Aspire 2018

Aspire returns for 2018, featuring the sound of Culprate with his track, Acid Rain!


  • This contest is for osu! (standard) mode only.
  • The osu! Ranking Criteria DOES NOT APPLY to this contest.
  • You may submit ONE single difficulty to the contest. This may be of any difficulty tier that you wish, though Aspire contests typically attract Expert (5.25+) and above.
  • The map itself must be able to be passed, with mods or otherwise. Maps which autofail (defined as immediately failing at the end of the map when played by Auto) will be disqualified, no questions asked.
  • Any entries with additional resources (hitsounds, storyboards, etc) must be submitted in .osz format. There are no size restrictions this time around, but if your .osz file does not get accepted by the contest system for being too large, PM Ephemeral via the forums for assistance.
  • The drain time of your entry must be at least 70% of the song's total length. Basically, you have to map at LEAST 70% of the song. I recommend you map all of it.


  • 1st place: 6 months of osu!supporter, unique Aspire 2018 profile badge, osu!news showcase featuring their winning entry and an Elite Mapper: Aspirant forum title (or special incrementation if they already have an Aspirant/Elite Mapper title), mapset enshrined forevermore as an "Aspire" class Ranked map.
  • Most Spectacular: the set assessed to have the highest visual spectacle score by the panellists will win 3 months of osu!supporter, a mention in the announcement post for the results, and a unique profile badge.
  • Honorable Mentions: any standout entries as judged by the panellists will receive 1 month of osu!supporter, and a mention in the announcement post for the results, plus a profile badge detailing their triumph.

Use everything you've got. Storyboarding, hitsounding, timing points, if the game can do it, it's yours to use.

This is no ordinary beatmapping contest, and you will need every advantage you can get in order to wow the crowds and panellists both in order to win.

Download the pre-timed contest .osz file here and get started!

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