Season 2 starts up in two weeks.
GAMES: Capcom vs SNK 2, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
DATE: Every 2nd Friday starting May 18th (Check the GTASF Tourney Calandar)
RANBAT SESSION: Four Months
FORMAT: 2/3 Falls Single Elimination. There is a MANDATORY 8 player requirement in effect. The format is to create a quick environment for the tournaments so players can get back to either casual or regular friday evening plans.
ENTRY: There is a one time $10 fee PER GAME to enter the ranbats. After that you only pay for your games. The entries will be held by ORBIT management until the end of the RanBat session.
POINT SYSTEM: 1st = 10 points, 2nd = 7 points, 3rd = 5 points, 4th = 3 points. The points not only go towards overall ranking but determine ranks at the next tournament two weeks later.
PRIZE PAYOUT: The $10 entry fee will go into a prize pool. The pooled money will be given out at the end of the RanBat session in a 70/20/10 distribution.
This thread will be updated through the four month period.
A few lessons were learned from the first RanBat season:
ORBIT staff can not be trusted to hold collected money. I would suggest the tournament director hold the envelope and have someone sign off for it every RanBat session if new money has been added.
While a fun idea, using a Team Tournament format contributing to single points will not be permitted this season. With 3rd Strike being the only game where this idea was put to use, I think it’s in the best interest of the players to make the next RanBat (3.0) all teams from start to finish as a change of pace.
The up and down situation with CvS2 and Alpha 3 showed there isn’t enough sustained interest in those games over the course of four months. As such, CvS2 will have an eight player rule in effect on the first week and if the players do not come out for it on the first day, the tournament will be scrapped.
Dogberry will be removing Super Turbo and Alpha 3 from ORBIT within the next couple of weeks. They were a very generous donation, of which we are all very appreciative. With their impending removal, Alpha 3 was removed from the RanBat list as there’s no certainty that it will remain at ORBIT over the span of the season.
Good luck to everyone in the upcoming season.