GB Anarchy Reigns Tournament (Sign-ups + Discussion)

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#1 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19347 posts) -

So following the thread I created to gauge interest on a Giant Bomb community event for Anarchy Reigns, I've decided to follow through and host a tournament. It'll take place on Sunday, January 13th at 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST (unless many have any objections). I actually don't know a lot of the finer details because I'm not that knowledgeable about the game yet, but regardless:

Rules

The tournament will be divided into 3 phases. Phase 1 will be Battle Royale, Phase 2 will be Death Match and Phase 3 will be Cage Match. The default settings for these modes will be kept and nothing's being banned (so all abilities, characters and stages are allowed). Assuming the maximum number of players for the PS3 version of the tourney show up:

PS3 Tournament Rules:

Phase 1 - Battle Royale [19 players]

The 25 players will be separated into three groups of 8 players. These three groups will then engage in a standard 10 min. Battle Royale. At the end, the bottom 1 scoring players of each group will be eliminated and will not proceed to Phase 2. If a group loses track of who the bottom 1 scoring players were at the very end, they'll have to engage in another Battle Royale match.

Phase 2 - Death Match [16 players]

The 16 remaining players will be separated into four groups of 4 people each to engage in a standard 5 min. Death Match. There will be 3 rounds of these Death Matches with the same groups and with a point system being used for the end of each round according to the final scores:

  1. 1st place gets 7 points.
  2. 2nd place gets 5 points.
  3. 3rd place gets 3 points.
  4. 4th place gets 0 points.

The single top scoring player for each group at the end of the 3 Death Match rounds will proceed to Phase 3. If a player forgets how many points they got at the end of a round, they'll just get 0 points.

Phase 3 - Cage Match [4 players]

The 4 remaining players will engage in Cage Matches in a standard, single elimination bracket. It will be a best of 3 rounds for a set, with the loser eliminated from the tournament. Only the loser of a round will be allowed to switch characters, with the winner forced to play with the same one.

Xbox 360 Tournament Rules:

Phase 1 - Battle Royale [6 players]

The 8 players will face each other in a standard, 10 min. Battle Royale. Because no one will be eliminated in Phase 1, points will be earned according to final positions:

  1. 1st place gets 8 points.
  2. 2nd place gets 7 points.
  3. 3rd place gets 6 points.
  4. ...
  5. 8th place gets 1 point.

Keep track of the number of points you get so that you may accumulate the amount you've earned in Phase 1 and 2. If you forget the number of points you've earned in the Battle Royale, you'll be given 0 points.

Phase 2 - Death Match [6 players]

The 8 players will be separated into two groups of 3 people each to engage in a standard 5 min. Death Match. There will be 3 rounds of these Death Matches with the same groups and with a point system being used for the end of each round according to the final scores:

  1. 1st place gets 7 points.
  2. 2nd place gets 5 points.
  3. 3rd place gets 3 points.
  4. 4th place gets 0 points.

The two top scoring players for each group at the end of the 3 Death Match rounds will proceed to Phase 3. If a player forgets how many points they got at the end of a round, they'll just get 0 points.

Phase 3 - Cage Match [4 players]

The 4 remaining players will engage in Cage Matches in a standard, single elimination bracket. It will be a best of 3 rounds for a set, with the loser eliminated from the tournament. Only the loser of a round will be allowed to switch characters, with the winner forced to play with the same one.

Additional rule: I'll pretty much disqualify anyone who isn't over at http://giantbombing.com/chat/ in the #GB_AR channel at the time the tournament starts.

How to Sign Up

Post:

XBL Gamertag:

PSN ID:

This'll give me an idea of how many people are actually gonna participate in this for both consoles and will tell me how to adjust the tournament roster. Challonge will not be required for brackets (probably). If you're not sure you'll be able to make it, just mention it.

Sign-ups will end at 5:00 PM on Saturday.

When

The tournament will take place on Sunday, January 13th @ 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST.

