ArenaFest

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Founded by CreeperColder, Grooge64, and Doctor_Hound, ArenaFest quickly rose to popularity for its interactive and fun events with rewards for all. Despite being one of the most popular organizations on Elgeis, ArenaFest is yet to produce any ounce of profit as it does not charge entrance fees and hosts events with large prize pools.

History

The ArenaFest Flag

Formation

ArenaFest was formed on May 7, 2020. The fall of War Games was a catalyst for the formation of ArenaFest. Ironically, the formation of War Games was catalyzed by the stagnant activity of the International PvP League.

Organization

The ArenaFest organization consists of three main ranks: Game Master, Gamer, and Personnel. The Game Masters are the owners of ArenaFest and have the highest say in what happens. One rank down, Partners are people who help plan events and are an essential part of ArenaFest. Lastly, Personnel is a temporary rank for people who help organize events. The current rank holders are listed below:

Flag

The ArenaFest HQ
The official ArenaFest flag was implemented on January 4, 2021. Originally used by Sunflame1155 as the flag for their Montrosian estate, they were kind enough to allow ArenaFest to use the design.

ArenaFest HQ

Located in the city of Grand Mesa, the ArenaFest HQ was finished on January 4, 2020, and built by The_Brunt, CreeperColder, and StonkseleksI. It boasts a large jungle tree in the center and has ample room for meetings. The top floor has a map of Hunger Games Island, an island used by ArenaFest in the past for an event which is owned by TheLemonZest. The basement has room for storage, archives, offices, and a mail room. There was a grand opening event of the ArenaFest HQ on the day it was finished, January 4th, 2020, with a tour of the event and a meetup of participants of ArenaFest events over the seasons. This tour had all game masters present and drinks were present.

Events

The ArenaFest event structure is made of seasons. Each season has its own events with a grand prize for the overall seasonal winner. The winner is decided based on the amount of points that are earned during individual events

An image of the Falcon's Nest Arena

Summer Season

The summer season was the first season of ArenaFest events. It lasted three months and had twenty-eight different participants throughout. The overall seasonal winner was The_Brunt who won the prize of a diamond horse armor and the horse Aruléan.

Fighter's Night at Falcon's Nest

This event was hosted at the recently constructed, Falcon's Nest Arena, with the main organizer being Doctor_Hound. The event took place on May 30, 2020 and included a 1v1 and 2v2 competition. Equipment was provided and there was a free nine diamond participation award for everyone along with other prizes for winners. With a total of sixteen signups, the winner for the 1v1 competition was The_Brunt and for the 2v2 competition was the team of The_Brunt and MiksaSerbia.

Fianna Exterior Fishing Extravaganza

This event was hosted at a Fianna owned area near Stemtown, with the main organizer being CreeperColder. This event took place on July 14, 2020 and included three separate competitions. Their descriptions are as follows:

  • Piscary Prowess: A contest to see who can fish up the rarest items with a traditional fishing rod!
  • Blunt Force Fishing: Roll up your sleeves and five into the pool to catch fish with your bare hands!
  • Fish Out of Water: A friendly contest where you try to "fish" your opponent off a platform without getting dislodged yourself!

Equipment was provided and prizes were up for grabs. As each competition had its own points system, the overall winner received a fully enchanted riptide trident while individual competition winners were given diamonds. With a total of ten signups, the overall winner was MasterInventor and diamond prizes going to argetlam04, MTJNC, and Katawicz

Before the affray at Elyrion Arena

Electric Affray at Elyrion Arena

This event was hosted in the Elyrion Arena, with main organizer being MiksaSerbia. This event took place on June 28, 2020 and included a 1v1 and free-for-all competition. Equipment was provided and there were diamond and emerald prizes for both competitions and the first place prize being a trident. With a total of twelve signups, the winner for the 1v1 was The_Brunt and for the free-for-all was Grooge64.

