ACM Tournaments - Charlotte, NC - March 21, 2009


#1

Sorry for getting this up so late. Setting up for a three part tournament for MK vs DCU, Brawl, and SFIV and we’ll be using a different room than last time. The help from the last event was greatly appreciated and it looks like things will be better setup than last time. The rules are likely to update throughout the week so keep an eye on this.

Saturday, March 21th- 1PM to 9PM. Spectators will get in free. Entrants will pay $5 for the host/cover charge while the actual tournament entry fee will be $10 for each game. Bringing your own controller/stick is preferred though some should be available. Full rules and division of winnings outlined below. We will also be selling $1 tickets for our prize drawings where the winners will be able to pick from various gift cards. Tournament entrants get a ticket for the prize drawings free. We’ll be selling Papa Johns pizza for $2 a slice and canned sodas for $1 with a dinner deal of 2 slices and a soda for $4.

Any mid round rule changes by entrants are subject to disqualification.


Street Fighter IV - $10

  • Double Elimination. 99 seconds - 2/3 rounds- 2/3 matches, 3/5 match Winners/Losers Finals, 4/7 match Grand Finals.
  • Stages set to random select
  • All characters legal
  • Button remapping allowed but no button settings outside of the default 6 buttons and 3P/3K
  • Prize winning percentages will be 60/30/10 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Brawl No Item tournament - $10

?3 Stock, 8 minute timer
?Items are set to “off” and “none”
?All sets with the exception of winner’s finals, loser’s finals, and the championship are best of 3 matches. The aforementioned finals are best of 5.
?In the event of a dispute, controller ports will be selected by Rock-Paper-Scissors
?No player may choose a stage they have already won on in that set unless agreed upon by both players. (Dave?s Stupid Rule)
?If the timer runs out, the victor is determined first by stock and then by percentage. If both are equal at the end of the match, a 1-stock, 2-minute match will be played with the same characters on the same stage.
?Metaknight’s Infinite Cape glitch is banned.
?If Sudden Death is forced by one player using a “suicide” move (Kirby/Dedede Swallow, Ganondorf Flame Choke, Bowser Bomb, Wario Bite, etc.), then whoever initiated the suicide move wins the game.
?You are responsible for your own controller and name tag. Any malfunctions or errors that occur are your responsibility, so bring an extra controller if possible and always check to make sure you’re using the correct settings BEFORE a match is played. If a match is to be restarted due to controller functions, it must be agreed upon by both parties.
?Any action that can prevent the game from continuing (i.e., freezing, disappearing characters, game reset, etc.) will result in a forfeit of that match for the player that initiated the action. You are responsible for knowing your own character, and must be wary about accidentally triggering one of these effects.
?Stalling is banned. (Stalling: The act of deliberately avoiding any and all conflict so that one may make the game unplayable. Running away from an opponent to reach a better position is not stalling, while doing an infinite grab endlessly against a wall is. Any infinite chain grabs most end quickly after 300% has been reached so as to prevent excessive stalling.)

  • Prize winning percentages will be 60/30/10 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
  • In addition to the cash prize, the top 4 players will have the transportation and door+entry fee for HERB’s Brawl tournament the following day (tenative, based upon number of entrants)

Starter stages
Battlefield
Final Destination
Smashville
Yoshi’s Island
Lylat Cruise

Counter stages
Castle Siege
Delfino
Halberd
Pokmon Stadium 1
Brinstar
Corneria
Distant Planet
Frigate Orpheon
Green Hill Zone
Jungle Japes
Luigi’s Mansion
Norfair
Pictochat
Pirate Ship
Pokmon Stadium 2
Rainbow Cruise
Yoshi’s Island (Pipes)
Green Greens

Banned stages
Mario Circuit
Onett
Port Town Aero Dive
Skyworld
75m
Big Blue
Bridge of Eldin
Flat Zone 2
Hanenbow
Hyrule Temple
Mario Bros.
Mushroomy Kingdom I
Mushroomy Kingdom II
New Pork City
Rumble Falls
Shadow Moses
Spear Pillar
The Summit
Wario Ware


Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe (Xbox 360) - $10

  • Double Elimination. 90 seconds - 2/3 rounds- 2/3 matches, 3/5 match Winners/Losers Finals, 4/7 match Grand Finals.

  • Stages set to random select

  • All infinites BANNED. using an infinite results in a forfeit for that round.

  • Superman gets 1 free move after dd4*1+2 but it cannot be another promove ground pound.

  • Flash reset is LEGAL but only 1 reset in the combo is allowed. if 2 resets are done then its considered a semi-infinite and you forfeit the round.

  • Breaker combos are legal.

  • Guaranteed hits/combos off of the unblockable rage activation are legal.

  • Instant kill glitch BANNED. using it results in a forfeit for that MATCH.

  • ALL characters are legal.

  • Winner must keep the character they won with. you can change characters after a loss.

  • Prize winning percentages will be 60/30/10 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)


Street Fighter III Third Strike - $5

  • Double Elimination. 99 seconds - 2/3 rounds- 2/3 matches, 3/5 match Winners/Losers Finals, 4/7 match Grand Finals.
  • Stages set to random select
  • All characters legal
  • Button remapping allowed but no button settings outside of the default 6 buttons and 3P/3K
  • Prize winning percentages will be 60/30/10 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Capcom VS Snk 2 - $5

  • Double Elimination. 99 seconds - 2/3 rounds- 2/3 matches, 3/5 match Winners/Losers Finals, 4/7 match Grand Finals.
  • Stages set to random select
  • S.Akuma & U.Rugal banned
  • EX Grooves banned
  • Button remapping allowed but no button settings outside of the default 6 buttons and 3P/3K
  • Prize winning percentages will be 60/30/10 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Location and directions

IT Building, Room 4124
Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204

Visitor parking is in the new (brick) parking deck next to the bookstore and across the street from the old (concrete) parking deck and the IT building. There is a lot of road construction nearby.


#2

Im in for the Sf4 tournament. What time will each one start or will they all start at 9? do we need to be there early to pre reg? Also can Sf4 please be on 360? Ill bring mine he you need it.

Also is this a ranking battle? Like will we be ranked by each tournament. That would be cool. ACM RANBAT!


#3

Ranking battles for SF4 are a very good idea.

SF4 on 360? Eh, not so much.


#4

but they haven’t come out with converters for the te stick yet have they? i only got one for my 360. dont got playstation. but i guess playstation players have the same argument huh?

“sigh”


#5

So how about it?

ACM SF4 RANBATS

This is 2 good.


#6

They tend to start a little while after 1PM/entry so I predict the tournaments starting at around 2:30

It probably will since I’m quite sure that there will be more available 360s than PS3s. I currently own two sticks so that will help out on that problem. Do you have everyone unlocked?

Possibly. I probably should have started that with the other games too.

The default pad is subpar but it could be worse. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of using the PS2 D-pad for fighters but that’s just me. The only fighters that I play on pad instead of on stick on purpose are Smash Bros and Power Stone.


#7

Yeah I do have all the characters unlocked including seth. I don’t have alternate costumes though but that’s not a big deal since they all are not out yet. But ranking battles are good encouragement to come to more acm tournaments because you
improve your ranking each tournament and place for a higher seed. Maybe 510 tournaments = 1 season?


#8

3/5 rounds for SF4 would be kind of long for a double elimination tournament given the game’s pace (unless it’s single match). As much as I enjoy playing 3/5, I think 2/3 rounds- 2/3 matches, 3/5 match Winners/Losers Finals, 4/7 match Grand Finals would be better for a tourney.


#9

I might show up around 5pm or so. I have to go play golf at 1pm with a friend. I am GOD AWFUL at golf. :slight_smile:


#10

That was a typo… :confused:

In the process of fixing that and updating some other things.


#11

Zam,

Can you please put 99 seconds rounds for sf4 tournament? this way turtles won’t take all day.

And quick question. What’s the turn out usually like at these? kinda hoping for a big sf4 pot.

