Splinterlands Gold League Showdown | Rules and Format!

05 / 23 / 2022 By Jacob Shrader

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Hey ZenSportsians!

Recently, we hosted the Early Bird Cup, in which 32 top Splinterlanders battled it out for $1,200 in crypto prizes, distributed directly on the new and updated ZenSports Play App immediately after the tournament concluded!

We were encouraged by the community’s support for a tournament at a new and earlier time, so we will be trying it out again, with a bigger prize pool!

Just like the Early Bird Cup, the Gold League Showdown Splinterlands tournament will be open to those who own a ZenSportsian NFT, or to those who purchase a single-entry ticket into the event.


Gold League Showdown Splinterlands Tournament

Thirty-two gold league Splinterlands players will face off in a double-elimination, bracket-style tournament on the ZenSports Play App.

Any additional questions can be addressed in our Discord Server, so check that out to stay up to date!

Date/Time: Saturday, June 11, at 7:00 am Eastern. 

How to Watch: ZenSports Twitch and ZenSports Theta Channels. 

Format: Double elimination, bracket style tournament. 

Registration: All players must register for the tournament in the ZenSports mobile app, and must subsequently check-in for the tournament in the ZenSports Discord server. All players will be given access to a special player-only channel as well as a specific role for the tournament.

Base Prize Pool: $2,500 in total prize money, to be distributed based on the following places (regardless of ZenSportsian NFT ownership):

1st: $1000

2nd: $500

3rd-4th: $250

5th-8th: $125

Entry Fee: $50 per entry ticket. Free entry for ZenSportsian NFT holders.  


Tournament Entries

ZenSportsian NFT owners will receive an automatic FREE entry into the tournament. If you wish to play in the tournament but do not hold a ZenSportsian NFT, you can purchase a single entry into the tournament. Entry fee for non-NFT holders for this tournament is $50, and there will be $2,500 in prize money awarded to players (see exact prize pool above). Entries can be paid for in your cryptocurrency of choice within the ZenSports app.

How to Purchase a Tournament Entry for non-NFT Holders 

If you don’t hold a ZenSportsian NFT and wish to purchase an entry fee to this tournament, follow these 3 steps:

  1. Register for the tournament within the ZenSports Play app.
  2. Look out for an email from the tournament host, Jacob Shrader, with the different payment options.
  3. Pay your $50 entry fee with the currency option of your choice directly in the ZenSports app!

Don’t want to jump through all of the above hoops to pay for a tournament entry? Buy a ZenSportsian NFT instead and get in for free for all tournaments! If you play at least 9 tournaments per year, you’ll save a considerable amount of money by buying a ZenSportsian NFT. You can buy a ZenSportsian NFT here:



Terms & Conditions of Prize Payouts

1) The total prize money and allocation per place, along with currency that the prize money will be in, is set by the director of the tournament. Details of this can be found within the tournament in the ZenSports app (or in this blog post).

2) ZenSports automatically credits player wallet accounts within ZenSports for any prize money won at the conclusion of each event.

3) Withdrawal requests must be submitted directly within the ZenSports app.

4) All ZenSports customers must complete Know Your Customer / Anti-Money Laundering verification before any withdrawals of funds can be made.

5) ZenSports does NOT offer third-party payment options such as PayPal, Venmo, etc.

6) Players located in these countries are ineligible to win any prize money.

If you have any questions about the event, or would like to learn more about participating, head to our Discord and ask away!


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