Super Battle Opera US Qualification Format
Family Fun Arcade(FFA) and Tokyo Game Action(TGA) have both been chosen to run respective tournaments, to produce two teams for the United States.
-The entry fee for both locations will be twenty(20) US Dollars, per entrant, payable prior to participation. To promote Pre-Registration, an additional five(5) US Dollar entry fee, per entrant, will be charged for teams that register AFTER Friday, March 24th for the West Coast Qualfiiers.
-Canadian citizens are allowed to enter at both locations and tournaments.
-Dual Entries (entrant loses at TGA, then plays again at FFA) are permissible.
-No backup players allowed. In the event that an entrant loses eligibility, the team will lose that respective member.
-Players must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
-Entrants must possess the ability to obtain a vaild US Passport prior to May 2006.
-Entrants must be under no legal or civil restrictions which would prevent them from traveling to Japan, including but not limited to: Criminal Convictions in the United States of America and / or Japan.
-Each winner will receive one(1) round-trip ticket and free entry into the SBO Finals in Tokyo, Japan.
-Entrants are responsible for food, lodging and ground transportation and other expenses.
FFA specific entry guidelines:
-The date of the Super Battle Opera - West Coast Qualifier Event will be Saturday, March 25th to Sunday, March 26th.
-Signups will begin on Friday, March 24th.
-FFA’s objective is to field the most qualified team to participate in SBO, to avoid character-conflicts so that participants are playing at their full potential, and to maximize fairness for all participants while cooperating with rules and decisions from Tougeki (Japan). Therefore, FFA’s format will be Team Entry, Single Match, Double Elimination for Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike.
-FFA’s Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike qualifiers will be run on Old-Type version. The games will be played in VS style / Head to Head US-Style Upright cabinets, with Convex buttons and Perfect 360™ Joysticks.
-FFA’s Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection qualifiers will have PlayStation controller ports available on the cabinets. Tekken 5 will be held on Namco-issued arcade hardware.
-FFA will seed brackets based upon region to avoid conflicts and ‘friendly-fire’ eliminations between players from the same area.
-If a selected SBO player is disqualified, does not have a passport, or cannot participate before the departure to Japan, remaining contributions will be distributed to the other members of that team.
-All FFA entries will be required to verify age before participation in the SBO Qualifier Tournament. Winners will be required to sign a wavier form to indemnify FFA from liability.
-West Coast Qualifier venue will be decided and announced by January 21st, 2006.
-Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection qualifier format will be announced in a later date but will reflect Japanese rules as closely as possible.
-Players must register and use ONE(1) character throughout the entire Super Battle Opera series.
RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.