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Winners Announced in Rising Storm $25,000 "Banzai" Community Mapping Contest!

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  • Winners Announced in Rising Storm $25,000 "Banzai" Community Mapping Contest!

    Tripwire Interactive is proud to announce the winners of the $25,000 "Banzai" Community Map Making Competition for Rising Storm. Since its release last Summer Rising Storm continues to rack up accolades and was chosen last week as PC Gamer's "Multiplayer Game of the Year" for 2013!

    As with our other community mapping contests the "Banzai" competition was top notch! Here are the 5 winning maps:

    1st Place/Grand Prize ($10,000)
    Maik Dokter (Phosphate Plant)

    2nd Place ($7,500)
    Maik Dokter (Myshkova River)

    3rd Place ($5,000)
    Will Bullen (Kobura)

    4th Place ($2,500)
    John Chalabi (Otori Shima)

    5th Place ($1,000)
    Elliot Burgess (Kita Jima)

    Honorable Mentions go out to:

    Johan van Pelt (Bataan)
    Elliot Burgess (Streets of Stalingrad)
    Maik Dokter (Tula Outskirts)
    Martin Palko (Sub Base)

    We'd like to thank all of the participants for their submissions. The maps are available now on Steam Workshop and we hope to release some of the winners as official Rising Storm maps sometime in the future.
    Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos

  • #2
    Great news and good job (and a big thank you) to the mappers for their efforts! And yes indeed, hope to see them released as official as soon as possible (no more half-empty servers the first 5 mins)

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    • #3
      Sweet congrats to the winners
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      • #4
        Many thanks to all that provided content to the game. And congrats to the winners
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        • #5
          Congratulations to all mappers .
          [url]http://www.redorchestra2.fr/forum/viewforum.php?f=6[/url]

          [url]http://www.redorchestra2.fr/forum/viewforum.php?f=16[/url]

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          • #6
            Congratulations to all the winners
            TWB*BlueDuck

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            • #7
              Well done to all the mappers who took part and to all the winners.
              Last edited by ButchCassidy; 01-07-2014, 07:07 PM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Yoshiro View Post
                The maps are available now on Steam Workshop and we hope to release some of the winners as official Rising Storm maps sometime in the future.
                What's the deal with this? What decides if the winner will be an official map or not? Myshkova River won't be included into the game either?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by VietViking View Post
                  What's the deal with this? What decides if the winner will be an official map or not? Myshkova River won't be included into the game either?
                  Most of the maps from the RO2 contest ended up in the official game, and most of the above will as well.

                  They're only stating that UNTIL they do get into the official game, you can play them in the Workshop.

                  The top 5 will no doubt make it into the official game..... whether the other honorable mentions make it, I dunno.... depends on whether they can be polished up enough to warrant being brought into the official game.
                  Last edited by Cpt-Praxius; 01-07-2014, 07:29 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Congrats to Rekrut. Phosphate Plant is a great map.
                    And so are OtoriShima and Kobura.

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                    • #11
                      Will there be a HOS map contest in the future?? I only play HOS but i play RS too to get my moneys worth from it... But seriously though Hos needs new maps its getting stale :P 2014 Ro2 HOS contest!!!

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                      • #12
                        Congratulations and much of thanks to all for their hard work.
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                        • #13
                          Congratulations to all the winners !
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                          • #14
                            Yes more maps! Exactly what gets me playing again!

                            Especially tired of the same maps in rising storm!
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                            • #15
                              about time !!

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