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

12/19/2015 7:01 AM PST

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.