Participation

The tournament will take place on 20-21 of April 2019 worldwide, all registered countries are welcome to take part. Every country has 10 slots in total - five for speed female and five for speed male category. If your country has more than five people willing to take part in a single WPT category, you need to contact your representative to learn about the elimination round in your country.

Players can represent a country if they hold one of the following:

  • A citizenship of the country

  • A permit to work in the country

  • A residency permit (passport or any other document that grants the residence)

Tourist visas do not give the right to represent the country.

People with dual citizenship are allowed to represent one country only. If you are playing outside of the country you represent, you have to inform your local representative about your participation one week prior to the event or earlier.

For example if you travel from France to play in Russia, you have to tell representative in France that you will be playing abroad so your elimination rounds can be sorted.

Machine versions allowed in the tournament will be confirmed in March. Most likely we will include both Pump It Up Prime 2 and Pump It Up XX (2019).


Modes

Only the following modifiers are allowed:

  • HJ (mandatory)

  • AV/Speed modes

  • BGA Dark

  • FD

  • Note skins

Bar is allowed.


Categories

Speed Female

  • Single 19-20

  • Double 18-20

  • Single 21+

  • Double 21+


Speed Male

  • Single 21-22

  • Double 21-22

  • Single 23+

  • Double 23+


Songs can be played in any order.


Scoring

Total scoring will be determined by summing the percentages of player performance divided by the best performance for each song.


Nowadays a lot of tournaments use pattern of picking two or more charts to play, with determining winner by sum of scores on all of them. This method, however, has one fundamental flaw. Some charts - especially ones with heavy holds (‘Rich’) - may give way more scores than other. On the other side, there are charts with small number of steps, almost no holds (‘Poor’), which are hard to keep any decent combo (for example Slam D23).

So same score difference on chart with maximum number of 7-8M weights not as much as same difference on chart with 1.5M score max. Say, 200k difference on Slam D23 should not be treated equal to 200k difference on Achlouias S24.

This is why we propose to tweak this system a bit. Instead of summing scores, we propose summing of percentage of scores.


Example: We have two charts, R(ich) and P(oor), which (by their nature) give a large and small scores respectively.

Player A scores 7500k on R(ich) and 1100k on P(oor) chart.

Player B scores 7200k on R(ich) and 1350k on P(oor) chart.

Judging from the sum of scores, player A is winner with total of 8600k against 8550k.

However, let's calculate percents.

Player A scores 7500/7500 = 100.00% of highest result on R(ich), but only 1100/1350 = 81.48% on P(oor).

Player B scores 7200/7500 = 96.00% on R(ich), but 1350/1350 = 100% on P(oor).

Judging from the sum of percents, player A scores 181.48%, but player B scores 196% and therefore is a winner.


Modifying pads

The use of following substances is allowed on the pads unless it is restricted by the local arcade rules:

  • Baby powder

  • Wood polish

  • Glass cleaner

  • Wet tissues

  • Deodorant (yes, deodorant)


Submitting

Representatives have to submit the WPT round scores by the end of April 22nd 2019 23:00 (GMT+0). Players must hold the videos of their performances.

Organizers have the right to demand video as a proof. If such a video cannot be presented within 24 hours, the score will be disqualified.