Smash Brothers, the setup and tournament

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Smash Brothers, the setup and tournament

Postby BloodyIron » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:31 pm

Hey folks. We thought it would be a good idea to explain what to expect from our Super Smash Brothers: Melee Tournament and Setup.

As you already know, we have a tournament for the Gamecube version of Super Smash Brothers: Melee. What you may not know is that the systems we will be using will be available for general play before and after the tournament. Not only that, but anyone is welcome to come smash with us casually! The $10 buys you entrance into the tournament, but as the systems will be open for general play otherwise, you can just sit and chill with us and play even if you didn't enter the tournament.

But what else can you expect? We will have 3 stations. Each station will have a monitor, a gamecube system, a set of speakers and the necessary cables for up to two players to plug in their own headphones to get personal sound! Why would we offer that? So those who really need to hear the sounds in the tournament can hear without the sounds being drowned out by the rest of the event. The speakers work in tandem with the headphone plugs, so both work! Additionally, at the time of the tournament each station will be setup to comply with the rules for the stage, so all you will need to do is plug your controller in and go.

Oh yeah, if you are attending, it's important to remember to bring your controller. We prefer if people bring their own controllers so that each player can play at their best, and we don't have to worry about other nasty things like germs or sickness spreading. It also eliminates any concern about quality of controller.

Also, you may think, why do we have such an elaborate tournament structure? We evaluate each and every tournament for each event in many regards. Some of these include time of each tournament, some include number of matches played before being eliminated. At the end of the day, we consider a tonne of angles on each of our tournaments. In the case of Super Smash Brothers: Melee, we feel that foremost Round-Robin as a first stage enables everyone to have at least 5 games before they are eliminated, no matter how good or bad they do. In the second stage we shift to single elimination as we feel there will be fiercer competition and it will be a more level playing field; we increase the games played per match, but running single elimination at this point means we aren't drawing the tournament out too long. We want our tournaments to be appealing to players of all skill levels, and we always take the top tier and casual players into account.

Going forward, we want to offer more console tournaments and such things, but we need to actually see enough people showing up before we invest further into such things. If you want to see this grow, we need your help. First off, actually attending makes a big difference. Secondly, if you know anyone who would enjoy our event, be it the console section or the PC section, do us and them a favor and get them in on our events! We want these events to grow and be sustainable, and obviously more people attending is going to be better. Helping us helps you have a better time.

Currently we cannot offer pre-pay for the Super Smash Brothers: Melee tournament, and we are trying to offer this in the near future. However we would like that anyone intending to attend, be it for the PC section or the Super Smash Brothers: Melee section, at least sign up for our event. Just by signing up you show to others that there are more and more people that actually want to attend. This naturally generates more interest, and it's so easy to sign up!

If you have any further questions, please just ask.
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