As I mentioned there were LOADS of great maps therefore before we go on to the winners I'd just like to give an honorable mention to a few of the runners up which narrowly missed out on the cash prizes! The judges were very impressed with cp_dissension and awp_ancient_collapse by [Z(Rus)](http://gamebanana.com/members/1317180), as well as Cantilever by [Glock18](http://gamebanana.com/members/1385734), Overwatch by [T3CH](http://gamebanana.com/members/249466), Pontifici by [JorisCeoen](http://gamebanana.com/members/1241752) and Venezila by [Triple-M](http://gamebanana.com/members/1413185) - All of which were ranked very highly!
In 3rd Place
Westbridge by Zloykotara
Our first impressions of this map were great, Zloykotara really understood the theme of the contest, with the custom made bridge being the main focal point of the map. However after further play testing we found that the gameplay wasn't that gret, with both top and bottom routes being very exposed. And there were also some quite obvious mapping mistakes such as props that you could walk through and floating items, which really let it down and dropped it out of the running or 1st place. However still a worthy 3rd!
Winning: $50 Cash
In 2nd Place
Space Conflict by Z(Rus)
We loved playing Xonotic, a little known game that none of us had ever heard of! Thus the judging took a little bit longer than usual as all the judges had to download and learn a new game as well as work out how maps are made for the game! This map follows the games unique art style and fast placed gameplay perfectly so much so that it left like a default map for the game! The bridge, whilst futuristic seemed viable and the vast array of possible routes really made for interesting game-play. It just goes to show that even submissions for small indie games can rank highly in our contests, even against content for much larger and more popular titles!
Winning: $100 Cash
In 1st Place
Driftwood by Kipper
A very pretty map and by far the most polished both in terms of optimization and also aesthetically. However the judges were disappointed by the fact that the teams only had one route down each, something which cost the map lots of points and which will surely result in stagnant gameplay.
Winning: $200 Cash
We will be contacting the winning authors shortly..
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