osu!taiko Featured Artist Cup: 2nd Edition

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The osu!taiko Featured Artist Cup: 2nd Edition (o!tfac #2) was an osu!taiko mapping contest where contestants were simply asked to map a song from a specific list of 44 osu! Featured Artists.

Special limitation

Contestants had to submit 2 difficulties, the main difficulty that would be judged + a Muzukashii difficulty.

Contest schedule

Event Timestamp (UTC)
Beatmapping phase 2022-06-05/2022-06-26 00:00
Judging phase 2022-06-26/2022-07-23
Results announcement 2022-07-24


The osu!taiko Featured Artist Cup: 2nd Edition was run by various community members.

Position Member(s)
Host Hivie
Designer [Zeth]
Judge Axer, Boaz, Greenshell, Nifty


Placing Prize(s)
Gold crown 4 months of osu!supporter, Ranked status1, unique profile badge
Silver crown 3 months of osu!supporter, Ranked status1
Bronze crown 1 month of osu!supporter, Ranked status1

o!tfac #2 badgeosu!taiko Featured Artist Cup 2 Winner


This competition has come to an end and resulted in the following podium:

Rank Beatmap Judging Judge's Impression (20) Ranking Criteria (20) Structure (40) Relevance (40) Creativity (40) Muzukashii Score (40) Total (standardized/raw)
Gold crown Raimukun - Cthulhu by KyeX Details 19 20 37 37 29 36 5.44 (178)
Silver crown Riya - Laboratory-18 by woosungko Details 18 19 34 34 35 34 5.39 (174)
Bronze crown Raimukun - Firmament Star by duski Details 17 19 35 34 32 34 4.34 (171)


Contest rules

  • Contestants will submit a mapset of any licensed song they choose from this list of osu!'s Featured Artists.
  • Songs must not exceed a length of 4:30. There will a bit of leeway in cases where the song is really close to the 4:30 mark.
  • The map must be an osu!taiko map.
  • The mapset must include TWO difficulties: the top difficulty + a Muzukashii difficulty. Any entry that is missing a difficulty will be disqualified.
  • All submissions must be rankable. No beatmap submitted must be intentionally unrankable. Mistakes happen and points will be deducted for them, but this is a regular mapping contest, not Aspire. (You are allowed to ignore spread rules for the sake of this contest.)
  • Maps must NOT be uploaded/shared with others before judging and results are announced. Sharing your entry publicly by any means before the results are announced will get your entry disqualified, no questions asked.
  • Submissions will not be accepted after the deadlines. No exceptions.

Judging criteria

  • Judge's Impression (5 Points): Points will be assigned based on what the judge thinks about your entry.
  • Ranking Criteria (5 Points): Points will be assigned based on how well the map abides by the ranking criteria (this includes both difficulties).
  • Structure (10 Points): Points will be assigned based on how well the map is internally designed (consistency, concept introduction, etc.).
  • Relevance (10 Points): Points will be assigned based on how well the map represents the song and how well it plays.
  • Creativity (10 Points): Points will be assigned based on how the submission uses creative and fitting elements to make itself stand out.
  • Muzukashii Score (10 Points): Points will be assigned based on how well the Muzukashii difficulty is mapped based on structure, relevance, and creativity.


  1. 2 Beatmap Nominators from the contest's organisation team (either Axer, Greenshell, Hivie, or Nifty) will mod and push the map to Ranked if the mapper wants to, and if they get the necessary difficulties to form a rankable spread when needed.