GB Persona 4 Arena Tournament #2 (PS3)

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#1 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19353 posts) -
Thanks to MikeFightNight for the header

It's been almost a month since the release of Persona 4 Arena and the tournament I organized alongside it, so I thought it'd be a good idea to organize another community tourney since people had fun the last time. The plan's to have it take place on the weekend of September 15-16. This will only be open to PS3 players.

Also, I don't expect this to be as big as the first tournament. There'll most likely be less people participating, there'll be less prizes and, obviously, the excitement surrounding P4A has naturally subsided a bit since a month ago. Hopefully the participation will still be good enough for it to be a fun time for those involved.

Past Tournament Champions

Tournament #1:

Rules:

  • The tournament will be played in a double elimination format, so players will need to lose a match twice to be eliminated.
  • Matches will be best 2 out of 3 rounds for 99 seconds each round. Winner will be best 2 out of 3 matches.
  • Semi-finals (Losers and Winners bracket) and grand finals will be best 2 out of 3 rounds for 99 seconds each round. Winner will be best 3 out of 5 matches.
  • A player that loses a match is allowed to switch characters, however a player who wins must choose the same character as his previous match.
  • If a player drops during a round, it is up to the opponent to decide if he agrees to do a rematch or not.
  • Saving a replay of your matches is recommended, because if there is a dispute between two players as to who actually won and no one provides proof, I'll have to disqualify both of the players for the sake of fairness.

How to sign up:

Post:

Username:

PSN ID:

*****

Sign-ups will be on Challonge like last time. This is to prevent people who say they'll be participating in the tourney but don't show up. You'll need a Challonge account to do this, so sign up for one here if you don't have one. Try to name your Challonge account as closely as you can to your GB username to avoid confusion.

*****

Reason I'm requiring Challonge accounts is because players will be able to report the results of their matches themselves instead of having to constantly update the brackets myself.

When:

Tournament starts on Saturday, September 15th and ends on Sunday, September 16th. This time I'm thinking that things can hopefully be completed in an interval of two days instead of three. Specific times have yet to be determined, but the tournament will probably start at 12:00 PM EDT.

Official Challonge sign-ups will be open on September 14th from 5:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM PDT to September 15th, 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 PM PDT. So players should arrive and sign up on the page before the limit or else they won't be included in the bracket and won't be able to participate in the tournament. Signing up doesn't take long to do at all, so this shouldn't be a problem.

I'll post the sign-up page on September 15th and the bracket will be posted after the sign-up page is closed.

Times are when rounds should be finished by:

Phase 1 (Starts on September 15)

Round 1: .....................W: 10:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM PDT

...................................L: 11:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM PDT

Round 2: .....................W: 11:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM PDT

...................................L: 6:00 PM EDT / 3:00 PM PDT (September 16)

Phase 2 (Starts on September 16)

Round 3: .....................W: 5:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM PDT

...................................L: 6:00 PM EDT / 3:00 PM PDT

Round 4: .....................W: 6:00 PM EDT / 3:00 PM PDT

....................................L: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT

Semi-Finals: ......................W: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT

....................................L: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT

Grand Finals: ............................. 9:00 PM EDT / 6:00 PM PDT

Prizes:

First Place

Desura games (thanks to IrrelevantJohn)

Persona 4 Collection 1 [Blu-ray] (thanks to Bocam)

*User must have at least 100 posts or be a premium member to qualify for this prize

Second Place

Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition (PC) or Puzzle Agent (Steam Gift) (thanks to gravitypenguin)

Third Place

Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition (PC) or Puzzle Agent (Steam Gift) [Based on second place choice] (thanks to gravitypenguin)

Entrants:

UsernamePSN ID
FluxWaveZFluxWaveZ
TheFakePsychicTheFakePsychic
DolphinButterDolphin_Butter
InfiniteSparkRuriKidA
PhatmacBlazeluminos
BrodehouseBrodehouse
ESREVERMaceX
YI_OrangeYI-Orange
IrrelevantJohnxLLeg3ndX
EpidehlEpidehl
gravitypenguingravitypenguin
ServanteyJGAlM14
Hadoken101Hado725
NottleNottotonni
SeriousSam0wiimotechance
DarkShaperDarkShaper
_Soki_IxGunMonkeyxI
MikeFightNightMikeFIghtNight
DarokiDarokyu
Juno500Juno500
Keystone_YinzerKeystone_Yinzer
arkkkkkkkyuutsushounen
Class_A_NinjaClass_A_Ninja
Grim_2_Grim-2-
MDYuxxnickixx
MessenkoInfernoDrive
KuutochiKuutochi
aznjon12aznjon09
XomeroXomero
LiquidusLiquidRob

I'm going to have to think about some things concerning scheduling (maybe after speculating on the number of people showing up), but otherwise that should be everything. Do you guys think we should continue using the previous tournament discussion thread (where I'd edit the OP for the new tourney) or should there be a new one when the time comes? In any case, for ease of communication, I suggest tourney players go on http://giantbombing.com/chat/ and put in the channel "#GB_P4A".

