So as a follow-up to the cross-site tournament we had earlier this month, I've decided to host what is possibly the last Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena event in the form of a GB P4A league. The first session will take place on Saturday, December 1st and it will continue for five weeks, or until the end of December. This will only be open to PS3 players.
How this will work
Players who sign up to participate in the league will meet up on a weekly basis starting on December 1st. A season will last a month, meaning the last meeting date of season 1 will be on December 29th.
This will be done in a round robin format, so everyone will be able to battle against each others. Looking at a bracket I made on Challonge with a theoretical list of 10 participants, I'm thinking that there will be two separate groups of people so that the process goes much faster during the meetings. The people in these groups will be shuffled randomly per week, with a single big group being formed on the last meeting.
The actual rules will potentially vary from week to week, but winners will always be decided by a best 2 out of 3 matches. Based on matches won, players will earn points and these points are what will determine the rankings. The point system:
- Win a set (winning a best out of 3) = 2 points
- Win a match, but not a set = 1 points
- Lose both matches in a set = 0 points
Now these point values might change before the session on December 1st because I've chosen them randomly. Also, they might also change on a weekly basis as I modify the rules.
How to sign up
I'll be separating participants into separate groups where each group will have their own round robins. The people in the groups will be shuffled randomly on a weekly basis.
The groups will be created through Challonge, but players will not be able to post the results of their matches directly on Challonge. Report the results to me through the general PMs I will send you or through this thread so I can put the results myself.
- Session 1 = December 1st
- Session 2 = December 8th
- Session 3 = December 15th
- Session 4 = December 22nd
- Session 5 = December 29th
These are all Saturdays. Uh, I guess the time of these meetings will be at 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST, but I'm ready to change that to suit as many participants as possible.
- $20 USD via Paypal or Steam purchase
- Crayon Physics Deluxe (Steam) [Thanks to IrrelevantJohn]
- Limbo, Amnesia, Psychonauts and Sword & Sorcery Bundle (Steam) [Thanks to Brodehouse]
- The Binding of Isaac + Wrath of the Lamb DLC (Steam) [Thanks to Bloo561]
- The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut (Steam) [Thanks to aznjon12]
Raffle (Thanks to
- Half Minute Hero Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy (Steam)
- Ys: The Oath in Felghana (Steam)
- Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Steam)
Raffle (Thanks to
Raffle (Thanks to
- A Valley Without Wind (Steam)
Raffle (Thanks to @YI-Orange)
- Broken Sword Franchise (?) (GOG)
- Avadon: The Black Fortress (GOG)
- Cogs (GOG)
- Swords and Soldiers HD (GOG)
- Puzzle Agent 2 (GOG)
- Anomaly: Warzone Earth (GOG)
*To qualify for the raffle, the user must participate in at least 2 sessions)
Final point standings (percentage; # of matches won = # of points)
1. FluxWaveZ - 97.50% [39/40 matches]
2. aznjon12 - 95.00% [38/40 matches]
3. MDYu - 78.94% [30/38 matches]
4. Xomero - 77.50% [31/40 matches]
5. Liquidus - 71.42% [30/42 matches]
6. Make_Me_Mad - 71.05% [27/38 matches]
7. Brodehouse - 69.04% [29/42 matches]
8. InfiniteSpark - 65.79% [25/38 matches]
9. YI_Orange - 63.88% [23/36 matches]
10. IrrelevantJohn - 62.50% [25/40 matches]
11. Spikes799 - 60.53% [23/38 matches] *Absent during session #1
12. gravitypenguin - 52.63% [20/38 matches] *Absent during session #2, 4
13. TheFakePsychic - 50.00% [20/40 matches]
14. ESREVER - 47.39% [18/38 matches]
15. Messenko - 45.24% [19/42 matches] *Absent during session #4
16. SeriousSam0 - 42.11% [16/38 matches]
17. Commisar123 - 41.67% [15/36 matches] *Absent during session #4
18. Servantey - 36.84% [14/38 matches] *Absent during session #3, 5
19. Vashyron - 19.23% [5/26 matches] *Absent during session #4, 5
20. Bloo561 - 7.89% [3/38 matches] *Absent during session #4
BigBob - 0% [0/8 matches] *Started in session #2, absent during session #3, 4 LightningYamasha - 0% [0/8 matches] *Absent during session #1
Archive of previous events
So like I said, this might be the very last P4A thing on Giant Bomb, so I'm hoping enough people participate to make it worth it.