From time to time we’ll be running contests with prizes here at FinalBot. When we do, we’ll do our best to explicitly state the rules and instructions in the contest terms for that specific contest, which take priority over this document. All contests will be associated with a specific competition and will require you to have a bot submitted by a given deadline to be eligible. Some contests may only be open to competitors who have registered their FinalBot account after a certain date. For others, if you already have a bot submitted when the contest starts then you may need to resubmit it during the contest window to be eligible.
When the contest includes a random drawing, you’ll be eligible by just uploading a bot for the specified competition (assuming your account meets the other eligibility requirements). We’ll randomly select the winner, and there is no performance requirement for the bot itself.
When the contest specifies winners by tournament place, the prizes will be awarded to the eligible participants in order of their placement for the specified tournament on the specified date.
When the contest specifies winners by competition rank, the prizes will be awarded to the eligible participants in order of their overall rank in the specified competition on the specified date.
When the contest specifies winners by series rank, the prizes will be awarded to the eligible participants in order of their overall rank in the specified series on the specified date.
Notes About Place & Rank
Some contests may draw from a competitor pool that includes ineligible accounts. Prior to prize selection, these accounts will be extracted from consideration. For example, if your account is eligible and finishes 2nd in a tournament and the account that places 1st is ineligible, you’ll be awarded the prize for 1st place (instead of 2nd), and so on. In the event of an absolute tie in place or rank, competitors are ranked in order of the last time they updated their bot for the specified competition. In other words, the competitor using the “oldest” bot would win the tie.