`The GAMEBANANA/CEVO $1000 CS:GO Competitive Map Making Contest!`
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>"After the runaway success of last year’s competition, we at GameBanana are proud to once again be teaming up with the e-sports industry to deliver brand new, high quality maps for the competitive Counter-Strike gaming scene. Not only are there fantastic cash prizes again, but this contest also allows level designers a unique opportunity for their work to be played and critiqued by some of the world’s best players” - Jon Higgins, VP Marketing & Research
This 3 month competition will challenge level designers to create the next generation of balanced, strategic and fun maps for use in the competitive gaming industry.
Not only do we have a massive $1000 prize fund, with the winner taking away a cool $500, but this contest also gives mappers the unique opportunity to have some of the top players from all around the world use your map!
This is really a chance for mappers to show off their best work to the world! Two maps developed for last year’s contest were even picked up by Valve and included officially as part of the Operation Bravo update!
> "We are extremely excited to announce our second CSGO competitive map making contest in conjunction with GAMEBANANA.com. Partnering with GAMEBANANA is the perfect way to get in touch with the absolute best CSGO mappers in the world. Our previous joint contest in 2013 produced 76 amazing new maps, so we're extremely excited to see the submissions this year." said Chris Pipher, General Manager of the CEVO.com.
Now if you’re familiar with our monthly mapping or skinning competitions then pay attention as the rules are slightly different this time round!
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How it works.
Individuals or teams of individuals will have 3 months from today until Monday, June 9th, 2014 to create, test and upload their submission, to our specially created sub-section located here.
Submit your maps to: (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive > CEVO Mapping Contest 2014)
After this date, each map will be reviewed by both CEVO and GAMEBANANA staff and the top 10 maps will be selected to proceed to the next stage. With the top three maps splitting the $1,000 cash prize, and winning map being used in the CEVO CS:GO Season 5 preseason!
In the next week, we will be putting out an additional news post with the specific criteria that maps will be judged on and further clarification regarding the second round of judging! So remember to subscribe to us for all the updates!
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It is VERY important you read the rules and brief carefully - a full list of rules can be found HERE, however below is a short summary!
- This contest is open to anyone interested in level design, and submissions will be accepted until MIDNIGHT (UTC) on Monday the 9th of June, 2014.
- Map submissions should be original works, developed with this contest in mind.
Using existing ideas, concepts and assets is allowed, however the final submission should be considered a new release.
- Maps can be of any size or theme; however they should be designed with 5vs5 competitive gameplay in mind, factors such as balance and gameplay will be weighted heavily in the judging.
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How to enter?
To register your interest, simply log in or create an account (FREE), then click the "Enter Contest" button located just underneath the countdown box and prize list.
You then have until the deadline to create, test and submit your map!
**We can't wait to see what you come up with!
Read the full article at CEVO.com.**