Galaga: Pro-Level Competitions

Galaga Pro-Level competitions will take place over four days (March 29 – April 1, 2018). Players must pre-qualify to compete. Please read carefully before submitting your pre-qualifying score!

Twelve players will be selected from among top pre-qualifying scores to compete against Legacy Champs in Pro-Level Galaga competitions. The top-three qualifying Pro-Level scorers (and a guest) will receive round-trip airfare to a nearby airport plus ground-transport to Santa Fe to compete.

Pro-Level players must be able to attend all four days of the competition (Thursday, March 29 to Sunday, April 1, 2018). Competition start-time on April 1 will be at 12:00 pm in observance of Easter Sunday. Additional accommodations will be considered on request.

Pro-Level competition is open to players ages 13 and up. Players under 18 must have consent of parent or legal guardian.

The registration fee for all qualifying participants in Galagathon Pro-Level Competitions is $50.

Prize payouts will occur within 60-days of tournament end. Meow Wolf event officials will conduct judging of all competition events, and will make decisions on all competition results. Judgement by Meow Wolf officials is considered final. Note that competition rules herein may be subject to change.

Pro-Level Events:

Marathon-Mode

Over three days (Thursday, March 29 – Saturday, March 31), Pro-Level players will attempt world-record marathon (D-Mode) runs to break the current world record. The highest score achieving a new world record will be awarded a crowdfunded cash prize.

Top scores from D-Mode marathon runs will determine placement in the Arcade-Mode single-elimination tournament brackets.

Arcade-Mode Tournament

On day four (Sunday, April 1), Pro-Level players and Legacy Champs will meet head-to-head in a single-elimination tournament, with $10,000 top-prize awarded to the champion. Second-place receives $5,000 and third-place, $2,500.

Pro-Level tournament will be held in Arcade (Five-Man) Mode (Factory settings, five lives, one credit, no restarts, playing to kill screen). The tournament is single-elimination, with brackets determined by high scores from marathon runs achieved on days one-to-three of the event (first place vs. last place, second place vs. second-to-last place, etc.)

Galaga: Amateur-Level Competitions

Players not pre-qualified to compete in Pro-Level competitions, will have the opportunity to compete at the amateur level, with two days of qualifying rounds held on-site (Thursday, March 29 – Friday, March 30). On day three, (Saturday, March 31) the top ten qualifying scorers will duke it out in a Amateur-Level single-elimination tournament, awarding a $1,500 top-prize.

Amateur-Level Events:

Qualifying Runs

Thursday, March 29 – Friday, March 30, players will register on-site and in-person to participate in Amateur-Level qualifying runs. Registration for qualifying runs is $20, with available slots scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Players are limited to one qualifying run per person. Participating Pro-Level competitors are not eligible to compete in Amateur-Level events.

Qualifying runs are timed, with players highest score recorded within (or ending at) 30 minutes of gameplay. Qualifying runs are held in Arcade (Five-Man) Mode (Factory settings, five lives, one credit, no restarts, playing to kill screen).

Amateur-Level competition is open to players ages 13 and up. Players under 18 must have consent of parent or legal guardian.

Amateur Tournament

On day three (Saturday, March 31), the top-ten players from Amateur-Level qualifying runs will will meet head-to-head in a single-elimination tournament, awarding $1,500 to the champion.

Amateur-Level tournament will be held in Arcade (Five-Man) Mode (Factory settings, five lives, one credit, no restarts, playing to kill screen). The tournament is single-elimination, with brackets determined by high scores from marathon runs achieved on days one-to-three of the event (first place vs. last place, second place vs. second-to-last place, etc.)

Prize payouts will occur within 60-days of tournament end. Meow Wolf event officials will conduct judging of all competition events, and will make decisions on all competition results. Judgement by Meow Wolf officials is considered final. Note that competition rules herein may be subject to change.


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