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Believe it or not, we’re living in a world that is putting on their own “Hunger Games”-esque contest. Per Deadline, “Game2: Winter,” a new Siberian reality survival show, is reportedly allowing its contestants to commit crimes, including rape and murder, for a chance to win $1.6 million.
The nine-month survival test, created by entrepreneur Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, will strand 30 contestants in the -104 degree Fahrenheit Siberian wilderness and will stream the event 24/7 online.
“Each contestant gives consent that they could be maimed, even killed. 2000 cameras, 900 hectares and 30 lives,” reads an official ad for the show. “Everything is allowed. Fighting, alcohol, murder, rape, smoking, anything.”
Pyatkovsky stated that potential participants must sign a waiver, acknowledging that they could be raped or killed. Though the Russian police warns that they will come and take them away should they commit crimes. “We are on the territory of Russia, and obey the laws of the Russian Federation.”
Contestants must be mentally sane and at least 18 years old to participate. Once selected, they will receive survival training from Russia’s elite former GRU Spetznaz operatives and be permitted knives, but no guns. No filming crews will be on-site, rather the area will have 2,000 cameras and each contestant will carry their own recording device. So far 60 people, including one American, have applied. All we can say is, may the odds be ever in their favor.