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PAX South Current and Classic Console Tournaments!

BrainsBrains Console Tournament ManagerRegistered User regular
Hey All,

This is the usual rules post for Console Tournaments. This time, we’re including the bigger tourneys usually run in Classic Console Freeplay (CCFP) too!

All tourney signups are in Console Tournament. Meet at Console Tourney 15 minutes before tournament start to practice.

Some tournaments will be held over in Classic Console Freeplay, but the meeting point is still in front of Console Tournament.

First: Signups for a given tournament starts on the day of the tournament.

Second: Signups start at 10am each day.

Third: All tournaments are single-elimination.
- We know this is rough, but we only have so much time.

Let me know if you have any questions.

That said, we’ll get into the games (ordered by day):

Friday

11am - Geometry Wars 3
1v1
High Score: Mode TBD.

12pm - Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Ultimate (360)
Bring Your Own Stick
Unusual controllers subject to community review.

12pm - Super Mario All Stars (SNES)
1v1
Battle Mode

1pm - Super Puzzle Fighter
X' Mode Final

2pm - Super Smash Bros Wii U - “Party”
8-way Free for all
Items on
3 Stock/8 Mins*
*We’ll adjust this if it’s too short.

3pm - Towerfall Ascension
4-way Free for all

4pm - Mario Kart 8 - pt 1
4-way Free for all
We may not have all characters unlocked, but we should have one item of each class unlocked. This is run in two parts, the top two players of Part 1 will play the top two players of Part 2 in Grand finals.

4pm - Super Smash Bros. Melee (GCN)
1v1
4 stock/8 minutes
NO ITEMS

5pm - Burnout Crash!
Mode: Rush Hour
No Elite Vehicles

6pm - Mario Kart 8 - pt 2
4-way Free for all

7pm - Trials Fusion
4-way Free for all
Supercross mode
May include DLC maps

8pm - Smash Bros Wii U
3 stock, 8 mins
No Items
This tournament has two parts, the second part starts at 10pm. The winners of each part will play Grand Finals at the end of the second part.

8pm - Street Fighter II Turbo (SNES)
1v1
Best 2 out of 3 per match

9pm - Tetris Attack
Level 7 start

10pm - Smash Bros Wii U part 2

Saturday

11am - Goldeneye (N64)
4-way Free for all

12pm - BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma
Unlimited Characters banned
Bring Your Own Stick

12 Noon - We Love Katamari (PS2)
1v1
Multiplayer Mode

1pm - Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 (PSX)
Graffiti mode, base stats. No bans.

2pm - Sportsfriends: BaraBariBall (PS3)

3pm - Blur
4-way Free for all
Class B cars and below.

4pm - Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Bring Your Own Stick

4pm - Mario Kart 64 (N64)
4-way Free For All
Grand Prix

5pm - Halo 4
4-way Free for all
Basic MLG rules
Single map

6pm - Project Diva F 2nd
Head to head, hard mode.

7pm - Pac Man CE DX
Head to head, high score wins.

8pm - Divekick
128 players

8pm - Super Smash Bros 64 (N64)
4-way Free For All
5 Stock/NO ITEMS

9pm - NBA Jam: On Fire (360)

Sunday

11am - Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HDR
Remix Mode
Akuma banned

11am - Power Stone 2 (DreamCast)
1v1
Multiplayer Mode

12pm - Ultra Street Fighter 4 (Xbox 360)
Bring Your Own Stick

1pm - Puzzle Bobble (Xbox 360)

2pm - Killer Instinct (Xbox One)
Bring Your Own Stick

2pm - N64 Minigame Tournament
4-way FFA
Mystery Games!

3pm - You Don’t Know Jack
Random Episodes

4pm - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One)
8-way Free for all

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    Josh5890Josh5890 ChicagoRegistered User regular
    I'm super excited for all of the Nintendo 64 love you are giving us.

    This space for rent
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    TennHouse2TennHouse2 Registered User new member
    What are the prizes/entrance fee? Specifically for ultra street fighter 4

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Tournaments that are run by PAX have no entry fee and the prize is a PAX medal saying you won.

    Tournaments run by vendors/sponsors are usually not on Brains' list.

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    BrainsBrains Console Tournament Manager Registered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    Tournaments that are run by PAX have no entry fee and the prize is a PAX medal saying you won.

    Tournaments run by vendors/sponsors are usually not on Brains' list.

    This exactly :)

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    MugenmidgetMugenmidget Registered User regular
    What systems are planned for Puzzle Fighter HDR and SSF2THDR? Can we bring our own controllers for those? Great variety BTW!

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    BrainsBrains Console Tournament Manager Registered User regular
    What systems are planned for Puzzle Fighter HDR and SSF2THDR? Can we bring our own controllers for those? Great variety BTW!

    Both HDR games will be played on 360. We've got controllers, but you may bring your own if you like. Standard controllers are accepted instantly; if you've got a custom controller, we'll ask the audience (and your competition) if they think it's okay.

