[Jun 30, 2012] Windy City Showdown Prime at Nickel City: Battle 4 (Northbrook, IL)


#1

I Play Games and Nickel City present
Windy City Showdown Prime
Saturday, June 30th: Four to Score

Nickel City
555 Waukegan Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
847-559-8727
www.nickelcitygames.com

We’re back after a short break. UFGT was a success, but EVO still looms. There are brave men knocking at our door. Let’s go expose them!

The Tournaments: Seven (that’s right, seven!) will be held, in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat 9, King of Fighters XIII, Street Fighter x Tekken,** Skullgirls**, and, of course, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown. More tournaments may be added for other games (Soul Calibur V, HD Remix, Guilty Gear XXAC, Blazblue, etc.) if there is enough interest. Just tell me what you want to hold a tournament for and I’ll add it to this post. But be warned, tournaments will be dropped if not enough people sign-up, and that goes for the originally planned tournaments too.

The Setups: PLEASE BRING EQUIPMENT! If you have a system, game disc, or cables and you can bring them to the event, please do. We want to make sure we have enough set-ups for both the tournament matches as well as casuals. Be sure to bring your own stick or pad as well.

The Systems: All Capcom games will be held on Xbox 360. All non-Capcom games will be held on PS3.

The Price: All tournaments are $10 to enter. There is also a venue fee of $2, which is paid upon entering Nickel City.

The Payout: The top 25% of people who enter will be paid. Here’s how the payout scale works, along with pot bonuses:
[LIST]
[]8-12 entrants - 1st place: 55% of pot, 2nd place: 27.5%, 3rd place: 17.5%
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]13-16 entrants - 1st: 50% of remaining pot*, 2nd: 30%, 3rd: 20%, 4th: Entry fee - $20 pot bonus
[]17-24 entrants - 1st: 50% of remaining pot, 2nd: 30%, 3rd: 20%, 4th: Entry fee + $5, 5th/6th: Entry fee - $40 pot bonus
[]25-32 entrants - 1st: 50% of remaining pot, 2nd: 30%, 3rd: 20%, 4th: Entry fee + $10, 5th/6th: Entry fee + $5, 7th/8th: Entry fee - $70 pot bonus
[]33-48 entrants - 1st: 50% of remaining pot, 2nd: 30%, 3rd: 20%, 4th: Entry fee + $15, 5th/6th: Entry fee + $10, 7th/8th: Entry fee + $5, 9th-12th: Entry fee - $130 pot bonus
[/LIST]
And so on.

  • “Remaining pot” means the pot after all places 4th and lower have been paid out.
    ** If a tournament has fewer than 8 entrants, then it may still be held if everyone involved is still interested. In these cases, 2nd place will receive their entry fee back, and 1st place will be paid all of the remaining pot. If the event cannot be held, either due to lack of entrants or lack of interest in participating in the smaller tournament, money will be refunded.

The Schedule (RECENTLY UPDATED!!! UMvC3 moved to 8:45pm, SFxT back to 10pm):
6:00 pm - Venue available
6:45 pm - Sign-up starts for all tournaments
7:20 pm - Sign-up ends for SSF4: AE12 and Skullgirls
7:30 pm - SSF4: AE12 and Skullgirls tournaments begin
8:35 pm - Sign-up ends for UMvC3 and KoFXIII
8:45 pm - UMvC3 and KoFXIII tournaments begin
9:50 pm - Sign-up ends for MK9, VF5:FS, and SFxT
10:00 pm - SFxT, MK9, and VF5:FS tournaments begin

Early Sign-up: If you do not think that you will be able to make it to the venue on time or you would just prefer to have your name entered early, please notify the tournament organizer ahead of time (see below) so you will be entered into the bracket.

The Volunteers: We will need volunteers to help out with the duty of running brackets. Please contact the tournament organizer (see below) if you are willing to volunteer. Take note that if you are entered into a tournament, you will not be permitted to run the bracket for that tournament unless there is another volunteer–possibly also entered into the same tournament–available to assist you.

The Rules: The rules for the six tournaments are as follows:

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v. 2012
Double elimination, best of 3 games; winners, losers, grand finals are best of 5 games
Losing player can change character and/or ultra; Winning player can change ultra, cannot change character
Blanka Alternate Costume 3 is banned

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Double elimination, best of 5 games
Losing player can change team; Winning player cannot change team
Players may opt to select Bonne Wonderland or Shield Air Show for stage
Infinites are not banned, but if you try for one and drop it, we will all laugh at you.

