How To

HOW PWNIT! WORKS:

Create a profile, fill out your information, and start uploading clips! Every clip uploaded to pwnit.com(in a ladder or not) has a chance to be featured daily, or if it's epic enough, become the #PwnitPick of the Week. 

Gameplay clip and screenshot contests, called "ladders," run on a monthly or bi-weekly basis and offer the winners a chance to; be that game's Player of the Month featured on our home page, get featured on social media, or win awesome gaming swag from our partners!

Sign up for Pwnit! in just minutes by creating a free profile. You must verify your account and fill your profile out completely to be eligible to win. See the Rules page for more info on eligibility.

You can click upload from the homepage and add a clip to your profile, or choose a ladder you would like to enter, read the objective and rules, and click Upload to enter your gameplay clip or screenshot.

OBJECTIVE: Every ladder has an objective you must follow to be eligible to win. Your clip or screenshot must feature the objective stated in the rules on that ladder. If the objective says OPEN, then any type of clip is eligible on that ladder. 

JUDICIATOR: Every ladder is assigned a judge known as a JUDICIATOR. This can be a Pwnit! team member or a special guest JUDICIATOR who chooses the Grand Prize winner.

GRAND PRIZE: The Grand Prize is the top prize to win on each ladder. You can only win the Grand Prize by having the JUDICIATOR choose your clip. Votes or ranking have NO effect on winning this prize, and you are eligible to win whether you enter the ladder first or at the last second.

COMMUNITY'S CHOICE TOP 3: You also have a chance to win a lower tier prize if your clip is voted into the Top 3 in the Community's Choice section. Be sure to share your clip on social media and ask your friends and family to vote for you.

VOTING: You must have a Pwnit! account to vote on clips. Voting for a clip will add one normal vote to that entry. You can team up with your friends or clan to help each other out by becoming Allies. When you are Allies with another player, your votes count double for each other. To Ally someone, click the "a+" icon in the lower left corner of their profile picture.

ULTIMATE PWNAGE: If your clip is chosen by the ladder JUDICIATOR and you are voted into the Community's Choice Top 3, you win BOTH prizes.

Winners are announced the day after a ladder closes. You can not re-enter a clip that you have already won a ladder with. This includes Grand Prizes and Community's Choice Prizes. You may re-enter a clip that hasn't won as many times as you like.

#PwnitPick: Every week we choose multiple awesome clips uploaded to pwnit.com that deserve recognition. Your clip DOES NOT have to be entered into a ladder to be eligible. Of these chosen clips, one of them will become #PwnitPick of the Week which gets featured on our homepage and in our newsletter. Sometimes this will score you bonus prizes. See our picks on Twitter under #PwnitPick.

#PwnitPlay: Because we're gamers too! When you see this hashtag, the clip you're viewing is from one of our team members.

HOW TO UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO/SCREENSHOT TO A LADDER:

Log in to your Pwnit! profile at pwnit.com

Select Upload from the top menu bar, and then select Video or Screenshot.
 

- VIDEO

Click Select, enter a clip title, and then click Browse to select your desired clip. Once selected, click Upload and wait for the progress bar to finish. Once the upload is complete, you will see the file name of your clip in place of the progress bar. Enter a title and short description. Then click Submit.

Be sure to type out the full title(not abbreviations) of the game until you see the cover art pop up, e.g. “MKX would be Mortal Kombat X.” Once you see the correct cover art, click it, and if applicable, tags will pop up for you to select, e.g. “sniping, first-person shooter, handgun, rpg, etc.”

The “Enter clip to Ladder” section will appear below for all games that have open Ladders. Check the box, select the appropriate Ladder, and then click Submit again at the bottom of the page. The clip will then appear as “processing” on the selected Ladder and in your “My Clips” section of your Pwnit! profile.

If you wish to just add a clip to your profile and not enter it in a Ladder, simply leave the “Enter clip to Ladder” box unchecked, and complete the process the same way.

Be sure to check the Ladder for a specific Objective to make sure your clip meets all criteria to be eligible to win. Your clip will be removed if it does not follow the Objective.

You can upload numerous file formats, however we recommend compressing your clips. We don't recommend clips higher than 3,000Kbps at 720p. We advise keeping your clips under 100MB to streamline your uploading. Clips following these guidelines, pending your Internet connection, will take about as long as they are in runtime to upload. Clips three (3) minutes or less are typically processed within five (5) minutes after your upload completes.

See the Rules section for more info on video eligibility and restrictions.

- SCREENSHOTS

Click Browse to select your screenshot file. Once selected, click Upload, and a thumbnail of your screenshot will appear.

Be sure to type out the full title(not abbreviations) of the game until you see the cover art pop up, e.g. “MKX would be Mortal Kombat X.” Once you see the correct cover art, click it, and if applicable, tags will pop up for you to select, e.g. “sniping, first-person shooter, handgun, rpg, etc.”

Enter a title and short description.

The “Enter screenshot to Ladder” section will appear below for all games that have open Ladders. Check the box, select the appropriate Ladder, and then click Submit again at the bottom of the page. The screenshot will then appear as on the selected Ladder and in your “Screenshots” section of your Pwnit! profile.

If you wish to just add a screenshot to your profile and not enter it in a Ladder, simply leave the “Enter screenshot to Ladder” box unchecked, and complete the process the same way.