Serato has announced the launch of the Serato Studio BeatFighter – ‘Slam Dunk’ edition beat making contest with $25,000 USD in cash prizes up for grabs.

Paying homage to the classic 1990’s arcade fighter games, BeatFighter lets you compete with contestants around the world for ultimate victory in an online beat making tournament. Interactive, public voting via Instagram will decide the finalists, then a special guest judge will pick the top three winners via a live stream on Serato’s Twitch Channel.

Glory isn’t the only thing you’d be walking away with – the winner will score $20,000 USD in prize money, with $4,000 USD awarded to second place, and $1,000 USD to third.

“BeatFighter celebrates the intersection of gaming culture and music production. So we’ve brought the competition to life with custom characters, locations, and back stories,” says Chief Marketing Officer, Scotty Hoogerbrug.

“And as there is public voting of the finalists, it’s not just about beat makers. Everyone can be involved and enjoy what we’ve created here. All you need to do is follow #seratobeatfigher and @seratostudio ”.

Serato has also partnered with music production platform Splice to provide a custom BeatFighter-themed sound pack for contestants to sample from.

“Gaming and music are more connected than ever and everyone at Splice is excited to give our community the chance to showcase their talents and maybe accelerate their career with this incredible opportunity from Serato” said Maria Egan, Chief Music Officer, Splice.

To enter, download the BeatFighter sound pack from Splice Sounds using the promo code beatfighter.

Make your hottest 1-minute beat in Serato Studio, then upload your screen recording to Instagram with #seratobeatfighter, @seratostudio, and @splice.

The DAW has a free version, or there is a paid option for the black belt feature set. You can get an exclusive 50% discount on Serato Studio at Plugin Boutique through the end of February.

All public entries must be submitted before March 18, 2021.

More information: Serato