Cool Idea, I might enter.
Kuroppi, friday night is a bad idea, unless it’s pass 11pm PST…
This sounds exciting
PS Please also ban turbo and macros and excessive shit talking and crying
Is this because of connection issues? MuffinMan told me doing it this early might be a problem because of that last night.
I don’t mind moving it back (it actually works better for me) but it depends on Sabin and one of the main reasons was to make it more convenient for people on the East Coast. Moving it to 11PM PST will start the tournament at 2AM for East Coasters, which is probably too late, seeing as tournaments usually last a couple of hours, though we’ll try our best to run it as quickly as possible.
If anyone is caught with turbo or macros, they’ll be disqualified and banned. As for trash talking and crying, well, I assume there’s going to be alot of that when certain people lose. But anything excessive can get you banned from future tournaments.
Yeah you need to cross challenge 20 times to get a casual game going on friday night.
People will probably drop out of the tournament after a few tries.
Thurs/Sunday would be better imo, but that depends on sabin, you and whoever that is helping to run this.
I think we need explicit rules in case two players cannot connect.
Everyone should monitor me for turbos and macros, but mostly because I like the attention.
IMO the best night to do it on would be a Thursday or Sunday. Friday just wont work unless we can nuke KOF.
Also 2/3 just isn’t needed. Just make the whole thing 3/5. It isn’t like you are trying to really save any time playing on only two cabinets.
Sabin said he can do Friday or Sunday. Late Sunday night wouldn’t work for most people (obviously) so It’s going to have to be on Friday. So the only thing we could possibly do is move it back but I’ll have to talk to Sabin about that.
Early Sunday evening/afternoon would be great (for me). Thanks for organizing this Kuroppi (and Sabin).
Just posted it up on my twitter/fb to blow it up. Once everything is in place I’ll post on IPW myself. Get back to me when everything is ready (regarding what to do in case of disconnection, in case of slight schedule change, etc)
So no fun ah.
Cool, I’ll enter!
Maybe I’m just reading wrong but are the finals are supposed to look like this?
Players 1, 2, and 3 qualify.
Player 1, 2, and 3 each roll a dice. The two highest rolling players play each other.
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.