What: 3rd Official SFCCL Live Event 2v2 Tournament
Where: PlayStation Network & PS Home
When: Monday, December 20th, 2010 @ 8 PM Eastern (7pm Central / 5pm Pacific)
How: Open only to currant active SFCCL members as of Week 13 (Dec. 20) & must be online at the time of the event listed above to be included in 2v2 Tournament
It's time for the 4th Official (3rd Live) Event of season two, the 2v2 Tournament. An oldie but a goodie from last season. Fortunately, with Super Street Fighter IV, the online Team Battle mode will make this event very easy to play since all 4 members will be in the same lobby and play the match within Team Battle mode. The rules will be slightly different this year to accommodate the online mode.
Since the previous two live events were set at times convenient for European members and West Coast members, respectively, this event is scheduled for 'primetime'. The event will begin to get organized at 8 PM Eastern time (7 pm Central / 5 PM Pacific). All Americas members must meet in the SFCCL Clubhouse in HOME to begin the event. This is an easy place where I can communicate to everyone at the same time thru my headset. I'll communicate the rules one last time and answer any questions before randomly setting up the brackets. The game can then easily be launched from within HOME including bringing your teammate/opponents with you into the Team Battle lobby. Try it out in advance to see how it works. Once first round matches are setup, all future matches will be sent via PSN message. Any participating European members will be included, but they will be kept in contact via PSN message since they cannot enter the US servers of HOME.
Each team will consist of 2 real members/players. A member cannot play the two fighters on their team. Each member must be using their own PSN screen name known to the league. Otherwise, the Team Battle mode will not work in the 2v2 setup. Teams can be setup in advance to the tournament, but note, all participating members need to be present at the time of the event. Otherwise, you will be teamed up with another member. Don't worry if you don't have a teammate going into the event. Just show up, and a teammate will be assigned to you.
In order to prevent this event from lasting all niter and turning into another Survivor Series all-nighter, the event will be setup to keep the fighting to an hour or two at most (hopefully). All matches will be 5 rounds matches and the tournament will be double-elimination. It will NOT be best 2 out of 3. That provision would probably double the time to complete the event. To compensate, note that all matches are 5 rounds and the tournament will be double-elimination so there will be plenty of fighting.
Members can use any of the 35 fighters in the game. You do not have to use your 2 league fighters, but most will. Teammates are free to strategize who fights first and such, but do so quickly to keep the matches moving. Best if your team chats before going into the match.
Prize Matches will be awarded to the top 3 teams of the tournament. First Place will earn Prize Matches for each member & will have the right to challenge any fighter in the league for the ranking. Second Place will earn Prize Matches for each member in which they can challenge any fighter for their ranking in the next highest division. Third Place will earn Prize Matches for each member in which they can challenge any fighter in their own division for their ranking. Note, these Prize Matches will be played during Week 14 and only one of the member's league fighters can use the Prize Match.
This is another great opportunity for all members to earn their shot at a high ranking fighter and jump in the divisions. For the higher ranked fighters, a Prize Match could guarantee a high ranking or rematch. Good luck to all members and I look forward to seeing everyone for the 2v2 Tournament!