MWC 06 JUN 16-18 $2000 in X CASH+ PRIZES for 3s/CVS2/A3/ST/GG#RELOAD/Tekken 5.0/MVC2

It’s that time of year again!

June 16-18, 2006

Nickel City
555 Waukegan Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

13th Annual Midwest Fighting Game Championships sponsored by:
NubyTech, Capcom, UDON, MORE!

This year’s tournament is STILL mostly ARCADE oriented! We are not going to succumb to the console except where we have no choice! We are also going to make things a tad more interesting this year. We have condensed the tournaments down to what matters most, and what people are STILL playing. We have moved around the scheduling of some tournaments because last year CVS2 and MVC2 were lower in attendance due to them being on Sunday. We are still adding extra cash for games, and are now distributing it amongst the top 4 players in each tournament, so you have an extra incentive in showing up. We are giving away prizes to those that place 5th or higher in the core group of tournaments which will be displayed later in this thread. We even have a “mystery” tourney which is WINNER TAKE ALL and consists of random games that you will NOT KNOW ABOUT until the tournament begins! IN fact, you could end up playing 5 different games against opponents in this tournament! It is as random as it gets! Enough of this, though…let’s get to the schedule, extra cash, and prizes!


Friday, June 16
12pm-Street Fighter Alpha 3
Arcade, 2/3 matches, 3/5 GRAND FINALS only, $5 entry fee, 60/30/10 split + unknown extra prizes!

3pm-Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Arcade, 2/3 matches, 3/5 GRAND FINALS only, DEFAULT SPEED 2 settings, $10 entry fee, 60/30/10 split + unknown extra prizes!

7pm-Marvel VS Capcom 2
Arcade, 2/3 matches, 2 cabinets, 3/5 GRAND FINALS only, $10 entry fee, 60/30/10 split + unknown extra prizes!

Arcade, 2/3 matches, ? cabinets, 3/5 GRAND FINALS only, $5 ENTRY FEE. This tournament will consist of no fewer than 4 different fighting games. You will play a different game against your opponent for each round of the tournament, and you will NOT know what game you will play in until we tell you to! Games that could be used in the tournament: Alpha 2, 3, ST, 3s, CVS2, Tekken 5.0, GG SLASH, Puzzle Fighter, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat, Tech Romancer, MORE???

Saturday, June 17
Arcade, 2/3 matches, 3 cabinets, TOP 8 QUALIFY FOR SUNDAY’S FINALS, $10 entry fee, extra $200 distributed amongst top 4 players! 60/30/10 split + unknown extra prizes! STREET FIGHTER ARCADE STICKS, POSTERS, MANY MANY MANY EXTRAS!

(Basically, 3s works like this at MWC in 2006: The top 6 players, 4 in winners and 2 in losers will make it to Sunday’s Finals. Your record will be ERASED for Sunday’s Finals, and the final 2 from the RE-ENTRY tournament will qualify for Sunday’s finals as well. The RE-ENTRY tournament is $5, and will take place IMMEDIATELY following the first 3s tournament)

12PM- Guilty Gear XX #SLASH (PlayStation 2) Console
Console (3 console stations, 1 actual Arcade cabinet for casuals)
2/3 matches, $10 entry fee + 60/30/10 split + $200-300 EXTRA for TOP 5 PLAYERS.

7pm-Capcom VS SNK 2 (Vote on Default Speed 3 or Speed 4)
Arcade, 2/3 matches, 2 cabinets, $10 entry fee + 60/30/10 split + unknown extra prizes!

Sunday, June 18th

12PM-Street Fighter III: Third Strike FINALS (Top 8)

12pm-Dead or Alive 4 (on XBOX 360) (Tentative, if enough people show, and JINMASTER is there to run the tournament.)
Console, 2/3 matches, 1 cabinet, 3/5 grand finals only, $10 entry fee, 60/30/10 split + unknown extra prizes!

12PM-Tekken 5.0 (Console) 2/3 matches, $10 entry fee + 60/30/10 split + unknown extra prizes! Extra money is probable for this tournament.

There is a $10 cover charge for your FIRST tournament. If you enter one tournament, it will be $10 + cost of that tournament. Let’s say you enter 3 tournaments: MVC2, CVS2, and 3s. Cost will be $40 for the three tournaments total! There is also a $2 charge to get into the arcade because all of the games RUN ON NICKELS. Let me repeat this once again for many of you who never show up to MWC, the GAMES RUN ON NICKELS. It does not cost 50 cents to play MVC2 or 3s to practice. Everything is cheap and affordable. There is a full service snack bar, lodging at Red Roof INN across the street, and the arcade has LOADS of fighting games and free play games!

There will be minor updates to this thread, but for the most part, this is the normal schedule…if you have any questions, please post.

UPDATE 2/19, Just added #RELOAD to the schedule for Saturday. There are TWO Guilty Gear tournaments, one for RELOAD and one for SLASH.

UPDATE 2/23, Changed Tekken 5.1 to 5.0.

UPDATE 4/6, SIGNUPS with 15% off pricing now in effect. Super Turbo is now $10 entry.

UPDATE 4/27, CANCELLED #Reload, tournament is ONLY for SLASH now, DOA4 is tentative, anc I changed the times for SUnday and added prize info.


Nearest Airport-
Chicago O’Hare

THATS RIGHT!!! You know I’ll be there for WILSON’S Tourney!!! Them late night at Denny’s are the BEST!!!

