SSF2T HD Remix Tournament - Thursday August 20th 2009

PSN SSF2T HD Remix Tournament - Double Elimination Bracket

Organizer: PSN: TitanArch / Titan Arch / TitanArch
Date: Thursday, August 20th
Time: 11PM Eastern, 10PM Central, 9PM Mountain, 8PM Pacific.

1st: AFromatic1234
2nd: djreign78
3rd: Hadouken696969
4th: RenoMD
5th: A_O77, DrAcuLa_MaN
7th: ktm0066, flako2nd
9th: SlipHole79, SRK_BOXER, chrnoxx, binstone
13th: GabbSDF, Mcw00ty, voltronforce5, BloodyRedrum01

NOTE: It’s your responsibility to know the rules. Don’t sign up if you can’t remember them.

Format: Double elimination bracket. 8 player minimum, 32 player maximum.
Matches: Best of three 3-round games. Changed from 5-round games.
Restrictions: Winner sticks to character. Akuma is not allowed.

Signups: North America only, please. Specify PSN Gamertag. Closes one hour prior to start. I’ll keep track of no shows!
Reminders: I will send reminders via private message one day prior to the event.

!!! REQUIRED !!! Tournament Chat: Use your favorite IRC client to join EFnet channel #hdremix. New IRC users can use the browser-based EFnet IRC Network Web Chat client. Nickname = Your PSN Gamertag and Channel = #hdremix. Recommended fat clients: XChat 2 or mIRC. Try this out prior to the tournament.


Seeding: A players’ past tournament performance, reputation (best of lists), and my own judgement will be used for seeding. I may privately ask other players for input. I reserve the right to realign the bracket so that byes due to no-shows go to the higher seeds, therefore playing matches prior to official start is discouraged. Good tournament standing means better seeding in later tournaments!

IMPORTANT: Two little things, namely my kids, have been disrupting the usual schedule at home. Both were sick last night and stayed home today (1st day of kindergarten for the oldest). Hopefully they will have a good day and have a good night of sleep tonight. If they are needing attention tonight, I’m gonna have to postpone this little ditty til next week. I’m going to cap the entries at 16 for now, but add your name to the waitlist in case someone doesn’t show up. Stay tuned.

Tournament Entries
2. Mcw00ty
3. djreign78 [tentative]
4. SlipHole79
7. RenoMD
8. flako2nd
9. A_O77
10. Dracula_Man
12. GabbSDF
13. chrnoxx
14. voltronforce5
16. Afromatic1234
17. Hadouken696969
18. BloodyRedrum01
19. ktm0066
20. binstone
— waiting list begins here —

  1. TitanArch [DEFER]
  2. rice247 [tentative]
  3. jeffhizzle254 [OUT]
  4. Gidoza [OUT]
  5. pinkfloydzx
    — closed (pending messages on PSN)

T-60 minutes: Signups close.
T-30 minutes: Initial bracket posted.
T-15 minutes: Know the match format and protocol before the tournament starts!
T-5 minutes: Join IRC or send me message on PSN for text chat.
T-0 minutes: Official start.
T+5 minutes: I’ll review the no show line up and make minor matchup changes. I don’t want to have BYEs go to those in the bottom half of the draw, so I may shift a few players to fill that gap. No shows are bumped to Loser’s bracket. Do 1st round matches.
T+15 minutes: 1st round matches complete. No shows are DQd. Do 1st round in Loser’s & 2nd round in Winner’s.
The rest will just flow from who wins or loses, and whatever other problems crop up.

The fine print…

Tournament Time Best Practices [TTBP]

  1. You must be online, attentive, and ready to play from the tournament time start until you are eliminated.
  2. Use your favorite IRC client to join EFnet channel #hdremix. New IRC users can use the browser-based EFnet IRC Network Web Chat client. Nickname = Your PSN Gamertag and Channel = #hdremix. Try this out prior to the tournament. If you can’t use IRC, it is your responsibility to contact me via PSN so I can invite you to a text chat room. It is not mandatory that you join, but it is highly recommended for match making and results reporting, and so that other players can communicate with you.
  3. To minimize delays, please do not play other games (HDR or otherwise) while you are still alive in the tournament.
  4. For bracket play, do not complete matches prior to tournament start.
  5. In the absence of a specific rule or guideline, the tournament organizer will use common sense (and so should the players).

