I read the thread about what happened with Hal at UP. I co-founded PhillyGamers.net. Right now we run Halo 3 & Guitar Hero 3 tournaments. But we want to expand into fighters. Since my partners and I are Halo & Guitar Hero players we don’t want to just say, “Hey, fighter game tournament. Show up.” We want to do it right.
We’ll be running regular tournaments out of a hall in Northeast Philly where we control all the decisions. And depending on interest we could run fighter tournaments up to twice a month. I say that because I’m dealing with the same nonsense with a LAN center right now on a Halo tournament. We built custom maps and he said that his players wanted to play default maps. Just a bunch of nonsense.
We’re trying to be an alternative to MLG where pro players and casuals can come out, compete and have fun and nobody feels like they’re marching up to the fort at the end of Glory.
We’ve run tournaments on Halo:CE, Halo 3, Madden and Guitar Hero. So between us, I think there’s a lot of tournament experience and we can definitely help each other out.
And for the Philly area players, since we haven’t done anything, we’re working with a clean slate. I have an idea of how fighter tournaments are usually run. But this is a chance to do it right from the jump. So please, tell me what you guys are looking for, and how we can run successfull fighter events.
If you want to check out what we’re doing:
Clantacular.com (Halo 3 site that gives us message board space)
Philly Gamers is sponsored by Steel Series (hot headphones and PC hardware), Jolt Energy (used to be Jolt Cola), Giltch Gear (a new t-shirt company) and we have a handshake agreement with a corporate sponsor to throw some duckets at us. We don’t want to jinx it right now, though.