Below you will find everything you need to know about participation, voting, and accruing entries for great prizes. If you have any additional questions, please leave them in our March Mayhem forum.
Good Luck! Prepare to enter the Mayhem.
It's easy to begin supporting your favorite developers in March Mayhem! First, you must be logged into your The Escapist account. If you are not a The Escapist community member, you can register for a free account by clicking here, or Login with Facebook. (Please note that creating multiple accounts will result in all of your accounts being banned and all votes negated.)
Everyone can vote and participate but you must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for prizes.
If you are participating before March 7th, fill out your bracket here. Filling out the bracket does not automatically cast your vote, but does grant you 25 entries into the random prize giveaways!
Please note: Developers are allowed to promote in any way they wish EXCEPT for promising or giving away prizes if they win.
Each match-up you vote in grants you another entry towards winning one of the amazing prizes (this will link to the Prizes page). Voting can be done two different ways:
Each round lasts 48 hours. If there is a tie, the match-up will have another 24 hours of open voting until a winner is announced.
Before March 7th, you are able to fill out your own bracket with who you think will win each match-up and win the whole tournament. Use this as your predictions for the tournament. While there will be a couple badges given out, the brackets are for fun, bragging rights AND they get you 25 entries toward the random drawing of prizes. To begin making your choices, click here. Once on the page, click the "Begin to Vote" button in the middle of the page or click on any of the match-ups. A pop-out frame will then be displayed to make voting easier. Click the "VOTE" button of the developer you wish to support for that match-up and then click the "Next" button on the right side of the pop-up. Once you have gone through all of the match-ups for each round, the page will automatically save.
Please note, you are welcome to make as many changes as you like to your bracket before March 8th. Just remember, if you change one choice, it may change part of your bracket as well, so update your entire bracket accordingly.
As you fill out your bracket, remember that you are competing for a nice limited edition badge! Each round has a point total associated with it, so the more match-ups you choose correctly, the more points you will get overall. Here is the breakdown of the points system:
At the end of the tournament, the top 3 bracket owners will get special limited edition badges. To view how you and the rest of the bracket owners are doing, make sure to keep visiting the Leaderboard Page or click on the "Leaderboard" tab at the top of the page.
On March 8th, you can begin casting your votes. Below is a schedule for each round, with all rounds starting at approximately noon Eastern Standard Time. Make sure to cast your vote for each round. Remember: every vote gets you another entry towards the prizes!
Thanks to our friends over at ORIGIN PC, we have some great prizes this year! Head over to the Prize Page to check out what we are giving away.
Also, your favorite developers also have a chance at winning some amazing ad packages, right here on The Escapist!
There are a ton of different ways for you to participate in March Mayhem! And each gives you more entries towards the prizes.
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