Saturday, 5 September 2015

SWTOR Lowdown: NYC Comic Con Cosplay Contest & Class levelling Information!


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If you are going to the New York Comic Con and want to cosplay as your favourite SWTOR characters there is an official contest going on where you could win some pretty cool prizes. 
Compete in the first ever Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Cosplay Contest on October 8, 2015 at the New York Comic Con Cantina Event! Celebrate the upcoming launch of the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion and become the hero or villain of your own Star Wars™ saga – in real life! This is your opportunity to come dressed to impress as any Star Wars: The Old Republic character, including characters from Knights of the Fallen Empire. 
Find out more at www.swtor.com/cosplay and enter by October 5th for a chance to win great prizes!
This event is FREE for everyone who wants to come, watch and share the fun with us and Star Wars: The Old Republic community. And if you’re not at the event, watch the contest live on www.twitch.tv/swtor at 8PM EDT and vote online to rank the top three winners!
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WHAT: Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Cosplay Contest
WHERE:
Hard Rock Café in New York
Main Café Room
1501 Broadway New York, NY, 10036
(Between 43rd and 44th Streets)
WHEN:
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Cantina Fan Event Hours: 7PM – 11PM EDT
Cosplay Contest and Twitch Livestream begins at 8PM EDT!
HOW TO ENTER:
Read the contest rules and enter by October 5th: www.swtor.com/cosplay
Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire – is coming October 27, 2015.

Contest Information

Email Submission due Monday, October 5th!
See Official Contest Rules

WHEN AND WHERE


WHERE: The Hard Rock Café at 1501 Broadway, New York, NY, 10036 between 43rd and 44th Streets (Main Café Room)
WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2015. The Cantina Event is from 7PM – 11PM EDT and the Cosplay Contest will begin at 8PM EDT.
If you’re not at the event, join us virtually starting at 8PM EDT at www.twitch.tv/swtor and vote online to rank the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Read the Official Contest Rules.
  2. Email the following to swtorsubmissions@swtor.com by Monday, Oct 5, 2015 @ 11:59PM EDT:
    • Your Star Wars: The Old Republic account Display Name. Don’t have an account? Go towww.swtor.com/play-free to create one and join the contest!
    • Your Star Wars: The Old Republic account email address
    • Your First and Last Name
    • The name of the existing Star Wars: The Old Republic character that you will be cosplaying
  3. Arrive at the NYCC Cantina Fan Event and be in your costume by 7:00 PM EDT to give us time to check you in and get you ready to go.
    If you need to change on-site, BE THERE EARLY! We’ll open doors for participants at 6:00PM and provide an area for you to change.
    (NOTE: You must be physically present to participate and to be rewarded.)
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JUDGING

A panel of judges, assembled by the BioWare team, will pick the top three winners based on these four criteria, each with a pool of 25 points, for a maximum of 100 total points:
  • Creativity of Costume
  • Detail/craftmanship
  • Cohesive Theme
  • Overall presentation
After the judges determine the top 3 contenders, anyone viewing the event physically or virtually atwww.twitch.tv/swtor will be given the opportunity to vote online to rank the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!
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Compete for Great Prizes

All entrants will receive 1050 Cartel Coins just for being a part of the contest!

1ST PLACE WINNER

$500 Amazon Gift Card
360 days of pre-paid subscription game time
14,500 Cartel Coins
All Player Strongholds fully unlocked: Coruscant, Dromund Kaas, Nar Shaddaa, Tatooine, Yavin 4
Popular in-game mounts:
  • Zakuul Dropship
  • MSM JT-2 Jetpack
  • Avalanche Heavy Tank
  • Dathomir Rancor
  • ST-7 Recon Walker
  • Corellian Stardrive Flash
  • Overlord’s Command Throne
  • Cartel Hedonist Skiff
  • The Korrealis Baron Mount – An extremely rare vehicle removed from game in first year
$973 TOTAL USD VALUE

2ND PLACE WINNER

$250 Amazon Gift Card
180 days of pre-paid subscription game time
5500 Cartel Coins
Tatooine Player Stronghold fully unlocked
Popular in-game mounts:
  • Zakuul Dropship
  • MSM JT-2 Jetpack
  • Avalanche Heavy Tank
  • Dathomir Rancor
  • ST-7 Recon Walker
  • Corellian Stardrive Flash
  • Overlord’s Command Throne
  • Cartel Hedonist Skiff
$429 TOTAL USD VALUE

3RD PLACE WINNER

$100 Amazon Gift Card
120 days of pre-paid subscription game time
2400 Cartel Coins
Tatooine Player Stronghold base unlock
Popular in-game mounts:
  • Zakuul Dropship
  • MSM JT-2 Jetpack
  • Avalanche Heavy Tank
  • Dathomir Rancor
  • ST-7 Recon Walker
  • Corellian Stardrive Flash
  • Overlord’s Command Throne
  • Cartel Hedonist Skiff
$191 TOTAL USD VALUE
(NOTE: All in-game rewards will be granted to qualifying Star Wars: The Old Republic player accounts by October 31, 2015, 11:59PM EDT.)
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