(Thanks to MikeFightNight for the banner)
Hello, everyone. Now that the console version of Persona 4 Arena is just one month away from finally being released, I've decided that I should post this thread in order to gauge interest for a Giant Bomb community tournament that will take place from Friday August 10th until Sunday August 12th. All skill levels are welcome and this tournament is open to anyone across the world, but it will only be open to PlayStation 3 users.
- 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 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:
Reply in this thread saying you want to enter to give me an idea of how many people will be participating in this tourney. Post:
Region (matchmaking purposes in case of lag or whatever):
Official sign-ups are here. 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. 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.
Tournament starts on Friday, August 10th and ends on Sunday, August 12th. Instead of doing it during a single day, I spaced it out to make things less erratic and more accommodating. Specific times have yet to be determined as I'm not sure how long I should put a delay for between tournament rounds. I'll make another organizational thread upon the dawn of the tournament.
Official Challonge sign-ups will be open on August 9th from 5:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM PDT to August 10th, 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 August 9th and the bracket will be posted after the sign-up page is closed.
- 1st place: $25 USD via Paypal or a $25 Steam game of choice + Persona 4 Endurance Run Blu-ray set (courtesy of MikeFightNight) + Artwork print (courtesy of Kuutochi)
- 2nd place: $15 USD via Paypal or a $15 Steam game of choice + Collector's Edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic (courtesy of gravitypenguin) + Artwork print (courtesy of Kuutochi) + the Persona 3: Official Design Works artbook or the Persona 4: Collection 1 Blu-ray (chosen by the 2nd place player and courtesy of Bocam)
- 3rd place: $10 USD via Paypal or a $10 Steam game of choice + Artwork print (courtesy of Kuutochi).
I'd make it simple and just give out PSN cards, but I live in Canada and those here aren't compatible with U.S. accounts.
- 1 copy of Cthulhu Saves the World to raffle off via Steam to all those who participate (courtesy of Bocam).
- 1 copy of Breath of Death VII to raffle off via Steam to all those who participate (courtesy of Bocam).
- 1 copy of Cthulu Saves the World & Breath of Death VII Double Pack to raffle off via Steam to all those who participate (courtesy of Bocam).
- 2 copies of Magicka to raffle via Steam to all those who participate (courtesy of _Soki_).
- 1 copy of Renegade Ops to raffle via Steam to all those who participate (courtesy of mewarmo990).
- 1 copy of Nuclear Dawn to raffle via Steam to all those who participate (courtesy of mewarmo990).
New users who sign up for this tournament are unable to win any of the prizes.
|TheFakePsychic||TheFakePsychic||Tennessee (Central Time Zone)|
|Bocam||feathereddrip||New York, New York|
|Juno500||Juno500||Seattle, Washington USA|
|TheRealJpoe||TheRealJpoe||Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA (EST)|
|dogman795||dogman710||Mission Viejo, California|
|TheOtherBelmont||TheOtherBelmont||San Marcos, Texas|
|AxleFGK||AxleFGK||new york (east coast US)|
|OKane3||jcoyne3||New Jersey, EST|
|Servantey||JGALM14||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Bloo561||Bloo561||Southern part of the United States Georgia|
|OriginalGman||OriginalGman||New Jersey, USA|
|Messenko||InfernoDrive||East Coast/ North Carolina|
|Liquidus||LiquidRob||Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Keomi||OmegaBankai||New York, NY|
|Gaudeo||Gaudeo||Nova Scotia, Canada|
|bretthancock||MrBrett206||Seattle, WA, Northwest, USA|
|IrrelevantJohn||xLLeg3ndX||Toronto, Ontario Canada|
|FrenchClub||KarlNanders||San Diego, California|
|ESREVER||MaceX||Round Rock, Texas|
|crunchmonkey||crunchmonkey||Nova Scotia, Canada|
|scandallas||scandallas21||Los Angeles, CA|
|Manzo||Chaosalloy||Southern California, US|
|Orange_Pork||Orange_Pork||North Carolina, US|
|Darkstalker||BradBrains||North America ( Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)|
|Rabid619||Rabid619||Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada|
That should be everything. If people can provide replays, feel free to do so.
Don't be afraid to join! The game's being released only three days before the tournament starts, so we'll all be complete newbies and the overall skill level of the players will be pretty much even.