A total of 8 members participated in the event:
Alfredurst (New Mexico)
Epedemicc (New Jersey)
DJ_ _C--4 (Guatemala)
Xenon5100 (New Jersey)
Crusader884 (New Jersey)
While fun was had by all, the event was plagued with problems and connection errors. For example, my 1st Round match (SALonghorn & Alfredurst vs. Epedemicc & Gurimmjaw) had the basic problem of being unable to dicate who was on the BLUE team and who was on the RED team. The option to choose sides wasn't working. We tried entering the lobby in a certain order. That didn't work either. We tried different hosts. That didn't work. Finally, after playing thru a generic match, we were finally able to make the teams as noted. Video of my 1st Round and 2nd Round Losers Bracekt matches are below. The other 1st Round match (Xenon5100 & Crusader884 vs. Xx_Von_xX & DJ_ _C--4) could not get all 4 members in the same lobby as DJ kept getting kicked out. So, their match had to take place thru 1-on-1 Endless Lobby matches. DJ wanted me to let everyone know he deeply appreciates everyone working with his connection issues and allowing him to particpate. Special thanx to VON, EPEDEMICC, CRUSADER884 GURIMMJAW and XENON for working thru those matchups.
Due to all the problems, the event went on longer than expected. But of course...with these live events...they always run longer than expected! Two members had to leave during the tournament, so their partners simply played both sides to continue the tournament. This was the case for the Grand Finale between Xenon5100 & Crusader884 vs. Xx_Von_xX & DJ__C--4. All parties agreed to have Xenon and Von play each other 1-on-1 in the Grand Finale but using 2v2 rules. For example, with Xenon's team coming from the Loser's Bracket, he had to win 2 sets to win the event, while Von only had to win 1 set since he was the Winner's Bracket champion. Also, in order to maintain the 2v2 Tournament setup, both Xenon and Von agreed to change characters when they lost a match, which gave the appearance of 4 different players playing the final match. A strange, but exciting conclusion to close a fun but complicated event. Von appeared on his way to winning his second live event this year, but Xenon (aka Skrface13) came back in exciting fashion to win both sets & take 1st Place for his team. Again, due to the length of the event & with all the troublesome issues using the Team Battle lobby, the prizes for 1st and 2nd Place were awarded to all 4 members that particpated in the event. Two member had to leave during the event.
I really enjoy the 2vs2 Tournament, but after all the problems we had this past Sunday, I may have to re-think doing this type of event again. :/
Below is full transcipt of the event. For winning 1st Place, Xenon's and Crusdaer's fighters have all received an additional WIN in each of their division standings. For winning 2nd Place, both Von & DJ received an additional WIN for one of their fighters in the division standings. Both chose to give their WIN to their B Division main fighters, Ken & Sakura, respectively.
2v2 Tournament (double-elimination with best 2 out of 3 sets - all matches 3 rounds)
Epedemicc / Gurimmjaw defeat SALonghorn & Alfredurst
xx_Von_xx / DJ__C--4 defeat Xenon5100 & Crusader884
xx_Von_xx / DJ__C--4 defeat Epedemicc & Gurimmjaw
Xenon5100 & Crusader884 defeat SALonghorn
xx_Von_xx & DJ__C--4 (bye)
Xenon5100 & Crusader884 defeat Epedemicc & Gurimmjaw
Grand Finale (per agreement, 1-on-1 with 2v2 rules / Loser's Bracket champion must win 2 sets)
Xenon5100 defeats xx_Von_xx 2-1
Xenon5100 defeats xx_Von_xx 2-1