European SF2HDR Double Elimination XBox Live Tournament #2


As the last tournament seemed to go down very well, here’s another one! :bgrin:

As usual this is only open to European XBox Live players. If you’re in America and are interested in playing something like this, please check out the WWL instead! :slight_smile:

When: This coming Sunday 25th April, 3pm (15:00 GMT) start. Last time this took about 2.5 hours, but it could take longer, so please be committed to play all afternoon and into the evening if necessary due to numbers.
As with last time, if you are not on XBL at the start time, I will consider you to have dropped from the tournament.

Location: XBox Live


Signup by Fri 23rd April by posting in this thread to participate, or also by commenting on the duplicate post of this at my website here, or by messaging me over XBL. Please do not signup until you are 100% sure you can play on the date/time above.

Some late signups over the weekend or on the day MAY be allowed, but I cannot guarantee it at this time, it will depend on number of entrants.


Standard Double Elimination format. The number of signups will decide the exact nature of the event. Assuming we get 16 players or less, there will be a 16 player double-elimination bracket with first round Byes assigned as necessary by seeding according to players’ previous performance in the HDR Fortnightly Pools and the previous tournament.

I will send an XBL message each round to all players as to who they are to play next. Tournament rounds after the first will be arranged by XBL messaging. Ie: You will receive an XBL message each tournament round as to who you are to play next.

Each match will be a single best 3 of 5 rounds game (ie: the standard HDR “Ranked Match” setting).
All settings must be on default.
Akuma (Gouki, Demon) is banned.
You can pick any character to play (ie: the standard HDR blind pick). You are free to change character between rounds if you wish.
‘Turbo’ functions on joysticks or controllers are banned.

I recommend using a private 2-player match room on XBL. I will attempt to add all participants to my my XBL Friends List (which is visible) and also to the SF2HDR EU account Friends List so you should be able to find each other and invite each other into games easily.

Reporting Results:

Once your match is completed, BOTH participants must report their results over XBL message to me. All results will collated and later be posted here. Sadly I have not found a good way I can possibly report in real-time whilst also keeping the rounds running smoothly.

As usual, I only need to know who won and who lost, but if you want to report game-round scores or characters used etc, go ahead. If I only get a single report I will consider it accurate (eg: only the winner reports).

In the event people do not play, or there are discrepancies and disagreement in the results reported (or not reported), or any other kind of complaint reported, I will attempt to manage that. Worst case scenario I will have to void the whole event if players do not co-operate, but as hopefully most players will know each other from the HDR Pools, so we won’t have any problems. I’m glad to say that no problems were reported last time. :slight_smile:

Each tournament round (especially if I am not participating due to numbers, or due to having being knocked out!) certain matches will be highlighted to be observed by me, or to be videoed by ScarGfx 360 (ie: I will create a private player room with either 3 or 4 slots, and invite the participants in). The final will definitely be observed and videoed! I will post all results and links to videos later. Videos will be posted at the SF2 Europe youtube channel.

Good luck and good games!



Remy77077 (provisional, I will drop if it helps numbers)
ScarGfx 360
Stellar Zero
dav 35
o Chromium o
Lion O 82
Bad Worry
Stellar Zero


I’m in!


I’m in too, as usual !


Im in too


Guess i will have to make up for my absence last time.

I’m in.


Yeah I hope you can make it this time Shari. :slight_smile: Good to have everyone! Please let your friends know if there is anyone else who wants to play. :slight_smile:


what shari said


Gear is set up, get HYPE!


Yeah I’m really sorry about the recording but when i record like 2mins my entire pc locks up and i have to hard restart it. If anyone knows how to fix this a pm would be fantastic.

Anyway, good tourney again beaten by bogeuk two times AGAIN, fucking DeeJay man.



GGs guys.

I did some last minute recordings of the final matches so i’ll try to get them up on the EU Tournament channel.

Was fun lets do more of these.



ScarGfx 360
Stellar Zero
dav 35
o Chromium o
Lion O 82
Bad Worry
Ashman NW

16 players

No shows:


Late Entrant due to connection problems for Bad Worry = Th Gimp. Entered into Losers Bracket to replace Bad Worry



Match Notes:

*1 = Bad Worry and jenovaswarrior could not connect, nor could they connect when I hosted the match, so this match had to be decided by a coin flip.
*2 = This match was originally Bad Worry vs ScarGfx 360, however, once again, Bad Worry could not connect to his opponent, and so was dropped due to his connection problems. Sorry Bad Worry. ScarGfx 360 kindly agreed to play a replacement player- Th Gimp, who had messaged me earlier and had intended to play but had put his online status to hidden accidentally - so I was unaware he was online.
*3 = jenovaswarrior did not show up for this match at least 5 minutes and had been offline for 42 minutes, and so was dropped.

Match Videos:






Character Notes:

Remy77077 - DeeJay, Guile
ScarGfx 360 - Boxer
Stellar Zero - unknown
dav 35 - Ken
o Chromium o - Ryu
ILinkin - DeeJay
Lion O 82 - unknown
SeoulIsMagic - DeeJay
Sharizord - Claw
Fulaani - Blanka
Bad Worry - was not able to play
AverseBliss - unknown
jenovaswarrior - unknown
Bogeuk - DeeJay
johnyrainbow1 - unknown
Ashman NW - Chun Li
Th Gimp - unknown


I have the final 4 matches up on my account in the meantime while i wait for some way to put them on the Tournament Account.


Unsure if the video tag thing works so here are they all in normal links:


good stuff shari, I was well frustrated lol. I will get my revenge.


GGs to every one I played yesterday, tough and fun tourney as usual ! And GGs Shari, nice job :smokin:

@Remy77077 : for the record, I played Ryu :wink:


To be honest i was glad i did not have to face you since you were destroying my Claw when we were warming for the tourney :slight_smile:


@ Chromium - thanks. If anyone tells me who played who out of the games they saw, feel free to let me know & I’ll update. I know this information is interesting to people. :slight_smile:

Thanks for the videos Shari :smiley: You shoulda got access to the SF2Europe channel now… ? Any problems XBL msg me, cheers :slight_smile: It was a shame Scar had all the problems with the video feed for this one… my game vs dav 35 was epic! 5th round, last hit forever for both of us. I missed two upkick reversals >_< Damn you Hori buttons! :stuck_out_tongue: But seriously, I’ve had great DeeJay vs Shoto matches in the early rounds of both tournaments, would be good to get some footage of them sometime.


Ah never bothered to check live messages figured you’d send me a pm on SRK putting the vids up now.