Archive

http://www.youtube.com/user/IrrelevantJohn

Grand Finals:

#2 Edited by TheFakePsychic (194 posts) -

I'm still down to party, although I bet I won't do nearly as well as last time.

Besides, streaming stuff is fun!

(Hahaaaa, forgetting to put my PSN: TheFakePsychic)

#3 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1915 posts) -

Sure, why not?

PSN: Dolphin_Butter

#4 Posted by InfiniteSpark (309 posts) -

OK, I'll be able to play this time, though I'm not sure how well my skills will be by then.

PSN: RuriKidA

#5 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

I haven't played in a month so don't beat me too bad!

PSN: Blazeluminos

#6 Posted by Brodehouse (9966 posts) -

Hasn't played in three weeks! Mitsuru game is all fucked up now! Just have to rely on air B!

PSN is Brodehouse.

#7 Posted by ESREVER (2694 posts) -

Suuuuuuuure

PSN: MaceX

#8 Posted by YI_Orange (1151 posts) -

My chances of winning this one are almost definitely zero, but sure.

PSN: YI-Orange

#9 Edited by IrrelevantJohn (1074 posts) -

I'm in. Hopefully I can get past the first round of either brackets.

PSN: xLLeg3ndX

#10 Posted by Epidehl (302 posts) -

Got way more into this game than I ever expected to, so why not.

PSN: Epidehl

#11 Posted by gravitypenguin (72 posts) -

Woo runback, let's go!

PSN: gravitypenguin

I'll see if I can find anything neat to ante up for prizes this time too.

#12 Posted by Servantey (20 posts) -

Another Tourney ey? Well with me taking this cast off my hand in two days I will participate if you will allow :o

PSN: JGAlM14

#13 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2054 posts) -

I'd join, but I have work that Sunday. I wish the best of luck to everyone!

#14 Edited by Hadoken101 (796 posts) -

I got the game too late for the last one so I'd love to get in on this one.

PSN: Hado725

I need to train hard so I don't look too free T_T

#15 Posted by Nottle (1915 posts) -

Hey I got the game a week ago. I wouldn't mind playing it. Still doing the story mode. Hopefully I'll be available that day.

PSN name is Nottotonni

#16 Posted by Dan_Persona (57 posts) -

PSN ID: wiimotechance

#17 Posted by DarkShaper (1338 posts) -

Why the hell not

PSN: DarkShaper

#18 Posted by Vashyron (207 posts) -

As much as I would love to play P4A with you amazing people again, I will be out of town that weekend. Good luck to everyone though!

#19 Edited by _Soki_ (101 posts) -

Count me in.

You might as well just rehash the old tourney discussion thread.

PSN: IxGunMonkeyxI

#20 Posted by FLStyle (4723 posts) -

I demand works streaming magic once again. It was criminal that his stream wasn't the stream embeded in http://www.giantbomb.com/chat/ last time around.

#21 Posted by TheFakePsychic (194 posts) -

@FLStyle: There will definitely be streaming, don't even worry about that. I might do some stuff soonish too, since I seriously need to get back into practice.

#22 Posted by MikeFightNight (1110 posts) -

Im in. I can divide my attention between this and Aftershock.

PSN ID MikeFIghtNight

#23 Posted by Daroki (712 posts) -

So far I've been terrible at it online, but why not, could be fun and maybe I'll learn something.

PSN: Darokyu

#24 Posted by Juno500 (435 posts) -

I'll do it. PSN is Juno500.

#25 Posted by Keystone_Yinzer (135 posts) -

Tournament number 2: electric kanji boogaloo

PSN: Keystone_Yinzer

#26 Posted by Vashyron (207 posts) -

@Keystone_Yinzer said:

Tournament number 2: electric kanji boogaloo

Persona 4 Arena Tournament Edition 2:

Maximum Bentness!

