Topic: 2017 Yolympics

This is a cut and paste.  Hopefully the links will work.


Yolympics 2017 is right around the corner! It will run from January 28 through March 5. Register at and start nominating games! Read on for the dates, rules and more info. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.

Quick Links
Tournament Registration
Banned Game List
Game Nomination Form
Current Game Nominations
Final Game Voting (TBA)

Game Nominations: Now through December 31 (countdown timer)
Game Voting: January 1 - January 21ish, up until the start of the player draft
Player Registration: Now until January 21 (countdown timer)
Draft: Sometime in the week of January 21 - January 27
Tournament Start: January 28, 2017. 12:00 AM EST (countdown timer)
Tournament End: March 5, 2016. 11:59 PM EST. This is a hard cutoff. All submissions must be received by this time.

5 games each from the following range of dates for a total of 20 games:

Game Nominations and Voting
Players will nominate 1 game per time period, using this Google Form. Players will then vote on the nominations to decide the final game list. The tournament organizer reserves the right to veto shitty games. Don't pick shitty games.

Banned Games
Games played in last 2 years of Wolf tournaments: IGBY 2016, IGBY 2015, Yolympics 2016, Yolympics 2015, and Puzzle Madness. The full list is here.

Player Registration
Players must register at The registration period is from now until January 21.

-Autofire is not allowed
-Pausing is not allowed
-Mapping multiple keys to a single input is not allowed
-All MAME submissions must maintain an average recorded speed over 95%
-All submissions must include an INP or link to a stream, video, or RetroUprising score. Acceptable platforms are WolfMAME 0.106, WolfMAME 0.181, RetroUprising, or an original arcade cab. Video-only WolfMAME submissions will be required to show the startup of the WolfMAME program and the game settings.

The top 6 scores from each team will score points for that team. A bonus system is being devised that will reward teams for submitting early and often with high quality scores.

Posted by on 2016-12-19 18:48:17


Cool, but I'm have a tough time registering onto Twin Galaxies.  It's telling me a random question and I need help, thank you!!

Posted by on 2016-12-19 22:42:15

Tournament starts in 8 hours! Good luck everyone! Check out the tournament post over at TG for some more detailed information!

Posted by on 2017-01-27 15:00:47

The tournament has started! Get those scores in early and good luck!

Posted by on 2017-01-28 00:44:57

Some more date info:


End of Week 1: February 3, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. [URL=](countdown timer)[/URL]
End of Week 2: February 10, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. [URL=](countdown timer)[/URL]
End of Week 3: February 17, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. [URL=](countdown timer)[/URL]
End of Week 4: February 24, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. [URL=](countdown timer)[/URL]
Tournament End: March 5, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. [url=](countdown timer)[/url] This is a hard cutoff. All submissions must be received by this time.

Posted by on 2017-01-29 08:24:48

Oops. Let's try again:

End of Week 1: February 3, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. (countdown timer)
End of Week 2: February 10, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. (countdown timer)
End of Week 3: February 17, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. (countdown timer)
End of Week 4: February 24, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. (countdown timer)
Tournament End: March 5, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. (countdown timer) This is a hard cutoff. All submissions must be received by this time.

Posted by on 2017-01-29 08:25:42

Detailed game settings can be found here. 181 settings on left, 106 on right.

Posted by on 2017-02-02 17:44:54

Week 1 is over! Infallible Team Generator v1.0 is currently in the lead, but only by 78 points! For those of you wondering how the bonus points factor in, well...

The bonus system for this tournament has been scrapped.

After evaluating the standings and consulting with all the captains, I have decided that the bonus system I devised could cause a team to be essentially knocked out of the tournament after the first week. In the interest of fair play, and the Wolf tournament goal of including as many people as possible, I can't let that happen. The tournament therefore will only be scored using the top 6 scores from each team. Thank you to all the players who busted their asses this week to help their teams...please keep those great scores coming!

Posted by on 2017-02-04 01:53:23

Week 2 is in the book! ITG remains in the lead. They have about the same score has last week (just few points shy of 1700), but the intense competition and the rise of Spaceballs means the ITG lead has actually increased to almost 200 points! Can anyone challenge the Infallible Team Generator v1.0, or is this now just a battle for 2nd place? Wait and see! :-)

Posted by on 2017-02-11 01:02:41

Week 3 is finished! Again, ITG is on top by nearly 200 points. SB and BEEF are trading blows, trading off between 2nd and 3rd place by the hour. Will one of them break through and make a run at ITG? Verizontal is close on their they stand a chance?!

Posted by on 2017-02-18 09:07:51


sounds fun, wish I was in it!  thanks for posts...

Posted by on 2017-02-21 19:30:41

Week 4 is complete! We are now in the final stretch of Yolympics 2017. The cutoff for submissions is Sunday, March 5, 2017, 11:59 PM EST. This is a hard cutoff. All submissions must be received by this time.

ITG still holds on to their 200 point lead, while BEEF and Spaceballs battle for 2nd. VZ is not far behind. Will anyone be able to make a push for 1st or will ITG coast to the win?

Posted by on 2017-02-25 00:19:27

I wish I had seen this before this started. I would have loved to have played in this.

Posted by on 2017-02-28 08:29:13

Yolympics 2017 is over! Congratulations to the winning team, with 1,695 points: Infallible Team Generator v1.0! While Verizontal Mk. II made a valiant run, Team Beef managed to secure 2nd place in the final hours of the tournament with 1,489 points. Verizontal finished with 1,485 points and Spaceballs finished with 1,331.

Congratulations are also in order for the top player of the tournament. With 423 points and averaging a top 4 score in every game: The_Pro!

This tournament saw 74 people register, 62 people people submit scores, and 59 people score points for their teams. For those that are curious, if the bonus system had remained in place the final rankings would have been the same, but with a larger point spread between each team.

Thanks to everyone for the great scores and great competition and I hope to see you all next time!

Posted by on 2017-03-05 23:29:18

In my haste to post the final update, I definitely left out some thank-yous. :(

Thank you to best set of captains we've had for this tournament: pwnasaurus, dwwnp, ExedExes, and QAOP_Spaceman. You guys did an excellent job in drafting your teams. Now that the tournament is over, I took a quick glance at the TG threads and I can see that you all were actively updating and motivating your teams the whole time.

Although score verifications couldn't keep up with the pace of submissions this time around, I'd like to thank krehztim for his work in verifying RU scores. And of course, thanks to Wes Copeland for his working in running the actual tournament site.

Posted by on 2017-03-05 23:42:06

Too little, too late, sadly. Maybe the next one. Sounds like a lot of fun to be had.

Posted by on 2017-04-13 16:32:38


IGBY should be coming up, you should join the team when it does:)

Posted by on 2017-04-30 20:42:04