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| "Tx Showdown 5 and MLG Houston South Regional" , posted Thu 27 Jan 02:05:|
I remember there were some Houston SNK players in this thread, I don't remember their names unfortunately =(
Anyways, we're holding a huge tournament on March 11-13, 2005 at the Sheraton North hotel at George Bush Intercontinental airport.
Details can be found here
Texas Showdown 5 & MLG's Houston Regional(sponsored by Directron)
March 11-13, 2004
Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
15700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77032
Phone (281) 442-5100
It’s that time again. It’s time for the best in the nation to show up once again for the biggest Street Fighter tournament in Texas. This year is no slouch. On the agenda will be the usual suspects, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Capcom vs SNK 2, Street Fighter III – 3rd Strike, and Guilty Gear XX #reload. New attraction games, Capcom Fighting Evolution/Jam and Tekken 5 are also on the schedule. Street Fighter Alpha 3, Dark Stalkers 3, and Street Fighter 2 Super Turbo are also being planned. And that’s not the end of it, there’s the possibility of SNK games to be added to the lineup and don’t forget the team tournaments.
This year we have also teamed up with the big Major League Gaming league. They will be holding tournaments for Halo 2, and Super Smash Brothers Melee. They will be giving away about $5000 total for Halo 2 and $1,250 total for Smash Bros!
This year looks to be the largest tournament we’ve ever held, and we have some special guests coming for the first time to Texas!
BAS-D44, Kindevu and Otaku will be traveling from Japan to attend Texas Showdown this year.
For the largest tournament, we’re also using a unique format for the major games(MvC2,CvS2,3rd Strike,GGXX#r). Instead of the traditional double elimination bracket, we’ve decided to split everyone up into round robin pools. This is much like how the Evolution tournaments have been running theirs, but with slight differences. Everybody entered in tournaments MvC2, CvS2, 3rd Strike, and GGXX #r, will be separated into 4, or 8(depending on number of entrants) round robin pools. Top 2 records from each pool advances to an 8 or 16 man, double elimination final. Records for all qualifiers reset.
MvC2 will be on arcade because we will only be using PS2’s for the console tournaments.
Garou-Mark of the Wolves(TBA)
King of Fighters 2002(Arcade)
Darkstalkers 3 - Vampire Savior(Arcade)
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo(Arcade)
Street Fighter 2 - Anniversary Edition(PS2)
Street Fighter Alpha 3(Arcade)
Capcom Fighting Evolution/Jam(PS2)
Team Tournaments(MvC2, CvS2)
SBO Capcom Fighting Jam Qualifying Tournament(PS2)
SBO 3rd Strike Southwest Qualifying Tournament(Arcade)
3rd Strike Pools(Console)
Guilty Gear Pools(Console)
3rd Strike Finals
Guilty Gear Finals
SBO Qualifying Finals
All pools will be Round Robin, single matches. Top 2 records from each pool advances with their records reset for an 8 man double elimination final.
$10 registration fee(No matter what, even if the game you entered is cancelled, this fee cannot be reimbursed)
$10 entry fee for MvC2, CvS2, 3rd Strike and Guilty Gear
$20 a team for SBO Qualifying tournaments(3rd Strike, CFJ)
$5 for all other tournaments
1st 70% of cash pot
2nd 20% of cash pot
3rd 10% of cash pot
4th Poster, T-shirt, set of tags
5th Poster, T-shirt, set of tags
7th Poster, T-shirt, set of tags
No Game Breaking glitches
No Akuma in ST
No Game Freezing glitches
Kliff, Justice, EX Characters, and Gold/Black characters are not allowed.
Pausing will receive a warning and forfeiture of that round pending the judge’s descretion.
Double Blind pick on request, no switching orders of any kind.
Winners of the first game must keep same team, order, and assist type or groove for the next game. If you used the switch trick in MvC2 you may not do so in the following game if you won.
For info on the Halo 2 and Smash Bros events hosted by MLG, check out their webpage at Major League Gaming(www.mlgpro.com) You can register directing on their site for Halo 2 and Smash Bros at this address.
Info on the hotel and reservations:
The event will be at the Sheraton North in Houston. This will also serve as the hotel for the event. Rooms are cheap, only $69 a night!! You can call the hotel directly at 281-442-5100 and ask for reservations or call 1-800-325-3535. You will need to identify yourselves with Major League Gaming event March 10-14, 2005.
The “cut-off date” for accepting reservations into this room block is FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25. Reservations requests received after 5:00 pm Central Standard Time at the Hotel on the cut-off date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.
Singles $ 69.00
Double $ 69.00
Triples $ 79.00
Quads $ 89.00
Sheraton North Houston Hotel
15700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Houston, TX 77032
Hotel Phone: 281-442-5100
Sales Fax: 281-442-8301
I just thought I'd post this in here in case anybody likes playing competitive gaming tournaments.
[this message was edited by Ranma0005 on Thu 10 Feb 00:59]