Introduction to CLASH
Hey what’s up everyone, my name is vVv ChiboSempai. I’m a long time member of the Smash Community, and working my way into the UMvC3 scene. I’m a top tournament organizer for Smash, and have hosted more events than anyone else in the community, and hosted the first national for Brawl - and I’m here with my first UMvC3 series of events!
Thursday Night CLASH will be a series of events that will take place on a weekly or biweekly basis (based on attendance, the frequency of events may change in the future) on Thursday nights at the Red Fusion Gaming Center in the Shore Mall in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. These events will be featuring Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, but may add Super Street Fighter 4 AE in the future if there is enough interest for it.
Every now and then (like every 6-8 weeks?) I plan on holding larger Saturday events with more prize money, that will be seeded from the Thursday events.
All events will be streamed on http://www.twitch.tv/vvv_chibosempai
The first event might be in standard definition unfortunately, but I so have HD recording equipment ordered and should have it ready in time for the 2nd event with another HD player cam, etc - all the bells and whistles you see in quality streams.
When Is It?
The first event will be on Thursday, December 15th, 2011. I aim aiming for these to be either weekly or biweekly. After the event is other check back here on SRK and I will announce the date of the next one. Event starts at 8:00pm EST, please be on time.
To enter Thursday Night CLASH you pay a venue fee and a entry fee. The venue goes to paying for the cost of running the tournament, renting the venue, etc. All money collected from entry fees go 100% right back to the winners.
Venue Fee - $5
Entry Fee - $10
In the future as the series gets larger I hope to work with sponsors to get more prizes for the winners, perhaps some raffles for players in attendance and on the stream, the works. For now though, know that the entry money goes right back to the winners in the following percentage split:
1st Place - 60%
2nd Place - 30%
3rd Place - 10%
This means that say we get 25 entrants for an event, that gives a $250 prize pot (25 x 10). This means first place will win $150 (60%), 2nd place will win $75 (30%), and 3rd place will win $25 (10%).
CLASH Tournaments will be running on Xbox 360. If you bring a system for a setup discount (detailed below), make sure it is an Xbox 360 and 360 version of the game, and make sure the controller you bring to use is compatible with the Xbox 360.
Time and Tournament Operation
The event starts at 8:00pm, please be on time. It’s ok if you show up a little early at say 7:45pm, and you may practice on any set ups that are up before the event begins. Signups will start at 8:00pm and end by 8:15pm, where the bracket will then be created and started.
Brackets will be a Double Elimination style, so no one is out of the tournament until they lose twice. The first event (and maybe the next couple after that) will be seeded by location/groups, so you don’t have to play the friends you’re traveling here with in the earliest rounds if possible. There will be some rough considerations for skill seeding as well for those with major accomplishments. After that, seeding will be based off of your past CLASH tournament performance. I may be doing an ELO Ranking System for all CLASH tournament attendees, so your progress can be tracked at each event for your own information and seeding.
Rules will be your standard UMvC3 rules found at most tournaments. Winner can’t change anything, loser can. Stages are random unless otherwise agreed on. All sets are best of 3 except for Winners, Losers, and Grand Finals are best of 5.
There will be a stream for every event at http://www.twitch.tv/vvv_chibosempai
We may need a couple extra systems and games to run the event smoothly beyond what we have already. I’m going to talk to the local GameStop located next to the store about borrowing some equipment in exchange for advertising, but if that falls through we’ll probably need a couple extra systems and games. I’ll say about a week before the event here how many more I would want if possible (say, 3 extra systems and games), in which case the first 3 people (in this case, or more than 3 people if more than 3 are needed) who bring a system and game will have their venue fee waived and only have to pay the $10 entry fee, not the venue fee.
So What Do You Need To Bring?
You need to bring the money in cash to enter the event ($15 in total, unless you have a setup discount which would make it $10), your own controller to play on (Xbox 360), all your friends that love Marvel (more people makes for a better tournament!), and BRING THE HYPE!
To keep up to date with Thursday Night CLASH and other CLASH Tournaments, keep up to date with the event pages and threads here on SRK, along with my:
I have a CLASH Tournaments website made for past Smash events, but need to work on it to add Marvel to the site, and will spread the link to everyone once it is ready.