The "king of ggpo" tournament


Maybe I’m just reading wrong but are the finals are supposed to look like this?

  1. Players 1, 2, and 3 qualify.

  2. Player 1, 2, and 3 each roll a dice. The two highest rolling players play each other.

  3. The remaining player plays the winner for in the grand finals.

This is just a straight up bye into the final match. Isn’t that something to be avoided? Especially in the finals of a major.

Why not take 4 finalists in order to have a more even finals? Just add another round to the tournament. A daytime round would be nice for those of us who are busy in the evenings or night but could probably be there at 1 or 2 pm.



The time slot has to be resolved asap if you are taking rsvp now.
friday night will be disastrous.
shesho and ultra have already stopped doing casual tourneys on friday because of that.

also may I suggest that people who rsvp only have priority when it’s > 32.
the actual signup should still happen in the lobby like the other tourney.
people flake on these all the time.

also you can consider Round Robin for finals. But that might not be as exciting as elimination tourney.


I think the format for the finals is fine. It may be troublesome, though, due to connecting and disconnecting while many people try to spectate, but round robin would not fix that.


The finals “race to ten” is basically a three way first to ten wins. The first two players play one game. The winner stays and plays the third player. They play one game. Winner stays and plays then faces the other player. Repeat until someone gets ten wins.

We thought about doing a regular round robin but this format seems more exciting. But we’ll see how it turns out, especially in an online format.

I also considered having four finalists but this tournament is already going to go for four weeks and I don’t really want it going any longer than that.

I’m not available to run any daytime tournaments but that could be something to add for the next one and maybe someone can help with running that one. However, if players aren’t going to be available to play in the finals, it seems kind of pointless to run a daytime tournament for this particular series.



Online sign-ups will continue to be accepted after the 32 man pools are filled and players will be alternates (in the order received) for those who do not show up for the tournament. In addition, sign-ups will be accepted in the GGPO ST lobby before the tournament and those players will be added as additional alternates.


Signups are filling up fast. Sign up before it’s too late!

Also, first post updated.


To help keep pings as low as possible, we’re restricting it to players from North America only. (Sorry!)

why’d you register


Art, its probably easier to get at you in this thread at this point since you keep getting lost on the way to IRC.

Jump on irc or pm me your AIM or something, I have some new stream tech you can use for this tourney to make quality better for the stream.


Hey , i did just to add more competition, north America only cmon, if u look back casual ggpo tournaments yito (Mexico)has won a big chunk, mad_Zero (El Salvador) won the other day , kyoya (Mexico) also win , and who knows maybe i woulda hit 1 as well, just saying that if you dont have the latin flavor in it migth not be the best online competition you can get.


Dude your ping is terrible. Everyone knows this.


I would SO be in this if I wasn’t running a sad ping from South Korea! Kick some ass everyone!


Id try to be in. Gona get bodied though. These Sunday nite tournies are always fun.

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I didnt read every post, but is there a way to monitor to see if people are using macro?? its a bitch of a problem that i cant stand when people use


Mexico is in North America…

Or does North America for this tourney = US and Canada?


I initially was going to make this a US/Canada tournament only but I chose “North America” because I wanted to give Yito (Mexico) a chance to enter since he has been doing well and winning a number of the small tournaments people are running what seems like several times a week. I will say that I’ve played Yito a number of times and the connection can be okay at times but often times it’s quite a bit laggy and I’m probably closer to him than most players are. And Yito hasn’t registered for this tournament, so the idea kind of backfired.

A number of people have voiced their concerns about ping being a problem if they go against players from Latin America. And this is a understandable concern because other GGPO tournaments institute a ping limit of I believe 150ms.

This is an online tournament so it will obviously have it’s flaws but this tournament has gained a lot of interest already and is shaping up to be a big tournament and we want this to be unaffected by lag as much as possible so a ping limit may have to be implemented. Stay tuned.


Ill join for support. Kuroppi if you an arturo needs help let me know…


Please note the new start time, 10PM PST, for this Friday’s tournament (Round 1).

Due to concerns with connection problems and due to Sabin’s availability, we need to move the start time back one hour for the first tournament. Sorry for the inconvenience but this change needed to be made to help with the quality of the tournament.

In addition, there will be a ping limit of 150. We will check pings before the start of the tournament. Players whose pings exceed 150 will be replaced with an alternate.


This sounds awesome. I know this might be a stupid question but will there be a stream? Or do we just tune in on GGPO and watch the matches?


And I went through all that trouble putting the stream link in the banner and posts. :wink:

Sabin will be streaming on his channel:

We would like all spectators (in game and out of game) to use the stream to keep the games free of any spectator lag.

Edit: Plus you get to hear Sabin’s great commentary! :tup:


Looking at the signup page, I saw many non-regulars entering.

From my experience playing/running ggpo online tourneys, the most annoying thing is unable to connect.

You’d often have two guys blocking the whole tourney because they cannot connect.

Most likely it’s because their ports are not forwarded correctly (they will tell you it’s forwarded), and they were playing fine with other players because the other guys set it up properly.

I strongly suggest requesting all participants to test their ggpo setup before friday and make sure it works properly. Instead of waiting until friday when kuroppi enters you into the tourney and then you get stuck.

forward UDP ports 6000-6009 to your computer
follow instructions from

download open check port tool

test UDP ports 6000-6009

if everyone can do that and test it prior to the tourney, it would probably make this a successful tourney

(if time permits, during the ping checks, the participants should challenge sabin from EC and cigarbob from WC and make sure they can connect)