Biggest 3S Event of the Year: Clash of the Titans at TFC, Raleigh, NC

exodusexodus anti-vid scrub advocate!Joined: Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
edited September 2016 in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
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Hello friends. If you're a relative newcomer or an old veteran that's itching for a grand ole 3S event, set your sights on TFC this year! October 7-9 in Raleigh, NC -- We'll be hosting 3 days of 3S, on FOUR sets of head to head cabinets, and everything should be livestreamed.

-Traditional singles tournament (double elimination)
-Regional 3v3 Teams (At least 2 members must be from the same scene or area - exception: online players can team up)
-Clash of the Titans

http://www.tinyurl.com/ClashTFC

There have already been numerous scenes (SoCal, Texas, NY, NC, NE, Canada) that have either expressed great interest or have locked in their bid to go. If you love 3S, do your best to come to this event!

Pasted below is the announcement...
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Over the years, our love for this masterpiece of a fighting game has kept it alive. There have been tournaments here, tournaments there, but alas, ever since falling out of EVO's favor, Third Strike hardly receives the love it rightfully deserves. Of course, there are champions of the game scattered all over America (and the world), but when was the last great American 3rd Strike tournament?

In an effort to once again unify this fragmented community, with much gratitude to Big E Gaming, Tony Majors, and Lost Ark Video Games, we are proud to present Clash of the Titans! Held at Big E's trademark TFC (The Fall Classic) in Raleigh, NC, we will show the love that 3S rightfully deserves. Come join us, and make sure you bring some friends!!!

LOCATION
Hilton North Raleigh Midtown
3415 Wake Forest Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609-7330
1 (919) 872-2323

EVENT (START TIMES - note start times are only a rough guideline - some changes may be necessary)
Singles (Saturday - START TIME: NOON)
Regional 3v3 (Saturday Night after Singles)
Clash of the Titans (Sunday - START TIME: 11AM)
Impromptu Generals battles and exhibitions if time permits (Most likely on Friday)

We are looking at FOUR sets of head to head cabinets for the tournament, with the possibility of TWO Supergun setups for casuals/practice on the side. This means that there will be NO stick/pad usage, as the official tournament will be held on the arcade cabinets. You SHOULD learn/practice on stick if you wish to not fail miserably!

There will be a total of $2000 in prize pool bonuses! Each event will receive a certain amount (described in detail below).

RULES


A. General

A.1 - You MUST pre-register for the event. Pre-registration scales upwards, so the earlier you do it, the earlier your discount is. We will try our best to take on-site registration, but there is ZERO guarantee that it will happen. PRE-REGISTER.

A.2 - The tournament will be ran in blocks at a time (pools). Brackets will be posted, and as an added layer, we will be using Twitter to tweet out the blocks. My twitter is exodus3rdstrike. Do your best to know roughly when you are playing! I will do my best to be mindful of other games being ran, but anything unreasonable will result in a disqualification. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW WHEN YOU'RE LIKELY TO BE NEEDED.

A.3 - This event is an inaugural event. There will most likely be mistakes or slowdowns. Do your community and friends a kindness by offering help if you are up for it, or don't be a part of the problem. Either way, just remember that we are all human.

A.4 - Standard payouts for singles and teams are 65/25/10. Additional bonus money is defined below.



B. Singles (Saturday - START TIME: NOON)
Traditional double elimination format, best 2 out of 3 matches. $10 entry.

B.1 - The tournament will be standard double elimination. Winners Finals, Losers Finals, and Grand Finals are 3 out of 5.

B.2 - Winner has the responsibility to report their match immediately after it has taken place.

B.3 - An additional $1600 will be distributed among the top 8 of the tournament. 1st +750, 2nd +300, 3rd +200, 4th +100, 5th +75, 7th +50



C. 3v3 Regional Teams (After singles, break around semifinals to resume Sunday)
Traditional double elimination format, best 2 out of 3 matches. $15 per team entry.
Teams designate a play order, players A B and C. A goes first for both teams. Loser gets replaced by their successive teammates. Once all 3 players are defeated, the other team nets a point. Two points to win.
*NOTE* If by some crazy way we end up very short on time, the 2 out of 3 will instead be single match.

C.1 - A team must comprise of at least TWO players from the same scene or region. For example, Dallas players may team up with one another, or team up with Houston to represent a Texan team. The distance is up to the tournament coordinator's discretion. If you are unsure, ask. DO NOT ASSUME.

C.2 - The exception to the rule: Players who traditionally play online may team up with one another, regardless of their location. There is no restriction on which online service you use (GGPO, XBL, PSN).

C.3 - To allow for easier teaming arrangements, there is no restriction on the 3rd player.

C.4 - Bonus prize pool distribution for teams is: $250 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, and $50 for 3rd.



D. Clash of the Titans (Sunday - START TIME: 11AM (completion of teams - Clash follows)
Four highly skilled elites within the 3S community come together to take part in 2 FT10 exhibitions.