Match Making Protocol [MMP]

  1. Contact your opponent(s) via PSN messages or text chat and determine who will host and invite.
  2. If the opponent does not respond, contact tournament organizer to begin 10-minute forfeit timer.
  3. Create a lobby with the required number of slots (all private), and invite the opponents. Be sure to use the correct round settings!
  4. If an opponent cannot connect to the host, try having the problem player create the lobby and send invites.
  5. If players still cannot connect, they must restart their PS3 System (not just exit the game) and retry steps 3 and 4.
  6. If a player still cannot establish a connection, contact tournament organizer who will create a lobby and invite the players.
  7. If one person can join and the other cannot, the bugged user unfortunately must forfeit. If both users cannot join then both users forfeit. There will be a 10 minute timer on this process.
  8. Note: Using invites for match making is not required, but it usually makes the process go more quickly. If you have problem using invites to join games, then the host should start the game as a public lobby. The joining player can use the lobby search filter feature to show only lobbies with the specified number of players (typically 2).

Character Selection Protocol [CSP]

  1. If the tournment signup specifies a player character list, each player must select a character from that list only. Restart the match or ignore the result if an invalid character is selected (the invalid character ought to stand by and get flogged!).
  2. For the first game in a match, each player must pick the first character from the signup list.
  3. For subsequent games, the prior game winner must pick same character and the prior game loser may change characters.

Results Reporting Protocol [RRP]

  1. Notify tournament organizer immediately after match conclusion.
  2. The preferred reporting location will be via PSN message and tournament IRC or text chat room (see TTBP #2).
  3. Match reporting requirements (match result, game result, round result) may vary by tournament format. Be sure to report the correct information.
  4. Incomplete results reporting can result in forfeit.
  5. Match results will be posted on SRK forum thread, or other web document as announced by tournament organizer.

Some of the items listed in the Practices and Protocol sections were based on those stated by eltwopee ( Forums) in June 2009.

Previous Tournaments
Monday July 27th
Monday July 20th

Sign me up!
PSN : mcw00ty

Yup, I’m game.

:xeye:you no im in. want revenge on LOOSECHANGE!!! He beat me in both brackets!!!

In the words of Ryu during a fake fireball, “No can do ken.” Sorry, I’ve been drinking. :stuck_out_tongue:

I’ll have to invite him and see if I can’t get him to use IRC. I’d really like to try just using IRC this time. It’s hard to go back and forth on two chat areas. PSN chat would be fine for 16 or fewer, but I’m kind of expecting more than that.

Yeah, sorry about the non-Monday event. I did the first couple on Monday so you could join in, and we’ll come back to Monday eventually. Just had to try a different night in case that worked better for some other folks.

Could get around that by doing week-long events, but I think that lacks the build-up of a one night event.

Count me in. I’ll be playing as Balrog of course :slight_smile:

It’s totally cool, I’m very appreciative of you holding it on a Monday twice just so I could play. I’m wondering how well I would do on a different day because it seems like Monday is my lucky day.

Okay, sign me up for now, but it’s not definite…

Are a lot of people moving back to college on that day (8/20)?

If I can get out a couple of hours early from work I’m in

Sign me up, thanks for hosting another one

Hmmm…I got my stick back. Yeah, sure why not.

Halfro - Rog

Half-Ro, would you be up for some action tonight? I’ve heard you have a pretty good Rog, I wanna see what ya got. Compare it to my own :slight_smile:

Easily the best Rog I’ve played against. JohnChoi’s roomate (whoever he is) is the only other Rog that I’ve played that is comparable imo.

Sign me up too. Chun Li

Keep it in yer pants, big boy.

Only 167 hours left to sign up…

Im in.

i gotta cancel. got some things i gotta take care of.