As the excitement builds for the largest LAN party in the USA, QuakeCon, so is the anticipation for the 2018 US Case Modding Championship. Modders-Inc.com will be hosting the thrilling exhibition of computer case modding. This year the excitement climbs even higher as this will be the 4th year of the…
US Case Modding Championship
Modders-Inc has created a competition that brings together PC case modders from all over the United States. These computer 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 displayed all over the BYOC area 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.
1000’s of dollars and hardware will be given away to the winner of the case moddding contest. But we do not stop there. Thanks to our AWESOME sponsors we are able to spread their generosity to all the attendees of the QuakeCon but giving everything they send us through a raffle!
2018 QuakeCon will once again be held at the massive Gaylord Texan Resort
*We reserve the right to modify the rules, dates, times, prizes, and sponsors at anytime due to any circumstances. We reserve the right to refuse any case mod or case modder(s) entry into the contest due to an circumstances we deemed fit. If found cheating you will be banned from the contest**
How do I enter my PC Case Mod into the US Case Modding Championship 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!
How do I know which division I need to enter my mod into:
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 retail PC Case.
Scratch-Build Mod: consists of any mod built from anything other than a retail PC Case.
id/Bethesda Themed Mod: consists of any mod (classic or scratch) themed about id Software/Bethesda or any their games.
What are the rules so I do not do anything wrong:
Only one (1) entry per person or team (friends working on one case together is a team). You cannot be part of a team and a have separate case mod entered.
Entrant(s) may enter only one division. You cannot have a case in the Classic division and one in the id/Bethesda division.
Entrant(s) must be the owner(s) of the case mod. Commissioned builds that you make for someone else does not make you the owner of the case mod.
Any past top three winning case mods (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) are not eligible to compete in any class. (You cannot enter the same mod from last you that you got third place with. If you did not place in the top three in past events, you can re-enter that case mod)
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.
I have some sponsored hardware/products from a manufacture(s) can I still enter the contest.
We understand that people do get sponsored products, which is awesome. What we look for are those people that get fully sponsored for a build, doing the build only for the sake of a deal with a manufacture, sponsor or who are building a case mod that will later be turned over to a sponsor or over to a client. To us this means the case was never intended to be “your” case. This is not allowed and you will be disqualified or possibly banned from the contest. We want people that are doing the case mod because they want to.
**We reserve the right to modify the rules, dates, times, prizes, and sponsors at anytime due to any circumstances. We reserve the right to refuse any case mod or case modder(s) entry into the contest due to an circumstances we deemed fit. If found cheating you will be banned from the contest**
Judging for the US Case Modding Championship
Judging will be determined by Modders-Inc, 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.
Concept/Design 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 movie.
Creativity/MODS 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 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 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. (We have has A LOT of great case mods that have fallen prey to these. Please make sure that you make the inside as great as the outside.. yes we do look and bring flashlights)
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! ** QuakeCon scheduling of events are not yet finalized. Times and days could be affected by the soon to be released schedule of events **
Truthfully it does not make a difference what kind of hardware is in the case. We judge the case modding work, not the hardware.
Note: If you are a modder and will be attending QuakeCon but not competing in the contest and you would like to be a potential guest judge. Please contact us at our Contact Page.
Prizes for the US Case Modding Championship :
All placing winners (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) will receive a prize(s). 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 2018 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.)
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