2018 Rockstar Rumble Participants

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Note: Be sure to read this entire post because it contains details you’re going to need if you’re in the competition. If you don’t read it all, you do so at your own peril!  :)

Today, it’s my pleasure to announce the 128 posts competing in the 2018 Rockstar Rumble. You can find the complete list (in bracket format) here.


As you likely know, we announced the Rockstar Rumble last December with an initial plan to include 64 posts — just like the NCAA men’s basketball brackets contain 64 teams.

Due to the unanticipated number of submissions (over 260 posts were entered for those 64 slots!) we doubled the number of posts accepted to 128. Though it created more work on our end, we felt including more posts was the right decision.

Even so, fewer than 50% of the posts submitted made the competition. To be included, a blogger had to offer an outstanding post.

For those not included, please do not be discouraged. Much of the process is subjective, and there were many excellent posts that could have been included too — but simply missed out because another one was slightly better suited in our opinion.

In addition, the event remains something for everyone. All can participate by voting for their favorites and helping their friends do well in the competition. Thus, the Rumble should be a good time for all. It’s meant to be fun!

Going Forward

For those of you in the competition, here’s what will happen next:

  • The games will begin on Monday, January 22. They will feature posts that will look similar to this.
  • Each post will be included in that day’s Rockstar Finance email, which will invite readers to vote for their favorites.
  • The bloggers involved will be emailed as well to be sure they know their post is in an active game.
  • The games will remain live for 48 hours. During that time, if your post is involved, you should be active at soliciting votes — emailing readers and friends, using social media, posting on your site, etc.
  • If you do this, please let everyone know that there is ONE VOTE PER PERSON (we do track this!). If we get the sense that anyone is making multiple votes to pad the results, that post will be disqualified. As such, we reserve the right to make any judgments we feel are appropriate throughout the competition. I wish we didn’t have to mention this, but I’ve run this sort of competition many times and there’s always someone who takes a fun event and has to win at all costs. Please do not be that person. ;)
  • A new set of games will be announced each weekday. As winners are named, we’ll move from 128 posts to 64 to 32 and so on — until one is declared the winner.

Whoever wants to follow all the games/posts can do so by viewing our Rockstar Rumble category and scrolling down to see them all.

Good luck to all involved!

33 thoughts on “2018 Rockstar Rumble Participants”

    1. Yup, it’s the exposure element in all of this that will be so cool to watch. Hopefully, it’ll help all of the included bloggers get some additional readership.

  1. I was all ready to practice my “disappointed but nonetheless, happy for the nominees face” until I saw I was included. Yay!!!

    Now I have to practice my “it’s just an honor to be nominated” face. Thank you!!

  2. I didn’t make it this year (2017 was a super sparse year for posts on my site) but I love this – gives me a goal for my 2018 posts, and gives me all these awesome posts that I might have otherwise missed from 2017 to check out! Whoop whoop!

  3. Thank you so much for including me. If I do well enough, I might get a chance to go head to head with Mr. 1500 in my bracket, which would be a huge honor.

    I’ve got some tough competition first though – excited to see how it turns out!

  4. Thanks for all your hard work in organizing the brackets and the competition itself, I hope it brings all of the participants some needed recognition and some new readers to Rockstar Finance.
    Also, thanks for selecting my article, I’m looking forward to the tournament-style matches!
    – Josh

  5. Thank you so much for selecting my post for this! I really wasn’t expecting to be chosen! :D

    Can’t wait to read all of the other 127 posts! :)

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