Christmas Carol vs. The World!
Christmas Championship Extravaganza - 2014
With the closing of the year, so we close another season of the high-score championship. With a fantastic turn out and great participation throughout the month, we celebrate another successful and most enjoyable contest.
The other judges and I have reviewed all entries, and it is now with great pleasure that I announce the official winners of the 2014 Championship. As always, you can see the full list of participants, the winners, and their achievements in the Official Carol vs. The World! Championship leaderboard page.
Please visit the Prizes section of the contest page for more information on the awards.
And now, without further ado, I present to you, the winners in all their resplendent glory:
Top Ranking Elf: Fushek - 29,159
Fushek is not only the top ranking player in this year's competition, but he is also one of three players who have rolled over the color-coded score display twice! Plus, he also beat the previous Christmas Carol High Score World Record!
Top Rank Prize:
Top Master Elf: grips03 - 14,325
Top Ranger Elf: Darrin9999 - 4,904
Top Helper Elf: Emerson - 3,086
Top Novice Elf: stupus - 1,574
Top Elite Master Elves:
- Oscar G. - 9,463
- Scalpel - 7,079
- bcprs1 - 6,442
- pimpmaul69 - 5,702
Top Elite Ranger Elves:
- JasonlikesINTV - 4,036
- Yeliz K. - 3,043
Top Elite Helper Elves:
- Wilson T. Oyama (a.k.a. oyamafamily) - 2,933
- TrekMD - 2,635
- Canonitis - 2,459
- Iwantgames:) - 1,898
Top Elite Novice Elves:
- ChefPepper - 1,277
- zapiy - 1,185
- Gorfy - 1,158
- RetroAl - 1,154
- BalloonFighter - 1,105
I've said many times that all scores in the championship are high scores, and this year we decided to recognize all those first-time Novice Elves who tried very hard but were still overshadowed by the fantastic scores of veterans and other skilled players.
New participants are the spark that lights up our community, and we want to prove to you and everybody that your scores are just as important. For this, we've created a new honorary rank with a special prize, just for you:
Top Elite Rookie Elves:
- JoeMusashi - 1,011
- save2600 - 549
- First Spear - 548
- Milinea - 538
- Greyfox - 504
Congratulations to all Rookie Elves, and welcome!
Along with the prizes, we've also awarded some extra-special virtual achievements to recognize some outstanding accomplishments this season. These are also posted in the official leaderboard for all the world to see.
The participant who earned the most achievements by far.
Oscar G. (34 achievements)
The participant with the most marked score improvement throughout the championship.
Fushek (From 7,480 to 29,159 points)
The participant who played for the most consecutive days.
Darrin9999 (31 consecutive days--that's the entire month of December!)
The participant who submitted the most individual entries.
pimpmaul69 (71 entries)
The participant with the highest average score from his first entry to his last.
Fushek (From 7,480 to 29,159 points in 31 days)
Head Of The Class:
The participant who advanced through the most ranks throughout the championship.
pimpmaul69 (5 ranks)
The participant who played for the most days throughout the championship.
Darrin9999 (31 days--that's the entire month of December!)
Rookie Of The Year:
The first time participant with the highest average Novice Elf score.
zapiy (From 121 to 1,185 points in only 12 days)
The first time participant who earned the most achievements as a Novice Elf.
ChefPepper (11 achievements)
On behalf of myself, the judges, and the AtariAge leadership, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the competition. I hope you all had as much fun and enjoyment as we did. Thank you not only for playing the Christmas Carol game, but also for sharing your progress and for maintaining the spirit of community and camaraderie that we all cherish. It is this spirit that turns a simple high-score contest into a magical experience year after year!
See you all next year!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Last Updated: 01/12/2014 - 05:45:00
Edited by DZ-Jay, Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:48 AM.