Size Does Matter

Over the last 10 years tournament organisers have become increasingly proficient at managing double elimination tournaments with large numbers of competitors. Since Evolution started using double elimination pools to resolve brackets with hundreds of players, it has become common to see other large events use a similar format, with varying degrees of success.

This week I’ll talk about bracket sizes in double elimination tournaments. I’ll discuss why 64-player brackets and larger are bad and how to avoid using them entirely.

BAM 2011 Announced!

The last major for the year has been announced. BAM 2o11 will be held on the October 1st and 2nd, at the CQ hotel on 123 Queen St., Melbourne.

Official games include:

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Blazblue: Continuum Shift 2, Tekken 6, Virtua Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Registration is now live at!

Visit the BAM 2011 thread for more information and discussion.

Tools of the Trade

Welcome to Bracketed, a new series of blog articles on the subject of fighting game tournaments. While there’s an abundance of fighting game content online these days, the subject of tournament organisation is rarely discussed. Since OzHadou has always been about “Australian tournaments”, I thought the OzHadou blog would be a good outlet for me to share my experiences and opinions on running tournaments. I’ll be aiming to cover everything and anything relevant to tournament organisation, with the odd tangent about anything FGC-related that might be on my mind.

To kick things off, I’d like to share a project that has been almost 10 years in the making, and something I’ll be referring to regularly in future articles – the Bracket Seed Generator.

OHN9 top 8 match videos

OHN9 is over and Humanbomb (NSW) and NefeliousG/Tom (QLD) have emerged as champions in SSFIV and MVC3 respectively.

Hebretto is busy uploading the top 8 match videos at as we speak, but for now enjoy the MVC3 Grand Finals between NefeliousG and Tyrone.

Update: SSFIV GF

ToXY flying to Revelations 2011!

Australia’s own TTC ToXY or Michael Guida is heading off to sunny Southern California to enter in Revelations 2011!

Melbourne’s best will get to test his skills against many of the best players in the world, and be sure to check him out on the Revelations stream to cheer on one of our own.

ToXY will also be repping the Hit Box at Revelations at the Hit Box booth and in tournament if he feels he is comfortable enough.

In the meantime, he will be staying in SoCal for about a month, so we will also be able to watch him on Wednesday Night Fights!

One Weekend Till OHN9!

Just a reminder that OHN9 will be happening next weekend and if you haven’t done so, register here!

Please note we now have a special DIY venue entry fee of $25. Which allows you to enter DIY tournaments. However, you cannot enter any official tournaments nor casuals other than DIY. If you paid for a normal venue entry fee ($40), you are entitled to enter official tournaments; casuals; and DIY.

OHN9 Trailer

kientan had been working on the trailer but due to recent events regarding EVO TS, had to hold off releasing it till everything settled. We can now present you guys with the official trailer for OHN9.

Registrations have now reopened so head over here to sign up.