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Battle of the Builds
Battle of the Builds.png
Battle of the Builds logo
PresenterMinecraftYoshi26
WinnerMC_Protocol
Runner-up_HeavenAngel_
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
CreatorMinecraftYoshi26
ProducerMinecraftYoshi26
Production locationsGames World
Ghasts Stadium
Release
Series runSeptember 7, 2019 – September 28, 2019

Battle of the Builds was a creativity, building-focused game show created and hosted by MinecraftYoshi26. Contestants, known as "builders", competed in building-focused challenges that aimed to test their creative skills. Through various types of challenges, builders get eliminated through main challenges and Build Offs. Generally, poor building and creative skills result in elimination.

Battle of the Builds premiered on September 7, 2019, and had a finale on September 28, 2019. MC_Protocol beat _HeavenAngel_ in the final episode, with MC_Protocol receiving $3,500 and _HeavenAngel_ received $1,750 as the runner-up.

The game show was made as a one-off event. Following the season, MinecraftYoshi26 confirmed that the show was not scheduled to have a second season in the foreseeable future.

History

Battle of the Builds was an original idea created by MinecraftYoshi26. Its format originated from how MinecraftYoshi26 wanted to create a game show that focused on building and creativity, as one on the server did not exist. The title was selected from suggestions by daltdisneyland. The show's slogan is "A competition of creativity".

Battle of the Builds was officially announced on the MRT Wiki on August 17, 2019, after receiving GSM funding at the June 2019 GSM.

Following the season's conclusion, MinecraftYoshi26 confirmed that the show was not scheduled for a second season in the foreseeable future.

Format

Main Challenge

The Main Challenge is a challenge that all of the builders compete in order to win. The builders either compete as individuals or in teams. For individuals, the two worst performers in the Main Challenge (or by specific criteria) is automatically sent to the Build Off. If there are teams, the whole team that did the worst goes to the Build Off.

The builder who does the best in the Main Challenge is the declared winner of the challenge and receives a choice of prize, money, or an advantage in the next challenge. In individual challenges, the top three builders who perform the best are identified. Then, out of those three, the builder who performed the best overall in the challenge is declared the winner of the challenge and receives the challenge's prize. In teams, all members of the winning team are declared winners and the builder who did the best according to the host and, if applicable, the special judge is declared the "Best of the Best" and receives the prize. If all other members of the team can agree who to give the title to, it is given to that builder.

Build Off

Competitors in the Build Off are given a large, empty plot to build in.

The Build Off is a secondary challenge in an episode in which builders who fare the worst in the Main Challenge are sent to compete. The Build Off is a speed build challenge in which the builders are given 10 minutes to complete a specified build using any blocks from the creative inventory. The first two minutes of the 10-minute build time allows the competitors to look up images online for ideas if they would like to use it to do so. After the time is over, contestants must close it The type of build is chosen from a set of predetermined options visible to all builders. Each builder, starting with the one that fared the worst in the Main Challenge, chooses a certain number of builds to veto. The rest of the build options are then shuffled and the build for the Build Off is chosen by random selection.

Each competitor is given a large, empty plot that cannot be seen by the other opponent(s). At the end of the time, the special judge chooses the build they like the least and that builder is then eliminated.

Rules

Builders are prohibited from using staff powers, custom items brought in, and breaking any rules in challenges. Plagiarism of builds is prohibited. Using fast-clickers, schematic, or any other modification of vanilla building mechanics are not allowed. All rules and penalties are up to the discretion of the host.

Cast

Applications opened on August 23, 2019, and closed on August 28, 2019. The cast comprised of 13 contestants.

Builder Rank Finish
MC_Protocol Senator 1st place
_HeavenAngel_ Mod 2nd place
Echohue Mod 3rd place
KittyCat11231 Senator 4th place
mine_man_ Mod 5th place
Johngi Councillor 6th place
Cookie46910 Mayor 7th place
Red_Ray Mayor 8th place
daltdisneyland Mayor 9th place
Valkorion314 Mod 10th place
_O_OM3GA_O_ Mayor 11th place
Conric005 Mayor 12th place
SansNotLuigi Mayor 13th place

Results

Players who were Best of the Best are listed first and in bold.

