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#1 Posted by gravitypenguin (77 posts) -

Thanks to everyone for a fun weekend!


Day 1:



Day 2 (top 8):



#2 Posted by gravitypenguin (77 posts) -

Day 1 stream archives:

Twitch (no commentary)

Youtube (commentary)

#3 Edited by gravitypenguin (77 posts) -

Thanks for a successful day one everyone. Shout outs to everyone who played and TFP for doing commentary on his stream for five hours straight.

We're down to the top 8 and will resume tomorrow at ~1pm PST.

#4 Posted by gravitypenguin (77 posts) -

Okay here are the tournament round times. Technically you can start playing your matches as soon as I make the tournament live on Challonge, but these are the times beyond which I reserve the rights to DQ missing players.

If things are going quickly you're free to run "Sunday" matches on Saturday. Again I'm mostly going to play things by ear, but hopefully this gives people a general idea of when they should be around.

Saturday (start time - end time PST):

Winners bracket:

R1: 1pm - 2pm

R2: 2pm - 3pm

R3: 3pm - 4pm

Losers bracket:

R1: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

R2: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

R3: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

R4: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Sunday (start time - end time PST):

Winners bracket:

R4 (top 8 starts): 1pm - 2pm

R5 (Semifinals): 2pm - 3pm

Finals: When losers bracket is complete

Losers bracket:

R5 (top 8): 1:00pm - 2:00pm

R6: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

R7: 3:00pm - 3:30pm

R8: 3:30pm - 4:00pm

R9 (Semifinals): 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Finals: 4:30pm - Finish

#5 Edited by gravitypenguin (77 posts) -

Updated the OP with some stuff in the rules and prize section.

ATTN PARTICIPANTS: If you have not already done so please sign up for the tournament bracket on Challonge using this link. Some time either late Friday or before the tournament starts on Saturday I will freeze entry and randomize the bracket.

@gravitypenguin can you put up a rule where you should NOT skip the match intro? It's a problem online....

I added a rule for that, but won't be enforcing. It's just good sense.

#6 Edited by gravitypenguin (77 posts) -

By the way just so nobody freaks out when it happens:

I'll be shuffling the seeds before the tournament starts next weekend so whatever matchup shows up for you in the current challonge bracket is probably not what you'll be starting with.

#7 Edited by gravitypenguin (77 posts) -

@fluxwavez said:

I would recommend making use of an online lobby during the organization of this tournament. That was used during an earlier tournament, and it made things a whole lot faster, with players being able to meet each other and play out their matches with ease. Far easier and more efficient than relying exclusively on player lobbies and having to send out invites. Matches wouldn't be able to be streamed by a third-party that way, but finding an isolated lobby that no one is in and making it the "Giant Bomb Tournament" lobby would be the best way to do things for matches that didn't need to be streamed.

Also, what's the verdict on Margaret's use in this tournament? She'll be available for players who own the Japanese version of the game when the tourney starts, but NA version owners won't have access to her until after the tournament is over.

Don't know if there's a good answer on Margaret, but let's go with "characters not available in NA version are not tournament legal" on account of this being a NA launch tournament.

Reminder to entrants - The tournament is coming up in about a week and a half now. If you're still interested and haven't entered at challonge yet please find the link for that in the OP and do so. If you're not going to make it also please let me know so I can update things accordingly.

#8 Edited by gravitypenguin (77 posts) -

Hey again,

Updated the OP with prize info, and some minor rules/schedule stuff. I'm adding a 2DS to the prize pool :)

How will this tournament handle Shadow characters? Will they be seen as entirely separate characters—fitting the already established rule—or will they be a more complicated case such as SFxT or Divekick gem switching?

I'm going with shadow characters counting as a character selection. Updated rules.

#9 Posted by gravitypenguin (77 posts) -

Hey guys just a quick schedule update.

The tournament will run starting Saturday October 4th and finishing Sunday October 5th. At this point I think we have enough people that running it on one day would rush things and this is the format we used most often in the past.

Stay tuned for more specific information about the start time, round duration, etc.

#10 Posted by gravitypenguin (77 posts) -

Hey folks. Updated the OP.

I added an "import" guide for getting the game from JP PSN for people who want to play now and don't mind Japanese + spending more money :)

Also brought the player listing up to date.

More updates to come on scheduling, prizes, and streams.


I've got some Humble Bundle keys I'd be willing to donate as prizes if you guys are still looking to expand the prize pool.

Prizes are always welcome, just let me know what you want to give away and if you're doing raffle distribution or targeting a specific place (1st, 2nd, etc.)