#27 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

I'd love to play, but I don't have internet on my Ps3 at college, hence me having not played since pretty much the last tournament :(. Will definitely tune in though!

#28 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Anyone wanna set up a lobby during this weekend for a little training?

#29 Posted by Bocam (3762 posts) -

While I'm not entering, I do have another copy of the P4 anime on blu-ray to give out as a prize. can't win it again though.

#30 Posted by Brodehouse (9966 posts) -
@Phatmac I'll spar with you tomorrow! I haven't played in three weeks, will need to reacquaint myself. I'll be available between 4-10 eastern.
#31 Posted by Servantey (20 posts) -

@Phatmac: I'm willing to play with ya right now if you want to.

#32 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

@Phatmac I'll spar with you tomorrow! I haven't played in three weeks, will need to reacquaint myself. I'll be available between 4-10 eastern.

Tomorrow would be good!

#33 Posted by gravitypenguin (72 posts) -

I may well be down for games with you guys tomorrow too.

#34 Edited by arkkkkkkk (32 posts) -

Sign me up.

I won't settle for 2nd place this time. I've practiced liked 5 different characters so expect some counter-picking (although I'm only decent with 2 of them XD).

PSN ID: yuutsushounen

#35 Posted by Brodehouse (9966 posts) -
@gravitypenguin Ho-lee shit.
#36 Posted by Class_A_Ninja (55 posts) -

Stepping stone signing up PSN: Class_A_Ninja

#37 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1074 posts) -

I just realized that this is happening the day right after The Big Live Live show Live. I'm not gonna get any practice done the day before lol :P

#38 Posted by Grim_2_ (50 posts) -

Another gb tournament awesome sign me up!

PSN:Grim-2-

@gravitypenguin: penguin where did you find that pic? 0_o

#39 Posted by MDYu (37 posts) -

Awesome! I've been playing a lot of Persona 4 Arena, luckily found this tourney :)

PSN ID: xxnickixx

#40 Posted by Messenko (6 posts) -

Count me in for this one!

PSN: InfernoDrive

#41 Posted by Kuutochi (21 posts) -

I am in.

PSN: Kuutochi

#42 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19353 posts) -

Added second place and third place prizes thanks to

.

#43 Posted by aznjon12 (189 posts) -

I've returned to protect my title.

username: aznjon12

PSN ID: aznjon09

#44 Posted by gravitypenguin (72 posts) -

@aznjon12: Woo. If you see Xomero make him sign up too :)

#45 Posted by Brodehouse (9966 posts) -

I didn't practice at all!

#46 Posted by Xomero (62 posts) -

I'll give it a shot. I'll probably crash and burn, but I'll give it a shot

PSN: Xomero

#47 Edited by YI_Orange (1151 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

I didn't practice at all!

me either. god dammit. Been playing too much Starcraft.

Edit - Also I'M CALLING YOU OUT. I WANT MY REVENGE, GET IN HERE.

#48 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19353 posts) -

Alright, schedule should be something like this:

Times are when rounds should be finished by:

Phase 1 (Starts on September 15)

Round 1: .....................W: 10:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM PDT

...................................L: 11:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM PDT

Round 2: .....................W: 11:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM PDT

...................................L: 6:00 PM EDT / 3:00 PM PDT (September 16)

Phase 2 (Starts on September 16)

Round 3: .....................W: 5:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM PDT

...................................L: 6:00 PM EDT / 3:00 PM PDT

Round 4: .....................W: 6:00 PM EDT / 3:00 PM PDT

....................................L: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT

Semi-Finals: ......................W: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT

....................................L: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT

Grand Finals: ............................. 9:00 PM EDT / 6:00 PM PDT

Don't feel like being so strict on the deadlines compared to last time as things went pretty well and a lot of people did their matches in advance, which was cool. Will obviously disqualify people if there's a problem.

#49 Posted by Hadoken101 (796 posts) -

Can anyone help me with signing up on Challonge? I made an account but I'm not sure how to sign up for the tourney.

#50 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19353 posts) -

@Hadoken101 said:

Can anyone help me with signing up on Challonge? I made an account but I'm not sure how to sign up for the tourney.

It's because "Official Challonge sign-ups will be open on September 14th from 5:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM PDT to September 15th, 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 PM PDT." You need to wait until I post the sign up page at that time so that people can actually sign up for the tournament on Challonge.

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