Naptown Clutch Grand Prix
First off introductions; my name is Gregg, most people call me G, and alotta SRK heads stick to my sn barzaad, I'll be playing the part of organizer and host with the help of my friends. Here in Indianapolis we used to hold a tournament called Naptown Clash, most of the usual MW crowd probably remember them well (I know humbag does). Usually we?d have it right before Season?s Beatings, this year we sort of fell through with tradition. But with a combination of renewed support from our venue and a few sponsors, and a lucky stab at the MvC3 release date? We have reborn the newest installment as Naptown Clutch... full name is something like The Naptown Clutch Grand Prix
With this reiteration we get to jump on the Marvel release. Our venue itself will be holding a midnite release tournament for MvC3, and the following Saturday we get the left over facilities. We?re getting the Midwest?s premiere MvC3 tournament underway, and we aim to do it bigger and better than any previous NTC to do the long awaited release justice.
Plans are underway, and the date is set, this thread is to let the fighter community know what?s up to get as many participants as possible. At this point the event is coming along strong, It?ll be a 1 day event and is set to feature:
? Multiple tournaments
? Huge projections to watch the action
? Full run of our arcade venue at the mall
? A tournament stream provided by Brent Blasty
? Plenty of room for casual setups and side tourneys
? Raffles and prizes provided by a few choice sponsors
? More surprises to be determined
When and Where: **** February 19th at the Tilt Studios Arcade in the Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The venue doors open to competitors at 11am, check in and registration follows, and the first tournaments are set to start at 2pm? with the standard gamer time buffer, and accounting whatever weather we might be having.
Venue info: The Tilt Studios Arcade (formerly Gameworks as some of our returning competitors may remember) is well? our last vestige of arcade nostalgia here in Naptown. It?s large, spacious, and is located on the top floor of the mall directly above the food court. During our event day we are allowed to utilize the 3 tier theatre room, and the back projection-room conjoined to it. Tournament matches will take place in the theatre room and will be projected for the spectators to watch. Casual setups and side tournaments will be held in the backroom of the arcade floor.
Google Maps for the Mall: Google Maps
Hotels: all these hotels are less than a 30 minute drive to and from the venue, if any crews riding in need a hotel to spend the night in, I’d start here. There are plenty more hotels in the city and they range pretty far and wide when it comes to price a location but here’s short list
- Marriotts - http://www.marriott.com/search/findHotels.mi
-The Hyatt (oohlala) - Indianapolis Hotels-Hyatt Regency-Downtown Indianapolis Hotel, Accommodation, Reservation
-Motel 6 - Motel 6 Indianapolis South Hotel - Indianapolis, IN - Motels & Hotels
-Holiday Inn - Indianapolis Hotels | Explore Our Hotels in Indianapolis | Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts
Venues Rules: Official venue rules are the usual; don?t get too rowdy, no disturbing the other non-tournament arcade patrons, take the fighting and arguing outside, no gambling (go for it really just be discreet), Apparently the new management at Tilt doesn’t care about outside food or drink so go nuts… after i told em how we get down they even said we could have alcohol on hand… sweet right?.. i owe Humbag a beer from Evo2k9. Just be conceterate … not that it’ll stop anyone but i’ll prolly be on cleanup duty when it comes down to it
Official Tournaments: There?s a $10 venue fee, that can be waived (first come first served) with a donated game full setup. All tourneys are default double elimination format. They each have individual rule sets you can find below. I chose the official tournament games with 2 aspects in mind. 1) What games would get the most draw 2) And balancing the game choice between newschool crack, and the fighter fiend?s oldschool classics. With the brand spanking new MvC3 being the headlining, big show of this event I want to see who gets the brokenest, dirtiest, grittiest tactics you can muster from 5 days worth of practice. We could be the tournament the upsets the initial tier listings.