Street Fighter x Tekken
Double elimination, best of 3 games; grand finals best of 5 games
Losing player can change team; Winning player cannot change team
Gems are banned

Mortal Kombat 9
Double elimination, best of 3 games; winners, losers, grand finals are best of 5 games
Losing player can change character or stage, but not both; Winning player cannot change character or stage.
Kratos is banned
Kratos stage and Street stage are banned
All combat codes are banned, apart from No Blood (900 900), which is encouraged

King of Fighters XIII
Double elimination, best of 3 games; grand finals best of 5 games
Losing player can change team and/or order; Winning player can change order, cannot change team, and only if the losing player opts to change his team or order
Purgatory stage is banned

Skullgirls
Double elimination, best of 3 games; grand finals are best of 5 games
Losing player can change team, order, and/or assists; Winning player can change assists, cannot change team or order

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
Double elimination, best of 3 games; winners, losers, grand finals are best of 5 games
Losing player can change character or stage, but not both; Winning player cannot change character or stage
Dural is banned

General Rules
PS3 Dualshock Wireless controllers are permitted only with a connecting cord and with the understanding that they must remain off when they are not being used. If any irregularities or disputes occur, the players involved should attempt to resolve them among themselves. If they cannot, only then may it be referred to the tournament organizer.

The Tech: Dannkk will be on site at the event providing dual mods to those in need.

The Stream: Stream will be provided by Callisto: www.twitch.tv/bgcallisto

The Pizza: For people attending the tournament, Nickel City is offering a special deal: A one-topping slice of pizza and a small fountain drink for just $3! Mmmm, that’s good eatin’!

The Tournament Organizers:
Max aka CurlyW (Phone 301-404-0316, E-mail maxwasserman@gmail.com, Twitter @maxwasserman)
Domingo aka Tactics (Phone 630-433-6979, E-mail domingoayala3@gmail.com, Twitter @WCS_Tactics)

If you have any questions or concerns about the event, please contact one of the tournament organizers.

Hope to see everyone there. And no clown questions, bro.


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#2

Judging by lack of MK attendance recently, I want to pre-reg for MK9. If all goes as planned, I win!


#3

On the off chance that I can swing 10-12+ for BB:CSE would it be a major issue to add it in?

edit: may or may not qualify as clown question


#4

I think I will secretly enter another game for once.


#5

I’d enter BB:CSE if Michigan showed up like they said they would.


#6

BACON STRIPS!!! I WILL BE IN THERE LIKE B!+&$# WASSUP!!!


#7

If im not at a wedding that weekend ill be there. If I come, want to do a Divekick side tournament?


#8

no, I just happen to have a totally unrelated erection


#9

I might be able to come but my brother is coming into town then so I am not sure.


#10

Weeeee lawyer :smiley:


#11

Nevermind im totally at a wedding that day. ><


#12

Always the busy man Keits.


#13

Shame. Looks like DiveKick regionals will have to be in July.


#14

Next stop: Regionals!

Also, yeah, if you think you can get 8 people for BB:CSEX (which I just realized also spells BBC SEX), then sure, I’ll run it.


#15

yep. You caught onto us there anime game players. We put euphemisms in our titles to make the game sound funny. Like AquaPizza.


#16

something something aquapizza-ass pun


#17

I now know why I subconsciously decided to preorder that game.


#18

Can someone house three dudes after the tournament?


#19

I can accommodate you guys if needed.


#20

MAJOR UPDATES REGARDING THIS TOURNAMENT

Due to an expected high turnout for UMvC3 and an expected non-existant turnout for SFxT, I have amended the schedule.

The Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament will now start at 8:45 pm, with sign-ups ending 15 minutes prior (8:30 pm)

Meanwhile, Street Fighter x Tekken, if enough people sign-up, will now start at 10 pm with sign-ups ending at 9:45.

Please be aware of this! I’d hate for somebody to miss the tournament because they didn’t check this post. So tell everybody you know that plans to come.

Also, regarding infinites, they’re in for now. But anybody who tries for an infinite and drops it will have to put on a funny hat.