Where: PlayStation Network Home SFCCL Clubhouse (invite only so be sure you have your invite)
When: Saturday, February 19th, 2011 @ 1 AM Eastern (12 AM Central / Friday, February 18th, 2011 @ 10 PM Pacific)
How: Be online at the above time and in the SFCCL Clubhouse in HOME on time
Match Detail: All WAR GAMES matches are 3-round matches
Details: Participating members will all assemble in the same Endless Battle lobby and battle each other until three members have won a required number of matches total. First place is awarded to the first player to win 10 matches, second place is awarded to the next player to win 10 matches, and finally, third place is awarded to the next player to win 10. The 10 wins do not have to be in consecutive order, but a member must remain in the lobby until their Endless Battle stats display 10 wins. If a member disconnects and leaves the lobby, their match count is reset upon re-entering the lobby.
* In the most likely case that more than 8 members are participating, several Endless Battle lobbies (known as a Qualifying Lobby) will be created & fighters will then advance to a final WAR GAMES Endless Battle lobby to determine the 3 winners. Lobbies will be created based on the total number of members playing with the effort made to keep the number of members in each lobby even. The final WAR GAMES lobby must have 8 members, so the first members to win their required number of matches in the Qualifying Lobby will advance to the final lobby. Depending on the number of members, the number of wins in the Qualifying Lobby will vary. For example:
8 members: all members invited to Final Lobby with the first members to win 10 matches claiming the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Prize Matches for Week 18.
10 members: 5 members in each (2) Qualifying Lobby with the first 8 members to win 4 matches advancing to Final Lobby
12 members: 6 members in each (2) Qualifying Lobby with the first 8 members to win 5 matches advancing to Final Lobby
14 members: 7 members in each (2) Qualifying Lobby with the first 8 members to win 6 matches advancing to Final Lobby
16 members: 8 members in each (2) Qualifying Lobby with the first 8 members to win 7 matches advancing to Final Lobby
18 members: 6 members in each (3) Qualifying Lobby with the first 8 members to win 5 matches advancing to Final Lobby
Note - the final numbers of wins & number of Qualifying Lobbies will be determined at the time of the event since it is unknown how many members will participate. I will assign "Admins" to each lobby if we do have multiple lobbies. When a member reaches the number of wins, he/she is responsible for reporting the results directly to me. Then, I will confirm with that lobbies' Admin that they did in fact reach the required number of wins. The first 8 members to report & be confirmed will then be invited to the Final Lobby. Once qualified in a lobby, the member may remain to watch the rest of the matches going on, however, THEY CANNOT PLAY ANYMORE. They must remain idle in the lobby, and their turn to play will be timed out when the other member hits "READY". All wins and losses for each member can be seen while in the lobby under "Player Data", and everyone can track where everyone else is. I will send out numerous PSN messages to all participating members to let them know how many spots have been claimed in the Final Lobby. Basically, everyone and every lobby will be competing against each other to claim those final 8 spots. Do not be too concerned about which members are stuck in your lobby, which may lead some to think their lobby is harder than another. The final 8 members will have to square off against each other anyway, so reaching the Final Lobby will be the most difficult. Getting to the Final Lobby earns you nothing.
Be prepared to add members of the league to your Friends List, especially any Admins. They will have to invite you to the Endless Battle lobby, and it will be much easier to invite & communicate with you if you are on their Friends List.
Finally, this event will start precisely at 1 AM Eastern Time. Anyone member not in the SFCCL Clubhouse at that time will not be included in the WAR GAMES. European members are welcomed to attend, and will be included in the event via PSN message since they cannot join the US Home servers. Previous events have started 30 to 45 minutes late as I tried to organize everyone. I will be in the Clubhouse at least 30 minutes early getting ready. Also, the SFCCL Clubhouse is an exclusive invite-only place in HOME, so be sure you have your invite secured BEFORE the start time.
Prize Matches will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place:
1st Place: winning member earns the right to challenge any fighter in the League, from the Gold Division to the last division. The winner of this Prize Match takes the higher ranking, and the losing fighter falls to the lower ranking.
2nd Place: winning member earns the right to challenge any fighter in the next highest division, from the Gold Division to the last division. The winner of this Prize Match takes the higher ranking, and the losing fighter falls to the lower ranking.
3rd Place: winning member earns the right to challenge any fighter in their own division, from the Gold Division to the last division. The winner of this Prize Match takes the higher ranking, and the losing fighter falls to the lower ranking.
Good luck to all members! A summary report will be posted on Saturday with full details. Prize Matches will take place during Week 18.