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Today we want to update everyone on the Zed Run official tournament!

Here is what we are going to discuss:

  • Zed Run official tournament
  • Qualifying for quarter finals, semi finals, finals, and grand finals
  • Tournament prizes

Nothing should be considered investment or financial advice. Enjoy the ride!

Zed Run Tournament

The hottest news in the Zed Run space is the recent tournament that the platform has launched!

The tournament is for all distances, all horses, and will ultimately end up with only a hand full of winners for huge cash prizes.

The first ever ZED RUN tournament will start with a two week period called the qualifiers starting on October 15, 2021. 

The best showing horses for all distances over the period will qualify for the tournament.

The cool thing about this tournament is that all races will qualify you no matter if they are a paid race or a free race. Every race counts towards qualification.

In addition, Zed Run has changed free races to no longer have a prize pool.

The previous rewards for winning a free race will now go towards the official tournament prize pools!

Zed Run Race

Qualifying For Quarter Finals

The tournament is based on a leaderboard that is broken down by the three sets of distances over 30 races that are run in the allotted time from October 15 to October 30. 

Here are the sets of distances a horse can qualify in:

  • Sprinter category: 1000M, 1200M, 1400M
  • Mid Runner category: 1600M, 1800M, 2000M
  • Marathoner: 2200M, 2400M, 2600M

It is important to note that a horse will only qualify for ONE set of distances that it ranks highest in. A single horse will not qualify in more than one distance set.

After October 30th, the top 192 horses in each distance set will be chosen. In total, 576 horses will be selected across the three sets of distances.

The way the horses will be selected is by their show rate on the first 30 races run in between October 15th and October 30, no matter the distance run! 

Horses will rank in the distance set they raced most in.

For example, if a horse runs 15 races in 2000M, 5 in 1000M, 5 in 2200M, and 5 in 1800M here is how it will break down:

  • This horse will be placed in the Mid Runner category since it ran a total of 20 races (out of the first 30).
  • The races for the 1000M and the 2200M will still be counted in its average for show rate
  • If the horse places in the top 192, then it will be selected to compete in the Mid Runner Category

Quarter Finals

Afterward for the quarter finals, the top 192 horses in each set of distances will be given additional races to run in their respective distances.

  • Sprinters will run at 1200M
  • Mid tier at 1800M
  • Distance at 2400M

The cool thing about these races is that only the top 3 of each race will continue on in the tournament. In addition, each race will be grouped by class and horse skill.

For instance, the top horses will race against each other in class 1, while the same happens in class 2, 3, 4, and 5.

This will happen for all the sets of distances to make for more competitive and better races.

After the quarter finals, 48 horses in total will progress to the Semi finals for each set 0f distances or 144 horses in total.

Semi Finals

The semi finals will consist of 12 races across all sets of distances.

This will be the first part of the tournament where horses are NOT separated by class or ability.

For the semi finals, horses will be randomly placed in races (still in their preferred set of distances).

For instance, a class 5 1800m runner could be placed against a class 1 1800m runner in this part of the tournament.

Each distance set will have 4 races for the horses to run. The top 3 horses from each race will progress to the Finals

This means that only 12 horses from each distance set will be in the finals!

Run Finals

In the finals, there will be 36 horses in total left over.

  • 12 horses in the sprinter category
  • 12 horses in the mid tier
  • and 12 horses in the marathon runner category

This is where things heat up since theses are the tip top horses from all distances and all classes.

There will only be ONE race run per distance set, and the top 4 horses will advance to the grand finals from each race.

Zed Grand Finals

Once we have our 12 BEST horses in all of Zed, it will be time to let those horses go head to head. This will be the first part of the tournament where the top horses will directly compete across all distance sets.

Here is how the grand finals will play out:

  • First race: 1000M
  • Second race: 1400M
  • Third race: 1600M
  • Fourth race: 2000M
  • Fifth race: 2200M
  • Sixth race: 2600M

In addition, the 12 horses racing in the grand final will be given points per race that will contribute to see who is the best in the business! Here is how the points will be given out:

  • 1024 points for first
  • 512 points for second
  • 256 points for third
  • 128 points for fourth
  • 64 points for fifth
  • 32 points for sixth
  • 16 points for seventh
  • 8 points for eighth
  • 4 points for ninth
  • 2 points for tenth
  • 1 points for eleventh
  • 0 points for twelfth

The winner will be determined by the amount of points each horse accumulates over the 6 races!

Zed Tournament Prize

Tournament Price

But what about the prizes right? Here is how the prize structure will break down:

  • 13% will be given out in the grand final amongst the 12 horses
  • 19% will be given out in the finals amongst the 36 horses
  • 23% will be given out in the semi finals amongst the 144 horses
  • 45% will be given out in the quarter finals amongst the 576 horses

In addition, here is how the prizes will be given out:

  • First place finishes will get 60%
  • Second place finishes will get 25%
  • Third place finishes will get 15%

Zed Run Official Tournament

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In this post we will dive into a recent development that we learned about from the Zed Run team! Excitingly, they announced this week that their NASCAR partnerships has bloomed into more than just talk and posts!

Nothing should be considered investment or financial advice. Enjoy the ride!

Zed Run And NASCAR

Zed recently announced that their NASCAR partnership is starting to materialize onto their platform with an upcoming event.

On October 3rd NASCAR will make its debut on the Zed Run platform. This will directly coincide with NASCAR’s YellaWood 500 race that is set to take place at the Talladega Superspeedway.

