[Jan 17] MAXOUT: Midwest Monthly Hosted by Kansas City @ Lee's Summit

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/826213190750578/

Livestream: http://www.twitch.tv/kcsrk

Venue: Next Door Pizza - 3385 SW Fascination Drive, Lees Summit, MO 64081
Date: Saturday, January 17th
Start Time: Doors will open for games and registration at 11 AM
Tournaments will begin no later than 1:00 PM

Venue Fee: $5 (Fee waived if you bring a setup!)
Price per game: $10

Note - NEW FOR THIS MONTH: We’re going to manage the brackets with NextUp (http://nextup.me/) to make station management smoother. This also has an OPTIONAL feature to use your phone to both receive texts when your match is up, and you sending a text yourself to automatically report your result. If you’re not cool with giving us your phone number, that’s fine and we’ll just need you to listen and report the traditional way. But if you’re interested just give the TO your phone number when you register that morning.

Guilty Gear Xrd 5v5 Team Battle: Kansas City vs. Omaha (Subject to change based on Omaha’s attendance)

*Money matches are not only welcome; they’re encouraged. Call people out and build some hype. We’ll try to feature them as best we can.

Ultra Street Fighter IV (360/PS3) $10
Guilty Gear Xrd (PS3) $10

The King of Fighters XIII (PS3) $10
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (360) $10
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3) $10
Skullgirls (PS3) $10
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3) $10
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (PS3) $10
Project M (Wii) $5

1:00 - USF4 tournament begins
2:00 - KOF13 and Project M tournaments begin
4:00 - GGXrd and UMVC3 tournaments begin
5:00 - Skullgirls and TTT2 tournaments begin
6:00 - P4U2 and 3rd Strike tournaments begin
7:00 - GGXrd KC vs. Omaha 5v5 begins
8:00 - Free time for other tournaments (like USF4 Omega Mode) if there’s interest

MAIN STAGE/STREAM SCHEDULE (times listed are approximations, but these will be streamed in the following order):
1:00 - USF4 full tournament
4:00 - GGXrd full tournament
7:00 - GGXrd KC vs. Omaha 5v5

We’re going to dedicate one wall of the room to casual setups. (up to 4 setups) We will permit causal setups for any game at any time so long as it does not impede the progress of the tournaments, but we’d prefer to have one casual setup per tournament game that is not currently running a tournament so that players who came to the event for that tournament can get their warmups in.

If we feel there are an insufficient number of setups to run a tournament, we will kick you off your casuals and turn it into a tournament setup. This is especially true for the Capcom games, which have to be run on Xbox hardware for the tournaments.

We always need commentators! If you feel that you’re knowledgeable about the game and want to build some hype, I’ll give you a shot on the mics. See if you can find a partner, too. Just be aware that if you’re also competing in said game, don’t get too comfy in the commentator chair and play your matches when you need to.

Register with us as soon as you arrive. If you have a setup, let us know which tournament-ready games you have. Tournament-ready means: all DLC, unlocks, and up-to-date patches necessary to play for at least one setup. We CANNOT guarantee that the game will be played; do your part to ensure it will by bringing the equipment. Too many setups is a way better problem to have than not enough setups.

All tournaments will be 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Matches, Double Elimination unless listed otherwise.
TTT2 will be 3/5 rounds, 3/5 Matches.
Marvel will be 3/5 matches.
Winners Finals, Losers Finals, and Grand Finals for all tournaments will switch to 2/3 rounds, 3/5 matches.

If you wish to change controls, do so prior to the match during a button check. If you begin the match with the wrong controls, that is too bad. If you pause the match or attempt to restart because your controls were messed up, you forfeit your match. If you wish to use multi-button binds for other games, it will have to be at the affirmation of your opponent. Default button binds are exempt from this rule

Winner keeps same character, loser may select a new one.

All games will be played on random stage select, except for games with stages that have widely-recognized performance issues. (i.e., Bonne Wonderland and SHIELD Airshow have minimal slowdown compared to other stages in UMVC3) If you still wish to choose random stages in these cases, you MUST defer to your opponent. If either one of you are concerned about lag, you are forbidden from choosing a stage with performance issues.

Blind character selection may be requested if a counter pick is a concern. In this case, one of the staff may be called upon to get the selection of both characters from the competitors.

We don’t care who, but someone needs to keep the TOs in the loop. If you’re too salty to report that you lost, tell the winner to report it instead. (In fact, we prefer it this way. It keeps us from getting mixed up.)

We will be announcing matches over the PA system, which should be plenty audible. Nod to us, make eye contact, yell… do something to let us know you heard it. We can’t just expect matches to magically happen the moment we announce them. If we know at least one of you two acknowledged the announcement, we’ll trust that at the very least, you’ll track down your opponent and get the match started. WE NEED TO KNOW WHICH PLAYERS ARE CURRENTLY PLAYING AT ALL TIMES. We have ways to keep track of this; someone just needs to give us the information. If you want to avoid things like us loudly yelling your name for a match when you’re already playing, causing you to get distracted and potentially affect your performance… follow these rules.

You will have 5 minutes (which is VERY lenient) to get to your station and play. If you fail to get to your station, you will forfeit the match. The ONLY exception to this rule is if you’re already playing a match in another tournament. Making your opponents wait is rude, and it also holds up the progress of our bracket. Be courteous. If you are in a tournament that is in progress, then stick around. If you need to go smoke or use the bathroom, do it fast, and continue your conversations back in the tournament room.

Make sure you inform one of the TOs or get someone to inform one of the TOs beforehand.

We only accept EVO-standard setups. Enough people have ASUS monitors. Most people absolutely prefer to play on these as opposed to less well known setups, due to lag. These will be the only ones accepted for use in tournament play. When registering your setup, you will let us know what your system is, which station you intend to place it, what games you have, and if you have the DLC for those games. This way, we’ll know if we can run that setup for a game we’re playing, or if we need to find a player to switch the setup. Other setups can be used for casual gaming.

No, you won’t. When you submit your equipment, and have you registration fee waived, you also submit to the needs of the tournament directors. If that means we need to immediately kick you off the setup and put in ‘x’ game, or we know you registered with Injustice DLC and we need it immediately, then we expect you will be prepared to stop what you’re doing (Unless of course you’re in the middle of a tournament match), and help us set it up. We have been WAY to lenient on this.

Do not turn your pad ON until you have synced it to a system using a USB cord. PLEASE turn OFF your pad following the end of your match. This has been an issue in the past, and this negligence isn’t going to be tolerated. It’s disruptive to the people who come to play after you. Failure to turn off your pad will result in an automatic disqualification which will count as a loss in your tournament record. A second offense will result in your forfeit from the tournament.

NDP is a bar and restaurant. Fantastic venue with great service, great food and great atmosphere. Make sure to buy lots of delicious pizza and booze. We must emphasize, however: make sure you guys take great care of the staff for their service. AND PAY YOUR TABS. THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO FORGET PAYMENT TO THE ESTABLISHMENT. This not only makes us as a community look bad, but it can result in you being banned from future tournaments or patronage altogether.

See everybody there!

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