Third in line, it's time for osu!mania to enter the limelight with an official beatmapping contest. Read on for details about the rules and prizes which include the Elite Mapper title and chance to be osu!mania's first Mapping Olympian!
We're happy to announce the arrival of a beatmapping contest for osu!mania, complete with prizes including the rare appearance of the Elite Mapper title. Everyone is welcome to participate; we're looking forward to how you'll try and stand out from the rest!
For those who are unaware, the osu! Mapping Olympiad is a revival of official beatmapping contests, featuring a wide array of competitions ranging from traditional spreads to more unique contests to speedmapping challenges and more!
To kick off osu!mania's first round of the Mapping Olympiad, we'll be adhering to the more traditional and well known style of competition we're all familiar with, but there will be more opportunities for interesting and unique takes in further iterations.
To kick off the contest, we've picked a song we believe will provide a concrete foundation for a variety of styles, made by one of our featured artists, Dictate!
Dictate's Scavenger is a song with a very unorthodox structure. This masterpiece of oddly syncopated synths and gritty sound is sure to give rise to many experimental interpretations from those expanding beyond the mapping meta.
We are looking for capable judges! If you are interested, please make a post in the Judging Call Thread or send a message to Protastic101. Please be aware that we can only accept people who have the resources (knowledge, time, reliability) to properly judge the entries.
After the entries are judged and the results are finalized, the top three entries will receive the following prizes:
For Olympiad contests, we will be using a point system to award the 'Mapping Olympian' badge. This means that top placing results across multiple contests will grant you the opportunity to be awarded a badge even if you do not win a particular contest. Every 6 points earned will grant you a badge level, with incrementation on the badge for each level achieved. The expected baseline for points rewards will be 6, 4, and 2 for the top 3 entries respectively, but the specific rewards will vary per contest based on expected effort and challenge for the participants.
You will have 24 days from the date of this post to submit your entries. Download the pre-timed .osz here.
You can find this information alongside a submission deadline countdown on the contest page — make sure to give it a look. We're very excited to see the limits of creativity pushed, so do your best to impress! Good luck and have fun!