Last call for anyone who wants to participate. I'll send a PM to everyone I see in the bracket a bit later today. I think the check-in time should have started by now, but I don't see anything on the Challonge page (first time I organize a tourney using check-in).
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Oh, right! Damn that LE delay, heh, I totally disregarded the impact it could have on the amount of people who could participate. It's about a week away, but there's only 4 people signed up, huh.
Well, no matter. I'll obviously still hold the tournament and, because of the amount of people, it'll be from December 19th to December 21st. It'd be too excessive to have it last a whole week with a small group of people. I could always hold another tournament in the following month if there were a bunch of people who missed it because of the LE delay to the 23rd.
Persona 5's entire presence at this event feels like a relic of the past. Like, before internet was prevalent we may not have seen what was shown and revealed a few months ago in Japan, so showing that stuff to a US audience as if it were new would make more sense.
In 2014 though, it's pretty dumb to act as if anything they showed was new.
Something else might have been planned to be shown, but unavailable/removed at the last minute.
I didn't see this posted yet, so here:
Persona Super Live 2015 is a concert taking place on February 5th, 2015 that was announced on November 20th, and alongside the announcement was a countdown website branching from the Persona Channel. Going by how obvious the countdown website's making it seem, as well as coy teases such as this Persona PR tweet going "I wonder why the 5s are moving?", it's evident that this is related to Persona 5 in some way.
Interesting tidbit: the countdown started at about the same time the countdown for the November 24, 2013 Persona event did last year.
Tangentially, I'd expect North American related Persona 5 news at the PlayStation Experience event in a couple of weeks.
@fluxwavez: I was thinking something else completely different haha. GG players are kinda known to be asshats lol.
Ah... I see. That seems to be the FGC in general, heh. No one should be like that during this tourney, thankfully.
"Don't be scared of participating, either; it's all about having fun."
Hey man, I've seen some people in previous tournaments I've organized and in tournaments I've participated go "It'd be a waste of time because I'd get my ass kicked." Even if that were the case, who cares? That's pretty much my point, heh.
Since the console version of Guilty Gear Xrd is only a month away from its North American release on December 16th, I've decided it would be cool to host a week 1 Giant Bomb community tournament for it like I've done with other fighting games in the past. The PS3 version and the PS4 version of the game have cross-play compatibility, too, so there is no issue about which platform people are going to get since everyone can play together. Don't be scared of participating, either; it's all about having fun.
I've got a question concerning what people would like most, though: for this tournament to take place from December 19th to December 21st (a weekend) or from December 19th to December 26th (a week)? It's typically been the former, but I could go with the latter if it meant more people could make it and get their matches in without me having to DQ them.
- The tournament will be played in a double elimination format, so players will need to lose a set twice to be eliminated.
- Matches will be best 2 out of 3 rounds for 99 seconds each round. The winner will be determined by the best 2 out of 3 matches.
- Losers finals and grand finals 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 their previous match.
- If a player gets disconnected or drops out during a round, it is up to the opponent to decide if they agree to have 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. This hasn't ever been an issue before, though.
How to sign up:
Here's the Challonge sign-up page. Just go there and put your name in. After doing that, make sure to change your name to a "[GB Username] (GB) / [PSN Username] (PSN)" by going to your settings so that people aren't confused concerning who everyone is when the tourney starts.
So it's a pain when people sign up for a tournament, but never show up once it starts or forget about it, so official sign-ups on Challonge will have a check-in period 24 hours before the tournament starts on December 19th, at 3:05 AM EST / 12:05 AM PST. Those who do not go on Challonge with their account and check-in during this period will not be able to participate in the tournament. I'll be sending mass PMs to everyone participating when the check-in period opens up so people don't forget about it.
The tournament will start on Friday, December 19th, at 3:05 AM EST / 12:05 AM PST and end on Sunday, December 21st.
Again, the Challonge check-in period will be available for 24 hours before the tournament starts. Even after you sign-up via the sign-up page, you'll need to make sure you check-in during that time if you want to participate.
There aren't any prizes as of yet, but donations for raffles and stuff are welcome. Same for streamers: if anyone's willing to stream matches, let me know so we can organize a room where people will go in to have their matches live streamed or something. Also, when the time for the tournament comes, people should use an IRC client like this one and go to #gb_ggxrd to organize their matches. Actually, I might enforce it, but I'll see.
So that's about it! The GB tournaments I've organized in the past have been a fun time, so I encourage anyone and everyone to join. Again, PS3 and PS4 players can all play against each other in the same tournament, so the platform one gets the game for doesn't even matter.