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2016 US Case Modding Championship

2016 will be the 5th year that Modders-Inc brings the thrilling hobby of computer case modding to the largest LAN in the United States, QuakeCon. Also this year the excitement climbs as this will be the second year of the US Case Modding Championship. Modders-Inc it creating a competition that will bring together case modders from all over the United States. The case modders have the opportunity to compete in three different styles of case mods. These styles are Classic Case Mod, Scratch, and id/Bethesda. All these case mods will be all over the place for everyone to enjoy. The great part of this is that you get to see the case mods and the modders that created them in person.

Not to be out done we are also bringing back the popular 24 hour live modding event known as 24hr of Le Mods: The Ultimate Modding Competition. The event thsi that is sponsored by Corsair, NVIDIA’s Geforce Garage and Modders-Inc.  Get ready to have a great time seeing and talking with the people that make those crazy awesome case mods that you see on the internet.

US CAse Modding Championship 2016

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Where can I enter the contest at QuakeCon:

Just come by our booth at QuakeCon in the vendor area, grab an entry form, fill it out and you are entered!

**We reserve the right to modify the rules, dates, times, prizes, and sponsors at anytime due to any circumstancesWe reserve the right to refuse any case mod or case modder(s) entry into the contest due to an circumstances. If found cheating you will be banned from the contest**

How can I enter the contest at QuakeCon:

There are three separate divisions you can enter and compete in and they are…

Classic Case Mod: consists of any mod that is built from an existing bought retail PC Case.

Scratch-Build Mod: consists of any mod built from anything other than a PC Case.

id/Bethesda Themed Mod: consists of any mod (classic or scratch) themed about id Software/Bethesda or any their games.

Only one (1) entry per person or team. (You cannot be part of a team and a have separate case mod entered).

Entrant(s) may enter only one division.

Entrant(s) must be the owner(s) of the case mod. Commissioned builds that you created does not make you the owner of the case mod.

Any past top three winning case mods (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) and CPU magazine “Mad Reader Mod”-winning case mods are not eligible to compete in any class.

Any past winning Modders themselves are eligible to build and enter a new computer case mod that meets the rules listed above in any class.

The contest is open to all QuakeCon attendees ages 18 & up.

**We reserve the right to modify the rules, dates, times, prizes, and sponsors at anytime due to any circumstancesWe reserve the right to refuse any case mod or case modder(s) entry into the contest due to an circumstances. If found cheating you will be banned from the contest**

Judging

Judging will be determined by Modders-Inc, CPU Magazine and any pre-selected guest judges. Participants in any of the class competitions are not eligible to be a judge. The scoring will be broken down into Five categories each based on a scale of 1 – 10; with 10 being the best.
Categories include:
Concept/Design (1-10) Does the Concept of the mod match the design. Example – The mod is suppose to be about Star Wars, but the finished case doesn’t look like anything from the moive.
Creativity/MODS (1-10) What ideas did you have about changing the way the case looks. What was changed and how much of it you did yourself (which will also increase your score).
Detail of Work (1-10) The finer details of the mods. The finished look of the case such as are the cables tied up, scratches, dents, and etc.
Overall Look (1-10) When you stand back and look at the case mods does it all look good? Example: The paint job is outstanding, but the inside is a mess.
Special Features (1-10) The WOW factor that will put your mod above the rest.

Final scores are determined by adding the score from each category together. The highest score will receive the grand prize and the second and third highest scores will receive runner-up prizes.  In case of a tie the tying mods will be deliberated by the judges and a winner will be picked.

Judging will happen over a two day period. Entries 1-15 will be judged on Friday. Entries 16-last entry will be judged on Saturday. *Note* We will be trying something new this years as we will check out and judge the mods through-out the event.

Judging will end by 4pm on Saturday as we need to have 2 hours prior to the announcement of the winners to tally the scores and to contact the winners. Contest finalist will need to bring their case mods to the QuakeCon Final Show area Saturday to display their mods on stage for all to see!

Note: If you are a modder and will be attending QuakeCon but not competing in the contest and you would like to be a guest judge. Please contact us at our Contact Page.

 

Prizes:

All placing winners (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) will receive a prizes. The level of prizes are determined on what kind of sponsorship we can generate. All winners of the contest and giveaways are responsible for all shipping of the products they have won during or at the event.

We would like to thank our awesome sponsors for their great support for the US Case Modding Championship at 2016 QuakeCon
As we gather our valued sponsor partners well post them here. If you would like to be a sponsor please use our Contact Page to send us an email.
(As more items are confirmed they will be added to the list. We reserve the right to modify the prizes or sponsors at anytime due to any circumstances.)


Sponsors

CPU Magazine  Thermaltake-logo

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ADATA-Logo fdlogo

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Crucial logo   bequiet fans and power supply
 ekwb-logo-orange   Kingston Memory

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More to come!







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