Smurf the Earth 2017
Join us for the biggest global Resistance event ever!
Compete with agents in your country and around the world in stats competitions and win respect and prizes! Who will be top smurf?
Through the years of this epic competition it has grown and grown. StE started as a local contest in and around Vienna, Austria back in 2013, the next year it got its first international participants and in 2015 nearly 6000 agents took part, gaining 3.8 billion ap and 1.9 billion mu in the process. Check the sitrep!
Every participating smurf tried to win. Agents played longer, harder and more organized than before. Farms were built in regions which had never seen a farm before, just to replenish item stocks. Agents organised trips to ENL areas with pure force, leaving behind destruction and grinning faces. EVERYONE fielded! EVERYONE modded! EVERYONE (ok, nearly EVERYONE) recharged! Some even tried glyphing!
What is Smurf The Earth?
Smurf the Earth is a global competition open to all RES Ingress players. Agents compete in many different categories to see who comes out on top. The competition takes place in the 1st and 3rd week of May 2017, so you have two opportunities to do your best. Stats are recorded via “The Grid
” which is a res only stats tool.
Important - This is not a Niantic contest, it is organised by Resistance players for Resistance players.
Who can take part? Is this just for experts, ap players or field players?
Any RES agent can take part! Old or young, new or retired! Please invite your friends to take part! Whatever your Ingress style there is a category for you, there are around 40 different categories for different play styles. Even if you’re a lazy player there’s a category for you.
How do I win?
Get out and play Ingress as much as you can during the weeks involved, and upload your stats to The Grid! There are lots of different categories which are won separately. The categories are not simple like “resonators destroyed” they are complex formulas and combinations of stats, and even some fun categories. We have added new formulas, which we keep a secret until after the event, so everyone has a chance to win, and players cannot game the system. Rules are being finalised and will be released at latest April 15th
How do I sign up?
Firstly, make sure you are registered on “The Grid
In the two weeks before the event, there will be a new option (a button) on The Grid to sign up to Smurf the Earth.
If you aren’t verified on TheGrid within three days after Sign-Up, please get in touch with DonDarkness
Is this a secret? Can I post about this on G+?
Please post about this on g+! This is not a secret competition!!
Please use the hashtag #StE17. We want to see your adventures and sitreps! The Smurf the Earth profile page will reshare the best ones. Please remember though, we do not post screenshots of The Grid in public.
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Do I get a Grid badge for this? Do I get a scanner medal?
Everyone gets a The Grid badge for taking part! Winners will get a cooler medal. Unfortunately we cannot provide a scanner medal, unless Niantic wants to help. Some agents might make Mission banners related to Smurf the Earth
What about prizes?
We will award global prizes for top places in the categories of the competition. These will include medals on The Grid and also real life swag and medals! One player will be crowned the Ultimate Champion, with an incredible secret prize!
In your country, your country coordinator might also have prizes for the winners from your country.
What about swag?
Swag shop opening soon. Local swag may be available in your country, feel free to make your own too!