3rd Strike Online Edition Ranking Battle Pilot Season! (Xbox 360)

#1 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

Hello! After the first Whiskey Fights featuring 3rd Strike, I was thinking what can be done to help expand 3rd Strike in Giant Bomb's fighting game community as well as improve each player's skills for future competition here and in their local area. After watching multiple ranking battles (or ranbats) from the now closed Japanese arcade Gamers Vision and Family Fun Arcade in the Southern California area, I was thinking that I should give it a try.

When

The tournament will begin on the dates below. Ready time will initiate at 1:00 PM and the tournament will begin at 2:00 PM. (Pacific Standard Time, UTC -8:00). If you want to play, please be on time or you can't play. No prizes for the ranbat season. You can enter as many or as few tournaments as you want.

Dates:

9/30 - Warm-up practice session (Come by to help test)

10/6 - Warm-up practice session (READY TIME 1:00PM, START TIME 2:00PM)

10/13 - Season 1.1 RESULTS

10/27 - Season 1.2 RESULTS

11/10 - Season 1.3 RESULT: The Phantomnaut vs Mubress ft5. 5-3 Mubress

11/17 - Season 1.4

Schedule is tentative and dates might be pushed back depending on specific parameters.

Registration

This tournament will be on Xbox 360. So reply below with your XBL Gamertag and you will be sent a friend request by gamertag WMFightClub. You can also send in a request. There are no cut-off dates for the sign ups, just make sure to have the mentioned gamertag is on your list. The only thing that I want from you guys is to be on time.

The tournament player count is capped at 16 players per console BUT if there is demand, I will increase to 32! There has to be at least 3 players attending.

15 minutes or so before the start time, I will make a bracket either on paper or through Challonge.

Recommended: Open the necessary ports for XBL if you have a router.

Rules

General

  • All characters allowed except Gill.
  • Currently set to round robin style if less than 8 players. If beyond the the requirement, double elimination with 2/3 wins in standard ruleset with winners and losers finals at 3/5 and grand finals at 3/5 (with resets)
  • Matches are in Player Match lobbies with the currently announced players ready to fight.
  • Standard character selection.
  • No character switching (you can play different characters in other matches) but loser can change super art.
  • Judgement is in play.
  • NO CHEATING OR GAME BREAKING BUGS

Ranbat

  • Points are awarded as follows: 1st (10 points), 2nd (7 points), 3rd (5 Points), 4th (3 Points), 5th (2 Points), 7th (1 Point).

Connection

  • If a disconnect occurs, the match must restart but any games won by any player will still be intact.
  • If players can't connect to each other after multiple tries or if the match is significantly unplayable (I WILL BE WATCHING), it will be decided with a best to 2 quarter flip.
  • During the tournament, you have to be in your match within 5 minutes after being announced to fight next or else you will automatically forfeit that match.

Misc.

If guys have any questions or concerns, feel free to reply or PM me directly. Remember, I (or match recorder) WILL BE WATCHING THE MATCHES!

RANKING

  1. Mubress - 25pts
  2. ThePhantomnaut - 22pts
  3. Caustic and BEN PACK DAWG - 7pts
  4. Bagmanforhire and jaycee13 - 3pts
#2 Edited by Caustic (10 posts) -

Sounds like fun, I'm down! I don't play as much as I'd like to, so having a core group of dudes to compete against sounds rad. I play Q.
 
GT: Breggsmeg

#3 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

Sign me up. I won't be around for 9/30 but should be able to play on 10/14.

GET HYPE!!!

#4 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

Removed the 10 post requirement (I thought I did) and allowed players to send a request if they don't wanna post on the forums.

#5 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -

Ugh I'm in class on Fridays.

#6 Edited by Doctorchimp (4078 posts) -

@GlenTennis said:

Ugh I'm in class on Fridays.

Skip, just live in a cardboard box until your internship comes back up for renewal. Then just live in a cardboard box under Ryan's desk.

Also I really love it being in the afternoon.

#7 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

Changing the dates to now Thursdays and time moved by one hour!

#8 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

@ThePhantomnaut said:

Changing the dates to now Thursdays and time moved by one hour!

That works for me, I should be around this thursday.

#9 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

Games from the first week of the Ranbats:

Unfortunately some of the games are missing due to a recording problem. Links to the match start times and player names/characters are in the youtube description :)

#10 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -
#11 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

I can't play today :(

Should be around next thursday though.

#12 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

That's fine because it was only me and Ben today. RANBAT 1.2 NEXT THRUSDAY!

#13 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -

THIS IS WHAT YOU MISSED

#14 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

@GlenTennis said:

THIS IS WHAT YOU MISSED

Awww yeah, that's the good stuff right there! I always miss out :(

#15 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

All right! Get ready for 1.2 tomorrow! Did a quick modification of rules with round robin format if less than 8 players.

#16 Posted by Wunder_ (1171 posts) -

Is this streamed?

#17 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -
@Wunder_ said:

Is this streamed?

Unfortunately not but will be recorded by Mubress. 
 
Oh yeah last minute note. Due to a cable problem on my stick, I can't use my headset on it. I might switch between different controllers to talk. If you guys can, please contact "thephantomnaut" on Skype during the tourney.
#18 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

@ThePhantomnaut said:

If you guys can, please contact "thephantomnaut" on Skype during the tourney.

I would but as I'm recording I don't want to risk running something else and screwing that up, my laptop is getting old :(

#19 Posted by TechHits (1390 posts) -

how many people take part in this?

#20 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

1.2 was only 4 people. http://challonge.com/gb3srb1dot2
  
1. Mubress 
2. FUCKING BEN 
3. Me 
4. jaycee13

#21 Edited by mubress (1517 posts) -

@ThePhantomnaut said:

2. FUCKING BEN

lol :) If Sabin was here he'd suggest you have a 'salty runback' next week.....

Here's this weeks video:

Links to match start times and player names/characters are in the youtube description.

#22 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

Seems like it's only me that's turned up for this week.

@ThePhantomnaut: Maybe more people would turn up if it was at a different time? For me it's 10pm which is perfect as I play then anyway but it's the afternoon for most others........Hopefully we'll have enough to do ranbat 1.3 next Thursday ;)

#23 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

@mubress said:

Seems like it's only me that's turned up for this week.

@ThePhantomnaut: Maybe more people would turn up if it was at a different time? For me it's 10pm which is perfect as I play then anyway but it's the afternoon for most others........Hopefully we'll have enough to do ranbat 1.3 next Thursday ;)

Yeah I had a matter to attend to today. :( I will send it to next Thursday and possibly at a different time.

#24 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

Bad bad news. Due to some more serious complications, 1.4 is cancelled immediately and will not be revived anytime soon. The past weeks had me delay it for numerous reasons, both good and bad, which prevented me from finding a good Thursday. I apologize but it's over. :(

#25 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

That's too bad, this was giving me a reason to play every week and I think it's a really fun game. I guess it just got lost amongst all the other games coming out :(

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