Thanks everyone for showing up and participating!
With the new patch for Street Fighter V figured good as time as any to hold a Giant Bomb community tournament!
I went back and forth on this but I decide that in Fighting Game Tournament tradition it's open for EVERYBODY! North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Antarctica, the Moon, PC, PS4, Bronze League, Platinum League, I don't care you're invited to participate in the first Giant Bomb Street Fighter V tournament and we'd love to have you!
The current plan is, as the title says, next Saturday April 9th starting at 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT / 6PM GMT, and go until it's done. How long it takes depends on how many people sign up, but assuming everyone is semi coordinated and on time I'd guess the entire tournament will take 2-3 hours so plan on that
For the tournament we're going to be holding it on Challonge, which is an easy way to set up and manage brackets. Signing up for the tournament should be fairly simple:
- Go to http://challonge.com/ and create an account if you don't already have one
- Click this link to go to the sign up page and sign up!
- When you sign up please sign up using your Capcom Fighter Name as your ID to make it easier for other people to find you for matches
In addition to Challonge I'd appreciate it if you left a post here with your CFN ID
Please note that or so depending on how late I get home that day.
Should go without saying and doubt it'll be an issue but ANY form of cheating or harassment will result in immediate DQ and ban from any future tournaments I help host. If you feel this has happened to you please message me immediately
- Tournament will be double elimination, meaning you need to lose 2 matches to be disqualified. For grand finals the winner will only need to win 1 set while loser will need to win 2
- Players will contact each other and one will create a Battle Lounge and invite the other to it to play the match. Matches are to be standard rules. 99 seconds, 3 rounds, character select, best of 3/First to 2. Winners finals, loser finals, and Grand Finals are Best of 5/First to 3
- Winner of a match must stick with the same character, loser is allowed to switch character to try to counter-pick if they wish
- Because of this in lobbies please do set it to FT2 since it does not go back to the character select screen in between matches
- Because we are doing this worldwide I'm expecting there will be some laggy matches and connection issues. Since this is just for fun try to bear with it. If someone is disconnected from a match then try to connect again, if it happens a second time the player unable to connect will take a loss.
- This means even in cases of extreme lag, play it out best you can.
- Added 4/8/16: In cases of extreme lag a player may request swapping the host of the lobby. If you do so state it in the IRC chat and I will flip a coin in case the match goes to a game 3; heads will mean swap back to the first player as host and tails means stay in the current lobby.
- Since there will be several matches going on simultaneously players will be expected to coordinate to join together and report results to Challonge. If players have any issues reporting or meeting up contact me and we'll sort it out.
- Players are expected to show up PDT. If a player has not shown up within 5 minutes of his match they will be given a loss
- Since tournament is double elimination this means sent to loser's bracket, not entirely eliminated
Since organizing this across multiple continents and multiple platforms is going to be a pain I'll create a Quakenet IRC channel an hour before the tournament is scheduled to start. The channel will be SFVGBTournament, the link to access if you haven't before is https://webchat.quakenet.org/, since you enter a Nickname when you enter you don't need to sign up beforehand. MANDATORY, if you are not in you will be treated as absent.
Please when entering the IRC chat use your CFN as your nickname to make it easier to coordinate.
First off assuming something doesn't come up I'll try to host some lobbies next week for people who want to get in and play some matches, there's nothing stopping other people either so keep an eye out for when people do. There is also a Fighter's ID thread filled with people looking to play and a thread dedicated to linking up new players to help them not suck, so set up some matches and get to it! If you're having trouble with a specific character there's a thread for that as well. And for videos be sure to check out the tutorials created by Jmcrofts designed to help new players out.
External Resources that may help:
- First Attack Series by James 'JChensor' Chen/Ultrachentv: Series of videos aimed at helping new players learn the basics created by James Chen, who is arguably the most prolific fighting game commentator outside of Seth Killian. Chances are if you've watched a SFIV/V major tournament, he's been on the mic along with his partner David 'Ultradavid' Graham.
- Floechartby Ari 'Floe' Weintraub: An ex professional player and co-host of Capcom Pro Talk. While not as polished as First Attack it does cover some different topics and is worth a look
- LordKnight Explains by Steve 'LordKnight' Barthelemy: One of the best anime fighting game players in the US, LordKnight writes a semi-regular article focusing on learning fighting games in general
- From Master to Master: The Educated Video Game Enthusiast's Fighting Game Primer by Patrick Miller: A free eBook by Giant Bomb Guest contributor Patrick Miller, while it focuses on learning using SF2 many of the same concepts will carry on to SFV
Alright that's it! If you have any questions or anything is unclear feel free to leave a message here or shoot me a PM and I'll try to get back to you as soon as I can! Best of luck everyone!
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