including ESPN, BBC, NBC, Fuji TV, NHK and Fox Sports; and their competitions have been contested by the biggest names in Parkour, Freerunning and Ninja Warrior.
If you wish to stage your own Chase Tag™ competition, there are a variety of levels in which WCT can support, from an exhibition status, through to a recognised WCT competition with official status as part of the WORLD CHASE TAG™ pyramid of events that becomes an official ‘Qualifying Event’ for future WCT international competitions.
WCT own the patent to the Chase Tag™ Timing System and the standardised and copyrighted rules and formats are used by WCT affiliate organisations in countries around the world, including France, India, Japan, China, Korea, Australia, Canada, the USA and Columbia.
The WCT custom built 12m x 12m Quad is an integral part of the gameplay and has been tested by some of the best Parkour athletes and Ninja Warrior competitors. Over the past eight years (during the numerous events and countless research and test sessions) the Quad has evolved into the perfect arena to create some of the most exciting, compelling and original sporting content. For Quad enquiries including Quad sales, please contact WCT via the contacts page.
Further Chase Tag™ licensing opportunities are available throughout the world relating to activations, content marketing, branded content, and partnerships. Please contact WCT via the contacts page.