Columbia, SC Super Street FIghter 4 and Tekken 6 Ranbats Season 2: Round 1: 15 May (SAT)

April 25, 2010

Columbia, SC Ranbat Season Two

Starts 15 May, 2010

For more info visit:
SC Tourney Blog
https://sctourney.wordpress.com

Also hit up the Columbia SRK thread at:
http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=230257

What is a Ranbat?: A ranking battle (ranbat for short) is a series of tournaments where players accumulate points by placing top 8 in individual events and the overall winner of the ranbat is determined by who has the highest combined points. A known ranbat series of events is called a “season”.

Location:

Booker Washington Cultural Art Center (located off of W.Beltline Blvd)
2611 Grant St. Columbia, SC 29203

Time:

We have the venue until 5:00PM. We absolutely must be finished by then. Due to this, time is important so we can’t afford to sit around and wait for people to show up late. If you show up after the tourney start deadline, you can’t play. It’s only fair. So please, be at least 15 minutes early to have time to get registered and to chill for a casual match or two before we start!

Registration: 11:00AM to 11:45 AM.
Tourney Begins: 11:45AM
Tourney Deadline: 5:00PM

System: We are using Playstation 3 for both games.

Controllers and Joysticks: Bring your own joysticks and controllers. However, if you need to borrow one, I’m sure someone can loan one of their own for your matches. It’s better to have your own, though, so you don’t have to worry about it.

Rules:
SSF4:
double elimination
all characters allowed
2/3 rounds, 2/3 sets
losers/winners finals 2/3 rounds,3/5 rounds
grands finals 2/3 rounds, 4/7 rounds
winner keeps characters but loser can change character

Tekken 6;
double elimination
3/5 rounds, 2/3 sets
losers/winners final 3/5 rounds, 3/5 sets
grands finals 3/5 rounds, 4/7 rounds
all characters allowed
random stage select
winner character stays and loser can change character

The ranbat will a point based system similar to the one use by AI or Denjin. On the last round of the ranbat, the top 8 would compete for the win, in a playoff scenario. By placing in the top 3, you automatically gain a bye from the first round for placing in the top 3 during the season. The winner of the top 8 playoff wins the season 2 ranbat!
1st Place: 8
2nd Place: 7
3rd Place: 5
4th Place: 3
5th Place: 2
7th Place: 1 (brackets usually have 2 7th place ties)

The ranbat will have 4 events
2.1 May 15
2.2 May 29
2.3 June 26
2.4 July 10

Tekken 6 and Super Street Fighter 4 are separate ranbats:

Super Street Fighter 4 and Tekken 6 are separate ranbats. Each will have its own ladder. Each will have its own points. Each will have its own prize pot to win at the end. This is so people can play in one and not the other if they wish. Also, if you play both, it gives you a chance to win in one game if you aren’t doing so well in another.

Prize for winning Ranbat:

The top 3 will have the pot split 70/20/10 at the end of every round in the ranbat. There will be two different point rankings for SF4 and Tekken 6 and two different pots.

Entry Fee:

Entry fee per event is $5 per game (added to the pot for that game) and $2 entry fee. It costs $30 per day for the venue so any leftover money will be evenly divided between the pots for both games.

We will track stats:

We will post the ranbat leader boards for both games on the SC Tourney Blog. Also, we will keep track of which characters are being used as well. So if you want to know who the top Ryu, Steve or whatever character is, we’ll have leader boards per character so you can see how everybody stands compared to the rest of Columbia.

This is something I’m going to do as a tool to help Columbia figure out how to grow the community. Which characters are not represented, who is the best at any one character, and so forth. So you can also try to be top dog at your character!

Play for the Pride, for the competition, to improve your skills, and to have fun!

However, don’t just play for the money! This is also about pride. It’s also a great way to measure your progress as a player, as with this you can directly see how you improve based on who you defeat and how you place as you go through the season. It’s also a great place to play this game against other people live! So get hype!! Practice! Hit that training mode, and see you there!


