By CrabClaw @ February 24, 2012 at 4:39pm
What’s more important than Open Beta finally beginning? Launch events! Three awesome events that test everything from your skill to creative abilities are planned to run, so read up on them below to prepare.
EVENT #1 – Leveling Contest
Our first Open Beta event is pretty simple, as your only task is to reach as high of a level as possible. This event will run from 2/27 through 3/26. At the end of this time period, the top three levelers will earn 5,000 ZEN, as well as an exclusive event winner’s helmet item. Furthermore, the top 4-10 levelers will each earn 1,000 ZEN a piece. In the event of ties, the player that reaches the level first will be the winner.
Not hardcore enough to take a top 10 spot? Never fear! Every 5 levels earned during this event will net you an extra raffle ticket to be used in Event #3, so level up and get your name in the hat.
EVENT #2 – Video Contest
For all you creative players out there, we have our first official video making contest! The theme is simple – show off your skills in your own frag video. Entries can be submitted by first uploading your video to Youtube, and then posting a thread in our Screenshots and Videos forum with [VIDEO CONTEST] in the thread title somewhere. You have until the end of March to submit entries, and there’s no limit to how many times you can enter. Please keep videos under 10 minutes in length.
Videos will be judged on gameplay, editing skill, and overall coolness factor. The top video submitted will earn 5,000 ZEN, and two runner ups will be awarded 2,500 ZEN. Note: Submissions must be original creations built on or after 2/27.
EVENT #3 – Raffle Giveaways
Starting as soon as the OB goes live, every single match you participate in that results in a victory will earn you a raffle ticket towards this event. Up to 10 raffle tickets can be earned per day. GP and ZEN prizes are up for grabs for this raffle. Tickets can be earned until the end of March, at which point the drawing will occur and winners announced.
These three events are the tip of the iceberg for future event related plans. Take advantage of our OB launch day craziness to full effect by trying out all three!