GameWorks Seattle, WA FightClub Tournament April 24th - 26th over $1000 prize pool


#1

Hello Seattle Players

GameWorks is holding another FightClub Tournament this time in Seattle on April 24th - 26th.

I will post the web sign-up information when I get it, which should be before April 10th

The poll is closed since GameWorks has already decided which games to use, but you can still vote if you like.

Here are the official rules.

PRE-REGISTRATION: Opens April 10th thru April 25th

  1. All players must register for the GameWorks FightClub Tournament by filling out a sign-up form and Stop by the Seattle GameWorks location and present your form along with payment for the tournament games that you would like to participate in to complete the registration process.
    a. Players are allowed to signup and participate in both tournaments
  2. Pre-Registration begins on April 10th and is open until April 24th. Any applications sent to GameWorks Seattle before this time will not be accepted.
  3. The first 64 players to sign-up and complete the registration process will be registered for each tournament game.
  4. Late/Emergency entries may be accepted at the sole discretion of GameWorks. These players will be placed into any open/available slots regardless of their relationships to others (e.g. four players from Spokane that are allowed to register late/the day of the tournament may be thrown into the same bracket).

Cost to Play:
Players will register for each Tournament game. Each Tournament Entry for either game cost = $10.00
** Tickets are Non-Transferable, and may not be used outside of Tournament **

Schedule of Tournament Games:
Tournament Location: GameWorks, Seattle, WA
Games: The games will be set on Free Play and available to play on Friday from 5pm until 11am for those players that have completed the registration process. This is your chance to get use to the controls.

Tournament Game: Marvel Vs Capcom 2
Player Slots: 64 ? Double Elimination
Tournament Play: Saturday April 25th 2009 from 11am to 6pm
Tournament Semi-Finals / Finals: Saturday April 25th starting at 7pm ? 10pm

Tournament Game: Street Fighter 4
Player Slots: 64 ? Double Elimination
Tournament Play: Sunday April 26th 2009 from 11am to 6pm
Tournament Semi-Finals / Finals: Sunday April 26th starting at 7pm ? 10pm

Prizes per Tournament Game:
1st Place = $500 + 8 Hours in Free Play Cards
2nd Place = $100 + 6 Hours in Free Play Cards
3rd Place = $50 + 4 Hours in Free Play Cards
4th Place = $25 + 2 Hours Free Play Cards
5th Place thru 8th Place will get a 1 Hour Free Play Card

Tournament Play:

  1. Players must choose a character for the game and stick with that character through out the Tournament Play, Semi-Finals and Final play.
  2. Tournament Play will consist of 8 Groups of an 8 player double elimination tournament until 2 winners are crowned from each group. A winner and a winner from the looser bracket.
    Players Sign-IN starts at 10am and are allowed to practice on cabinets until Group 1 starts.
    a. Group 1 will start play at 11am
    b. Group 2 will start play at 12 ? Noon
    c. Group 3 will start play at 1 pm
    d. Group 4 will start play at 2 pm
    e. Group 5 will start play at 3 pm
    f. Group 6 will start play at 4 pm
    g. Group 7 will start play at 5 pm
    h. Group 8 will start play at 6 pm
    i. Between each round of play there should be about 10-15 minutes of time for the next group to practice on the cabinet before their round of play begins.
  3. The player?s position in the Tournament Play will be randomly determined by a computer. These qualifying positions are each players? SEEDING for the remainder of the Tournament play.
  4. The winner of each match will be determined by the best 2 out of 3 rounds in the game. If you are unavailable when your match is called you will be disqualified.

Semi Finals:
The top 16 players from the Tournament Play will compete in the Semi-Finals Tournament on Saturday or Sunday from 7pm to 9pm.

  1. Semi-Finals will consist of 2 Groups of an 8 player double elimination tournament until 2 winners are crowned from each group. One 8 player group will be from all the winners the other group will be from all the losers.
    a. Losers Group will start play at 7 pm
    b. Winners Group will start play at 8 pm
    c. Between 6pm and 7pm players are allowed to practice on the games before the Semi-Finals begin.
  2. Players are seeded in a new double elimination bracket. The player?s position in the Semi-Final tournament will be randomly determined by a computer. These positions are each players? SEEDING for the remainder of the Semi-Final play.
  3. The winner of each match will be determined by the best 2 out of 3 rounds in the game. If you are unavailable when your match is called you will be disqualified.