Columbia Ranking Battle Season 1 Round 4 Results! (20 February, 2010)

February 23, 2010

Here are the Round 4 results! I guess a lot of people were busy this particular Saturday.  Anyway, the leaders are solid for first place but second and third place is still up for grabs in both games. 

ROUND 4 RESULTS

Street Fighter 4

13 Players

1: Xavier(10 Points) 
2: LH621 (7 Points)
3: Tak (5 Points)
4: Dr. Hat (3 Points)
5: greglife (2 Points)
5: Awardtour (2 Points)
7: Hungry Wolf (1 Point)
7: Hi-tekk (1 Point)
9: Avatar2
9: Killakev
9: Kimchi
9: jaguar131
13: Icege

Tekken 6

9 Players

1: Hungry Wolf (10 Points)
2: SCNinjaBoy (7 Points)
3: Bach (5 Points)
4: LH621 (3 Points)
5: Mitch (2 Points)
5: Icege (2 Points)
7: Nemesis Prime (1 Point)
7: Shawn (1 Point)
9: Romevjr

OVERALL POINTS LEADERS AFTER ROUND 4

STREET FIGHTER 4

1: Daedalus (40 Points) – Rufus
2: LH621 (21 Points) – C.Viper
3: Dr. Hat (12 Points) – Vega, Seth
4: AwardTour (11 Points) – Rufus, Balrog
5: SonGohanX (10 Points) – Blanka, Bison, Honda, Sagat
6: Tak (5 Points) – All
6: Icege (5 Points) – Abel
6: Greglife (5 Points) – Gen
7: Rawpower (3 Points)
7: Hi-Tekk (3 Points) – Akuma
8: Jason (2 Points) – Ken
8: Justinbehungry (2 Points) – Cammy, Zangeif
8: U-Volt (2 Points) – Dhalsim
9: Hungry Wolf (1 Point)
9: Steven (1 Point) – Balrog

TEKKEN 6

1: LH621 (28 Points) – Lei
2: Bach (19 Points) – Eddy, Ganryu
3: Ahmed (17 Points) – Devil Jin

4: Icege (11 Points) Craig, Bob
5: Hungry Wolf (10 Points)
6: SonGohanX (8 Points) – Dragunov, Wang
7: SCNinjaBoy (7 Points)
8: Mitch (5 Points) – Asuka
9: Dr.Hat (4 Points) – Bryan
10: Award Tour (3 Points) – Law
11: Tak (2 Points)
11: BushidoX (2 Points) – Baek
11: John (2 Points) – Alisa
12: Malcolm (1 Point)
12: Shawn (1 Point) – Asuka, Bob
12: Nemesis Prime (1 Point)
12: Shawn (1 Point)
12: Bankai Blanka (1 Point) l- Fei
12: Avatar2/FuriousRGD (1 Point) – Christie

Pot Totals

Street Fighter 4
14 Players x $5 = $70 + $5 from door fees = $75

Tekken 6
9 players x $5 = $45 + $5 from door fee = $50

Door Fees
20 Total Players x $2 Door fee = $40
$40 – $30 for venue fee = $10 over ($5 for SF4, $5 for Tekken 6)

Overall Total Pots for Both Games (After Rounds 1-4)

Street Fighter 4
$75 (R1) + $117 (R2) + $113 (R3) + $75 (R4) = $380

Tekken 6
$51 (R1) + $67 (R2) + $103 (R3) + 50 (R4) = $271


Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars to be at Columbia Ranbat this weekend (20 Feb, 2010): Edit: Free Tourney Changed to Casuals

February 17, 2010

At the last Ranbat we had several setups available to play casual matches of the new Wii fighting game Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars.  We will once again be having casuals for this game with multiple setups.  Even if you don’t play in either of the SF4 or Tekken 6 tournaments, feel free to come down for the casuals.  All you need is the $2 door fee to get in (to help pay for the venue).

