So they finally released good ole' TFH on Steam for e'ryone to play, and the same question is on everyone's mind: when's the next FF online tournament?
Well, wait no longer. For the month of March, we've decided on holding our first open-entry tournament on Saturday, March 24th. We'll finalize the exact time and locations of winners/losers bracket streams a bit closer to the event (perhaps a week out), but for now expect the same format of MPK on FF Twitch account and Songhacker on his Twitch around the afternoon/early evening EST.
This time around, we're going to increase the stakes just a bit more with a $150 total prize pool. As before, this tournament will be a double-elimination, open-entry bracket with no entry fee. We can't guarantee we'll stream every match (protip: we probably won't), but we'll organize as best we can to both maximize streamed fights and match-flow. First place will receive US $75, second place $45, third place $20, and fourth place $10. We encourage players of all skill levels to come test themselves in our low-key tournament atmosphere, because even though there's money to be won, we're still mostly here to improve and have fun (just ask our last tournament winner).
Also, keep an eye out for our next announcement regarding our low/no-stakes, beginners-only tournament! We are definitely committing to doing one, but we're going to need a bit more time and player-data to do so. We're also not sure if we want to do a bi-monthly open/beginners alternating schedule (one or the other every two weeks), or a less frequent schedule alternating every month. We do know that we still have plans to give the winner a small non-cash prize, but we'll let you know more about that come the tourney itself!
With the game out in full force, there are increasingly more options to turn to for TFH community action, but we're happy to have ya'll stickin' with us over in the Fightin' Fœnatics all the same. We promise to continue delivering weekly commentary streams and monthly (at a minimum) tournament action, as well as to continue building up weaker players into better ones amidst a welcoming atmosphere.
See you next stream!