D’Avino’s “Digital Slugfest” Tournament Circuit: Columbia, SC (Starts 13 September, 2009)


Are you good at multiple fighting games or want an excuse to change that?  D’Avino’s Pizza in Dutch Square Mall in Columbia will be running a fighting game circuit!

Here’s how it will work. It will run for 6 months and each month will feature at least one circuit tournament.  Each tournament will feature 2 games.  Every tournament will have Street Fighter 4 while the other game featured will rotate. The circuit will utilize a points system where every round that you win in any game will give you a point.  It was discussed and using rounds instead of matches gives the most potential for comebacks if you fare badly in an event or two. At the end of the circuit in 6 months time the winners will recieve big prizes (to be determined).

Here are the events scheduled so far:

September 13: Street Fighter 4 and UFC: Undisputed
October 11: Street Fighter 4 and Soul Calibur 4
November 14: Street Fighter 4 and Marvel vs Capcom 2
December 6: Street Fighter 4 and BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
2 more dates for circuit (at least) forthcoming.

All tournaments are using the Playstation 3.

The only reason for this being that it is far easier to switch between controllers and joysticks.  The last tournament we held using the 360 version it was a hassle to switch them.

Bring your own controller or joystick:

360 players don’t let the fact that it is using PS3 keep you from coming. Please come join the fun.  We have sticks you can use for your matches and we’re looking into buying a MadCatz SF4 Fightpad for PS3 for the players who use the 360 controller as they are similar.

Entry Fees:

The first D’Avino’s Pizza tourney was free.  However, this tourney will have fees. The fee is $10 per event which lets you play both games or, if you just want to play a single game (ie not taking part in the circuit but want to play in the tourney) it’s $5. 

100% of fees collected will be for prizes (this is not for profit). The prize structure is still being discussed (still deciding whether to utilize 100% of it for a huge prize at the end of the season or to use a portion of it to give small prize payouts at every event but still reserve the bulk of it for a large final prize). 

There is also an option to buy a “subscription” to the circuit.  If you pay $40 ahead of time, you get entry into both games in all events in the circuit.  So if you pay ahead of time, you save $20! Paying separately would cost $60 ($10 per event, 6 events). If you are seriously into the idea of taking part in something like this, an option like this is in your favor!!

This is great for Columbia tourney players! We now have 6 new tourneys scheduled for the next 6 months (at least) and the circuit points race makes it even more interesting!! Are you ready to test your fighting skills? Prepare for the Digital Slugfest!!

This series is a new format for everybody involved and is still evolving. If you have ideas or comments, please leave comments here or on the SRK forums (using links on this blog’s front page) and let the organizers at D’Avinos hear you!


5 Responses to D’Avino’s “Digital Slugfest” Tournament Circuit: Columbia, SC (Starts 13 September, 2009)

  1. Hi-Tekk says:

    Great idea fellas! Looking forward to seeing this being put into action. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. This will definitely help with continuing to build the SF 4 scene here in Columbia.

  2. Dwaine Simmons(Award Tour) says:

    Good stuff One of the Games that should be rotate be King of Fighters XII. do you have to play in both tournaments that day to get points for the ranbat?

  3. Rodney Desjarlais (Avatar2) says:

    You don’t have to play both tourneys if you don’t want to, but it’s to your benefit as both tourneys count for points. It’s OK that not everybody is great at every game, so don’t worry about that. It’s for the sake of variety. Some people will be good at one, some will be good at others. And Street Fighter 4 will always be there to count on.

  4. Bryan Belton says:

    When’s there gonna be a Fight Night Tournament!?!?!?!?

  5. Rodney Desjarlais (Avatar2) says:

    A Fight Night tourney might be really fun. That’s something that can be easily set up at Play-N-Trade as nobody uses joysticks for that game. Bryan, call the Play-N-Trade in Columbia, talk to Brian, and say you want a Fight Night tourney. If people don’t hear what you want, you won’t get it. I’d set it up myself but I’ve got my plate full. If you need any help let me know.

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