'Star Wars' Lightsaber Battle Rages in L.A.

12/19/2015 7:01 AM PST

'Star Wars' -- Lightsaber Battle Rages in L.A.

Thousands of people armed with intergalactic weapons gathered in downtown L.A. Friday night for an epic "Star Wars" battle.

The crowd was there for The Light Battle, a charity event.   It was a raging competition because similar crowds gathered for The Light Battle in Toronto and NYC, all battling to shatter a world record for a single lightsaber fight.

L.A. outnumbered the 2 cities ... no word yet on whether there's a new world's record holder.