XBA Presents: Backlog to the Future Tournament

XBA Presents: Backlog to the Future Tournament

Written Monday, September 21, 2020 By Alan Pettit
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Great Scott!! XBA needs your help traveling back to November 12th, 1955! The only way we can do that is by cleaning up your old backlog of games!

The Setup
This will be a solo completion tournament designed to encourage "clean up" of your dreaded backlog. Any game on any platform that features gamerscore released in 2018 or earlier may be used to score in this tournament.
**Games with a release year of 2019 or 2020 are not allowed.

Participation Eligibility

  • Your Gamertag must have achievements dated at least two years ago and must be your main tag
  • Do not change your Gamertag once you've signed up through to tournament end
  • Your profile on must be set to public
  • Your join date on this forum must be no later than September 1st, 2020 (if a subscriber, no limit)
  • You must have a post count of at least 20

When does the tournament take place?
The tournament will run for 30 days, starting October 16th (6:00 PM ET) and run until November 15th (11:00 PM ET). Sign-ups will be open today and close October 13th at 8:00 PM ET.

Sign Up Thread Link

How do I win?
Clean up your Backlog!! Bonus points will be given for older games you've already started! See the scoring thread for full details below!

Scoring Thread Link

What do I win?
~1st Place = Forum Awards + game of your choice*

~2nd Place = Forum Awards

~3rd Place = Forum Awards

~ Bonus = Two (2) randomly drawn game-prizes for participants that score a minimum of five (5) completions*
*Please note that the randomly drawn game-prizes will be of a physical copy and the base edition of any game released in 2019 or 2020 so far!
~ Double Bonus = This Community Award will be given to all participants if we can obtain a combined total of 65 backlog years (points) and take us back to 1955.


General Discussion Thread
It's important to have a bit of banter during a video game tournament. Some pokes here and some jokes there, but let's remember to keep it friendly y'all!

General Discussion and Banter Thread Link

Thank you!
A big thank you to everyone who was involved in this project and of course to our members who we hope to see score hard and win those forum awards and prizes!


User Comments

Forum Posts: 20287
Comment #1 by Dirty130
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 11:02:25 PM
Great Scott!

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