If you’ve ever wondered if people in the world of Star Wars play sports that don’t involve repulsorcraft racing, we now know that they play at least one: Blitzball.
No, you didn’t get that wrong – it’s called Blitzball, you know, the underwater hockey-like sport played by Tidus, Wakka, and others in Final Fantasy X. That’s because it’s in the canonized novel Star Wars: Brotherhood, which deals with the relationship between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, a reference is made to the fact that Blitzball is being played at a local lake. How do we know it’s the Blitzball from Final Fantasy X? Well, the author of brotherhoodMike Chen is the person who revealed this fun detail, as reported by GamesRadar.
“There is a reference to a sport called blitzball being played at a local lake. Blitzball is basically underwater hockey played as a mini-game in Final Fantasy X. As a former NHL writer, I loved Blitzball incredibly and spent hours winning leagues.”
#6: There is a reference to a sport called blitzball being played at a local lake. Blitzball is basically underwater hockey played as a mini-game in Final Fantasy X. As a former NHL writer, I loved Blitzball immensely and spent hours winning leagues. pic.twitter.com/uad4uIMcrA
— Mike Chen – LIGHT YEARS FROM HOME is out now! (@mikechenwriter) May 17, 2022
As you can see, Chen was apparently such a huge fan of the sport that he included a reference to it in his canonical Star Wars novel. Does anyone have a lightsaber that looks like Caladbolg?
If you are interested in others brotherhood Easter eggs like this, Chen has a whole thread dedicated to them on Twitter.
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Who do you think would be better at Blitzball – Anakin Skywalker or Obi-Wan Kenobi? Let us know your answer in the comments below!
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