Hey everyone! If you'll remember my NARBA and IRBC threads, I introduced a brand new sport called roller bowling, and it is exactly what it sounds like: 10-pin bowling on roller skates. The NARBA thread was for all the teams in the United States and Canada, 36 in all, and it was using an old Paint template. The IRBC thread expanded the sport into 128 teams in 60+ countries around the globe with a new Illustrator template. This thread will introduce you to the countries that are taking part in the IRBC Nations Cup. Unlike the IRBC World Cup, which is for the 128 clubs and takes place every year, the competition for the Nations Cup takes place every three years.
Before making the uniforms for these national teams, I set out some requirements for a country to participate in the Nations Cup:
1. If a country has more than one team within its borders, then it automatically qualifies for participation.
2. If a country has only one team within its borders, then that team must have participated in the WRA/IRBC for more than one season in order to qualify for participation.
Special cases:Now as seen in the IRBC thread, there is one team, the Baltic Alliance Javelins, that even though it's in one country, it actually represents three countries. Each of those countries gets to participate as separate countries in the Nations Cup because the team has existed for more than one season.
Also, since Singapore is considered a city-state and not a country, they are not qualified for participation, even though they have a team in the Singapore Crows.
This narrowed down the list of countries from 60+ to these 48 countries:
Great Britain (or the United Kingdom)
I will present these teams six at the time in alphabetical order starting right below, just to give you a taste of what is to come.
The new logo above was on their Twitter page since last week, but today is the first time I've seen it on TV, so here y'all go. Logo TV is Viacom's answer to NBC Universal's Bravo, in case y'all don't get it on TV.