Battle At The Border 2 - Edinburg, TX - 05/17/08


#1

BATTLE AT THE BORDER 2

The road to Battle at the Border 2 begins NOW!!! We are back for a second year in a row to provide you all with the Rio Grande Valley’s biggest fighting game tournament. Last year we had a total attendance of over 70+ players for all games and this year we only hope to grow bigger.

Date: May 17, 2008
Where: Edinburg, TX
Location:
Cyber Comics (right next to and attached to Mission Tile)
4201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78541
Phone# (956)316-BLAM(2526)
http://www.cybercomicsblam.com

Contacts:
DEMON_JIM ? (956) 454-2457
hAMM - (956) 212-0058
(call me or hAMM if you need more info, get lost, stuff happens along the way, your going to be late, etc.)

Maps: (note when searching Cyber Comics will not come up on the address search instead it says Mission Tile, that is okay the two building are conjoined together)
Location on Mapquest (click on “Directions to” and type in the address from which you are coming)

Hotels/Motels
There are no hotels/motels within walking distance so if you come in your own vehicle these places are about 5-15 minutes away driving distance.
If you need a ride from your hotel to the venue we will do our best to accommodate you in getting you a ride
Link to nearby hotels/motels
This link shows you all the hotels/motels within the area. Most are within a 3 mile radius. There are multiple pages so feel free to search for some more popular chain hotels/motels.
I know there is a Motel 6, Best Western, Comfort Inn, and a Super 8 within the area as far as chain hotels/motels go. The closest place to the venue is University Inn Motel which is straight down the street.

Airport Information:
McAllen - Miller International Airport
2500 S Bicentenial Blvd # 100
Mcallen, TX 78503
(956) 682-9101
The airport is about 20 minutes away from the actual venue.

Food:
Snacks will be sold at the venue. This includes Hot Dogs, Chips, Candy Bars, Sodas (water and energy drinks maybe), and honey buns (yum).

This tournament is a B.Y.O.C - Bring your own controller, we will not be providing anyone with controllers for any system (ask someone to let them lend theirs to you if you do not have a controller for a certain console.

Everyone attending is responsible for there own equipment and other belongings. Cyber Comics nor the directors are responsible for any belongings that are stolen or missing.

THIS IS A DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE AREA
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO STEAL ANYTHING FROM CYBER COMICS - THIS IS A COMIC BOOK SHOP AND THEY ARE BEING GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO LET US HOST OUR TOURNAMENT HERE

ANYONE FOUND WITH DRUGS/ALOCOHOL OR CAUGHT STEALING WILL BE EJECTED FROM THE TOURNAMENT AND ASKED TO LEAVE THE PREMISES IMMEDIATLEY WITH ABSOLUTELY NO REFUND. CYBER COMICS AND THE DIRECTORS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CALL THE POLICE ON ANYONE WHO BREAKS THESE RULES

Tentative Game Listing:

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (Dreamcast)
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike (PlayStation2)
Super Smash Brothers: Brawl (Nintendo Wii)
Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core (U.S PlayStation2)
Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo (Dreamcast)
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (PlayStation3)
Capcom vs. SNK 2 (Playstation 2)

Time:
Registration starts at 11:30 A.M. (registration is pretty much all day, the latest you can register for a tournament is 30 min before that tournament
starts) Please call ahead if you know you will be late and are for sure coming so we may put you in the tournament

Game Schedule:
11:30AM - Registration begins
12:30 - SSBB
1:15 - CVS2
2:00 - T5DR
3:00 - MVC2 Low Tier
4:00 - ST
5:00 - GGAC
6:00 - 3S
6:30 - MVC2
SSBB doubles begins during the semifinals of singles Brawl

All times are subject to change.

Costs:
$7 registration fee - All players playing in tournaments must register, you will receive a tag to wear around your neck upon registration please don’t lose it, anyone who plans on not playing in any tournament but still wants to play a lot of casual you will also need a tag. If you plan on showing up and not playing anything at all its cool you don’t need to reg but other then that everyone must register)

$10 entry fee per official tournament
$5 entry fee per side tournament (TBA)
$10 entry fee per team in Brawl doubles

Payouts for All Official Games:
1st 70%
2nd 20%
3rd 10%

Payouts for ALL side tournaments
1st 70%
2nd 30%

Button mapping WILL be allowed for GGAC ONLY ie RC

Specific Game Rules:
Capcom vs SNK 2
Roll Cancelling is allowed.
No EX Grooves allowed.
You may not use the same character twice on one team.
Ultimate Rugal, Super Akuma, Evil Ryu, and Evil Iori are not allowed in tournament play.
Switching the order of your characters during the loading screen is only allowed on your first match.
After winning, you must pick the same characters, same order.

