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Altador Cup FAQ
1) Will I get a prize for all of my efforts?

If you participate in the Altador Cup in any way, then you will receive points that you can exchange for prizes in the Prize Shop. Of course, the more you participate, the more points you'll earn!

2) Am I able to earn Altador Cup Prize Shop points and Neopoints while contributing to my team's scores at the same time?

Yes. By playing any of the four games (Yooyuball, Make Some Noise, Slushie Slinger or Shootout Showdown), you'll be able to earn Neopoints while simultaneously helping your team and storing Prize Shop points for later. The only exception is during the tournament's practice days; on these days, you'll continue to earn Neopoints. Your performance on these days will not count toward your team's performance, however and Prize Shop points will not get added..

3) Can I change teams after I join?

Once you've joined a team, you will play for that team through the rest of the tourney. You will not be able to switch to another team, so choose carefully.

4) Can I earn Neopoints from playing the games in the Altador Cup?

Yes, you will be awarded Neopoints for the first three scores you send per game each day. After you've maxed out Neopoints in each game for the day during the tournament, you should still continue to submit your scores, because all the scores you send will count toward your Prize Shop points (except on off-days) and your team's total!

5) Can I participate in the Altador Cup on my side accounts?

No, because the Altador Cup involves playing games and earning Neopoints and hence you can only play on your main account. Side accounts participating in the Altador Cup will be considered multiple account abuse and can result in the account(s) being frozen.

6) Can you explain the Schedules & Results page?

Like previous years, teams are NOT divided in Round 1 into Alabriss, Minitheus and Vaeolus brackets. All teams are within a single bracket in Round 1 and will play against every other team exactly once in this round.
In Round 2, based on the overall performance, each team will be divided into 1 of 3 brackets and each team will play against every other team within its respective bracket.

When viewing a single team:

When looking at just the results of one team for a day (or all days), the format is as follows: the team icon in the first column is always the opposing team, regardless of whether they were the home or away team. The scores are preceded by a W, L, or D (for win, loss, or draw). Regardless of who won, the team whose results are being viewed are listed first. For example, if you are looking at Shenkuu's page and the result for their Yooyuball match is W (6 - 5), that means they won by a score of 6 to 5. If they lost 8 to 2, the result would be shown as L (2 - 8).

When viewing multiple teams:
If you view the results for multiple teams on one day (or all days), the format is as follows: the first team icon in the 1st column is always the home team, and the second team icon in the 1st column is always the away team. The scores are presented in the same format, with the home team given first regardless of whether they won or lost, and the road team listed second. For example, if the home team won 10-4, it will be shown as home team icon (10 - 4). However, if the home team lost, it'll be shown as road team icon (4 - 10).

7) Do I have to play all four games (Yooyuball, Make Some Noise, Slushie Slinger, and Shootout Showdown)?

It isn't required, but it's important for your team to win the match-ups across all four games, as all four games contribute to your team's standing in the tournament. If you only choose to play one or two games, you can still earn Prize Shop points and show off your personal stats.

8) How can I tell how my team is performing?

We will post daily results for the Yooyuball, Make Some Noise, Slushie Slinger, and Shootout Showdown match-ups, including the number of wins, losses, and draws. The results for the previous day will be put up at the end of the current day.

9) How do I join a team?

It's easy. Visit the team page before June 6th and simply click on any team icon on the map to see details for that team. Once you see a team you like, click Join Team and start playing games to support your team's chances at Altador Cup gold.

10) How does the Rank System work? What is the Rank Badge?

The Rank System is a way to acknowledge the incredible efforts of each player. Beginning on Monday, June 4th, your rank will increase depending on the number of games you've played and points you've scored across each of the Altador Cup games. There are 21 levels to reach, from Beginner all the way up to All-Star.
Each time you level up, your Rank Badge will change to notify you that you have advanced in your rank. If you've joined a team, you'll find your Rank Badge in the Altador Cup Games Room. Every player starts with a Rank Badge labelled Beginner. Score enough points, and you could be an All-Star!
Moving past your Beginner status is attainable, but reaching All Star will still be quite the impressive feat! Be sure to keep an eye on the Rank Calculator to see what's next!

11) How long do I have to redeem my points in this year's Prize Shop?

You have until the start of next year's Altador Cup to redeem your points for prizes.

12) How long is the Altador Cup and what is the new structure? If you have any questions about the length, structure, or general rules of the Altador Cup, then you should check out the Altador Cup Rules page.

13) How many scores can I submit? You may submit up to 3 scores in a day to earn Neopoints and to be listed on the high score table. This is called maxing out for a day. Even after maxing out, you can continue to play multiple times and submit scores till you reach a certain cap limit. This cap limit is in proportion to the points you will need to achieve the next ranking for you to reach All-Star. This will also add to your team's performance in the tournament and earn you Prize Shop credits as well. However, after maxing out, you cannot earn Neopoints.
Once you reach the cap limit, take a break for the day and return the next day to get back on your journey to make your team victorious!

14) Should I still submit my scores when I lose?

Definitely! Every score counts, and can earn you Neopoints (if you haven't maxed out for the day) as well as Prize Shop credits. Additionally, you'll be supporting your team's overall performance.

15) What are practice rounds? Do practice scores count?

Practice rounds are held in the days leading up to the tournament, when you can practice playing all of the Altador Cup games. Since these are practice rounds, the scores will not support your team, and you won't start earning any credits to use in the Altador Cup Prize Shop. You can, however, earn Neopoints for playing during the practice rounds.

16) When will I get my prizes?

The Prize Shop will go up after the final team standings and individual participation has been tallied. This will be on July 1st.

17) Why is my team losing in the tournament, even though I win all of my games?

Each team's participation in the Altador Cup is a group effort. You may feel like you are winning lots of games, but others on your team may not be playing as much, or users on another team may be playing even more. So get on the Neoboards and cheer your other team mates on to victory!

18) Will I be able to use unused points from previous Altador Cups in this year's Prize Shop?

No. Unfortunately, it is too late to redeem old points from previous Altador Cups now.

19) I just got an Altador Cup team avatar! Will this add to my permanent avatar count?

No, these team avatars are just so you can show your support for your team on the Neoboards. They will disappear at the end of the tournament.

20) I just got an Altador Cup team avatar! Will this add to my permanent avatar count?

Yes, it will.

21) Can I collect all 18 team avatars by changing teams each year?

No, if you join a different team next year, the new team avatar will replace the one you currently have. You can only have one Altador Cup team avatar at a time.