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Mapcore is proud to present the Top 10 Finalists of our Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Mapping Contest for original 5v5 bomb defusal maps AND hostage-rescue maps, powered by FACEIT! Each Top 10 Finalist Entry now has One Month to continue updating their level. ++ Top 10 Finalists, listed in Alphabetical Order: Anubis by Roald, Jakuza, jd40 ++ Basalt by Yanzl, 'RZL, Oliver ++ Chlorine by Lizard, TheWhaleMan ++ Graveyard by invalid nick ++ Ivory by Quadratic, QuotingMC ++ Jingshen by El Exodus, Freyja, Lefty ++ Mustang by Squad, Grapen ++ Mutiny by TanookiSuit3, JimWood, Huvaligen ++ Mocha by Bevster, tr0nic ++ Swamp by morozov, Bubkez ++ Victoria by synkope Honorable Mentions, in alphabetical order: In the (hopefully very) unlikely event any Top 10 Finalist is disqualified for failure to abide by our Contest Rules, these are the maps that may receive a second look. Bregov Cappadocia Feast Gongji Oasis Rampart Safi Zenith Congratulations to the Top 10 Finalists above! The final round of judging will commence on March 10th, 2020. Read more in our official Rules post.
Mapcore is now holding a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Mapping Contest for original 5v5 bomb defusal maps AND hostage-rescue maps, powered by FACEIT! Mapcore's Veteran Judges will be joined by CS:GO Guest Experts such as The WarOwl, Moses, Sadokist, DDK, James Bardolph, and Anders Blume! How to Enter Post a "Work In Progress" thread in Mapcore’s Official Event Forum! When you're ready, update your WIP thread with a link to your playable map's Gamebanana.com and/or Steam Workshop page. Your thread + playable map constitutes your entry to this contest! Submission Deadline Your playable map must be entered by NOVEMBER 30, 2017 at midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST). Judging Procedure Mapcore Judges FMPONE -- @FMPONE Puddy -- @puddpuddpudd TopHattWaffle -- @TopHattWaffle RZL - @RizzToTheIzzle Guest Experts Anders Blume -- @OnFireAnders James Bardolph -- @jamesbardolph Daniel "DDK" Kapadia -- @followddk Jason "Moses" O'Toole -- @OnFireMoses Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett -- @Sadokist WarOwl -- @TheWarOwl Mapcore will announce Contest Finalists on DECEMBER 10, 2017 To determine 10 Finalist maps, Mapcore Judges will rate Contest maps according to the following 100 point criteria, with all ratings tallied and given equal weight, and any ties broken by our Guest Experts: 40 points: Fun Factor (how well-designed is the map) 40 points: Visual/Thematic Presentation (how aesthetically sophisticated is the map) 20 points: Overall Polish (bug-free maps; maps with Soundscapes; maps which run smoothly; other determinations relating to quality) Finalist mappers will then have one month to make changes based on community feedback. (January 10th deadline to qualify for TOP 4 — submit by 11:59 PM EST) Top 4 Contest maps and the Grand Prize Winner will be declared in JANUARY, 2018 After one month has passed, Mapcore Judges and Guest Experts will rate every finalist map according to the same 100 point criteria above (Fun Factor, Visual/Thematic Presentation, Overall Polish), with all ratings tallied and given equal weight, and ties broken by Puddy. Mapcore will then declare the Top 4 Contest maps and our Grand Prize Winner! Contest Prizes Top 4 Contest Maps receive: Eternal Bragging Rights A Spotlight on Mapcore for 2 months (linking to each epic WIP thread) A Monetary Prize ($5,000 for First place; $3,000 for Second place; $1,500 for Third place; $500 for Fourth place) Map added to FACEIT platform for a time, playable for all users! **NEW** Special Valve prizes! (CS:GO/Valve merchandise) Contest Rules Entry into this Contest is free of charge for all. Your entry must be a playable map for the PC version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Remakes (maps of the same name and design of an existing map released for public download), sequels (e.g. de_dust3), and spiritual successors (new name for an old layout) can NOT be entered. Maps that were under creation prior to the announcement of this Contest can be entered, as long as a complete map version (layout and art) has not been released for public download. Map entries must be submitted to the Steam Workshop and/or Gamebanana.com, as well as the Mapcore WIP forum before the deadline. Map authors are free to share their map on any other websites or services they wish, however the map must remain free to download. Multiple map entries are permitted, however each entry will be judged for its own particular quality. Map entries created by teams are permitted, however entrants will have to agree how to split any prizes awarded prior to prize claim and dispatch. Changes or updates to Workshop maps will not be considered after November 30, 2017 (for Top 10) and January 10, 2018 (for Top 4). Do NOT update your Workshop map after the deadline. Mapcore forum rules must be obeyed. All custom textures, models, etc. must be embedded into the map's .bsp file (FREE TUTORIAL AND TOOL). Assets must also comply with Steam Workshop guidelines. Map authors must be able to accept cash payments. Winners of hardware and physical products will be required to provide a valid shipping address. Judges, Experts, and individuals associated with organizing this contest CANNOT enter nor provide material assistance to map entrants. If a Finalist entry is disqualified due to violation of these rules, all applicable winnings will be directed to the next highest-rated map. Void where prohibited. Contest Eligibility 1. Participant eligibility: This Contest is open to any individual, or teams of individuals, provided they comply with the following: Participants must not be an Employee or Official Staff Member of the “Organizer” (Mapcore) or “Sponsors” (FACEIT). Participants must not have taken part in the preparation, judging, or official announcement of this Contest. Participants must not be a direct relative, spouse, direct employee, romantic partner or business partner of any of the above. 2. Legal Age: This Contest is open to any individuals who meet the above “participant eligibility” criteria. In the event that a participant who has not reached the legal age in his/her state wins one or more prizes, he/she must provide contact details for the legal guardian who will claim the prize(s). Prize Disclaimer FACEIT will be providing/sponsoring Prize revenue. Mapcore assumes no responsibility. THANK YOU to our AMAZING COMMUNITY! And to our INCREDIBLE Sponsor: https://twitter.com/FACEIT
Participants have from the 15th of September 2016 until Midnight (GMT) on the 22nd of December 2016 to create, test and upload an original or Day of Defeat inspired map for Day of Infamy (www.dayofinfamy.com) Prize Structure 1st place $3,000 cash Map included officially in game Corsair Hardware Void Surround Sound Headphones Strafe Keyboard Katar Mouse M330 Mouse Pad All Wall Worm Source Modelling Tools 2nd place $1,500 cash Corsair Hardware Strafe Keyboard Katar Mouse M330 Mouse Pad All Wall Worm Source Modelling Tools 3rd place $1,000 cash Corsair Hardware Katar Mouse M330 Mouse Pad All Wall Worm Source Modelling Tools 4th place $500 cash Corsair Hardware Katar Mouse M330 Mouse Pad All Wall Worm Source Modelling Tools (*All prizes are subject to participant eligibility. No cash value. The contest Organizers and Sponsors reserve the right to change or remove the prize structure at any point with or without reason.) Sub-Prizes In addition to the prizes stated above, GameBanana will also be offering a sub-prize for the best development blog, work in progress or tutorial created throughout the process. This is an entirely optional part of the contest and is open to members of all communities. To enter simply create either a development blog / work in progress page OR a level design tutorial / guide for Day of Infamy on either GameBanana, MapCore or the Insurgency Forums. Entries must be uploaded on or before Midnight (GMT) on the 22nd of December 2016, and include “[DoI Contest]” in the title. Entries will be judged by members of the GameBanana team, as they appeared at the deadline.. No changes or updates are permitted during the judging phase. Rules and Frequently asks Questions The submission must be a playable map for the PC version of Day of Infamy. Remakes of existing maps are not allowed, however maps inspired by classic DoD maps are encouraged. Entries must be submitted to the Day of Infamy mapping contest section of BOTH GameBanana.com and the Steam Workshop before the deadline. Multiple entries are permitted, however submissions will be judged on individual quality rather than quantity. Team based entries are permitted, however the entrants will have to agree how to split any prizes awarded, prior to prize claim and dispatch. It is essential to thoroughly test your submission before the deadline as entries cannot be modified during the judging phase. Exceptions: Changes to the submission profile are permitted after the deadline, provided they are purely aesthetic and that the map file does not change. (E.g. Editing the description / screenshots) Maps that were under creation prior to the announcement of this contest can be entered, provided a completed version has not been released for public Download. All custom textures, models or code must be contained within the download file or embedded into the .bsp. Authors are free to share their content on any other websites or services they wish, however the file must remain free to download and play, without requiring membership or payment. If the submission is distributed on an external website or service, it must clearly state that the submission was created for the "GameBanana / MapCore Day of Infamy Mapping Contest 2016”. Authors must be able to accept cash payments via paypal and will be required to fill in a prize claim form prior to payment. Winners of hardware and physical products will also be required to provide a valid shipping address. Judges and individuals associated with organising this contest cannot enter or assist entrants. Entries must clearly state which game mode the level is designed for. Eligibility Participant eligibility: The “GameBanana / MapCore Day of Infamy Mapping Contest 2016” is open to any individual, or teams of individuals, provided they comply with the following: Participants may not be an employee of the “Organiser” or “Sponsors”. Participants may not have taken part in the preparation or announcement of this Contest. Participants may not be a direct relative, spouse, direct employee, or long term partner of any of the above definitions (a - c). Legal Age: This contest is open to any individual who meet the above “participant eligibility” criteria. In the event of participant who has not reached the legal age in his/her state winning one or more prizes defined below, he/she must provide contact details for the legal guardian who will claim the prize(s). Submitting TWO (2) copies of the map are required for this contest, and must be uploaded on or before the deadline. The primary version (used for judging) must be submitted to GameBanana.com and placed in the “Day of Infamy > Mapping Contest 2016” category. http://gamebanana.com/maps/cats/8989 The second version must be uploaded to the Day of Infamy Steam Workshop http://steamcommunity.com/app/447820/workshop/ No changes to the downloadable file can be made during the judging phase. Please remember to ensure that all relevant custom content is included, and that your map is thoroughly tested. Judging Criteria Maps will be judged by the developers at New World along with the staff at MapCore and GameBanana. Each map will be scored on the following categories, and given a total score out of 100. Gameplay (40 marks) Visuals (30 marks) Originality (15 marks) Performance / Optimization (15 marks)