Prizes (Xbox 360)

1st place: Rage (Steam) [Thanks to

2nd place: Bastion (Steam) [Thanks to

3rd place: Dota 2 (Steam) [Thanks to

Prizes (PS3)

1st place: Civilization V (Steam) [Thanks to

2nd place: To the Moon (Steam) [Thanks to

3rd place: Dota 2 (Steam) [Thanks to

Xbox 360 Entrants

UsernameXBL Gamertag
CheesebobTeignNews
MesoianMesoian
EarlessShrimpEarlessShrimp
VonocourtVonocourt
GreencaptGreenCapt
SarumarineSarumarine
Dragon4234Dragon4234
TheMartinoIts The Tino

PS3 Entrants

UsernamePSN ID
FluxWaveZFluxWaveZ
Commisar123Commisar123
Make_Me_MadMake_me_sad
SamStrifeSamStrife
BrodehouseBrodehouse
AkridAkr1D
YummyleeYummylee
MrWoksMrWoks
ServanteyJGALM14
csx009soopamang
Joeyoe31Joeyoe31
Solh0und*Solh0und
IrrelevantJohnxLLeg3ndX
NikoranNikoran_
SnowgoonsSnowgoons
megabite10164Megabyte10164
LiquidusLiquidRob
wolfskind*pfefferwasser
DonChipotleLanzir04
MalkavianJDMalkavianJD
dropabombonitKingboruc
smokeyd123*Smokey123
hakuninherringson
kaziowihorakaziowihora

*Uncertain sign-up

Information, particularly regarding the rules, will be updated sooner rather than later. http://giantbombing.com/chat/ and put the channel "#GB_AR".

Streams

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#2 Posted by MB (12435 posts) -

Got one

Moderator
#3 Posted by Commisar123 (1793 posts) -

Sure I'll join up

PSN Commisar123

#4 Posted by Bocam (3755 posts) -

I got two copies of Dota 2 and one copy of To the Moon to offer as prizes

#5 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3102 posts) -

I'll sign up for it, yeah.

PSN is Make_me_sad

#6 Posted by Cheesebob (1239 posts) -

I will sign up for sure!

TeignNews - Xbox 360

#7 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

Count me in on the PSN for sure! SamStrife is my name.

#8 Posted by Brodehouse (9953 posts) -

I'll play.

PSN is Brodehouse.

#9 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Bayonets seems to be a character that is a bit OP. I'll come back and sign up when I get the game.

#10 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

Hell yeah!

Akr1D on PSN.

#11 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

Yeah, I'm in. Mesoian: 360

#12 Edited by Yummylee (21695 posts) -

Hmm, I'm definitely interested, though naturally I wanna play the thing first and see if I can at least have some fun with it. Still, put me down as Yummylee (PS3) anywhoo just in case. I hope that Blacker Baron is a character I can get good with because I fucking love his ultra testosterone, mega-pimp character design.

#13 Posted by Bocam (3755 posts) -

Put me down for the 360 tournament FeathredDrip

#14 Posted by MrWoks (37 posts) -

Sign me up.

PSN: MrWoks

#15 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19347 posts) -

Added prizes.

Online
#16 Posted by Servantey (20 posts) -

Count me in Flux PSN: JGALM14

#17 Posted by NapTimeSleeper (330 posts) -

I'll join. PSN: NapTimeSleeper

#18 Posted by csx009 (48 posts) -

i'm down

psn - soopamang

#19 Posted by Joeyoe31 (820 posts) -

I'm in.

PSN: Joeyoe31

#20 Posted by DocHaus (1334 posts) -

On one hand I reeeeealy want in, on the other hand it's NFL Playoffs time and I may not be near the TV at home when this thing starts.

#21 Posted by Solh0und (1775 posts) -

Put me down as a maybe. With social life and work happening around that same weekend, I can't say for sure I'll be playing.

PSN: Solh0und

#22 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1072 posts) -

Yo I have no life so I'm in:

PSN: xLLeg3ndX

#23 Edited by Nikoran (165 posts) -

I'll sign up if it's still open.

