GTASC 2 Sign-Ups Now Open

By Michelle Balsan, 7 years ago
Update: Sign-ups for the second Great TrueAchievement Score Challenge are still open and will of course continue through November 15th, but we wanted to remind you that you can still get in on the fun! Also, here are a couple of links for you to use if you still need a team.

First, if you're looking for teammates, head over to this thread to post about it.

Second, if you don't want to look for a team, but know you want to participate, you can fill out the solo sign-up form right here. Teams of five will be created from the pool of solo applicants.

Check the original story below for other details and pertinent links about GTASC 2. Again, good luck to all who are applying for a spot!

Original Story
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it's my pleasure to let you know that the Great TrueAchievement Score Challenge (GTASC) is back for round two and that sign-ups are now open!

Not familiar with GTASC? GTASC was an event started last year by our own planting42. It was a year long challenge based on the gain of TrueAchievement score, so you had to strategize carefully. Sure, that new game would give you a huge boost now, but when the ratio dipped in the next few weeks, you and your teammate would have to scramble to make up the difference.

Now the GTASC is back and even bigger than last year, with two-person teams being replaced by five-person squads. There are many other details you'll want to know, so Planting42 has passed along this to share with you all:

Announcing the 2nd Annual Great TrueAchievement Score Challenge

That's right gamers, I plan on making this an annual event. Meet and beat your fellow TA community members in a nearly year-long friendly competition - with prizes! It is a double elimination contest meaning each week, the 2 lowest scoring teams will be eliminated. Scores are calculated weekly, so it will take constant effort each week to keep your team safe. With 5 members this year less stress will be on each individual - allowing more leeway for work, family or other 'real life' events.

The competition will start at midnight Eastern (5 am GMT) on Sunday, January 1st, 2012. At that time, each Gamertag's current TrueAchievement score will be captured and the competition will begin.

The competition will be comprised of 100 teams with 5 Gamertags within each team.
* The teams that finish in the top 5 in the previous years' GTASC are given an automatic entry for themselves and 3 more patsies to round out their team. (Provisions will be made if Team Disposable Income wishes to defend their title.)
* 4 teams will be chosen by the host team - which is also competing.
* 90 teams will be chosen at random from the eligible entrants.

Prerequisites for entry:

1. Teams must be comprised of 5 Gamertags.
2. Each Gamertag must have been registered on TrueAchievements for a minimum of 12 months OR show at least a 1 year tenure on
3. Each Gamertag must have a TrueAchievement score of at least 25,000 as of the time they apply. (November 1st - 15th)
4. The total TrueAchievement score for the team must not exceed 1,500,000 (1.5 Million) as of the time they apply.
5. Each team shall submit a video or short bio describing their team. Be creative, express yourself. This is intended as a community event, it's nice to know who we're playing with smile

We are asking for a team video or a biography of your team so we can learn more about the gamers we are about to spend 40-odd weeks with. The 4 teams that will be chosen by the host team will be picked from the most creative of these team videos.

Each team should elect a Team Captain. Once you are ready to submit your application, only the Team Captain should register their team here:

Please follow the instructions on the sign up page so we can add your team info into the pool. Once the Team Captain fills in the form and the application is accepted, it will give you a sign up link that must be given to each team member. The link will ask each team member to change their status on TA so we can verify that all members listed are indeed competing. Each team member must follow this step or the application will not be processed. If for some reason you loose your team verification link, please contact DragonYen and he can find it for you.

Check the contest rules here: GTASC 2012 Rules

Yes, we have prizes! This list will change as more prizes are added or the current ones are changed due to donations. See what we're offering here: GTASC 2012 Prizes

If you have any questions, please direct them to planting42 via a message on TrueAchievements.
So there you have it folks! Feel free to use this thread to get your team together. I know I'll be trying for a spot, and I hope to see many of you in the competition!
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.