Guitar Hero, DDR, Super Smash Bros. and More: It's a tournament weekend!

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Yeah, sure, so it's supposed to be beautiful this weekend; sunny, mid-70's, all that crap. All the more reason to sequester yourself in a library basement and play videogames all weekend, right?

RIGHT!

That's right, it's our last off-season tournament weekend, and we've got an awesome lineup of events planned that's got something for everyone in the cool recesses of the basement of the Downtown Library. First, on Friday night, 6/29, from 6:00 - 8:45, we'll have a cool combo event as we host simultaneous all-ages tournaments in Guitar Hero II and Pikmin 2, with separate prizes for the winners of each. Enter one or both competitions, and rock out while you attempt to out-marshal your opponents with your legions of Pikmin in one of the GameCube's most underappreciated battle modes.

Then, on Saturday, 6/30, from Noon - 5 ish, we'll have a mammoth Super Smash Bros. Melee Regulation Throwdown, including multiple pools, no items, neutral stages only, optional advanced slobs, and hopefully a team event if time allows (which it probably will). This is your last chance to prove your itemless superiority and size up potential clan members before the preseason event July 21, and with many of our heavy hitters likely to be attending a tournament in Midland, there will likely be a power vacuum that could shake things up.

Finally, on Sunday, 7/1, from 1 - 4, we'll have an all-ages DDR tournament including a prize for the best adult/kid team , so grab a reluctant adult and strong-arm them into humiliating themselves in front of a crowd for a shot at some extra dough.

Then, next week, we'll be shooting interviews for our upcoming GT documentary at the CTN studio on main street, so anyone who's interested in participating in that can email me at eli at aadl.org to get on the shooting schedule. Pairs / siblings / entire clans are encouraged to interview together, so get a group together and come experience the star treatment in front of the blue screen.

That's it for now guys... stay tuned for levels, xp, and ratings, we're working on them now and you're gonna love them.

Comments

so basically what you're saying is, you want me to own everyone at all of the tournaments? except for guitar hero 2(maybe).

and again Eli, please have the regulation tournament be double elimination, as if it wasn't it wouldn't really be a regulation tournament.

and that interview crap? i dunno if i'd want to make a cuckold of myself.


We need to replace DDR with StepMania and Guitar Hero with Frets on Fire.

so much better...

quod erat demonstrandum


Oh, just letting you know, the Midland tournament was postponed, so I'll be there.

Will, being obnoxious has been out of style for a while now. Do you know how many people can run Singles and Doubles with over 30 people, with 8 TVs in 5 hours? It's not easy. At FC6, there were about 5 times the number of people, with about 5 times the number of TVs. Do you know how long Singles took? About 14 hours. Doubles took about 6.

Remember Michigan Unite? Doubles took about 4 hours, we had like 14 teams and 3 TVs. Should take about 2-2(1/2) at the Library, with more TVs, but even still, Singles will take a WHILE.

Again, it's not like Eli's the Library God and can just have the basement for 24 hours on a Saturday.

If he'd be okay with cutting to Top 16, it'd probably take as long to do that double elim as it would single elim with 32. Either way, it's not really that big of a deal. Way back in like 2002, guess what tournaments were? Single Elim. If they hadn't been fun, people wouldn't have bothered changing it to double elim and making it the widely played game it is today.

Not trying to insult you, but that's kind of a mean way to ask for something when you're really already getting kind of a lot.


Hey Eli, have you ever considered running a low-tier tournament? I know it'd be a lot of Smash, but you should think about it. Low-tier tournaments are a lot more fun in my opinion, just because a lot of the "really good players" can end up losing really early to people who play casually and aren't terrible, because the "really good player" only plays Fox/Falco and the casual player plays Mewtwo or Zelda or some other terrible character.

No, Zelda may not switch to Sheik.

Banned in Low-Tier:
Fox
Falco
Sheik
Marth
Peach
Captain Falcon
Ice Climbers
Samus
Doctor Mario
Jigglypuff
Mario

Legal in Low Tier:
Ganondorf
Link
Luigi
Donkey Kong
Roy
Young Link
Pikachu
Yoshi
Zelda
Mr. Game and Watch
Ness
Bowser
Kirby
Pichu
Mewtwo

I wouldn't mind seeing Mario join in on this. Jiggs and Doc may be going overboard though.


For the record, Lain, you won't own in GH2. It's just not going to happen.

