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. (more…)
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.
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. (more…)
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.
Stream master Bugsimus’ Australian live stream kicks off tonight at 8:30pm AEST. The first session will be an online invite lobby, with potential blockbuster FT10s in the week to follow. Tune in tonight to join the chat and to see your favourite Oz fighters in action!