Originally Posted by IceKyurem
URPG had contests, and I'm pretty sure that ASBL had them too before. Also, I'm just guessing this, but didn't URPG before ASBL did?
ASBL's Contest structure was completely unique from URPG, and the idea was not pretty much yoinked from URPG, but inspired by the existence of Contests in the anime, and a desire to express that creative spark that anime coordinators had that battles simply could not satisfy. Not comparable.