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MOBAFire Midseason 12 Guide Contest!

Creator: Hades4u July 4, 2022 12:58am
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Hello and welcome to the Midseason 12 Guide Contest! Check out the details below to learn how you can win up to $200 value in prizes! 🏆

Season 12 Guide Contest
To enter, simply create or update a quality Champion Guide and keep it updated throughout the next 8 weeks. Your guide(s) must fulfill the requirements of a Full Guide to be eligible (a complete build plus 3,000+ characters of body text, including BBCode).

There will be 8 categories with a total of 18 winners and 21 honorable mentions. Each winner will receive a prize of their choice of $200 value while each honorable mention will receive a $50 RP Code (7200 RP). Authors can participate with multiple guides, but may only win in one role category (top, jungle, mid, adc or support). In addition to winning a role category, authors can also win the Fabulous category to increase their total prize.

  • Best Top Guides - (1 winner for best Updated guide, 1 winner for best New guide, 1 winner from either category, 3 honorable mentions)
  • Best Jungle Guides - (1 winner for best Updated guide, 1 winner for best New guide, 1 winner from either category, 3 honorable mentions)
  • Best Mid Guides - (1 winner for best Updated guide, 1 winner for best New guide, 1 winner from either category, 3 honorable mentions)
  • Best ADC Guides - (1 winner for best Updated guide, 1 winner for best New guide, 1 winner from either category, 3 honorable mentions)
  • Best Support Guides - (1 winner for best Updated guide, 1 winner for best New guide, 1 winner from either category, 3 honorable mentions)
  • Best Revival Guides - (1 winner for best New or Updated guide, 2 honorable mentions)
  • Best Off Meta Guides - (1 winner for best New or Updated guide, 2 honorable mentions)
  • Most Fabulous Guides - (1 winner for best New or Updated guide, 2 honorable mentions)

Three winners will be chosen for each role category - one guide established before the start of the contest, one guide created after the contest begins and one guide from either of those categories. Whether you're making a new guide from scratch or updating your masterpiece for the current patch, there are lots of chances to win!

One winner will be chosen for each remaining three categories - winners will be picked from both New and Updated guides. Just like previous categories, creating a brand new guide or updating your existing ones will make you eligible for these categories!

Honorable mentions will also be chosen for each category - authors that did an awesome job but didn't quite make it to the top will also be rewarded. We appreciate all great guides and the time and effort that has been invested into their creation!

Contest Prizes
The winners of any category will receive the same prize of $200 value! The prize can be claimed in the form of RP Codes, Amazon Gift Cards or cash paid by PayPal or bank. Honorable mentions will receive a $50 RP Code (7200 RP) each.



We’ll send out emails to all the winners after the judging period is concluded asking for their prize of choice and other relevant information for receiving their prize.

In addition to the prizes above, each winner will also receive a special badge for their profile. There is a unique badge for each category of the contest. Each badge will be linked to the author's winning guide so other users can more easily appreciate their achievement!


Contest Categories
You can create or update multiple guides for any category below. The more guides, the more chances! 💪

Top! (3 Winners & 3 Honorable Mentions)
1 Winner for Best Updated Guide
1 Winner for Best NEW Guide
1 Winner for either a NEW or Updated Guide
3 Honorable Mentions
Judge: I Am Goliath
Teach your readers how to crush their opponents in top lane. How should your champion play out the early laning phase? Which early game items are most suitable for surviving tough matchups or dominating easy ones? How should your champion look to control the minion wave to maximize their success in the early game? Show your readers how to roam, use Teleport or split-push successfully. A detailed matchups section is always a great addition as well!

Jungle! (3 Winners & 3 Honorable Mentions)
1 Winner for Best Updated Guide
1 Winner for Best NEW Guide
1 Winner for either a NEW or Updated Guide
3 Honorable Mentions
Judge: Silverman43
A good jungle guide explains not only the build, but the playstyle as well. Does your champion shine early with aggressive invades and frequent ganks, or should your readers adopt a more conservative playstyle and farm efficiently? What’s the best way to gank with this champion, and which lane can they gank most effectively? When does your champion reach its strongest point in the game and how can a good jungler capitalize on that power spike?

Mid! (3 Winners & 3 Honorable Mentions)
1 Winner for Best Updated Guide
1 Winner for Best NEW Guide
1 Winner for either a NEW or Updated Guide
3 Honorable Mentions
Judge: Yeager
The middle lane is the key to map control. Whether you’re a mage, assassin or marksman, timely pushes, roams and freezes are key to a successful laning phase. If your champion has a variety of ability combos available to them, teach your readers how to make the most of their kit. If your champion has a key skillshot, defensive ability or ultimate, tell readers when and how to use that ability to its fullest potential. Whether you’re a diver or a backline carry, team fighting is also an important aspect of mid lane, so be sure to prepare your readers for 5v5 brawls.