And no, GH2 should not be replaced with Frets on Fire. Why, you ask? Because Frets on Fire SUUUCKS.
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woot kirby


eli would it be ok if my clan is sponsered for the season and other events?

i got like 3 or 4 places that want to sponser us


Why would you ever need sponsors? There's no cost to participate in any of the events at the library.
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I was thinking the same thing


yeah low tier tourny=good


u guys probably should have mentioned this double elim stuff a while ago cus eli probably already has this stuff planned out and wont change his mind


cisco please don't try and make me sound like an ass.

you wanted the same thing. so don't.

well eli, for seeding purposes i will personally make the brackets for double elim if you want. to save time.

really, i don't want to see cisco in the brackets then go out in 7th or something.

also if there's double elim you better watch out. ; ) got teh best character in the game.


Frets on Fire isn't that bad, it just needs improvement...

quod erat demonstrandum


how long will it take? the turni...

will i b able to make a party at 6:30 ?
the turni on saturday the (ssbm turni)


i am soooooo gonna kick your butt on ddr with my ma!


will melee still be only 2 stock three min because that really sucked.
Also i would like it to be doulbe elimination too. I mean anyone could get stuck with a person they could not beat at the beginning of the tourney but they usually get second or third place. This time if they lost they would not get another chance. Also will there only be one round or the best of 3.


oh yeah omega you werent there at the last regulation, its 4 stock 8 minutes. Basically has all the same rules as a standard tournament except that its single elim and i dont think friendly fire is on
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yeah it's all standard except for the suxxors single elimination.

eli, i'd make the double elim brackets for you. haha. if it's too much trouble.


it's pools, cut to top32 with single elimination

i recommend pools, cut to top 16 with double elimination, but he still hasn't responded to any of our posts yet ;_;


guys come on give eli a break


i mean adding a loser's brackets isn't that hard. haha


hey limabean you still up for that mm?
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maybe 5 idk tho


well limabean, i want you to know that however much you mm swordmaster for he's agreed to mm me for. so please do $100. hah. he suxxors


k sounds good riley
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Smash tourament sounds cool. I will try to be their. I dont know because i got home from a trip a few hours ago. So i will be a little out of shape melee wise. 5 hours!!! That might be a little long will it actually take that long.

John? Sponsors? How did you advertise your clan?!?

GT documentary sounds amazing. TC mighyt have to make its own documentrey. Turtle Clan : A legacey revealed. Turtle Clan:Out of the shell.
So just tell me when and me and my bro will be there. If you could try to keep it away from 4th of july.

Ratings will be good especially if you want to compare people with different levels of participation in tourneys because right now you can only view lump sums of points and not averages.

WEll sounds great im gonna go play a few rounds of melee

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once again limabean prevails in a cisco ness dito lol

rafolafs took 1st and 2nd in pikmin competition was week 25 people max


It's all because I don't play ness and so I was kinda killin myself a bit...

Tomorrow I shall ruin your face with my Ness JUST YOU WAIT


ok guys, sorry I haven't had a chance to reply much, it's been a busy week. I think we should definitely have time for double elimination for the top 16... maybe even the top 32 if pools go well. As always, it will depend on turnout. See you in the morning.


i will be there at 11
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I will (try) to be there at 11...


i won't. because it won't open then. haha. or will it?

btw, double elimination? too good. now i'm getting second even if i get unlucky and meet cisco early.

MM'es TOMORROWWW. TOO GOOD. i can't wait.

bring your money guys. seriously. cause i don't want to win and then you're like "oh i don't have it.


not open at 11? maybe 1130 then

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idk baseball practice til 10:30,ride my bike home then ride bike there so prob 11:30 and cisco i accept your challenge


*yawn* time to make money


im here right now if anyone wants to come


well. i am certainly disappointed.

disappointment #1: Me and Cisco not knowing that it was only best of 1, thus us douching around the first match. And losing the "set".

disappointment #2: Losing my mm'es. HUGE disappointment. i'd love to mm you guys again soon, but hey, no johns. you guys beat me fair and square.

gg to you all. rules were not that clear, but hey. it's cool.


-first of all great job eli for running the tourney it was enjoyable to say the least

-shin in winners and erad in losers, one of the worse brackets ever :/

-highlight of the tourneys gotta be when i successfuly wobbled limabean lolz that was awesome

-as for disappointments there is only one, and thats seeing that lains actually pretty decent :/
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OK, guys, please remember that there are no MMs at AADL, and if you want to talk about them, you should do it on the unofficial forums.

