I liked the all purpose EVO amazon aws site and how the brackets were listed online and stream setups, It would of been nice for stream 2 to get a projector inside the ballroom too. The brackets being updated online through out the day wuz cool too. B)
The stations for play being step up spread out through out the room was really nice, I know you guys put a shit ton of effort setting it up this way. Back in 2009 - 2010 everything was against the wall close to the power outlets. I saw the cords taped down and really well covered with this kinda yellow/ black tape to make sure people could not trip over wires and would not disrupt teh systems or cause outages.
The islands of 4 systems spread across the middle of room, set up this way was really awesome and gave more elbow room for everyone. Really smart to use the diagonal method and turn systems to at an angle for SFxT , to ensure adequate space and all 4 players to see the ASUS monitor.
Strongly recommend people keep going back and forth if they were playing 2 different games at the same time. I had judges or friends/people come up to me to tell me they were still in another game like KOF. People did a pretty good job on this I held matches for these people, they stalled the bracket at times. Could not move forward until they played.
A lot more chairs at finals was great too. The security guy to check badges seemed to disappear at the end and stopped checking for badges, so the next door stream room guys could joined in. It seem there was enough space too back back rows were not full either.
The thing that made me teh most SaLtyz about EVO was the food next to ballroom. lol
The food next door to ballroom was atrocious, Caesar’s should be ashamed for the slop they were serving and the prices they were charging. I appreciate the free food vouchers EVO gave judges, I rather you guys save the money or let us spend that good money down at the food court [bunch of mini fast foodish restaurants]. I offered to give back 3 $20 food voucher cards back after using one, to save SRK money. Only to be told that they were already paid for. LOLz! The food was that bad, but used them mostly for drinks on the 3 vouchers left. The only thing decent was that $8 turkey sandwich, $4 fruit cup, mini soda drinks were over priced $4 each. But the $8 burgers, $8 dried out sitting all day under teh heat lamp $8 shicken fingerz, $5 hot dog all were st8 AZZ! For Shame u greedy harrah’s scumbagz dat shizzz wuz whack, GTFOz! Caesar’s u piece of chit greedy MF’erz D:< I am grateful for the food allowance, but maybe you could get them to provide a sample before you agree to anything. I truly felt they ripped EVO/SRK off. I was told by one of the Cannon brothers the chefs were preparing a “special” food menu for us. LOL They could of definitely done a better job on the quality of food if they were going to charge those kind of prices.
I messed up and ran a marquee match in pools for KOF QF that should of been streamed. Romance vs Kaoru Inoue. The stream note on the match was kinda scribbled and I thought it was apart of Kaoru’s name. Maybe put a huge star or circle a match or circle the word stream. I had a brain fart and write messy too, but this was a 1st match of QF and could not tell until the match was halfway through. FML
Another thing that was pretty bad was some players (50% my guess) not knowing where their quaterfinals [QF] pool were, at least for AE.
AKA the people that qualified out of the original 16 man pools (1 winners & 1 losers qualifiers)
Ran AE all day on day 1 from 8am to 6pm at station 6. 6pm pools “F” [F1-F8] was teh beginning of QF and had only 8 pools instead of the 19 pools for AE2012 through out the day.
I made sure to make the people that qualified out of my pools to remember their qualifier number, pool #, & time they were playing (all were 6pm). I asked them to take a picture with their smartphone if they had a camera and save it. Probably one of the easiest things to do and pull up. Assumed most would forget, or asked them to write it down on a paper and save it, if they did not haz a camera phone. Hopefully all the judges can do a better job on this next year. I heard Tom & Tony said they might provide a little paper or card with the info written down.
day1 6pm comes around, time for AE 2012 QF to start, kinda of a cluster fuck, got a bunch of people coming up to me asking where their QF is, to look at my bracket to see if they are on there, telling for sure they are in so and so bracket yet they are not written down on that bracket. Judges not being at the bracket to run at certain QF pools.
Great Idea to put station 1&2, station 3&4, on the signs for an island with 4 systems/tvs during the day 8am-4pm.We had 19 pools/stations for AE with 2 systems each pool, QF only needed 8 pools, so ideally it would be nice to run 1 QF pool with 4 systems [1 island] but everyone would have to scoot down, which also caused a little confusion. The sign was blank on the other side, so maybe you could make the island of 4 systems a single QF pool F1,F2, F3, etc, maybe you could print out the sheet but slip it in on the other side of the sign [ Station 1/2 | quarterfinals station F1] before 6pm quarterfinals pool start. The other side of the sign was blank.
station 1&2= become F1
station 3&4= become F2
station 5&6= become F3
station 7&8= become F4
station 9&10= become F5
station 11&12= become F6
station 13&14= become F7
station 15&16= become F8
Another way to help people find their QF bracket is by using teh GDLK amazon aws site SRK
used this year, so people that remembered their original pool & had access to the internet on their smartphone could see the 2 qualifying positions in their pool, 1 winners/1 losers. It gave them QF info they needed. Helped some people find their QF pool this way. Or access the SRK check in to find all pool schedules for an individual.
And LOL on some entrants not knowing where their original starting pool wuz, kinda sad. Maybe we could have an extra computer at teh command center with a SRK staff to check for people. I know people were getting helped by NothingXs and the girl sitting next to him on where they should be for pools.
I recommend starting QF at 6:30pm or a 30 minute break(or at least 15minutes if 30 is too much) for the last set of pools, so you give the guys hand writing in the qualifiers enough time & time to double check and make sure everything is correct. The last set of brackets being turned in at around 6pm for 4-6pm can be a little rough on the command center guys, like Crackfiend and crew because some 4-6PM brackets are slower than others in finishing or get turned in right at 6pm or a little after.\
Sorry for wall of text. lolz