ECCXI: The Saga Continues. 8 on The Break Arcade, May 26, 2006 - May 29, 2006


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ECCXI: Under New Management!!!
The Saga Continues

**4/21/06 ** UPDATE Tekken GONE, DOA and GGXX moved,Late Registration fee!!! Read through for details. - J Wigfall

3/28/06 FULL UPDATE, PLEASE READ THROUGH FOR CHANGES AND NEW TOURNAMENT INFO!!! - DSP

The date and location will be:
Friday May 26, 2006 - Sunday May 28, 2006
Eight on the Break
340-346 North Ave.;
Dunellen, New Jersey;
08812

SPECIAL UPDATE: ECCXI staff is proud to announce that through the help of Jason Wilson, we have acquired sponsorship from Nubytech, the videogame-peripherals manufacturer. Nubytech will be providing several joysticks for ECCXI as back-ups, as well as prizes for the winners of the major tournaments. If you’re playing on a donated Nubytech stick, expect to get your picture taken…so brush your teeth!

Fees pricing:
Official tournament entry fee will be $10 per game .There is a $10 registration fee, prior to entering any official tournament. (this will be used for equipment, boards, maintenance, rental space for console tournaments, etc… you know… stuff that helps things run correctly) We would Really like to get all registration done by Friday. If you come Saturday to register the price will be 15 dollars.Do us all a favor and register friday night.

Concerning console tourneys, for those who provide a TV of approx 19" (and it is used for tourney), you will get free entry into one official tournament. Also, if you provide a PS2 console with a copy of one of the tournament games (for example, if you can lend us your PS2 and a copy of 3s for the 3s tournament) you will receive free entry for that game.
Please either post here, or private message DaWigsta or DarksydePhil for more information.

Official Tournaments:
Marvel Vs Capcom 2 (arcade, perfect 360 controls)
Capcom Vs Snk 2 (Playstation 2 console)
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike (Playstation 2 console)
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo (arcade, 8-way swtich sticks)
Guilty Gear XX SLASH (Japanese Playstation 2 console)
Marvel vs Capcom 2 Ec Wc 5 on 5 100 a head
Marvel Vs Capcom 2 Team (3 player teams double elim) ($15/team)
Dead or Alive 4 (Xbox 360 console)

Schedule:

-ECCX will take up all 3 days

Friday:
Marvel vs Capcom 2 teams - 6pm
Tournament Registration - 6pm-10pm (Or until the end of marvel teams)

Saturday:
CvS2 - starts PROMPTLY at 1pm
MvC2- 1pm
3s - starts after the top 16 for CvS2 have been determined, roughly 8pm. We will announce what pools will be played on Saturday night when the tournament starts.
DOA4- 8pm (Will continue sunday if necessary)

Sunday:
MvC2 (cont) - 12:30pm
GGXX SLASH - 2:00pm
3s continues, rest of pools are played out - 12pm
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo ? 3pm
CvS2 top 16 - promptly after 3s finishes, approximately 3-4pm
3s top 16 - promptly after CvS2 top 16 finishes, approximately 6-7pm

*** late entrees does not guarantee proper seeding ***
-The format of the tourneys will go as follows:
-As for all games with exception of MVC2 and ST there will be 8 different qualifying pools, double elimination each.
-The top 2 players from each bracket will proceed to a new 16 man double elimination tournament.
-ST WILL NOT have pools. Standard double elimination tourney since this is usually the lowest headcount and the tournament runs fast enough anyway. However, unlike other games, ST will be best 3 out of 5 games instead of 2 out of 3, throughout the ENTIRE tournament.
-MVC2 will have a very similar format to an evolution Tournament. With one exception. . NO ROUND ROBINS There will be 16 different qualifying pools, double elimination each. With a 32 man tourney Sunday at 12pm sharp!!! When we get to final 8 we will take a BRIEF intermission and then continue.

-after the second round of winner’s bracket, there will be no floating, except to avoid double jeopardy. If double jeopardy is unavoidable, you must play your match or you forfeit.

