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Beatmap Nomination Group

The Beatmap Nomination Group, more commonly referred to as the BNG, is a group in charge of beatmap nomination. Individual members are commonly referred to as Beatmap Nominators, or BNs. This group has undergone many changes recently. As of 22. August 2014, they are no longer a part of the staff, revoking their chat moderation in-game, red name in-game, and on the forums. The most recent change was on 01. February 2015 when the team was changed from Beatmap Appreciation Team to Beatmap Nominator Group.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Nominator BadgeThe Nominator Badge

Members of the Beatmap Nomination Group are responsible primarily for modding the pending beatmaps into the ranking cycle. BNs are the people to go to for any modding or advice requests about anything mapping or modding related.

Becoming a Beatmap Nominator

With the change to the team on 22. August 2014, joining the Beatmap Nomination Group is now a lot easier than it used to be in the past. The Quality Assurance Team will post an announcement for Beatmap Nominator Sign-ups to the Pending Beatmaps Subforum in irregular intervals.

Basic Criteria

Modders that aim to apply to the Beatmap Nominators must fulfill the following criteria:

  • They have been modding beatmaps actively for at least 3 months prior to the announcement.
  • They have accumulated at least 50 Kudosu in total.
  • They provide 3 to 5 of their mods which they think qualify them to be a part of the Beatmap Nominators.

What Qualifies as a Mod Post

  • Upon signing up you will be asked to provide the total amount of Kudosu as well as the amount of mod posts within the last 3 months, sorted by month upon signing up. So if the announcement is posted in April the mod posts for January, February and March will be relevant. The relevant months will also be listed on the submission form.
  • A mod post qualifies as one if it has received a Kudosu and has been created within the time span listed on the submission form.
  • The gamemode (osu!, osu!mania, osu!catch, osu!taiko) that you modded beatmaps in does not matter as your activity in the modding community as a whole is being measured and not the activity in a certain game mode.
  • The point in time at which the Kudosu has been awarded to you mod post does not matter, the only relevant information about a mod post is its post date and time in UTC+0 as well as the fact that it has been awarded Kudosu.

How the Required Minimum Score is Calculated

  • This depends on the total Kudosu Score and the total Mod Score an applicant achieved over the last months. A mathematical formula is used to determine these values.
  • Kudosu Score is determined according to the following formula:

Kudosu Score FormulaKudosu Score Formula

  • Mod Score per month is determined according to the following formula:

Mod Score FormulaMod Score Formula

  • In order to determine their Required Minimum Score, an applicant needs to summarise their Kudosu Score and their Mod Score for month one, two and three.
  • The overall minimum threshold is set to the following values:
    • osu!taiko, osu!catch and osu!mania: 1050
    • osu!: 1100
  • It is usually a good idea to keep their socre well above these numbers as they can vary slightly depending on the amount of applicants.

Team Members

Please note: All BNs speak English unless otherwise noted. Link to user group page.

Also note: the game modes columns listed denotes which game mode(s) the user would focus more at, but are not forcibly subject to that game mode(s).

Name osu! osu!taiko osu!catch osu!mania Additional Languages
- Magic Bomb - No No Yes No
-Kamikaze- No No No Yes Polish
-Mo- Yes No No No
-Sh1n1- No No Yes No Spanish
Absolute Zero No No Yes No
Arrival No Yes No No French
Bakari Yes No No No Russian
Battle Yes No No No
Benny- No No Yes No Norwegian
Bonsai Yes No No No German
Chaoslitz Yes No No No Cantonese, Chinese
Critical_Star No No No Yes Chinese
Delis Yes No No No Japanese
Dellvangel No No No Yes Indonesian
Doormat Yes No No No
ezek Yes No No No Spanish
F D Flourite Yes No Yes No Chinese
Fresh Chicken No No No Yes Korean, Japanese
Garden Yes No No No Chinese
Gero Yes No No No Spanish
Hobbes2 Yes No No No
jonathanlfj Yes No No No Chinese, some French
Jonawaga No Yes No No
juankristal No No No Yes Spanish
JUDYDANNY No Yes No No Japanese
Julie No No No Yes
Kagetsu Yes No No No Spanish
Karen Yes No No No Chinese
Kawawa No No No Yes Korean
Kencho Yes No No No Cantonese, Chinese
Kibbleru Yes No No No
Kin No Yes No No French
Koiyuki Yes No No No Chinese, some Japanese
Kuo Kyoka No No No Yes Vietnamese
Kurai Yes No No No French
Lasse Yes No No No German
Maxus No No No Yes Indonesian
Mir Yes No No No
Monstrata Yes Yes Yes No
MrSergio Yes No No No Italian, Romanian
My Angel Azusa Yes No No No Chinese
Naotoshi Yes No No No
Natsu Yes No No No Spanish
Naxess Yes No No No Swedish
newyams99 No Yes No No Japanese
Nivrad00 No No No Yes
Nozhomi Yes No No No French
Nwolf No Yes No No German
OzzyOzrock No Yes No No Spanish, some French
Pentori Yes No No No
Plaudible Yes No No No
Protastic101 No No No Yes
Raiden No Yes No No Spanish, Catalan
Regraz Yes No No No Chinese
Rivals_7 No No No Yes Indonesian
Rizia Yes No No No Cantonese, Chinese
Sc4v4ng3r Yes No Yes No
sheela Yes No No No French
Skylish No Yes No No Cantonese, Chinese
smallboat Yes No No No Chinese
snowball112 No Yes No No German
Sonnyc Yes No No No Korean
squirrelpascals Yes No No No
Stefan No Yes No No German
Strategas Yes No No No Lithuanian
Surono No Yes No No Indonesian
tasuke912 No Yes No No Japanese
thzz No Yes No No Japanese
Voli Yes No No No
Volta No Yes No No Indonesian
Wafu Yes No No No Czech
Xinely Yes No Yes No Indonesian, some Chinese
YaHao No No No Yes Chinese
Zero__Wind Yes No No No Cantonese, Chinese
ZiRoX No No Yes No Spanish