This year, four new Community division representatives will be featured in the 2023 Metallic Madness Community Tournament, and content creators from the Sonic the Hedgehog community will have an opportunity to be in the spotlight.
Public nomination form
From Saturday 11 to Monday 13 March 2023, content creators from YouTube, Twitter, or Twitch, had an opportunity to enter themselves as a candidate for consideration into the Community Draft by requesting a special online form from the Selection Committee. Per our procedure, the eligible candidates will be drafted as nominees into the Community Draft pool.
To be an eligible candidate, applicants through the public form had to acquire the minimum notability threshold. Applicants agreed to practice good sportsmanship towards the participants and the Tournament Organizers, and follow our terms. Per our procedure, all eligible candidates will be nominated into the Community Draft on Wednesday 15 March.
Invitation from Selection Committee
As of Tuesday 14 March, the Selection Committee will invite select content creators for a chance to be featured in the tournament. If the candidate accepts the invitation, they are expected to be drafted into the Community Draft pool, or seeded directly into the tournament bracket. The invitational is being conducted due to a low turnaround of entries following the public nomination form deadline on Monday 13 March.
Community Draw Show
If there is a sufficient amount of candidates for the Community Draft, then the Selection Committee will proceed with the Community Draw Show. On Wednesday 15 March, four nominees will be drawn at random from the Community Draft pool, and seeded sequentially into the Community division knockout bracket of the Metallic Madness tournament.
For details about the seeding procedure, please read the official casebook.
Metallic Madness is a single elimination knockout bracket that will feature 64 unique entrants from the vast world of Sonic the Hedgehog official media and fandom. Fans from around the world determine the outcome of each match by voting in a series of polls on Twitter until one is crowned the winner.
For details about the 2023 tournament and procedures, please go the official microsite.