The Beasties: Your 2022 Finalists

Introducing this year’s finalists…

We received nearly 1,000 nominations from more than 250 community members for their picks for the best maps of 2022. It was a crazy job but the 30 people on our finalist screening team were up to the task, logging more than 2,400 comments across the nominations. This year’s finalists represent the work of more than 85 unique mappers and lighters, upping the diversity over 2021.

You can watch the announcement video or read below for a complete list of finalists. Each of the three mapping award groups are available as playlists to help you get a flavor for the maps before you vote.

 

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Vote by January 14th!

Verified Mappers will be selecting our first place and runner up medal winners but this year everyone in the community can vote on new “Community Choice” winners in each category! Voting closes on January 14th so don’t wait to get your opinions in.

Supporting Map Awards

Best OST/DLC Map

  • Eewk – Curtains – Mapped by Altrewin & Zakka
  • Lady Gaga – Just Dance – Mapped by Kolezan & ETAN
  • Schwank – $1.78 – Mapped by Altrewin
  • Tanger – Firestarter – Mapped by ETAN
  • The Weeknd – Pray For Me – Mapped by Altrewin

Best Alternative Game Mode Map

  • ALESDA! – Burn VIP (90 Degree E+) – Mapped by Phoenix
  • Creepy Nuts – To Us Former Prodigies (360 Degree E+) – Mapped by swukpuff
  • Crankdat, Tisoki – Wobble (360 Degree E+) – Mapped by Timeweaver
  • Shibayan Records – Disco Light (One Saber X) – Mapped by AaltopahWi
  • Vanessa Carlton – A Thousand Miles (360 Degree E+) – Mapped by EmotionalFlight

Best Full Spread Map

  • Akiko Wada – YONA YONA DANCE – Mapped by TOFU
  • Eliminate – BREAKSH!T – Mapped by Timeweaver
  • Finana Ryugu – TSUNAMI – Mapped by Shad
  • M2U – Phoenix – Mapped by AllPoland
  • The Living Proof – Beautiful Madness – Mapped by SmokeyBacon

Best Ranked Map Under 4 Stars

  • acloudyskye – A Drowning Cry (X) – Mapped by Fatalution
  • Aether Realm – Goodbye (X) – Mapped by ThySpoon
  • SEVENTHLINKS – p.h. (X) – Mapped by TOFU
  • TAK – VOICE (E+) – Mapped by Alice
  • Yorushika – Spring Thief (H) – Mapped by AntiLink

Best Ranked Map 4-7 Stars

  • DECO*27 – Parasite (E+) – Mapped by Alice
  • Juggernaut – Distorted Heavens (X) – Mapped by Timbo
  • Kelsy Karter – Devil On My Shoulder (E+) – Mapped by FatBeanZoop
  • Takayan – Antithesis (E+) – Mapped by EOP Glacier
  • Tsumiki – Phone feat. KAFU (E+) – Mapped by Joshabi

Best Ranked Map 7-10 Stars

  • DJ Noruken – Enhancer (E+) – Mapped by Nolanimations
  • DJ Noruken – Turn It Up (E+) – Mapped by abcbadq
  • Schwank – Deimos (E+) – Mapped by Jabob
  • Teminite – Unstoppable (E+) – Mapped by Elecast
  • Wolfgang Gartner – Get Em (E+) – Mapped by Checkthepan

Best Ranked Map Over 10 Stars

  • IT LIVES & Dr Ushuu – Never Alone (E+) – Mapped by DE125
  • Kagetora – Crazy Banger (E+) – Mapped by Aquaflee
  • Katagiri – Palace of Melancholia (E+) – Mapped by Jabob
  • Lucidin – Fallen Symphony (E+) – Mapped by abcbadq
  • Rhea – Novablast (E+) – Mapped by Bitz

