[Jan 21, 2012] Little Rock Bar Battles - SSF4/UMVC3/MK9 and more! (Little Rock, AR)

[LEFT]The Arkansas Fighting Game Network presents…[/LEFT]

[LEFT]Raffle tickets will be sold to give you guys a chance to win some really cool prizes! Each raffle ticket will cost $1. Buy multiple tickets to increase your chances of winning! This is your chance to win some really cool prizes including an official Marvel vs Capcom 2 fightstick![/LEFT]

[LEFT]Little Rock Bar Battles is now an official U.C.C seeder tournament![/LEFT]

[LEFT]If you don’t know what the Upper Cut Circuit is, it’s one of the fastest growing majors in Texas! It’s the culmination of the collaborative efforts of surrounding TOs to make a circuit of events and bring them together at a Regional and eventually National tournament. Tournaments that participate in the Upper-Cut Circuit get seed points to the Upper-Cut Championships later in the year - date yet TBD. The seed points are awarded based on the number of participants in the qualifying tournaments. There is a formula that goes along with it. For example:[/LEFT]
1-8 person tournament = 1 UCC point awarded to 1st place
9-16 person tournament = 2/1
17-24 person tournament = 3/2/1
25-32 person tournament = 4/3/2/1
33-40 person tournament = 5/4/3/2/1/1
etc. etc.
All in all, UCC has a goal of building the competitive community while supporting the not so competitive players as well, so the player base can keep growing.
[LEFT]Combo video maker Snoooootch has given us the opportunity to showcase one of his newest combo video collaborations! This will be featured as one of the main events during the tournament![/LEFT]
[LEFT]afierymisfit will be doing stick work at Bar Battles! If you need dual mods, or simply need something fixed on your stick, hit him up![/LEFT]
[LEFT]Boom Gorillas has been signed as the official stream team for Little Rock Bar Battles! You can watch the stream at www.justin.tv/boomgorillas if you aren’t able to make it![/LEFT]

[LEFT]Date and Location[/LEFT]
[LEFT]January 21st, 2012[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Downtown Music Hall[/LEFT]
[LEFT]211 West Capitol Avenue[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Little Rock, AR[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Contact information[/LEFT]
[LEFT]By email: Solid_panda@yahoo.com[/LEFT]
[LEFT]By phone: 501-339-3140[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Twitter: @solidxpanda[/LEFT]
[LEFT]By Email: maxwell@arfgn.com[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Twitter: @ARK_SmokeMaxX[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Games [/LEFT]
[LEFT]Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition (360) (Singles)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (360) (Singles)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Mortal Kombat 9 (PS3) (Singles)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]King of Fighter XIII (PS3)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Modern Warfare 3 (360) (3v3 Teams)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Please bring your own controllers/sticks appropriate for each console[/LEFT]
entry fee. ($5 spectator fee)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]$10 registration for all fighting games [/LEFT]
[LEFT]$10 per player for Modern Warfare 3 or $30 per team (3v3 Teams)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]All registration fees go towards the pot for each game.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]The pot will be split** 70/20/10** between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers for all singles.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]All team based games (MW3) will be split** 75/25** between the 1st and 2nd place teams.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Drink and Food Specials[/LEFT]
[LEFT]$2 PBR tall boys.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]$4 Burger with fries combo.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]$5 Mixed drinks inspired by Street Fighter![/LEFT]
[LEFT]Master Schedule[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Doors open at **12pm **for registrations and casuals.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Registrations for ALL games will end at 1:30pm.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Please read below to find out when your games start![/LEFT]
[LEFT]**12pm - **Doors open[/LEFT]
[LEFT]2pm – Modern Warfare 3 (3v3 Teams), UMVC3 (to top 3), MK9[/LEFT]
[LEFT]**5pm - **SSF4: AE (to top 3) KOF:XIII[/LEFT]
[LEFT]9pm – Main Event - Arkansas vs Oklahoma 5v5 in SSF4: AE, Premier of Snoooootch’s newest combo video! Top 3 Finals for SSF4: AE and UMVC3,[/LEFT]
[LEFT]12am – Doors close[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Stream Information[/LEFT]
[LEFT]The stream will be provided by Boom Gorillas![/LEFT]
[LEFT]The Arkansas Fighting Game Network[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Downtown Music Hall[/LEFT]
[LEFT]All fighting game rules provided by The Arkansas Fighting Game Network.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Universal Rules[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- All brackets are double elimination.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- Double-Blind Select can always be chosen to begin a match.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- The winner of a game must stick with the same character used to win for the following game. Loser can always change characters.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- Players have six minutes to report to and begin their matches and will be disqualified if unable to do so.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- It is the player’s responsibility to notify a staffer of the results of his/her match or a dispute on rules.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- Unless explicitly stated, all DLC characters are allowed. Console exclusive characters (such as Kratos in MK9) are NOT allowed.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Controller Rules[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- Please Bring Your Own Controller: While there will probably be many players willing to lend you a controller/stick, there is NO guarantee.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- Button mapping and converters ARE allowed while turbo is NOT.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- 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.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- In addition, 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.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- Every person is responsible for the functionality of their controller. A “button check” may (and should) be asked for prior to every match. If a controller is non-functional or is functioning incorrectly, the player must receive consent from his or her opponent before pausing the match.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]- Any supicions of cheating or any tool (physical or in-game) used to gain an unfair competitive advantage is subject to banning and disqualification.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Default Settings[/LEFT]
[LEFT]2/3 rounds, 2/3 games (Loser’s/Winner’s/Grand Finals are 3/5 games)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Default Settings.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]2/3 games (Loser’s/Winner’s/Grand Finals are 3/5 games).[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Simple Mode: OFF[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Auto Super-Jump: Disabled[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Mortal Kombat 9[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Default Settings.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]2/3 rounds, 2/3 games, 99 seconds (Loser’s/Winner’s/Grand Finals are 3/5 games).[/LEFT]
[LEFT]All non-exclusive DLC characters ALLOWED[/LEFT]
[LEFT]No game-altering Kombat Kodes (leads to restart of game)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Banned: Kratos, Kratos’ Stage, Alternate Costumes[/LEFT]
[LEFT]King of Fighters XIII[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Default settings[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Best 2/3 games[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Grand Finals are best 3/5 games[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (3v3 Teams)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]The 3v3 tournament’s game mode will be Domination. The bracket will be double elimination.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]All of the required Settings are listed below. If a Setting is not listed below, it should not be changed from its default state.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Starting a Game/Map with the wrong Game Type Settings may result in a forfeit of the Game/Map, the Game/Map being replayed, or a warning, which will be determined by a Tournament referee.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Hardcore Mode: Disabled[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Allow Killcam: Disabled[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Headshots Only: Disabled[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Radar Always On: Disabled[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Allow Sprint: Enabled[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Force Respawn: Enabled[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Wave Spawn Delay: None[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Max Health: Normal[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Health Regen: Normal[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Friendly Fire: Disabled[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Class Editor: Allow Player Classes[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Killstreak Editor: Don’t Allow Killstreaks[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Perk Editor: Allow Perks[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Time Limit: 5 Minutes[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Score Limit: 100 Points[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Round Limit: 1 Rounds[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Respawn Delay: Disabled[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Number of Lives: Unlimited[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Players must win 2 out of 3 maps/games. Each map counts as a game.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]The maps that will be played per game will go as follows:[/LEFT]

