Spring League Leaderboard Update: Let the Games Begin!
With 10 competitors already battling-it-out in the Spring League Elite Tier, it's clear that developers were busy during the off-season preparing for an exciting start to the 2022 Competitive Season!
What is the Spring League all about?
For those who haven't been following Battlesnake over the past year, Spring League is part of what is now known as "Competitive Battlesnake", a series of competitive leagues that run throughout the year.
Battlesnake developers of any skill level can join these leagues, earn rank and rewards through daily automated gameplay, and keep track of progress and replays with real-time leaderboards.
At the end of each league, qualifying Battlesnakes participate in a live-streamed Battlesnake Tournament for additional prizes!
What is the Spring League format?
With matches runing daily at 10 pm PT / 1 am ET , the 2022 Spring League features our new "Wrapped" game mode and "Spiral" hazard map.
This new format makes for some fun games to watch, as the four snakes on the board now wrap across the wall boundries to avoiding an ever expanding spiral of hazard sauce that spawns each game.
Who are the Top Tier Bhumba's of the Week?
If you have been following competitive Battlesnake over the past year, you will certainly recognize at least a few of the "Top Tier Bhumba's" this week, including 2021 Fall League Elite Champion Salazar Slitherin and 2021 Winter Classic Elite Champion Combat Reptile.
While these are certainly two Battlesnakes to watch as we move into the new week, with the remaining top five leaderboard positions filled out with some equally impressive Battlesnakes, we may soon be adding Pea Eater, Shapeshifter or Jaguar Meets Snake to a growing list of champions.
Who is the current Spring League Fan Favorite?
First introduced during the 2021 Summer League, "Fan Favorites" are the snakes who receive the most Cheers during the 8 weeks of competition.
Cheers are not the only accolades these Battlesnakes take home, however. They also have the chance to design their own custom Battlesnake head, such as the Smart Caterpillar and Trans Rights heads from the last season.
With the previous fan favorite Demifemme topping out at 15 cheers, this weeks favorites BwukMaxi and Hovering Hobbs are off to a great start, already sitting at 15 cheers as we enter week two of the competition!
What is happening in Battlesnake this week?
While you can always stay up to date by checking out (or subscribing to) the Battlesnake Community Calendar, we wanted to be sure to give you a quick update on what is happening this week on Battlesnake.TV.
Talkin' Battlesnake - Thurs, Feb 24th at 11am PT / 1pm ET
Join the Battlesnake Team as we go live this Thursday to chat about feedback, features and more on the next "Talkin' Battlesnake" stream.
Snake Pit Live! - Sat, Feb 26th at 9am PT / 12pm ET
Join Curtis, Chris and Aileen on Battlesnake.TV this weekend as Snake Pit Live! presents the 2022 Spring Caster Cup European Division Qualifiers.
What is the Caster Cup?
The Caster Cup Series runs throughout the 2022 Competitive Season, with multiple qualifier rounds leading up to a tournament where we crown a Caster Cup champion.
For the Spring Caster Cup, participants are split into two groups: the North American Conference and European Conference. Each conference will support up to 32 Battlesnakes and undergo a day of qualifier games to select 8 Battlesnakes to represent their conference in the Caster Cup Tournament.
- Registration for North American Conference closed Feb 11th
- Registration for European Conference closes Feb 25th
Good Luck and Happy Battlesnaking!
As always, before we close off this update we want to thank you for reading and to wish good luck to all the Spring League competitors!
We'd also like to send a huge thank you to our amazing Community, and to our wonderful 2022 partners at RBC, New Relic, DigitalOcean and Twilio who make these competitions possible ❤️