And last question i promise!

**“Saturday, March 21th- 1PM to 9PM.
The main events will be our Brawl No Item tournament. Spectators will get in free. Entrants will pay $5 for the host/cover charge while the actual tournament entry fee will be $10 for each game.”
**
By this do you mean only the Brawl tourney participants will have to pay the $5 ? Meaning if im only playing in the Sf4 tourney will i pay 10 or 15?


#12

I was under the impression that was standard and didn’t have to be listed directly. I guess I should add that officially.

The Brawl side of things have been averaging out at 16+ but I’m hoping increased advertising will help all three games and the current popularity will give SF4 a boost.

That was an error due to copy/paste from a prevent tournament. Prices will be the same for all three games so room fee is $5 if you are entering any tournament and $10 towards the pot for each game. So if you are just entering SF4 then it’ll be $15 dollars, $25 for two games, $35 for all three.

And please, keep asking questions. It helps clear things up and helped me catch some errors/typos here and there.


#13

Thanks for clearing that up man. if i think of anything else ill ask.

Edit: Just thought of one…

What is the setup like? # of Systems, # of tvs(or hdtvs)? Oh and did you need me to bring my 360? and should i be worried about hdtv lag?


#14

The SF4 rules are cool but I don’t agree with the MVD rules. Why are infinites banned, etc? It’s your fault if you get stuck in an infinite ala MVC/MVC2.

Also, anyone up for a CVS2 or SF3TS side tournament.

Street Fighter III Third Strike - $10 or $5

  • Double Elimination. 99 seconds - 2/3 rounds- 2/3 matches, 3/5 match Winners/Losers Finals, 4/7 match Grand Finals.
  • Stages set to random select
  • All characters legal
  • Button remapping allowed but no button settings outside of the default 6 buttons and 3P/3K
  • Prize winning percentages will be 60/30/10 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Capcom VS Snk 2 - $10 or $5

  • Double Elimination. 99 seconds - 2/3 rounds- 2/3 matches, 3/5 match Winners/Losers Finals, 4/7 match Grand Finals.
  • Stages set to random select
  • S.Akuma & U.Rugal banned
  • EX Grooves banned
  • Button remapping allowed but no button settings outside of the default 6 buttons and 3P/3K
  • Prize winning percentages will be 60/30/10 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

#15

German, maybe when you actually show up to a tournament you can start making up new rule sets. Until then, die in a fire.


#16

I would play cvs2. not good enough yet in third strike all though ive been training for a year in that game, i just dont think i am ready to go competitive yet. “Im still not good enough yet, I must train harder”-Ryu


#17

Also, you know I’m totally down for a 3S or CvS2 tournament. Also, SF4 MUST be on PS3.


#18

I’m pretty new to the whole Street Fighter/fighting games scene in general, but I’m dedicated to getting better and playing at at least some competitive level. That said, I’m definitely not there yet. Are events like this a decent way to improve? Or is it a better idea to wait until I think I could reasonably compete. It’s about an hour drive to get there, so no biggie there. Honest feedback please guys, while I know beating the hell out of people with no clue is fun, I’d honestly like to get better.


#19

I would say that tournaments are a great way to better your game. First of all you will likely meet good players at tournaments. You guys can talk get to know each other and even after the tournament is over you can still get some games in over live or psn. You know they are good because you say it first hand. Also you get better by playing in tournament because the atmosphere is different then sitting at home. Pressure is on, money is on the line, and there is eyes all around the room on you. You gotta play to win man. When you are in the tournament atmosphere you have learn to control your adrenaline rush, mindset, and maintain your gameplan and thought process. You might think you are just going to in in there and pull off all your moves and mixups without any problems but trust and believe its not as easy as you think(well for some people anyway). You just payed to play in this tournament and you want to win but so does everyone else who entered the same tournament.

But Please come have fun and show your support. He we get enough people we can have ranking battles every once in a while and them you can improve your ranking at these tournament


#20

Playing in tournaments is the absolutely best way to learn.