So after talking things over with Conker, it was better to just have a separate contest all together. I didn't want to start it yet, because I wanted Conker's event to gain some ground before I lay down what's next. The idea is to hold a long term mapping contest for CS:GO ZE maps, with a couple of bonus projects. The deadline could be anything from the last day of this year, to roughly March in 2013, I'm not sure yet. I'm mainly delaying this to give mappers a chance to get familiar with CS:GO mapping, and for others to have "special add-ons" or whatever @Luffaren was talking about. The money I will be sinking into this will be anywhere from $200-$400, but I will try my best to make it as high as possible. I will also make sure any mapper who puts a good amount of time into this to make a decent map will get at least $50 or more, if possible. The grand prize winner will obviously get a larger amount. Now the bonus was something I had in mind, and would like your guy's opinions on it, or an idea for something else. Anybody who can remake zm_atixhelicopter for CS:GO while making it 100x better (varying levels or varying mini escapes) will receive about $100 (or more if it's above expectations), if possible. It could be anything from a space station version with many fixes and updates to the flaws in the original, to a military base in the desert. Now keep in mind, this shouldn't be something made overnight, but more of something of a large scale project, that maybe you might want to share the work with. The main reason for this is to get many people motivated for CS:GO mapping, and to get others into it. Everything is a rough idea, so don't expect everything to be exactly how it's mentioned above. I am also looking for others who would help fund this project and make the prize pool larger, to award more people greater rewards for their effort and time on the maps. @GRUDGE @Jermaine [pF] @Detonator @thegregster101 @Hannibal @Conker @Tony Montana @Super Mario @Ghost1995 @Noodles @sajak and any other mappers please leave your thoughts/ideas/suggestions/banter/criticism/contest-related-butthurt here. EDIT: Important Note: This contest will not start for a while and if you ask nicely I will always extend the deadline if needed. If you are working on Conker's contest, feel free to finish his before you start on these. CS:GO mapping is in it's pre-mature stages, so I don't expect you to start for many months.