Don't make me break out the SNORK stick.

Also, Lain, I'm guess you weren't listening when everyone else heard me say that teams were single match, single elimination.... since team MewDorf was the only team that didn't get the memo apparently. =)

I think it was a great tournament with some new (to AADL) competitors, especially Anther, who was simply unstoppable in the elimination rounds.... thanks to all for coming!


I wouldn't consider Anther unstoppable i think if i got another shot at him i could have beat him i had down to one life in our first match. He does play a really good pikachu no one can take that away from him.


Anther plays much better comparatively in tournaments than at smashfests...

However, he still succumbed to the Fox. Ganondorf failed me though, and that's my major dissapointment.


sword wat is wobbled and i two stocked ur falco


20$ fer team pikashika


remember when i did the infinite on your ness, thats a wobble

and yessir you 2 stocked my falco, and this one noob who only used c stick also got my falco down to one stock 20%, dont think its an achievement to 2 stock my falco that day
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omega- i should have beaten anther in that falco ditto but i made a silly mistake. It won't happen again. Anyways he had a good pikachu but i beat him with game & watch. Also lain if you wan't to do more matches then sure any time. We were hoping to win about 50 and ended up losin 40 and going home gainning nothing but more stress. I was going to give you your money back sense we're going to be in the same clan but i dicided not too. MONEY IS VERY, VERY, VERY GOOD IF IT'S FREE. Oh and swordmaster your falco needs alot of pratice. Don't worry everyone has been in your situation asking theirself how they can get better.


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haha. you should give me my money back. i was so depressed i lost it and now i'm poor for quite a while. (it WAS my birthday a few days ago..) ; ). and we'll be in the same clan i take it.

but eh. if you dun want to it's still cool. haha. you guys got better, that's for sure. your spacing is nice, and going behind my shield a lot is something a lot of players overlook.


omega-sorry but we already invested the money into halo 3. Anyways what is spacing and everyone seemed to get a little bitter(except the noobs). You more then likely gainned the most(nice fox). So do you still think cisco is 10x better then me. Also not to mention but to everyone else that is not in our clan smash this season is forever out of your reach.

P.S- explain spacing and barrelling to me and do i have any mg's in your opinion.


halo 3?? get out of here ssbb is where its at.........plus the beta wasnt that good imo

edit: shin and omega do you guys have xbox live if so whats your gamertag
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spacing is like... staying an amount of distance away from your opponent to a point where it favors you. like if i was marth i'd space myself just far enough way to tipper you a lot and stuff.

barreling? do a barrel roll? ha


oh thats cool but the only reason i didn't invest in ssbb is because i don't have a wii. Now if fjw didn't SNORK around last year then i would that more then likely had a wii and reserved ssbb instead.


heh.

btw, TC Bad Driver,

there's no way you could have beaten Anther. no way. ever. that guy's better then me, and i guarantee i'd beat you with mewtwo.


hey omega i might be willing to switch clans


man i really wanna be in omegas clan, that way i dont get stuck playing against them early on in the brackets >.>

i will play limabean for the spot (ssbm and mk).........that is if tp2 and bad driver dont accept otherwise the clan would be full
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ok sword if they agree we'll do it at preseason


swordmaster, i don't really want to accept you into our clan. you cause too much ruckus. plus you just said it yourself you want to join our clan just so you don't have to fight us. you're not getting in.

limabean's cool though, better then 80% of the rest of the aadl at smash and kart. that shows promise.


omega-uuummm... well i'll have to talk it over with some people that are already in my clan to make suck a big choice. Anyways like lain said we are really in demand for kart players so if you want to be in our clan you need to brush up on your kart skills. We have the ultimate powerhouse for ssbm so i don't think we really need anymore smash players.


Hey, Eli!

We need a DDR freestyle competition...I need to see people make fools out of themselves on a dance mat.

Also, doubles would be nice

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Anther was good and he probally could've beat me a lot, but after a good amount of matches i think i could have gotten use to his pikachu.

For clan decisions we want to wait and see what the clan prize will be. Eli do you have any idea what it is going to be? If it is 10 dollars probally not but if it is 100 yes.


we should have the return of real clan prizes this year, but i can't commit yet. Soon. We're also working on a slightly more substantial cup itself....

By the way, there won't be any studio time this thursday, 7/5... TP2 and Bad Driver, are you available next wednesday afternoon?


