I’m sure most of you have heard about the team STHD exhibition event to be held at EVO2009. If not look here:
I’d like to have a qualifier tournament for spots on the team, and doing it at the MWC, the Midwest’s largest tournament, only makes sense.
At Nickel City, space permitting.
On Saturday after the SF4 and possibly after GGXX. This would put the start time somewhere in the neighborhood of 4pm - 7pm. At this point, this start time is a bit flexible because we are borrowing tournament TVs and PS3s from Jason. If someone is willing to pony up some extra equipment, we could get this going sooner in the day.
Nothing monetary, simply your time. In return, you get an opportunity to play on the big screen at EVO2009 in one of the featured grudge matches.
You must fulfill the following requirements to participate the qualifier tournament:
- Have a pulse
- Be from the Midwest (MN, ND, SD, WI, IL, IA, KS, NE, MO, OH, MI)*
*“Boarder” Midwest states likes KY and TN need an official ruling from the EVO staff to okay participation.
- You have to be going to EVO. If you don’t think you’ll be going to EVO, please don’t participate. I’d prefer you to not ruin someone’s chances that is going for sure.
Here is what I know as of today:
3 spots are available, yes 3. Two people have been given automatic spots by me based on their past experience:
-Jesse Howard from Minneapolis, MN (Ryu)
-NKI from St. Louis (M. Bison/Dictator)
Yes I know STHD is a new game but let’s face it, it’s not that different. Both of these players have proven their chops in tournaments over the years, their spots are not up for grabs unless they decide to not go to EVO.
My spot is up for grabs. Since I haven’t proven anything in a long time, I plan on having to qualify just like anyone else.
Anyone that doesn’t qualify in the top 5 will be an alternate in order in which you finish in the tournament. In the case of a tie breaker, those players can play off in order to determine the alternate order.
You cannot play M. Bison (Dictator) or Ryu in the tournament. Everyone has to be a different character and Jesse and Nick have already taken those two. If that’s your guy, too bad. Pick someone else.
Akuma is allowed
You must declare what character you are using at the start of the tournament and stay with that one character until the conclusion of the tournament. You are allowed to change your character at the start of the next tournament. Once a character is claimed by another team member, you cannot play that character in a later tournament.
*7) At this point I plan on running 3 separate tournaments, double elimination, single game matches, grand finals of each tournament 2/3 games.
If there is a low number of participants, I may change the number of games to 2/3, 3/5 grand finals if time allows and if the participants agree to it.*
If we have 2 stations to play on, I think we could rip through this in no time. I’d also like some help running the brackets or at least access to a laptop with Bracketmaker. I personally don’t have a laptop, but that program is great to keep things running efficiently.