Impactclash Fighting game Tourney June 28th @ GA World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA

Zenith Gaming league is hosting it’s first Impact clash ( Fighting Game Tournament in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia World Congress Center on June 28th, 2008 in room C205. An excellent venue location as it is located downtown and easily accessible. You can easily ride the Marta train straight there and get right off and be right at the Georgia World Congress Center. Don’t live near the Marta line? Any of you not around the Marta line, if you live in other surrounding counties of Fulton you can catch your county’s transit line and transfer over to Marta’s transit line (you can transfer free of charge). Remember, Clayton County, Cobb County, and Gwinnett County, all have transits which link up to Marta.

I highly advise you all NOT to drive as the traffic is horrific and you will be charged to park ($10). Just park at a Marta train station (free to park $1.75 to ride) and ride to the GWCC or hop on a bus that will take you to the train station to ride to the GA World Congress Center.

For anyone bringing televisions or other heavy equipment which must be driven by car I managed to get them to give me free parking passes. So, let me know if you plan on driving to the World Congress and you are bringing a projector, or projector screen, or arcade cabinet and I will give you one of the free complimentary parking pass along with a free entry into the tournament for you and one additional person as well. We really need a projector and screen or arcade cabinets for use at this tournament.

Here’s the breakdown as far as getting in cheaper if you bring equipment:

  • If you bring a copy of a game we can use $5 off entry fee OR If you bring a VCR (No DVD Recorders) we can use $5 off as well. We don’t really need that many VCRs though so make sure you contact me first if you plan on bring it.
  • If you bring a machine, game, and television you get free entry for you and I’ll let a you bring one spectator with you free of charge (i.e. girlfriend, mother, etc. who is NOT participating in any events.).
    The following systems would be appreciated:

Playstation 2s
Playstation 3s
Xbox 360s

As of right now, anyone bringing a Playstation 3 with Tekken 5: DR will get free entry into the tournament. We need more units for that game. Please, make sure you PM or state in this thread if you are bringing anything.

  • If you bring an arcade cabinet or projector and screen, you get a free entry into the tournament along with a friend of yours.

So there you have it, for anyone wanting a break in the entry fee just bring equipment with you. Remember, whatever you bring will be used by many people so make sure you keep a watch over it. There’s only one entrance into the room where we are having the tournament and we will have a list of people signing in with what equipment they bought. Basically the wristband (which you wear to get in the tournaments) all have unique numbers on them. We put a sticky on your console or equipment with the same number that’s on your wrist band. If you leave with equipment (TVs and consoles) we will check at the front to see if the number on your console matches up with the number on your wrist band. That way, we can ensure the right equipment leaves with the right person. However, we cannot have any responsibility for lost or stolen items but we will try our best to prevent this.

Remember only if your equipment is being used will you get a discount. Make sure you tell me early what you are bringing by either PMing me or contacting me on AIM. If you don’t tell me and just bring something and we have no use for it I cannot give you a break on the entry fee so PM me.

If you do drive make sure you park in the Yellow parking lot. That is the closest parking lot to our venue.

If you are booking a hotel make sure it’s near a Marta train station and that they offer free shuttle service to the train station. Remember, most hotels around the surround Atlanta are and within Atlanta will offer a free shuttle to the nearest train station. So, theoretically you can book anywhere, just make sure it’s near a Marta train station so you can catch a ride. The last thing you want is to book a hotel across the street from the GWCC as it’s very expensive.

All of the games will be played on consoles unfortunately as we do not have access to any arcade cabinets. If anyone would like to donate any to the tournament feel free to email or IM me directly.

Remember, there’s a Starbucks, and several different awesome restaurants located within the GA World Congress Center and also within walking distance of it. No need to leave the facility or go very far away just to get something to eat. This will make things much easier for all of you I’m sure.

Time: It is scheduled to begin around 12 p.m. We have the spot rented out all the way until midnight so we’ll have plenty of time. If anyone would like to inquire about when a tournament is starting or how far into it we are feel free to call us directly at (678) 436-3234. This number will only work the day of the tournament.