PSN: Nikoran_

Note: I am in the UK so I don't know if this will be an obstacle for me being able to attend. Message me on PSN if I'm allowed, though.

#24 Edited by EarlessShrimp (1640 posts) -

I'll sign up, why not. I will say, it depends on my work schedule. Not 100% sure if I work that sunday or not. I guess in that case I'll be a maybe at this point.

XB360: EarlessShrimp

#25 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

Well, I unlocked the last character last night so it's now a case of finding the one that suits me the most.

#26 Posted by Solh0und (1775 posts) -

Figure I post this here but let's keep this game alive with some sort of fight night every week after this tournament is done.

#27 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

@Solh0und:YEAH! We need a tag battle night.

#28 Posted by Vonocourt (2130 posts) -

I'll give it a shot.

X360: Vonocourt

#29 Edited by Snowgoons (17 posts) -

Let's do this! =)

PSN: Snowgoons

Watch below to get pumped again!!!!!!!

#30 Posted by Demoskinos (14851 posts) -

@Snowgoons said:

Let's do this! =)

PSN: Snowgoons

Watch below to get pumped again!!!!!!!

Hmmm... that trailer certainly does look better than all the other game play I've seen.

#31 Posted by Snowgoons (17 posts) -

@Demoskinos: I just came across it before remembering to sign up for the tournament lol. I was kinda still having a small feeling like "ehhh I dunno if I would be getting this game if it was $59.99" then after watching, there is a lot of COOL stuff to experience for $29.99. =)

#32 Posted by Demoskinos (14851 posts) -

@Snowgoons said:

@Demoskinos: I just came across it before remembering to sign up for the tournament lol. I was kinda still having a small feeling like "ehhh I dunno if I would be getting this game if it was $59.99" then after watching, there is a lot of COOL stuff to experience for $29.99. =)

Hmm well I have a $25 gift card so possibly I'll make a half-assed attempt tomorrow to see if we got any copies in at work.

#33 Posted by Yummylee (21695 posts) -

@SamStrife said:

Well, I unlocked the last character last night so it's now a case of finding the one that suits me the most.

Just how does the accessibility of the characters work btw? For both single player and multiplayer. Actually can you even select your character for the single player, or do you only play exclusively as Jack?

#34 Posted by megabite10164 (41 posts) -

PSN: Megabyte10164

I was wondering which system to purchase this for. This tournament cemented it down.

#35 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3102 posts) -

@Yummylee: There's two sides to the story mode, Black and White, which follow Jack and Leo respectively. While the majority of the time is spent playing as those characters, on the occasions when a team up happens in the story you'll get a choice of some of the other cast member- Jack teams up with the Blacker Baron and Mathilda on a pretty regular basis, for instance, so you'll get to try them out (and a few others) throughout.

Also, there are 6 characters available at the start- Jack, Baron, Mathilda, Leo, Sasha, and Nikolai. The others are unlocked during the story modes, with each side unlocking certain characters. Black side, for instance, gives you Big Bull, Rin Rin, Zero and Max, in that order, while White Side gives you Durga, Garuda, Oinkie, Ai Rin, Fei Rin, and Douglas.

There's another hidden character for beating both story modes and the Red Side final mission with both Jack and Leo.

#36 Posted by Yummylee (21695 posts) -

@Make_Me_Mad: Aha, alritey then. Cheers for the info!

#37 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

Sure, I'll bite.

Xbox GT: Mr Muffinzzz

#38 Posted by Greencapt (4 posts) -

Picking this up tomorrow. Don't know if I'll be tournament quality by the 13th but I'd be up for some play later on no doubt.

XBOX gt: GreenCapt

#39 Posted by Liquidus (946 posts) -

Alright, got this preordered, gonna get Bayonetta bonus so I'm in.

PSN ID: LiquidRob

#40 Posted by Sarumarine (2248 posts) -

I'm excited for this. Consider me in.