Episode Main Challenge Main Challenge winner(s) Main Challenge losers Build Off Eliminated builder(s)
1 Incomplete Ingredients mine_man_ Cookie46910
SansNotLuigi
Oasis SansNotLuigi
2 Rebuild, Reuse, Recycle _HeavenAngel_
Cookie46910
daltdisneyland
KittyCat11231
Conric005
Johngi
mine_man_
Red_Ray
Park Conric005
3 One Man's Trash _HeavenAngel_ Echohue
Red_Ray
Valkorion314
Diner _O_OM3GA_O_[a]
Valkorion314
4 Fixer Upper Echohue
Johngi
MC_Protocol
_HeavenAngel_
daltdisneyland
KittyCat11231
Bakery daltdisneyland
5 Sold to the Highest Builder _HeavenAngel_ Cookie46910
Red_Ray
Jail Red_Ray
6 Make No Mistake Echohue Cookie46910
KittyCat11231
Farm Cookie46910
7 Shopping for a Shop mine_man_
Echohue
_HeavenAngel_
Johngi
Wild West Johngi
8 Half & Half MC_Protocol
_HeavenAngel_
Echohue
KittyCat11231
Bar mine_man_[b]
KittyCat11231
9 Sold to the Lowest Builder MC_Protocol _HeavenAngel_
Echohue
Treehouse Echohue
10 Battle of the Build Offs Library _HeavenAngel_ MC_Protocol
Statue MC_Protocol _HeavenAngel_
Castle _HeavenAngel_ MC_Protocol
Aquarium MC_Protocol _HeavenAngel_
Spaceship Tie
Bus & Bus Stop MC_Protocol _HeavenAngel_

Elimination chart

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
MC_Protocol SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE BOTB WIN WINNER
_HeavenAngel_ TOP BOTB WIN RISK WIN TOP RISK WIN RISK RUNNER-UP
Echohue TOP SAFE RISK BOTB TOP WIN WIN RISK ELIM
KittyCat11231 SAFE WIN SAFE RISK SAFE RISK SAFE ELIM
mine_man_ WIN RISK TOP SAFE TOP TOP BOTB QUIT
Johngi SAFE RISK SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE ELIM
Cookie46910 RISK WIN SAFE SAFE RISK ELIM
Red_Ray SAFE RISK RISK SAFE ELIM
daltdisneyland SAFE WIN TOP ELIM
Valkorion314 SAFE SAFE ELIM
_O_OM3GA_O_ SAFE SAFE QUIT
Conric005 SAFE ELIM
SansNotLuigi ELIM
 WIN  The builder won the Main Challenge.
 TOP  The builder was in the top 3 builders.
 BOTB  The builder won the Main Challenge in a team and was selected as the Best of the Best.
 RISK  The builder competed in the Build Off, but was not eliminated.
 SAFE  The builder was safe.
 ELIM  The builder was eliminated.
 QUIT  The builder quit the competition.

Episodes

No. Title Original air date
1
"Incomplete Ingredients"
September 7, 2019

Main Challenge ("Incomplete Ingredients"): Builders must build a school by only placing the permitted blocks on a list that only listed blocks that have a hitbox smaller than 1 meter by 1 meter by 1 meter. Builders may also use any items from the creative inventory, defined as objects that exist only within the player's inventory and hands and cannot be directly placed. Builders can only place blocks that were on that list; however, if they placed blocks and used items that would create blocks that would take the full space, that is allowed. For example, placing multiple snow layers on top of each other results in a snow block that takes up the full space of a block is allowed. Builders are allocated 20 minutes to build. The builds are judged on their interior, exterior, creativity, and functionality.

  • Top 3: _HeavenAngel_, Echohue, mine_man_
  • Winner: mine_man_
  • Main Challenge losers: Cookie46910, SansNotLuigi

Build Off ("Oasis"): For losing the Main Challenge, Cookie46910 and SansNotLuigi had to compete in the Build Off. Out of the 14 possible, they were each given the ability to veto four themes respectively. Out of the themes left, Oasis was randomly chosen. They were given 10 minutes to build.

  • Eliminated: SansNotLuigi
2
"Rebuild, Reuse, Recycle"
September 7, 2019

Main Challenge ("Rebuild, Reuse, Recycle"): Builders are divided into teams of three teams of four and, using provided diamond tools with silk touch, have to build a museum in survival. To get blocks, builders would go into the neighboring faux city and grief it to get the blocks desired. Teams are allocated 20 minutes to build the museum. The builds are judged on interior, exterior, creativity, and functionality. The builder who did the best in the prior Main Challenge, mine_man_, chose to take an advantage in this Main Challenge as a prize, which allowed them to receive an Efficiency II enchantment on their tools.

  • Winners: _HeavenAngel_, Cookie46910, daltdisneyland, KittyCat11231
  • Best of the Best: _HeavenAngel_
  • Main Challenge losers: Conric005, Johngi, mine_man_, Red_Ray

Build Off ("Park"): For losing the Main Challenge, Conric005, Johngi, mine_man_, and Red_Ray had to compete in the Build Off. Out of the 13 possible, they were each given the ability to veto two themes respectively. Out of the themes left, Park was randomly chosen. They were given 10 minutes to build.

  • Eliminated: Conric005

Special judge: _Kastle

3
"One Man's Trash"
September 7, 2019

As the episode was preparing to begin, _O_OM3GA_O_ left and thus quit the game.