Games you want to pre-register for sign up for:
Any equipment (if you’re bringing it) you plan on bringing besides a controller:
Your hometown:**

Basically the tournament will work in this fashion:

General rules:

  • Unless otherwise stated, you will always pick the same character/team if you win.
  • You have one minute to make it to the station once you name is called. If not, you forfeit the round. Be sure to notify a judge if you are stepping out.
  • Controls for the match must be step up at the very beginning of the round.
  • Pausing any game will result in an automatic forfeit of the match in progress. Once a match has began, it must be finished.
  • Changing any options within the game and attempting to play a match with options changed will result in a disqualification.
  • Anyone reporting any false results to the judge will be disqualified.
  • Touching anyone else’s controls or sticks while a match is in progress will result in disqualification.
  • Spectators are allowed to cheer but NO coaching is allowed.
  • Trash talking is allowed but keep it at a minimum. We will not tolerate any sore losers or whining. Nor any racist comments or any type of direct insults. Any of this will result in disqualification and removal.
  • Fighting, pushing, shoving will result in disqualification and removal.

I want all of you to remember the Georgia World Congress Center is owned by the State of Georgia. Therefore, it has a police force that specifically works for the GWCC. If any problems happen, I will not hesitate to call them and since they are right on the premises it won’t take long for them to come. So please, I don’t want any trouble from anyone.

There will be a $20 entry fee to enter the tournament. To participate in the different games, they will have their own separate entry fee. A fee ranging from $10-$5. The winner of the tournament will win 70% of the alloted entry fees. Second place will win 20%, while third place will win 10% of the entry fees. It will be same day payouts. Below is the following games that will be offered at our venue. All games will be double elimination however, the tournament may be altered if time constrictions were to occur. Best 2 out of 3 matches. The Finals will be best 4 of 7 matches however.

Playstation 2: Capcom vs SNK 2- 10$ Entry Fee (Winner breakdown 70%/20%/10%)

No using any secret characters (Ultimate Rugal, Shin Akuma, etc.)
No using two of the same characters on the same team.
No EX grooves.
Only on your first match will you be allowed to switch the order of your characters.
If you win, you must maintain the same exact team.

Playstation 2: $10 Street Fighter III: Third Strike (70/20/10)
Gill is not allowed in tournament play.
If you win you must keep the same character but you can change the Super Art attack.
The in game judge will not determine the winner. If a double ko occurs you must re-do the match again.

Dreamcast: Marvel Vs Capcom 2- 10$ Entry fee (Winner breakdown 70%, 20%, 10%)

Dead body infinites are only allowed if they are not solely used to delay the game.
No glitches of any kind which will not allow the game to be played. Like the Gambit Screen glitch, player freezing, or doing a soft reset.
Switching buttons during the loading screen IS allowed.
Winner keeps same team.

Playstation 3: Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Entry fee $10 (70/20/10)
Jinpachi is not allowed in tournament play.
Stage pick will always be random.
Winner keeps same character.

Arcade Cabinent: Super Street Fighter Turbo II:$10 Entry.

  • Akuma will be banned from tournament play regardless of which game we play.

Playstation 2: Soul Calibur III (70/20/10) $10 entry

  • No throw glitches of any kind.
  • Bonus characters are allowed
  • Camera altering glitch is banned
  • No custom characters.
  • Button mapping will be allowed in this game.
  • Winner keeps same character.
  • VC is allowed

Playstation 2: Street Fighter Alpha 3 (70/20/10)

  • No using Shadowloo Bison
  • No button mapping of any kind
  • If you win, pick the same character next time around
  • Winner keeps same character.
  • Shin Akuma is not allowed

Virtua Fighter 5: $10 Xbox 360 (70/20/10)

  • If you win you pick the same character
  • Button Mapping allowed

Xbox 360: $10 Dead or Alive 4 (70/20/10)

  • If you win you pick the same character
  • Largest Life
  • Best 3 out of 5 rounds 60 seconds
  • Every stage is banned beside - D.W.A Colliseum (Dangerzone On), Tritower Heliport (Dangerzone On), Biolab Core (Dangerzone On), The Crash Club (Dangerzone On), Gambler’s Paradise (Dangerzone On), Seaside Market, Waterfall Valley, DOATEC Great Hall
  • Tengu is banned from tournament play.