  • again, more information will be released as it comes up. if you have any questions, please post here.
  • for console tournaments, you must supply your own controller, plus we are not responsible for controller malfunctions… read: if it stops working, it’s your problem
    -HUGE UPDATE: THERE WILL BE NO FORFEITS AT ECCXI. This means, if Justin Wong and Ricky Ortiz get 1st/2nd in a tournament, THEY MUST PLAY OUT THEIR FINALS. It is unfair to the gaming community for people to not play out their finals. Therefore, if it is determined that there is a forfeit or a “thrown match” in finals, it is totally up to the discretion of the tournament staff whether or not prizes will be awarded, or stripped. So, PLAY YOUR DAMNED MATCHES!
    -HUGE UPDATE: Since there will be a lot of console tournaments this year, the issue of “game pausing” will undoubtedly come up. Here is the deal: If there is a game pause, a tournament official MUST get involved. The official will determine whether or not the players both mutually agree to continue playing the game, in which case he will supervise the “unpause” and continuance of the match. If both players do not agree to unpause and continue, then a mutual agreement must be made between both players and the tournament official on how to proceed. Do NOT unpause the game without a tournament official present - this constitues cheating, because you could easily pause, pretend it’s a mistake, then unpause when your opponent is not ready and land a cheap attack. Both players MUST be ready for the unpause, so an official MUST be present to supervise. Be warned that if there is random pausing/unpausing without any supervision, all results are subject to CANCELLATION and DISQUALIFICATION by the tournament staff.
    -One more note: Look, we’ve all been through this before. We are running pool-style tournaments this year so you know when you are going to be playing…BE AROUND when it is time for your pool to play. If we call you more than twice and you are not present, you are subject to disqualification. NO EXCEPTIONS.

rules:
Super Street Fighter II: Turbo - on arcade cabinet, pay-for-play, 25 cents/game
Standard double elimination tournament
3 out of 5 games per match through the ENTIRE tournament
Akuma/Gouki is banned

Street Fighter 3: 3rd strike - on PS2 console
8 Pool qualifier tournament
Each pool is a mini-double-elim bracket, top two from each bracket advance to the top 16 qualifier tournament
If you make it to the top 16 qualifier tournament, all wins/losses are reset, but seeding will be done appropriately judging if you were in winners/losers
2 out of 3 games per match for ALL MATCHES in qualifier brackets
2 out of 3 games per match for normal matches in top 16 bracket
3 out of 5 games per match for semifinal matches in top 16 bracket
4 out of 7 for grand finals of the tournament
Winner must keep character, but may change super art (does anyone ever pick different super arts anyway?)

Capcom vs Snk 2 - on the Playstation 2 console
8 Pool qualifier tournament
Each pool is a mini-double-elim bracket, top two from each bracket advance to the top 16 qualifier tournament
If you make it to the top 16 qualifier tournament, all wins/losses are reset, but seeding will be done appropriately judging if you were in winners/losers
2 out of 3 games per match for ALL MATCHES in qualifier brackets
2 out of 3 games per match for normal matches in top 16 bracket
3 out of 5 games per match for semifinal matches in top 16 bracket
4 out of 7 for grand finals of the tournament
You must keep both your team AND team order if you win a match, as is standard in Capcom tournaments**

Marvel vs Capcom 2 - on the arcade machine, perfect 360 controls
16 Pool qualifier tournament
Each pool is a mini-double-elim bracket, top two from each bracket advance to the top 32 qualifier tournament to be played on Sunday
If you make it to the top 32 qualifier tournament, all wins/losses are reset, but seeding will be done appropriately judging if you were in winners/losers
2 out of 3 games per match
3 out of 5 games per match for semifinal matches
4 out of 7 for grand finals of the tournament
Game freezing glitches (Ruby Heart), runaway glitches (Gambit) and dead body infinites are banned
Winner may change team order ONLY if the opponent agrees - if not, you must keep both your team AND your order if you wina match
******must keep team order if blind pick is requested ********

Guilty Gear Slash
Standard double elimination tournament
2 out of 3 games per match
3 out of 5 games per semi final match
4 out of 7 games grand finals
no game freezing glitches
no pausing during tournament game
no button mapping

-Dead or Alive 4
-Standard double elimination tournament
3 out of 5 rounds for every game, STANDARD damage will be used
2 out of 3 games per match
3 out of 5 games per semi final match
4 out of 7 games grand finals
No crazy glitches
No pausing during tournament game
No button mapping - this means, you can swap the config of your buttons but no changing the button mapping sceme. Nobody is allowed to make some ridiculously complex combo or move into one button - not only will this take forever to keep switching, but it is ILLEGAL at ECCXI. Only standard button mapping that is already pre-programmed into the game is allowed.

  • Prizes:
    100% of the entry fees will make up the prize money, ECCXI staff keeps nothing!
    1st place 65% of the entry fees
    2nd place 25%
    3rd place 10%

Pre-registration:
http://www.shoryuken.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112728

Location and travel info go to: http://www.thebreak.net/

NOTE: ALL LINKS BELOW HAVE BEEN FIXED! If you want to reserve a hotel you can check out the links below, they work now!