XBOX: Sarumarine

#41 Edited by EarlessShrimp (1640 posts) -

UPDATE: I checked the calendar at work today and that day should work fine. Consider me full-on. Oh, and if anyone is down for a little dicking around feel free to add me on XBL and we can fiddle about.

#42 Posted by Ducksworth (662 posts) -

I hope interest in this game sticks around, I would love to play with some duders but I haven`t committed to purchasing the game yet.

#43 Posted by DonChipotle (2763 posts) -

Maybe it is because it was day one, but on PS3 I had a hard time getting into matches. I got into lobbies just fine, but often we were waiting for upwards of five minutes for people to join before the host got bored and left. This was both on ranked and player matches.

I hope this game doesn't die before it has a chance to get going. The matches I did play were incredibly fun.

#44 Posted by Yummylee (21695 posts) -

@DonChipotle said:

Maybe it is because it was day one, but on PS3 I had a hard time getting into matches. I got into lobbies just fine, but often we were waiting for upwards of five minutes for people to join before the host got bored and left. This was both on ranked and player matches.

I hope this game doesn't die before it has a chance to get going. The matches I did play were incredibly fun.

How's the competition from what you did manage to play? I know that you're still new to the game, but curious to hear if there's perhaps a bunch of Japanese players/importers who are skilled enough to completely wipe the floor with everyone else.

#45 Posted by DonChipotle (2763 posts) -

@Yummylee said:

@DonChipotle said:

Maybe it is because it was day one, but on PS3 I had a hard time getting into matches. I got into lobbies just fine, but often we were waiting for upwards of five minutes for people to join before the host got bored and left. This was both on ranked and player matches.

I hope this game doesn't die before it has a chance to get going. The matches I did play were incredibly fun.

How's the competition from what you did manage to play? I know that you're still new to the game, but curious to hear if there's perhaps a bunch of Japanese players/importers who are skilled enough to completely wipe the floor with everyone else.

All I managed to ply was team death match. Outside of the one person who was rank 50, everyone was hovering around between 1-5 and so it was pretty much an even field. Some of the rank one guys were pretty damn fierce, though. I never felt like any one team was totally dominating and everyone managed to put up a fight. I kinda don't like how you get more health the more dudes you kill so people who take an early lead will often be in control of a match until someone busts out a Rampage.

#46 Posted by kaziowihora (4 posts) -

that sounds fun, I'm in.

PSN: kaziowihora

#47 Posted by Dragon4234 (133 posts) -

I'm f'ing game. I'll be that asshole recording the matches I'm in.

GT: Dragon4234

#48 Edited by Ducksworth (662 posts) -

About to fire up the game. I'm game for this weekend!

Well that was pretty fun, didn't get very far but I feel the price tag was justified. With the way I was playing I'm not sure how long my controllers are going to last though. Question for people who pre-ordered the game, is Bayo a specific DLC code or something? I didn't pre-order but I went in hoping that playing the game during launch day would have popped up some sort of DLC message.

#49 Edited by Snowgoons (17 posts) -

@Ducksworth: Well, the Bayo DLC is a specific code, mine is not working. No clue what is going on. EB games said they would have more codes in by the end of Jan 9th hopefully and to try back then. They did give me 3 codes total to try so far and all of them are not working. If all of a sudden one of the codes works I will gladly give you and someone else one. I am not sure if/when they will work if at all, so please don't get too excited or something xD but yeah, I dunno LOVING the game it's like what I needed in terms of gaming so sick of FPS' atm, between this and XCOM I am a happy camper :D Just a bit of a downer that my code didn't work I was pumped for some Bayonetta action :P

EDIT: Found a post on GameZone.com talking about the codes not working for a lot of PS3 users >__> you can see it HERE so yeah in the event that they activate the actual codes I have I will definitely be open to maybe tossing them to Ducksworth and someone else :P

#50 Posted by Yummylee (21695 posts) -

@Snowgoons: Oh hey, you're the guy who added me on PSN. I thought your name looked familiar.

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