Been in talks with a venue here in town about holding a tourney and I’ve got a few questions. First time running one but I know some of the basic stuff, anyway:
I’ve always been confused about how grand finals brackets are set up and I asked what the general lay out is (2 out of 3, best of series, series is reset). I was told that there’s no wrong way to go about it and it’s up to the tourney organizer to decide this, but I’d like to run things in the way people are most familiar. During grand finals, I always hear the series got reset and I guess that means the whoever won losers finals beat the guy who won winners and it’s the first time he lost. To do this, losers guy beat winners in 2 out of 3 and they do another set to decide the winner, otherwise if winners guy beat losers in a 2 out of 3, tourney would be over, am I correct? Or is there any other method to this like grand finals is decided by best 3 out of 5 sets of 2 out of 3 matches, or did I just make that up?
I’d like to run ST HD Remix since I see it still gets tourney play, but I’ve heard about all the bad press it’s gotten from the fans. I know HD Remix has a mode that lets you play the original arcade version and a friend told me it’s actually the Dreamcast version of the game. A few years ago I went to a tourney playing the game on Dreamcast and a lot of guys said it was the closest version to the original arcade. So, why not play THAT INSTEAD??? Same friend didn’t really give me a straight answer, something along the lines of people are more familiar with HD Remix now. Will run Remix if that’s what people want, but why not go with the lesser of two evils?
Finally, short question. What tourney software do people usually use when making brackets?