Nintendo Wii Super Smash Brothers: Brawl
Double Elimination
Regular Brawls: Best two of three
Championship Brawl: Best three of five
Items: Off (including Smash Balls)
Stock: Three
Time Limit: 6:00


In the case of a Wii/TV malfunction, the game will be restarted from the beginning, no matter what time it crashed.

All decisions made by tournament officials are final.

Players must conduct themselves in a reasonable manner. Permanent ejection of a player from the tournament is at the staff’s discretion.

Any sign of cheating will also result in forfeit of the game.

Any intentional forfeiting or conspiring to manipulate the brackets will result in ejection and possible suspension from future tournaments.

Controller mods of ANY kind (short-hop mod, L-trigger mod, etc), except for cosmetic changes (paint job, different colored plastic), are banned. Tournament staff may randomly inspect any controller at their discretion. If you are caught using a banned controller you will be immediately disqualified from the tournament.

Turbo or programmed buttons of any kind are banned. You may use third party controllers or pads that have these features, but if you are suspected of using the banned features you will not be allowed to use that controller any longer.

The stage for Game 1 will be selected at random unless both players/teams can agree on one.

Double Blind Rule: For the first game of a series, a player may call for a double-blind pick. This means that all participating players must tell a judge the character they will use for that game. Each player is required to use that character in the game.

Random select stages: Final Destination, Battlefield, Delfino Plaza, Yoshi’s Island, Lylat Cruise, Castle Siege, Smashville, Pokemon Stadium 1.

Stages banned for Singles & Doubles: Mushroomy Kingdom [Overworld/Underworld], Rumble Falls, Bridge of Eldin, Wario Ware, Distant Planet, New Pork City, Temple, Yoshi’s Island (Pipes), Onett, Donkey Kong Arcade, Spear Pillar, Mario Bros., Flat Zone 2, The Summit, Big Blue, Green Greens.

Stages not listed on the random select list that are not banned are open for counter picks by the losing player.

No stage may be used twice in a Best of 3 or Best of 5 Series unless agree upon by both players.

After characters have been selected for the first game, each player/team may choose one stage from the available tournament list that won?t be used during the series.

After each game of a series, the player who lost the previous game may choose the stage for the next game or elect for it to be chosen randomly. After the stage has been selected, the winner of the previous game may change characters. After the winner has chosen their character, the loser of the previous game may change characters

(Shout out to Larry for using his rules)

Playstation 2: $10 Guilty Gear X2: Accent Core:
EX Gold and Shadow players are not allowed.
Reloaded characters (Kliff and Justice) are not allowed

Just added!
Playstation 2: $10 Arcana Heart (70/20/10)
Arcana Heart Full Only

Playstation 2: $10 King of Fighters XI

  • Arcade vs

  • 99 sec. time limit

  • 2 out of 3

  • 3 out of 5 for finals

  • All Console Exclusive characters Banned

If enough pre-registrations:
Playstation 2: $5 Ultimate Mortal Kombat III

It will be a bring your own controller/stick tournament. We are not responsible for your equipment so make sure you keep up with it. Make sure your equipment is functioning properly as if any malfunctions or intermittent during any matches will cause you to forfeit the match in progress. For this reason we discourage the use of any wireless controllers/sticks. The judges will be the sole one determining the outcome if any problems like this were to occur.

Buttom mapping/shouldering will not be allowed unless explicitly stated in the rules. Button mapping is when you program one button to input two buttons at once. (I.E. Lp+RP) This is not allowed. It is fine if you need to re-program your buttons at the beginning of the match any way you need to but not in this manner. So if for example you are playing a traditional street Fighter game your buttons should be:

Light Punch
Medium Punch
Fierce Punch
Light Kick
Medium Kick

That’s it. No triple punch or triple kick.

We plan on making this a yearly event if everything goes right. We’ll have a website up very soon to promote this event as well. If anyone has any input or suggestions feel free to email, PM, or IM me. Let me know of any ways to make the tournament better or any extra rules needed as I am not perfect and I will listen to what users have to say.

Would you like to see a game listed for tournament play which is not her? Let us know and we’ll make sure to add any game that people request which can be played tournament style on consoles. Just PM me or write a post in this thread and we’ll make it happen. We’d be no where with you, the community.

