The World XCM On-line Tournament is open to any XCMer or manipulator wanting to compete. There are no age or other requirements. All you need is a video camera/webcam of some sort, and be able to upload your video. Many competitors use the free - www.youtube.com video hosting site that is easy to use. WHEN DOES IT START?
The World XCM On-line tournament will start in July however you can get your intro videos done anytime you like. They are due on june 30th 2008 and on july 1 the tournament starts as far as getting the brackets together and requirements for the 1rst round. The tournament requires that you make a video approximately once every 2-3 weeks only. You have that time to make your routine and upload. HOW DOES IT WORK?
The World XCM Tournament uses a double elimination battle system. In other words, people are paired up by random drawing and they battle to decide on the winner. Each competitor submits there video and our pannel of expert judges grades them all individually by a point system, and declares the winner. The winner advances in the winner's bracket and the looser drops down to a loser's bracket. You have to lose 2 battles/rounds to be out of the tournament completely. EXAMPLE -
If round #1 was - Cuts, then you would be paired up with someone to battle. Both of you would make a video of cuts - normally about 1 minute of uncut footage and submitt (by uploading to youtube) between 2 and 3 weeks. Once submitted, the judges would view and rate them, then declare a winner and go to the next round.
There is no fees to enter and nothing to lose! You have everything to gain! Our XCM tournament is designed to push your boundaries and force you to explore new ideas outside of the norm... this helps you grow as an artist! Everyone who has entered has learned something from the experience! Also just watching the tournament videos is inspiring! Competition drives you to get better, and Handlordz designed rounds challenges your artistic and technical abilities. The fastest or most experience do not always win - not here,,,, it's the creative and consistant artists that win tournaments! XCM is about artistic expression by using playing cards, and the tournament will help you explore this wonderful artform.
I welcome each and every one of you to our 2008 World XCM Tournament! I hope you enjoy yourself, and take home some of the $1000.00 worth of fantastic prizes
!!! Also up for grabs is a very special underground DVD that is not available to the general public.
To sign up, just add your name to this thread: Sign up for the Tournament