The next tournament will be Sunday the 15h. This will be the last Season 4 ranbat, and will be followed by Michigan Masters 3. Blazblue CS will be replacing HDR at this last ranbat, so get ready!
The next Ranbat is this Sunday, July 25th, at Gameyard! We will hopefully have a casual setup for the new BB, but no tournament just yet (we gotta wait till everyone has had a chance to play the game.) I’m going to be out of town so Grego will be running this Ranbat. Due to the all the complicated bullshit I have to do to seed according to rankings, he might now want to do that, so the seeding will probably be a little looser than usual, but it’s no big deal. MM3 is coming up (thread coming soon), so keep checking back!
The next Ranking Battle will be held this Sunday, July 11th, at Digital Ops in Ann Arbor (location section is updated in the thread.)
The reason for this is that Ops has a new big HD screen, as well as 8 new lagless (as far as I can tell from playing on them for a few hours) HD monitors.
We will be streaming the EVO finals on the big screen. There is a nice large area for everyone to crowd around, and hopefully cheer on some Michiganders in the top 8! Also, with the new improved set up I just want to see what you guys think about having some events here in the future.
As always, we need SSF4 copies.
Also, I apologize for the delayed update to the rankings. It’s a combination of me being busy with other stuff, being lazy, and now my laptop breaking. I will have them updated before this Sunday.
We’re going to take a week off tournaments due to July 4th. We’ll have an event the weekend afterwards for sure. Keep checking the thread for updates.
I’m adding an additional tournament to the schedule. Get Your Game On, a store in Ann Arbor, has been asking me about holding something there so we’re going to have a mini-ranbat on Sunday, the 13th of June (a little under 2 weeks from now). This tournament will only feature Super SF4 singles. No teams, no hdr this time. We’re just seeing if people like the venue, and how well it goes. Hopefully it’ll draw in some new people from around A2 as well. Directions to GYGO are available here: www.getyourgameonline.com. The street parking in the area is free on Sunday. It’ll start at 2:00 as usual, but will end early due to it being singles only. All other rules and what-not are the same. If you can bring a set up PM me. Thanks!
HDR has been officially added as the 3rd game for this season of ranking battles. If you’re an HDR fan this is your chance to prove that the game has a place in the MI scene so don’t skip out on the tournaments!
Super is finally here! Some people have it already, the rest of us are getting it in another week. So it’s time to announce the first season of Michigan Super Ranbats!
Please vote in the above poll for which console you want to use, and which game you want as our 3rd event at each ranbat!
Michigan Ranbats Season 4
aka can we ever beat Wolfkrone?
Perfect Legend 31
Juicy Chicken 8.828571429
Octopus on Fire 7.844444444
Chat de Thunder 4.829059829
White Lake Rage 3.444444444
Maniac Mike 2.534117647
Mr U Suk 2.12
No Name 1.24
You can find directions at the Gameyard website
There is a huge parking lot right outside the lan center, so free parking is easy.
Digital Ops is located in downtown Ann Arbor. Specific directions are at www.digitalops.com.
The best parking is the structure on Washington Street. It’s $2 for a full day.
4.2 - June 6th
4.25 - June 13th (mini-ranbat at Get Your Game On in Ann Arbor)
4.3 - June 20th
4.4 - July 11th (at Digital Ops in Ann Arbor)
4.5 - July 25th (at Gameyard)
Super Street Fighter 4 - 2:00
Super SF4 teams - 5:00
Super Street Fighter 2 HD Remix - 5:00
Rules and Money
Each game costs $5 to enter at each tournament. The $5 goes straight into the prize pool for that game. There is also a $3 venue fee at each tournament, that goes to the venue. On top of that, there is an additional $2 that goes into the prize pool for the next Michigan Masters Exhibition Tournament. You can get $5 waived if you bring a console/hard drive/ help run the tournament/ you are Wolfkrone (last season’s winner). Make sure to PM me about any of this. Don’t just assume you can get it waived.
That means entering one tournament costs $10, two tournaments costs $15, and all 3 will run you $20.
SSF4 Singles will be seeded according to ranking. The other tournaments will be seeded randomly.
Teams will either be 2v2 or 3v3 depending on the turnout. Winner stays to play the other team’s next player.
If 5 or less people enter a tournament, it will be round robin. If 6 or more enter it will be double elimination.
The prizes are split 70/20/10 if 7 or more players are in the tournament. If 6 or less are in the tournament, 2nd place gets their $5 back and first place gets the rest.
SSF4 will be 2/3 rounds, 2/3 games. If you win a game you have to keep your character for the next one, but the loser may counter pick.
No pausing and no button macros (3p and 3k style configs are allowed). No turbo.
I’m gonna try a new ranking system of my own invention. It will award players who do well at large tournaments, and give less points to winners at tournaments with smaller turnouts. All players at a tournament will receive some number of ranking points, so you no longer have to be in the top 8 to see yourself on the leaderboard.
To find the number of points you will gain at a tournament, simply take the number of entrants at the tournament, and divide that number by your placing.
For example, if there are 20 players in a tournament 1st place will get 20 points (20/1), 2nd place will get 10 points (20/2), 3rd place will get 6.7 points (20/3), 4th gets 5 (20/4), etc.
The top players in the rankings will be seeded at every tournament. The top 6 at the end of the season get spots in the next Michigan Masters exhibition. The winner of the exhibition will get a large cash prize and $5 off every tournament in season 5.
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