This marks the third time this season that XX_VON_XX has won either 1st or 2nd Place in a live event. He won 1st Place at the first event of the season, War Games, in August. He then went on to win 2nd Place at the 2vs2 Tournament in September. The 1st Place finish at Fall Brawl has earned him a total of 3 extra “Wins” for his main fighter, Ken, who is the only fighter to date to complete an undefeated schedule this season... His second fighter, Yun, has also received two extra “Wins” this season.
The 2nd Place finish for WELCOME2TROYLAND marks the first time he has won a live event. His 2nd Place finish has earned him an extra win for one of his fighters, Dhalsim.
Special thanx to all 8 participating members last nite:
Alfredurst (New Mexico)
OceanicMidnight (New Jersey)
Of course, what SFCCL live event is complete without its online ‘hiccups’. Since we had a total of 8 members participating in Fall Brawl, it makes natural sense to invite all members to one full Tournament lobby. Thus, all members can play and watch all the battles at the same time. As the original rules stated, the first member to win 2 tournaments would claim 1st Place, and would be free to leave. The next member to win 2 tournaments would claim 2nd Place.
Well, at least that was the plan. Due to my negligence, I expected the Capcom online tournament mode to work properly. A grave mistake on my behalf, and one I should have learned by now based on the history of our previous live events. For whatever reason, SM00THCR1MALS could not be in the same lobby as Von nor CapitolC. Which ever member joined late would automatically be dropped from the lobby. I tried various setups and order of invites to get around the problem. Nothing worked.
In the end, I made the decision to split the 8 members into 2 different lobbies with 4 members each. Unfortunately, while this made the event a lot more fun, SM00THCRIMALS was still unable to join the smaller lobby & had to drop out. This is only the second time I remember a member being unable to join a lobby all nite. The other member was DJ__C—4 from Guatemala. We wasted an hour trying to get around the problem, and by the time we were left with 7 participating members, my smaller lobby had already played one full tournament, so we remained in separate lobbies.
CAPCOM – do yourself a favor, and hire me to run your online operations. Anything is better than the current monkey you have in place now. Every event…you never fail to disappoint me.
As a result of the split lobbies, the rules were slightly tweaked. The first 2 members in each lobby to win 2 tournaments would then advance to a Final 4 lobby. In the final lobby, the first 2 members to win 2 tournaments would then win 1st and 2nd Place, respectively. As a result of these changes, this event turned into a great challenge for all members involved. In fact, if we have another Fall Brawl event, I would prefer this smaller, more intense format. Hope everyone else (that got to play) had fun as well.
I was able to record all of the tournaments in my 1st round lobby as well as the Final 4 lobby (as an organizer since I did not qualify…thanx TROY!). In my opening lobby, Alfredurst quickly won the first 2 tournaments to qualify for the Final 4 lobby, the rest of the lobby was a free-for-all with each remaining member winning one tournament, as LunaSlave1999 and Welcome2Troyland can attest to. I won the 3rd tournament, then Welcome2Troyland won the 4th, and then LunaSlave1999 won the 5th tournament. It came down to the final (and 6th) tournament which set the stage by giving every member a chance to win & advance to the Final 4 Lobby. Welcome2Troyland won out in the end, but not after some intense matches. He went on to win 2nd Place in the overall event. Below are the raw videos from my opening lobby. Note how member’s change their characters along the way to counter each other's fighters, especially Troy's Dhalsim.
Fall Brawl 2011 Opening Lobby A
Fall Brawl 2011 Final 4 Lobby
Lobby #1 (# of tournament wins):
1st tournament: Alfredurst (1)
2nd tournament: Alfredurst (2) = qualify for Final 4 lobby
3rd tournament: SALonghorn (1)
4th tournament: Welcome2Troyland (1)
5th tournament: LunaSlave1999 (1)
6th tournament: Welcome2Troyland (2) = qualify for Final 4 lobby
Lobby #2 (# of tournament wins)
1st tournament: Xx_Von_xX (1)
2nd tournament: Xx_Von_xX (2) = qualify for Final 4 lobby
3rd tournament: OceanicMidnight (1)
4th tournament: OceanicMidnight (2) = qualify for Final 4 lobby
Final 4 Lobby (# of tournament wins)
1st tournament: Welcome2Troyland (1)
2nd tournament: Xx_Von_xX (1)
3rd tournament: Xx_Von_xX (2) 1st Place
4th tournament: Alfredurst (1)
5th tournament: Welcome2Troyland (2) 2nd Place
Note – in the tournaments with only 3 members, I tried to rotate the 1st round bye each tournament giving everyone a chance.
Again, congrats to the winners of the event, Xx_Von_xX and Welcome2Troyland!