Tag Archive: Shadowloo Showdown

Staging the Showdown – Part 8


Last week Loki shared the inside scoop on how things went down with the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 final 8 at SS2k12. Loki explained how the switch to best of 5 was made and provided his thoughts on changing official tournament rules midway through the competition.

Today we reach the end of Loki’s 8 part series recapping Shadowloo Showdown 2012 from an organiser’s perspective. In the final part Loki covers the last game on finals Sunday, namely Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, and how the team coped with running overtime. Loki also shares his thoughts on how to avoid these overtime issues in the future.
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Staging the Showdown – Part 7


Yesterday Loki started breaking-down Finals Sunday at SS2k12, outlining how the schedule drifted off-target. This is a common problem for any major tournament and Loki’s analysis serves as a reminder that you can never plan your finals schedule too carefully.

In part 7 Loki focuses on the finals for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 at SS2k12. He takes us through the “best of 5” rules confusion that went down towards the end of the finals, explaining why he disagrees with the way it was handled.
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Staging the Showdown – Part 6


This week we head into the final stretch of Loki’s 8 part series on Shadowloo Showdown 2012. All that remains is to review Finals Sunday. While the finalists were pushing themselves to the limit on the main stage, the SS2k12 team were working relentlessly to keep the event from running overtime.

In part 6 Loki takes us through the bulk of the finals at SS2k12, up to the conclusion of the Street Fighter x Tekken grand final match. Read on to learn how minor delays, close matches and multiple time outs combined to throw a wrench in the team’s carefully prepared finals timetable.
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Staging the Showdown – Part 5


Yesterday Loki provided us with the part 4 of his 8 part series on Shadowloo Showdown 2012, outlining the pool structures for the event, as well as the staff allocation and registration processes used.

With all the planning details completed, today Loki takes a look back at the pools and offers his insight on how things went down. Loki provides a review of the runtimes for the pools at SS2k12, including any difficulties the team encountered along with thoughts on how to avoid these problems in the future.
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Staging the Showdown – Part 4


This week we reach the halfway point in Loki’s 8 part series covering Shadowloo Showdown 2012 from a tournament director’s perspective.

Last week Loki explained the pool structure for the official tournament games and the process of sourcing the setups required. This week Loki gets stuck into the task of allocating staff to the tournament pools and details the registration process used by the SS2k12 team.
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Staging the Showdown – Part 3


More SS2k12 goodness from Loki today as we continue running through his 8 part series detailing Shadowloo Showdown 2012 from a tournament director’s perspective.

Yesterday Loki went through his estimates for player numbers at SS2k12. With this sorted he moves on to finalising the pool structure for the official tournament games and explains how the team went about getting enough setups to make it all work.
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Staging the Showdown – Part 2


This week we continue with the second part of Loki’s 8 part series detailing Shadowloo Showdown 2012 from a tournament director’s perspective.

Last week Loki provided us with details of his history with the Shadowloo Showdown tournament and how he got things rolling for SS2k12. In part 2 Loki walks us through the initial stages of estimating the tournament schedule, including competitor forecasts and how those impact the pool structure that will be employed.
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Fighting to the top: The Verge's Tracey Lien covers Shadowloo Showdown

Tracey Lien was one of the journalists to cover Shadowloo Showdown, and I saw her hard at work throughout the weekend interviewing the various international guests. After some months had passed I wondered what had become of her feature on Shadowloo Showdown, but it’s now evident that she has really put that time to good use.

Fighting to the top” is a really in-depth look at our scene and the various personalities that dominate at the highest level. It offers great insight into the community and why people approach fighting games and compete at them with such passion and dedication. It’s obvious she has put a lot of work into this article, especially when you consider her perspective from outside the fighting game community. It’s a great article, beautifully balanced between chapter concepts and player profiles, and you should definitely give it a read.

Staging the Showdown – Part 1


This week marks the beginning of a multi-part article written by Loki, co-founder of both the Couchwarriors website and the Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM) tournament series. After his hard work as Tournament Director for Shadowloo Showdown 2012 (SS2k12), Loki kindly took the time to put together a detailed guest article for Bracketed documenting how he and his teammates made SS2k12 a reality. Loki offers useful insights on the decisions they made and reflects on opportunities for future improvements.

In part 1 of this 8 part series Loki provides some background on his history with the Shadowloo Showdown tournament and how he set forth as Tournament Director for SS2k12.
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Shadowloo Showdown is next week!

The biggest fighting game event of the year is just next week. 3 days of non-stop buttons and salt, a plethora of international guests, and Pieface.

Will the Machine Poongko defend his title? Will Tokido be able to stand against the Wong factor in Ultimate Marvel? And most importantly, which of our local boys will stand strong to defend our shores? Come down to Melbourne next weekend and GET HYPE.

Shadowloo Showdown 2012

When: May 4th – 6th, 2012

Where: CQ Hotel. 113 Queen St, Melbourne, Australia. 3000

Games Being Played:
– Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2012
– Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
– Street Fighter X Tekken
– SoulCalibur V
– Tekken Tag Tournament 2
– Skullgirls
– King of Fighters XIII
– 3rd Strike: Online Edition
– Virtua Fighter V: Final Showdown (Pre-release)

Special Guests and Latest Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnfl6FxAtgI

Weekend Plan:

Thursday, May 3rd (Pre-Shadowloo Showdown 2012): Super Street Fighter IV: AE2012 tournament at Box Hill Timeout
6:00pm, 609, Station St, Box Hill, Australia, 3128

Friday, May 4th: Shadowloo Showdown 2012: VIP Night. Only competitors and media allowed access.
Night full of exhibitions, donation matches, Australia vs The World, prizes, VIP raffles and much more.
6:00pm – 11:00pm, CQ Melbourne, 113 Queen St, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

Saturday, May 5th: Shadowloo Showdown 2012, Tournament Day
All tournaments will be played on this day. Plus there will be give-aways, raffles and more.
9:00am – 11:00pm. CQ Melbourne, 113 Queen St, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

Sunday, May 6th: Shadowloo Showdown 2012, Finals
All the finals will be played on this day, going to make for some unforgettable moments. Plus there will be give-aways, raffles and more.
9:00am – 11:00pm. CQ Melbourne, 113 Queen St, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

Official Shadowloo Showdown 2012 Website:
http://www.shadowlooshowdown.com/

Streams (By Team Bugs and Offcast):
http://www.twitch.tv/shadowloohq

http://www.twitch.tv/shadowloohq2