Windy City Showdown and Nickel City present
Windy City Showdown Prime
Saturday, March 17th: March Madness
555 Waukegan Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
The big tournament is back! New venue. New night. More games. More payouts. And now with ranking points. Let’s put the Midwest on the map.
The Tournaments: Five will be held, in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat 9, King of Fighters XIII, and Street Fighter x Tekken. More may be added for other games (Soul Calibur V, Skullgirls, Guilty Gear XXAC) if there is enough interest.
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: The SSF4: AE12 and UMvC3 tournaments are $15 to enter. The MK9, KoFXIII, and SFxT tournaments are $10 to enter.
The Payout [NEW!!!]: Payout has been specially designed in order to pay out the Top 25% of people who enter. How it will work is as follows:
12 or fewer entrants - 1st place: 50% of pot, 2nd place: 30%, 3rd place: 20%
13-16 entrants - 1st: 50% of remaining pot*, 2nd: 30%, 3rd: 20%, 4th: Entry fee
17-24 entrants - 1st: 50% of remaining pot, 2nd: 30%, 3rd: 20%, 4th: Entry fee + $5, 5th/6th: Entry fee
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
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
And so on. Note that the “*” for remaining pot means the pot after all places 4th and lower have been paid out.
To make things more enticing, I’ll be throwing in some money of my own into the pot. I’ll be adding an additional $30 for SSF4 and UMvC3, and an addition $20 for SFxT, MK, and KoFXIII. And if a game should happen to get 32 or more entrants, I’ll double the pot bonus for that game.
Also, as a special bonus for the SFxT tournament, the winner will receive a complimentary dual mod courtesty of Chicago’s own Dannkk.
The Schedule (Subject to Change):
6:00 pm - Venue available
6:45 pm - Sign-up starts for all tournaments
7:20 pm - Sign-up ends for SSF4: AE12 and MK9
7:30 pm - SSF4: AE12 and MK9 tournaments begin
8:35 pm - Sign-up ends for SFxT and KoFXIII
8:45 pm - SFxT and KoF XIII tournaments begin
9:50 pm - Sign-up ends for UMvC3
10:00 pm - UMvC3 tournament begins
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: All tournaments are double elimination. Matches are best 2 out of 3 games format. After a game, the losing player may change his character(s). The winning player play may not change his character(s), though he may change his Ultra (in SSF4) or his order (in KoFXIII). Winners, losers, an grand finals will be best 3 out of 5 games, except for KoF, where they will remain 2 out of 3. In SSF4: AE, Blanka’s 3rd alternate costume is banned. In UMvC3, players may opt to select Bonne Wonderland for the stage. In MK9, Kratos, Kratos’ Stage, and the Street Stage are banned. Also for MK, all Kombat Kodes are banned except for No Blood (900 900), which is encouraged. In KoFXIII, the all-white purgatory stage is banned. In SFxT, gems are banned. 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 [NEW!!!]: Dannkk will be on site at the event providing dual mods to those in need.
The Stream: Stream will be provided by the amazing Medina4Life: www.twitch.tv/medina4life
The Tournament Organizers:
Max aka CurlyW (Phone 301-404-0316, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter @maxwasserman)
Domingo aka Tactics (Phone 630-433-6979, E-mail email@example.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. It’ll be Limsane.