So we need to start deciding on the tournament games.
The tournament is only 6 months away (which actually isn’t a long time) so the sooner we decide on games, the sooner we can advertise and start to build awarness. It would be best to have them decided on within 2 weeks or so.
So post up about what games you think would be best to have at this years major! Once we get some ideas, Mandel can make a poll and we can start voting. The poll doesn’t concretely determine the games, but we can really see what peoples opinions are.
The games that are absolutely going to be included are-
Street Fighter 4
Marvel Vs Capcom 2
Some things to keep in mind-
- We are shooting for a 300 person attendance and preferably more. We want to bring in as many people as possible, so its better to have a lot of different scenes represented.
- The tournament will likely be 2 days, from 10am-10pm, so I think we could try to fit about 8 games in, including a viewing for finals like at EVO. (Although this will depend on other things like expected turnout and run times.)
- We want to represent as many scenes as possible while still having a great tournament.
- This is just for official games, so any game that doesn’t make it can still be a side tournament.
- Team tournaments are definitely possible.
My two cents-
I would strongly like to include Guilty Gear. I almost want to say it will definitely be included, but I would like to hear from GG players about whether they really want it or not. If they want it, its in for sure. Blazblue shouldn’t be out till Fall.
I would also like to include Super Smash Bros. Melee since they are so strong in our region and I would really like to have them represented.
I think including 3rd Strike and having all 3 Street Fighters would be a great too. I have a sort of voyuer obsession with it, and I enjoy watching it although I don’t touch, because that would ruin the magic. Anyway, I like 3S.
Those are the 3 I feel strongest about. If Soul Caliber still has a healthy scene, it would be great to have that too, and same goes for Tekken, but those are tottaly up in the air. It would be great to hear some input from people who are part of those scenes.