Triathlon of the Vail

This event was hosted across Vailan and ended in Goomtown, with the main organizer being Magos_Aspace. This event took place on July 10, 2020 and consisted of three different pieces. Their descriptions are as follows:

  1. A boat race along the BELT with obstacles and water hazards.
  2. A foot race from the border of the Dovan Desert to Stradova through a parkour path built along the Tower of Babel.
  3. A horse race along the road straight into Goomtown.

Jerseys and horses were provided with a sole, first place prize of golden horse armor and section of the Stradovan parkway named in your honor. With a total of nine signups, the overall winner was MiksaSerbia.

The Grand Mesa Arena prior to the event

Grand Mesa Gladiator Meet

This event was hosted in the Grand Mesa Arena, with the main organizer being CreeperColder. This event took place on July 25, 2020 and consisted of one, main 1v1 event with kits. The kit descriptions are as follows:

  • Archer: Iron armor + Bows + Arrows
  • Beast Master: Iron Armor + Iron Sword + Wolves
  • Berserk: Leather Armor + Iron Axe + Coffee
  • Healer: Iron Armor + Golden Apple + Milk Bucket
  • Piscator: Iron Armor + Water Bucket + Fishing Rod + Riptide Trident
  • Maniac: Iron Armor + Flint & Steel + Lava Bucket
  • Tower: Iron Armor + Iron Sword + Shield

Equipment was provided with prizes for the top three placements: tribal berserker brew, totem of undying, and a totem in Grove Tribe dedicated to them. In order to ensure the safety of kit items, a custom item collection system was built by MasterInventor while also following Grove Faith guidelines. With a total of eight signups, the winners for first, second, and third was argetlam04, Doctor_Hound, and The_Brunt respectively.

Fun 'n Games Weekend

This event was hosted in two parts, both with the main organizer being CreeperColder: the hide-and-seek through Goomtown part and the minigames part. The first part took place on August 8, 2020 and had diamond prizes for the winner, coblue. Due to a lack of interest and turnout, the minigames part was presumably cancelled; this was, until other interested members of ArenaFest decided to start marketing the event to stir up interest. The second part ended up being on August 15, 2020 and consisted of four minigames. Their descriptions are as follows:

  • Musical Minecarts: an adaptation of the popular game, musical chairs
  • Steve Says: an adaptation of the popular game, Simon says
  • Hide and Seek 2: another round of hide-and-seek
  • Tag: a round of the classic game, tag

In hopes of attracting more participants, everyone who joined in on the games were given diamonds. With a total of seven signups for the minigames part, the winners of the minigames were Hider Mr_Waffles17 in Hide and Seek 2, Seeker Pawnch_ in Hide and Seek 2, argetlam04 in Musical Minecarts, The_Brunt in Tag, and coblue in Steve Says.

Capture the Flag

View from Capture the Flag

This event was hosted in Hightower, with the main organizer being CreeperColder. This event took place on August 29, 2020 and consisted of a best two-of-three game of capture the flag with diamonds given out as prizes. With ten signups, two teams were created. There lineups are as follows:

In the end, the Diamond Team won in a 2-0 series with each player on the winning team earning forty-five diamonds.

Humans Versus Zombies

Note: This event is in reference to the third iteration of Humans Versus Zombies. For the other two, visit here.

This event was a worldwide game with no end date in sight. The game could only be ended once one team won—the humans or the zombies. In summary, the game worked where humans had to stay alive as long as possible. Once a human dies, they become a zombie. Once transformed, a zombie's primary objective is to try and kill all remaining humans using traps, NOT physical killing! The last human alive wins the entire prize pool and will then end the game. A full list of rules can be found here. This event was organized by argetlam04 and the prize pool was also sponsored by him. The prizes can be seen below:

  • One hundred and thirty-five diamonds
  • Nine netherite ingots
  • One shulker box full of golden carrots
  • One shulker box full of instant damage arrows

Lasting nineteen days, this event was ended when goomyman77 became victorious as the last human alive.

