Citizens Worldwide! Your attention please for
A week-long Minecraft Hunger Games tournament
open to libraries of all types, all over the world!
EACH PARTICIPATING LIBRARY PLEDGES TO PROVIDE:
A NAME for your DISTRICT
(your “district” is your branch, your school,
or your library system; districts will be grouped regionally for competition)
A SPACE for your EVENT
(at least 2 hours at some point during the week up to and including IGD)
1 COMPUTER with browser for staff communication
(a chatroom will be used to communicate competition matchups, results, and updates
– and also for live support!)
2 COMPUTERS with Minecraft installed and an internet connection
(or more if you want more simultaneous players in qualifying matches at your library)
2 TRIBUTES to represent your DISTRICT
(1 boy and 1 girl! We’re doing this by the book!)
EACH PARTICIPATING DISTRICT WILL RECEIVE:
A DEDICATED, PRE-CONFIGURED Hunger Games Minecraft SERVER
in the cloud to run your event! (Yep, we configure it for you!)
A GTSYSTEM account to keep score and handle registration
A CHANCE for your TRIBUTES to WIN INTERNATIONAL RENOWN
with a SPOT in the INTERNATIONAL BRACKET
COMPLETE INSTRUCTION on moderating and running your event
LIVE HELP from other libraries and event staff via chat during your event
The ASTONISHED ADULATION of the YOUTH of your COMMUNITY
Whether your TRIBUTES are chosen at the REAPING, or if you have ample VOLUNTEERS, your players will represent your DISTRICT in a series of PVP SURVIVAL MATCHES inside a Minecraft World.
Last Tribute standing earns points for their District.
Matches can take place anytime in the week leading up to IGD, but must involve at least TWO DISTRICTS. Matchmaking will be easy through the gtsystem chatrooms. The Districts that have the highest total and average scores will be INVITED to send TWO TRIBUTES on to the REGIONAL or INTERNATIONAL FINALS on IGD!
Just make sure to register through the IGD Form (http://bit.ly/igd14) as being interested in this event, book a room at your venue for any time the week of November 10 – November 15, and you’ll be contacted with details and next steps in September. Questions or concerns? Email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
MAY THE ODDS BE BETTER ON YOUR SERVER.
And here it is again in a slightly more concise (also boring) form:
To secure your place:
Register for IGD at http://bit.ly/igd14 and indicate in the appropriate question that you want to play in the Minecraft Hunger Games. AADL will contact you in September.
You’ll need to provide:
- A name for your “District” – i.e. your team
- A space to run your event in
- A staff computer with a browser – you’ll use a chatroom to talk to other librarians live about the event – yes, that means live support!
- 2 public computers with Minecraft installed
- 2 players – one boy, one girl, just like in the book! It’s up to you how you choose them – whether a local contest or just whoever volunteers. (But a local contest seems good to us!)
- The Minecraft server for your public computers to connect to, preconfigured and ready to go.
- An account on our tournament system.
- A place in the international competition – a chance for your players to claim worldwide glory!
- Full documentation.
- Live support.
If your team does really well, you’ll get a chance for your players to compete against the best other teams around the world! We don’t know exactly what time this will happen, as it will depend on what time zone the best teams are in. But we will make it work for the winners!
Our contact details are email@example.com if you have questions.