Well, really, getting drafted last might not show true skill, but then it comes down to luck. Sure, you only have to win 1 match, but theoretically, that one match is going to be the BEST from all the people before you. Of course, luck of the random select also plays into all of this.
Here is the revised tournament format that I plan to run:
Date: TBA (First night of Evo Sign-ups, providing there is a BYOC room)
Time: TBA (sometime between 8-10 pm)
Game: PS2 CvS2
Controllers: Bring your own. Somebody may have one to lend, but don’t expect us to provide them for you.
Entry Cost: $2
Prizes: 50% of cash prizes to the last man standing
50% of cash prizes to the longest winning streak
Upon signing up, players will pay the $2 entry fee and write their Real name and handle onto a piece of paper. They will also be photographed (to prevent cheating, as well as to provide a picture to be used later in editing the videos).
All players will be entered into a random drawing. To start the event, two players will be drawn. These two players will be faced up against eachother. After the match, the winner will stay on the machine, and the loser will be eliminated from the event. We will draw another name, and they will step up to face whoever was left over from before. This will keep going until all players have been eliminated, except for one. This is the winner of the tournament.
Second Chance Rule:
To be fair, we are implementing a second chance rule. This rule works as follows: After winning your THIRD match in a row (to clarify: you just beat 3 people), you are qualified for a second chance. This means that after losing, you are not eliminated, but rather placed back into the drawing. Each player is only given one second chance, even if they come back and get another 3+ win streak.
Character Select Format:
As the name implies, all players will be playing on Random Select. To prevent cheating from random select memorization, characters/grooves will be chosen in the following way:
Will be done using the select random select method. Players must look away from the screen while choosing the groove. If you do not trust your opponent to pick randomly (i.e. you feel they have the timing memorized), you may opt to have the judge handle the random select for both players.
Players will place their cursor over the random select box, and choose their characters by THIS METHOD ONLY. Of you do not trust your opponent to pick randomly (i.e., you feel that they may know the timing for certain characters), you may opt to have the judge handle the random select for both players. Due to the nature of the random select on console, hidden characters will be used, and not re-chosen. (Note: Shin akum and Ult. Rugal will not be unlocked, but Evil Ryu and Blood Iori will).
The last person standing will win 50% of the pot (or, $1 for each person in the event)
The person with the LONGEST win streak (measured by how many opponents they beat) will win the other %50 of the pot (or, $1 for each person in the event). In the event of a tie, it will be looked if the players played eachother during the event. If they have, and a clear winner can be determined, they will win the prize money. If there is any tie that cannot determine a clear winner, a round-robin playoff will ensue between all those who are tied. (Determining a clear winner: If there are 2 players, and they played during the tournament, whoever won that match will be the winner. In the case of a 3 way or more tie, it can get kind of hairy, but the logical winner will be shown. At the very least, a round robin between all people who tied will take place)
By doing the prizes two ways, it actually makes things a little different. If somebody is drawn last, they may win the last man standing prize, but not the longest streak. Conversely, the first person drawn has the hardest time winning the last man standing, but the biggest opportunity for the longest streak. Everyone else in the middle lies somewhere in between.