[Aug 10, 2011] Galloping Ghost Arcade's Windy City Wednesdays (Battle 2) (Brookfield, IL)

Galloping Ghost Arcade, Good Games Live, and Medina4Life present:
Windy City Wednesdays

Wednesday, August 10th: Second Impact

Galloping Ghost Arcade
9415 Ogden Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513

The Tournaments: Three will be held, in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Mortal Kombat 9.

The Setups: If you have a system, game disc, monitor, or cables and you can bring them to the event, please do. We want to make sure we have enough set-ups for both the tournament matches as well as casuals. Be sure to bring your own stick or pad as well.

NEW! The Raffle: We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a raffle at some point during the tournament for people who bring setups to the event. Prizes on offer will include a MAS stick case with buttons, Galloping Ghost Arcade gear, and more. The only way to be entered into the raffle is to bring equipment or help with the running of the event (see volunteers below). You will earn one (1) raffle ticket for brining a monitor or for bringing a game system with at least one of the tournament games. People who run brackets successfully will also get at least one ticket. So again, please bring set-ups to GGA on Wednesday. And if you have anything you would like to donate to the raffle, please contact one of the tournament organizers.

The Systems: SSF4: AE and MvC3 will be held on both systems, but stream matches will be held only on XBox 360. Please be prepared to have to play matches on both systems, especially the 360 since it’s more common and will be preferred for those two games. If your controller only permits you to play on one system, please inform the tournament organizer when you sign up for the tournament. MK9 will be held almost entirely on PS3, including the stream, with the 360 only used in case of overflow and if both players agree to it.

The Price: Entry is $5 per tournament you enter plus a $5 venue fee. Venue fee should be paid to the front desk upon entering Galloping Ghost Arcade. The tournament entry fee should be paid upon signing up for entry into the bracket(s).

The Payout: All tournaments will pay 70/20/10 for top 3 finishers, plus a bonus $5 (for 16-31 entrants) or $10 (for 32 or more entrants) each to all top 4 finishers.

The Schedule:
3:30 pm - Venue doors open
6:30 pm - Sign-up starts for all tournaments
8:00 pm - SSF4 tournament begins
8:45 pm - MvC3 tournament begins
9:30 pm - MK9 tournament begins

Early Sign-up: If you do not think that you will be able to make it to the venue on time or you would just prefer to have your name entered early, please notify the tournament organizer ahead of time (see below) so you will be entered into the bracket.

The Volunteers: We will need volunteers to help out with the duties of collecting money, taking sign-ups, and running brackets. Please contact the tournament organizer (see below) if you are willing to volunteer. Take note that if you are entered into a tournament, you will not be permitted to run the bracket for that tournament unless there is another volunteer–possibly also entered into the same tournament–available to assist you.

The Rules: All tournaments are double elimination. Matches are best 2 out of 3 games format. After a game, the losing player may change his character(s). The winning player play may not change his character(s), though he may change his Ultra (in SSF4) or his assists (in MvC3). Grand finals will be best 3 out of 5 games. In Mortal Kombat, [S]all[/S] DLC characters (Skarlett, Kenshi, Rain, [S]and Freddy[/S]) are allowed. **(**Late rule change: Due to Freddy being even more broken than expected, he will be banned for this tournament.) Kratos and all DLC costumes are banned. Also for Mortal Kombat, all Kombat Kodes (apart from two) are banned. The only permitted kodes are No Blood (900 900) and Zombie Kombat (666 666). PS3 Dualshock Wireless controllers are permitted only with a connecting cord and with the understanding that they must remain off when they are not being used. If any irregularities or disputes occur, the players involved should attempt to resolve them among themselves. If they cannot, only then may it be referred to the tournament organizer.

The Stream: Stream will be provided by Good Games Live, www.ggslive.com.

The Tournament Organizers:
Max aka CurlyW (Phone 301 404 0316, E-mail maxwasserman@gmail.com)
Domingo aka Tactics (Phone 630 433 6979)
If you have any questions or concerns about the event, please contact one of the tournament organizers.

Hope to see everyone there.

Wednesday… Never Saturday, always Wednesday…

it’s a weekly event every wednesday =P

casuals two weeks, then a tournament the third week

Actually, we’re more likely going to with a pattern of tournament, casuals, team/experimental tournament, casuals.

win. glad your doing both systems again for the SF4 AE tourney.

only problem I have is deciding which stick to bring because I dont want to bring 2

There will be more XBoxes, including the stream for MvC3 and SF, so I’d bring that one.

I can still come early to GGA before the tournament starts right?

Of course. Sometimes people get there as early as 3-3:30. Though if you want to play on the arcade cabinets in the main room, you may have to pay $15 separate from the $5 venue fee for the room.

I’ll try to make it as early as I can, but I do have work commitments.

I’ve updated the first post with important new information. Please check it out.

We had over 60 people last tournament, come show your support!

Last minute rule change: Freddy will be banned for being even more broken than expected.

Since this is a byoc event, can anyone who’s gone before tell me how many people usually bring PS3 sticks and would be willing to loan me one for MK? I only have a 360 stick.