Hello, everyone! Welcome to the Official Newgrounds Audio Underdogs Competition Knock-out Round Thread 2014! :D If you have no idea what that is, click HERE.
First of all, there's been a slight change to the formatting rules of the competition. This round, we'll accept not one but THREE contestants from each group! :D These nine contestants will compete against each other in the final round, in which we'll determine the top three winners of all the groups instead of the one winner from each group.
The remaining competitors have until Friday, August 22nd at 11:59 EST to submit a completely original track made from scratch for the competition to this thread (with no HTML, por favor). This is the "knock-out round." You couldn't have started working on this piece until NOW, per the rules. If we find evidence of you having done so, you will be automatically disqualified. Also, there will be NO remixes, re-makes, mash-ups, covers, arrangements, or anything like that for this round. Your piece really has to be COMPLETELY original.
As explained earlier, the three strongest competitors from each group will be announced by Monday, August 25th. Then, those people will face each other in an epic finale! They’ll have 2 more weeks (until Friday, September 5th at 11:59 p.m. EST) to submit their final pieces! :D All rules for the knock-out round apply to this one as well. The complete list of details for this round will be posted in that thread in a couple of weeks. The winner of the competition will be announced on Monday, September 9th.
It's very, VERY important for this round that you check out ALL OF THE RULESfor this contest that didn't quite make this concise forum post.
Super huge thank you to all the judges: Bosa, Camoshark, Steampianist, Johnfn, Troisnyx, Lockyn, PirateCrab, and me (that's in order of when they joined the judging team, btw. I put myself last out of politeness).
Anyway, you guys are probably still caught up in who actually made it into this round for some reason, so here you go:
Top scorers from previous round: Adieuwinter, Clerik, Possibly, Sovarozum, Sundans
PROFESSIONAL AMATEURS GROUP
Top scorers from previous round: 8-bitheroes, Djabbic, JoshuaHughes, LunacyEcho, TheGoatee
Top scorers from previous round: AnalogByNature, Bassfiddlejones, LarryNachos, MetalRenard, SilverPoyozo, WingoWinston
If you didn't make it into this round, please don't complain. Simply PM me or any of the other judges if you have any questions or concerns, or if you want to know your specific scores. It was REALLY hard to determine these survivors, guys - there are a lot of talented individuals who didn't even make it this far in the competition! The judges have worked hard to score this competition, though, so please keep your PMs friendly and not accusing.
Thanks to Deshiel for offering to make forum signatures for the winners.
Also, I'd like to credit @Spadezer with coming up with the names for the groups, and to personally thank @SkyeWint for doing a special back-up judging job for us. @Troisnyx didn't feel comfortable judging @MetalRenard's submission because he's judging hers in the NGADM, so Skye stepped in to do it for her! ;)
You can start working on your pieces for this round now. And...GO! ;D