Now in its fifth year, Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament is a true test for those ready to bring their skills to the battle. The competition goes global in 16 cities, with 256 competitors and 48 winner competing in the fields of 3D, 2D, and motion design. Nerves will be tested as the clocked battle will showcase the most innovative designers who will create their work on stage in front of a live audience in multiple rounds. The audience will interact and are encouraged to tweet feedback as comments will be posted on the jumbotrons between rounds.

The competition takes place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC this Friday, October 16th. For those of you interested in attending can purchase tickets online for $15 from Going, or $20 at the door. For more information visit the Cut & Paste site for complete details. Peep the video below for a little tease.