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[$100 Prize Pool] Melee Mapping Contest - 1v1

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    SPECIAL MELEE MAPPING CONTEST - 1v1


    PRIZES AND EXPOSURE SPONSORED BY BACK2WARCRAFT

    Create a competitive 1v1 melee map that excels in terrain, dynamic, and creativity, but most importantly balance, for a chance to win $100 among many prizes!


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    • No submission may violate any of the site rules.
    • If a submission does not follow the map submission rules the creator will be disqualified.
    • All submissions must follow the current theme. If any submission does not fit, a moderator will tell you as soon as possible as to avoid confusion.
      • Your submission must be posted before the deadline. The post containing your one final single submission must also contain the following:
      • Several screenshots of terrain and gameplay.
      • The file in the appropriate format.
    • You must show at least one unfinished preview of your submission, before the deadline, as proof that it’s yours.
    • Your submission may not be started/made before the official launch of the contest.
    • Judges may not participate.
    • Your final submission must be bug free.
    • Teamwork is not allowed.
      • Finding testers and voice actors to help you with your submission is not considered teamwork.
    • Imports may (optionally) be used in the map, however they must all be credited. *For melee maps, imports should be of cosmetic use for terrain and decoration use only. Any playable or killable unit should not have/be a custom import.

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    • First Place: 30 reputation points, your entry on the award icon, a T-shirt from B2W, and $100 from B2W through paypal!
    • Second Place: 20 reputation points, an award icon, and a T-shirt from B2W
    • Third Place: 10 reputation points, an award icon, and a T-shirt from B2W
    In addition, higher quality maps will have a chance to go on competitive map pools on 3rd party leagues and tournaments.

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    • Judge 1
    • Judge 2
    • Maybe even judge 3?
    Judges will also receive a free Back2Warcraft T-shirt!

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    Balance Is the map balanced for a player vs player 1v1? Are the positions and distance between points of interest fair? Does the map allow the 4 races to be balanced?
    Consider balance when implementing the pathing, resources, creep camps, and item drops.
    50%
    Terrain Is the map visually pleasing in mediums of terrain, doodad placement, and overall theme? Is the aesthetic well designed but not overly obstructive? 25%
    Dynamic Does the map include variety throughout, ensuring the map isn't stale, repetitive, or generic in gameplay? 10%
    Creativity & Uniqueness Does the map bring something new or creative to the table? 15%
    Bugs Scores may be brought down if there are bug-like issues such as faulty pathing, unusable resources, etc -
    • 75% of the winner shall be determined by the contest's appointed judge(s).
    • 25% of the winner shall be determined by the results of a public poll.
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    • The contest shall begin on October 21 and conclude on November 21, GMT

    Recommended Resources:
    Hive - How To Create Melee Maps
    Hive - Competitive Melee Map (Balancing Melee Maps)
    Hive - Terraining Guide Megathread
    The Helper - Professional Melee Mapping Guide
    r/wc3 - What Goes Into Making A Good 1v1 Melee Map?

    Disclaimer:
    Please post if you plan to participate! Should this contest receive more attention than anticipated, we may cap a number of participants to around 15 or 20.