Announcing Project I.D.O.L.A – A DDR Ace International Online Tournament

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http://www.bemanistyle.com/2016/08/06/project-i-d-o-l-a-a-ddr-ace-international-online-tournament/

 

Project IDOLA is an organized online DDR tournament welcoming players from all over the world to compete, certainly a first of it’s kind. Qualified participants will take part in 3 unique divisions over the course of various Rounds competing to get the highest scores in order to reach the final bracket.


  • Any player with access to the latest version of DDR, DDR A, are eligible to participate in this event. (Currently South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Thailand, and USA.)
  • Choose one of the following divisions to take part in: Upper Expert, Lower Expert, Doubles.
  • For additional information about the I.D.O.L.A. prize pool, visit the Indiegogo page.

ADMISSION AND PRIZES

  • Any player is allowed qualify during the first round for free.
  • Players who qualify for Round 2 (Top 16) in their division will be sent an e-mail asking for a participation fee and shipping address with a variety of payment methods. We hope you can pay immediately, though we will allow extra time if need. Please pay before the end of the 3rd round at the latest. The participation fee costs the following for each region: $15 USD, 17000 KRW, 1,600 JPY, 500 TWD, 120 MOP, 120 HKD.
  • The fee is required if you would like to receive a physical prize. Yes, it is true that you will not receive a physical prize if you have not paid a participation fee. Simply put, we need it to process the prizes. To make things clear, the Indiegogo donations are going towards the cash prize, and the entrance fee is what helps make and ship the posters, t-shirts, etc., to the top players in each division, so we hope you understand the significance of the fee.
  • You have the option to not pay the fee if you do not wish to receive any physical rewards.
  • The cash prize pool raised through the Indiegogo site will be divided among the divisions as follows.
  • Single Upper Expert~40%
  • Single Lower Expert~30%
  • Doubles~30%

RULES

  • Eligible players must play the 3 selected songs in their division during the period time.
  • Each player must verify their top score by submitting photo and or video evidence of their scores by posting the results screen.
  • You may use either Standard or Premium credits to enter your scores. Players using Premium credits have the opportunity to play one song twice allowing the higher score to take priority.
  • Scoring during the first 3 rounds will use be calculated using machine score.
  • Any scores submitted before or after a periods deadline will not be counted.
  • In the case where two players achieve the same score, the player who uploaded data first will take priority.

SCHEDULE:

Entry period – During first round

ROUND 1 PERIOD (QUALIFIER)
SEPTEMBER 6 AT 6:00PM (PDT) – SEPTEMBER 18 AT 5:59PM (PDT)

LOWER EXPERT

  • 3 Expert/Challenge songs; 10, 11, 12, will be randomly selected the day before the round begins.

UPPER EXPERT

  • 3 Expert/Challenge songs; 14, 15, 16, will be randomly selected the day before the round begins.

DOUBLES

  • 3 Expert/Challenge songs; 12, 13, 14, will be randomly selected the day before the round begins.

ROUND 2 PERIOD (TOP 16)
SEPTEMBER 20 AT 6:00PM (PDT) – OCTOBER 2 AT 5:59PM (PDT)

LOWER EXPERT

  • 3 Expert/Challenge songs between 10-13, will be randomly selected the day before the round begins.
  • Players who qualify top 16 may select 3 songs between those levels that they would like to be present in this round. With all of the submitted songs from the top 16, we will randomly draw three of them to be played this round.

UPPER EXPERT

  • 3 Expert/Challenge songs between 14-17, will be randomly selected the day before the round begins.
  • Players who qualify top 16 may select 3 songs between those levels that they would like to be present in this round. With all of the submitted songs from the top 16, we will randomly draw three of them to be played this round.

DOUBLES

  • 3 Expert/Challenge songs between 12-15, will be randomly selected the day before the round begins.
  • Players who qualify top 16 may select 3 songs between those levels that they would like to be present in this round. With all of the submitted songs from the top 16, we will randomly draw three of them to be played this round.

ROUND 3 PERIOD (TOP 8)
OCTOBER 4 AT 6:00PM (PDT) – OCTOBER 16 AT 5:59PM (PDT)

LOWER EXPERT

  • 3 Expert/Challenge songs between 12-13, will be randomly selected the day before the round begins.
  • Players who qualify top 8 may select 3 songs between those levels that they would like to be present in this round. With all of the submitted songs from the top 8, we will randomly draw three of them to be played this round.

UPPER EXPERT

  • 3 Expert/Challenge songs between 15-18, will be randomly selected the day before the round begins.
  • Players who qualify top 8 may select 3 songs between those levels that they would like to be present in this round. With all of the submitted songs from the top 8, we will randomly draw three of them to be played this round.

DOUBLES

  • 3 Expert/Challenge songs between 13-17, will be randomly selected the day before the round begins.
  • Players who qualify top 8 may select 3 songs between those levels that they would like to be present in this round. With all of the submitted songs from the top 8, we will randomly draw three of them to be played this round.

 

FINAL ROUND (TOP 4)- DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • Will use Special EX scoring (Marvelous=3 Perfect=2 Great=1 Good=.5)
  • EX scoring between songs will not carry over.
  • Round Robin Style. First person to 3 song wins. Must win by 2 points.
  • No particular song can be selected more than once by any player.

PRIZES

Prizes will be given to players who qualify Top 16 of a division and who pay the admission fee to the tournament.

  • $15 USD
  • 17000 KRW
  • 1,600 JPY
  • 500 TWD
  • 120 MOP
  • 120 HKD

TOP 16

  • Participation Certificate

TOP 8

  • Participation Certificate
  • Poster

TOP 4

  • Participation Certificate
  • Poster
  • T-Shirt
  • Cash prize

CHAMPION

  • Participation Certificate
  • Poster
  • T-Shirt
  • Trophy
  • Cash prize

Notes:

  • Each participant is allowed to choose 1 division to enter.

Registration coming soon

CONTACT

If you have any questions about Project I.D.O.L.A., please direct them to the following correspondent for your primary region.

English

Dr. D (English/中文)
Twitter: @drdvids

Korean

echospherics (한국어)
Twitter: @echospherics

If you would like to help out, simply send Dr.D a direct message on Twitter – @drdvids.

About author

Paul Hartling

As the Senior Editorial Producer, Paul has been writing about music games for just over a decade and has no plan on stopping. He started playing rhythm games with DanceDanceRevolution 3rdMix in the Winter of 1999 and he still continues to keep beatmania close to the chest.

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