Game 1 - Dome
Game 2 - Bootleg
Game 3 - Lockdown
[LEFT]In the event of a tie in any game, that map will be replayed to determine the winner of that game.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Players must set their Death Streak to Juiced. Using any other Death Streak will result in a forfeit.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Additional Information[/LEFT]
[LEFT]This is Arkansas’ first official Bar Battles tournament! We have a lot of great games lined up for you guys and many other things in store. You don’t want to miss this![/LEFT]
[LEFT]For more information please visit www.arfgn.com[/LEFT]
[LEFT]You can also find us on Facebook.[/LEFT]

How big is the pool of players usually? Would it be worth my and couple friends time to make a trip from Fayetteville? Because it seems like there really aren’t many tournaments or leagues up in NWA, it looks like everything is in Little Rock or Conway! And we’re not new to the game just tournament play but we would really like to see if it’s something we would like to begin doing

Where’s the smash?

It’s at a bar. Children can’t go inside. :stuck_out_tongue:

If someone can give me a place to crash I might be able to make this. Obviously won’t be modding though. I doubt they’ll let me solder inside a bar, and I actually want to enjoy a tournament for once. #_^

Might be able to do one or two jobs the night before though.

Oh that’s dumb :confused: are there any other events around AR (preferably closer to NWA) that are good?

These Arkansas tournaments are always worth going to. You should make the trip from NWA for this one. People usually travel from Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and other states for their tournaments. The crowd should be quite sizable.

Where the ARK AT!

Central Arkansas has the largest tournament scene in the state. Our tournaments do quite well and like pkrstsnt said, we have big turnouts from players from multiple states. We even had this guy that posted above me come to 2 of them. You may know Justin Wong. :wink: I’d say make the trip so you can meet the local scene and get some good experience in. We always have games going after the event too.

ARK can’t be the only tournament we have :smiley: will a wild Jwong appear?

No King of Fighters?

Still have some planning to do. If KOF will generate enough interest, we will do it.

Sweet! I’ll be sure to make an appearance at some of them and I was planning on attending ARK as well

Modern Warfare 3’s rules have been updated. Domination has been chosen as the default game mode for this 2v2 tournament. These rules are official MLG rules taken directly from their website. Get hype!

For our serious tournaments, we generate a large number of players. Our last major (ARK IV) had 73 players just in Street Fighter IV (over 160 total players). It is DEFINITELY worth coming down to one of our tournaments to experience what the ARFGN can offer. Btw if you aren’t a part of the Arkansas Fighting Game Network, you can join our facebook group here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/373796221942/ and visit our website here: arfgn.com.

There are a few tournaments scattered throughout the state, but we are the most dedicated to the fighting game scene. We’re working on expanding our reach, however. What part of NWA do you live in? We know a good amount of the scene up there so if you live in Rogers, Fort Smith, Bentonville, or Fayetteville, I can hook you up with players in your city. We’re also planning some big stuff up there in regards to tournaments. However, until that happens, the only real tournament experience you’ll get in Arkansas is in Central Arkansas.

Although this is SolidxPanda’s first tournament where he’s head T.O., the ARFGN has run several tournaments and (to my surprise) our tournaments are known internationally. Whether we have earned that much recognition, I’m not sure, but we definitely have a great thing going and we’d love to have you be a part of this!

You should come down here and train in the reverse hyperbolic timer chamber :wink:

Well I live in Springdale (like 15 minutes from UofA)

and I’m definetly looking for a more serious tourney scene. I think I crosses the line from casual to more serious when I bought my fightstick lol

This would definitely be a good first tournament experience then! Hope to see you out.

Do you have to be 21 fir the bar battles? I’m only 16 :confused:

Nope. It’s open to all ages.

Oh Shweet. Well you guys I think I’m gonna have to say I’ll be attending! Time to practice up! If anyone wants to play on xbox live hit me up! GT: Dr Pwnelius

You know how we Arkansans are! We supply the hospitality as best we can! I’m pretty sure we can scrap up a place for you to stay. And even if you decided you wanted to mod, I could put you on! lol