The Gaming Reinvented Spring Tournament is Coming Soon!

Mario Kart 8 Artwork: Link and Bowser

It’s nearly here folks! Yep, on March 5th 2022, we’re going to be hosting our first tournament of 2022 here at Gaming Reinvented!

As per before, we’ll be playing Mario Kart against our members for the chance of winning the $100 top prize, along with a unique Discord ranks and other perks for the winner. Meanwhile, second place will get $50 and third place will get $30.

Meanwhile all those who make the finals will get the chance to draw, create or suggest a custom emote for the Discord server. Thanks to River J for the awesome idea for the finalist prize!

However, this time, things will be a bit different here on GR. Namely, this won’t be a cross community tournament.

Instead, this one’s going to be open to GR members only, as a way of bringing the community together and seeing which of our participants is the best Mario Kart player around.

So, check out the rules below (these haven’t changed much):

Rules

  • Mode: 150cc Grand Prix
  • Teams: No Teams
  • Items: Normal Items
  • CPU: Normal CPU
  • Vehicles: All Vehicles
  • Smart Steering: Allowed
  • Active: Fixed Period
  • Start Date: 5th March 2022
  • Start Time: 8pm (20:00) GMT
  • End Date: (see start date)
  • End Time: 23:30 GMT (or whenever we’re done)
  • Races: 24 (plus 12 for the final)

Check the list of time zones in the table to see when it’ll be held in your region…

Tournament Times by Region

Time Zone Time
GMT 8pm
CET (Europe) 9pm
PDT 12pm
EST 3pm
AEDT (Australia) 7am
JST (Japan) 5am

Then enter the tournament via the form below if you fancy being in with a chance of entering the tourney! Who knows? Maybe you might be the Mario Kart Maestro this community really needs!

Enter the 2022 Gaming Reinvented Spring Tournament

FAQs

As per tradition, here are the FAQs for the tournament. Most are the same as the last time around, though a few extras have been added to account for the change in setup.

Well, this sounds cool! What do I have to do to enter?

Just fill in the form below, then join the Gaming Reinvented Discord server! We’ll have the room code ready at about 7:30pm on tourney night!

Why do I need to fill out the form?

Because otherwise we don’t know who to send the prize to. It lets us map your Discord username to your Nintendo Switch Online one, which may not be an obvious connection.

Do I need to provide an email?

No, it just helps for an alternate contact method for if you win a prize in the tournament. If you don’t feel comfortable giving one, or can’t give one, you can just skip that field.

Are you really going with tournament codes again?

Yep. We tried the friend room method before, and it just didn’t work well at all. So we’re not taking any chances with future tournaments here.

Why are there less races now?

Because 48 was too many, and people were getting burnt out before the end (or no showing the finals). By having 24 races for the main event and 12 for the finals, it’s a lot more practical for everyone.

Why have a tournament now?

Well, why not?

And why isn’t this a cross community event?

We just wanted to see how a Gaming Reinvented specific one would do, without all the extra promotion and outreach.

Does that mean I can’t promote it elsewhere?

Not really. Just be clear that participants have to be members of the Gaming Reinvented community.

Is there voice chat for the event?

Yep! There’s also a text chat channel for the event too, if you prefer to discuss things that way.

Any restrictions on what characters and karts I can use in game?

No, this is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe not Super Smash Bros Brawl.

What about tracks?

Again, this is Mario Kart, not Super Smash Bros. All tracks are allowed.

What if someone quits the tournament in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

What do you think happens? Unless they’re ahead by like 50 points, they’re almost certainly going to lose. Either way, anyone who can’t play all 24 races isn’t allowed to compete in the finals.

Any rules against cheating?

All in game strats are allowed. Modifying the game is not. Capeesh?

Can I record or livestream the tournament?

Sure! In fact, we encourage you to, and will point non participants towards any such livestreams so they can watch it in action.

We also plan to record the tournament ourselves for the Gaming Reinvented channel too, though it may or may not be livestreamed per se.

How does the winner receive their prize?

We’ll try and contact them on Discord, then fall back to email if they don’t respond. Fail to respond after 3 days, and you forfeit the prize, so keep your DMs open!

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