[Aug 25, 2012] ARK V! Feat. UVG Noel B, EG Ricky O, and EG JWong! (Jacksonville, AR)

SmokeMaxX

[08] Mercenary
Presented by Game Zone Alpha and the Arkansas Fighting Game Network
PLEASE preregister at www.arktourney.com/registration to save money!​

Credit to ARK Supwichu​
Updates 8-10-12:
- PLEASE remember to preregister at www.arktourney.com/registration BEFORE August 18th to save money and help ensure that there is proper seeding. This will also help us run the event on time.​
- We are now sponsored by The Traveling Circus, Gamer Grub, Rebel Son Management & Entertainment, and 8-Bit Sheek. More sponsors to come!​
- Wireless Controller Rule Clarification- You are REQUIRED to take out your battery (360 controller) or desync your controller (PS3 controller) after your tournament match. If you fail to do so and affect another player's match, you will be subject to forfeiture of your future matches.​
- SkullGirls will be on PS3. The release date for the patch that would speed up the 360 version's loading speeds is still unknown.​
- Soul Calibur V rules have been readjusted to conform to the updated 8WayRun Ruleset. Of note, Hilde's "infinite" is no longer banned.​
- Most setups will be Asus VH236H "Evo" monitors. Some setups MAY be Asus VH238H monitors which have the same input lag as the VH236H model (confirmed in the Sub 1 Frame HDTV thread). CRTs MAY be used if necessary, but we don't expect this to be the case.​
- ARK V Shirts have been ordered. They are limited run and first come, first served. We cannot "reserve" any without payment. We will have 12 Smalls, 12 Mediums, 4 Larges, 5 XLs. A mockup of what the shirts should look like is here.​
- Proceeds from our raffle will go towards Child's Play Charity and the Forest Sharp Memorial Fund. Forest Sharp was an aspiring Oklahoma T.O. who was killed in a car crash. The memorial fund will go towards erecting a gravestone for his grave.​
- Brackets will be primarily run on the Tio Tournament Organizer software. Challonge will only be used if time permits.​
- Housing requests have been updated to the best of my ability. A lot of requests occurred when I was on vacation so I may have missed them. If you are not on the list and requested housing (or would like to request housing), please let me know. We will do our best to accommodate everyone and provide floors to sleep on, but cannot make any guarantees. We will try to let people know one week in advance if we are able to secure housing.​
- Afterparty money matches have been updated. If you would like yours streamed, please let me know and I'll add them to the list!​


Introduction:

Our previous tournament, A.R.K. (Arkansas Regional Knockouts) IV, had almost 200 people, over $4000 in total pots, and special guests EG Justin Wong and MRN Marn! A.R.K. V is gearing up to be bigger and better. Our goal with this tournament is to feature the best that the South has to offer. Not only are we trying to showcase the best players in the region, we are also displaying the talent that the South has in other areas. Interrupted Gaming and Boom Gorillas are collaborating to do the A.R.K. V tournament stream. The after-party will be a live broadcast of PandaxGaming's Pandagon. In addition, almost all of the local tournament organizers and their communities will be in attendance including players from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, and several other states.

Please join us, get blasted, and hopefully win some big money! We are expecting approximately 200 people to be here and total prizes to equal about $5000!

If you have any problems/questions/concerns, feel free to contact me. To do so, please post here, PM me, email me at email@arfgn.com, or call/text me at 512 522 8563, which will forward calls to my phone. You can also send me a message on Facebook or on Twitter (@ARKTourney).

Date:
August 25-26, 2012 (Schedule below)

Location:
Game Zone Alpha
620 West Main Street
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Game Zone Alpha - 620 West Main St. in Jacksonville, AR

Games Played:
- Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012 (360) - $600 Bonus Pot!
- Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (360) - $600 Bonus Pot!
- Persona 4 Arena (360) - $200 Bonus Pot!
- King of Fighters XIII (360)
- Street Fighter X Tekken (360)
- Skullgirls (PS3)
- Soul Calibur V (PS3)
- BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend (PS3)
- Mortal Kombat 9 (PS3)

*Controller Users: We encourage people to bring their own pads and converters. However, if you are without a converter, we will have a limited amount of converters that do all of the following PS2 --> 360 / PS2 --> PS3 / 360 --> PS3 (does NOT do PS3 --> 360) available to buy at $10 each.

