****UPDATE!!!: OK Everyone. Here is what i have so far. The tournament will take place on 10.24.09. 3 days prior to the release of tekken 6. Trying to get a lot of people involved. I am in talks with namco themselves to help with prizes and so far so good.
Entry Fee will be $7 a person to be in the tournament. This tournament will be Double Elimination and will start at 3. The mall closes at 9 so if i get a lot of people we need to be out BY 9. The tournament will consist of 1 Acade machine and two console versions of Tekken 5 DR. Basically the consoles are there to speed up the process. Especially if lots of people show up as i am expecting. I suggest you bring your own controller, especially for the arcade machine if you don’t like stick.
** As far as prizes go, let me first explain something to everyone so i don’t get any crap. I work for namco. I am a manager at a namco location. The location is in Virginia, therefore I can NOT do cash prizes. To get technical, it is illegal to give cash prizes for events like tournaments. In VA it is considered gambling. I know it sucks, but i can’t do anything about the law here. I know there are other events taht do it and thats fine and they are taking a risk for themselves. If you think i should do cash prizes under the table, there is no way i would risk my job to satisfy peoples’ desire to have cash. I have twin babies and can not afford to lose my job. There are a lot of places around here that got into a lot of trouble for doing world poker tournaments and they all got cracked down on. And gave regular prizes instead of cash **
So for the prizes, there are two two factors: number of entrants and Money. Now grant it, getting 16-32 players is no problem so this is the first set of prizes
1st place gets a pre-ordered copy of Tekken 6 for whatever console they pick up.
2nd place gets a 30 dollar giftcard for gamestop, half the cost of Tekken 6
3rd place gets a $15 dollar gift card for gamestop, 1/4 of the cost of the game
Those prizes are garaunteed.
In the event that i get enough players, around 40, hoping for 64 then the prize values increase.
1st place gets tekken 6/fighting stick combo
2nd place gets tekken 6 pre-order
3rd place gets 40 dollar gift card.
Whatever i get from namco will be the minor prizes. Hopefully enough to cover the top 10 to 16 players.
Please PM me and let me know what you think. This event is a little over 3 weeks away. As for other tournaments, i do not have any plans on doing any other games. If you want to bring something for casulas let me know in advance. This even MAY take place outside of the arcade.
Well Everyone knows it’s not too long before Tekken 6 comes out for console. I figured i would throw one last tournament marking the “end of days” for Tekken 5 : DR. This is one last time for people to bring their “A” game. The tournament will be on 10.24.09 at 3pm. Sign ups are anytime between open and the start time of 3. I may setup a sign up on here somehow. I run a namco arcade. But this is my own inependant tournament, not a national one thrown by my company.
You’re late you lose. I know some places have a tendancy to hold the tournament until key players show up. Since my store closes at 9pm i’m giving myself 6 hours to get the tournament done, so i kinda can’t allow myself to do that. I have an idea in that region and will get back to you all about it. The best i can do for now is have you sign up and hold off your match until the end of the round and throw you into losers if you don’t make it on time.
Date and time is set in stone. Prizes and Entry Fee are To Be Determined. Give me a week or so to get back to you on that. This is just to get the word out. Rules are standard: double elim, 2 of 3, losers bracket, yada yada.
We only have one DR machine so i would like to see if anyone is willing to donate a PS3 or maybe two of them with DR installed and two sticks for the event. I don’t think anyone wants to play my PSP version of DR.It would mainly be to speed things up. Just PM me.
I will have more information ASAP. :chat: