What would happen if there were a competition that was about nothing more than the competition itself. And that was exactly the point. The Dragon and the Rose is an experiment in the psychology of competition. It is a world-wide battle with neither prize nor penalty, where everyone using the app is a competitor on equal footing. By choosing a champion, you will be siding with many others, and competing with just as many more. It's ridiculously simple, strangely compelling.