Cost: $0 (Just pay the normal venue fee)
When: Every 2 weeks, starting September 21, 2011. This is not a series of long-set tournaments. This is ONE tournament (per game), which will last over the course of a couple of months.
Games: SSF4:AE, MvC3
What: A tournament of long set battles. Preliminary rounds will be FT5 sets. Top 8 will be FT7, with Grand Finals being FT10.
Post up here, with the game(s) you want to play, and I will create a full bracket. This bracket WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED. Gonna have to trust HAVamento on this one. I will announce the next match-ups, when they’re next up. Essentially, you’ll have two weeks notice when it’s your turn to play.
Depending on how much interest we get, I only want to run maybe 4 sets a week initially, with that number dwindling as the tournament progresses. This tournament will only take 1 set-up per week at Xan, leaving the rest of the venue open for casual matches. It will be like the old UMBC fight nights, for those that remember. Just a way for people to come together and practice, while still keeping some main event hype, every week.
No money is involved, aside from whatever people want to bet on the side, so this is just a good way to test your skills.
Tournaments are SINGLE ELIM, so once you’re out, you’re out.
Prize: First place in each tournament gets 3 months entry into Xanadu for free.
Xanbats, as you know them, will still take place on a bi-weekly basis, but every off week, we will have these sessions that will be largely casuals, but with this tournament taking place on the TV up front.
All sets will be capped in 720p, and upped to the Xanadu YouTube page (www.youtube.com/xanbats), for posterity. Use that as a chance to watch your games, and hopefully improve upon your performance. This goal here is to level up everybody
October 19, 2011 Matches
Shin Oni vs. Doc
Mak0t0 vs. Bartlett
BS vs. Strogg
Unknown vs. NinjaCW
Mike P vs. Richie
Derek P vs. Tyler
meep vs. Giggity
FOURTHSTAR vs. NinjaCW
Guys, let me know ASAP, whether you’ll be able to make the matches, or not. I need to know this stuff as far in advance as possible.