This contest has officially ended. Congratulations to our winners! They are as follows (drumroll...):

The 5 winners of the $25 League of Legends game cards are:

And our lucky Grand Prize Winner, receiving the graphics card of his choice, is timlan!

A lot of great questions and answers came out of this contest, and I hope it was fun for everyone, especially our new users who came over from the ggClassic. Thanks to everyone who participated! If you are one of our winners, you will be contacted shortly via email.

Edit: To allow for questions during the tournament replays next week, the deadline for contest submissions has been extended until Wednesday, 7/25 at 11:59 pm UTC.

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The Next Leaguecraft ggClassic kicks off on July 14th, and we’re the title sponsor! To help the pros as they do battle, and make spectating a little more fun, we’re holding a contest to see who can ask and answer the best questions on Arqade.

To enter: simple! Play League of Legends, and whenever you have a question about it, ask it on Arqade. If you see another question you know the answer to, share your knowledge by answering it!

Entering the contest is easy, but giving yourself a fighting chance at winning is the real challenge. Arqade is all about quality and helping you find the best way to win that match. So, only great posts will be eligible for prizes. See below for tips to make your post great!

The Rules:

  • The contest will run for the duration of the Next Leaguecraft ggClassic, from July 14th to July 22nd. Only questions and answers posted between July 14th at 12:01 am UTC and July 25th at 11:59 pm UTC will be eligible for the contest.
  • All questions must be related to League of Legends. Make sure you tag it or it won’t count for the contest.
  • Only answers to questions tagged will count for the contest.
  • Only questions and answers with a score of 5 or more will be eligible for prizes.
  • Each post you make that has a score of 5 or more when the contest ends gets you one entry into a raffle for prizes. However, each post that is closed or has a negative score when the contest ends will subtract one of your entries. So make sure that what you post is good!

What makes a good question or answer?

First of all, Arqade is not a forum. Arqade is for specific, practical Q&A. If you want to chat about something, awesome - we have a chat room for that! But don’t just post a discussion thread as a question - it will get closed and you’ll lose raffle entries.

Generally, anything related to gameplay is on topic. That includes (but of course isn’t limited to!) things like:

  • Strategy
  • Puzzle solving
  • Game mechanics and terminology
  • Plot and characters in games
  • Game-specific hardware

Some examples of things that are off topic include:

  • Game development
  • Game identification
  • Shopping advice
  • Piracy

For more info, check out our FAQ.

Before you post a question, try to make sure it fits within the scope of the site and hasn’t been asked before. If you ask a good question, people will vote it up. If you provide a helpful answer, people will vote that up too. However, posts that don’t fit within the scope of the site will be voted down or closed, and you will lose entries.

The Prizes: On to the good part!

  • How to win: Every League of Legends post you make (question or answer) that ends the contest with a score of 5 or more will get you one entry into a raffle for prizes.
  • One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a graphics card of his/her choice, worth up to $250!
  • We're also giving away $25 League of Legends Game Cards to five First Prize winners!

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Lots of chances to win, so play, ask, answer and get excited!

  • 2
    +1 for What makes a good question or answer Jul 13, 2012 at 16:29
  • Unrelated, are closed questions eligible for prizes? Hopefully it won't come up, but it might affect duped questions. Jul 13, 2012 at 16:29
  • @RavenDreamer: However, each post that is closed or has a negative score when the contest ends will subtract one of your entries.
    – Wipqozn Mod
    Jul 13, 2012 at 16:39
  • I think rule 5 (-1 for closed entries) is a bit harsh, as duplicates are also considered [closed] and depending on the wording it is really hard to make sure the question is not a double post.
    – ayckoster
    Jul 13, 2012 at 17:44
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    I think dupes should not subtract a point -- dupes are not inherently bad
    – juan
    Jul 13, 2012 at 17:51
  • @Wipqozn Oh, every place is a raffle? I see. Jul 13, 2012 at 19:25
  • 4
    @ayckoster it will encourage people to search before posting, so it will help prevent duplicates - which is good considering that last time we got a lot of duplicates.
    – Oak
    Jul 13, 2012 at 21:22
  • 5
    @Oak, IMO, they should count as 0 (not +1 nor -1) -- otherwise we'll get a lot of requests for deleting them, which is not good.
    – juan
    Jul 13, 2012 at 21:28
  • +1 for the explanation! The "off topic" section could use an item about questions that are some variant of "I would like to participate in a discussion about ______" (FAQ), which was one of the more common close reasons during the last contest.
    – Brant
    Jul 13, 2012 at 22:43
  • @JQAn There was some discussion about this in chat already..
    – Wipqozn Mod
    Jul 13, 2012 at 22:55
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    @wipq, I'm way late to the party, but the first sentence I see in that link is that we should close the original if a better written dupe question comes along? That is so not how this work that it scares me that it's even suggested.
    – juan
    Jul 14, 2012 at 1:13
  • Why does League not deserve a cool site skin like D3 did?
    – Ender
    Jul 15, 2012 at 10:46
  • @Ender Do you want an actual answer or a cynical answer? :P Jul 16, 2012 at 5:20
  • 1
    @Ender Well, I don't have a real answer, but my cynical answer is that only bad games get a site theme dedicated to them (Diablo 3, Mass Effect). :P Jul 16, 2012 at 13:43
  • 1
    @Ender I would guess it's some function of how popular (in pageviews, etc.) they expect the contest to be, and how much spare time Jin has at the moment. Whether or not you like D3 or Mass Effect, hyped-up new releases generate big, permanent traffic bumps for the site that these tourny-related contests have a hard time matching.
    – sjohnston
    Jul 16, 2012 at 13:52


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