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as you may or may not know, the soccer/football World Cup is coming up later this month

so i will be hosting a competition based on the event

## How it works

in the World Cup, there are 8 “groups” with 4 teams each. each team in a group plays all the other teams in their group. if they win, they get 3 points. if they draw, they get 1, and if they lose they get 0. the top two teams in each group advance to the next round, the round of 16. they are matched with another team that advanced and play that team, with the winner moving on (basically a bracket format). this happens until only one team remains.

the hopscotch version will work in a similar fashion, with original groups of 4. each person will make a project (based on a **theme for that round**) that is judged by a point system (rubric). the 2 people (in each group) whose projects had the most points will advance to the next round and make another project that is scored against someone else’s project. rounds like that continue until 1 person is left. here is a visualization:

**note that although only 6 teams are in the bracket, there would be 8. i just couldnt fit it all on the page:p**

the scores in green would be the winning scores of the projects

also, the winner of each group is guaranteed to play someone who finished second in another group

after the time to enter closes, groups will be decided by a **random draw**

### What if there is an odd number of people/groups?

groups will be generated as evenly as possible, but in the event that there is a groups with, say 3, people, 2 out of those 3 people will still advance. if there are 3 groups, then the 2 highest scores will receive a bye (else there would be 3 people left after the 2nd round, which would be a problem)

# Judging

i, @/henry and one other person will judge

if you want to be one of those judges, ask me

it would be optimal if you are consistently able to get on daily for about 10-25 minutes, as that is the length of time that i think will be needed for judging. it wont be an everyday thing, but predicting what days you will need to be on is difficult, so being able to come on any day is preferable

# Rubric

this is the rubric that will be used across all round

**10 points**: complexity - how advanced was the project and its mechanics?

**10 points**: graphics - how pleasing was the project to the eye?

**10 points**: theme - was the project related to the theme of the round?

**10 points**: creativity - is the project inventive/original?

**10 points**: bonus - a chance to get bonus points each round, this category/element will be announced at the start of every round

thats a total of **50 possible points** every round, which is 47 **more** than you normally earn for winning a soccer match (/lh)

# Timeframe

you have until 2022-11-10T14:00:00Z to enter. after that, the groups stage will begin. each round will be **7 days in length**, and there will be a day or two in between each round for judging

# Prizes

let me know if you want to add prizes:)

## 1st place

200 seeds from @Nobody

spamlikes on forum and app from @Nobody

## 2nd place

125 seeds from @Nobody

spamlikes on forum from @Nobody

## 3rd place

75 seeds from @Nobody

4 seeds from @/RoadOcean

50 spamlikes on forum and app for every particanpant — @/HapPI314

# Current Stage

- i will join

0 voters

@/omtl @/The_Somebodies