As I remember of the story line, each country would send their champion to jungle island to fight it out in a 'winner take all' battle with other country's champions instead of their respective countries going to full scale war. The hero of the story carried two M16s attached together to form a quad M16. The combatants set different jungle traps and snares like pungi sticks, etc. to injure or eliminate their foes and they sleep in the trees. I think they get a 'care package' dropped off to each but can't be sure.
Kind of like the 2007 Steve Austin movie, 'The Condemned' but with soldiers instead of prisoners.