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.
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.
Will you be available to assist with this before the tourney starts?
Also, please note where you are on the signup page (in the first 32 or listed as an alternate). Though we don’t know how many people may not show up and how many alternates can get in, you should be able to have a general idea of your chances to get in.
The 32 bracket has filled up a while ago but we’re still taking sign ups as alternates and you can even try to sign up in GGPO before the tournament (you never know). I know a couple of people who made the 32 have stated they probably can’t make it now so there will at least be a couple of alternates who make it in. As with any tournament (online or offline) people will flake or have something come up so I would expect a number of alternates to make it in.
In retrospect, I should have opened the signups to round one only and open round two after the first tournament finished and round three next week, so that players who found out about this late, could have a good shot at entering. Live and learn.