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SMWCentral Official Annual Music Tourney #2 (2022) - WINNER


The SMWC Music Tourney 2022 is now completed! The full bracket can be seen HERE. The final results can be seen HERE.


The submission period is now CLOSED! For those interested, all of the songs, their sets, and their seeds can be found HERE. Also, read this post for an explanation about how the Preliminary Round works.


Alright fellas, if you don't know who I am, my name is JupiHornet and I've been here for about 2 years now. Our original host (DeppySlide) is going to be busy with his crime-fighting duties, so I have decided to take over the role of hosting...

The Second SMWCentral Official Annual Music Tourney!!!!!!!!!!!

If you don't know what this is, it's basically a tournament where everyone nominates songs that first go through a qualifying round before entering the tournament proper. Then, the remaining songs go through a bracket-style tournament until there's only one song remaining.
If you DO know what this and have participated before, you should still read this post because I've made a few changes to the rules. Speaking of the rules...

- Since this is a Non-VGM tourney (non-video game music for short), your nominations CANNOT be songs specifically made for video games.
- You can nominate up to three songs in total.
- You can only nominate one track per artist.
- Across the whole tourney, only three tracks from the same artist can be nominated (feature credits don't count towards this total).
- YouTube, SoundCloud, and Bandcamp links are preferred (contact me if your nominations are not available on any of those sites).
- Since this site has many users from around the world, please use this site to make sure your video links are not blocked in most countries.
- To add to the previous rule, I would strongly advise against submitting YouTube's auto-generated "Topic" videos, because those are often blocked in many countries.
- PLEASE format your nominations as "[Artist] - [Song]". This makes things much easier for me. For example: PSY - Gangnam Style

And now for the main rule change:
- Before, you were not allowed to nominate songs that had won other tourneys. This time, you will not be allowed to nominate any song that has made it onto the Tourney Hall of Fame (AKA songs that have reached the Top 4 of any of the previous music tourneys). The Hall of Fame can be viewed HERE.
UPDATE: I was just asked about this, so for clarification, you are still allowed to nominate artists that have appeared on the Hall of Fame; just not the specific songs.


Voting will be in the same style as the previous two tourneys:

Preliminary Round: Your favorite songs will be picked from "sets" of several songs and will move onto the main tournament.
Bracket Round: The qualifying songs will go through a series of bracket-style matchups until there is only one song remaining. The final two songs will compete to win the tourney, while the two losers of the Semifinals will compete in the Bronze Vote to decide 3rd place.

If you don't quite get it, I'll explain in more detail once the qualifying round starts. You can also join the SMWCentral Discord server and message me in the #music-tourney channel if you have any questions.


You have one week to submit your nominations. Since this post went up a bit later than I would've liked, I'll give you a bit more time:

Nominations will be due on Sunday, June 26th at 7:00 PM EST.

After that, I'll need a bit of time to compile everything and make the tournament's spreadsheet, which will be publicly available; this will be used to track votes in realtime, as well as provide a concrete list of all of the songs and what set they'll be in.

With all of that said, have fun! Hopefully I don't get shafted out of the Top 4 this time


Julieta Venegas - Lento
LPS - Disko
Margaret Berger - I Feed You My Love
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It's June, so it's time to show my Filipino pride by supporting our local artists. Here are my nominees:
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I think if a song was custom-made for a video game, then that would count as VGM.

gotta admit I was kinda caught off guard this time, wasn't expecting to see this contest pop up again lmao

anyway, here's my shit:

Sungazer - Dream of Mahjong

Hiroshi Kawaguchi - MASSIVE POWER (if there's any sole uploads of this track please tell me btw cuz I don't know of any outside of this upload of the entire album)

Milton Nascimento - Cravo e Canela