2015 Official Tournament Rules and Prizes

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- Official Tournament Rules and Prizes -


Tournament Overview:
How does this work?
Members will enter into the tournament by sending the completed form below to [user]Quacker Jack[/user]. Once the deadline has been reached, the Community Team will randomly generate a single-elimination bracket. You can view last years here: Click! From here, the Community Team will set up polls that will last a short period of time, ranging from 4 days to 7 days (depending on round). Once the battle is completed, the winner will advance to the next game. In case of a tie, a panel of 3 unidentified staff members (of which shall have no connection to the sites at battle) will decide which site deserves to move on to the next round. The further you advance into the tournament, the better your prize shall be!

Why should I vote?
Users will be earning 5 FP$ per vote in each poll throughout the entire Site Battle Tournament. Therefore, you can earn up to 155 FP$! You do not need to provide a reason for your vote, although it is recommended.

What are the prizes?
Here is a list of the possible prizes. Prizes will be awarded based on when (if) you lose. Since we will not know how many sites will be entering this tournament, we cannot provide a clear example at this time as for who wins which prize. If you are familiar with the March Madness Tournament, you will however understand when you win prizes. More details on this to come!

  • 1 x "Champion"
    • $50 via PayPal
    • 1000 FP$
    • A Free Sponsored Topic (a sticky topic in the board of your choice for one month)
    • A Free Ad spot in the "FOTM Winner" section of the forum index (will last approx. 3 weeks)
    • A Free Blog Write-Up, courtesy of the Editorial Team
    • A Free Meticulous Review, courtesy of the Editorial Team
    • A Free Kappa Package, courtesy of the Package Team
    • An Additional 3 Free Service Passes (Valid on any FP Advertising, Package, or Review service excluding Advanced/Meticulous Review and Kappa Package)
    1 x "Runner-Up"
    • $25 via PayPal
    • 500 FP$
    • A Free Ad spot in the "SOTM Winner" section of the forum index (will last approx. 3 weeks)
    • A Free Meticulous Review, courtesy of the Editorial Team
    • A Free Kappa Package, courtesy of the Package Team
    • An Additional 2 Free Service Passes (Valid on any FP Advertising, Package, or Review service excluding Advanced/Meticulous Review and Kappa Package)
    2 x "Final Four" Participants
    • $10 via PayPal
    • 200 FP$
    • 1 Free Service Pass (Valid on any FP Advertising, Package, or Review service excluding Meticulous Review and Kappa Package)
    4 x "Elite Eight" Participants
    • 100 FP$
    • 1 Free Service Pass (Valid on any FP Advertising, Package, or Review service excluding Meticulous Review and Kappa Package)
    8 x "Sweet Sixteen" Participants
    • 50 FP$
    • 50% off ONE Service (Valid on any FP Advertising, Package, or Review service excluding Meticulous Review and Kappa Package)
    Everyone Else
    • 25% off ONE Service (Valid on any FP Advertising, Package, or Review service excluding Meticulous Review and Kappa Package)
    BONUS: 2 x The "Best Site Battle"
    • Free Forum Sponsor Group for 6 months
    • Awarded to the participants of the battle that is deemed the most intense by most member votes and user participation throughout FP.
Who should I contact regarding issues with any of the prizes?
Please contact [user]Quacker Jack[/user] for any questions or issues regarding any of the FP$, FP Service COUPON, or Official SPONSOR topic prizes only. Please contact [user]MasterA[/user] for any questions or issues regarding any $$$ PAYPAL prizes and the Forum Sponsor Group prizes only.

What are the rules to this tournament?
  • Typical Site Battle Rules do not apply for battles conducted under this tournament with exception to the general procedure for how a battle works and members do not have to give a reason why they voted for one site versus another, nor do they publicly need to declare who they voted for. These are optional.
  • All Forum Promotion staff are allowed to participate in the tournament.
  • To submit your site for this tournament, you must meet the following requirements:
    • You must have at least 10 posts on Forum Promotion
    • Your site must be older than 1 week OR must be clearly "active"
    • You must be staff on the site
    • Guests must be able to browse your site without logging into an account
    • Your site's content must comply with our Board-Wide Guidelines
  • You MAY ask your members to vote for your site in the tournament. You MAY NOT create multiple accounts or pay others to create multiple accounts for you to gain an advantage. Sites found to be exploiting votes or cheating in any way will be disqualified.
  • All members must have 5 posts in order to vote in a poll. Members who join from your site to vote must follow our Board-Wide Guidelines when posting around the forum. If your site continuously refers members to our site that do not follow our rules or spam our forums for the purpose of gaining 5 posts to vote, your site could potentially be disqualified from the remainder of the tournament.
  • If you enter more than one site and only win a participation "Everyone else" prize, you will only receive one 25% code. If you enter more than one site and at least one site wins a special prize, you will not receive a participation "Everyone else" prize for the sites that do not receive a special prize. Note that you can however win multiple special prizes if earned.
  • The Community Team Leader has the final say regarding all contest decisions. If the Community Team Leader believes that a site should be disqualified for not following the above mentoned rules, he has the final say.
How many sites can I enter?
You are welcomed to enter up to 3 different sites; however, note that not all sites will automatically be entered. We are hoping to keep the bracket as fair as possible by have either 16, 32, or 64 sites compete (unless otherwise decided after the entries are submitted). As the total number of sites submitted will not be known until the deadline is closed, there may be some potentially unfilled spots that we could fill in with a user's second or third site. Please note that these spots will be filled in order of when you submitted your site. Note: As the entries will be randomly put into the bracket, your sites may unavoidably battle each other, and in which case, only one will remain victorious.

Important: Since a user is not guaranteed to have more than one site participate in the the tournament, please mark your "Site #1" in the entry form as the site that you want to compete the most, "Site #2" as the one you want to compete the second most, and "Site #3" as the third most.



Good luck everyone!​
 
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