Cost:
- $20 Entrance Fee with online registration. $30 Entrance Fee at the venue. Spectators get in FREE
*Online Registration is available at www.arktourney.com/registration. It will close August 18th at midnight. Pools assignments will be posted on here within a few days after online registration closes.
- $10 Per Tournament Pot Fee. Note- There will be a $10 Late Fee if you arrive after registration ends
- $15 for an ARK V shirt. We will have a very limited run available, so first come first served.
- $10 for an ARK IV shirt (Limited availability)
- $1 Per Raffle Ticket - Prizes will include (but are not limited to) swag from our sponsors. Proceeds from our raffle will go towards Child's Play Charity, the Forest Sharp Memorial Fund, and an anonymous victim of armed robbery. Forest Sharp was an aspiring Oklahoma T.O. who was killed in a car crash. The memorial fund will go towards erecting a gravestone for his grave.

Prizes:
ALL tournament pots fees will be collected for each game and split 70/20/10. All bonus pots will be split evenly among Top 3 finishers.

Schedule Of Events:
Preliminary Schedule (Subject to Change):
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: On-Site Registration and Setup
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM: AE Pool 1; BB:CSEX Pool 1; KoF 13 Pool 1
1:45 PM - 3:30 PM: AE Pool 2; P4A Pool 1; MK9 Pool 1
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM: AE Pool 3; UMvC3 Pool 1; BB:CSEX Pool 2
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM: AE Pool 4; UMvC3 Pool 2; P4A Pool 2
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM: UMvC3 Pool 3; MK9 Pool 2
8:45 PM - 10:30 PM: UMvC3 Pool 4; KoF 13 Pool 2

*The schedule was designed so that any player could hypothetically enter every tournament on this day and have only one game to report to at any specific time.

Afterparty (~Midnight)
There will be an after-party following Saturday's events. Money matches, grudge matches, side tournaments, and team battles will be taking place all night and most/all of it will be streamed by PandaxGaming so don't get blown up! For a list of money matches arranged for the after-party, as well as a list of those currently accepting offers please see "Money Matches" below.

Sunday
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM: SCV Pool 1; Skull Girls Pools 1 and 2
1:45 PM - 3:30 PM: SCV Pool 2; Street Fighter X Tekken Pools 1 and 2
3:30 PM - End: All Top 4/Top 8

Stream Schedule (Also Subject to Change):
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:15 PM - Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012
5:15 PM - 10:30 PM - Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

Sunday:
3:30 - End: KoF13 Top 4; P4A Top 4; AE Top 8; UMvC3 Top 8

DaRabidDuckie's Modding Services:
Modder DaRabidDuckie is Open for Business at A.R.K. V! If you are interested in getting a mod, please post here so he'll have adequate parts! He will be doing dual mods (PS3 <-> 360) as well as RJ45 mods on site. If you want Dreamcast or PS2 cables, with your mod, let him know so that he can stock up! If, for some reason, he does not have time to mod your stick at our tournament, he can take it and send it back to you at an additional cost. Here is his information including prices and pictures of his previous works! Support a great local modder!
*DaRabidDuckie will be in Arkansas several days before A.R.K. V to mod sticks for those who come early.

Money "Grudge" Matches:
Planned Money Matches for the after-party:
SSF4:AE
- ARK SmokeMaxx vs Kyoji24 - FT5 - $20
- PxG SolidxPanda vs Matthew - FT5 - $20
- ARK SmokeMaxX vs Matthew - FT5 - $20
- ARK SmokeMaxX vs Ryan Unlimited - FT5 - $20
- ARK XI vs Rickey - FT5 - $10

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
- ARK SmokeMaxX vs Lord Jas - FT5 - $20
- ARK SmokeMaxX vs Matthew - FT5 - $20

Fliers:
Fliers
Feel free to post these at your gaming centers/campuses/etc. Tell your friends. We are trying to build a community and make this big. You can help!

Stream Links:
Main Stream: Interrupted Gaming! By RawkusX Feat. Boom Gorillas!
Afterparty: PandaxGaming

Facebook Group and Event Page:
Arkansas Fighting Game Network
ARK V Facebook Event Page

Twitter:
@ARKTourney

Housing:
Please request housing ASAP. Arkansas is very accommodating, but our housing fills up fast. If you let us know, we will do our best to find a place for you to crash.
Darabidduckie
Ian and Andy
Kyoji + 1
Jeff
b1argh + 3
D0N
pbj_mixxa + 2
Dr. Mario Kart
Courtney
Shreveport (4-5)

Sponsors:
The Traveling Circus, Verizon, Funimation, Gamer Grub, Rebel Son Management & Entertainment, and 8-Bit Sheek.
 

SmokeMaxX

[08] Mercenary
Rules/Formats: Rules are tournament standard. Most follow the Evo ruleset as closely as possible. There are a few exceptions (i.e. SFxT).

