In each round you will play 2 sets of 5 games each for every single you have in the chart. So if you reach the Top 10 in Round 1, you can expect 2 sets of 10 games in Round 2 as you'll have two singles out.
Charting is based on number of wins, with tie-breaks settled by CC Score in Round 1, and in future rounds by how well the single charted in the previous round.
This tournament has a musical theme and will consist entirely of 1v1 games on Random Map.
Premium only please (5 games at a time) with 97% attendance or higher.
All games will be:
1v1, Random Map Automatic Sequential Escalating Chained Sunny
The plan between you and your record company is to release up to 5 singles over the year, as long as they do well!
EDIT: Please see red text for edits to the format to make tie-breaks less common.
For each single you have in each round you will play 2 batches of 5 games against random opponents. You will score points for winning games, and bonus points for getting a high chart position at the end of the round. Everyone will start with 1 single, therefore 2x5 games per round.
There will be 12 rounds, one to represent each month of the year.
Outcome of Results
If your single makes the Top 10, the record company are delighted and will rush out your next single (you can have up to 5 singles).
If your only current single fails to make the Top 40, your brutal record label drops you and you’re out of the tournament!
If a single fails to make the Top 30, your record label decide that they like you as an artist, but feel it was the wrong single, so it will be withdrawn from the shelves and your next single will be released instead. If you run out of singles, the record label feel you’ve run your course and you get eliminated.
In Round 1 (January), any ties will be settled by CC Score (see next post). After that, ties will be settled by who performed the best in previous rounds (most recent first).
Each round escalates, so more sales (points) are on offer as we go through the tournament. Bonuses for charting well will also increase through the tournament.
Monthly Chart Positions 1-10: Large bonus, single stays in the charts and release another single 11-20: Small bonus and single stays in the charts 21-30: Single stays in the charts 31-40: Single is dropped and you release your next single 41-50: Single is dropped and Artist is dropped if they have no other singles in chart
Winning and the End of the Tournament
The winner of the tournament will be the player who has sold the most singles over the course of the year.
Sell over 2 million* records? You’ll be invited to the special “Grand Finale” tournament to compete for a General Achievement Medal! *This figure may change if the outcome of the tournament is widly different to what's expected.
Here’s your chance to be creative! Please sign up with your band/artist name (this will be your username if you can’t think of anything!) and the titles of 5 singles.
April Sales Figures After all 10 games each and bonuses
1 Balkan Boy by Rambo Amadeus [ uckuki ] - 30000 2 Song 2 by jug68 [ jug68 ] - 27500 3 Song 4 by The Avett Brothers [ dustin800 ] - 25000 4 Song 3 by twbenson [ twbenson ] - 20000 5 Hub City Party by Moncton Maniacs [ brsteelers74 ] - 20000 6 Song 4 by shoop76 [ shoop76 ] - 18750 7 I Didn't Read the Rules by BluU [ BluU ] - 18750 8 Song 1 by The Avett Brothers [ dustin800 ] - 16250 9 Song 2 by Gromph [ Gromph ] - 16250 10 Song 2 by nibotha [ nibotha ] - 16250 11 Monster by Skillet [ br4nd0n2002 ] - 15500 12 Stone in Love by Journey [ osujacket ] - 15500 13 Song 4 by phillipm [ phillipm ] - 15500 14 Alive by Pearl Jam [ ckyrias ] - 15500 15 Song 2 by The Scarecrows [ chapcrap ] - 15500 16 Anchovy Dreams by The Pizza Kings [ kgbpizza ] - 15500 17 Song 5 by shoop76 [ shoop76 ] - 15500 18 Song 5 by phillipm [ phillipm ] - 15500 19 Song 1 by The Scarecrows [ chapcrap ] - 13000 20 Song 2 by shoop76 [ shoop76 ] - 13000 21 Song 1 by phillipm [ phillipm ] - 12500 22 Song 1 by shoop76 [ shoop76 ] - 12500 23 Pray for Mojo by Monkey Rehab [ drunkmonkey ] - 12500 24 Andante by Bandiera Rossa [ Odeuminus ] - 12500 25 Song 2 by The Avett Brothers [ dustin800 ] - 12500 26 Song 3 by Gromph [ Gromph ] - 12500 27 Song 1 by douitashimashite [ douitashimashite ] - 12500 28 Stripped by Depeche Mode [ sirron ] - 12500 29 When all else fails by The end of the rope [ mr. CD ] - 12500 30 Song 4 by Steve The Mighty [ Steve The Mighty ] - 12500 31 Beton by Rambo Amadeus [ uckuki ] - 12500 32 Song 4 by Gromph [ Gromph ] - 12500 33 Pineapple Express by The Pizza Kings [ kgbpizza ] - 10000 34 Born To Move The World by The Happily Violent [ sempaispellcheck ] - 10000 35 Touch of Gray by The Living Dead [ notyou2 ] - 10000 36 Song 3 by phillipm [ phillipm ] - 10000 37 Oops I failed again by Britney Spears and Band [ jcarter1 ] - 10000 38 Song 5 by The Avett Brothers [ dustin800 ] - 10000 39 Ramblin' Rose by The Living Dead [ notyou2 ] - 10000 40 Evo Moralas by Nick Harper [ wrexham ] - 7500 41 Song 1 by nibotha [ nibotha ] - 7500 42 Song 2 by twbenson [ twbenson ] - 7500 43 Shout at the Immortal by Quickening Rises [ HighlanderAttack ] - 7500 44 Song 2 by douitashimashite [ douitashimashite ] - 7500 45 Seek and Destroy by Metallica [ kroovi ] - 7500 46 Per Se by The Happily Violent [ sempaispellcheck ] - 7500 47 A Celebration by U2 [ herus ] - 5000 48 I'm with Stupid by Divided By Stupid [ dividedbyzero ] - 2500 49 Peg by Steely Dan [ Metsfanmax ] - 0 50 Reelin' in the Years by Steely Dan [ Metsfanmax ] - 0