The Amazing Race 9 premieres today!


In just a few hours, players will begin the ninth race around the MRT for a $10,000 in-game cash prize — plus smaller prizes, several challenges, dozens of cities, and countless funny quotes along the way.

Session One of the ninth MRT Amazing Race will begin at 7:00 pm UTC, at the Edelfort Citadel in Quiris. You can check what time that is for you here. The number of legs completed today will be determined during the event (it could be two, it could be four – we won’t know until the event is underway).

Frumple will be live-streaming the event on his Twitch channel at twitch.tv/frumple. Other media providers such as MBS or MNC may also be running streams, so check with them directly to confirm details.

Best of luck to the racers, and we’re excited to see where this season’s challenges will take us!

Notes to spectators

The best way to watch the Race is via Twitch. (Frumple’s stream will include a live Dynmap and an on-screen team status tracker!) Spectators are permitted in certain areas at the discretion of Race Director MinecraftYoshi26.

Under no circumstances may spectators interfere with the Race. Violators will be kicked on sight. Spectators may not attempt a challenge until all contestants have checked in at the following Pit Stop or abandoned the Race.

Follow the directions of Race crew. MinecraftYoshi26 is running the event. Directions from him and his designated race crew must be followed by participants and spectators alike. In particular, DO NOT POST RACE DETAILS (including challenges, locations, or status of teams) IN MINECRAFT PUBLIC CHAT! This counts as spectator interference. Spectators are welcome to discuss the Race in Discord or Twitch.

Don’t obstruct streamers. Please move if asked to do so, even if you can’t see them.

Members and above who wish to spectate in-game can request access to Spectator Mode (game mode 3). Please ask a staff member for assistance, and be sure to exit Spectator Mode when leaving the area.

The slot limit will be kept at 60 players. If you will be going AFK, please disconnect entirely and rejoin when you get back. Today’s event will have upwards of 25 people involved, so we would like to keep as many slots free as possible so that racers can easily participate. Staff may kick AFK players before the 60-minute timer if necessary to free up slots.

Finally, while we won’t instate a blanket moratorium on WorldEdit requests, please note that most staff will be either running in, crewing, or streaming the Race. Staff that are involved with the Race will not be assisting with WorldEdits, and we don’t want to push all of the WorldEdit burden onto the staff who are just spectating. As such, please give staff additional time to respond to your requests, or wait a few hours until the event is over and make your request then.

Finally, our new Senators!

June ended yesterday, and with it the end of another City Rank Promotion Batch. Congratulations to the following players for successful promotions up to the next rank!

  • Cynra_’s city of Ilirea has been promoted to Governor.
  • FredTheTimeLord’s city of New Bakersville has been promoted to Senator.
  • airplane320 has been promoted to Senator for the city of Zerez.
  • MojangChan has been promoted to Senator for the city of Deadbush.

All feedback from this batch and previous ones is available here.

Thanks all!
Chief