Liquid Hacks, founded in November 2020, is Team Liquid’s annual hackathon series where gamers and hackers alike come together to bring their own value into the esports and gaming space. We aim to redefine how people in esports explore various realms of knowledge that are out there given the tools and resources that are available. In other words, we’re hacking esports education.

Our virtual event begins at 4PM Pacific Time on Friday, Nov. 5th and ends at 4PM Pacific Time on Saturday, Nov. 13th. Hacking will begin at 5PM PT on Friday night after the opening ceremony, which will be streamed on the Team Liquid Twitch channel

All projects must be submitted by 6PM Pacific Time (9PM ET) on Friday, Nov. 12th. All team members must be registered on Devpost.

We encourage everyone of all skill levels to apply. Join as a team or compete solo - we’d love to see you there. Good luck!

Sign up: tl.gg/liquidhacks2021

Website: liquidhacks.teamliquid.com

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$32,484 in prizes

Best Overall - 1st Place

Galaxy Z Fold3 5G phone (sponsored by Verizon) + Samsung Galaxy Buds2 + Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 Series Gaming Chair + Team Liquid Official 2021 Jersey & 100,000 Liquid+ spending points for each member of the winning team

Best Overall - 2nd Place

Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor (AW2521HF) + Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 Series Gaming Chair + Apple Airpods (3rd Generation) + Team Liquid Official 2021 Jersey & 75,000 Liquid+ spending points for each member of the winning team

Best Overall - 3rd Place

Nintendo Switch + HyperX Quadcast Microphone + Apple Airpods (3rd Generation) + Team Liquid Official 2021 Jersey & 50,000 Liquid+ spending points for each member of the winning team

Best Beginner Hack

$100 Team Liquid Store Credit (sponsored by SAP) + Alienware Keyboard Mouse Combo (AW510K/AW610M) + HyperX Memory Module 8GB (2x4GB, HX424C15FB3K2/8) + Team Liquid Official 2021 Jersey & 10,000 Liquid+ spending points for each member of the winning team

Best Team Liquid Hack

Team Liquid Blue Keycap + Alienware Keyboard Mouse Combo (AW510K/AW610M) + HyperX Memory Module 8GB (2x4GB, HX424C15FB3K2/8) + Team Liquid Hoodie (up to $80) & 30,000 Liquid+ spending points for each member of the winning team

Best Competitive Esports Hack

Team Liquid Jersey w/ custom gamer tag (sponsored by SAP) + Team Liquid Blue Keycap + HyperX Quadcast S Microphone + HyperX Memory Module 8GB (2x4GB, HX424C15FB3K2/8) + Secretlab Memory Foam Lumbar Pillow (Poro Edition) & 10,000 Liquid+ spending points & more coming soon!

Best Accessibility Hack

Xbox Adaptive Controller OR Logitech G Adaptive Gaming Kit + Alienware Keyboard Mouse Combo (AW510K/AW610M) + HyperX Memory Module 8GB (2x4GB, HX424C15FB3K2/8) + Team Liquid Blue Plushie & 10,000 Liquid+ spending points for each member of the winning team

Best EDU Hack

$2500 Cash Prize (sponsored by IMC Trading) for the winning team + Team Liquid Blue Plushie & 10,000 Liquid+ spending points for each member of the winning team

Best Use of LiquipediaDB API (2)

$2,000 Cash Prize for winning team + Team Liquid Official 2021 Jersey & 10,000 Liquid+ spending points for each member of the winning team

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Must have been accepted into Liquid Hacks 2.0, agreed, read, and signed our Terms & Conditions form, and has joined our event Discord server.

  • Must be at least 13 years of age and living in United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, or New Zealand at the time of the event. Participants do not need to be attending a university/college to qualify for participation.

  • Beginners are welcome, applicants can participate regardless of programming experience or background.

  • Team sizes are capped at four (4) participants.

  • Every member of your team must be an accepted participant (received an acceptance email from Janet, completed all T&C forms, and are on our Discord server by Nov. 10th)

Requirements

  • Teams are limited to 4 participants max.

  • Every team member must be registered on Devpost and have joined the hackathon page.

  • Stealing source code is strictly prohibited. 

  • Projects must be submitted through Devpost by 6:00PM PT, Friday November 12th.

  • Once the hackathon begins, you will have the option to submit your hack. You can continue to edit and resubmit your hack until the deadline.

  • Each team is limited to one (1) submission.

    • Delegate one person on your team to complete the submission form.

  • You must include a demo video that is no longer than 2 minutes.

