Do you like free shit? Yeah, me too.
How would you like to win a copy of EA Sports MMA? Oh, you’re interested? Well, let me explain how can you get yourself a brand new and totally free copy of the latest and greatest MMA game on the planet. All you’ve gotta do is register on our forums and enter the Mixed Martial Sharts 2010 Open Weight Grand Prix tournament.
I suppose I should explain what exactly this tournament is though, so here is goes…
The MMS 2010 OWGP is a 16-man, elimination style tournament that will take place over the course offour real mixed martial arts events. Starting with UFC 123 on November 20, and ending with WEC 53on December 16, sixteen brave souls will go to battle in a prediction war for each event. Here’s what the overall game will look like:
QUARTERFINAL ROUND – “UFC 123” on November 20:
- 16 players, 8 brackets. Top player from EACH BRACKET advances to the next round.
SEMIFINAL ROUND – “Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu” on December 04:
- 8 Players, 4 brackets. Top player from EACH BRACKET advances to the next round.
FINAL FOUR – “UFC 124” on December 11:
- 4 Players, 2 brackets. Top player from EACH BRACKET advances to the championship round.
CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS – “WEC 53” on December 16:
- 2 players, 1 bracket. Winner takes all.
Now, picking who you think will win is normally pretty simple, and takes little to no effort and/or strategic planning. The way WE play however, is a little bit different. We play our prediction games under a format called PirozziFC, named after the game originator and current MMS forum moderator Mr. Relentless Pirozzi. Here are the rules of PirozziFC straight from the originator’s mouth:
The Rules of PirozziFC
PirozziFC is a CONFIDENCE POINTS based game. So depending on the event, and how many fights their are, points will vary. If an event has 12 fights, the point scale is 1-12. You would pick who you think is going to win the fight, and the higher number of points on that fighter depending on how confident you are in them winning. Every fight you get right, you win those points. You put your highest points on who you think has the best chance of winning, and lowest points on who you have the least amount of confidence in. Whoever has the most POINTS, not wins, at the end of the event, WINS.
TIEBREAKER!!!! On each fight, you will also choose the method of victory, and round. So you must say you think FIGHTER A will win in the 2nd round by TKO/KO/SUB/or decision obviously. Whoever has the most tiebreakers right in the event of a tie, WINS.
Got it? If not, you’re helpless and shouldn’t even bother trying to play. NO JUST KIDDING! If you still don’t understand, all of us on the forums who know the game will be more than happy to assist you on getting sped up if in fact you actually need speeding up.
Next order of business: THE WINNING PRIZE!
One lucky winner will be crowned the 2010 MMS Open Weight Grand Prix champion, and they will receive the following:
- A badass 2010 Open Weight Grand Prix title, which will be displayed on their forum profile, to let all the other members know who’s the baddest mo’fucka on the “e-streets” of Mixed Martial Sharts – at least in 2010 that is.
- 100,000 points added to their account, which can be used in our exclusive ShartsFC betting section. You’ll be the richest member on the site, which basically means that you’re Tony Montana minus getting wasted by The Skull in the end of the film.
- A copy of EA Sports MMA for either the XBox 360 or Playstation 3 (winner will need to specify which system they want the game on).
The entry deadline for this contest is November 19, or until all of the 16 slots are filled up, so it behoves you to register ASAP. If you register on the site and miss out on the 2010 OWGP, don’t be sad, because this isn’t just a one time thing. We’ll be conducting tournaments for a long time, and sometimes more than one at a time. In the meantime, you can always just kick it with our current crop of Shartimaniac’s and talk some mixed martial arts. What do you have to lose?
So, in closing, you must do the following to enter the contest: