I’m hosting a tournament of my own soon and I was wondering what I should expect for time.
It’s going to be a double elimination tournament, and 2 rounds to win.
With 32 people, how long would something like this take (on average)
With some relatively fuzzy math I came up with around 2 and a half hours. Is this accurate?
hahaha well it depends on how many games you play and how many ppl show up for those games…and then there is video game time which means all your tournaments are gonna start late(between 30 mins and 2 hours) cuz your gonna have straggerls showin up at the last min and tryin to get ppl to quit casuals can be a pain. the shortest tourny i ever went to lasted about 6 hours the longest prob around 13 or 14.
is this arcade? console? what game and where? i mean tournaments dont always run smooth so it can take many hours. i go to tournaments every chance i can (local arcade tournies) and it usually takes hours. getting people to be on time/waiting for your next opponent/people go out to eat/you just cant find them all the time things will add up. 2 and a hour hour tourny for a 32 man double elim has never happened from my experience hah.
How many games are you running?
How many people are signed up for each game?
How long do you plan to let them play casuals? (this is typically where things get off schedule)
Also make sure your venue is ready to go with all of your set-ups within an hour of everyone getting in. Any organizer will tell you that tourneys NEVER go as planned, just make sure you’re able to cover any problems need they arise.
i dont really see casuals being a problem. where i have played arcade tournaments (ai and denjin) we just let them know that we are running a tournament and they just get off.
i mean you should ask the people going to your tournament. a lot of people dont like singl elim. i mean i myself like double elim rather than single but thats just me. some ppl prefer it some dont. if you have the time to i would say it is worth it to do double elim and i would say if you have money hungry people entering the tourny they will probably be pissed if it were single elim. ask the players around though get an overall opinion is probably best
Gotcha, The only thing I think that could really be done for that (Because of time constraints) would be just sign people up as they arrive, let them do casuals while waiting for others, so when the last people sign up, they can do casuals whilst waiting for their turn.
It’s not perfect, but the time constraints make it so.
You need more than 1 set up for tournament play. If all you are going to have is 1 tournament set up and 1 casual I would get rid of the causal set up. It’s going to take you atleast 3 hours if you run it on 2 tv’s and that’s if everyone stays right next to you while you are calling out names. Poeple leaving to get food or goto take a shit always hold up tournaments. Also will you have any other tournament games at this tournament you plan to throw? This will also add more time to your tournament. Get the # of people attending + how many games you will have at your tournament and how many are playing in multiple games. That will give you a better view on how long the tournament will run.