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    MugenmidgetMugenmidget Registered User regular
    Cool, thank you!

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    I raised this concern in the FAQ thread as well, but essentially the past two You Don't Know Jack! tournaments at Prime have not ended in under two hours, which makes it tough to get to the Omegathon finale if it's Sunday at 3:00. While I understand that it is impossible to prevent overlap at PAX, this seems like a case where it isn't intentional.

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    CoRaMoCoRaMo Detroit, MichiganRegistered User new member
    edited January 2015
    Will the Halo 4 tournament be played on Xbox Ones via The Master Chief Collection or on Xbox 360s?

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    BrainsBrains Console Tournament Manager Registered User regular
    ASimPerson wrote: »
    I raised this concern in the FAQ thread as well, but essentially the past two You Don't Know Jack! tournaments at Prime have not ended in under two hours, which makes it tough to get to the Omegathon finale if it's Sunday at 3:00. While I understand that it is impossible to prevent overlap at PAX, this seems like a case where it isn't intentional.

    I understand where you're coming from, but as with most things at PAX, you have to choose the things that are most important to you. If the Omegathon final round is where your heart truly lies, then you shouldn't enter the tourney. :/
    CoRaMo wrote: »
    Will the Halo 4 tournament be played on Xbox Ones via The Master Chief Collection or on Xbox 360s?

    The plan is to play on 360s. (And at this stage, I really hope the plan doesn't change.)

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    podunk the mightypodunk the mighty Game Designer TexasRegistered User regular
    edited January 2015
    I'm really looking forward to the YDKJ and the handheld Smash tourneys! I wish there was Pokemon or Tatsunoko vs Capcom but I'm sure I'm the only one on the second one there, haha. Is You Don't Know Jack going to be the Jack Box with phones for controllers or something else?

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    BrainsBrains Console Tournament Manager Registered User regular
    I'm really looking forward to the YDKJ and the handheld Smash tourneys! I wish there was Pokemon or Tatsunoko vs Capcom but I'm sure I'm the only one on the second one there, haha. Is You Don't Know Jack going to be the Jack Box with phones for controllers or something else?

    Howdy! The YDKJ tourney here is on Xbox 360 (and all of these tourneys are on consoles, not handheld).

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    podunk the mightypodunk the mighty Game Designer TexasRegistered User regular
    Brains wrote: »
    Howdy! The YDKJ tourney here is on Xbox 360 (and all of these tourneys are on consoles, not handheld).
    Ah, good to know. I thought it might be the XBone or PS4 one.

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    YourExWifeYourExWife Registered User new member
    Brains wrote: »
    11am - Geometry Wars 3
    1v1
    High Score: Mode TBD.

    Any more info on this yet? Was hoping to get a little practice in if possible, which is tricky if I don't know what to practice.
    Thanks.

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    BurningHeatBurningHeat Registered User regular
    edited January 2015
    I'm not going to make it to PAX South (at least this year), but I was wondering what the formats for the Puzzle Bobble tournaments were going to be this year (South, East, and Prime). Last year, the formats were East and Prime were VERY different. In Seattle, it threw me off for a little bit.

    The format for the PAX East tournament can be found in the notes to the video here: www. youtube. com/watch?v=Z87nV1Xsm38.
    The format for the PAX Prime tournament can be found in the notes to the video here: www. youtube. com/watch?v=38oZKFXGWc0.

    In particular, at East, you could use any of the 8 drop patterns. At Prime, everyone was required to use A-pattern.

    Whatever the format, good luck to everyone who participates.

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    MugenmidgetMugenmidget Registered User regular
    Thanks to everyone involved in putting these tournaments on, I went to quite a few of them and had a good time at each. Looking forward to seeing what games are played next year.

    I'd like to give a special shout out to @Tektonikk‌ for all the work he put into the tournaments he was overseeing. He was very patient, courteous, and accommodating for anyone who wanted to participate, but at the same time extremely efficient and organized, ensuring that his tournaments were completed quickly and that everyone was satisfied. It also helped that he was knowledgeable and skilled at the games being hosted, as he was able to comprehend small nuances of the game mechanics and make judgment calls that might have perplexed other tournament organizers.

    Big kudos, @Tektonikk‌, I hope you continue to make PAX fun for everyone!

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Brains wrote: »
    ASimPerson wrote: »
    I raised this concern in the FAQ thread as well, but essentially the past two You Don't Know Jack! tournaments at Prime have not ended in under two hours, which makes it tough to get to the Omegathon finale if it's Sunday at 3:00. While I understand that it is impossible to prevent overlap at PAX, this seems like a case where it isn't intentional.

    I understand where you're coming from, but as with most things at PAX, you have to choose the things that are most important to you. If the Omegathon final round is where your heart truly lies, then you shouldn't enter the tourney. :/

    I would just like the stated time to be accurate, then. I think we wound up finishing 45-50 minutes late.

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