ADC! (3 Winners & 3 Honorable Mentions)
1 Winner for Best Updated Guide
1 Winner for Best NEW Guide
1 Winner for either a NEW or Updated Guide
3 Honorable Mentions
Judge: Fruxo
Success in the bottom lane is a team effort, but you can always teach prospective bot lane carries how to succeed at every stage of the game. While this role is usually occupied by marksmen (or “AD carries”), judges will consider all champions for the bot lane role. Be sure to cover how to make best use of the key abilities of your champion, as well as teaching your readers how to position optimally in fights. After all, a dead carry is a useless carry!

Support! (3 Winners & 3 Honorable Mentions)
1 Winner for Best Updated Guide
1 Winner for Best NEW Guide
1 Winner for either a NEW or Updated Guide
3 Honorable Mentions
Judge: Jovy
Supports can fulfill a variety of purposes: sustain, peel, disruption, pick potential, roaming, or even pure damage! Whatever kind of support you are, explain what your champion excels at in the early game, as well as their key weaknesses. Vision control is also a key aspect of this role, so any information on ward placement is a welcome bonus. A great support guide gives players the tools to succeed individually as well as set their teammates up for success.

Revival! (1 Winner & 2 Honorable Mentions)
1 Winner for Best NEW or Updated Guide
2 Honorable Mentions
Judge: All Judges
The Revival category is returning for this contest! All guides for the 16 champions shown on the left are eligible to win this category. Each of these champions is in need of some fresh new guides, so this category is designed to reward those authors who help fill that need by creating new guide content for the champions listed. Simply create or update a guide for one of the champions on the left and you'll have a chance to win this category!

Off Meta! (1 Winner & 2 Honorable Mentions)
1 Winner for Best NEW or Updated Guide
2 Honorable Mentions
Judge: Aqua Dragon
While most guides are designed to give players a competitive edge, sometimes it’s fun to share and read strategies that are a little outside the box. This category is for guides that break the mould with unique builds and strategies. Whether that be a guide for a champion in an unusual role or just with an unusual item build, this guide will teach readers how to have a blast playing League of Legends!

Note: Make sure to mark your guide as 'Off-Meta' to participate in this category!

Fabulous! (1 Winner & 2 Honorable Mentions)
1 Winner for Best NEW or Updated Guide
2 Honorable Mentions
Judge: Hoppermh
Artistic flair is an achievement in itself. Many guides are presentable, but only a select few really stand out from the crowd. This category is for the author (or coder) with the best-looking presentation, formatting and graphics. To claim this prize, you'll need to impress our judges with fantastic visuals and clean presentation. A cohesive visual theme is always a great plus, whether it's a simple color scheme or stylized graphics that match a champion or skin.

Note: This category is excluded from the only win in one category rule!

Remember, you do not have to rush your guide-writing. We want you guys to take your time and put in your best effort. You will have 6 weeks from the start of the contest. All eligible guides at the cutoff date will be reviewed by our panel of judges, and the winners selected. Remember, if parts of your guide are outdated your guide may be disqualified, so be sure to be thorough!

Pro Tips From The Judges
We always receive questions about what the judges are looking for and what else should authors focus on. We've decided to compile a list of pro tips from the judges that will hopefully help when creating and updating your guide. If you have any other questions for the judges or would like to discuss with other authors, feel free to join our Discord!
Pro Tips:
  • General - Make use of the Threats & Synergies tools or create your own section in the guide. Counters and matchups are very popular topics that readers are looking for and they're a vital part of any guide. Teaching your readers how to handle different matchups will make a significant difference!

  • General - Winning doesn't require impressive coding or graphics, simply keeping it reader friendly, clean and organized, with basic coding and design can be enough as long as your content is relevant, well written and easy to read.

  • General - Stick to one or two main builds in the cheat sheet and list any other potential builds in the guide itself as alternatives. Most readers are looking for the most optimal build and finding it easily and quickly is important. Having too many builds can be confusing, it's best to think from the perspective of newer players!

  • Support - Add chapters dedicated to warding and bot lane synergy, as both these topics are important in learning how to properly play support.

  • ADC - Focus more on teaching your readers how to properly survive and farm. The ADC is every team's main source of damage and not buying the right items on time and getting killed too often might decrease your odds of victory. Think through each stage of the game and dedicate a chapter to explaining proper survival and resource management, playing safely in lane, matchups and synergies, anything relevant to increase your chances of winning your lane and the match.

  • Mid - Focus on explaining the key concepts that are not only necessary to excel on your champion, but also as a mid laner (game plan, power spikes, priority, wave management, trading pattern, roaming, vision control, jungle tracking, etc.). Teach the readers how to play the champion at the different stages of the game, and what the main goals are. Itemization is another important thing that can change depending on the team composition. Make sure to include a chapter about itemization that doesn't only explain what the item does, but also exactly when it's good to buy.

  • Off Meta - Whenever you're going for an Off Meta guide it's important to include information specifically tailored to the Off Meta style. Only including an Off Meta build that is not properly explained in the guide (rationale, thought process, justification, etc.) is not enough. Your chances to win in the Off Meta category will greatly increase the better you teach your Off Meta way of playing!