With this event, there will be a new track that opens up called the Bill France Sr. Stakes Race Track. This name was chosen in honor of the founder of NASCAR – Bill France Sr.

On its debut,  Zed Run will open the race tack to be used by all Zed Run users!

If a user races a horse on the new track in the 24 hour time period starting at October 3 12AM EST, then they will automatically be entered into a lottery. This lottery will decided who gets the first free 100 Zed passes!

Zed Passes

Another part of this announcement was a new feature that Zed will be adding to the platform.

That feature is the Zed passes!

This event will feature a NASCAR specific Zed pass that will ultimately reward holders with future in-game utility, and special perks down the line.

In total, there will be 1,000 NASCAR Zed passes released in this event. The first 100 will be given away from the lottery based on users that race October 3, while the other 900 will be sold on Opensea most likely to the highest bidders!

The team has yet to announce when the other 900 passes will be for sale, but make sure to keep checking because we are sure they will sell fast!

While there will only be one specific Zed pass added from this event, we anticipate that there will be more in the future as sponsors and companies continue to come onboard.

We can even see certain passes being given out for tournament victories all leading to one grand race eventually! I am sure the team has tons of ideas still behind closed doors, but it is fun to imagine.

Zed Eco-System

While the pass feature is unexpected, we were just talking about new tracks entering the eco-system the other day.

As the game stands currently, we feel there are a number of issues. One of which was that there is only one place to race your horses!

This really creates a huge problem in terms of diversifying the competition and giving all users (mainly new ones) a chance to win some races.

Currently, there are too many high end stables racing on the single track..

These big stables are basically taking advantage of the lesser competition, aka new users.

Although, with the new track hitting the scenes, we believe this will help diversify the competition and open new avenues for users to benefit.

NASCAR Partnership

The new track should open up October 3 at 12AM!

Make sure to take the time to run a few races on it and get your entries for the giveaway.

Also, make sure to try and bid on one of the Zed passes coming up on Opensea. Our gut tells us that it will be worth the price!

NASCAR Partnership With Zed

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If you are following our most recent post, then you will know that we have dove into the Zed Run eco-system. If you are unfamiliar with the platform then click here for the basic overview!

For the cliff notes, Zed Run is a virtual horse racing and breeding platform that works on top of the Matic Polygon network in conjunction with the Ethereum blockchain. Behind the scenes they utilize many parts of the crypto ecosystem like Opensea, The Graph, and MetaMask to make the platform function seamlessly.

Now that you know what we are discussing, lets get into the newest update to the platform – more daily free races.

Nothing should be considered investment or financial advice. Enjoy the Ride.

Zed Run Free Races

To understand why free races are so important, we need to discuss what a free race does for a horse. For example, what is the point of a free race other than to give money to the lucky winner? Glad you asked. Here is a list of things that free races do for the community:

  1. Free races allow owners to test the strengths of their horse without costing them money to do so like in paid races. This allows them to gather intel on their horse’s base speed, flame, and in prior cases the odds of winning
  2. New players will also not always be comfortable risking money early on. Therefore, having free races open to all and available will entice them to get comfortable with racing in general
  3. Out of money for your paid races? Do some free races and recoup some Eth to be able to race in the paid ones again!
  4. While Zed Run is undoubtedly making money off racing, breeding and selling, having a healthy level of funds re-entering the eco-system is always good for sustainable growth

These are some of the reasons WHY having free races in the eco-system are important. Now, lets look at some of the prior issues Zed was having with their free race system.

Issues With Free Races

There were many issues with the prior free race system. Zed needed to fix this since there was a decent uproar in the community about it. Here are the top issues the platform was having:

  1. Free races were too few and practically impossible to get into
  2. The rewards for free races were around $2-$3 which is not enough to re-enter the paid race scene with
  3. There were only class 1 free races which allowed a wide variety of horses to enter. This could greatly skew the curve in the favor of any strong class 1 horse entering

Changes to Free Races

Here is how Zed fixed the issues above:

  1. Zed increased the rewards on free races per class. Rewards now for winning a free race can exceed $50 per race
  2. They divided up free races by class which makes them more appropriate for each group of horses racing
  3. The frequency of free races was increased dramatically
  4. They posted about the changes and made it clear so everyone could participate and be aware!

The changes from one system to another is practically night and day. There is a strong assumption that due to the recent overall success of the platform and funding of 20M into the company behind it, that the team is now much more comfortable giving back to the community. Granted there is still much more to do on the platform, this is a great start to enticing new horse owners into the community.

Zed Community

The Zed team clearly listened to what their community had to say.

Not only did they make a few changes to benefit the eco-system, but they also made it clear that the intention of the $20,000 total prize pool per day was to give back! With this amount of funds re-entering the community per day, there should start to be explosive growth of new comers looking to pick some of this up.

Realistically, a new stable owner could purchase a couple horses for around $100-$200 each, enter free races daily, and hopefully start to bring in some passive income. Now, this is not the actual idea of the platform and long-term vision, but giving the “little guys” something to eat is extremely important for the long-term success of the platform.

Overall, the team increased free racing payouts by over 700% per day. This is spread out across all classes, and can be as much or more than $20,000 per day. While there might be a lot of strong projects out there in the crypto space, this definitely puts Zed Run on the map to be one of the most watched and anticipated as we move into Q4 of this year!

Free Racing News

Thanks for reading our post on the Zed Run free races. If you are interested in getting started, then head over to this article to learn more about the basics of Zed. If you are already a member of the community, then go get to racing and get some of that free money laying around the track!