Hello, my name is the Keits. I used to run a line of tournaments in Ohio called “UFGT” (Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament). These events were weekend long, and were scored cumulatively. This means that even though you got 1st place in 3rd strike, you might not be the overall winner of the weekend. Back in those days, we didnt play for cash… we played for toys, wallscrolls, and other collectables. The largest turnout a UFGT got was 32 people, including entries from Kentucky and Indiana, and even one wanderer from vegas/cali/minesota/godknowswhere (Frank!!!).
Its been 4 or 5 years sinse I ran a tournament, and the idea is being thrown around to try to revive the UFGT format. I’ve been playing for numbers for a cash payout idea, and I wanted to get people’s reactions to this.
First off; would you come to a tournament like this?
Second off; without harming the format’s uniqueness, how would you alter it for improvement?
Now; The UFGT Cash Payout and Scoring Format----
Id try to run 10 games over the weekends time. I, like Fugee, had an impecable reputation for making my shit run on time.
Potential Game Line up:
Naruto 4 (or VF5, depending)
Guilty (Whichever is the latest variant)
Tekken 5 DR (or VF5, depending)
Its 6 dollars to enter, per game (maybe 4 if this is too high)
$3 of that goes to game pot, and $3 to the cumulative pot
Payout for individual games is 70/20/10… pretty standard. Top 3 get money.
Payout for the cumulative pot is 25/20/15/10/10/10/5/5… The top 8 all get money out of the much larger pot.
16 people example:
Game Pot pays $33.60 to first place
Cumulative Pot can vary if people dont enter everything, but you lose free cumulative points if you dont enter.
8 different games could take the cumulative pot as high as 384 dollars with just 16 people.
Cumulative Pot pays $96 dollars to first place.
6 Dollars each game, a person entering all 8-10 games would pay 48-60 dollars. This is, admitedly, somewhat high.
Now, to score for the cumulative pot, I use Mario Kart Grand Prix scoring.
1st - 10 points
2nd - 8 points
3rd - 6 points
4th - 5 points
5th - 4 points
6th - 3 points
7th - 2 points
8th and down - 1 point.
Everyone who enters, even in last place, gets 1 point for effort tward the cumulative pot.
Highest totals of points at the end payout the cumulative pot.
Obviously, the stakes would be a lot higher if i got a decent turnout, and people were willing to enter games they are not pros at. The idea of UFGT is to introduce players to games they may not know they liked.
All of this is up for discussion, and I welcome ideas and reactions. I fully expect a lot of “hell no, id never go to that”.
UFGT was about a fun atmosphere as well. We ran really silly side events, like gambling with Bison Dollars and Fighting Game Jeopardy. Even MvC1 Cross Fever on DC.
Thank you for reading and discussing.