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Hello everyone and welcome to the Season 9 Guide Contest! Check out the details below to learn how you can win $200 value in prizes!

$10 RP Gift for ALL S8 Authors


As a thank you to our guide authors from season 8, we will be giving out $10 RP for every S8 guide that is updated to patch 8.23 or later. All you have to do is update your S8 guide, then go to this thread for details on how to submit your guides for your reward. Thanks for your awesome work! :) Check out the Author Rewards thread for more details.

Season 9 Guide Contest
To enter, simply create or update a quality Champion guide and keep it updated throughout the coming month. Your guide (or guides) must fulfill the requirements to be considered a Full Guide (a complete build plus 3,000+ characters of body text, including BBCode. You'll also need to set your guide to "Champion" and select your champion's role in the Basic Setup tab of the guide editor.

There will be 18 prizes and categories, each winner will receive the same $200 value prize!

  • Best Top Guides - (1 winner for best Updated guide, 1 winner for best New guide, 1 winner from either category)
  • Best Jungle Guides - (1 winner for best Updated guide, 1 winner for best New guide, 1 winner from either category)
  • Best Mid Guides - (1 winner for best Updated guide, 1 winner for best New guide, 1 winner from either category)
  • Best ADC Guides - (1 winner for best Updated guide, 1 winner for best New guide, 1 winner from either category)
  • Best Support Guides - (1 winner for best Updated guide, 1 winner for best New guide, 1 winner from either category)
  • Most Fabulous Guides - (1 winner for best Updated guide, 1 winner for best New guide, 1 winner from either category)

Three winners will be chosen for each 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!

Contest Prizes
All contest winners will receive equal prizing. The winners of any category will receive $100 RP as well as $50 of Steam money and their choice of $50 of merch from the Riot Merch store!

We’ll send out emails to all the winners after the judging period is concluded asking for your choice of merch. The item(s) you select must be in stock so that we can buy it for you!

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
For each category, one winner will be an updated guide created before this post, one winner will be a new guide created after this post, and the third winner can be either a new or updated guide.

Calculated (3 Winners)
1 Winner for Best Updated Guide
1 Winner for Best NEW Guide
1 Winner for either a NEW or Updated Guide
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!

I Smell Fear (3 Winners)
1 Winner for Best Updated Guide
1 Winner for Best NEW Guide
1 Winner for either a NEW or Updated Guide
Judge: PsiGuard
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?

Watch Closely (3 Winners)
1 Winner for Best Updated Guide
1 Winner for Best NEW Guide
1 Winner for either a NEW or Updated Guide
Judge: Yamikaze
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.

You're Outgunned (3 Winners)
1 Winner for Best Updated Guide
1 Winner for Best NEW Guide
1 Winner for either a NEW or Updated Guide
Judge: Vicious Skittle
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!

A Sublime Duet (3 Winners)
1 Winner for Best Updated Guide
1 Winner for Best NEW Guide
1 Winner for either a NEW or Updated Guide
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.

I'm One of a Kind (3 Winners)
1 Winner for Best Updated Guide
1 Winner for Best NEW Guide
1 Winner for either a NEW or Updated Guide
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.

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 30 days 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!

Judges
We have a hand-picked team of judges this year, including some prolific guide authors. 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! All judges have reached a top rank of at least Diamond V.




I Am Goliath
<Top Judge>


PsiGuard
<Jungle Judge>


Yamikaze
<Mid Judge>


Vicious Skittle
<Bot Judge>


Jovy
<Support Judge>


Hoppermh
<Aesthetics Judge>

The Fine Print
  • Guides must be set to Champion category to be eligible.

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

  • Authors can only win in one category for this contest.

  • 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 PayPal payments, we may be unable to give you your RP reward.

  • Prizes are shipped from Canada. International winners are responsible to pay for any import fees, taxes or other charges that may be applicable depending on location.

  • Contest will be closed on December 20 at 11:59pm PST.

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

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

  • Chosen merch prizes must be in stock.

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Thanks PsiGuard, very cool!
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Thank you Joe, very cool!
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This is awesome, count me in!
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Holy, already excited to see this contest's winners! Hope I have a chance against all these guides kkkkk
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I love these contests :P
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Aw, no wild/non-meta guide award?
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there are probably only a couple in existence so they were dropped from the competition. On the plus side, 3 winners per category!
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Im so looking forward to this Guide Contest. It is awwesome! :D
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Yep, as Jovy said we didn't include any niche categories for this contest since we're expanding the prize pool and the number of winners from 12 to 18. It made more sense to spread these new winners out to cover each of the standard categories, and in order to stay under budget, I couldn't fit in any extra ones for this contest.

We can always consider bringing back other categories like the Fun guides or the Revival category in future contests.
Thanks to Nyoike for the sig!
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