  • Fabulous - Pick a theme and stick with it (bonus if it's champion related). Pick your colour palette carefully and try to keep your graphics within the chosen palette. Find out if you want the palette to be something like monochromatic, cool on warm, warm on cool, pop and so on. Make sure everything is readable and try to make the text and graphics go hand in hand with each other.

  • Fabulous - Simple is some times better! Focus on keeping it clean and brush away outdated graphics before adding in new and modern graphics and code. Experiment with code to find something new to help change up your guide's design and always keep everything interesting. Look up references! Everyone looks for inspiration or artwork to find ideas to go for when designing their guide and that's perfectly fine, just make sure to not copy someone else's homework. 😉


Judges
We have a hand-picked team of judges this contest, including some of the best guide authors of our community. Since judges can't win any category of the contest, now's your best chance to secure a spot in the standings while these guide giants are out of the running! 😉



I Am Goliath
<Top>


Silverman43
<Jungle>


Yeager
<Mid>


Fruxo
<ADC>


Jovy
<Support>


Hoppermh
<Fabulous>


Aqua Dragon
<Off-Meta>

The Fine Print
  • Open to registered MOBAFire members only. Not a member? Register now and craft your guide!

  • Contest is worldwide. However, we can only gift RP PINs to players on servers which accept them. If your server does not accept RP PINs and you cannot accept bank payments, we may be unable to give you your RP reward.

  • Contest will be closed on August 15, 2022 at 11:59pm PST.

  • After contest is closed there will be a 2 week judging period.

  • Your guide must be updated throughout the contest and judging period to be eligible to win.

  • Attempting to bribe, harass or in any other way influence a judges' decision may lead to disqualification and a ban for future contests.

  • Participants can only win once (excluding the Fabulous category). However, depending on the number of quality guides, the number of winners or amount of times a participant can win might vary, at the discretion of the judges and MOBAFire admins.

  • Winners will be notified by email after the judging period and will have 7 days to claim their prize.

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Good luck everyone! (Especially the junglers)
Thanks to @ Jovy for the signature!
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Good luck to everyone, going to be very exciting. :)
Thanks to Jovy for the sig!
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Happy Midseason guide contest everyone and may the odds ever be in your favor! <3
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have some questions on how things work (not necessarily for me though)

Is it possible for an off-meta guide to win in the normal categories of top/jngl/etc.?

"Authors can participate with multiple guides, but may only win in one role category (top, jungle, mid, adc or support)." - then are they able to win in both a role and smthing like an off-meta with the same or a different guide

And what happens if multiple judges want to award winner to same guide/user? (eg. if u have an off meta guide, and the off-meta judge wants to give it an honourable mention while the jngl guy wants to crown them as a winner. Who would get priority? and would this change if the guide was a multi-role guide?

also how exactly does the 8 week work? like if there is a guide that is okay but not an award winning guide in the first 3 weeks but they put work into it and after the 3 week it is an worthy away winning guide. would judges still see or consider it? from what i read, it seems like if they find a good guide, they keep a note on it and just make sure it is somewhat updated throughout the 8 weeks, i could see a guide this situation making this guide being ignored. or is the judging just done near the end to give people more time?
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Good Luck Everyone
The last guide contest doesn't feel like it was that long ago, good luck to everyone taking part
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Dustyacer wrote:
have some questions on how things work (not necessarily for me though)
Is it possible for an off-meta guide to win in the normal categories of top/jngl/etc.?
"Authors can participate with multiple guides, but may only win in one role category (top, jungle, mid, adc or support)." - then are they able to win in both a role and smthing like an off-meta with the same or a different guide
And what happens if multiple judges want to award winner to same guide/user? (eg. if u have an off meta guide, and the off-meta judge wants to give it an honourable mention while the jngl guy wants to crown them as a winner. Who would get priority? and would this change if the guide was a multi-role guide?
also how exactly does the 8 week work? like if there is a guide that is okay but not an award winning guide in the first 3 weeks but they put work into it and after the 3 week it is an worthy away winning guide. would judges still see or consider it? from what i read, it seems like if they find a good guide, they keep a note on it and just make sure it is somewhat updated throughout the 8 weeks, i could see a guide this situation making this guide being ignored. or is the judging just done near the end to give people more time?

Hey @ Dustyacer!

Yes, an off-meta guide can also win a role category.

If you're selected by multiple judges as a winner of one category and as a honorable mention of another category, you will always be selected as a winner and the judge that selected you as a honorable mention will have to find a replacement.

Multi-role guides are basically more in-depth and they can increase your odds of winning, it depends on how well you explain every role. More information is good, but it must be well explained and formatted.

We always check the guides in the judging period, meaning in the last 2 weeks. Make sure your guide(s) are in the best shape and properly updated by that period.
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Good luck to everyone!
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Good luck everyone, hope to see some new guides :)

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