For inexpensive airline tickets:
http://www.xfares.com/
http://www.airtran.com/
http://www.amtrak.com/


http://www.priceline.com/
http://www.southwest.com/
http://www.jetblue.com/
http://www.orbitz.com/
http://www.cheaptickets.com/

The nearest airport is Newark International Airport (EWR). However, a lot of people actually fly into New York and stay for a few days, then take the train to New Jersey for ECC, and then go back to New York…treat it like a vacation!

The nearest hotel/motel to the Break is Motel 6 Piscataway, which the majority of gamers stay at: http://www.motel6.com/reservations/motel_detail.asp?MotelId=1084&NOA=&aYr=&aMo=&aDa=&dYr=&dMo=&dDa=&BTR=M6ProximityResults.aspx?searchtype=AD&CP=&TA=&redi=

Across the street from that Motel 6 is a Holiday Inn. It features nicer rooms and internet access, but costs more:
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/6c/1/en/hd/pnfnj

If you’re coming from Grand Central Station in New York City:
you can take the 7 train to 42nd st times square (2 stops)
and then transfer to the 1, 2, 3, or 9 train to 34th st (new York Penn station, 1 stop)
http://www.mta.info/nyct/service/sevenlin.htm
http://www.mta.info/nyct/service/oneline.htm

If you’re coming from the Port Authority Bus Terminal:
take the a, c, or e train to 34th new York Penn station (1 stop)
http://www.mta.info/nyct/service/aline.htm


After you get to New York Penn Station:
Take the nj transit to Newark Penn station (using the north east corridor line)
Transfer to the Raritan valley line (there are monitors to tell you which track they’re on, usually it’s track 5)
Take the Raritan valley line to Dunellen, and the break will literally be across the street from the station ( you should see it on your right)

Any Issues let us know via this thread. That?s what its here for!!

NOTE: I hope this clears up a lot of issues people have been having, if you have any questions please post in the thread or else just PM myself or DaWigsta! ~ DarksydePhil, March 28, 2006


#2

The GTASF will be there in force. No fucking around, Canada is taking a title down.


#3

AYO FUCK CANADA! FUCK WEST COAST! Random.


#4

<–hottest one under the sun

ruin will be there


#5

yeoo lets try and make this thing fucking huge, if you stopped playing games…start playing…its not about the game being hot or not, its about you chillin with your boys, the ones you been playin games wit for years…against other people and their boys…its about having fun and reliving that excitement when you beat someone you thought you couldn’t, matter of fact everyone thought you couldn’t and they were fucking amazed…best of all it got caught on tape for you to relive whenever you want…its about roadtriping and tighting your relations wit your boys or merely reminiscing about the time you were hittin on this girl and she was a dude…or the time you smoked with phat toi at evo 2k5 and got so high, shit was going crazy around you and the only think you could think was, i’m hungry as hell fuck these games mang!! so if you want to sit home and say," fuck it i dont wanna go, no one plays anymore" then fuck you and stay home…the rest of us will have a good ass time…shit maybe big ass eric from philly, erik the smoothe viper, and myself can toss back some bacardi and bug out…maybe you can join us…

don’t be a bitch just come…its gonna be hot


#6

Oh shit official thread, wheres the sticky.

No GGXX Slash teams?


#7

Depending if I get back into games again I may try and make it out to this.


#8

Didn’t I reply to this earlier?

o.-?


#9

Shits gonna be nuts!


#10

Anyways, just a note on DoA4.

I’d say to allow button mapping / macros, as it’s more or less always been available in the game, and there’s no original arcade standard to fall back on. I believe it’s what the DoA community (bunch of schmucks that they are) has accepted.

IM TAKING CVS2 / MBR / EFZ MONEY MATCHES!

Smoothcat:

2/3 - $20

:smiley:


#11

Chibi; I’ll play you 2/3 for $10. Do me a favour and post in the $$$ thread so I can track the matches I’ve got in one thread.


#12

its not gonna start on time is it? I cant be leaving the break at midnight on Sunday, thats too damn late.


#13

Couldnt agree more.


#14

Ok, after re-reading the mvc2 qualifiers, how does it go down? the top 2 from each pool go into the brackets ie, winners and losers but it’s stating “NO ROUND ROBIN” Josh or anyone else, can you please elaberate on that, thanks!

EDIT : And are the sticks 360 or competition?


#15

Looks like this could be even better than last years!:wgrin:


#16

none of the hotel links work


#17

WC coming back =]


#18

WILL BE THERE…holla…


#19

I’m there, not playin, but there


#20

I might roll through.