UCon@UConn! February 4-6: SSFIV, MBAA, GGAC, and AH3!


#1

This entire post is subject to updates as I find out more information. We?re looking to have everything set by the week before the convention at the very latest. However, you can be rest assured that ***all of these tournaments are going to happen on Saturday (2/5/11) and Sunday (2/6/11)***, but casuals will be all weekend long!

UCon @ UConn (University of Connecticut) in Storrs, CT

February 4-6, 2011

The pinnacle of academia is not to be confused with the absence of gratification. Alas, the fissiparous nature of such concepts is but a mere construction of your subscription to the media. The (chocolate-covered) quarks of February 4th through the 6th will be the host to an amalgam of scholarly pursuit, daring execution, and the greatest victories that any of you reading this post will ever hope to achieve. If you are of quick wit, you have already grasped what awaits you in the blistery northern campus of the University of Connecticut. Rooted in the digital discourse of the planet, let us celebrate the competitive spirit (again) with some fighting games.

Featured Games (We can add/remove games if there is enough/not enough interest. This list is a default guideline.):
Super Street Fighter IV
Arcana Heart 3
Blazblue: Continuum Shift
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core
Melty Blood: Actress Again
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Super Smash Brothers Brawl

Address:
2120 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT, 06269

Parking: There is a lot across directly across the street from the Student Union and a few employee parking lots that are available after 4:00pm on Friday and onwards until the end of the convention.

Registration Fee:
Less popular games: $3
More popular games: $5
-Pot
Winner take all up to 10 participants.
70-20-10 split for 11 or more participants.

Dates/Times:
Saturday:
Melty Blood: Actress Again - 3:00pm
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core - 4:00pm
Arcana Heart 3 - 5:00pm
Super Smash Brothers Brawl - 6:00pm
Super Smash Brothers Melee - 8:00pm

Sunday:
Blazblue: Continuum Shift 12:00pm
Super Street Fighter IV 1:00pm

Rules/Regulations:
General
-BYOC (Bring your own controller/stick)
-Button mapping will be allowed. Let your opponent know before the match.
-Pausing during a round results in that player losing that round.
-Double blind pick for people that don’t want to be counter picked during the first match. It’s available upon request. Call an announcer if you need any help with this.
-PS3 versions of Arcana Heart 3 and Street Fighter 4 will be used.
-PS2 versions of Guilty Gear and Melty Blood will be used.
-Double Elimination Best 2 out of 3 Matches, Finals will be Best 3 out of 5 Matches. Each match will be best 2 out of 3 Rounds.
-Winner keeps the same character. The loser can choose a new character.
-All console characters are tournament legal unless otherwise noted.
-All Seeding will be done by Location, just make sure you tell us your location when you sign up because if you don’t we will just leave it the way it is and you will be out of luck.
-Be on time. If any tournament organizer calls your name, be ready to play. If we have to call you more than five times in one minute increments, you will be disqualified. Exceptions will be made to those already in other tournament matches. Getting food is not an excuse! Plan ahead of time.

Super Street Fighter IV (PS3 Version)
-Double Elimination
-Timer set to 99 seconds
-Best 2 out of 3 rounds
-Best 2 out of 3 matches (Losers, Winners, and Grand Finals are best 3 out of 5)
-Button binding is allowed

Arcana Heart 3 Singles (PS3 Version)
-Double Elimination
-Timer set to 99 seconds
-Best 2 out of 3 rounds
-Best 2 out of 3 matches (Losers, Winners, and Grand Finals are best 3 out of 5)
-Button binding is allowed

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Singles (PS2 US Version)
-Double Elimination
-Timer set to 99 seconds
-Best 2 out of 3 rounds
-Best 2 out of 3 matches (Losers, Winners, and Grand Finals are best 3 out of 5)
-Button binding is allowed
-EX, Shadow, and Gold characters are banned
-Kliff and Justice are banned (GGAC+)

Melty Blood: Actress Again Singles (PS2 Japanese Version)
-Double Elimination
-Timer set to 99 seconds
-Best 2 out of 3 rounds
-Best 2 out of 3 matches (Losers, Winners, and Grand Finals are best 3 out of 5)
-Button binding is allowed
-Original Balance settings will be used
-Archetype Earth is banned


#2

Alright, due to the amount of games that are being requested, I’m expanding this fighting game tournament business to both Saturday and Sunday. How would everyone feel about SSFIV being on Sunday?


#3

As I posted up on MB, I’ll be there… probably. SF4, AH3, and MBAA. I don’t think any of the tournaments are going to be so huge that you’ll need to spread it out over two days. I can help run something if you need.


#4

I will be there since I’m a UConn student but I probably wont play in any tournaments since I’m terrible. If anyone needs help finding their way around or something let me know


#5

@HBRD: Any and all help running tournaments is appreciated. I want to be as efficient and organized as possible so everything runs smoothly.

I’ve updated the main post with times and dates! Now all you guys need to do is show up. Just a reminder, admission to the convention is free, so you don’t just have to play video games while you’re at UCon@UConn.


#6

I will do my best to make it! I should have no issue


#7

Haha uconn I remember that place.

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#8

ill be there saturday running a table with my girlfriend. SSF4 should be on saturday :3


#9

I’m in there for GGXXAC, SSFIV, and AH3.


#10

I think MannyO, TommyTwoTime and myself will probably be coming sunday for some SSF4. How do the setups look?


#11

Bring a set-up just incase. Last time I was at the Ucon tourney there wasn’t too many set-ups. If you have a ps3 please bring a set up.


#12

Mindgam3, do you need more systems, more TVs, or both?


#13

BRING EVERYTHING.

But seriously, all help is appreciated. Also, I bumped up SSFIV to 1:00pm on Sunday since UCon@UConn is closing up shop early on Sunday afternoon.


#14

I should be able to bring a TV, PS2, PS3, SSFIV, and BBCS (even though I haven’t even played my copy of it). There’s a small chance I’ll have AH3 by then, but I wouldn’t count on it, unfortunately.


#15

Can someone post a link to the Uconn campus weather alert. Convention vendors received an email that if the campus is closed on Saturday due to weather(its forecasted to snow) the convention will not be happening. This will be important for people coming out of state


#16

Not sure if it will get listed here but this lists cancelations/delays: Emergency Closings


#17

Work called me in so I won’t be able to go tomorrow. :frowning:


#18

Probably not going to make it now either. Weather just sucks.