Finals:
The top 4 players from the Semi-Finals round will compete in the Finals Tournament on Saturday or Sunday starting at 9pm.

  1. Finals will consist of a 4 player double elimination tournament until a winner is crowned.
  2. Players are seeded in a new double elimination bracket. The player?s position in the Final tournament will be randomly determined by a computer.
  3. The winner of each match will be determined by the best 2 out of 3 rounds in the game. If you are unavailable when your match is called you will be disqualified.

Have a good day
Brian


#2

How could it be anything but Marvel? This is Seattle.


#3

Marvel definitely. You can make a bracket work no matter how many people enter, so I would suggest no limit on players slots, and just encourage as many people to sign up as possible.


#4

Thanks for the feedback BrentoBox

I have no problem setting slots of 32, 64, or 128, but I can not do a progressive pot. Reason why is GameWorks is a corporate entity so it has to follow the Washington State laws, its not a simple arcade shop otherwise I would do exactly that.

I want to give everybody a chance to sign up and play, but at the same time this is GameWorks first event in Seattle so they do want to play it safe.

I was thinking a 64 slot of MvC2 and if we have enough players run a second tournament that has either 64, or 32 slots. This way I can maximize the number of players without violating Washington state laws.


#5

I sure hope those controls are in tip-top shape come tournament time. Seattle Marvel breaks stuff in warm-ups.


#6

I will make sure all game controllers buttons, etc are brought up to tournament standards, we did the same thing for the Tempe tournament that just happened last weekend.

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=179251

Although we are not going to use the same format. Standard single game tournament with double elimination bracket.


#7

I’m pretty sure Marvel is going to beat out Third Strike.


#8

hey brian! whos throwing this tourney? is like a gameworks sanctioned thing? ive been trying so long to get tournies at gameworks, to no avail. sf4 is gonna be rough to get people whove picked console exclusives as mains. the turn out will still be huge though.


#9

yay

hmph. how the hell did i not see this thread earlier…

anyway, its about goddamn time gw.

also, i wouldn’t bother with a tekken tournament, unless it is tekken 6.

just my 2 cents


#10

You know deep down inside,… you crave 5.0.


#11

the tekken cabinet is outdated since its 5.0 but at least theres 2 cabinets so you could run 2 matches at once and there are controller ports on the side so you can bring your own controller or joystick and cant blame anything on the cabinet. however i dont think the turn out would be that great on a 5.0 tourney. get that mvc2 cabinet up and that’ll probably be your best bet cuz 3s doesnt have a big calling around here either. maybe check the weekly or monthly sacoa report and see which fighter besides sf4 pulls in the mosts plays/cash


#12

For this event do I need to sign up somewhere? Or just be there on those dates?


#13

There’s going to actually be an official tourney at GW? Craziness.


#14

What’s the fees and stuff for entering?


#15

when will the games be announce?
(the ones that will be at the tourney)
cause no one is trying to drive up there
if their game isn’t up and running.


#16

Sorry for the late reply.

The final tournament setup for Seattle GameWorks FightClub will be

Street Fighter 4 - 64 Player Bracket Double Elimination

Marvel Vs Capcom - 64 Player Bracket Double Elimination

April 24th thru the 26th

Over a $1000 in total prizes, plus other cool stuff.

My next post will be the official rules and prizes and how to register and all that other fun stuff.

Have a good day
Brian


#17

All right guys, here are the official rules and fun stuff. The online pre-registration is not setup yet, and will not work until April 10th.

I am going to do another thread that has this same info in the Northwest Discussion and Matchmaking.

PRE-REGISTRATION: Opens April 10th thru April 25th

  1. All players must register for the GameWorks FightClub Tournament by filling out a sign-up form and either:
    a. Stop by the Seattle GameWorks location and present your form along with payment for the tournament games that you would like to participate in to complete the registration process.
    b. Apply Online at www.GameWorks.com and enter your registration info. Seattle GameWorks will then call you to verify your information and arrange payment by credit card or debit card to complete the registration process.
    c. Players are allowed to sign-up and participate in both tournaments
  2. Pre-Registration begins on April 10th and is open until April 25th. Any applications sent to GameWorks Seattle before this time will not be accepted.
  3. The first 64 players to sign-up and complete the registration process will be registered for each tournament game.
  4. Late/Emergency entries may be accepted at the sole discretion of GameWorks. These players will be placed into any open/available slots regardless of their relationships to others (e.g. four players from Spokane that are allowed to register late/the day of the tournament may be thrown into the same bracket).