D.1 - The 4 players invited to take part in this exhibition are: Yi "5star" Wang - Lloyd "Nica KO" Peralta - Yuuki Spencer - Ryan Bracamonte

D.2 - As a result of previous challenges to the format, all bonus prize money has been removed for this year's headlining event.



Last but not least, I am trying to run an exciting event for a game that we all love. There will be differences of opinions - If you feel very strongly against something, speak up. Make your case. The rules can be amended. The last thing we need in the community is vitriol that cannot be addressed.

Any questions? Feel free to tweet "exodus3rdstrike" or reply here on the event page!
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  • wargreymonwargreymon Joined: Posts: 196
    Who are the top 5 players? And who proclaimed them as the top 5?
  • exodusexodus anti-vid scrub advocate! Joined: Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    You would've gotten your answer if you just followed the link :p

    It's myself, Nica KO, 5Star, and Yuuki. The 5th player is whoever places the highest in the singles tournament that weekend (that isn't the aforementioned four). I chose these 4 through a number of criteria, but I feel that it's largely accurate.
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  • exodusexodus anti-vid scrub advocate! Joined: Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    In a shortsighted sense, sure. However, if you factor in considerations of a tournament organizer, and the overarching skill analysis of players, that criteria is too shallow and holds very little weight. Now numerous tournament wins over a career, that would be more heavily weighted - yet again, isn't the only determining criteria in my assessment.
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  • pheraipherai LIVE FOREVER Joined: Posts: 11,885 mod
    pretty cool good luck!
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  • exodusexodus anti-vid scrub advocate! Joined: Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    What's the percentage that we can convince Mr. Gouki to come? ^_^
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  • CLaymanCLayman Muuuuuuunn!! Joined: Posts: 69
    Wow, I'll definitely tune in to the stream...I do really want to go.

    Is there an online outlet/community people still play this game on? 3SO was dead last time I checked.
  • djdjwdjdjw GGPO's son Joined: Posts: 281
    Exo put up a fight bro I ain't flying all the way out there for anything less.looking at the lineup it seems that you would be the underdog... Put that cream all over at least one of their faces. :)
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  • exodusexodus anti-vid scrub advocate! Joined: Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Yo I just want for you to come out so we can shake hands like gentlemen. The rest is up in the air ;)
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  • exodusexodus anti-vid scrub advocate! Joined: Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Clayman people still play 3SOE in both places, but you usually have to match-make through social media/whispers first. Fightcade is popping still.
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  • IbokiIboki Joined: Posts: 206
    Xbox 3s is on late at night. Avoid ranked only ass clowns remain.
  • wargreymonwargreymon Joined: Posts: 196
    I'm cumming with 3Nasty
  • metricmetric - Joined: Posts: 1,203
    GL khang <3
  • exodusexodus anti-vid scrub advocate! Joined: Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Jordanskies I only accept wishes of good luck in person. Fly your ass there <3
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,061
    Allow Shin Gouki and Gill just for fun!
  • Mr.PaVy-RDMr.PaVy-RD Joined: Posts: 3,621
    UfcGym will body you guys Kappa
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  • ryan.ryan. Joined: Posts: 1,918
    edited March 2016
    No offense, but I could think of like 3-4 guys who should be in this over the weakest player.
  • exodusexodus anti-vid scrub advocate! Joined: Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    @ryan. Some would agree, some would disagree, but that's neither here nor there. If those guys are interested in competing, there are ways to qualify. There's much more involved than your hypothetical "who are the absolute best?"
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  • ryan.ryan. Joined: Posts: 1,918
    If said guys came there would only be 1 who would qualify. It's definitely a deterrent to come.

    There should be more than 1 qual spot imo.
  • exodusexodus anti-vid scrub advocate! Joined: Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Don't fret, the announcement's not done. I think you'll be quite satisfied with what I have planned.
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  • exodusexodus anti-vid scrub advocate! Joined: Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    It is, however, interesting that you made a comment about having only 1 slot being a deterrent. It's rather telling about how someone feels about the 3S community if they can be so easily deterred from coming. Seeing as how there will be singles, a regional 3v3, and a top 5 round robin that they COULD qualify to...

    3S in America is not bustling - there's no money to be won, no glory to be had. It's just an ever-shrinking community of people who love the game, fighting against all the forces that exist in order to keep their game relevant. Any travel involved with 3S is surely going to be a negative expectation in terms of money; which is why we are adding $1500 to it. What hopefully makes it worth it for people afar is the fact that they get so much 3S for their trip. Considering how rare a big 3S tournament is, any 3S lover should be all for it, even if there were 0 qualifying spots IMO.
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  • wargreymonwargreymon Joined: Posts: 196
    Who's the weakest player
  • exodusexodus anti-vid scrub advocate! Joined: Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    We will know October 9th. Find out live by coming to TFC!!!
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  • LightningBSLightningBS Joined: Posts: 269
    I thought TFC was taking place in Charlotte this year. I might go to this one.
  • ElliePhilElliePhil ye boi Joined: Posts: 130
    If I can figure out a way to get to NC, I'll be there.