TC Bad Driver, you don't just get used to his pikachu.

that's like saying "oh i play foxes a lot so i'll get used to it soon." that's not how it works. sorry, but it doesn't.

and yeah we need kart players.

IF YOU'RE GOOD AT KART, AND WANT TO JOIN THE ULTIMATE POWERHOUSE IN SMASH, APPLY NOW.


guess ill be brushing up my kart skills then
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eli, uhhh.

i'm supposed to drop by at like... 12 or something right? i kind of forgot where. address? so i can mapquest it.

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just kidding, i decided to scroll up, and read.


I get what you are saying Lain. I just think if i played him a lot the whole suprise of the pikachu might be gone and i MIGHT be able to beat him. I did get pretty close in our match. Eli I dont know. We wont becoming down today or anytime this week. Is there a time next tuesday or next week in the evening would work best if that is possible.


Bad Driver, I really think you'd have a hard time beating Anther if he was trying, at any time in the near future.

I dunno why I lost with Ganondorf though, and that is the true misery.


yea lain i got 3rd in the kart tourni and has gottan way better sense last season

also omega just so u know if im not in ur clan ill be in fjw's


omega- we only need kart players for the clan thing at the end of the tourney. Everything else is under control. ssbm rules and kart is just... well 50% luck and 50% skill so yeah. limabean if your not in our clan i could care less about what clan you are in. That really doesn't matter to me.


OK, just to be clear, we have no more interview times this week. next week, we've got times from 1:30-5 on tuesday (7/10) and 1:30-7:00 on wednesday (7/11). Please let me know either here or via email at eli at aadl.org if you can make any of those, hope to see you there.


yeah sorry eli i couldn't come in today. : /

next time.

Bad Driver, listen to Pwnerer

shin and omega, i think we should definitely consider Limabean. He is pretty darn good at it. Unless we get those top kart players.


i can beat almost anyone in the tournis at kart

and dont base me on last season because im at least 3 times better


omega-look well i got a bad feeling that tp2 and bad driver are going to leave us hanging. If you are going to be in our clan you'll have to bring a person that is skilled and THAT you can practice with regularly aswell. For example lain and pwnerer. They can practice smash together, therefore they have a good team and are good parterners. YOU ON THE OTHER HAND DO NOT HAVE AN ALL TIME PARTNER. I know this because you teamed up with Anther who is not a regular at the tounis. Think of the clan as sections of two that come together to make six. All of the people in the clan will always have a partner (that they have practiced with) which will lead to good results in the end. If you don't do it like this then every thing will be a mess and unorganized. This way you and your partner will bring much more value. This is the main reason we NEED TP2 AND BAD DRIVER.


honestly, me and cisco could meet with limabean if he doesn't.

he probably lives close.


i does

i live on hutchins next to Almindinger


i could walk to ciscos


omega- will talk about it later-for now tp2 time is going by fast so i need an answer soon or.... well i think you know the rest.


shin and omega go here and i suggest putting yourselves in the list
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eli we can probably make that interview thing if its next week


that TP2 guy never goes on anymore.

didn't he gradutate. or something.


he was at the smash turni


we should meet at someones house to practice will


preferably ciscos


yeah.


im free all days cept thurs


OK, so, I just got a Wii (in fact I'm typing this from my Wii right now), so people need to post their friend codes in here. Yeah.
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yea ill do that later but will and cisco ciscos cousin or manuel is coming over tomarow around 1 so if u guys could do somthing then that would be good for me and him


uhhh do you live somewhere relatively close to saline that would make it believable that you go to salineschools? lol
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my cousins do, kayla and luke steinman, luke will be a fresman and kayla will be a senoir


whoaa your cousins with them, i know kayla.........never would have thought of that
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jep


is lain going to smashtacular III?
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Ok to clarify a few things. TP2 and I were gone for awhile, its summer. TP2 is going to be a senior next year and i am going to be a freshman. My brother rarley checks the blog and i dont check nearly as much as I use too. Really the only times he checks it is when i tell him there is something about him. For the clan we are waiting to see what the prizes are. My brother will not be at pre-season. Anyone need a team kart partner? Right now for the clan thing we are leaning towards no. I want to wait to see what the prizes are going to be.

Another thing we are looking at is who won last year? Pocket rockets. They are the only clan who won money. The one not with melee or kart skill. They won by knowing the surprise round game. So in the end it doesnt come down to your skill in kart or melee but your superiority in a random game. I dont know if the format or prizes will be the same. That will decide our clan choice.