FISU is bringing back #MascotMonday, this time with talismans from individual universities ©FISU

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) is bringing back its "#MascotMonday" campaign on social media - this time pitting the mascots of individual universities against one another.

University sport fans were able to vote for their favourite World University Games mascot last year, with Bravo, the bear mascot from the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade, emerging victorious.

Eight university mascots have been chosen for the next bracket, which will get underway on Monday.

Voting will happen on FISU's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

The eight mascots represent universities from four continents.

Three are Canadian - True Blue, the University of Toronto's beaver, Victor the eagle from Laval University and The Gaiter, an alligator who represents Bishop's University and is a nod to the gaiters which bishops would historically wear on their legs.

Victor and True Blue will meet in the quarter-finals.

The wild cats Dän and Maju are the mascots for the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro in Mexico, and are joined in the bracket by the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México mascot Kuako, a horse.

Hoepie, a University of Johannesburg hoopoe, which is a bird native to South African, Rambo the ram from New Zealand's Lincoln University and Berti the lion from the University of Wuppertal in Germany complete the eight hopefuls.

There will be a poll each Monday until only one mascot remains.