First I apologize for the late post. :lovin:
It has always been Planet Zero?s goal to expand the community and bring new opportunities to all the players in this country.
This year PZ joins the other two locations in hosting Tougeki qualifiers for 2007.
In order to broaden the player base, we decided to take out one important element which has been a deciding factor in the past ? money. This leaves skill as the sole factor for the deciding the winners.
Why are we doing this? Firstly, because we (just like everyone else) would like to see what happens when the best of the best from USA compete at SBO. In the past we have had many skilled players that couldn?t afford to compete in an SBO qualifier because of money (most players in Texas fall into that category, except Fubar of course cos he is a baller).
We?re giving EVERYONE the opportunity to go to Japan (to get pwned,j/k). We?re collaborating with All-America Travel Agency and bringing more excitement to the gaming community. Airfares will be paid for; we?re working on Hotel accommodations as well.
We?re still trying to determine the length of stay in Japan taking into consideration EVO is the weekend after. PZ doesn?t believe in gaming without fine women (cos that?s how we roll) so we?ll have no scarcity of that. We?re also hitting up some arcades, some sightseeing and a general good time with Team PZ.
We have the ONLY Guilty Gear Accent Core Teams and Arcana Heart Singles spots in the country. We want to establish an even stronger working relationship with Tougeki so we can get even more spots next year. Since we are responsible for the players and our company name is on the line, we have tried to come up with a fair way to assure everyone acts responsible.
Important: Every winner is required to put down a $500 security deposit no later than July 30th. This will be returned to them no later than 30 days after we come back assuming they behave well and don?t do anything stupid.
So now for the important tournament info:
Planet Zero Houston
Houston, Texas 77077
- These are sponsored spots so the winners not only represent USA but Planet Zero
- We are going to SBO to win.
- We are going to SBO to show everyone that we?re all cool people and are responsible enough to accept their spots
- We are paying for the player?s airfare.
- We are in negotiations with a sponsor for accommodations. It?s not a done deal yet. It’s like 90% done. (we will keep everyone informed)
- Win or lose we want to have a good time.
- We reserve the rights to refuse service or disqualify anyone for whatever reasons we see fit before or after the tournament.
- Respect everyone and everyone will respect you back.
- We want to make sure that our company name is not negatively represented in anyway so act mature everywhere.
- When in Japan, everything we say goes. No arguments whatsoever.
- No drugs. I will disqualify you without thinking twice.
- You must look presentable throughout the trip.
- Everyone leaves together as a team from Houston and returns to Houston. Our sponsored tickets are Houston ? Narita ? Houston.
- Everyone must stay together in Japan. We have a planned agenda.
- If you do anything stupid, I will come after you when we get back and kick your ass.
- We MUST all get along. If we don?t please see rule #7
- If Deneice doesn?t like you, please see rule #7
- Every game is on Japanese head to head cabinets with sanwa controls
- You must be a citizen (or Permanent Resident) of USA.
- Whoever makes it to the top 4 will get lots of lap dances and cash rewards!
Entry Fee: $30 per player.
Single Character selection (You can change your Arcana in AH but not your character)
No Duplicate Characters on a team
Judgment In Effect
instant disqualification for system for false equipment calls.
Player’s Responsibility to halt match on equipment failure.
Saturday Tournaments start at 7pm
Sunday finals start at 4pm
Last chance qualifier is single game double elimination
Qualifier Finals is Single Game Single elimination
Date: May 19th & May 20th
Tekken 5 DR? Teams 3v3
Soul Calibur 3 AE? Singles
Date: June 2nd & June 3rd
Guilty Gear Accent Core ? Teams 3v3
Arcana Heart FULL? Singles
We will have a great time if everyone follows the rules and acts responsible.
Kindly keep all negative comments out of this thread. See rule #16
Tournament Director: Ranma0005
Commentary by John Peterson & Kensou
Bouncers: Big Chris & Sanchez