We are five days into the 4th season, and things are already heating up!
Each Friday, I hope to post an update on this blog giving some of the news around the league in case you miss it. Consider this a summary of the past week. With the season starting on Monday, there are only 5 days worth of updates this week.
1. Weekly Match Results
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
SupremeKingQ7 Sakura ---> Ryu (Division A)
Killa_Kitana_ Cammy ---> Rose (Division A)
NOTE - All results of matches played with the previous fighter are honored in the standings. Only remaining unplayed matches can be played with new fighter. A member can change their fighters no more than two times each during the season.
4. New Members Joining Next Week (6)
Kenji1138 (New York)
DiveKickStar (California) <----- pending since PSN tag does not exist
With these new members, the total number of members will increase to 28 members total. As a result, each fighter will now have 27 matches to play this season (up from 21 matches to begin the season). I promised everyone more matches!
5. Next Live Tournament: STARDUST TOURNAMENT
Where: PS Home (location pending)
We are less than 4 weeks from the first live event of the season, the STARDUST Tournament. Remember that this event is exclusive to the top ranked members in Battle Points for each of the 39 characters. Keep playing online ranked matches and raise your numbers for your favorite characters. The deadline to qualify will be Saturday, June 30th. The following day, I will update the Battle Points one final time, and list who will be controlling each of the 39 fighters. Below is a listing of the top members and how many figthers they have currently:
1. LunaSlave1999 = 6 characters (Rufus, El Fuerte, Gen, T. Hawk, Makoto, Hakan)
2. OceanicMidnight = 5 characters (Yang, Dan, Adon, Juri, Oni)
3. Benson29 = 4 characters (Ryu, Zangief, Yun, Dudley)
T-4. SALonghorn = 3 characters (Ken, Bison, Fei Long)
T-4. Killa_Kitana_ = 3 characters (Seth, Cammy, Rose)
Remember the STARDUST Tournament is a live event. If the above members do not show up at the event, then the next person on the Battle Points list for each character can then play the fighter in the tournament. So raise your Battle Point level just in case the guy above you doesn't show! If none of the members are present, the participating members in the event can choose to play any available fighters. If no one picks up a fighter (i.e. - Honda), then the character forfeits.
The STARDUST Tournament is the first opportunity to earn additional 'wins' for your two figthers in the league. Also, it shines the first spotlight on the winner, ala the first star of the season. You can be sure the rest of the league will give you their best shot during league matches. The rest...they are dust!
I've listed the PS Home location as "pending" this week as I am still not sure where we will assemble prior to the event, the SFCCL Clubhouse or my new surprise-to-me Home, the Mansion Garage (see photos below). The Clubhouse can hold up to 30 people while the personal home spaces can only hold up to 12, last I read. Also, the Clubhouse is open 24/7 to club members while the personal space is only available if I am in there. The Garage is a much cooler place to hangout as the Clubhouse has seen little updates since it launched 4 years ago. Past season members will be familiar with all members meeting up in the SFCCL Clubhouse prior & during events. It's a great palce to chat with other members, play other games, and launch into the SFIV game. Kind of like a virtual hangout. PS Home is no longer in the Beta testing stage anymore, as the full program is now available. It looks a lot sharper and much easier to navigate.
6. Website Update
With the two fighter changes, I had to update all 22 schedules for all members. I've also use a new layout for the schedules for all members as the previous format may have been taking too long too load. Don't worry if you can't read the schedules in their current two-column layout as each schedule can be clicked to be enlarged as seen below:
Hope everyone is finding the updated website easy to navigate and view on their mobile devices.
Until next week...Good luck!
*** SFCCL-SALonghorn ***