I called around to the Walmarts looking for a place that actually was doing the tournaments. I finally found a place that was doing one and was told it would start at 6PM. After driving about 20 minutes there, they were just starting to set up the console and the game. After about it an hour (they had a female do it) they finally got the system set up and I thought they were going to start. And then they told me that some half assed lie about how they were just setting up the game for people to try it. It’s bullshit because they were sent a free copy of the game so that people could play the tournament on it and try to win it. And why would they go through all the trouble to set it up and then say something otherwise.
I checked back with another store that was unsure when they were going to run the tournament and they said they would have one at 11:15. I got there around 10:45 just in case and they said they weren’t going to start it until 12. I was the only person there and so they pretty much said you win by default. But then some other dude came and so we were just going to play one match to see who would get the game even though he didn’t stand a chance. And then like 4 or 5 more people entered at the last minute, most of which were actually employees of the store. But everyone that played were either mashers except for the guy who got there right after I did who was OK but just didn’t understand the system.
After the tournament I was handed my prize (the game and the cover) and the flyer for the 5,000 capcom unity points. One of the guys who was playing before must have made off with the flyer for the 20,000 points but luckily I remembered the code and was able to get all the credit.
The downside is since I got the copy that they used for the tournament, it’s the 360 version. But I have a PS Triple so I can’t even play it.