Universal Rules:
- Double elimination brackets
- Double-Blind Select can always be chosen to begin a match.
- Winner keeps same character. Loser can always change characters.
- Bring Your Own Controller: While there will probably be many players willing to lend you a controller/stick, there is NO guarantee. You WILL be disqualified if you cannot start the match within the allotted time.
- Button mapping and converters ARE allowed while turbo is NOT.
- There will be ZERO tardiness tolerance. If you do not report to your match within a reasonable amount of time, you WILL be forfeited.
- There will be ZERO stank tolerance. If you did not shower, we will SPRAY YOU DOWN. Deodorant of choice is Old Spice.
- All players are required to notify staffers of the results of their match.
- Wireless sticks/pads/remotes will be allowed. However, we require that you pull out your battery when you are not playing to avoid disrupting tournament matches. If you disrupt other people's matches, you risk forfeiting your next match.
- Every person is responsible for the functionality of their controller. A "button check" may (and should) be asked for prior to every match.
- Pausing or restarting the game/match for any reason, except with the consent of the opponent will result in a forfeit of that particular game/round (whichever is smaller). This includes battery/controller problems.
- All disputes will be handled by the tournament organizers. T.O.s must be notified soon after disputes occur. All decisions are final.

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 (360)
Default Settings
Games are 99 seconds; best 2/3 rounds
Non-Finals Matches are best 2/3 games
Loser’s/Winner’s/Grand Finals are 3/5 games
Winner may change Ultra choice

Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (360)
Default Settings
ALL sets are best 3/5
Simple Mode and Auto Super Jump: OFF
DLC Characters: ALLOWED
BANNED: Any glitch which prohibits gameplay. All else ALLOWED
As per the official Evolution ruleset, winner must SELECT the same team and order, but may hold down an assist button during the loading screen for the match to switch order.

Persona 4 Arena (360)
Default Settings
Games are best 2/3 rounds
Non-Finals Matches are best 2/3 games
Loser’s/Winner’s/Grand Finals are 3/5 games

King of Fighters XIII (360)
Default Settings
Games are 60 seconds; best 2/3 rounds
Non-Finals Matches are best 2/3 games
Loser’s/Winner’s/Grand Finals are 3/5 games
DLC Characters: ALLOWED
Winners must keep same teams, but can switch team order

Street Fighter X Tekken (360)
Default Settings
Games are 99 seconds; best 2/3 rounds
Non-Finals Matches are best 2/3 games
Loser’s/Winner’s/Grand Finals are 3/5 games
1v1, Gems OFF

SkullGirls (PS3)
Default Settings
Games are 99 seconds; best 2/3 rounds
Non-Finals Matches are best 2/3 games
Loser’s/Winner’s/Grand Finals are 3/5 games

Soul Calibur V (PS3)
Default Settings
Games are 60 seconds; best 3/5 rounds
ALL Matches are best 3/5 games
Stage selection is random select
Custom Characters: BANNED
Viola back throw infinite and back throw resets: BANNED
For clarifications of this, please refer to the official 8WayRun rule set.

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend (PS3)
Default Settings
Games are 99 seconds; best 2/3 rounds
Non-Finals Matches are best 2/3 games
Loser’s/Winner’s/Grand Finals are 3/5 games
Beginner Mode: OFF
All DLC characters ALLOWED
Unlimited Characters in BlazBlue BANNED
DLC Characters ALLOWED

Mortal Kombat 9 (PS3)
Default Settings
Games are 99 seconds; best 2/3 rounds
Non-Finals Matches are best 2/3 games
Loser's/Winner's/Grand Finals are 3/5 games
No game-altering Kombat Kodes (leads to restart of game)
Banned: Kratos, Kratos' Stage, The Street Stage, Hell Stage, Wastelands Stage
Usage of anything banned leads to a RESTART of the game

Additional Details:
We encourage everybody to bring any and all equipment if possible. This will speed up tournaments and help everything run more smoothly.

We encourage all people to keep their sticks/controllers/battery packs on-hand at all times as we are not responsible for missing equipment.

Photography of the event and recording of matches is allowed and even encouraged. However, flash photography is not allowed during matches, due to obvious concerns of distraction.

All tournaments will either be on CRTs or community-tested "lagless" monitors (most likely the ASUS VH236H or VH238H).

We appreciate everybody that travels and we know that players are just looking for competition. If you inform us of your party, we will do our best to ensure that you do not play each other in the opening round of the bracket (location-based seeding).

Tournament brackets will be created with Tio Tournament Organizer, seeded, and (if time permits) transferred to Challonge. Links to the brackets will be posted (if Challonge is used).

Attendees are encouraged to participate in multiple tournaments. Pools were created and separated so that you can enter all tournaments.

Results will be posted within 48 hours following the event. Pictures, brackets, standings, and pay-out will all be posted accordingly.
 

