Welcome to the 4th week of the 4th season of the SFCCL. Currently, with 32 members the average number of match that should be played is thru Week 4 should be at least 5 matches (1.29 per week). Again, this is just a reminder to play and a way to gauge your progress thru the season. Next week, we currently have one new member, so that average will go up to 1.33 next week.
Onto the activities around the league this past week.
1. WEEK 3 MATCH RESULTS
played (about 11%).
I played my first two matches this week (against new members KILLA_KITANA_ and STRONGERRISE). Not off to a good start, but I was able to upload my video replays to YouTube and this site. I expect to play every match this season, so there should be at least one video of everyone.
2. DIVISION STANDINGS
The division leaders have remained the same from last week. Hursh191 from California still leads the A Division with his main fighter, Dee Jay. DrPepper20 from Texas still holds the #1 spot in B Division with his main fighter, E. Honda.
Since our numbers will be growing to 33 members (66 fighters) soon, I am still mulling over the idea of adding a second tournament at the end of season for the next group of fighters that don't qualify for SUPER BRAWL IV. The purpose of this second tournament would be to have a tournament for next level of skilled fighters, like the intermediate skilled figthers. If you have begun playing some of your matches, it won't take long to notice the competition is much stronger this season. SUPER BRAWL IV will be a great event to close the season. However, for members like myself, some will be luck to reach SUPER BRAWL IV, and even then, will most likely get beatdown in the 1st round. So, in order to keep more members playing their matches trying to collect every single win until the season, a second tournament would keep more people playing. Winning a 'junior' tournament is also a great to guage your skill level to see who are the next group of fighters ready to reach that next level to compete with the top members in the league.
I still don't have a name for the second tournament nor a title for the eventual winner (Junio Champion? Silver Champion?). Plenty of time to decide. With 33 fighters per division as of next week, the top 8 in each division would advance to SUPER BRAWL IV while the next 8 fighters would advance to the second tournament. The remaining 17 fighters would have their season end on November 18th.
NOTE - division standings are based on total number of wins, not winning percentage. The more you play, the more opportunities for more wins.
3. CHANGE OF FIGHTERS
None since last post.
4. NEW MEMBERS JOINING IN WEEK 5 (JULY 2nd)
Note, all new members will have to wait at most two weeks before offcially joining the season.
1. XxUltimaCloudxX (Canada)
5. Next Live Tournament: STARDUST TOURNAMENT update
Where: PS Home (SFCCL Clubhouse)
We are now less than 4 days from the first live event of the season, the STARDUST TOURNAMENT. You ready? I am getting there! Note above that the location in PS HOME has changed from my personal space to the SFCCL CLubhouse. I will be glad to move the event to my Mansion Garage for a tour, but it is best we all meet in the SFCCL Clubhouse first. The Clubhouse is open 24/7/365, so members can begin entering the space anytime they want. Personal spaces are only open as long as I am there. Also, if I have to leave to play a match, everyone would be kicked out of the space. If I leave the Clubhouse, everyone can still hang out and play the other games. I will be updating the tournament as it progresses in the Clubhouse. That will now be the hub for all events. All members are encouraged to hang out during the event and possibly play if the BPs leaders don't play.
Remember, this an invite-only event. To get an invite, you must hold the #1 spot in Battle Points for one of the 39 characters in SSFIV:AE Ver. 2012. Below is an updated list of who leads in each of the 39 leaderboards. Don't fret if you don't see your name next to your favorite fighter - you still have some time to raise your Battle Points.
Currently, DRPEPPER20 has the most fighters locked in with 17 of the 39 fighters. Of course, if he doesn't show up, all 17 fighters go to the next member on their respective BPs leaderboard.
I'll update these numbers one final time tomorrow night (late Saturday night or early Sunday morning depending where you live) and post the final numbers for Sunday, July 1st. I will close the competition shortly after midnight Central time on Saturday night. The final numbers (video or pictures) will be posted with the winning members who have locked in a specific character. Once the final numbers are posted, I will send a PSN message to all members who locked in their fighters to check if they will be playing Monday night. This will hopefully give me a headsup who is playing and who is not. I will also update the CHALLONGE! bracket to list the member locked into each character. The bracket updates every two minutes so everyone can follow the event Monday night by watching the bracket on the STARDUST page. Any member who doesn't paly or showup will lose the right to play that character in the STARDUST tournament. The next member on the BPs list will then have the option of playing.
FAIR WARNING!!! Those playing must be online to play, obviously. All members (locked in for playing and those wishing to play) should be online (better yet in the SFCCL Clubhouse) by no later than 7:45 pm Central. The event will start at 8:00 PM Central sharp. All fighters will be assigned to a member no later than 7:45 PM. If you show up at 8:00 PM, you are late and will NOT play. I will be in the Clubhosue no later than 7:30 myself to start getting ready. So be sure you have your HOME avatar ready to go and I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE everyone to visit the Clubhouse before Monday night. This is to make sure you know how to get there first & foremost (don't want to be late cause you've never visited the HOME spaces) and also to be sure you've received the invite to the SFCCL Clubhouse. Clubhouses are private so I need to send you an invite before you can enter the Clubhouse. I don't want to be giving directions and invites to members on Monday night. I will have plenty of other things to do. So no excuses. Get ready!
STARDUST Tournament leaderboard as of June 29, 2012
6. Website Changes
The only changes I've made since last Monday's post was updating the Player Points and Battle Points as mentioned above and the usual updated schedules and division standings.
Until next time...good luck!
*** SFCCL-SALonghorn ***