It's been almost a month since the release of Persona 4 Arena and the tournament I organized alongside it, so I thought it'd be a good idea to organize another community tourney since people had fun the last time. The plan's to have it take place on the weekend of September 15-16. This will only be open to PS3 players.
Also, I don't expect this to be as big as the first tournament. There'll most likely be less people participating, there'll be less prizes and, obviously, the excitement surrounding P4A has naturally subsided a bit since a month ago. Hopefully the participation will still be good enough for it to be a fun time for those involved.
Past Tournament Champions
Tournament #1: aznjon12
- The tournament will be played in a double elimination format, so players will need to lose a match twice to be eliminated.
- Matches will be best 2 out of 3 rounds for 99 seconds each round. Winner will be best 2 out of 3 matches.
- Semi-finals (Losers and Winners bracket) and grand finals will be best 2 out of 3 rounds for 99 seconds each round. Winner will be best 3 out of 5 matches.
- A player that loses a match is allowed to switch characters, however a player who wins must choose the same character as his previous match.
- If a player drops during a round, it is up to the opponent to decide if he agrees to do a rematch or not.
- Saving a replay of your matches is recommended, because if there is a dispute between two players as to who actually won and no one provides proof, I'll have to disqualify both of the players for the sake of fairness.
How to sign up:
Sign-ups will be on Challonge like last time. This is to prevent people who say they'll be participating in the tourney but don't show up. You'll need a Challonge account to do this, so sign up for one here if you don't have one. Try to name your Challonge account as closely as you can to your GB username to avoid confusion.
Reason I'm requiring Challonge accounts is because players will be able to report the results of their matches themselves instead of having to constantly update the brackets myself.
Tournament starts on Saturday, September 15th and ends on Sunday, September 16th. This time I'm thinking that things can hopefully be completed in an interval of two days instead of three. Specific times have yet to be determined, but the tournament will probably start at 12:00 PM EDT.
Official Challonge sign-ups will be open on September 14th from 5:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM PDT to September 15th, 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 PM PDT. So players should arrive and sign up on the page before the limit or else they won't be included in the bracket and won't be able to participate in the tournament. Signing up doesn't take long to do at all, so this shouldn't be a problem.
I'll post the sign-up page on September 15th and the bracket will be posted after the sign-up page is closed.
Desura games (thanks to IrrelevantJohn)
Persona 4 Collection 1 [Blu-ray] (thanks to Bocam)
*User must have at least 100 posts or be a premium member to qualify for this prize
Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition (PC) or Puzzle Agent (Steam Gift) (thanks togravitypenguin)
Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition (PC) or Puzzle Agent (Steam Gift) [Based on second place choice] (thanks to gravitypenguin)