Originally we planned for a free tourney but it was decided to keep it casuals. We want people to try the game and not feel the pressure of a tourney situation. Some people write this game off simply because it’s on the Wii.  Some write it off as just an inferior Marvel vs Capcom 2. Both are very, very wrong and you can see for yourself this weekend if you wish.  This game is insanely fast, flashy and fun! It has a ton of likeable characters and, so far, it does not seem like there are dramatically overpowered characters like there were in Marvel vs Capcom 2. Anybody can pick up the game and see for themselves that it is easy to pull off combos that would appear to those watching like they would be very complex.

So, stop by the Columbia Ranbat Season 1 Round 4 happening this weekend on 20 Feb!

Rules Recap:

Location:

Booker Washington Cultural Art Center (located off of W.Beltline Blvd)
2611 Grant St. Columbia, SC 29203

Time:

We have the venue until 5:00PM. We absolutely must be finished by then. Due to this, time is important so we can’t afford to sit around and wait for people to show up late. If you show up after the tourney start deadline, you can’t play. It’s only fair. So please, be at least 15 minutes early to have time to get registered and to chill for a casual match or two before we start!

Registration: 11:00AM to 11:45 AM.
Tourney Begins: 11:45AM
Tourney Deadline: 5:00PM

System: We are using Playstation 3 for both games.

Controllers and Joysticks: Bring your own joysticks and controllers. However, if you need to borrow one, I’m sure someone can loan one to your for your matches.  It’s better to have your own, though, so you don’t have to worry about it.

SF4:
double elimination
all characters allowed
2/3 rounds, 2/3 sets
losers/winners finals 2/3 rounds,3/5 rounds
grands finals 2/3 rounds, 4/7 rounds
winner keeps characters but loser can change character

Tekken 6:
double elimination
3/5 rounds, 2/3 sets
losers/winners final 3/5 rounds, 3/5 sets
grands finals 3/5 rounds, 4/7 rounds
all characters allowed
random stage select
winner character stays and loser can change character

Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (FREE! aside from door fee):

double elimination
all characters allowed
2/3 rounds, 2/3 sets
losers/winners finals 2/3 rounds,3/5 rounds
grands finals 2/3 rounds, 4/7 rounds
winner keeps characters but loser can change character

The ranbat should be a point based system similar to the one use by AI or Denjin. Top 8 players get points.
1st place: 10
2nd place: 7
3rd place: 5
4th place:3
5th place:2
7th place:1 (brackets usually have 2 7th place ties)

5 ranbat events for this season.
1.1 Jan 2
1.2 Jan 23
1.3 Feb 6
1.4 Feb 20
1.5 March 6

The points at the end of the ranbat would be calculated and the top 3 will have the pot split 70/20/10 at the end of the ranbat. There will be two different point rankings for SF4 and Tekken 6 and two different pots.

Entry fee per event is $5 per game (added to the pot for that game) and $2 entry fee. It costs $30 per day for the venue so any leftover money will be evenly divided between the pots for both games.

Unlike regular tourneys where there is a pot winner every event, in a ranbat there will be one pot to be won at the end of the season and winners will be based on accumulated points.  All pots from all events go into this large pot.  So, the pots for these ranbats will be pretty big!

For example, if just 10 people show up for the ranbat for the whole season that’s $50 added to the pot per event ($5 x 10 people) for a total of $250 to be won! That’s only 10 people!

However, don’t just play for the money! This is also about pride. It’s also a great way to measure your progress as a player, as with this you can directly see how you improve based on who you defeat and how you place as you go through the season. It’s also a great place to play this game against other people live!  So get hype!! Practice! Hit that training mode, and see you there!.


Columbia Ranbats Season 1 Round 3 Results! (6 February, 2010)

February 16, 2010

Sorry for the continued delays getting this stuff up. I’m going to get this site updated over the next couple of days and try harder to keep it that way. Here are the results for Columbia Ranbats Round 3!  33 total players came down to take part, which is outstanding!!

