[Aug 18, 2012] HeartNana Presents: Chicago 4 Ultimate in Midwest Arena (Northbrook, IL)

HeartNana, I Play Games & Nickel City present
Chicago 4 Ultimate in Midwest Arena
Saturday, August 18th

Nickel City
555 Waukegan Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

We’re doing this on short notice, but we don’t care. Presenting the sequel to last year’s successful Chicago Heart 3 and taking the place of Windy City Showdown Prime 5, it’s Chicago 4 Ultimate in Midwest Arena. What makes this different from the past few tournaments at Nickel City is that Nickel City will let us use their room for the entire day! So let’s do this big and do this right.

Tournaments List
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v. 2012 (XBox)
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (XBox)
Persona 4 Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena (PS3)
King of Fighters XIII (PS3)
Soul Calibur V (PS3)
Mortal Kombat 9 (PS3)
Skullgirls (PS3)
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (PS3)

Side Tournaments List (Scheduled to start no earlier than 8pm unless time/space permit)
Guilty Gear (WILL START AT 2PM)
Arcana Heart 3

More games may be added with enough interest

All tournaments are $10 to enter. There is a venue fee of $10, which is paid upon entering Nickel City.

The top 10% of people who enter will be paid. Here’s how the payout scale works, along with pot bonuses:
[]8-24 entrants - 1st place: 65% of pot, 2nd place: 25%, 3rd place: 10%
]25-40 entrants - 1st: 65% of remaining pot*, 2nd: 25%, 3rd: 10%, 4th: Entry fee + $5 - $25 pot bonus
[]41-64 entrants - 1st: 65% of remaining pot, 2nd: 25%, 3rd: 10%, 4th: Entry fee + $10, 5th/6th: Entry fee + $5 - $75 pot bonus
[]65-80 entrants - 1st: 65% of remaining pot, 2nd: 25%, 3rd: 10%, 4th: Entry fee + $15, 5th/6th: Entry fee + $10, 7th/8th: Entry fee + $5 - $150 pot bonus
[]81-128 entrants - 1st: 65% of remaining pot, 2nd: 25%, 3rd: 10%, 4th: Entry fee + $20, 5th/6th: Entry fee + $15, 7th/8th: Entry fee + $10, 9th-12th: Entry fee + $5 - $225 pot bonus
And so on.

  • “Remaining pot” means the pot after all places 4th and lower have been paid out.

Preliminary Schedule (VERSION 2.1, All times Central)
9:30 am - Doors Open
11:00 am - Sign-up starts for all tournaments
12:30 pm - Sign-up ends for SSF4: AE12, Persona 4, MK9, and VF5FS
1:00 pm (NEW TIME!!!) - SSF4: AE12, Persona 4, MK9, and VF5FS tournaments begin
4:00 pm - Sign-up ends for UMvC3, KoF, SC5, and Skullgirls
4:30 pm (NEW TIME!!!) - UMvC3, KoF, SC5, and Skullgirls tournaments begin
1:00 am - Venue closes

Call for Volunteers
We will need a lot of volunteers in order to make this tournament run. First, we need a bunch of people to bring systems and set-ups. We cannot run this tournament without systems and set-ups. Please bring systems if you can!!! We also need people to help out to help out with the duty of running brackets. Please post in the thread if you are willing to volunteer for any of these duties.

There will be a $5 venue fee discount for people who bring systems and monitors for use at the tournament. HOWEVER, in order to get the discount, you need to be one of the first few people to volunteer your system for a certain game or games. Simply list in this forum if you have a system to bring, what it is, and what games you have for it. One of the tournament organizers will then take your (real) name down. Then you will be on the list of people to receive the discount at the tournament. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT ON THE VENUE FEE!!! So if you want to make the price cheaper, this is the way to do it.

General Rules
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 tournament will be streamed at twitch.tv/medina4life

For people attending the tournament, Nickel City is offering a special deal: A one-topping slice of pizza and a small fountain drink for just $3!

Tournament Organizers
Rob aka HeartNana (E-mail xctalimu@gmail.com, Twitter @arcanaheartnana)
Max aka CurlyW (Phone 301-404-0316, E-mail maxwasserman@gmail.com, Twitter @maxwasserman)
Domingo aka Tactics (Phone 630-433-6979, E-mail domingoayala3@gmail.com, Twitter @WCS_Tactics)

If you have any questions or concerns about the event, please contact one of the tournament organizers.

Hope to see everyone there.

Ill be there and im very willing to help out with anything you guys need.

I’m down if you guys need help

Could you post this in TZ so we can draw out some tekken players? There was a good turnout last year for T6.

I can, but Tekken isn’t officially listed as a game just yet (but will certainly be added with interest). Would it still be okay to post this tournament listing as is?

Is there a possibility you guys could look into people wanting to do a SFxT tourney. While not the most popular or payed game, I think there might be a few willing to play, I sure would.

Also, since I never registered for TZ until just now, I won’t be able to make a post over there for a day or two. But feel free to post about this tournament over there if you want to get the work out to the Tekken players. I won’t mind.

CurlyW don’t worry about it, I posted it on TZ.

Sammy I don’t think rob would mind if you ran tekken but I would check with him first. I took full responsibility for it last year which is was why it was run. If you add it to the lineup I’ll do my best to make it there.

Well, the date is a bit later than what I was hoping, but I can’t complain. I’ll try my best to make it. At least this is before when school starts up again.

Pdice is playing a good random team now that’s perfect for tournament. You guys don’t stand a chance!

Als, I self proclaim myself to be Infiltration’s pupil. Can you withstand my power?

I’m gonna try to place second in persona. Unfortunately my normal plan of playing Chie for one week so I can do obscene blockstrings and mixups isn’t going to work against Rob. Gonna need to think of a strategy.

You deserve that avatar. Just sayin’.

List of side tourney we need

  •      St, not hdr
  •      3so
  •      Ssf4 2v2 or 3v3

Ones I don’t care but may have good interests

  •      gg
  •      sfxt
  •      marvel 5v5 (always hype for no reason)


probably won’t happen but like to see

  •      AH3

Thanks for the help Syxx.

Aki, I’m currently working with some people on coordinating Guilty Gear for this tournament.

12:00 pm - SSF4: AE12, Persona 4, MK9, and VF4FS tournaments begin


Maybe we could squeeze 2v2 teams in for AE/UMVC3?

don’t do that again max.

I would be more than happy to come for a SFxT side tourney, I could bring my 360 and game. It needs more love

– Sent from my Palm Pixi using Forums

Rob Pls

will there be hand hearts at this one too?

I thought you hated MK so vehemently as of recently?