What is a Grand Winner?
With SongPop’s 2.7 update came the introduction of “Grand Winner Parties”. While identical to regular Parties in gameplay, Grand Winner Parties include real world prizes in addition to the SongPop rewards won in-game. To be clear, not all parties are Grand Winner Parties and those that are will be clearly designated. So, what constitutes a “Grand Winner”?
As regulars of SongPop will know, participating in a party constitutes of being placed in a group of up to 300 other players. Participants are placed into the group of up to 300 players based on the time they sign up for the party. This group is called the “Local Group”, and the 300-person leaderboard displayed in-app is the “Local Leaderboard”. The Local Leaderboard tracks participants within a Local Group based on the points earned for each round. Placement within the Local Group of 300 players determines in-game rewards won based on the party, such as badges, tickets, and coins.
Of course, there can be more than 300 players that elect to participate within a given party and thus there can be as many Local Groups (each consisting of up to 300 players) as there are players interested in taking part in the party. Throughout the party, all participants are ranked within their Local Leaderboard based on their score. While a Local Leaderboard reflects rankings within a given Local Group, the “Global Leaderboard” will track and reflect the top 3 participants (and their respective scores) within the entire party, across all Local Groups. These top 3 participants (with the highest score across the entire party) are the Grand Winners and will be eligible* to win real world prizes based on the Grand Winner Party.
A little more info on the Global Leaderboard: the Global Leaderboard will be linked within the description of Grand Winner Parties. The Global Leaderboard web page (accessible outside of the app and after the end of the Party) will be updated approximately every 30 min, or as available, and will display the potential winner(s) approximately one (1) hour after the end of the Grand Winner Party.
*Grand Winner Parties may have eligibility requirements specific to the party, for details please check the party rules link found in the description of every Grand Winner Party.