Right now we are working on new things to add to the ranbats and ideas to tweak things to make them better. Stay tuned!!

Street Fighter 4

21 players

1: Daedalus (10 Points) – Rufus
2: LH621 (7 Points) – Viper
3: Icege (5 Points) -Abel
4: Rawpower (3 Points)
5: SonGohanX  (2 Points)- Sagat, Blanka
5: Justinbehungry (2 Points)- Cammy, Zangief
7: Awardtour (1 Points) – Rufus, Balrog
7: U-Volt (1 Points) – Dhalsim
9: Killakev – El. Fuerte
9: greglife – Gen
9: Tak – All
9: Hi-tekk – Akuma
13: JB
13: Simplekiss – Fuerte
13: Dr. Hat – Vega, Seth
13: Pick – Viper
17: Jwop – Ken
17: Genocide_cutter
17: jaguar131 – Rose
17: Kimchi – Honda
17: Darksylux – Ryu
Tekken 6

17 players

1: Ahmed (10 Points) – Devil Jin
2: Icege (7 Points) – Craig, Bob
3: LH621 (5 Points) – Lei
4: Mitch (3 Points) – Asuka
5: Bach (2 Points) – Eddy, Ganryu
5: Tak (2 Points)
7: Malcom (1 Point)
7: Shawn (1 Point)- Asuka, Bob
9: Michael
9: Alonzo
9: SonGohanX – Dragunov, Wang
9: Darksylux – Ling
13: Katie – Dragunov
13: Zerog – King
13: Chuck – Paul
13: jason
17: Gary

Pot Totals

Street Fighter 4
21 Players x $5 = $105 + $18 from Door Fees = $113

Tekken 6
17 Players x $5 = $85 + $18 from Door Fees = $103

33 total players x $2 door fee = $66
$66 – $30 for venue fee = $36 over ($18 for SF4, $18 for Tekken 6)

Overall Pot Totals for Both Games (after Rounds 1-3)

Street Fighter 4
$75 (R1) + $117 (R2) + $113 (R3) = $305

Tekken 6
$51 (R1) + $67 (R2) + $103 (R3) = $221


Columbia Ranbats Season 1 Round 2 Updated Points Totals

February 4, 2010

Here are the updated points totals.  The 3rd Round of the ranbats is this Saturday! Come on out and play some Street Fighter 4 and Tekken 6! We always get the ranbat over quickly, so there is always about 2 or 3 hours of casuals as well. Even if you don’t want to play in the tourneys, you can still (for the $2 door fee) play in the casuals. We will also have Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars present, which is a blast to play, so here’s a chance to play it or to try it out for the first time if you haven’t done so yet!

STREET FIGHTER 4

1: Daedalus (20 Points) – Rufus
2: Dr. Hat (9 Points) – Vega, Seth
3: AwardTour (8 Points) – Rufus, Balrog
3: SonGohanX (8 Points) – Blanka, Bison, Honda, Sagat
4: LH621 (7 Points) – C.Viper
5: Greglife (3 Points) – Gen
5: Hi-Tekk (3 Point) – Akuma
6: Jason (2 Points) – Ken
6: Dr.Hat (2 Points) – Vega
7: U-Volt (1 Point) – Dhalsim
7: Steven (1 Point) – Balrog

TEKKEN 6

1: LH621 (20 Points) – Lei
2: Bach (12 Points) – Eddy, Ganryu
3: SonGohanX (8 Points) – Dragunov, Wang
4: ahmed (7 Points) – devil Jin
5: Dr.Hat (4 Points) – Bryan
6: Award Tour (3 Points) – Law
7: BushidoX (2 Points) – Baek
7: John (2 Points) – Alisa
7: Icege (2 Points) – Craig
8: Bankai Blanka (1 Point) l- Fei
8: Avatar2 (1 Point) – Christie


Columbia Ranbats Round 2 Detailed Results

January 25, 2010

Here are the detailed results for Columbia’s Ranbat Season 1 Round 2! Thirty total people were present for the event, which is a greater turnout than I expected for a Ranking Battle setup.  Players came from as far away as Gaffney, Myrtle Beach, and Summerville in SC and Augusta GA.

