Despite being in the community I do not desreve the honor of being a vet just yet. At least not until I pay my dues to the community.
Mobius is the name of a tournament I am planning to do with a few people in NYC. Not just some random area of NYC but in Manhattan in Hunter College. Thanks to a few people I have rented a venue that is roughly 5,000 sq/ft for a decent amount. Our goal is to have a big 2 day event there with players for AE, MK9 , T6/TTT6, 3s, and MVC3. I figured I would write this up to tell you about myself and what I am doing to make this big rather than a random tournament.
I guess the first thing was to get someone that is going to help me with this community. I have look towards people I look up to as players and as tournament hosts. I look to Jago and Mike G. Right now I am talking with both of them. I trust them right now, and to be honest I need to earn their trust some more, but I know it will work out.
So currently I am trying to contact them to see who will make the thread. It is basically a matter of what I think will be best for the event. I did announce the schedule to Jago which is , as follows :
*Day 1 *
11am - 130pm - check in / registration
130pm - 330pm - 3rd strike teams / AE teams
330pm - 630pm - MVC3 teams / MK 9 1v1 / Tekken 6 1v1
630pm - 1130pm - MVC3 1v1 / AE 1v1 / 3rd strike 1v1
*11am-1230pm - Check-in *
1230pm - 230pm - 3rd strike 1v1 final 8 matches
230pm - 430pm - MK9 1v1 Final 8 matches
430pm - 630pm - AE 1v1 final 8 matches
630pm - 830pm - MVC3 final 8 matches
I made it a goal to have this be 2 great days. With that I figured we would make the prices pretty inexpensive. First off
Venue = $20 | $10 per day
Tournament fees : $10 per person each event.
Date : November **12th-13th
That is the most important thing for us. With that we can help to make a huge event. We are also going to be working on Badges so we can keep track of everyone. I think that will help us.
I want to payout top 8. Bottom line if we get the numbers we are suppose to we should pay top 8. NYC is too stacked for a top three pay out.
Overall look of the tournament media wise.
I think one of the main things communities do not use is the use of twitter and facebook. With the community I lead ( the Smash community ) we created a tournament program ( Tio for those who do not know ) that can link to a twitter account. This would help us tremendously. What we can do is use an official twitter ( like a official ______ [ insert tournament name here] ) to post who wins what as well as pictures and such to the twitter. Using the social media to provide better coverage for us will be a great thing for all communities. Twitter is something we should be using more of.
Obviously once promotion gets away a twitter AND facebook page will be made. From that we will make a logo. I have my girlfriend creating logos. Here are 2 that she has made :
As you can see those are very well done. Once I get a thread made by people more in know with this community I will be making those as well.
That is it for today I will probably add some more thoughts along the way about how I want things to look and such.