ANN ARBOR DISTRICT LIBRARY PRESENTS:
INTERNATIONAL MINECRAFT HUNGER GAMES
WHAT IT IS:
A week-long Minecraft Hunger Games tournament, open to libraries of all types, all over the world! Play optional matches against nearby libraries any time the week of November 10 – 15, then select two tributes to send to the finals for your region on Saturday November 15! Each Library becomes a “District”.
EACH LIBRARY WILL PROVIDE:
- A number and specialty for your “District” (i.e. team)
(These can be whatever you choose. Example: DISTRICT 343 – AADL – Ann Arbor, Michigan – The Used Record Store and Artisanal Corned Beef District)
- 2 Computers with Minecraft installed and connected to the internet.
- Use of 2 Minecraft logins (these can be your player’s logins, or a shared library login if you’ve bought a Minecraft license)
- 1 Computer with internet connection for library staff to monitor and communicate
- Space to hold a Minecraft event anytime the week of November 10 – 15
- 2 “Tributes” (i.e. players), 1 boy and 1 girl if at all possible, if you wish to participate in the finals.
AADL WILL PROVIDE:
- GTSYSTEM Tournament Management account for each registered District
- Dedicated, preconfigured IMHG Server online
- Scoring Data
- Matchup Forums
- Tournament Updates
HOW IT WORKS:
Each library will register as a “District” and will receive gtsystem site and moderator accounts. Gtsystem includes the controls to start, stop and monitor your IMHG server. The servers will be available for testing starting November 3, and available for tournament play starting November 10.
You can have up to 32 players on your server at once. Each player needs a computer with Minecraft installed, an internet connection, and a valid Minecraft login. These can be the players’ own logins or logins bought by the library. Once you get logged in on one account, you won’t need to switch logins between matches.
You can play Hunger Games matches on your server with just players from your library, or you can find matchups against nearby districts through the gtsystem forums. During the week, you can play as many or as few matches against other libraries as you’d like, for your players to get experience, or to choose your eventual tributes, or for grudge matches against rival libraries. These qualifying matches are not required.
Then, on Saturday, November 15, there will be a staggered series of final matches in different regions based on timezone. This will be finalized when registrations are final in a few weeks. Each District can send 2 tributes – 1 boy and 1 girl – to the finals. Participation in the finals is also optional. The finals will narrow down the participating field until only a single player remains…. the winner of the first ever INTERNATIONAL MINECRAFT HUNGER GAMES!
Still have questions? Here’s an overview, and our FAQ!
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW:
Please fill out this quick form so we have your name, email, library, name, and a few other critical things:
A member of the AADL Capitol Team will be in touch to confirm your registration and hand you your gtsystem credentials. Stay tuned to this list for updates and details as we draw closer!
Contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org for help or with questions!
Thanks for your interest and participation and….