Also, we will offer a pass on the entry fee or a reduced rate for anyone who can bring any type of equipment (PS2s, Dreamcasts, Xbox 360s, Televisions or projectors, arcade cabinets or anything else.) Let us know if anyone is bringing or can provide anything to make this tournament experience better.

Pre-registrations so far:

Virtua Fighter 5:

  1. Shidosha
  2. June

Marvel vs. Capcom 2:

  1. RisunoMejin
  2. launchpad
  3. Eddie Mu (“Bananas”)
  4. pokchop50
  5. Branh0913
  6. Madara Itachi
  7. JQ
  8. Kevin Hutchins
  9. tim glass
  10. Weak nut

Guilty Gear Accent Core

  1. MikeyG
  2. SSJ George Bush
  3. Spacesheep9
  4. Madara Itachi

Street Fighter 3: Third Strike

  1. MPR

  2. Branh0913

  3. Shomari Diop

  4. metalmike31216

  5. Wantonx

  6. Rashaan “InvincibleHonda” Griffith

  7. Larry S. Dixon Jr. “ShinBlanka”

  8. Nechestriah

  9. Omnislash

  10. Mr. Klutch

  11. L.O.D. Trayveon Maxwell III aka Lord-Iceman/Cool-breeze.

  12. Raphael Bendy “SSJ George Bush”

  13. JQ

  14. June

  15. Kevin Hutchins

  16. Weak nut (Maybe. . . .)
    Street Fighter II Super Turbo

  17. MPR

  18. metalmike31216

  19. Shadow Ace 50

  20. Wantonx

  21. Rashaan “InvincibleHonda” Griffith

  22. Larry S. Dixon Jr. “ShinBlanka”’

  23. Omnislash

  24. Kajoq

  25. Madara Itachi

Super Smash Brothers: Brawl

  1. MPR
  2. David Kim
  3. Shadow Ace 50
  4. bchan
  5. Kajoq
  6. AxL KiD

Capcom vs SNK 2

  1. MPR
  2. Shin Lor (“Shin3”)
  3. Branh0913
  4. metalmike31216
  5. Shadow Ace 50
  6. Slick Vic
  7. Rashaan “InvincibleHonda” Griffith
  8. Larry S. Dixon Jr. “ShinBlanka”
  9. bchan
  10. Mr. Klutch
  11. Weak nut

Street Fighter Alpha 3

  1. metalmike31216
  2. SSJ George Bush
  3. metalmike31216
  4. Larry S. Dixon Jr. “ShinBlanka”
  5. Madara Itachi
  6. Kevin Hutchins
  7. Lil E Z

King of Fighters XI

  1. Alternate275
  2. metalmike31216
  3. Madara Itachi

Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection

  1. Launchpad
  2. pokchop50
  3. Shomari Diop
  4. Rashaan “InvincibleHonda” Griffith
  5. UnDeRoAtH
  6. Oscar K
  7. terry t, (plotraver)
  8. Weak nut

Dead or Alive 4

  2. Jackalsixty6
  3. StyleTime
  4. Awesmic

Arcana Heart:

  1. StyleTime
  2. SSJ George Bush
  3. zachlol
  4. Spacesheep9

Vampire Savior:

  1. Kaqoj
  2. Madara Itachi
  3. Lil E Z
  4. Shinblanka

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3:

  1. Mr. Klutch
  2. RisunoMeijin

Soul Calibur 3:

  1. sWoRD LoRD
  2. Lil E Z

Equipment being bought:

delphikiwiggin: 3rd strike, Brawl, CvS2, a Ps2, a DC, Arcana Heart, Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core (Tournament entry fee waived)

metalmike31216 - PS2 (Half off entry)

pokchop50 - PS3 w/ Tekken 5: DR Dreamcast w/ MVC2 Remix (Entry fee waived).

