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    Mapcore got a reaction from Interfearance in [CS:GO] Exotic Places Contest TOP 10 FINALISTS   
    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.
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    Top 10 Finalists, listed in Alphabetical Order:
    Anubis

    by Roald, Jakuza, jd40
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    Basalt

    by Yanzl, 'RZL, Oliver
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    Chlorine

    by Lizard, TheWhaleMan
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    Graveyard

    by invalid nick
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    Ivory

    by Quadratic, QuotingMC
    ++
    Jingshen

    by El Exodus, Freyja, Lefty
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    Mustang

    by Squad, Grapen
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    Mutiny

    by TanookiSuit3, JimWood, Huvaligen
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    Mocha

    by Bevster, tr0nic
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    Swamp

    by morozov, Bubkez
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    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.
     
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    Mapcore got a reaction from mtchromatic in [CS:GO] Exotic Places Contest TOP 10 FINALISTS   
    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.
     
  3. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from That50'sGuy in [CS:GO] Exotic Places Contest TOP 10 FINALISTS   
    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.
     
  4. Awesome
    Mapcore got a reaction from El Moroes in [CS:GO] Exotic Places Contest TOP 10 FINALISTS   
    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.
     
  5. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from zombi in [CS:GO] Exotic Places Contest TOP 10 FINALISTS   
    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.
     
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    Mapcore got a reaction from Loafsy in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  7. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from Pancakesandsyrup123 in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  8. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from Ubuska in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  9. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from gav in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  10. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from Smileytopin in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  11. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from AlexM in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  12. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from 2d-chris in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  13. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from Plat in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  14. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from RaLeX in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  15. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from Squad in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  16. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from Ringel in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  17. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from slavikov4 in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  18. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from JimWood in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  19. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from catfood in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  20. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from Gauss in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  21. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from OrnateBaboon in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  22. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from CWardee in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  23. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from Joy in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
  24. Like
    Mapcore got a reaction from blackdog in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
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    Mapcore got a reaction from TheOnlyDoubleF in Mapcore's CS:GO Mapping Contest 2017   
    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
     
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