I would like to let everyone know that Versis is excited to be hosting this upcoming tournament!
Some of the details are still being worked out, but NinjetiK’s been very good to work with.
TOURNAMENT START TIME
There is a possibility that I will request the tournament start a little bit later. Maybe registration at 8pm. However, this is not final and has yet to be finalized–so assume that it will be 7:30pm for now.
If the scheduled start time changes, everyone will know before April 11th.
COVERING VERSIS COSTS/LOSS
A portion of the entry fees will be going to Versis to cover some of the costs of operation and potential revenue loss. We do want to make sure that everyone is having a great tournament and that the top place finishers will get worthy earnings, of course.
We may also give a nice little gift to all entrants. Nothing major, but at least a small bonus of some sort.
We don’t intend to be too strict at Versis, but since food is a part of our business model, I should let everyone know. We do not allow outside food and drinks at Versis. Again, this isn’t meant to be a downer or a jerk-policy, but food and drinks are a part of our business model and it helps us stay in business.
We like to think that for an amusement center, we offer nice food and drinks. At the very least better than you would find at a Bowling Alley (aside from maybe Players or that one crazy place in Vancouver) and not as expensive as a movie theater.
HD REMIX PLATFORM
Versis has HD Remix on the PS3. However, people can bring HD Remix for the 360. All that said, I would like to know if people would prefer to have the HD Remix tournament on PS3 or 360. While most people seem to want SF4 to be on 360, I would still like to double check and make sure the voices of all HD Remix fans have a chance to be heard.
SPREAD THE WORD
The community wanted a tournament sooner and I think that’s great. But now the pressure is higher to spread the word. I hope the mini-communities like PSU crew, Tilt Crew (through word of mouth, I don’t want to diss on their business), Ground Kontrol crowd, etc… I hope everyone won’t mind helping spreading the word. Hopefully we’ll have flyers that can be passed around soon. Nothing too fancy, but something to let people know it’s happening.
The more people that attend this tournament, the better it is for everyone (well, maybe a bit more headache for NinjetiK). Two weeks isn’t much time for promoting, so get the word out ASAP
Whether it is before or after the tournament, there are a few places to hang out (before the super late night session). Here are a list of some places:
- Shari’s (Will need a car to get here. all ages all night)
- Red Robins (1.5 blocks away, all ages, closes around 11pm or midnight)
- Old Chicago Pizza (less than 1 mile away, could technically walk, all ages if not in the bar)
- Borders (1 block away. It’s not food, but maybe it’s food for thought)
- Starbucks (1.5 blocks away, all ages, closes early though)
And there are a lot of other places to hang out before 11pm. Gresham Station is a nice area. However, if everyone hangs out so much that Versis is left alone too long after hours, I don’t know how long I can keep the store open So if you want to play in the after-session late into the night, please make sure enough people are still in the store hehe.
MORE FIGHTING INTO THE NIGHT (The After-Party)
It is very likely that there will be a big playing session after the tournament that will go late into the night (maybe even morning). Versis will let all entrants play fighting games after the tournament is over.
Of course, the late night session will be free of charge to people who have already paid to get into the tournament. For people who were not in the tournament, but would like to play the late night session, the usual $6 fee for Fighting Night applies.
Furthermore, if anyone is interested in a Poker Night, we would love to host a special Poker Night after midnight. Please let us know if you would like to be in on that! Fat Bear knows what to expect at the Poker Sessions, if one is to occur. I would assume the buy in is the usual.
For people who cannot drive, this will be a big issue. It is very likely the tournament or event will finish after 11:30pm. At this point, taking the Max will be difficult or impossible.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A PLAN FOR TRANSPORTATION. I won’t be able to transport many people, and I will most likely have to be among the last to leave.
While it is a little bit possible that the late night session will go to 5am, I don’t even know if the Max starts running that early on a Saturday morning. And of course, it is possible the late night session, hosting tired tournament players, will just end at something like 2am.
So again, please have a plan for transportation! We want everyone to have a great tournament and perhaps even great times after the tournament!