With a few weeks left before IYL pools wrap up, I figured now is a good time to get people thinking about the next installment of 19XX! Sign-ups will be live until the tournament actually starts, and I will launch the tournament once IYL play-offs start.
The year is 20XX. Everyone plays Fox at TAS levels of perfection. Because of this, the winner of a match depends solely on port priority. But it wasn’t always this way…
[insert picture of a caped and helmeted hero standing on a tall building, surveying a cyberpunk mega-city here]
‘19XX: Round 4’ is a double-elimination event with a short list of banned characters. The purpose is to get people to play characters (and match-ups) that they might ordinarily not, and to give some of the lower tier characters a chance to shine.
Tournament format and rules
- Banned characters:
- Character select: First game of a set is double-blind, thereafter the loser of each game may switch while the winner must remain the same character
- Format: Double-elimination
- Timer: Medium
- Set Length: First to four wins
- Scheduling: You will have one week to schedule and complete each match, deadline is Monday evening Eastern time. I will discuss who loses in a situation where a match fails to occur with my co-TOs.
- Double KOs: No wins or losses awarded - replay the same match-up
- Server Crash: No wins or losses awarded - replay the same match-up
- Reporting: Either the victor or the vanquished (or both) should post results in this thread.
- Sportsmanship: Be nice!
Prize: A prize of cash value not to exceed 20 Canadian funbucks will go to the tournament winner (like an indie game on Steam, or some print-and-play game from the Sirlin store, or something)
- If I win, I will release a YouTube video of myself enjoying a delicious ice cream sandwich and fanning myself with a $20. Even if it’s cold as fuck.
- Additional prize - the winner will get to choose the word that replaces ‘Round’ in the tournament name for the next event.
Scheduling Tip 1: WorldTimeBuddy.com is an excellent resource for scheduling matches across timezones.
Scheduling Tip 2: If you are posting to the scheduling conversation first, provide a list of dates and times when you are available to play. If you are posting to the scheduling conversation second, pick a specific start time and date for your match from those provided by your opponent. If none work for you, propose specific alternatives.
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