Dark Season

Originally titled the Autumn season, this season soon took a dark turn. After general stagnation server-wide in activity, ArenaFest was forced to pause due to a lack of activity. This may be due to the end of summer or a stagnation in the political climate; regardless, ArenaFest went on an unofficial hiatus. The season has been running for three months now and is nearing its end. The grand prize for this season is a heart of the sea and various miscellaneous items.

Players at the starting line

Elgeis Trivia Race

This event was hosted at the Glavnaya, with the main organizer being CreeperColder and Grooge64 helped make questions. This event took place on September 12, 2020 and consisted of a board-game-style competition where answering questions correctly would let you get farther ahead. There were a total of one hundred twenty-six written questions and a small number of on-the-spot questions. A full list can be seen here. Diamonds were given out as prizes based on how far they got. The board was made up of eighteen places. With fourteen signups, the final winner was GoatWhisperer and honorary mentions going to argetlam04, Pawnch_, Captin_Roman, and goomyman77.

Beerfest

The event was hosted in a fort built by MiksaSerbia in Goomlandia. It was located on a plateau in the mesa near Stemtown. CreeperColder was the main organizer and provided brews for drinking. This event took place on October 18, 2020 and consisted of three different competitions. Their descriptions are as follows:

  • Drinking Beer: a competition to brew a given amount of brews the fastest
  • Drinking Ale: a competition to see who can brew the best drink using riddles
  • Drinking Mead: a parkour competition among drunkards

All drinks and materials were provided but there was a distinct lack of interest. With only two signups, the event still happened. At the time leading up to event, Grooge64 tried to recruit as many people as he could at the time. All members of the UAC, SleepingNinja60, and a few Sylvians ended up attending.

Mad, Mad Manhunt

This event was hosted at Hunger Games Island, with the main organizer being The_Brunt. Originally planned for September 2020, the event was rescheduled to December 5, 2020. The event consisted of one main manhunt game with prizes for the top three winners and participation diamonds for all. Equipment was provided and with eleven signups, the winners for first, second, and third was goomyman77, argetlam04, and Doctor_Hound respectively.

A look into the depths of the Deep Stone Ascension

Deep Stone Ascension

This event was hosted Stradova, with the main organizer being Captin_Roman. This event took place on December 19, 2020 and consisted of a large parkour across the city. There were prizes for the top three racers and for everyone who could complete the course. The prizes are shown below:

  • First Place: One CosCos head, Stradovan banner, Stradovan compass, totem of undying, and beacon. Five vines, one hundred twenty-eight stone, and ten flint
  • Second Place: One CosCos head, Stradovan banner, Stradovan compass, and beacon. Four vines, one hundred twenty-eight stone, and ten flint
  • Third Place: One CosCos head, Stradovan banner, Stradovan compass, and beacon. Three vines, one hundred twenty-eight stone, and ten flint
  • Completion Award: One invite to the Stradovan discord server

In the end, SleepingNinja60 won first place, The_Brunt came in second, and Bowilla in a cutting third.

Unarmed Fighting Championship

This event was hosted in the Grand Mesa Arena, with the main organizer being CreeperColder. This event ran through two days, January 9-10, 2020, and consisted of three competitions total. Their descriptions are as follows:

  • Boxing (January 9): a gloved fistfighting competition where your goal is to deplete your opponent's health before you get knocked out
  • Wrestling (January 9): a competition where your goal is to push your opponent out of bounds without hitting them
  • Freestyle Fighting (January 10): a no-holds-barred unarmed fight where the arena has additional obstacles and you can win either by knocking your opponent dead or out of bounds

Equipment was provided and there were prizes for the overall first, second, and third place winner of all competitions. Each of these three got diamonds, the second and first place winner got a "Tribal Berserkers Brew", and the first place winner got a personalized discord role. The winners were Captin_Roman and 0kej.