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  1. SpeedRunsLive Seasons FAQ
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  5. What is a season?
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  7. A season is a 3 month, ranked competition of races. At the start of a season, all players' ratings will be reset to zero across all games. At the end of a season, the ratings for all the games will be saved. A new season begings with everyone at zero again.
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  9. Players will be able to see their past performance via the website (i.e. What rank was I last season in Super Mario 64?).
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  11. Ratings leaderboards for past seasons will also be visible on the game pages (i.e. Who was the best Ocarina of Time racer last season?).
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  15. How does this change racing?
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  17. Racing will continue as normal. The rating algorithm is the same.
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  21. What are featured games?
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  23. Every season will have about a dozen featured games. Specific categories for these games will have their own separate rating leaderboard for just that category. For example, Season 1 will have a 16 Star leaderboard for Super Mario 64 in addition to the overall game leaderboard.
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  25. At the end of a season, the top 3 players in each featured game will get an award. This will likely take the form of a profile badge, or an icon on the Streams page showing off their accomplishment.
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  29. What if I get #1 in a game that isn't featured?
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  31. There will not be awards for all games. This is due to the limited amount of competition for most games.
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  35. How are featured games chosen?
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  37. There are many factors to consider for a featured game. Above all, a competitive scene is the most important. Other factors include learning curve, challenge,  resources for learning, and accessibility of the game itself.
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  41. Will there be other awards?
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  43. Yes, other awards exist like Most Races, Most Wins, and Most Playtime in a seasons. This is just the start, and we'd like to make more fun awards in the future.
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  47. What other things are changing with seasons?
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  49. The overall rating on the Leaderboard page is going away.
  50. A new section of the site will be made specifically for browsing all seasons and their featured games.
  51. The best race times mini-leaderboards will be reset.