Lighting & Modded Mapping Awards

Best Vanilla Lights

  • BlackY – ULT!MATE END – Lit by GojiCrafter
  • Dirty Palm – To the Back – Lit by nitronik.exe
  • I Prevail – Self Destruction – Lit by Bytrius
  • Raucous, sømething, & Snxxz3 – Crypt – Lit by AkaBaka
  • Schwank – Deimos – Lit by Bullet

Best Vanilla+ Lights

  • Codly, Viznode, & zy – Reborn In Death As The Cherry Blossoms Fall – Lit by Shad
  • FELT – Undefined – Lit by Kival Evan
  • LSD – Genius – Lit by OneSpookyBoi
  • MUZZ – Junction Seven – Lit by Timeweaver
  • Shibayan Records – Disco Light – Lit by AaltopahWi

Best Chroma Lights

  • Deathpact – ID – Lit by 1stAfterHundred
  • Linkin Park – In the End feat. Fleurie & Jung Youth – Lit by Shasderias
  • S3RL x Sien-D – Back of the Maccas – Lit by Alice
  • Srav3R – Multicolored – Lit by Reddek
  • Teminite – Unstoppable – Lit by SmokeyBacon

Best Chroma+ Lights

  • acloudyskye – Dormant – Lit by Swifter
  • AleXa – Wonderland – Lit by Aggrogahu
  • A Perfect Circle – Imagine – Lit by Fatalution
  • Singto Conley – Grief Seed – Lit by Shad
  • SWARM – The End Of All Things – Lit by nitronik.exe

Best Visual Modchart

  • acloudyskye – Heliov – Mapped by Swifter
  • Glass Beach – 1015 – Mapped by Sands
  • Hans Zimmer – Cornfield Chase – Mapped by nasafrasa
  • kanone – CO5M1C R4ILROAD – Mapped by Yaomin & Kanahebi
  • Sarah Cothran – As the World Caves In – Mapped by Mawntee & Fatalution

Best Gameplay Modchart

  • BEMANI Sound Team DARK TRAIN – S-Bahn – Mapped by PnfrlEnm
  • Frums – Wavetapper – Mapped by Mawntee
  • Octagon Collaboration – The Glorious Octagon of Destiny – Mapped by TheGoodBoi
  • Rhythm Tengoku – Shooting – Mapped by Mikuri
  • Vylet Pony – Dancin’ With The Devil – Mapped by Zyxi, Sands, & Jevk

Map Style Awards

Best Balanced Style Map

  • I Prevail – There’s Fear In Letting Go (E+) – Mapped by Bytrius
  • Knock2 – Dashstar* (E+) – Mapped by Spinvertigoo
  • Virtual Riot, The Kids – Exile (E+) – Mapped by Timeweaver
  • Sub.Sound – Fantastic (E+) – Mapped by Dirty Alex
  • Yorushika – God’s Dance (E+) – Mapped by Emir

Best Tech Style Map

  • Ado – Usseewa (Giga Remix) (E+) – Mapped by AllPoland
  • Camellia – Looking For Edge of Ground (E+) – Mapped by GalaxyMaster
  • Giga – Plus Danshi ver. Reol (X) – Mapped by SlimyBlob
  • LeKtriQue & Seek N Destroy – Atomic (E+) – Mapped by A Jhintleman
  • PinocchioP – God-Ish (E+) – Mapped by muffn

Best Fitness Style Map

  • House of Pain – Jump Around (E+) – Mapped by Irahi
  • Millington – Beatdown Generation (E+) – Mapped by Alice
  • NayutalieN – Sparkling Galaxy (E+) – Mapped by Yaomin
  • Reve – CTRL+ALT+DEL (E+) – Mapped by Scarladore
  • Rizzle Kicks – Down With The Trumpets (E+) – Mapped by Kansas