    From Detroit.
  • NickRocksNickRocks DeathPlay Joined: Posts: 22,745
    cool c:
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  • FalzziFalzzi Too weird to live, too rare to die Joined: Posts: 167
    Nice variety in the tournaments and cool idea with the big dogs tournament aswell. Remember to get your streaming setup right so everybody can enjoy this event, not just the people attending.

    Off-topic:
    ryan. wrote: »
    No offense, but I could think of like 3-4 guys who should be in this over the weakest player.
    Is there anything that could possibly happen that you wouldn't bitch about regarding 3s? Seriously man take a chill pill once in a while. I'm not a positive person nor do I think people should be positive all the time but your negativity on these forums is unparalleled.
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  • djdjwdjdjw GGPO's son Joined: Posts: 281
    Falzzi went ham
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  • ryan.ryan. Joined: Posts: 1,918
    Went and read all my posts. You're still mad because I said pad sucks. lol sorry.

    I was just stating my opinion. I said there should be more spots. I think Denjizz is an awful player, but it seems he rapes ec now, so shouldn't he be in there?

    My post (that requires said chill pill) was a subtle indirect jab at exo that requires knowledge and insight to the real world 3rd Strike scene. Something you don't know that much about.

  • ryan.ryan. Joined: Posts: 1,918
    I don't care about the fgc. I play 3rd Strike. I don't play fighting games.

    Eww.. Spoon fed sounds really gross to me. No, I wasn't given any "training" other than putting in coins like every other shitty player.

    Yeah I should really look up to an online player who actually tries. It's very admirable (lol). I was actually saying he should be competing in this event!! Btw, I don't know him personally, but just watching his play, its very very weak.

    I'm cool with exodus. I was just talking bullshit. It's called joking, and it doesn't translate well over the Internet when you are just some random butthole reading it.

    And creating a new account to say something? Wow lol


  • IglooBobIglooBob Bob the builder Joined: Posts: 4,039
    I will solve this argument. I will win singles, defeat Exodus, and declare a new rising power of the North. that's if my boy Isotopez doesn't get to it first.

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  • exodusexodus anti-vid scrub advocate! Joined: Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I think Falzzi was just operating on the basis that Ryan's been vocal enough despite not being close/relevant to the American scene to have a better understanding. The other points, opinions ;) With that said, Ryan's still entitled to one, no matter how close or far to reality it may be. The quip that I can't dart shot super only serves to tell you the depravity of the American scene in general. Either that or something else in my game makes up for it! B)

    As to spots, the exclusivity of the event must be maintained in order for it to be hype/important. If it extended to 8 titans, it just wouldn't be that exclusive anymore and it downplays the strength of the invited ones. Also, 5 total is the perfect number, as it allows for us to run 10 FT3s. 8 titans will require 28 FT3s, which is something I'm not willing to do at all. 4 set titans + 1 qualifying spot made sense on numerous counts, thus is what I arrived at.

    With all that said, regardless of how anyone feels about whether or not the event is fair, nothing can be as resounding as having the event itself take place. Once results come in, there's going to be much less room for opinions as the entire weekend will provide for some very confident results. Look forward to it if you cannot go, but do everything that you can in order to attend! You're not going to want to miss it~~~~~
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  • exodusexodus anti-vid scrub advocate! Joined: Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    As for this insolent IglooBob fellow...he'll be too easy. I'll just pick Remy or Necro or Q or Elena or any of the other bottom half of the cast. #clueless
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  • metricmetric - Joined: Posts: 1,203
    edited March 2016
    I hope you guys refer to 5 Star as Sunshine throughout the entire event -- the Californian Titan. :D

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    This is how I picture Exo every time he responds to Ryan:
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  • caliagent#3caliagent#3 Caliagent Bobblehead Joined: Posts: 4,187 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Just so everyone knows, Exo has fallen victim to my Sean. The end.
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  • FalzziFalzzi Too weird to live, too rare to die Joined: Posts: 167
    edited March 2016
    exodus wrote: »
    I think Falzzi was just operating on the basis that Ryan's been vocal enough despite not being close/relevant to the American scene to have a better understanding.

    Ryan might be a cool dude and awesome at 3s and all that but he should learn how to express himself without coming across as a whiny bitch who hates on anything and everything that is not his precious nippon 3s. Perhaps you should consider removing yourself from this forum of non-japanese scrubbyness, I'm not sure we are worthy of the sage advice you put forth anyways B)
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    I see 3rd strike as moving form of meditation. When you're sparring or drilling techniques, you can't think of anything else.
  • DuralathDuralath 3S Gatekeeper Joined: Posts: 1,498 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    It doesn't matter who wins, to me. We're gonna drink beer and play 3s. So shut up and let's play.
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  • djdjwdjdjw GGPO's son Joined: Posts: 281
    Duralath you're going to TFC? Would be sick to meet/play you
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  • exodusexodus anti-vid scrub advocate! Joined: Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Well this time around despite all signs pointing to it, it has nothing to do with ego and pride. This is just a collective move towards making 3S exciting for everyone in the US again. It can only work if everyone believes in it. Duralath's half right. We're definitely going to drink beer and play 3S. But who wins is also going to matter, the flame must be lit!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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