    • If you're uploading your video onto Youtube, please make sure your video is public or unlisted.

  • You must include the GitHub/GitLab repo link.

  • You will be required to answer and complete all of the submission questions.

  • You  must select all of the prize categories you’d like to opt in to be judged for.

    • In the drop down menu, hold Control (Windows) or Command (Mac) to select your multiple choices.

  • Please also specify if anyone on your team is a beginner.

    • Those who qualify as beginners are participants who have less than 1 year of coding experience and this is their first ever hackathon.

    • 50% of your team must be a beginner to qualify for Best Beginner Hack.
  • Remember to invite all of your teammates onto your Devpost project as contributors.

    • Devpost submissions form will have an "Invite your team" section, where you can either share the specific link with your teammates or invite them via email.

  • A valid submission is a hack produced at Liquid Hacks 2021, from start to finish. Any code written before hacking begins will be disqualified.

  • Every member of your team must be an accepted participant (received an acceptance email from Janet, completed all T&C forms, and are on our Discord server by Nov. 10th)

Judges

Victor Goossens

Victor Goossens
Founder and Co-CEO, Team Liquid

Erik Saler

Erik Saler
Head of Liquipedia, Team Liquid

Alex Winkler

Alex Winkler
Lead Developer of Liquipedia, Team Liquid

Bret Bledsoe

Bret Bledsoe
Liquipedia Business Developer & Liquid+ Operations, Team Liquid

Nick Charles

Nick Charles
Community Manager, Liquipedia Social Media Manager, Team Liquid

Kenny Luong

Kenny Luong
Liquid+ Lead Back-End Developer, Team Liquid

Mario Konja

Mario Konja
Liquid+ Back-End Developer, Team Liquid

Jows

Jows
Liquid+ Community Staff, Team Liquid

Mitch Johnston

Mitch Johnston
Liquid+ DevOps Engineer, Team Liquid

Steven Spohn

Steven Spohn
Senior Director, Development, Chief Development Officer, The AbleGamers Charity

Steven Weitz

Steven Weitz
Director of Professional Development, The AbleGamers Charity

Dr. Amine Issa

Dr. Amine Issa
Founder and Warchief of Science, Mobalytics

Danielle Rourke

Danielle Rourke
Senior Higher Education Strategist, Dell Technologies

Snow White

Snow White
Senior K12 Education Strategist, Dell Technologies

Anna Maree Manciet

Anna Maree Manciet
Community Engagement, Alienware

Dr. Kristopher Alexander

Dr. Kristopher Alexander
Professor of Video Games: Design, Esports Broadcasting & Infrastructure

Geoffrey Lachapelle, M.A.

Geoffrey Lachapelle, M.A.
Director of Operations for The Conduit at Ryerson, Co-Founder at IQ esports, Founder at Save State

Matthew Leigh

Matthew Leigh
Product Evangelist, Cockroach Labs

Jaimi Walker

Jaimi Walker
APAC Marketing Projects Manager, IMC Trading

Steven Biester

Steven Biester
Global Head of Marketing, IMC Trading

Alex Terp

Alex Terp
Software Engineer, IMC Trading

Nicola Manzini

Nicola Manzini
Software Engineer, IMC Trading

Ahmed El-Sherif

Ahmed El-Sherif
Software Engineer, IMC Trading

Archie Crichton

Archie Crichton
Hardware Engineer/FPGA intern, IMC Trading

Brooke Reotutar

Brooke Reotutar
Marketing Coordinator, IMC Trading

Jadga Huegle

Jadga Huegle
Developer, SAP

Marvin Christe

Marvin Christe
Consultant, SAP

Mark Chang

Mark Chang
Director of Gaming & Esports Sponsorships, Verizon

Pam Allison

Pam Allison
Head of Consumer Partneships & Strategy, 5G Labs, Verizon

Jessica Madrigal

Jessica Madrigal
Gamers Lounge Manager & Esports Club Advisor, CSUSB

Deborah Lemon

Deborah Lemon
Faculty & Founder, Department of Esports Faculty Advisor, Renegade Esports

Judging Criteria

  • Originality and Innovation
    How creative is this project? Is this project unique and innovative? Is it a solution to a problem we have never seen before?
  • Quality
    How much effort was put in? Is this project free of major bugs? Is it user-friendly, is the user experience smooth? Is it well designed?
  • Practicality
    How useful is this project? Does this project have any feasible application in real life? Is the hack practical?
  • Technical Complexity
    How technically interesting and difficult is the project? Does it use and incorporate APIs? Your project should show that your team has some proficiency in the technologies used.

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