GAMING WIZARDS SWITCH UP THEIR RIVALRY!
On screen rivals Tom Felton and Matt Lewis reunited to battle it out in a series of sporting matches on Nintendo Switch Sports at London’s Westfield White City today.
The duo juked[RC1] it out in front of a crowd of onlookers, which saw the cinematic rivals go toe-to-toe, reminiscent of their past on screen fictional rivalry.
Onlookers witnessed Felton and Lewis compete in a ‘best of three’ across a variety of sports featured in Nintendo Switch Sports – the follow up game to Wii Sports, which allows players to use real-world movements to compete in six sports, including Football, Tennis, Bowling, Badminton, Volleyball and Chambara.
Tom Felton said:
“We know fans loved our fictional rivalry and so do myself and Matt. It’s always a pleasure to reunite, especially when we get to have some friendly competition over some really fun games, rather than being hard at work on set.”
Matt Lewis said:
“It’s been such great fun to reunite with Tom today and settle some old scores. I love that we still have a friendly rivalry between us, and it was great to play that out with a game of the new Nintendo Switch Sports here at Westfield today.”
Nicolas Wegnez from Nintendo UK said:
“Nintendo Switch Sports is a game that brings family and friends together to revel in friendly revelries. Tom & Matt are great friends despite their fictional rivalry and their competitiveness really played out today using real-world movements within the six sports available in the game. They both really put their sports skills to the test and most importantly had a great fun playing together.
As the successor to Wii Sports which took the world by storm sixteen years ago anyone can from today revisit Wii Sports rivalries with friends and family on the same Nintendo Switch console or seek out new ones through online play”.
The launch follows survey results by the brand which reveals the greatest sporting rivalries of all time.
Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe’s (22%) long-running tennis rivalry topped the poll of 2,000 Brits. The two tennis stars played head-to-head 14 times between 1978 and 1981, competing in the biggest tennis tournaments around the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo versus Lionel Messi (20%) came second in the poll. The footballer’s rivalry has seen them battle for the prestigious Ballon d’or trophy, with Messi taking the title nine times and Ronaldo, six.
England football team versus Germany (19%) was the third most popular choice, with Muhammed Ali versus Joe Frazier (18%), and more recent tennis opposition, Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal (16%), completing the top five.
The top ten greatest sporting rivalries of all time are revealed as:
1.Bjorn Bjorg vs John McEnroe (22%)
2. Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi (20%)
3. England vs Germany (Football) (19%)
4. Muhammed Ali vs Joe Frazier, (18%)
5. Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal (16%)
6. Nigel Benn vs Chris Eubank (13%)
7. Roy Keane vs Patrick Vieira (12%)
8. Oxford vs Cambridge (Rowing) (12%)
9. Liverpool vs Manchester United (12%)
10. Ayrton Senna vs Alain Prost (12%)
As well as real life rivalries , close to one in six Brits (15%) love to see fictional rivalry taking place on TV & in film, with one of the greatest fictional rivalries of all time, Harry Potter versus Voldemort (23%) topping the poll & competition between Gryffindor and Slytherin (14%) made the top ten.
Competitive love rivals in the Bridget Jones films Mark Darcey vs Daniel Cleaver (18%) took second place.
The top ten greatest fictional rivalries of all time are revealed as:
1. Voldemort vs Harry Potter (23%)
2. Mark Darcy vs Daniel Cleaver (Bridget Jones) (18%)
3. Captain America and Iron Man (15%)
4. James Bond vs Blofeld (14%)
5. Gryffindor vs Slytherin (14%)
6. Batman vs Joker (14%)
7. Superman vs Batman (13%)
8 Regina George vs Janice Ian (Mean Girls) (11%)
9. Godzilla vs King Kong (10%)
10. Darth Vader/Annakin Skywalker vs Obi Wan (10%)
When it comes to how the nation enjoy rivalry, it’s a family affair, with the majority of Brits revelling in competition through their loved ones (46%) as well as online (21%).
Nintendo Switch Sports is available exclusively for Nintendo Switch at all major retailers and on My Nintendo Store on 29th April 2022