Lake Erie Summer Slam – Cleveland, OH – Saturday, June 26, 2010
**Why: **The release of Super SFIV gives us the perfect time to host Cleveland’s first event-oriented tournament in five long years. We hope to see all the familiar traveling faces, plus give many Cleveland players their first chance to experience the drama and saltiness of tournament play.
We’re bringing back the arcade glory days as well with arcade-cabinet events, all in a unique, class, spacious venue, and run by a Cleveland staff with years of experience as both players and major-tournament organizers. Special events are in store as well – more on this later.
**Where: **Fox & Hound Sports Restaurant (8735 Day Drive - Parma, OH 44129, 440-842-8840).
Venue pics – we have the entire south and west areas reserved. We have access to a large projection screen in our area to show Capcom and Season’s Beatings entertainment all day and night.
If you pre-pay by Sunday, June 20, 11:59 p.m.
A: Your venue is $8.
B: Your trip to the appetizer table is GUARANTEED no matter when you get to the tournament.
Also please don’t get confused – this is not all-you-can-eat. We are paying per person so in effect everyone should be getting the same $10 worth of food.
If you do not pre-register you are not guaranteed free food.
ALSO, if you pre-PAY, you will be seeded in advance of the tournament because we will be able to make part of the brackets in advance for SSFIV (and all the games we receive $$ for).
How can you pay?**
A: Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org). SEND AS A GIFT so we do not incur FURTHER fees on this tournament. If you are unclear as how to use Paypal and send cash from the personal tab as a gift, let us know and we’ll help you. You must include your name, SRK handle, venue fee and games being played. If you forget something I will get try to get back to you ASAP but please take your time and send it right the first time
B: See me in person on a Cleveland fight night (Wednesdays).
C: If you want to pre-pay and are outside of Cleveland, but absolutely cannot with Paypal and can’t get someone to do it for you, contact me and we’ll see what we can work out.
- As part of the tournament, players have access to the event menu with other dining choices. We will have dedicated servers, as well.*
Official games: (start times TBD)
Tournament pot split is 70/20/10, excepting Smash (TBD by Smash director) and NBA Jam/WWF (80/20 splits). Double elimination. This is BYOC, but if you really need someone’s stick you can probably find someone willing to loan you one. I will have a sanwa-powered Agetec for use in Marvel for those of you only with next-gen sticks.
**Super Street Fighter IV **(360) – $10 entry (will start first, possibly 1:30 p.m.)
Super Street Fighter IV - 2 vs. 2 Team Tournament(360) – $10/team (will start following SSFIV singles)
Tekken 6 (Playstation 3) – $5 entry
**Street Fighter 2: HD Remix **(360) – $5 entry
**Marvel vs. Capcom 2 **(DC) – $5 entry
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) – TBD
NBA Jam, 2 on 2 teams (Arcade) – $2/team
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (Arcade)-- $5 entry (+$50 bonus for 1st)
WWF Wrestlefest, 2 on 2 teams (Arcade) – $2/team. This is a simple, fast, fun game anyone can pick up and play.
Side events to be run in BYOConsole area as time/demand allows. The interested players will run them, not tourney staff.
**Guilty Gear: AC+ **
SSFIV - default everything
**Tekken 6 - **no bans. 60 seconds, 3/5 rounds, random stage
SF2:HDR – Akuma banned
MvC2 - no game-breaking glitches. Juggs glitch allowed. Winner keeps same order but can switch-glitch
Brawl - TBD (supplied by King~, Smash director)
NBA Jam - Two quarters of play (roughly 5-minute games). Only codes allowed are shot display %, Big Head mode. Accidental input of an illegal code results in game restart and a warning, twice = DQ. Because secret characters do not have altered stats despite what GameFAQs says, they are legal (e.g. Mark Turmell, Carlton, etc.). Auto-assist ON. No Secret Tank Game play during tournament
UMK3 - default everything, no codes that affect gameplay (“No Blocking”, “Unlimited Run”, etc., but “Throwing Encouraged” would be OK)
Wrestlefest - game defaults, no bans
Possible side tournaments: Xmen vs. Street Fighter (arcade), KOF 2002UM, Alpha 2 Gold, Alpha 3 (arcade)
This is a big place for a regional event, and our area is not physically closed off or constricting players to a small area. Large, free parking lot. Also features billiards, big-screen TVs and darts, and a great house draft beer called Amber Fox.
We might have a Japanese-style candy cab there as well with genuine Capcom CPS2 fighters – no MAME. Nothing matches the intensity of battling shoulder-to-shoulder with an opponent, no matter if it’s dollars or pride on the line.
Chris “Ghaleon” and Harmon “nomrah” – co-directors
John “Nash/sflegend” – Tekken director and support
King~ – Smash director
Special thanks to Eric “chunblue” who if possible is providing Japanese candy cab for Capcom fighters; to Tim Static for bringing his UMK3 from Columbus; and to all locals and travelers who will be able to provide TVs and hardware; AND YOU
We’re really excited to be running this in Cleveland this summer. Please PM me or Harmon if you have any questions, or get at me on Facebook preferably (Chris Ghaleon). More as our events develop. Please let me know what side games you’d like to see as well help us support the smaller games. Thanks everyone for considering making the trip, it should be a great time!
If we can get a decent prize for both Wrestlefest/NBA Jam, I might just make them free to promote people playing them and give the people just coming to pay for an SSFIV tourney something else to do.