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We are selecting 12 Ingress Agents -- 6 from each faction -- to participate in Ingress Prime: Operation Ko Lan. Operation Ko Lan is an intensely physical competition to retrieve a Prime Object: a powerful object of unknown origin. This Prime Object will be a vital asset in understanding the true fabric of the universe, allowing the Faction which controls it to affect humanity's future during Abaddon Prime. The selected Agents will travel to the island of Ko Lan in Thailand for this competition. Travel, food, and lodging expenses to participate in Operation Ko Lan will be paid for by Niantic. Keep an eye on for more information in the coming weeks and months.

In order to qualify for Operation Ko Lan, agents will need to participate in Prime Challenges. These are special Ingress competitions that occur at primary XM Anomaly sites. Agents will compete in Prime Challenges in squads of six (6). Agents whose squads finish a Prime Challenge in the top three of their faction's squads will be eligible to apply for Operation Ko Lan.

After completing the Prime Challenge requirement, eligible Agents must:
- Confirm their availability to travel and participate in Operation Ko Lan on April 11-15, 2019 in Thailand.
- Fill out a form giving their squad name and Agent names. Squad members must have qualified in at least one of the Prime Challenges.
- Submit a short (2-3 minute) video showcasing their individual personalities, real-world physical skills, Ingress enthusiasm, and strong team dynamic.
- Submit a short (1-2 minute) video about building your community: the friends and Ingress family you've helped to create in your city, and any community activities you would like to showcase, especially community service.
- Apply no later than February 1, 2019 at 5pm PST (UTC -8).

Note: Applying as a squad of six is recommended, but if not all agents are available, the squad may include agents from other eligible squads, or if needed, apply with a minimum of four eligible agents. The submission form will be provided by Niantic to eligible squads.

Register and sign up for a Prime Challenge at an upcoming event here:
San Diego, CA, USA -
Sapporo, Japan -
Warsaw, Poland -
Philadelphia, PA, USA -
Linz, Austria -
Singapore -

We will publish more information as it becomes available to

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