As we near the end of season one and prepare for the onset of 1.6, I feel it is now time to announce how rewards and titles will be handed out when the season ends.
The exact end date of Season 1 is still TBD, but it will most likely be announced when we get a better idea on the release date for 1.6 Once we know, you will likely have 1-2 weeks from that point on before Season 1 officially ends. At the end of Season 1, the standings will be locked and either arenas will be turned off for a week, or i'll just turn off any rating gain for matches.
At this point, titles will be awarded based on your rank in both the 1v1 and 2v2 brackets. The following is the tentative rundown for calculations and titles (subject to change):
At the current state with 64 players in the rankings:
Gladiator - Top 5% - Ranks 1-4
Duelist - Top 5-10% - Ranks 5-8
Rival - Top 10-15% - Ranks 9-12
2v2 Bracket - For the 2v2 bracket to count for awards, there must be at least 10 distinct 2v2 teams in the bracket with the top teams needing to have played 10+ games in order to be eligible for rewards.
Players who end the season in these top percentages will be awarded that title as the prefix to their name. The number one player in the 1v1 bracket and the number 1 team in the 2v2 bracket will earn a unique title that will be specific to the "material" of the season. For example, Season 1 is the Stone season, Season 2 might be Moss, Brick, Bedrock, etc.
Steve was #1 in the 1v1 bracket, Bob and Joe were the top 2v2 team. Steve, Bob, and Joe will all receive the title Stone Gladiator. All other top players will receive Gladiator, Duelist, and Rival.
These titles will persist throughout the entirety of Season 2 and will be removed at the end of the new season when new titles are given out.
Also, thanks to 1.6, top players will also receive an added bonus of a reward...
All gladiators will receive unique Stone Gladiator Warhorses. Gladiators will be able to choose their "make and model" of horse from the various breeds and then be gifted both a saddle as well as diamond armor for their horse. A unique, planned (if it works) feature for these horses is that they'll also be unstealable (maybe), if I can figure out how to do that. The #1 players will received enchanted diamond armor for their horses (which is aesthetic and does not actually give the horse any extra buffs).
At the start of Season 2, all rankings and stats will be wiped and we shall start anew. Better get going on those games!