Best Dance Style Map

  • Annella – Perfume (E+) – Mapped by Nixie.Korten
  • Ne-Yo – Friend Like Me (E+) – Mapped by JRE_McNuggies
  • PURPLE KISS – Nerdy (E+) – Mapped by Ge2toro
  • Ricky Martin – Livin La Vida Loca (E+) – Mapped by Joetastic
  • Walk the Moon – Shut Up And Dance (E+) – Mapped by Syndicate

Best Speed Style Map

  • Archspire – Drain of Incarnation (E+) – Mapped by ThySpoon
  • BlackY – ULT!MATE END (E+) – Mapped by Night Xrose
  • Camellia – Superluminal Absolutely EXTRA-TONE-ordinary (E+) – Mapped by cerret
  • Camellia – We Could Get More Machine Gun Psystyle! (E+) – Mapped by Joshabi
  • Coltrane – Zeke Didn’t Invent Dariacore, I Did (E+) – Mapped by Anammelech

Best Accuracy Style Map

  • Ara – Ihen wa Itsumo Sukima Kara (X) – Mapped by Joshabi
  • Conro – Thrill of It (E+) – Mapped by GeneralDumbass
  • Dua Lipa – Levitating (X) – Mapped by RFCaps & Olaf
  • Getty – Tell U (H) – Mapped by Timbo
  • Joji – Glimpse of Us (H) – Mapped by EOP Glacier

Best Challenge Style Map

  • Ado – Usseewa (Bootleg) (E+) – Mapped by tafmomru
  • Camellia – Berzerkerz’ Warfare 345 (N) – Mapped by Emilia
  • Camellia – We Could Get More Machine Gun Psystyle! (E+) – Mapped by AimedHades16
  • sabi – True DJ MAD top ranker’s song 前編 (E+) – Mapped by ob1cb
  • 44000 – PISSCORD (E+) – Mapped by RoadmanReginald

Best Alternative “Gimmick” Style Map

  • Camellia – Final-Boss-Chan (NoArrows H) – Mapped by Cake
  • LeaF – MARENOL (E+) – Mapped by Jabob & Bitz
  • League of Legends – Piercing Light (E+) – Mapped by HypersonicSharkz
  • Shiggy Jr. – Poyasumi (E+) – Mapped by Mikuri
  • Tove Lo – Habits (E+) – Mapped by RateGyro

Individual Awards

Pack of the Year

  • ALESDA! Pack – Maps from Phoenix & GojiCrafter
  • Caravan Palace Pack – Maps from Nixie.Korten, Dee-Dee, raaknys, Alice, & Andynak
  • Drum & Bass Pack – Maps from nitronik.exe, Nixie.Korten, Phoenix, SmokeyBacon, & Timeweaver
  • Six Pack Map Pack – Maps from Scarladore, Irahi, & Kansas
  • True Power Pack – Maps from Bytrius & Syndicate

Rookie Lighter of the Year

  • Fuyakeru
  • Kinz
  • RealCoda
  • swukpuff
  • TetsuBeats

Rookie Mapper of the Year

  • DaftMaple
  • Fatah Kent
  • Minsiii
  • Raaknys
  • swukpuff
  • TetsuBeats

Lighter of the Year

Mapper of the Year

Map of the Year

  • Eliminte – BREAKSH!T – Mapped by Timeweaver (#27e38)
  • Getty – Tell U – Mapped by Timbo & Lit by SmokeyBacon (#24547)
  • I Prevail – There’s Fear In Letting Go – Mapped by Bytrius (#292ed)
  • M2U – Phoenix – Mapped by AllPoland (#28686) 
  • Nurko – Disappearing Now – Mapped by Dirty Alex & Lit by Zyxi (#2c85d)
  • Perfume – Laser Beam – Mapped by AaltopahWi (#2b5ee)
  • RIOT – Overkill – Mapped by Alice (#254a3)
  • Schwank – Deimos – Mapped by Jabob & That_Narwhal & Lit by Bullet (#1f074)

Comments (2)
  1. risbolla says:

    good luck to the nominees!

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