Hello folks! We at IGN eSports are interested in promoting some exceptional mapmakers with a new contest and subsequent tournament featuring the maps selected from the contest.
Who: Anyone who can make a map that is feasible for competitive play of the highest level!
What: Each person can submit up to three maps for consideration. The top 5 maps (as selected by IGN Pro League staff) will be used in an exhibition-style open tournament in November with cash prizes. The winning mapmakers (one person may win more than once!) will receive a bag of IPL merchandise including a t-shirt and other goodies. The top 2 maps will be added into the map pool for future IPL events like IPL Team Arena, IPL 4, and more! These mapmakers will receive even greater prizes from our sponsors, including computer hardware and peripherals! Astro earbuds, Razer keyboards, and N560GTX graphics cards from MSI will be up for grabs!
When: All map submissions are due by midnight on Monday, November 7th! Our open tournament that will showcase the five winning maps will take place on Saturday, November 12th!
Where: Please submit your actual map files and any image files of said maps (to make judging just that much easier) as attachments to email@example.com!
There are no hard and fast rules for this mapmaking competition, but PLEASE keep in mind that we are judging based on their potential use for high level 1v1 play. Natural expansions should not be able to be sieged from an enemy's main, mineral counts should be kept realistic, and the map should have no more than 4 possible spawning points. Creativity and innovation are encouraged, but please remain realistic with your entries. Having every base with rich mineral fields and 10,000 critters on the map are sure ways to have your map disqualified from contention. =P
More details about the open tournament will be posted once we have made our selections, so keep an eye on the SC2 Tourneys forum after November 8th for your chance to play on these sweet maps! Thanks, good luck, and have fun!
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