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TFH at Combo Breaker 2018 [UPDATED - Side Tourney Application Accepted]

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Erkicman, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Erkicman

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    Hi all,

    For those who don't know, Combo Breaker is one of the 3 most successful and well-run Fighting Game majors in the US, along with CEO and EVO. For those games that don't get featured on EVO's main stage, such as Killer Instinct or Skullgirls, Combo Breaker is basically their EVO.

    So it looks like Combo Breaker 2018 has a thing where people can submit applications to have their game featured as a side tournament. This entails having space and a time slot set aside in the "Bring Your Own Console" (BYOC) Area to run the tournament. In addition, Combo Breaker will help promote the side tournament for selected games.

    Side Tournament Applications! - COMBO BREAKER

    I am willing to fill out one of these applications and run a side tournament at Combo Breaker. If anyone else has, or was planning to fill out one of these applications, please post here! If you are willing to help run brackets/provide setups, please post here! I don't want to be unaware if there was already a concerted effort to get a TFH side tournament at Combo Breaker, and so far I haven't seen anything suggesting that there's an effort to get a side tournament going at this time. If things go well, we can work together!

    Don't let this post prevent you from filling out an application if you were already planning to do so. The organizer of Combo Breaker, TheHadou, told me,

    "Never too late and it's never a bad thing for the event to get multiple proposals for a single game (if anything that ups chances for selection). Please fill out a form!"

    I have experience TO-ing fighting games on a regular basis.

    Notes: If Mane6, for any reason, does not want community members to submit applications/run a side tournament, please let me know and I'll back off. Also, if TFH does not get selected as a Combo Breaker Side Tournament, we can still use the BYOC area for side tournaments. We would just have to carve out time, space, and promotion ourselves.

    Please post here if there are any questions or concerns! I'll try to get my form sent by the end of the week. I think this game really does have what it takes to gain traction in the offline scene.
     
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  2. Lanxide

    Lanxide I wish I was cool

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    I might be going to combo breaker I'm not 100% sure.
    If I do manage to go I'll be entering for sure.
     
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  3. Erkicman

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    Hi all,

    Just putting it out there, I can bring 1, possibly 2 setups to this (the second setup is a dinosaur that can barely run TFH and I need to reinstall Steam on that PC). If anyone can possibly help out with another setup, it would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, I will need to cap this at 16 people. I think 16 people would be realistic anyway, at least for the purposes of the application. Not sure how much time they'll give us, though
     
  4. Erkicman

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    Hi all, so I was notified today that Combo Breaker will set aside time and space for a TFH side tournament. Will update as soon as an official time has been locked in, and when I have any additional information to share.

    A couple of things:

    - We will be given 2.5 hours to run the tournament.
    - Double elimination, 2/3 games until winners finals/losers finals/grand finals.
    - The tournament will be located in the BYOC Area.
    - I can bring 2 setups, which will give us a cap of 16 people.
    - If we can get 2 additional setups, we can increase the cap to 24 people. If we can get 4 additional setups, we can increase the cap to 32 people. 32 people will be our max limit if we get there. If you can help out with additional setups, please let me know! (Post here or hit me up via PM).
     
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  5. super hurricane

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    Good for you, will you be recording the gameplay over at the Combo Breaker tourney? I mean, 2.5 hours seems to be a good set-up due to the time limit of a minute and a half, so everyone should get done before then. Though if anything, you'll probably have to explain the game to those participating in terms of the characters and plot since they won't have enough time to practice.
     
  6. Erkicman

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    What I'll try to do is record at least the top 4, hopefully top 8 and upload the matches to Youtube. Also, I am not really expecting to have to explain the game to a majority of participants. My expectation is that a lot of these players will at least be familiar with what's in Early Access. Bear in mind that Combo Breaker is the Mecca of competitive Skullgirls, and a lot of those players are already VERY good at TFH. Some of the people reading these forums are going to Combo Breaker as well, and they also have experience with the game.

    Of course, if a novice is throwing in their lot for the heck of it, I'll let them know to pick Oleander and mash C whenever possible.
     
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  7. SmokeRulz

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    Awesome! Let us know how it goes, and if you get anything to YouTube, be sure to post them here.
     
  8. Songhacker

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    Just found out about this. I'm not sure if I can contribute a full laptop setup, but I'm more than willing to provide accounts with copies of TFH, and I do have a BenQ monitor I can bring. More importantly, I'm willing to be there to help period.

    Combo Breaker has rapidly become one of the biggest "for the people" events of the FGC, alongside the likes of CEO/CEOtaku, and having a successful TFH bracket (preferably 32 players if we can make it happen) at it would be really big for the community.
     
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  9. Lanxide

    Lanxide I wish I was cool

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    Sadly I won't be able to attend Combo Breaker this year due to being lazy purchasing tickets and hotels being booked. I'll be going to CEO/CEOtaku for sure though.
    Best of luck to the participants.
     
  10. Songhacker

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    There are still hotels available within a 5-10 mile radius, meaning you'll simply also have to rent a vehicle or rely on ride services/taxis. That's gonna' be my plan, at any rate.
     
