For many attendees a tournament is more than a competition to determine the best player. As support for fighting games in arcades continues to decline, community organised tournaments have taken their place as the best environment for playing fighting games offline.
This week I’ll discuss the role of casual play at fighting game tournaments. I’ll review the expectations players have regarding casual play during a tournament, and how you can vary your tournament format to meet these expectations. I’ll also review some of the things organisers can do to provide attendees with the best possible casual play experience. (more…)
So, with all the OHNX stuff going on, with regionals and our behind the scenes organising, sometimes things get passed through to you and you have to do a double take to make sure you’re not just seeing things. Case in point, we just got this from the Australian distributor of Capcom titles.
In recent weeks I’ve outlined how tournament organisers go about setting their official tournament line-up and allocating available resources. The focus so far has been on all tournaments and other activities managed centrally by tournament organisers and staff. However it’s possible to expand your tournament beyond the official line-up by inviting the community to run activities at your event.
This week I’ll discuss the topic of do-it-yourself (DIY) tournaments. I’ll review the origins of the DIY tournament concept, which stretch all the way back to the early days of Evolution. I’ll outline how DIY tournaments can enhance an event and potential pitfalls to be aware of. (more…)
Today Berzerk! issued the official press for OHNX. The press release provides an overview of OHNX along with a list of our official sponsors and partner organisations. We’ll be making further announcements about our sponsors in the weeks ahead. In the meantime you can download a copy of the press release here:
If you’re planning to attend OHNX, please try to register online soon because the $15 discount on all venue entry fees ends on Monday, 16th of January. This applies to both competitor venue entry – needed to compete in SSF4:AE, UMvC3 and/or TTT2 – and general venue entry – required by anyone not competing in official tournaments but still wanting to play any games at OHNX, including our demo stations for Street Fighter x Tekken.
We’re pleased to announce that THQ, the distributor of Capcom’s games in Australia, will be one of the sponsors for OHNX. THQ will be bringing along playable builds of Capcom’s next fighting game release, Street Fighter x Tekken.
SFxT will be available for casual play during OHNX, and we’ll also be holding a special exhibition for SFxT on Saturday evening. If you’d like to try SFxT ahead of its release on the 8th of March 2012, be sure to register for OHNX.
The next event in the OHNX: Regionals series will be taking place in Sydney this Saturday 14th Jan 2012. Competitors at the Jan 2012 edition of York Street Battles (YSB) can earn rank seeds for the SSF4:AE and UMvC3 tournaments at OHNX alongside other OHNX:Regionals winners.