Cost to Play:
Players will register for each Tournament game. Each Tournament Entry for either game cost = $10.00
** Tickets are Non-Transferable, and may not be used outside of Tournament **

Schedule of Tournament Games:
Tournament Location: GameWorks, Seattle, WA
Games: The games will be set on Free Play and available to play on Friday from 5pm until 11am for those players that have completed the registration process. This is your chance to get use to the controls.

Tournament Game: Marvel Vs Capcom 2
Player Slots: 64 Double Elimination
Tournament Play: Saturday April 25th 2009 from 11am to 6pm
Tournament Semi-Finals / Finals: Saturday April 25th starting at 7pm 10pm

Tournament Game: Street Fighter 4
Player Slots: 64 Double Elimination
Tournament Play: Sunday April 26th 2009 from 11am to 6pm
Tournament Semi-Finals / Finals: Sunday April 26th starting at 7pm 10pm

Prizes per Tournament Game:
1st Place = $500 + 8 Hours in Free Play Cards
2nd Place = $100 + 6 Hours in Free Play Cards
3rd Place = $50 + 4 Hours in Free Play Cards
4th Place = $25 + 2 Hours Free Play Cards
5th Place thru 8th Place will get a 1 Hour Free Play Card

Tournament Play:

  1. Players must choose a character for the game and stick with that character through out the Tournament Play, Semi-Finals and Final play.
  2. Tournament Play will consist of 8 Groups of an 8 player double elimination tournament until 2 winners are crowned from each group. A winner and a winner from the looser bracket.
    a. Group 1 will start play at 11am
    b. Group 2 will start play at 12 Noon
    c. Group 3 will start play at 1 pm
    d. Group 4 will start play at 2 pm
    e. Group 5 will start play at 3 pm
    f. Group 6 will start play at 4 pm
    g. Group 7 will start play at 5 pm
    h. Group 8 will start play at 6 pm
    i. Between each round of play there should be about 10-15 minutes of time for the next group to practice on the cabinet before their round of play begins.
  3. The players position in the Tournament Play will be randomly determined by a computer. These qualifying positions are each players SEEDING for the remainder of the Tournament play.
  4. The winner of each match will be determined by the best 2 out of 3 rounds in the game. If you are unavailable when your match is called you will be disqualified.

Semi Finals:
The top 16 players from the Tournament Play will compete in the Semi-Finals Tournament on Saturday or Sunday (depending on the game) from 7pm to 9pm.

  1. Semi-Finals will consist of 2 Groups of an 8 player double elimination tournament until 2 winners are crowned from each group. One 8 player group will be from all the winners the other group will be from all the losers.
    a. Losers Group will start play at 7 pm
    b. Winners Group will start play at 8 pm
    c. Between 6pm and 7pm players are allowed to practice on the games before the Semi-Finals begin.
  2. Players are seeded in a new double elimination bracket. The players position in the Semi-Final tournament will be randomly determined by a computer. These positions are each players SEEDING for the remainder of the Semi-Final play.
  3. The winner of each match will be determined by the best 2 out of 3 rounds in the game. If you are unavailable when your match is called you will be disqualified.

Finals:
The top 4 players from the Semi-Finals round will compete in the Finals Tournament on Saturday or Sunday (depending on the game) starting at 9pm.

  1. Finals will consist of a 4 player double elimination tournament until a winner is crowned.
  2. Players are seeded in a new double elimination bracket. The players position in the Final tournament will be randomly determined by a computer.
  3. The winner of each match will be determined by the best 2 out of 3 rounds in the game. If you are unavailable when your match is called you will be disqualified.

#18

You know, this is the type of shit that should have happened at the very least five years ago. I will be signing up though.


#19

Sucks to be me, wanted to play SFIV, but I work sundays.


#20

i’m looking forward to it.
quick question so is MVC2
going to be played on actual cabinets
or on dreamcast, if it’s going to be on
dreamcast, are you guys providing sticks
or do we have to brink our own?