Arcade Legends Ranking Battles - Fairfield, OH - Sept. 12, 19, 26


#1

Arcade Legends in Fairfield, OH is continuing into its third month of AL Ranbats: Season 1, in their 3000+ square foot arcade. Come prove yourself among players in the local scene and spend some quality time with over 50 arcade and pinball machines set on free play.

Dates:
September 2009 Schedule (All ranbats are held on Saturdays)

September 12th: SFIV and SF:3S and HDR

September 19th: SSBB and SSBM

September 26th: GGAC+ and BB

Time:
Walk-in registration begins at 11:30am and ends at 12:55pm. Ranbat matches will begin at 1pm.

Location:
Arcade Legends
5951-3 Boymel Dr.
Fairfield, OH 45014

Located in the Fair Oaks Plaza.

www.arcadelegendsohio.com for directions and list of games

Fees:
Normal arcade customers pay a flat rate of $12 for all-day access, but when you sign up and play in at least one ranbat tourney you pay $10. Ranbat entry itself is completely free.

Important Notes:
These ranbats require you to bring your own controller/arcade stick (BYOC). We will also be using exclusively PS3s where applicable.

Prizes:

Weekend Tournament Prizes (per game)

1st Place: Free admission ticket to the arcade

2nd Place: Buy 1 Get 1 Free admission ticket to the arcade

3rd Place: Congratulatory energy drink

3 Month Season Prizes (per game - excludes HDR)

1st Place: $25 and an Arcade Legends t-shirt

2nd Place: $15

3rd Place: Free admission ticket to the arcade

The Point System:

There are 3 tournaments held for each game over the course of 3 months. First place in each tournament receives 9 points, second place 8 points, and so on until eighth place, which receives 2 points. Players who place lower than eighth receive one point. There will be posts online which will show current point standings.

At the end of the 3 month season the player with the highest number of points amassed from the 3 tournaments is the season champion for that game.

Game Rules:

Best 2/3 matches, double elimination.
Winners’, Losers’ and Grand Finals are best 3/5.
Button mapping/binding that is allowed in-game is legal.
Turbo/rapid fire/programmed combos are illegal.

SFIV (PS3)
No bans!

SF:3S (PS2)
Gill is not allowed in tournament play.

SF:HDR
Remixed Mode.
Akuma is banned.

GGAC+ (PS2)
Gold, Shadow, and EX Characters are not allowed in tournament play.

BB (PS3)
Ultimate Characters are not allowed in tournament play.

SSBB (Wii)
SBR Certified Ruleset

The only changes have been made to what stages are starter/counter/banned, and the changes are within SBR guidelines. Lists will be provided on tourney day.

Starter
Battlefield
Final Destination
Smashville
Yoshi’s Island
Castle Siege
Halberd
Lylat Cruise
Pokmon Stadium 1

Counter
Brinstar
Delfino
Frigate Orpheon
Jungle Japes
Pictochat
Pirate Ship
Pokmon Stadium 2
Rainbow Cruise
Distant Planet
Green Greens
Luigi’s Mansion
Port Town Aero Dive
Yoshi’s Island (Pipes)
Norfair

Banned
Everything else

SSBM (Wii/GC)
SBR Certified Ruleset

These are minor, concrete changes to the ruleset:
Stock: 4
Time Limit: 6 min

The stage lists have not been changed, but here they are just so you know:

Starter
Dream Land: Fountain of Dreams
Kanto: Pokemon Stadium
Mushroom Kingdom: Rainbow Cruise
Past Stages: Dream Land
Past Stages: Kongo Jungle
Special Stages: Final Destination
Special Stages: Battlefield
Yoshi’s Island: Yoshi’s Story

Counterpick
Dream Land: Green Greens
DK Island: Jungle Japes
F-Zero Grand Prix: Mute City
Kanto Skies: Poke Floats
Lylat System: Corneria
Mushroom Kingdom: Princess Peach’s Castle
Mushroom Kingdom II
Planet Zebes: Brinstar

Banned
Everything else

Summary:
3 month seasons, 3 tournaments per game. Each game has one tournament per month.

Youre only paying what you normally would to get into the arcade, so please stay and play after the ranbats are finished! Arcade Legends also regularly hosts other tournaments where additional entry fees make up much larger cash prizes.

The list of games is subject to change depending on popularity.


#2

No love for the ranbats this month? I guess ranbats lose their sizzle near the end huh? After party is where it’s at I suppose.


#3

Why on earth does sf have to be on the 12th?? :wonder:

I cant make it. Damn high school and it’s shenanigans. :arazz:


#4

Due to prior obligations, us NKY people won’t be able to make SF4 ranbat on the 12th. Sucks too, I was sure we could make them all
Will there be any other SF4 tournaments in September-October? Is it true the next ranbats are on hold due to SB4? I remember reading that, but I don’t trust myself to remember these things correctly.


#5

That’s a shame. You guys seem to be the only NKY players that come on a regular basis so you will be missed. No more SFIV tournaments in Sept but if you want some good matches you should come on one of the game nights the Cincy/Dayton crews have been holding weekly. Usually Thursday but that is up in the air each week. Just keep an eye on the Cincy and Dayton threads. Only $4 a head. Can’t beat that.

Also, we are skipping October before restarting the Season 2 ranbats in November. We will be adding Tekken 6 for sure and removing Smash Bros. ALSO and not yet officially, we will be having a bigger all day tourney on November 7th. I’m getting it all figured out this week and should have it posted up soon so keep an eye out for that.