Snow Prism 2019
January 11, 2020 - March 22, 2020
SOLSTICE ARENA WELCOMES YOU TO
SNOW PRISM 2019
A Remote Semi-Seasonal Event for Singles AND Doubles Players!
After the success of our first event, Special Summer Campaign, there was so much anticipation to bring some type of sequel that waiting until next summer would just be far too long of a wait.
NOTE: TOP 4 PLAYERS FROM LOWER AND MIDDLE DIVISIONS IN SPECIAL SUMMER CAMPAIGN WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE MOVED TO THE NEXT DIVISION UP.
WHAT EVEN IS ALL THIS??
Snow Prism is the winter edition (and the 2nd installment) of the Solstice Arena series of remote tournaments for Dance Dance Revolution. Players will be allowed to submit scores on any machine running DDR A or A20. Stepmania themes of A / A20 will not be permitted. During the summer, we kept this limited to singles divisions, but this time, we will be adding a Doubles division, as well as a female division!
Snow Prism will consist of a qualifying period for singles division, followed by 5 rounds lasting two weeks each. Qualifying will be announced and begin on Friday, November 15th, 2019, and run until Sunday, December 29th, 2019.
During the qualifying period, players will confirm their status as an entrant by submitting scores for two songs, not required to be played in the same set. Similar to KAC qualifiers, the songs can be played on any difficulty. The EX scores of the two songs will be combined and players will be ranked by cumulative EX. Division placement will be dependent on the player’s rank, proportionate to the scale below:
-Single Low Division = bottom 24% of players (Difficult range: 10-14)
-Single Mid Division = middle 32% of players (Difficulty range: 13-17)
-Single High Division = top 44% of players (Difficulty range: 14-18)
For example, in a case of 200 entrants, ranks 1-88 will go to the high division; ranks 89-152 will go to the mid division; ranks 153-200 will go to the low division.
Doubles and Female divisions will not have split divisions for this event. We are currently gauging interest in adding these to the event and will use split divisions in future events if the numbers justify a split division.
Doubles difficulty range: 13-17
Females difficulty range: 12-16
TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE: (Round 1 begins Saturday January 11, 2020)
Each round (up to and including Round 4) will consist of two randomly selected songs from the online card draw site https://ddrdraw.surge.sh/ and will not be required to be played in the same set. “Asia-exclusive” content will only be permitted if all locations have access to A20 by the time the qualifying period ends.
EX score will be combined to rank players, and at the end of each round (two-week rounds), everyone below a specified cutoff will be eliminated. The cutoff amounts are to be determined, but the larger a division is, the larger the cutoff. Cutoffs will continue until there are 4 remaining players in each division.The difficulty will increase by 1 with each round that passes. Songs will NOT be allowed to be repeated up to and including Round 4, regardless of the division.
In the final round, the 4 remaining players will each hand-pick a song that has NOT been used in the tournament yet for their specified difficulty. A song that has previously come up in the tournament may ONLY be selected if the difficulty is different than what came up before. The TO will keep a list of all songs and difficulties that have been used in play up to that point.
The 4th place player will be given the opportunity to select a song of a difficulty 1 greater than their opponents if they wish to do so. For example, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranks can choose a Level 18 chart in the final round but the 4th seed finalist may choose a Level 19 chart if they wish.
ANY BAD SPORTSMANSHIP OR DISCRIMINATION IS NOT TOLERATED, AND WILL EITHER COME WITH A WARNING (1st OFFENSE) + BAN (2nd OFFENSE) OR AN IMMEDIATE BAN DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY DEEMED BY THE TO AND DISCORD MODS.
WHEN DO ROUNDS BEGIN AND END?
Each round will begin and end on a Saturday at midnight (all times will be in Western U.S. time), and will have a 24 hour overlap period. For example: Round 2 will be starting on January 25th, 2020, at midnight, but Round 1 will not end until January 26th at midnight. The full projected timeline is below. Simply put, all rounds will last a full 15 days, starting on Saturdays and ending on Sundays.
ROUND 1: January 11 @ midnight – January 26 @ midnight
ROUND 2: January 25 @ midnight – February 9 @ midnight
ROUND 3: February 8 @ midnight – February 23 @ midnight
ROUND 4: February 22 @ midnight – March 8 @ midnight
FINAL: March 7 @ midnight – March 22 @ midnight
WHO CAN ENTER WHAT DIVISION?
Any player is eligible to enter a Singles or Doubles division, or both! Only females or female-identifying players can enter the female division.
Just like our first event (Special Summer Campaign), the top 3 players in each division will get a medal commemorating them, and 1st place in each division gets a custom Snow Prism champion-edition shirt! Thank you to Anastasiya / “Pluto” (@pluto_chan on Twitter) for designing the official Snow Prism artwork! If you haven’t seen it yet, you will, but in the meantime go support her with a follow on Twitter!
Merch can be found by visiting @thesolsticearena on Instagram and sending a request for a product through a direct message there, or to me personally. More merch will likely be coming in the future but for now, enjoy some sick apparel from our event that started it all.
If you have any other questions, please contact!
Organizer: Cam King
[ Twitter: @Kitsunek0_ ] [ Discord: Kitsuneko#0144 ]
Follow us on Twitter: @SolsticeArena_
Join us on the Solstice Arena Discord: https://discord.gg/x5HKvbV
Thank you all for playing, and good luck!