It was an amazing success! The Ranking Battle went by very quickly and efficiently thanks to expert bracket management by many of the tourney regulars present (even though I ran the bulk of it).  As the Ranbat wound down, we switched stations to casuals.  These casuals sessions seemed to do exactly what we as a scene hoped they would do. People were playing against each other that haven’t played before, used different characters, talked strategy and shared information. IMO that’s the whole point of the Ranking Battle, is to help level each other up!

I will post the updated score tomorrow. If you look at the results below, you will see that even after only 2 of 5 events in Ranbat Season 1, Tekken 6’s pot is over $100 and SF4’s is almost $200!

These events are serious fun. It’s all about playing against new people, getting experience, and having fun, so you don’t have to play for the money. Come to the next one for the many other reasons I just mentioned. 

Street Fighter 4
(21 Players)

1: Daedalus (10 Points) – Rufus
2: Dr.Hat (7 Points) – Seth, Vega
3: Award Tour (5 Points) – Rufus, Balrog
4: greglife (3 Points) – Gen
5: LH621 (2 Points) – Viper 
5: Hi-Tekk (2 Points) – Akuma
7: Steven (1 Point) – Balrog
7: SonGohanX (1 Point) – Blanka, Sagat
9: Avatar2(FuriousRGD) – Blanka
9: kimchi – Honda
9: U-Volt – Dhalsim
9: Icege – Abel
13: killakev – El. Fuerte
13: jaguar131
13: Pick – Viper
13: Jason – Ken
17: bonecollector – Bison
17: thugishdarkwing – Ken, Bison, Zangief
17: John – Rufus
17: Sosicknasty – Gouken, Sagat
17: Jwop – Ken

Tekken 6
(11 Players)

1: LH621 (10 Points) – Lei
2: ahmed (7 Points) – devil Jin
3: Bach (5 Points) – Eddy, Ganryu
4: SonGohanX (3 Points) – Dragunov, Wang
5: John (2 Points) – Alisa
5: Icege (2 Points) – Craig
7: Dr.Hat (1 Point) – Bryan
7: Award Tour (1 Point) – Law
9: Jeremy – Bryan
9: Sosicknasty – Jin, Kazuma
9: Mike

POT FOR THIS EVENT (Round 2)
SF4
21 players x $5 = $105 + $12 door fee bonus = $117

Tekken
11 players x $5 = $55 + $12 door fee bonus = $67

DOOR FEES
25 players total x $2 = $50
2 casuals-only players x $2 = $4
Total Door Revenue = $54 – $30 (venue cost) = $24 over (split evenly adds $12 to each pot)

TOTAL POT (ROUNDS 1 – 2)

SF4
$75 (R1) + $117 (R2) = $192

Tekken 6
$51 (R1) + $67 (R2) = $118


Columbia Ranbats Season 1.1 Pictures

January 18, 2010

Here are a few pictures from Ranbats 1.1. As you can see, the room is very large! There’s tons of room to move around and for setups.  Thanks to Hi-Tekk for finding this venue, as it is perfect for our events.  I just took random pics. Most of these are from casuals.  The ranking battle went very quickly (thanks to having lots of setups!), so there were several hours of casuals afterward.  I think these casuals sessions are as important as the ranking battle as it allows people to play against one another and to learn from each other so we can all level up.  Even if you do not wish to participate in the ranking battle, come down for the casuals! Just pay the door fee and you can play casuals once the ranking battles are over.

However, keep in mind that just like last year I am keeping a detailed leaderboard of players for Columbia. The leaderboard is based on tournament play finishes, which includes the ranking battles.  So if you want to be on that 2010 Columbia power players leaderboard, hit these tourneys!