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Heavy Competition

Song Pack

There is a competition pack of 40 songs.

Charts are in range 9-13 and contain a mix of tech, stamina and straightforward steps

Qualification

From the start of the event up to the start of the competition, players get one qualification attempt to play any song from the pack for their seeding score. Players that did not qualify can still join the competition but will be seeded as if they scored zero. When performing your attempt, indicate this to a staff member so they can observe the attempt and record the score afterwards. Practising a song during the event before attempting is allowed.

Competition

The competition will be played as a double elimination bracket with seeding determined by qualification scores. Each match is a 1v1 best-of-three, except the finale, which has a special format revealed during the competition. During each match, players pick from a random subset of songs from the competition pack that ramp up in difficulty as the bracket progresses. The song selection works as follows:

  1. The first player vetoes a song.
  2. The second player vetoes another song.
  3. The first player picks a remaining song.
  4. The second player picks another remaining song.

The first player is determined by a game of rock-paper-scissors, where the winner decides who goes first. If the score is 1-1 after both songs are played, a tie-breaker is randomly selected from the remaining non-vetoed songs.

Player options

Players are allowed to use any options that do not modify the chart (for example: mini is allowed but no-mines is not allowed). One exception is c-mod, which is disallowed on charts subtitled (no c-mod) but allowed otherwise.

Light Competition

Format

The light competition is very similar to the setting you're used to on conventions, with a twist from the half-finals onwards where it becomes a 1 vs 1 best-of-three to decide the winners. The difficulty of the songs start at lvl 1 so everyone can join! At the start, all participants plays the same song as provided during the competition. A king-of-the-hill scoring system will be used to determine who moves on to the next round. The amount of songs played per round depends on the numbe rof participants (as we need to manage the time!). For example, if a round has 2 songs and you get 2nd and 5th place, you'd get 2+5=7 points. The top-X people with the least points will move on to the next round. When there are 4 players left, the person who got 1st and 4th in the previous round will face eachother in a best-of-three for a spot in the final. Idem for the players going 2nd and 3rd in the last KotH round. The winners of the semifinals will fase each other in a final best-of-three for first place.
 

Player options

Players are allowed to use any options that do not modify the chart (for example: mini is allowed but no-mines is not allowed). One exception is c-mod, which is disallowed in general.
 

What is DDR-EXP?

DDR-EXP Crystal is the 11th edition of the DDR-Exp events, which have been going on since 2017. This event will have all rhythm games that we can get our hands on to give visitors the best possible rhythm/music game experience. A lot of games will also have their own competition for players to show their skills.

We want to give everyone the chance to play their favourite games as much as they want, or give the opportunity to try out the newest games which they maybe haven’t had access to yet.