[May 18, 2013] East Coast Throwdown V (Morristown, NJ)

Ladies and gentlemen, Joe “iloveu” Ciaramelli (AKA Long Island Joe) and John
"SweetJohnnyCage" Gallagher are proud to present:

East Coast Throwdown V




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East Coast Throwdown 4 was easily the most fun we’ve ever had at a tournament. The energy in that room was simply electrifying throughout the entire weekend. From the intense exhibitions between OMG itz Andre vs Unk0wn and RayRay vs Fanatiq to the nail-biting finals between Justin Wong and RayRay. And that was just Marvel!

ECT4 also marked the first tournament with international presence from Asia. AverMedia’s GamerBee was in attendance last year and proved to be quite the threat in every game he entered. It was truly an honor to be able to host a legendary player such as Bruce and we’d be happy to welcome anyone from around the world to our event.

Joe and I were really pleased with the way ECT4 was run. We finally have systems in place to make sure everything runs as efficiently as possible with minimal delay. Our pre-registration system worked flawlessly and about 90% of you guys saved yourselves some dough and registered early. This allowed us to start on time and finish early. We received awesome feedback from the community and we’re more than pleased to be bringing ECTV to you guys. We hope everyone who came last year will come back again for more spine-tingling excitement. The stuff we currently have in the planning stages has, and I quote from Joe himself, “the energy to bring back Jesus”. So ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, we’re ecstatic to present East Coast Throwdown V!


Hyatt Morristown
3 Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 647-1234


To get to the hotel using mass transit, please take the Morristown Train Line from Penn Station in New York to the Morristown station.


HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE @ http://ecthrowdown.com/hotel/



We will be using the same ultra-efficient pool system we used at ECT4. By ensuring that around 16 or 32 (depending on the game) people are in each bracket, pools can run very fast and very efficiently. I will be doing brackets by hand again this year in order to better guarantee that people don’t have to play 2 games at once. Since we’re using smaller brackets, there will be more pools available to place players in, making sure you guys don’t have to be in 2 places at once. Just report to your pool, stick around for 2-3 hours depending on how you play, and you’re done! If you do have to play more than one game at a time, it is YOUR responsibility to tell your pool handler that you’re in another game. If you go missing for 20 minutes because you were playing in another tournament, you might get DQ’d because the handler doesn’t know where you are.


The games that will be held as main tournaments are as follows:

Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition v2012 (Xbox 360) - $10
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (Xbox 360) - $10
Street Fighter X Tekken (Xbox 360)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PlayStation 3) - $10
Mortal Kombat 9 (PlayStation 3) - $10
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition (PlayStation 3) - $10
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (MAME on PC, sticks will be provided) - $5
King of Fighters XIII (PlayStation 3) - $10
Soulcalibur V (PlayStation 3) - $10
BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend (PlayStation 3) - $10
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core (PlayStation 2/Or Console of Community’s Choice) - $10
Darkstalkers: Resurrection (Vampire Savior) - $10
Persona 4 Arena (PlayStation 3) - $10
Skullgirls (PlayStation 3) - $10
Dead or Alive 5 (Xbox 360) - $10

This list is subject to change, but we don’t think we’ll be deleting any games from it unless there is barely any community support. As always, if you want to see a game run, LET US KNOW!


Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition v2012
2/3 Rounds
2/3 Matches, 3/5 Winners/Losers/Grand
Prize will be 70/20/10 of entry fees
1st Place Receives FREE FLIGHT to VideoXGames Qualifier in Puerto Rico

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
3/5 Matches
Prizes will be 70/20/10 of entry fees
1st Place Receives FREE FLIGHT, HOTEL, AND VIP ENTRY to the VideoXGames in St. Marteen, held on July 25-28

Street Fighter X TEKKEN v2013
Default Evo Gems Enabled
2/3 Rounds
2/3 Matches, 3/5 Winners/Losers/Grand Finals
Prizes will be 70/20/10 of entry fees

TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2
3/5 Rounds
2/3 Matches, 3/5 Winners/Losers/Grand Finals
Prizes will be 70/20/10 of entry fees
1st Place Receives FREE FLIGHT to The Fall Classic 2013 in Raleigh, NC, held on September 14-15

INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us
2/3 Rounds
2/3 Matches, 3/5 Winners/Losers/Grand Finals
Prizes will be 70/20/10 of entry fees

Mortal Kombat 9
2/3 Rounds
2/3 Matches, 3/5 Winners/Losers/Grand
Prize will be 70/20/10 of entry fees

Persona 4 Arena
2/3 Rounds
2/3 Matches, 3/5 Grand Finals
Prize will be 70/20/10
$500 Bonus provided by Atlus!

BlazBlue: Continuum Shit Extend
2/3 Rounds
2/3 Matches, 3/5 Grand Finals
Double Elimination
Unlimited Characters are BANNED
Loser can change character, winner is character locked
Prizes are 70/20/10 of entry fees

King of Fighters XIII
2/3 Games
2/3 Matches, 3/5 Grand Finals
Double Elimination
Prizes will be 70/20/10 of entry fees
$500 Bonus provided by Atlus!

