So Duggish, Riki-Oh, Gimpyfish and I met about 2 weeks ago to talk about SF in general and NWM3…
Unfortunately the information back and forth has been really slow…
SO what I need to know is does the community want NWM3 to happen??
Here are the basics of what was discussed:
Venue: Seattle Center is an option, GameClucks is an option. I am open to
Entry Fee: $25 for first game + $10 per game you enter after the 1st
The $25 will be split between Venue Fee and entry for 1st game. How that $25
breaks down exactly will depend on the cost of the venue.
Prize Pools: Based on entries for the most part. But I have been told that we could
expect about 100+ SSF4 players so ~$10 x 100 = ~$1000 prize pool
Would be same sort of set up for other games assuming $10 entry.
As we got registrations, I would attempt to guarantee some prizes
Date Of Event: August 21st and 22nd 2010
1 or 2 day depends on what venue and its cost a little bit.
Games: SSF4 + Brawl. Beyond that nothing locked down.
Tekken6? MvC? BB? GG? I dont know… What games do we need?
Issues to Solve ASAP:
Venue: We should have had this booked already. A venue will be roughly
$750-$1000 per Day. We can save some money on that by using GameClucks, but
honestly, for whatever reason, the SF community does not like GC even though
the vast majority have not been to it. GC has a record of being the MOST
SUCCESSFUL tournament operation in Washington State history and maybe
even the West Coast. So this hang up boggles my mind. GC is a LOT less then
any other venue and has better internet.
THAT SAID GC is a little small for 150ish ppl… but with the 10x20 tent and
some good organization, it is manageable and it is cheaper then Seattle Center.
Time To Organize: We are running short on time and my options for weekends
are quickly diminishing. I have the GC/TP Schedule made out through Feb 2011.
I do not have many open weekends. In order to get OOSers to this, we need
a date and solid organization planned ASAP. With Supercon the weekend before
and MLG the weekend after, August is not a good month now… But Sept is not
good either as school starts again. We needed this on the calendar a month ago
to give ppl options and fight for attendance from Supercon.
Costs: Most of this is determined by Venue, once I know we are doing
this, I can get the numbers worked out in a matter of hours.
Games: What are we playing?? Do we have set ups? GC has 12 TVs and
8 360s. 5 of these TVs will be needed for a diff GC event on the 21st, and
if we do Brawl at this also (mind you that is 20-40 more attendies to split the
venue fee with) they will need 5 or 6 TVs also… which means the GC TVs
are basically used, but I still have 360s if we can find TVs.
Sponsors: I can work on this. I can promote this as a TourneyPlay event to my
sponsors and maybe get some things rolling.
Who Am I and Why Me:
I am GC Guy (Chris). I have been doing this for 5 years. I have run over 200 tournaments in 5 years some as large as 500 players and 200+ spectators plus over 8000 on live stream. I own GameClucks. I own TourneyPlay. I have not been that involved in the SF Community because of some stigma stuck on some of the SF Communities mind from things about GC that were 2 years before I owned it (so 7 year old history!!!). Talk to the Halo and Smash communities though… I am asked by Smashers to fly around the US running events. I do not even play the game, and they want me at their events. I have written a blog series about how to run events. I am known throughout the Halo community for running tournaments.
While the above paragraph seems more like a brag-blog, that is not the point of it. I can run tournaments, regardless of the game. I have the organizational skills to set this up and get it running. I own a company that runs tournaments.
So my question to the SF Community… is there enough interest to do this?
I am willing to work my ass off to make this event successful, but honestly, I need answers and responses ASAP on this, as I have to get working to do it and I need commitments. I can have a Pre-Reg page up in a day or two to start collecting money to pay for this to organize it and pay the deposit on the venue and such.