See also: Beatmap Nominator Rules and General Information for Beatmap Nominator

The Beatmap Nominators, commonly abbreviated as BN, is a group in charge of beatmap nomination. As of 2014-08-22, they are no longer a part of the staff, revoking their chat moderation in-game, red name in-game, and on the forums. As of 2015-02-01, the team was changed from the Beatmap Appreciation Team to the Beatmap Nominators. Currently, they have a purple name on the forums.

Roles and Responsibilities

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

Becoming a Beatmap Nominator

With the change to the team in August 2014, joining the Beatmap Nominators became a lot easier than it used to be in the past. The Quality Assurance Team will create a newspost for Beatmap Nominator Sign-ups in irregular intervals of approximately two months.

Basic Criteria

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

  • They have been modding beatmaps actively for at least 3 months prior to the announcement.
  • They have accumulated at least 150 or 200 Kudosu in total, depending on the mode they apply to.
  • They provide 2 to 4 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.
  • Since November 2017, beatmaps affected under Modding V2 had a reward system implemented based on upvotes/downvotes. The "mod post" equivalent in this case is a beatmap discussion, in which at least one suggestion/problem got awarded with an upvote.
  • 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 Mod Score an applicant achieved over the last months. This value is determined according to the following formula:

Mod Score FormulaMod Score Formula

  • m = Minimum expected number of individual beatmaps modded in a month

  • M = Total achieved number of individual beatmaps modded in a month

  • This online tool can be used to calculate mod score.

  • In order to determine their Required Minimum Score, the sum of the total Mod Score within the last three months must be greater or equal to zero,

  • The overall minimum threshold is set to the following values:

    • osu!taiko, osu!catch and osu!mania: m = 3 and a total of 150 kudosu or more
    • osu!: m = 4 and a total of 200 kudosu or more
  • It is usually a good idea to keep your score above these numbers, as they can vary slightly depending on the number of applicants.

How new potential Beatmap Nominators are chosen

  • The Mod Score of all applications will be doublechecked to confirm if they reached the Required Minimum Score.
  • Modders that acquired enough score will be evaluated by the corresponding QAT members of the game mode they applied for, taking into account the following criteria:
    • General attitude: Tone of delivery of the mods and other behavioural expectations from the Code of Conduct, as well as general behaviour in chat/forums.
    • Modding abilities: Knowledge of the general Ranking Criteria and specific criteria of each game mode. Additional abilities like Metadata, Timing, and some others will also be taken into consideration.
  • After evaluating each modder, a discussion will be made on whether the modder will join the Beatmap Nominators.

Quality Assurance Helpers

The Quality Assurance Helpers are volunteers inside of the Beatmap Nominators who assist the Quality Assurance Team at checking every single qualified beatmap for issues. They do so by reporting maps on the Report a Qualified beatmap here! thread.

Quality Assurance Helpers are free to choose whatever maps they like to check as long as they check at least four qualified maps per month. If they are not able to fulfill these activity standards, they will be removed and can only rejoin after a cooldown of one month. Beatmap Nominators who are not on their probationary period or in the cooldown period mentioned above may join the Quality Assurance Helpers at any time.

Team Members

The tables listed below indicate the game mode(s) in which each Beatmap Nominator is formally qualified to nominate.

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


Name Additional Languages
- Matha - Chinese, Cantonese
_Epreus Korean
Andrea Italian
Beomsan Korean
Bibbity Bill
bossandy Chinese
celerih French
Cris- Spanish
Crissa Spanish
DTM9 Nowa Finnish
eiri- Spanish
Electoz Thai
Error- Indonesian
Gero Spanish
Hanasaka Yui
Hinsvar Indonesian
IceKalt German
jonathanlfj Chinese, some French
Kaitjuh Dutch
Kalibe Polish
Krfawy Polish
LMT Vietnamese
MaridiuS Serbian
Mirash Russian
Mordred German
Myxomatosis German
Namki Estonian, Russian
NeilPerry Russian
neonat Chinese
NEVlR French
Nikakis Greek
Nozhomi French
Okoratu German
pimpG Portuguese
Realazy French
Ryuusei Aika Chinese
Serizawa Haruki German, Italian
Seto Kousuke Portuguese
Sotarks French
Testo Russian
TheKingHenry Finnish
timemon Thai
Ultima Fox
Uta Indonesian
Venix Polish
Yugu Chinese, Japanese
Yuii- Spanish, Portuguese
Yukiyo German
Zelq Polish


Name Additional Languages
-GN Junior Chinese, Cantonese
_WWWWWW_WWWWWW_ Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese
Faputa Cantonese, Chinese
Greenshell German
komasy Japanese
neonat Chinese
Nepuri German
Okoratu German
qoot8123 Chinese
Stefan German
Surono Indonesian
tasuke912 Japanese
Tyistiana Thai
Volta Indonesian
Yales French, Japanese


Name Additional Languages
-Luminate Thai
alienflybot Cantonese, Chinese
AJamez Filipino
Benny- Norwegian
IDu5t German
Nokashi Greek


Name Additional Languages
_Stan Chinese
Arzenvald Indonesian
Critical_Star Chinese
Dellvangel Indonesian
DoNotMess Indonesian
K a b i - Chinese
Kawawa Korean
Leniane Dutch
MEGAtive Indonesian
Rivals_7 Indonesian