$55,000 Player Tournament

Completely free to enter and play!

Hundreds of potential winners

New Content Weekly

Each week has new games, new winners, and new prizes. Simply score high enough in each game's leaderboards to win. Each week will have a new pair of games that cover a new genre, from adrenaline-fueled shooters to casual arcade games, so you'll be sure to find something you love.

All start and stop times are at noon pacific (12:00 PT)

Massive Rewards

$55,000 in prizing! We're kicking things off on Week 1 with a $25,000 prize pool and 100 potential winners. Every week after that will also have an impressive $10,000 prize pool.

All players that play at least one full round of each of the 8 tournament games will also receive the legendary ashen raptor mount for free. Official contest rules here.

Note: If you created your account with Epic, you'll need to make sure you provide and verify your email address to be eligible to win (as this is the only way we can contact you).

Week 4: Wisdom

May 6 - May 12 @ noon PT

The last week of Core Trials starts now! Choose your class in Spellshock 2 - a team-based fantasy brawler - or rush down mid in the bite-size FPS MOBA Nexus Wars. It would be wise not to miss out on lots of fun and $10,000 in prizing!

Each game has separate prizing, just place at the top of the leaderboards to win.


Spellshock II

By ManticoreGames

Strategize with your teammates to capture and control power crystals on this classic battlefield. Choose from any of five unique inspired classes, each outfitted with specialized powers, appearances, and playstyles. Master them all to win!

Nexus Wars

By Mad Ants

Fight across an alien land with your squadmates, last-hitting drones, and pushing the lane's tower to destroy the enemy base's Nexus and achieve victory. With a slew of unique weapons and multiple upgradeable skills, a high score will be hard-fought!

Ready to get started? Simply play either of the games above! If you're looking for tips, check out the Core Community Player Discord to brag, discuss strategy, and share your favorite moments.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    All of your questions answered

    How do I win prizes, and who is eligible?

    Simply place high enough in the leaderboards of the active games to be eligible for a prize. If you created your account with Epic, you'll need to make sure you provide and verify your email address) to be eligible to win (as this is the only way we can contact you).

    This Tournament, like all others, is subject to the Core Contests Official Rules.

    Can you win multiple prizes?

    Yes, for example placing 12th in Strike Team and 15th in Infinity Arena will stack winnings.

    How are prizes awarded?

    Monetary prizes will be paid through Tipalti. Winners must create or have a Tipalti account to collect their prize. For more details on Tipalti and potential tax implications, please see our Help Center article.

    The prizes will take some time to be awarded, we have a small team and a lot of winners to process, so we ask for your patience in all this - we will award winners as soon as possible!

    How do I get the raptor mount?

    Play all of the (8) tournament games between the contest dates (April 15 and May 12 at 12:00 PM PT).

    Mounts will be awarded after the tournament ends. We have to create and filter the list of contestants semi-manually so don't expect them before May 20.

    Note that you technically don't have to play the games when they are the active tournament games, though this is highly encouraged as it also gives you the chance to win the other monetary prizes for being in the top of the leaderboards.

    What if I suspect someone is cheating or being unsportsmanlike?

    Cheating (defined as major exploits that break the main game or go against the spirit of the competition) or non-sportsmanlike behavior (i.e. breaking our code of conduct by being an unkind human) is not tolerated and people doing so will be ineligible for prizes.

    Join the player discord and post in the contest channel. If you don't hear any response/chat is particularly busy, ping one of the mods.

    I won and haven’t heard back from anyone?

    If you created your account with Epic, you'll need to make sure you provide and verify your email address to be eligible to win. Please do so, and then email us at events@manticoregames.com

    What is Core?

    Core is an endless universe of games to play and worlds to explore designed by a global community of creators. Whether you’re interested in playing unexpected takes on your favorite genres, exploring worlds with friends, or unleashing your own game ideas, Core is your portal to the multiverse.

    Core is free to play and available for download at coregames.com. For some gameplay, see below:

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