A competition for the competitive. A series of challenges that will bring out the creativity within each competitor. A tournament where only one will emerge victorious. Ladies and gentlemen...the first annual Knockout Games!
The Knockout Games require competitors to submit a variety of sports-related concepts that will go head-to-head in 1v1 match-ups. Through a long process and a large number of challenges, the community will decide the eventual winner.
Competitors will be paired randomly in 1v1 matches for each round. Each competitor will receive an email informing them of who they will be facing. No one but they and their opponent will know until the voting phase is over. Unless it is necessary, competitors will not face each other more than once.
All competitors will be given the same challenge. They will have one to two weeks to submit their concept, depending on the difficulty. If competitors do not submit their concept in time, they will forfeit their matchup for that round.
Two days after the submission deadline, the voting phase will begin. Concepts will be shown but competitors' names will not be revealed until after the voting is over.
Voting will take place for three days. Voters are allowed one vote per matchup, however they do not have to vote in every matchup. Competitors are not allowed to vote for their own concept.
A strike is given to the competitor who loses their matchup. Once a competitor exceeds three strikes they will be eliminated from the tournament.
Competitors will also receive a strike if they do not submit a matchup on time. If both competitors in a matchup do not submit on time, they will both receive a strike, no winner will be declared, and their matchup will not be shown during the voting phase.
In the event of a tie, the final vote will be decided by a panel of three judges. Scroll down for more details...
If an odd number of competitors are eliminated, there will be one unpaired competitor in the next round. In the event that this happens, a wild card will be selected from the previous round's eliminated competitors by the same judging panel as an opponent for the unpaired contestant. Again, more details are below...
Want in? Shoot me an email at j4anderes at gmail dot com. Include the subject name Knockout Games and leave me with your CCSLC name.
To enter, you must have both an email and a CCSLC account.
DEADLINE TO ENTER IS SATURDAY, JANUARY 13TH, AT 6 PM EST.
You can also apply to be a part of the judging panel. However, there are some things you should know before you do.
You can be both a judge and a competitor. However you will not be able to cast a tie-breaking vote in a matchup that showcases your concept. In that case I will take your place in the voting process for that matchup. If two judges are somehow paired against each other and go to a tiebreaker vote, the third judge will cast the single tie-breaking vote. As a judge you will also be unable to select your concept as a wild card.
As a judge, you will only take part in the tie-breaker voting and the wild-card selections. The rest, such as counting votes, making challenges, etc. is up to me, the commissioner.
You will not be allowed to vote during the regular voting phase. You can only do so during tiebreaker cases.
Please do not apply unless you can make a commitment to this job. Not that it's hard or overly important, but there are things you should keep in mind. There will be little time to cast your vote or make your wild card selections, two days at max. Again, nothing crazy, just something to remember.
This is a first come-first serve basis, so if you're one of the first three to apply, you're a judge. Shoot me an email at j4anderes at gmail dot com. Title the subject Knockout Judge and also let me know if you are entering as a competitor.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS SATURDAY, JANUARY 13TH, AT 6PM EST.
Good luck to everyone who enters!