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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ESPORTS 2021



Hi Gamers World Wide,

The World Championship of eSports for 2021 will begin on Friday April 2nd 2021. Some of the toughest video games of all time will be played. This will be bigger and better than last season, with some improved rule changes, and greater competition.

Competition:
The gamer with the highest total competition score over the tournaments MGL47, MGL48, MGL49 and MGL50 will be the World Champion of eSports for 2021. This is a tough 32 weeks with 44 games season, competing world wide on the most challenging arcade video games on the planet. If there is a tie on the overall scoreboard, then a head to head game win count will be used to determine the final placings. If there is still a tie, then the accumulated game scores will determine the placings.

Prizes:
In January 2022, the World Champion will win, as well as the prestigious and undisputed title of World Champion of eSports for 2021, 430 USD in cash. 2nd place will win 170 USD, 3rd place will win 130 USD, 4th place will win 115 USD, 5th place will win 110 USD, 6th place will win 105 USD and 7th place will win 100 USD.

Additionally, in each MGL, every gamer that plays all of the games has the chance to win the mystery prize. So if there are 11 games and you play and submit for all 11, then if you are drawn from the pool of qualifiers, then you will win all of the prizes. Whether you finish in the top half or the lower half of the tournament, you still have a chance to win. Prizes will be cash and/or video gaming memorabilia. For example, in MGL47 there will be 6 mystery prizes.

Points system:
The incremental points system will be used for each game. 1st place will earn 100 points, 2nd place 99 points, 3rd place 98 points and so on. All gamers will earn competition points for their scores and the points system may be adjusted incrementally higher due to the number of submissions for that game.

Games:
Games are nominated by the competitors and sent by PM to the Gamemaster. Games must be selected from 1976 to 1993. The number of games that can be nominated by each competitor will be posted for each MGL. The games to be played in the competition will be randomly drawn from the pool of nominations. Only unique games will be in the pool, as there will be no duplications from nominations. The order of game play will be determined by the Gamemaster and each game will be released weekly for competition.



Settings:
The game settings will be posted in each MGL and gamers must ensure they compete on these settings only. No continues are allowed when submitting a score and must be played from the beginning of the game. No pausing allowed. No auto fire allowed. No cheats allowed. No stitching of inps from using save states in MAME.

Any WolfMAME version can be used. Only the version 0.106 ROM set will be posted for each game and the equivalent for other MAME versions can be used.

Games can be played at the arcade. You must ensure the arcade operator has the game at the MGL game settings for the submission to be valid.

Submissions:
Gamers are to post a screenshot/photo of their score with initials in the game thread. Games are only open for 17 days and any score submissions made after the game is closed will not be accepted. Scores at aussiearcade.com will be combined with scores from twingalaxies.com to form the World Championship Scoreboard.

Gamers:
Professional and casual gamers can play all or just some of the games. Gamers do not need to nominate games to play, they can play any game during the tournament. Streaming games and posting/sharing tips are encouraged, as is friendly banter in the gaming community. Striving for PBs, learning and playing the best a gamer can are all highly encouraged. As all members at TG are registered, there is no additional registration process for the championships.

Changes to the World Championship of eSports:
Compared to last season, 8 changes have been made.

1. 44 different games will be played this season, compared to 40 different games last season, an increase of 4 games.
2. Each MGL will have 11 different games, compared to 10 each last season. The previous season to last was 9 each.
3. To improve the gamer engagement and the excitement of the competition, 2 games will now be launched at the start and after weeks 2, 4 and 6. The 2021 season will be 32 weeks and has not changed compared to last season.
4. The prize money has been increased in season 2021 for the 4th consecutive season.
5. There is a new 2X bonus multiplier that will be applied to all prize money, if 120 or more different gamers compete anywhere across the four MGL tournaments. For example in this case, 1st prize will win 430 x 2 = 860 USD, 2nd prize 170 x 2 = 340 USD and so on.
6. If 70 or more different gamers play in one MGL, there will be 2 mystery prizes for 2 gamers, instead of 1 mystery prize for 1 gamer. If 100 or more different gamers play in one MGL, there will be 3 mystery prizes for 3 gamers.
7. Games can now be selected from 1976 to 1993. This is an increase of 3 years on last season, which was from 1976 to 1990.
8. Steering wheel games, trackball games and dual stick games can now be nominated. These games were not allowed last season.

Further details will be posted at the launch of each MGL. Good gaming and good luck to all competitors.

OOO

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  1. redelf's Avatar

    Really looking forward to participating again and playing games that I wouldn't normally every play or have heard of before. As always thanks for running these events and getting the community involved.

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  2. evan04's Avatar

    Looking forward to playing in MGL47.

    Thanks again Paul for all the hard work and effort to keep the MGL going. 🕹🕹

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    Updated 03-20-2021 at 12:55 AM by evan04
  3. OOO's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by redelf

    Really looking forward to participating again and playing games that I wouldn't normally every play or have heard of before. As always thanks for running these events and getting the community involved.

    It's interesting that you have been playing video game for decades, and yet there are still games that you have never played before, or very little. And then there are games that you know well, that you can improve on. That is the amazing conundrum that faces all video gamers, playing these incredible and vast arcade games. This is the tournament and place to play the games of your lives.