  11. Erkicman

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    Hi everyone, I am pleased to formally announce more details on the official TFH Side Tournament at Combo Breaker!

    We have space set aside in the BYOC Area, Friday, May 25th, 2:00 PM.

    Sign up online at Challonge: Combo Breaker 2018 TFH Side Tournament - Standings - Challonge

    Please only sign up if you are already registered for Combo Breaker (Minimum: Spectator Fee) and are prepared to pay a $5 entry fee on site (cash, please)! If you are unable to check in/pay the fee by 10 minutes prior to the start of the tournament, your spot will be taken by people on the waiting list (first-come, first-serve). Please provide your own controller!

    On-site registration ends 10 minutes prior to tournament start. Brackets WILL be randomized prior to the start of the tournament!

    Most recent version of the game will be played.

    Payouts:

    1st - 60% prize pool
    2nd - 30% prize pool
    3rd - 10% prize pool

    NOTE: Wired controllers only. Also, if you plan to use unusual controllers - Guitar Hero, musical keyboards, DDR Pads, Dakimakuras - please let me know in advance, and if there are any unusual drivers I would need to run those. Because these might legitimately not work.

    EDIT: Thanks to the generosity of the community, we now have enough setups to increase our player cap to 24 people! Additionally, FF|Songhacker and I will provide a combined $200 pot bonus for the tournament.

    EDIT: Top 3-4 of the tournament (time depending) will be recorded and broadcast on TeamSp00ky after Combo Breaker.

    If anyone has any questions or concerns, please post on this thread, tweet me @Erkicman, or contact me on Discord Erkicman#9535.
     
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  12. Erkicman

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    Hey guys! Edited my previous post, but 2 things that I'm pleased to announce:

    1) We now have enough setups to increase our player cap to 24 people! Thank you to everyone who helped out - Lizardman301, FF|Songhacker, and PAG.BlackAtlus!

    2) FF|Songhacker and I will provide a combined $200 pot bonus to this tournament!
     
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  13. Erkicman

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    Okay, edited the above post again, but for people asking about streams/recordings earlier: Top 3 - 4 of TFH at Combo Breaker will be recorded and broadcast on TeamSp00ky on a later date.
     
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  14. Lanxide

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    I did not see that coming. I thought Sp00ky did not want anything to do with the game (especially when he said he was going to ban me just for bringing up the name) I guess he had a change of heart.
     
  15. Erkicman

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    Wow, I didn't think he was ever THAT against this game.

    That being said, this isn't really as much a change of heart as it is something Sp00ky will be doing for all of the official community side tournaments at the event.
     
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    Is there any particular reason why he was so against the game? Banning someone just for mentioning it sounds way too unreasonable.
     
  17. Oreo

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    That doesn't sound like Vic. It was probably how the name was brought up, not that it was in the first place.

    Also, good luck to everyone tomorrow! It's a stacked bracket. Looking forward to the results!
     
  18. super hurricane

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    So? How did it go?
     
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  20. Lanxide

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    Who knows, best to ask him on twitter or something.
    I remembered it was being around the time of release
    Me: "When's Them's Fightin Herds?" (I don't remember if I added the ResidentSleeper emote or not)
    TeamSp00ky: "When I ban you."
    That pretty much how it went.
    Darn I overslept. It's going to be uploaded on YouTube right?
     
  21. Songhacker

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    Lanxide, that's probably just because you said it ALL the time bruh, every stream I saw you in. I'm sure Spooky never had any issue with the game.

    I mean hey, exposure is great, but gotta be careful about being too much of a monster in chat. You see what the nastiest ones did over time now, right? Chat's locked for subscribers-only, it's a growing stream trend, and I don't blame them at all. People who have an issue with it don't get the effort it takes to be a big stream, nor the bullshit they have to deal with if they let the chat continue to fester on their watch.
     
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    Hmm...no sign of the video on TeamSpooky's channel. Maybe it's being edited for time or something. I mean, given those involved had a big audience watching TFH on the big screen, there should be rave reviews and social commentary praising the game for being in the side tournament.
     
  23. Rich Jammer

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    Oh wow, our deer leader won. I didn't expect that.

    Uh, no of course he would have won. Please forgive me for doubting your might Lord Song.
     
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  24. Oreo

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    You misunderstood. They said that all the side tournaments would be recorded, and then the recordings would be played back on TeamSp00ky at a later date.
     
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    Very well, though I hope this Team Spooky was able to record the matches since they mentioned on their twitter that they were having trouble with the connection during that time.

    Incidentally, is there any other gaming tournaments with pools this year that TFH can be submitted to?
     
  26. Oreo

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    The gameplay was recorded on screen recording devices for side tournaments. They weren't streamed, so the internet going out wouldn't impact it in any way. The tournament was sponsored by AverMedia, who were promoting their Live Gamer Portable line of capture cards that can record gameplay directly to an SD card.
     
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    (checks it over) Hmm...the twitch link isn't loading properly. Is he planning to put it on YouTube as well?
     
  29. Erkicman

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    Give this link a try