***Marvel vs Capcom 2 ***
You may not use any glitch that prevents the game from being played. This includes game freezing, game resetting, player freezing, etc.
Deadbody infinites are allowed to gain a positional advantage, but not to delay the game.
Button switching during the loading screen is allowed (e.g. Holding ASSIST 1 to switch your first assist with the point).
You may not use the same character twice on one team.
Winner keeps the same team, while the loser can switch teams.

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Winning player must keep the same character, but can change super art’s. The losing player can choose a new character.
Gill is banned in tournament play.
JUDGEMENT will NOT be used to determine the outcome of a match if it should so come up. That match will be played over again until a true
winner is determined.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Winner keeps the same character. The loser can choose a new character.
Akuma is not allowed in tournament play.

Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
If the players do not agree on a stage within 15 seconds the match judge will enforce blind random stage select.
Jinpachi is banned from tournament play.

***Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core ***
#Reloaded characters, Kliff and Justice are not allowed in tournament play.
Use of EX, Gold and Shadow characters are not allowed in tournament play.
Winner keeps the same character and the losers can change characters.

Super Smash Bros: Brawl
All items are set to off, even smash balls.
3 Stock
6 min time limit
No stage may be played twice in the same set
Ties will be judged on who has the most stock at the end of a match, if stock are the same then the person with the least percentage will win, if both are the same then a sudden death 1 stock match will be played to determine the winner

Advanced Slob Picks: The first stage is chosen from the list of neutral stages at random or by an agreement of the players. In the second match the loser chooses the stage. The loser announces their stage choice (either from the list of random or counterpick stages) to the other player, who is then allowed to change his/her character. After the winner?s character is chosen, the loser may change their character. Then the match is played.

“More rules underneath stages”

Neutral Stages:
Battlefield
Final Destination
Yoshi’s Island (Brawl)
Lylat Cruise
Smashville

Counter Stages:
Delfino Plaza
Luigi’s Mansion
Pirate Ship
Norfair
Frigate Orpheon
Halberd
Pokemon Stadium
Pokemon Stadium 2
Brinstar
Jungle Japes
Hanenbow
Skyworld
Onett
Rainbow Cruise
Castle Siege
Corneria

All stages not mentioned are BANNED.

Tournament Rules:
All tournaments (excpet Brawl and CVS2) will be a set of 2of3. Winners/Losers finals will be 3of5, and grand finals will be 4of7 (loser bracket winner must win 2 sets).

Capcom vs SNK2 will be a set of 2of3 all matches including winners/loser finals. Grand finals will be 3of5 (loser bracket winner must win 2 sets)(if time becomes an issue the loser bracket will be best of 1)

Super Smash Bros: Brawl will be a set of 2of3 all matches inluding Winners/Loser finals, the Grand Finals will be best 3of5 (loser bracket winner must win 2 sets)

If ANY singles tournament does not get at least 7 players that game will be canceled and players registered will get there money refunded for that tournament.

If a tournament ends up getting canceled the players may play a their own thing on the side. This will no longer be official but a side tournament. And they will be in charge of running it themselves.

All games will be played out in full no ties or splits in money.

Side Tournaments:
Marvel vs Capcom 2 Low Tier Tournament
Brawl Doubles

Side Tournament Rules
***Marvel vs Capcom 2 Low Tier Tournament ***
Standard MVC2 tournament rules apply.
This tournament will follow a 4 point ration system. Meaning your characters total combine points cannot exceed 4.
3 point teams are allowed
There must be 3 different characters to a team, no same characters.

Banned Characters:
Cable
Sentinel
Magneto
Storm
Spiral
Ironman
Warmachine

Ratio 2 Characters (combinable with Ratio 1 only):
Cyclops
Psylocke
Captain Commando
Cammy
Blackheart
Dr. Doom
Strider
Megaman
Morrigan
Iceman
Omega Red
Rogue
T.Bonne
Juggernaut

Ratio 1 Characters:
All other characters

***Super Smash Bros: Brawl DOUBLES ***
Rules TBA

Any player may run there own side event while it will not be official you can still run it and I will post the results in the results thread. As long as you do use open tvs and do not conflict with BATB2 schedule you may do so as long as you run the tournament yourself. Which means you are in charge of brackets, money, and reg. If needed I will announce it on the megaphone at the event for you.