  4. OOO's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by evan04

    Looking forward to playing in MGL47.

    Thanks again Paul for all the hard work and effort to keep the MGL going. 🕹🕹

    Thanks Evan. The outstanding and incredible games of the golden age deserved a very special competition for all gamers to enjoy world wide. The MGL provides the means for this journey to be a reality, in a virtual world of extreme challenge. So it's actually an honor to manage and run the MGL.

    In many ways, the gamers end up putting in the hard work and effort to perform and enjoy their gaming in the MGL. If it was easy, it wouldn't be rewarding. Everyone needs a challenge, and some mountains are much harder to climb than others.

    The count down has begun ...


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  5. Tracey's Avatar

    I agree with Evan. We all appreciate all the hard work you put into running the MGL and making it so much fun for us all. Looking forward to it starting and already been working on a list of possible games for my noms.

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  6. wirre.the.man's Avatar

    Thanks for all the hard work. I really hope I have the time to participate!

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  7. OOO's Avatar

    24 hours until the press release of MGL47. Here we go ...

  8. 80sArcadeKid's Avatar

    Looking forward to participating in my first full MGL and not just 1 game. :)

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  9. OOO's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by 80sArcadeKid

    Looking forward to participating in my first full MGL and not just 1 game. :)

    Excellent. And to be honest, I am looking forward to your 1st full MGL as well. You may want to nominate games that are also similar to Rygar. There are a number of really good titles!

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  10. evan04's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by OOO

    24 hours until the press release of MGL47. Here we go ...

    The count down to MGL47 begins..... 🕹🍿🍔

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  11. OOO's Avatar

    MGL Statistics On Repeated Games and New Games ...

    On same game frequency in the MGL, I sharpened up my SQL skills, to dig deeper into the numbers. It's interesting to see how often games did repeat, especially in the immense universe of titles that can be played in the MGL. Here are the results.

    In the last 4 years of competition, from 2017 to 2020 inclusive, 16 x MGL tournaments were held. 146 games in total were played.

    1. Of these games, 10 were played twice, or only 7 percent were played twice. That's 7 in every 100 games played. That's very low.
    2. 136 different games were played, or 93% of the 146 games played were unique. That's very high.
    3. 54 games were never played before, which is 37% of all games played. That's 1 in 3 games played in the MGL, were never played before. That's been very challenging.
    4. The only gamers who have played every game from MGL31 to MGL46 inclusive, over the the last 4 years, are Daniel Larsen and Robert Macauley.
    5. There have been 8 different MGL champions over the 16 tournaments held, or 50% of tournaments have a different MGL champion. That's healthy competition.

    What makes the numbers even more special, is that you gamers nominate the games. So what is played is full credit given to the gamers who nominated them. Nice one!

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  12. OOO's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by evan04


    The count down to MGL47 begins..... 🕹🍿🍔


    It's a bit hard to make out, but it looks like a joystick, fries and a burger. What a great combo!

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  13. 80sArcadeKid's Avatar

    Trackball games would be interesting. I'm sure I can pick one up at a reasonable cost. They are out there, and how good would it be to get Arkanoid in there with a spinner. Although that puts more cost onto the comp, I personally wouldn't mind the investment just to be able to play those games properly.

    How would you ever do Spy Hunter? Full steering wheel setup. Starting to get exxy! :D


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  14. OOO's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by 80sArcadeKid

    Trackball games would be interesting. I'm sure I can pick one up at a reasonable cost. They are out there, and how good would it be to get Arkanoid in there with a spinner. Although that puts more cost onto the comp, I personally wouldn't mind the investment just to be able to play those games properly.

    How would you ever do Spy Hunter? Full steering wheel setup. Starting to get exxy! :D


    The investment in a trackball is an extremely good one. Not only can you play the excellent Arkanoid, and what a game that is, but also Centipede, Millipede, Crystal Castles, Marble Madness and many other super titles.

    Spy Hunter can be done with a wheel and buttons. The accelerator is a bit tricky, but if you have the right setup, you can also play Pole Position, Monaco GP and heaps of other great arcade games.

    With the added game types in the MGL for the 1st time ever starting this season, there is just so much more to play.

    It's wonderful !!!

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  15. Tracey's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by 80sArcadeKid

    Trackball games would be interesting. I'm sure I can pick one up at a reasonable cost. They are out there, and how good would it be to get Arkanoid in there with a spinner. Although that puts more cost onto the comp, I personally wouldn't mind the investment just to be able to play those games properly.

    How would you ever do Spy Hunter? Full steering wheel setup. Starting to get exxy! :D


    I am also looking around for a trackball and a steering wheel/pedals combo in case any of them come up. Even if i can manage to get access to a real machine it would still be good to be able to practice on mame and never know maybe get a good run and get a higher best score on mame than on a real machine which has happened on one of the double joystick games that i enjoy. Just to share ideas I managed to put together the double joystick controls for mame using 2 reasonably priced control panels both with fairly tall joysticks and then using a joystick from each of them. I find that a lot better than trying to play them with an xbox/ps3 controller with 2 analogue sticks.

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