Kajoq: Possibly provide us with a Super Turbo Arcade Cab (Free Entry for him and a friend if he comes through)

Branh0913: Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, Capcom VS. SNK 2, Accent Core, and a Playstation 2. (Free Entry waived)

Equipment being bought:

Launchpad: MVC2 w/ Dreamcast

StyleTime: Arcana Heart, Dead or Alive 4, Capcom vs SNK 2, Playstation 2, Xbox 360 (Free Entry)

Jackalsixty6: Xbox 360 Dead or Alive 4 (Entry fee waived)

Bloodb4Tears- ps3 with tekken dr, copy of 3rd strike (Entry Fee Waived)

Spacesheep9- Wii w/ Brawl and Arcana heart (Waived)

Madara Itachi- Dreamcast

Shadow Ace 50- Wii & Brawl (Waived)

Wantonx- TV & Dreamcast (Waived)

ATL CPU - Equipment being bought TV + PS3

Shidosha- Xbox 360 w/ Virtua Fighter 5 (Half off)

UnDeRoAtH - Nintendo Wii w/ Brawl (Half Off)

Remember, unless your name is on this list I cannot guarantee free or discounted entry at the door so please let me know on this list if you can bring anything with you so you won’t waste time bringing games we may not use as I cannot give you a discount on the venue if we don’t use them.

Sounds hype. Count me and at least a few others in on that marvel.:woot:

That’s fine, my other pre-registration thread was deleted so I guess this will be the thread to post about pre-registration. Remember, anyone bringing any equipment will get a break on the entry fee as long as you are bringing equipment that we can use.

Count me in on CVS2,3S,Super Turbo, and Alpha 3. I’ll be happy to bring a PS2 if it can be used.

Oh,and you should probably ban Shin Akuma from Alpha 3.

I added it. Thanks for the reminder. Shin Akuma is epic proportions of cheapness.

Just to let everyone know I added Arcana Heart well as Guilty Gear to the tournament also! And remember, I plan on making a DVD of all the matches that happen that day as well. I’m praying Super Street Fighter Turbo: HD Remix will be out by then.

Any chance of getting an SNK action there?

What SNK games would you like to see there? Let me know and I’ll make it happen. Also, let me know of whatever rules must apply to make a tournament in the given game run smoothly.

It’s always good to see more tournaments popping up in the ATL.

If anyone else has any other games they would like to see there which aren’t on the list let us know. Make sure to let me know of the correct rules for tournament style game play as well. And if you see any tournaments posted and there are major rules missing which can affect tournament play make sure to let me know. :slight_smile:

Where do i pre reg.?

You can pre-register using this thread! I will have the list of those whom pre-register at the day of the tournament.

No Brawl? I would think that’d catch you a high attendance, no?

I’d love to have it but I am not certain about the rules in tournament play. If someone could write me up some rules and explain to me how SSMB tournaments are done I’ll gladly add it. I don’t have any clue as I’ve never ran one in the past and it’s not a traditional fighter. After all, four people can fight at once. If anyone can help I’ll add it to the roster.

I havnt played in like 2 years but this sounds fun

I might try and make it

Alright, it’s time we turn this into a real registration thread. If you want to register write this in your post:

Games you want to pre-register for sign up for:
Any equipment (if you’re bringing it) you plan on bringing besides a controller:
Your hometown:

this is the usual tourney settings for brawl

Double Elimination
Regular Brawls: Best two of three
Championship Brawl: Best three of five
Items: Off (including Smash Balls)
Stock: Three
Time Limit: 6:00

Neutral Stages:

Final Destination
Yoshi’s Island


Castle Siege
Delfino Plaza
Luigi’s Mansion
Lylat Cruise

As far as the stage thing goes, thats mostly up to the tourney host to decide.

I’ll be there for Accent Core either way. gotta practice up:woot:

Before I add this to the tournament are the tournaments always 1v1 and never FFA? Personally I can see problems with FFA because the best player can be ganged up on and I see quite a bit of luck involved. Or everyone ganging up on the person with low health to finish them off.

I’ll take your advice and do 3 stocks and a six minute limit. If anyone would like to see any other games there we’ll try out best to fit them in. Make sure you write what game you’d like to see and any rules to insure that a fair, tournament playing style. I’m looking forward to this event.

Hey what’s the game/round setup for Doa4?

I was thinking best two of three matches. Two out of three rounds. Just like the default set up. However for Tekken 5: DR it’s going to be best three out of five matches and two out of three rounds. Let me know if you’d like it differently or if anyone objects to the way it is. If the community so wishes, I’ll make the proper changes to make them happy. :rofl: