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 and in beatmap discussions.

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. Full members of the Beatmap Nominators are also responsible for disqualifying beatmaps in the qualified section that are found to have significant issues, while probationary Beatmap Nominators focus solely on nomination.

Becoming a Beatmap Nominator

With the change to the team in May 2019, joining the Beatmap Nominators became a lot easier than it used to be in the past. Applications to join can be submitted on this website.

Applicants are required to meet a modding activity requirement, submit at least two maps they have recently modded, and complete a test on the ranking criteria in order to submit their application. There is a 90 day cooldown for submitting new applications once an application has been submitted. A message from the NAT will be sent once a verdict has been decided. More information on applying can be found on the website.

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 the website will automatically calculate your kudosu score from the last 3 months.
  • A mod post qualifies as one if it has received a Kudosu and has been created within the 3 months.
  • 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 your mod post does matter, as the calculator embed in the website will fetch the data from your own Modding History events.

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 NAT 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 full user group page and probationary user group page.

osu!standard

Name Additional Languages
-Keitaro Indonesian
- Matha - Chinese, Cantonese
-Mikan Russian
_Epreus Korean
Agatsu
ailv
Amiya
Andrea Italian
Beomsan Korean
Bibbity Bill
bite you death
bossandy Chinese
celerih French
Cris- Spanish
Crissa Spanish
DJ Lucky
Doormat
eiri- Spanish
Electoz Thai
fieryrage
Gabe French
Gero Spanish
Hinsvar Indonesian
Hobbes2
hypercyte
IceKalt German
jonathanlfj Chinese, some French
Kalibe Polish
Lafayla
LMT Vietnamese
Mirash Russian
Mordred German
Myxomatosis German
Nao Tomori
NeilPerry Russian
neonat Chinese
NEVlR French
Nevo
Nikakis Greek
Noffy
Nozhomi French
Nuvolina Italian
Okoratu German
pimp Portuguese
Realazy French
Regraz Chinese
Rizen
Ryuusei Aika Chinese
Seto Kousuke Portuguese
Sinnoh
squirrelpascals
Sotarks French
spoes
Takekii
Testo Russian
TheKingHenry Finnish
timemon Thai
Ultima Fox
UndeadCapulet
Uta Indonesian
Venix Polish
Yahuri
yaspo
Yugu Chinese, Japanese
Yuii- Spanish, Portuguese
Yukiyo German
Zelq Polish

osu!taiko

Name Additional Languages
Greenshell German
komasy Japanese
Kqrth
neonat Chinese
Nepuri German
Okoratu German
qoot8123 Chinese
Raiden Spanish, Catalan
Stefan German
Surono Indonesian
tasuke912 Japanese
Tyistiana Thai
Volta Indonesian

osu!catch

Name Additional Languages
-Luminate Thai
Absolute Zero
AJamez Filipino
Benny- Norwegian
Dapuluous
IDu5t German
JBHyperion
MBomb
Nokashi Greek
Sinnoh
wonjae

osu!mania

Name Additional Languages
[ A v a l o n ]
-MysticEyes
_Kobii Chinese
_Stan Chinese
Arzenvald Indonesian
Asherz007
Critical_Star Chinese
Dellvangel Indonesian
DoNotMess Indonesian
Kawawa Korean
KeppSado
Leniane Dutch
MEGAtive Indonesian
Rivals_7 Indonesian
Unpredictable