I’ll request this weekend off work as I’m really big on hitting up at least one MWC. I’ll do what I can to bring the GTASF in force for this one as well.

Im already there!

See you there.

P.S.: (You won’t consider making ST $10 entry?)

i’m gonna do my damndest to make it up there WILSON… I WANT REVENGE FOR WHAT HAPPENED IN NASHVILLE :slight_smile: lol j/k but man wilson you are beast…good shit…it’s all about dem nickels baby!!!

I’ll head up, but won’t bother asking for EX again lol

NKI: depends on how many show up; ) Now that you are beasting, you want more ENTRY MONEY, I SEE HOW IT IS!

Sdouble: Please come, we have GG Slash, and nickel games, nickel games…

Shinji: LOL, Yeah…actually, if we HAVE an EX cabinet, we can make it part of the mystery tournament!

Bigpoppa: Attendance low had to do with no new games…We still had 50+ for the big games, but we decided to move CVS2/MVC2 to get more heads, because GG and Tekken heads will show anyways on Sunday…

Thats the thing dream. Last couple times they’ve had an EX2+ machine, but you then swapped out the board for ST or something lol

shinji: maybe we’ll change that this year :wink:


So are the winners acctualy going to get all the money that they win this year? Or is it gonna to be like last year where there was like a 100 dollars missing from GG regular tourny, and money missing from team tourny. rolls eyes

regardless of how many people show, your tourneys are still awesome, Jason:tup:

I should be able to make it this year again. i mean, i’m only 1 hour from NC. i MIGHT enter this year. i entered mwc back in 02 and did real shitty - and i was practicing ALOT!!!

i’m looking forward to T5.1 matches, and 3s like usual

dialupsucky: get the whole story before you start rumors. First of all, we had free entried into the tournament for players with boards, helping with tourneys, etc. No LESS than 6-7 players got free entry into Guilty Gear. On top of that, we gave away arcade sticks and games and other goodies as WELL as an extra $200 for first place. No one kept any money, there was no “missing” funds. You just don’t know the whole story of how many “paid” entries there were. We’re giving away extra money again this year…and we’re going to probably lose money AGAIN this year on Guilty Gear, so it’s pretty funny to hear complaining after we go out of our way to give out extra goodies and things, and people are so unappreciative. A GG player that shall not be named was probably the rudest, most inconsiderate, whiny person I have ever met. All he did was complain the entire time and ask for extra things, then still had the audacity to try and ask for more arcade sticks and more money. Sure, he’s a kid, but come on…get your stories straight before you spread rumors…

AS for the Team Tourney, I had NOTHING to do with that tournament. You have to take that up with Juicy G, as I did not even take the entry fees for that game.

We are welcoming all to come to this tournament, as you won’t find a better arcade in the country with all of the fighting games running on nickels…we know it costs a ton of cash to get to tournaments, and we want to make sure you aren’t spending a ton of cash, and have fun at the same time at your out of town tournaments!

Well ill I know was none of that money from that re entry fee counted towards are pot for some reason which wasnt fair at all…

Also I heard that the reason there wasnt all the money in the team tourny was cuz you told george to let certain people in for free so they didnt have to pay. Thus takeing away more money.

Re-entry money from ANY game is used to help compensate for the EXTRA $800 we give away OUT OF POCKET each year for all of the games.

If someone is going to drive 8 hrs with arcade boards to make it out to our tourney andhelp us by providing boards and running tournaments, they deserve free entry. I’m sorry you don’t feel that way, and $40 is more important to you, but MWC is not a big money profiteering scheme. The cover charge BARELY covers expenses, and NONE OF IT includes the extra money we give away. For a 53 man Guilty Gear tourney, it’s not really worth it for us to give away the extra $200 for first, but we did it anyway, and we still have to make up for out of pocket extra cash anyway. Put yourself in our shoes and the shoes of the people helping us out, then think about whether or not you deserve even MORE Money after we are already giving away extra money.

I mean, we could basically have it as any normal tourney, 70/20/10, $10 entry, no extra cash, and no one would have gotten money last year like they did, but we want to distribute a better cash flow this year amongst the top 5. You just have to understand we have to make up for that $800 SOMEHOW, as well as the loss of revenue for not booking birthday parties, which rake in way more than a video game tournament on any weekend at the store.

We’ll see ^-^.

BTW are you doing the pre-reg thing again this year?

Wow, Friday and Saturday are some serious days…in fact looking at the schedule I could probably just come for Friday…I predict that turnout on Sunday will suck and next to nobody will still be there, though. At least from the SF side of things.

Wilson tourneys > All

See yall in june

Greatest casual tournament idea ever…make my matches in KI, UMK3, A2 and 3S and I might just win this!

LoL…I’m really gonna try and make it this year…can’t pass up a major that actually supports the use of Arcade cabinets!



Sdouble: Please come, we have GG Slash, and nickel games, nickel games…


Wilson i’m gonna do my best to make it up there man…this tourney is gonna be beast… .05 a play…COME ON PEOPLE stop hating on wilson’s shit…he’s losing money on some tourneys hes not in this for money man, he’s in if for everything that’s right…like a major on aracade cabinet…OMG WTF BBQ SAUCE NO SUCKY CONSOLE!!! Quit bullshitting people and make it up to the windy city you fags.!!!