An old abandoned village in Northern Italy has become a massive playground for over one hundred competitive players

While Consonno has been a ghost town for many years, it doesn’t mean that the competition will be about seeking the supernatural. Due to the beautiful and meaningful history of the village, Giorgio Moratti, one of the organizers, was won over instantly. The abandoned buildings make for great hiding spots.

“Looking at those fields, we immediately imagined they’d be perfect to play hide and seek! And that was the beginning,” Moratti told Quartz.

The Nascondino World Championship has grown tremendously in six years. It initially started with only 15 teams and now, the competition will be joined by 64 teams. Yes, the inhabited village will be home to 64 teams with five members each, and there’s no doubt that Consonno will restore its life once again even if it’s short-lived.

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