For a long time it’s been our dream to hold an enormous, international Nutty Tilez contest, with students battling it out to try to knock Demon Dante from his Nutty throne… Now, finally, the Nutty Tilez Competition is here!
|What?||International Nutty Tilez Competition!|
|Start date||December 2nd|
|End Date||December 4th|
|GMT start time||2pm|
|GMT end time||9pm|
|EST start time||9am|
|EST end time||4pm|
|Prizes||Worth a total of £645/$1,020|
Prepare yourselves for 55 hours of intense, and probably sleepless, battle! You will be fighting head to head with the world’s best language learners, until the contest comes to a close and the judges cast their decision. You have been warned: the judges verdict is final!
If the eternal glory of being a Nutty Tilez Champion isn’t reward enough for you, take a look at the awesome student and school prizes you stand a chance to win:
There are two leaderboards running at the same time- one for the US and one for the UK. prizes will be awarded to the top students on both leaderboards- so there will be prizes for both the top ten US students AND the top ten UK students. So far, no one on the UK leaderboard has managed to complete all 50 levels, so it’s all still to play for!
The prizes are as follows:
The top ten students in each language will be awarded an exclusive Nutty Tilez certificate, and iTunes vouchers of £50 / $75 for the winner, £35 / $50 for second place, £25 / $40 for third place, and £15 / $25 for each of the 7 runners up.
The top three students in each language will also get their own personal avatar immortalized as a Nutty Tilez hero, which will play against the students and alongside Demon Dante, Galloping George and Alacrity Anna for a whole year.
We will also send out certificates to every student who reaches a milestone level (10, 20, 30, 40 and 50) in any language, to congratulate them on their achievement.
It’s not only the students who get rewarded: the top ten student scores in each school will be added up to create a school leader board. When the contest closes on 4th December, the 3 highest scoring schools in each language will be awarded limited edition poster certificates to prove their prestigious learning skill.
Now we’ve explained the prizes, lets make sure you’re all clear on the rules.
On 2nd December, every student will be reset to level 1 across all languages. Then, when the competition kicks off, at 2pm or 9am depending on your time zone, the fun will begin! To level up, students must play a normal game against 3 other players. The top two from the game will then go on to play head to head against Demon Dante, and will level up if and only if they beat him! If they don’t manage to knock him off, they will have to play the same level against other students again, and then have another go at taking down Demon Dante.
When we close the game on 4th December, at 9pm or 4pm depending on your time zone, the winner for each language will be the first person who has completed level 50, or, if no one has managed to complete level 50 in that language, the winner will be the student on the highest level. If there is more than one student on that level, the winner will be the student who has won the most points on that level only. The points they have earned on previous levels will not be added. The next 9 places will be awarded on the same basis. After the winners have been chosen, all students will be reset to the Nutty Tilez levels they were on before the competition started.
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