‘’’’’‘DUE TO TIME LIMITES ON THE VENUE (gotta be out at 11-11:30 will talk to owner if we need more time) I WILL BE VERY STRICT ON MATCHES. YOU HAVE 2 MINUTES TO GET TO YOUR STATION WHEN YOU ARE CALLED OR YOUR MATCH WILL BE FORFEITED. NO REFUNDS FOR THIS EITHER ITS YOUR FAULT. I will try and go around missing players but if your not there and your match is holding things up DQed it is. Please let me or whoever is helping me run tournaments know if you will be missing (bathroom, other matches your playing in, going to be outside, etc.)’’’’’’

Crossposts


http://www.dustloop.com/forums/showthread.php?p=243162#post243162
http://www.tekkenzaibatsu.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=107359
http://valleyvelocitygames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=5735#5735

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to post. I will update this thread with any updates or new that come along.

-DJ-


#2

NICE!!!, I am down to go for sure. Count me in


#3

I was in for last year and I’ll be there again.

I’ll see who is interested in Austin.

Count me in for Brawl and GGAC, and hopefully I’ll bring some people in.


#4

count Reynosa in, t-sex, nican, ratdash and me are fo sho!! :woot:


#5

Why did you have a poll for dates you weren’t sure the location would be able to accomodate?


#6

The location was more then likely going to help us, we just needed to come at him with an exact date for our proposal. It would of looked bad if we went up and was all yeah we want to run a tournament but don’t know when. To bad the date voted for wasn’t the date chosen. Cyber Comics has another event going on that same date.

You better be going Noa <3.

-DJ-


#7

I was amped for the 3rd cuz i know i gots nothing planned and nothing to get me from going, but now the 17th is up in the air for me. I’m proly gonna take some classes during the may session and yeah i see whats up. I’m shooting for 3rd in marvel and not placing last in cvs2.

Down for a money match in cvs2 jim?


#8

Maybe I don’t wanna make promises I can’t keep. I’ll be busy with the registration and creating brackets so I gotta break away from the chaos to get a chance to play. I’m sure I can find some time to break away. You should go to Jive’s house with Mando so we can get some CVS2 games in I played for the first time since the December tournament about a week ago and damn I am rusty. Wish I could play with you all at UTB but I usually have class during the time you all play.

-DJ-


#9

Gotta defend that muthafucking title
Ill see you guys then

Im in for CvS2 and 3s


#10

This question is just out of curiosity but ever since that new law came in that people who want to cross to Mexico and back need either a passport or some other paper work I know this stopped people from just walking over and vise versa, does this effect all of you from crossing over to play? Do you all need passports or anything? I really want you guys to come you all are some good competition.

BRING T-SEX BACK!! I have been wanting to play him some ST ever since that Uploaded tournament that he won that I should of won but noooo the gaming gods werent on my side that day.:sad:

-DJ-


#11

Let me know when you are gonna go to Jives so i can tag along with mandiga and adrian. Wouldn’t hurt to get some casuals in before the tourney.


#12

I’ll be there for Guilty Gear. :3

Also, Accent Core US version doesn’t even have #R characters nor does it have Justice and Kliff.


#13

BUT THERE IN AC PLUS!!
Oh snaps son.

Also, notice how I took out “US” in your quote, making me AWESOME!!


#14

So what version is the US one?

-DJ-


#15

The one that came to America, duh :looney:

Heh.
Don’t worry, the GGAC that came to America is correct.


#16

no problems at all, i just crossed last weekend so no worries i hope, i’ll investigate tho


#17

US citizens need a passport or an id and a birth ceritificate
Mexican can cross the way they always do


#18

Update: Rules for MVC2 low tier tournament are up

-DJ-


#19

it would be cool to add team tourney, theyre always fun
2v2 ST, 3v3 3s and Marvel


#20

Fun but don’t have enough time to run a lot of tournaments. As it is 9 tournaments are being planned 7 official games and 2 maybeeeeeeeeeee 3 side tournaments. That is alot to do in short span of time.

This note goes to everybody. If anyone would like to host there own side tournament you are free to do so. I posted in the first post that as long as you don’t take away from BATB and you run it yourselves you may go ahead and run different game/team tourny.

-DJ-