Street Fighter III 3rd Strike
2/3 Rounds
2/3 Matches, 3/5 Winners/Losers/Grand Finals
Gill is BANNED
Prizes will be 70/20/10 of entry fees

Darkstalkers Resurrection (Darkstalkers 3/Vampire Savior)
2 Bat Rounds
Turbo 3
2/3 Matches, 3/5 Grand Finals
Double Elimination
All available in-game button macros are legal (PPP, KKK, etc)
Prizes are 70/20/10

2/3 Rounds
2/3 Matches, 3/5 Winners/Losers/Grand Finals
Double Elimination
Prizes will be 70/20/10 of entry fees

Dead or Alive 5
2/3 Rounds
2/3 Matches, 3/5 Winners/Losers/Grand Finals
Double Elimination
60 Second Rounds
Normal Life
Prizes will be 70/20/10 of entry fees

If you guys have any comments, questions, or concerns, please feel free to voice them here or shoot me a PM! Let’s get hype!!!

It’s been a long time coming, but TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 is finally here and ready for tournament play! Whether you’re a veteran of the TEKKEN franchise or a new player altogether, the TEKKEN community is always welcoming players of all walks of life into their ranks. TEKKEN has long since been a part of tournaments across the country, especially here on the east coast.

It’s for that very reason that we’re very proud to announce the TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Circuit! This circuit will bring the winners of the TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 tournaments from Northeast Championships in Philadelphia, PA, to FINAL ROUND XVI in Atlanta, GA, to East Coast Throwdown 5 in Morristown, NJ, all the way out to the EVOLUTION 2012 World Finals tournament.

The east coast is a huge place when you really think about it. Not everyone is able to travel up and down from Pennsylvania to Georgia then back up to New Jersey, especially if they come from states nowhere near the
se three. That’s why we want to reward our winners with not only the prize money they’ve earned, but with the opportunity to go to a part of the country they may not have been able to see and compete in before.

The rules to this tournament circuit are simple. If you win the TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 tournament at Northeast Championships 13 in Philadelphia, then you will be awarded a plane ticket to FINAL ROUND XVI. If you win FINAL ROUND XVI, you will be flown to East Coast Throwdown 5. If you win ECT5, you will be flown to Evolution in Vegas. Following NorthEast Championships The following TOP 8 at each event will be seeded for the following tournament and the rest of the entries will be seeded by region at Final Round XVI and for East Coast Throwdown 5. This promotes people to attend more than one event to make sure they are properly seeded in this circuit. Here’s the following point system as listed below;

1st place 10 points
2nd place 7 points
3rd place 5 points
4th place 3 points
5th place 2 points
7th place 1 point

If you’re local to any of these tournaments that you’ve won a trip to, we will pay for your hotel room instead of the flight. The four of us from Big E Gaming, FINAL ROUND LLC, and East Coast Throwdown want to make sure TTT2 is the most memorable TEKKEN for you guys yet, and what better way than to fly you around the country to represent your home turf?!

P.S.- Before you assume anything we at FINAL ROUND LLC, BigE Gaming, or ECT don’t know what the official games will be for Evo2k13. We are offering these trip’s to help the community travel to 4 great events in the fighting game community.

Now that that’s all said and done, get your pads and sticks out and GET READY FOR THE NEXT BATTLE!

Check out the official facebook pages of each event for more updates at:

FINAL ROUND XVI : http://www.facebook.com/FinalRoundAtl

NEC13 : http://www.facebook.com/events/512870628726577/527954383884868/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

ECT5 : http://www.facebook.com/ecthrowdown?fref=ts

So. In. There.

I’ll happily run vf5fs and doa5 if you add them to the list.

Done and done sir!

Oh yes… oh yes.

No super turbo???

can i be a marvel judge this time so i can have one of those sweet shirts? :slight_smile:
Also what is the situation with modding? Prolly gonna end up rolling with Gummo again

Kyle there will be ST as long as I’m breathing. Just gotta secure setups.

SFxT is free!? We in there.

You know I’m in there.

Lol good looking out. Not sure how that happened.

Yeah LOL. You can still keep it free ;).

Just run the game and it’s all good.

i have 2 super gun setups.

I seriously gotta get me one, I need home practice lol

Yo john,do you or joe have any reason to believe that the date for the tournament would change at all? I gotta know so i can request leave at the right time

Alex!!! No, the date will not be changing. The contract with the hotel was signed 2 months ago.

Air force kept me from too many ect’s. i was only there for the first ect. Not this time!!

Hey john. My nephew and i both main ST and HDR. How bout instead of the st arcade or the super gun thing, why not do what the 25th anniversary capcom tournament did and run HDR on classic mode on the ps3. Classic mode is ST. And it also makes it so anyone who uses a controller can enter and play.
Plus on a side note if u wanted to u could also run ST along with HDR too for 2 different tournaments. I no your running a lot of games but its just a thought. The ST and HDR community is pretty big.

Were you the guys who came to ECT2? Glad you’re considering coming again :slight_smile:

This is an idea that could work. I’ll have to see if we can get a system or two set aside for HDR and then we’ll get it going.