Main Challenge ("One Man's Trash"): Builders must choose nine blocks that they deem as difficult to build with, with a majority having to be blocks that can be placed standalone. Blocks that require additional blocks to be placed, such as flowers or end crystals, may not be selected. All blocks would be then shuffled into 11 different kits. Each kit would be hidden when chosen; however, the heads of the builders whose blocks are in the kit are shown. After all of the kits have been made, all builders would select which kit they would like to build based on the heads in random order. After all of the kits have been selected, builders are allocated 20 minutes to build a theater. The builds are judged on their interior, exterior, creativity, and functionality.

  • Top 3: _HeavenAngel_, daltdisneyland, mine_man_
  • Winner: _HeavenAngel_
  • Main Challenge losers: Echohue, Red_Ray, Valkorion314

Build Off ("Diner"): For losing the Main Challenge, Echohue, Red_Ray, and Valkorion314 had to compete in the Build Off. Out of the 12 possible, they were each given the ability to veto three themes respectively. Out of the themes left, Diner was randomly chosen. They were given 10 minutes to build.

  • Eliminated: Valkorion314

Special judge: lil_shadow59

4
"Fixer Upper"
September 7, 2019

Main Challenge ("Fixer Upper"): Builders are randomly divided into three teams of three by random draw and must renovate an unappealing build to a house, while incorporating random, clashing blocks. While keeping the general shape of the building and using all the blocks that are required, builders must make the build into a house in 20 minutes. There were two builds up for renovation, and every builder privately voted on which build to use before being allocated into teams. The one with the most votes was renovated. The provided blocks that teams had to use were 5 detector rails, 10 white glazed terracotta, 10 anvils, 15 daylight sensors, 15 slime blocks, 20 magma blocks, 20 blue ice, 25 prismarine stairs, and 30 brown mushroom blocks. The builds are judged by their interior, exterior, and use of provided blocks.

  • Winners: Echohue, Johngi, MC_Protocol
  • Best of the Best: Echohue
  • Main Challenge losers: _HeavenAngel_, daltdisneyland, KittyCat11231

Build Off ("Bakery"): For losing the Main Challenge, _HeavenAngel_, daltdisneyland, and KittyCat11231 had to compete in the Build Off. Out of the 11 possible, they were each given the ability to veto two themes respectively. Out of the themes left, Bakery was randomly chosen. They were given 10 minutes to build.

  • Eliminated: daltdisneyland

Special judge: _Kastle

5
"Sold to the Highest Builder"
September 14, 2019

Main Challenge ("Sold to the Highest Builder"): Builders are given $175 to use in an auction to get blocks to use in their build. Everyone is given a free block of white concrete. An auction for various items for which builders can bid on in increments of $5. Pooling money and sharing blocks are not permitted. The auction stops without warning, but would have at least have 25 rounds. Unspent money by the end of the auction loses its value and becomes useless. All blocks bought do not have to be used. Changing blocks into other blocks is not allowed. After the auction has concluded, the builders are given their blocks and 20 minutes to build a train station, which was chosen during the auction. The builds are judged on interior, exterior, creativity, and functionality.

  • Top 3: _HeavenAngel_, Echohue, mine_man_
  • Winner: _HeavenAngel_
  • Main Challenge losers: Cookie46910, Red_Ray

Build Off ("Jail"): For losing the Main Challenge, Cookie46910 and Red_Ray had to compete in the Build Off. Out of the 10 possible, they were each given the ability to veto three themes respectively. Out of the themes left, Jail was randomly chosen. They were given 10 minutes to build.

  • Eliminated: Red_Ray

Special judge: MF_moj

6
"Make No Mistake"
September 14, 2019

Main Challenge ("Make No Mistake"): Builders must build a gas station; however, they may not break any blocks and only place blocks. Builders are given 20 minutes to construct the gas station. The builds are judged on interior, exterior, creativity, and functionality.

  • Top 3: _HeavenAngel_, Echohue, mine_man_
  • Winner: Echohue
  • Main Challenge losers: Cookie46910, KittyCat11231

Build Off ("Farm"): For losing the Main Challenge, Cookie46910 and KittyCat11231 had to compete in the Build Off. Out of the 9 possible, they were each given the ability to veto three themes respectively. Out of the themes left, Farm was randomly chosen. They were given 10 minutes to build.

  • Eliminated: Cookie46910

Special judge: godzilltrain

7
"Shopping for a Shop"
September 14, 2019

Main Challenge ("Shopping for a Shop"): Builders are put into teams of two and given a $250 to shop in the supermarket at Ghasts Stadium to get blocks, tools, and other items to build a shop in survival. The builder who did the best in the prior Main Challenge, Echohue, chose to take an advantage in this Main Challenge as a prize, which gave them an extra $50 to their budget. When buying products, teams must use a sheet with prices per quantity and can only purchase in multiples of the quantities listed. After shopping for 15 minutes, the teams must use the blocks, tools, and other items they bought to build a shop in 20 minutes. The builds are judged on interior, exterior, creativity, functionality, and resourceability.

