Hey! It's that time again! We are announcing our third tournament: SkyWars - Crazy Solo. If you don't know about tournaments or the Tournament Hall, or if you'd like to know more about some of the terms in this post, make sure to take a look at the first tournament post. If you missed out on previous tournaments, no big deal! You don't need to have played in previous ones to participate. You are on an even footing every tournament. ▶ How to participate? The SkyWars solo tournament will take place on March 15th. It will last 48 hours total, from 6:00 PM EST March 15 to 6:00 PM EST March 17. There will be a Tournament Mode NPC in SkyWars lobby (as well as the tournament Hall). You will also be reminded about the tournament in a few different lobbies across the server. Continue reading to learn all the details! ▶ Tournament Rules Brackets & Points There will be 5 brackets in this tournament: Starter, Gold, Diamond, Master, Grandmaster. As there is only a single winner, climbing brackets is a bit different: -> You will go up a bracket by being within the last 3 alive. -> You will also go up a bracket by scoring at least 3 kills. You will stay in your bracket if you manage to score enough points during the game. Players earn Tournament Points from wins and kills. We added two point bonuses: First Blood and Last Kill. First Blood is earned by getting the first kill in a game. Last Kill is obtained when killing the last player. This means if they fall to their death, it doesn't count. This large bonus serves as an incentive to avoid stalling the game. Assists generally count the same as kills. Spoiler: Click for more info on the Bracket point system. Starter Bracket: Kill or Assist: +1 Points First Blood: +1 Point bonus Last Kill: +1 Point bonus Win: +7 Points Death (Loss): 0 Points! (No loss in this bracket) Win, last 3 alive or 3 kills = Instant promotion to Gold Bracket. Anything else = Stay in Starter Bracket ----------- Gold Bracket: Kill or Assist: +2 Points First Blood: +2 Points bonus Last Kill: +3 Point bonus Win: +10 Points Death (Loss): -2 Points Win, last 3 alive or 3 kills = Instant promotion to Diamond Bracket. You earned at least 0 Point total: You stay in Gold Bracket You earned -1 Points or less: Demotion to Starter Bracket ----------- Diamond Bracket: Kill or Assist: +3 Points First Blood: +2 Points bonus Last Kill: +5 Points bonus Win: +12 Points Death (Loss): -3 Points Win, last 3 alive or 3 kills = Instant promotion to Master Bracket. You earned at least 1 Point total: You stay in Diamond Bracket You earned 0 Points or less: Demotion to Gold Bracket ----------- Master Bracket: Kill: +5 Points Assist: +4 Points First Blood: +2 Points bonus Last Kill: +5 Points bonus Win: +15 Points Death (Loss): -5 Points Win, last 3 alive or 3 kills = Instant promotion to Grandmaster Bracket. You earned at least 3 Points total: You stay in Master Bracket You earned 2 Points or less: Demotion to Diamond Bracket ----------- Grandmaster Bracket: Kill: +6 Points Assist: +4 Points First Blood: +2 Points bonus Last Kill: +4 Points bonus Win: +20 Points Death (Loss): -7 Points Win, last 3 alive or 3 kills = You stay in Grandmaster bracket You earned at least 4 Points total: You stay in Grandmaster Bracket You earned 3 Points or less: Demotion to Master Bracket ----------- NOTE: The total points at the end of a game include your negative points. This means in Gold Bracket, you only need to score 1 kill (or assist) in order to secure your bracket position. Playtime The tournament lasts for 48 hours, but each player has a max playtime of 8 hours. Previous maximum playtimes were higher, but we picked a lower maximum this time because it is a solo tournament. You will not be able to join the tournament mode with a party. Because of this limitation, we thought a lower time pressure would leave you time to play Hypixel with your friends during the weekend. ▶ Tournament Mode: Crazy Solo In order to spice things up for the tournament, we created a new mode based on Solo Insane. Despite its name and thus stronger gear, this mode aims at being more competitive and balanced. Kits & Perks All solo kits will be available for everyone in the tournament mode. The following perks will be maxed out and enabled for everyone: Ender Mastery, Instant Smelting, Resistance Boost, Speed Boost, Fat, Knowledge, Nourishment. All other perks will NOT be available or enabled in the tournament mode. (Bulldozer will not be enabled) Chests Loot There will be a guaranteed diamond armor piece in every mid chest. Items found in chests will be stronger than insane mode on average. All loot will be identified island/mid/kit and whether it's from refill or not. There will only be 1 refill (instead of 2) during the game Maps Only the following maps will be playable in the tournament mode: Aegis Tribute Martian Plateau Strata + 3 NEW MAPS The new maps are not confirmed to be added to the permanent map rotation yet. Other To reduce the difference between the longest and shortest games, the enderdragons will spawn 2 minutes earlier. There will be a new feature to right-click armor to equip it (both in chests and when in hand). All cosmetics except cages will be disabled. Spoiler: More new maps (CLICK!) ▶ Tournament Rewards Tributes Tributes are the rewards currency of tournaments. Your first win will grant +20 Tributes. Each win after will reward +10 Tributes. Each kill rewards +2 tribute. You can gain up to 100 tributes during the tournament. There are 5 new items in the Tribute Shop: Favor of the Angel: +1% chance for your SkyWars games to be corrupted +1 SkyWars Experience per win (normally 10xp per win) +500XP One-time bonus New Perk - Diamondpiercer: This gives you a new Skywars perk for solo insane. 20% chance to crit diamond armor wearers for +20% increased damage New Tournament Cage SkyWars Tournament Banner SkyWars Loot Chest As usual, you are able to purchase all previous tribute shop rewards using tributes you earned during the SkyWars tournament. The Crown Cage Leaderboard rewards Tournament Points are the leaderboard currency. Ranking on the global leaderboard will earn you huge bonus rewards: k = 1,000 Top 1: 450 Tributes, 1,000,000 SW coins, 500k tokens, 20k SW XP, Blaze Pet, 6 Crafted Mystery boxes Top 2: 400 Tributes, 900k SW coins, 400k tokens, 20k SW XP, Blaze Pet, 6 Crafted boxes Top 3: 350 Tributes, 800k SW coins, 300k tokens, 20k SW XP, Blaze Pet, 6 Crafted boxes Top 4-10: 300 Tributes, 600k SW coins, 150k tokens, 15k SW XP, 3 Crafted boxes Top 50: 250 Tributes, 500k SW coins, 125k tokens, 10k SW XP, 3 Crafted boxes Top 100: 200 Tributes, 250k SW coins, 100k tokens, 5k SW XP, 3 Crafted boxes Top 500: 150 Tributes, 100k SW coins, 100k tokens, 2k SW XP, 1 random Crafted box Top 1000: 100 Tributes, 50k SW coins, 3 SW Loot Chests, 1 random Crafted box Top 2500: 50 Tributes, 1 SW Loot Chest You will only match one of those categories (top 1 does NOT add up all the ones below) With a crazy tournament comes crazy rewards. ▶ FAQ > Can I play in a party? This tournament is strictly solo, you cannot join the tournament mode with a party. You will be able to play regular SkyWars teams with a party during the tournament if you feel like it. We decided to hold a solo tournament due to popular demand. > What about our stats? Stats tracking during the tournament will be independent from the regular game. > Why host a SkyWars tournament? Of course, SkyWars is one of the most popular games, but it also is a very competitive game, especially at the higher levels of play. We thought it was one of the more appropriate choices to hold a solo tournament. PS: There will be a 5X SkyWars coins multiplier during the tournament!