** Naptown Clutch 2: Broken Threshold **
Last Febuary, less than a week after the release of the much anticipated Marvel vs. Capcom 3, a tournament called Naptown Clutch was hosted. With the goal being to test the newly honed skill and ability of the Midwest’s playerbase in a fresh, nearly unplayed game. Beyond just MvC3, we saw a big doubles tournament for Third Strike, 2 vicious SF2 tournaments for both HDR and ST, 2 dedicated tournaments for MvC2, the initial debut of our Money Match Station, and the premiere of the now cult classic SF4: Sudden Death. As always a great time was had and it became Indianapolis’s biggest fighting game tournament to date.
Last Year’s Naptown Clutch: Grand Prix results thread - NapTown Clutch: Grand Prix Results and Shoutouts
With almost 100 competitors in more than 8 diverse tournaments, Frankie G, Humbag, Big Marcus, Riotgaurd, Mr.Gone, Thelo, and ImmortalBrent all had plenty of competition to accredit their skill after winning that day. Since then our scene has still been growing and competing steadily, just as it has been for the last 4 years after the first Naptown Clash. In the Midwest we commerce in a very close way. Last year the TOs (much more than just myself) received assistance from every corner of our vast community; PowerUp, Tilt, Downtown Comics, CherrySwitch and plenty of players to boot. But even with all of the help and camaraderie, we didn’t think more than a one day tournamnet was within our capabilities.
Here in Indy we’ve never had a multi-day tourney but we’ve done what we’ve planned and had a blast every time.
However our way of gaming is about going beyond what you see as your ability to truly give out the best challenge, much the way life is in that same mold… Here in the heartland I don’t just believe, I know that we are just as dedicated and capable as the rest of the world’s fighting game kingdom. With a solid year of planning, collaborating, arguing and a fair amount of procrastination I’m proud to announce Naptown’s first 2-day tournament… I would like to invite any and everyone to… our Broken Threshold!
My name Is Gregg, most people call me G, in the gaming underworld I’m also know as G^2, Barzaad, Yyin, No Dice, Gemini, and a host of other aliases, and this year i will again be NTC’s master of ceremonies. I, along with most if not all of the fighter scene here in Indy have been working to-and-fro on this year’s NTC. We’ve had a particularly difficult time planning out what games to host. But with suggestion from the more dedicated players and organizers here, a lineup has been decided on. I’ve planned a few special events, and the usual choice incentives. All in all I’m doing everything in my power to make this Indianapolis event bigger and better. With about 3 months left to settle everything into place, I’ve made this thread to put the word out and cement the date, I hope everyone who is interested can make it. I plan to pull every resource i have and put in everything i can to make this our next best event.
**When: **Saturday Febuary 25th and Sunday Febuary 26th, 2012. Pre-tournament day Friday the 24th. Doors open on gameday (sat.) at 10am, and tournaments commence at 1pm, with finals, casuals, side tournaments,and anything else on Sunday
Where: Our Tilt Studios Arcade is still our proud venue. Located at the Circle Centre Mall (address: 49 W Maryland St. Suite #101) on the top floor. We will have the run of the arcade, and our tournaments will be showcased in both theater rooms.
Venue Pricing: **
[*]$20** for a two-day tournament pass, getting you in your tournaments, and on the tournament floor for both tournament days, Saturday and Sunday, aswell as a gamecard and free roam on Friday if you’re up to it.
$12 per day for individual day passes, and of course if you only believe in your skill enough to only play for one day or not stick around for finals, then that’s backwards so we obviously suggest paying for both days.
$10 spectator passes are available, which not only gets you sanctioned on the tournament floor for the whole weekend but also gets you a free gamecard to play any of the in house arcade games.
Payout and $$: All main and secondary tournaments payout to the top 3 competitors, unless otherwise stated. They payout in the standard 70/20/10 split of the whole pot, with the winner getting %70, second place getting %20, and third place getting %10. And a special announcement this year, we’ve come across a $500 pot bonus. Each of the main 5 tournaments (look below) will get an equal amount of the bonus, $100 to each games pot in total.
Main Tournaments and Rules:
**Third Strike Doubles: **Played on Xbox 360 online edition. 2v2, $15 a head, $30 per team, double elimination. the team format is TBD. 2/3 rounds, first team to 2 games. And as always Gill is banned and Sean is encouraged. Winning Team and the runners up split the pot 80/20. 3S doubles are likely to be ran by our local 3S player Indy.
Street Fighter 2 Super Turbo: Played on community donated SuperGuns. I’m a little torn on the pricing for this tournament again, I would love to make it a more highroller tournament but for now it stands at $10 entry. If anyone thinks it should be higher stakes like i do please let me know. The rules stand as; 2/3 rounds, first to 2 games, loser can switch their character, winner stays, double elimination. ST tournament will probably be ran by Patrick aka Zamza aka Honeyboy
Mortal Kombat: We have much love here for MK.$10 entry, to be played on PS3. The rules being 2/3 rounds, 2/3 games, default fight settings (calssic music allowed), loser can swap their character, winner must stay, double elimination. This tournament will be ran by our arcades event manager and world-record MK player Mike Valenti aka VAL.
**Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012: **Man i kind of hate typing all that out. $10 entry, and will be played on either 360. The ruleset is the standard EVO rules. 2/3 rounds, 2/3 games, loser can switch their character and ultra, the winner must maintain their character choice but can swap their ultra. No character bans and running double elimination. I will probably be running brackets for this tournament.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: We have arrived full circle. $10 entry, game will be played on either 360. 2/3 games, loser can switch his team and his order, winner cannot switch their characters or order. No character limits, and double elimination. This year’s Marv3l tournament will be regulated by… someone… probably Bank
The above 5 games will be our main lineup, but we will have more than enough room for side tournaments. All of this information is subject to change. If anyone has any suggestions for the rules or anything please let me know, but as far as I’m concerned these rulesets have worked for a decade so there’s not much to do.
Friday Feb. 24th - pre-game-day … if you happen to be in town a day early you can check out the arcade venue for free, check in and register for your tournaments, or just hang out. I’ll be running last minute stuff, and helping setup the stations and stream and whatnot
Saturday Feb. 25th - Game-day!.. doors to the arcade open at 10am. Registration goes from then until about 3pm. at 2pm SSF4AE starts. at 3pm MK9, ST**, **3S doubles start. pending the end of SF4, MvC3 and KOFXIII will start at or around 6pm. The arcade will close around 11pm.
Sunday Feb. 26th - Finals, BYOC, and Side-game Day. doors once again open at 10am. Registration for any second day game goes from Saturday on until Sunday at 2pm. at 1pm the TILT vs. Arcade Legacy 5v5 will kickoff, followed by the Indy vs. Purdue AE 5v5. once those 2 events are done the finals for each game will begin streaming. Guilty Gear, MK Tag, and SF4 Sudden Death will all start at or around 2pm. And the Mystery Game Gauntlet will begin shortly there after. Melty Blood and VS will run in between whenever there is time. Once the finals and everything is all sewn up, we’ll still have the venue space until about 11pm.
thanks to Ghaleon for helping out with the schedule. I figure this will get everyone home in time for tea, and if you don’t want to stay both days you won’t have to provided you didn’t make it to the finals of your game or don’t want to play in any of the side games. The schedule is still subject to change, but i doubt it’ll change at this point…