  • Winners: Echohue, mine_man_
  • Best of the Best: mine_man_
  • Main Challenge losers: _HeavenAngel_, Johngi

Build Off ("Wild West"): For losing the Main Challenge, _HeavenAngel_ and Johngi had to compete in the Build Off. Out of the 8 possible, they were each given the ability to veto two themes respectively. Out of the themes left, Wild West was randomly chosen. They were given 10 minutes to build.

  • Eliminated: Johngi

Special judge: _Kastle

8
"Half & Half"
September 28, 2019

mine_man_ was unable to show up for the final session and thus quit the game.

Main Challenge ("Half & Half"): Builders are given 20 minutes to build a restaurant; however, halfway through the time, all builders shift over one build and must finish the build. The order in which builders build are random. When the builds are judged, the best build is chosen and the two builders who built it are declared as winners and the two other builders are sent to the Build Off. The builds are judged on interior, exterior, creativity, and functionality.

  • Winners: _HeavenAngel_, MC_Protocol
  • Best of the Best: MC_Protocol
  • Main Challenge losers: Echohue, KittyCat11231

Build Off ("Bar"): For losing the Main Challenge, Echohue and KittyCat11231 had to compete in the Build Off. Out of the 7 possible, they were each given the ability to veto two themes respectively. Out of the themes left, Bar was randomly chosen. They were given 10 minutes to build.

  • Eliminated: KittyCat11231

Special judge: chiefbozx

9
"Sold to the Lowest Builder"
September 28, 2019

Main Challenge ("Sold to the Lowest Builder"): Builders are given $175 to use in an auction to avoid receiving hindrances in building. The builder who did the best in the prior Main Challenge, MC_Protocol, chose to take an advantage in this Main Challenge as a prize, which gave them an extra $25 in the auction. An auction for various hindrances for which builders can bid on in increments of $5 to avoid them. Pooling money and trading are not permitted. Each round, everyone raises a bid in private. The builder who bid the lowest receives the hindrance and all others’ bids are taken. The auction stops without warning, but would have at least have 12 rounds. The builder with the highest amount of money at the end of the auction chooses the build to be built. After the auction has concluded, the builders are given their blocks and 20 minutes to build a supermarket, which was chosen at the end of the auction by Echohue. The builds are judged on interior, exterior, creativity, functionality, and resourceability.

  • Winner: MC_Protocol
  • Main Challenge losers: _HeavenAngel_, Echohue

Build Off ("Treehouse"): For losing the Main Challenge, _HeavenAngel_ and Echohue had to compete in the Build Off. Out of the 6 possible, they were each given the ability to veto one theme respectively. Out of the themes left, Treehouse was randomly chosen. They were given 10 minutes to build.

  • Eliminated: Echohue

Special judge: Cortesi

10
"Battle of the Build Offs"
September 28, 2019

Main Challenge ("Battle of the Build Offs"): The two remaining builders compete in the remaining five Build Off categories. The remaining build categories were Aquarium, Castle, Library, Spaceship, and Statue. Each round, the audience would privately vote on their favorite build and the builder with the most votes wins the Build Off. The first builder to win three Build Offs is declared the winner. The builder who did the best in the prior Main Challenge, MC_Protocol, chose to take an advantage in this Main Challenge as a prize, which allowed them to choose the first build category. From then on, the loser of the prior Build Off chooses the next Build Off theme. The first Build Off was selected as Library and was won by _HeavenAngel_, by a vote of 4-4 with a tiebreaker by MinecraftYoshi26. The second Build Off was selected as Statue and was won by MC_Protocol, by a vote of 7-1. The third Build Off was selected as Castle and was won by _HeavenAngel_, by a vote of 9-1. The fourth Build Off was selected as Aquarium and was won by MC_Protocol, by a vote of 7-3. The fifth Build Off was automatically Spaceship and had a tie vote of 4-4, and it was decided a sixth and final Build Off would occur. The final was selected from a new set of 13 build themes, with each builders being able to veto five themes. The remaining three themes were Boat, Bus & Bus Stop, and Courthouse. The sixth and final Build Off was randomly selected as Bus & Bus Stop and was won by MC_Protocol, by a vote of 6-4, resulting in their victory of Battle of the Builds.

  • Winner: MC_Protocol
  • Runner-up: _HeavenAngel_

Special judges: The audience

Notes

  1. _O_OM3GA_O_ had to leave and quit the game.
  2. mine_man_ was unable to participate in the third session and quit the game.