SmokeMaxX

[08] Mercenary
Updates 8-10-12:
- PLEASE remember to preregister at www.arktourney.com/registration BEFORE August 18th to save money and help ensure that there is proper seeding. This will also help us run the event on time.​
- We are now sponsored by The Traveling Circus, Gamer Grub, Rebel Son Management & Entertainment, and 8-Bit Sheek. More sponsors to come!​
- Wireless Controller Rule Clarification- You are REQUIRED to take out your battery (360 controller) or desync your controller (PS3 controller) after your tournament match. If you fail to do so and affect another player's match, you will be subject to forfeiture of your future matches.​
- SkullGirls will be on PS3. The release date for the patch that would speed up the 360 version's loading speeds is still unknown.​
- Soul Calibur V rules have been readjusted to conform to the updated 8WayRun Ruleset. Of note, Hilde's "infinite" is no longer banned.​
- Most setups will be Asus VH236H "Evo" monitors. Some setups MAY be Asus VH238H monitors which have the same input lag as the VH236H model (confirmed in the Sub 1 Frame HDTV thread). CRTs MAY be used if necessary, but we don't expect this to be the case.​
- ARK V Shirts have been ordered. They are limited run and first come, first served. We cannot "reserve" any without payment. We will have 12 Smalls, 12 Mediums, 4 Larges, 5 XLs. A mockup of what the shirts should look like is here.​
- Proceeds from our raffle will go towards Child's Play Charity and the Forest Sharp Memorial Fund. Forest Sharp was an aspiring Oklahoma T.O. who was killed in a car crash. The memorial fund will go towards erecting a gravestone for his grave.​
- Brackets will be primarily run on the Tio Tournament Organizer software. Challonge will only be used if time permits.​
- Housing requests have been updated to the best of my ability. A lot of requests occurred when I was on vacation so I may have missed them. If you are not on the list and requested housing (or would like to request housing), please let me know. We will do our best to accommodate everyone and provide floors to sleep on, but cannot make any guarantees. We will try to let people know one week in advance if we are able to secure housing.​
- Afterparty money matches have been updated. If you would like yours streamed, please let me know and I'll add them to the list!​
 

SmokeMaxX

[08] Mercenary
Don't have time to update the OP, but...​
Updates 8-24-12:
- Now featuring UVG Noel Brown, EG Ricky Ortiz, and EG Justin Wong!
- Updated the schedule and emailed pool assignments. If you have not received yours, let me know.
- Use Promo Code "ARK V" until Monday to save 20% off on The Traveling Circus
merchandise!
- Tune in to the stream to win 8 Bit Sheek Swag!
- We are offering "Home Court Advantage" Money Match Bonuses against UVG Noel Brown (Marvel), EG Ricky Ortiz (AE), and EG Justin Wong (AE and Marvel). Be the first person from the South to beat them in a money match on stream during the afterparty (at least FT3/$20) and win an additional $50 from us!
- We are also offering Sniper Bonuses against UVG Noel Brown (Marvel), EG Ricky Ortiz (AE), and EG Justin Wong (AE and Marvel). Be the person from the South to knock them into Loser's in the tournament and win $10. Knock them out of the tournament and win $20!

Schedule Of Events:
Preliminary Schedule (Subject to Change):
Saturday
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: On-Site Registration and Setup
12:30 PM – 2:15 PM: AE Pool 1; P4A Pool 1; BB:CSX
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM: AE Pool 2; P4A Pool 2
4:00 PM – 5:45 PM: AE Pool 3; UMvC3 Pool 1; MK9
5:45 PM – 7:30 PM: AE Pool 4; UMvC3 Pool 2;
7:30 PM – 9:15 PM: P4A Pool 3; UMvC3 Pool 3; KoF 13
9:15 PM – 11:00 PM: P4A Pool 4; UMvC3 Pool 4;

*The schedule was designed so that any player could hypothetically enter every tournament on this day and have only one game to report to at any specific time.

Afterparty (~Midnight)
There will be an after-party following Saturday's events. Money matches, grudge matches, side tournaments, and team battles will be taking place all night and most/all of it will be streamed by PandaxGaming so don't get blown up! For a list of money matches arranged for the after-party, as well as a list of those currently accepting offers please see "Money Matches" below.

Sunday
12:00 PM – 2 PM: SCV; SFxT, SG
2:00 PM - End: Top 8 for P4A, AE, UMvC3

Stream Schedule (Also Subject to Change):
Saturday
12:30 PM - 5:15 PM - Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012
5:15 PM - 11:00 PM - Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

Sunday:
2:00 PM - End: P4A Top 8; AE Top 8; UMvC3 Top 8