This was a marathon…
STREET FIGHTER III: 3RD STRIKE TEAM TOURNAMENT (10 Teams)
1st - Team Last Boss (Nika KO/Shikyo/HoldDat)
2nd - Team OCV (Surewin/Knarxed/Kamina)
3rd - Team Tourney Directors (Gazebo/Nagata Lock II/Shodokan123)
4th - Team RAWR (Commonsense/Karn/Deviljin01)
5th - Team Hobo (Yeah Dood 120%/RPD Rookie/RushedDown)
5th - Team TOSF (MythicExile/Gaijinblaze/Chun)
7th - Team Space Monkey
7th - Team Couldn’t Find A Partner
9th - Team Main Event
9th - Team Air Keeper Jin
OK there’s a lot to cover so let’s get to it.
The biggest issue was that people don’t know how to follow simple instructions. I leave specific rules on the first page of the thread and people just randomly decide they’re going to do whatever they want. I specificy MAME 119 with Nov 1 client and I get people complaining they can’t use NFBA or they don’t think 117 is going to work or they’re using Sept 15 or Feb 11 Kaillera client. So we end up running matches that take FOREVER because people can’t do what they’re told and everyone is running around looking for links to kaillera clients and emulators when that should have been taken care of over a month ago.
The next issue was people bailing on their teams. I had 8 teams locked up just before the 9:00pm start time but 11 players in the channel who are missing their last partners. Then you run into situations where people are pleading to wait or pleading with other people to team up. Leave it to say I will never allow that situation again, even if it means we end up with 4 teams instead of 14. It simply isn’t worth the hassle.
Connection problems. If you know you can’t connect via P2P then don’t bother joining the tournament. There are obviously going to be cases where something abnormal comes up but there were multiple occasions where the same players were calling for public server because they can’t P2P. It’d save me and the other players a lot of time if you just didn’t join. I’d love to see everyone get in but if you know you can’t, don’t waste everyone’s time.
On a happier note, I’d like to thank Shodokan123 for helping me direct in the early stages of the tournament. I’d also like to thank everyone that came out for this thing. At one point we had 36 people in the channel either in teams or looking to join. If we had that kind of turnout for singles I’d be the happiest director you can find online.
I’d also like to thank everyone who actually… thanked me for running it. This was not an easy tournament by any means. I hope everyone had fun despite the time burned.
Next tournament is singles on Sunday March 16th.