? (DC) MvC2 Low tier Singles - $10 entry fee ? starts @ 2pm
? (PS3) SSF4 Singles - $10 entry fee ? starts @ 2pm
? (SuperGun) SF2 Super Turbo - $10 entry fee ? starts ~6pm after HDR
? (PS3) MvC3 Singles - $10 entry fee ? starts ~6pm after SSF4
Official Tournament Rules:
$$$: all official tournament payouts are the standard %70, %20 and %10 of the total tournament pot for the winner, runnerup, and third place respectively, all official tournament grand finals are 3/5
Universal rules ? B.ring Y.our O.wn C.ontroller and converters or be forced to borrow one, button mapping allowed, no turbo functions can be used, all double elimintation, all official tournaments payout to the top 3 in the standard
MvC2 Low tier ? best 2 out of 3 matches, double elimination, No Gambit flyaway glitch or any other glitches that freeze or break the game. Juggernaut Powerup Glitch is allowed…the Naptown Marvel Master Nyghtfall has agreed to help me run this
***Banned Characters:[/**I] Cable, Sentinel, Magneto, Storm, Spiral, Blackheart, Iceman, Dr. Doom, Strider, Cyclops, Ironman, and Warmachine…
Banned Assists: Tron’s Projectile assist
any 3 character team made up of any character not listed in the banned section is a vaild low tier team and can be used to compete… simple yet gruling i tell you
[COLOR=“blue”]SSF4[/COLOR] ? 90 seconds, 2/3games, 2/3 rounds, loser can switch characters and ultras, and the winner?s character is locked but they can switch ultras, no character bans? basic EVO ruleset
SF2 Super Turbo ? 90 seconds, 2/3 games, 2/3 rounds, loser can switch characters, winner?s character is locked, Akuma is banned cuz he’s the only shoto who wears shoes… Indy and Silver Rain have volunteered to run this tournament
MvC3 (this where it gets sketchy) - default timer setting (whatever it is), 2/3 games, team order is locked from the select screen (if that?s even an issue), loser is allowed to switch up team members and order, winner?s team is locked, the jury is out on the mystery final boss but that aside there are NO CHARACTER BANS! even Shuma Gorath and Jill are allowed? this might be a rocky stipulation, but since we?re rocking Marvel 3 so early character tier rankings aren?t likely to matter if they ever do at all? I?m actually interested to see who makes who look like a gawd.
Official Side Tournaments & Rules
Mystery Tournament - $10 entry, half the pot goes to the winner as well as a prize provided by one of our sponsors, the other half goes to a hometown charity for indy game development , this tournament is going to be directed by Patrick aka ‘needsamoniker’…It’s a mystery you guys… the only clue i can give you is that the game i’ve chosen is the game i got my SRK namesake from… if you care to guess please go ahead but i won’t say if you’re right… Indy player Patricks has volunteered to run the mystery tourney
(360) SSF4 Low Sudden Death - $3 entry, %5 health start, 4/7 rounds, 2/3 games, single elimination, winner gets the whole pot… Patrick asked to run this tournament as well
(PS2) SF3:Third Strike Team Doubles Tournament - $5 a head ($10 per team) the winning team will split the entire prize pot. 2/3 rounds, characters are locked from sign up, winner stays ‘pokemon’ style (Player 1A fights Player 2A, winner plays the second member of the other team, last team with a safe player wins and moves on) double elim, teams cannot consist of the same two characters, Gill is banned but Sean is encouraged… i’ve deligated ZAP to run this side tourney and he is also my teammate
(PS2) Guilty Gear: AC - $10 entry, no black or gold characters, 2/3 rounds, 2/3 games… Kyle ‘Effenhoog’ will run this tournamnet as our resident airdash specialist and i’ll be getting his rules soon
(Wii) TvC - $10 entry, will be ran in the side tourney area by Powerup the Midwest’s Osirun, no characters bans, 2outta 3 games, default timer, double elimination
(360) SF2 HD Remix - $10 entry, 2/3 rounds, 2/3 games, default timer, double elimination
(360) HD Remix Doubles - $5 a head, $10 total for each team, A-cho style team tournament, double elimination
Stream Info: stream to be provided onsite by ZAP… it prolly ownt be as tight as Blasty’s but we got it… be damn sure of that
This thread is to get the word out so everyone can prepare and so we can project some numbers. I still have much more in store, so keep an eye on the thread for the lastest news.And as Osirun has told me, this’ll be the lastest big Naptown tournament in a deficit of about a year, and by my fighter’s honor I will do my best to make it the best I can manage. Preregistration for any official event posted above begins after these first two regulation posts. Any questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to me here.
All info in this post thus far is subject to changes so check back frequently