High Tide Throwdown 2013 Results

Supreme Champion: PotatoBrain
Worthy Adversary: Tekkenedy
Maybe Next Time: Threeli
4th place: The Energy
5th place tie: Killarcanz
SuicideSergei
7th place tie: Sir Selah
Viewtiful Ryan
9th place tie: Old Man Rhyllis
LCC
ooPo
Travitron
13th place tie: Narwhal
KirbyKai
Deepshock

Had a great time. Thanks to Potatobrain for making the trip out from Montreal & thanks to mike + the entire Ralston Arcade crew for running an awesome tournament. Also thanks to Adam Perry from LGS, all the sponsors and all the voulenteers working together to make something great. See you again soon!

Stream Archive: http://www.twitch.tv/ralstoninstall/b/408523389 (starts around 1:05:00)

High Tide Throwdown 2013: May 25-26 2013

HIGH TIDE IS UPON US!

High Tide

The next entry into the High Tide/Low Tide series is coming up very soon. Tekken is coming off it’s strongest attendance ever at the last Fight For Infinity & we hope to go even bigger! Check out the details below:

May 25th and 26th, 2013
NSCC Waterfront Campus, Room 4732 & 4734 & 4736
80 Mawiomi Place, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 0A5

The Last Game Store and Ralston Arcade present High Tide Throwdown. The sequel to the highly successful Low Tide Throwdown event in November 2012.

Venue Fee: $5 per person not per tournament

Entry fee per game:
(X360) Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online – $10
(X360) Street Fighter x Tekken v2013 (mixed) – $10 for singles, $5 per partner in doubles
(X360) Street Fighter 4 AE 2012 – $10
(X360) Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 – $10
(PS3) Persona 4 Arena – $5
(PS3) Blazblue CP (if released in time) or CSE – $5
(X360) Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – $10
(X360) Injustice Gods Among Us – $10

All games will be played on XBOX360 except Persona 4 Arena and Blazblue, which will be played on PS3.

High Tide Throwdown 2013 schedule document is located here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqEY3KITQjMJdEtlcWZ3S1AxaG9zQ2R5Qk95TzMzY0E#gid=0

Registration at 11am, games start at 12noon
These times are approximate, we will do our best to stay on schedule. Please remember that is the players responsibility to be on time and be ready for their match. Please try to be at venue 15 minutes before scheduled start time of each game to guarantee you don’t miss your match.

Please note that there is a second tab on the schedule for equipment checklist. We can’t make this event happen without the contributions from our community. If you are able to bring equipment to be used for tournament stations, please contact Mike Daniels on facebook. If you are able to bring a station for tournament play, please make sure it is up to date before the tournament. We will not be able to connect to XBOX Live or PSN at the venue.

Game Rules:

Standard tournament rules apply to all games: pausing the game is a disqualification, character switching is only allowed for the loser of a set, and blind picks can be facilitated by a third party to prevent counter picking in the first set.

All tournaments will be a double elimination bracket.

3SO, AE 2012, P4A, BB CSE or CP, Injustice:

Matches are two out of three rounds per set, first to two of three sets except for winners final, losers final and grand final which will be best three out of five sets.

Game Rules for TTT2:

Matches are three out of five rounds per set, first to two of three sets except for winners final, losers final and grand final which will be best three out of five sets.

Game Rules for UMVC3:

UMVC3 tournament is best three out of five for all matches.

Game Rules for SFxT 2013:

This is a mixed tournament, which means you can enter as a single or doubles team. This means there will be matches where it is 1v2, 2v2, or 1v1 but that is allowed due to the mixed format.

If you are entering as a doubles team, it is your responsibility to bring your own USB hub. This is very important as TOs will try to bring USB hubs but its not guaranteed. We currently possess only a couple and could need a lot if there are many teams.

Matches are two out of three rounds per set, first to two of three sets except for winners final, losers final and grand final which will be best three out of five sets.

The tournament will use standard 2013 gem loadouts. These are the five gem loadouts that come with a new save file on v2013. No other gem sets or custom sets are allowed. To view the five standard gem sets, please click here:http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/feb/04/street-fighter-x-tekken-v2013s-pre-set-gem-units-dawgtanian-wants-them-be-tournament-standard/

Ralston Arcade will be running brackets and station assignments for the capcom games and Injustice on Saturday. The anime games and stations will be run by Katie Lantz and Simon Gaudet. The Tekken Tag Tournament 2 brackets will be run by Eli Charles. Finals Sunday brackets and station assignments will be run by Ralston Arcade. Brackets for all games will be hosted at ralston.challonge.com and be updated live.

There is plenty of parking in the NSCC waterfront campus and there are lots of food options near the venue. The venue is in Dartmouth, if you are staying at a hotel in Halifax, you will have to pay bridge fare. Bridge fare is $1 per crossing. There will be a section dedicated to casual stations and free play areas. Please note that casual stations are based on a BYOG (bring your own gear) basis. This means all equipment for casual stations must be provided by the community. For more information about the venue and nearby locations, please check out the “Need to know” document located here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yKAL2TqPezHFx3BNIU8h7ZYlf5RkdfB_Pv3MKKOkabI/edit#

If you are not able to attend the tournament in person, please tune in live at www.twitch.tv/ralstoninstall for all the action. Both days will be streamed live via the Twitch.TV channel. Blow up stream chat and cheer on your favorite players.

Don’t forget to also tweet us @RalstonArcade and #HTT2013 whether you are a stream monster or at the venue. We will do our best to feature every tweet on the stream.

Announcements regarding sponsors and booths at the venue will be announced later via this FB event.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thanks,

Presented by:
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Low Tide Throwdown Primer

DATE: November 17th and 18th, 2012

LOCATION: NSCC Waterfront Campus, Room 4732 & 4734
80 Mawiomi Place, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 0A5
There is plenty of parking in the NSCC waterfront campus and there are lots of food options near the venue. The venue is in Dartmouth, if you are staying at a hotel in Halifax, you will have to pay bridge fare. Bridge fare is $1 per crossing.

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENTS (everything is on 360 except for Persona which is on ps3)
-Tekken Tag 2
-Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online
-Persona 4 Arena
-Super Street Fighter 4 AE 2012
-Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION
Entry fee per game: $5 for Persona 4 Arena and Tekken Tag 2, $10 for 3SO, AE 2012, and UMVC3
Prize Payout: 70% for 1st, 20% for 2nd, 10% for 3rd
SITE /VENUE FEE $5 per person

SCHEDULE
Registration at 11a, games start at 12
Tekken Tag 2 (360) 12noon to 2pm
Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online (X360) 2pm to 4pm
Persona 4 Arena (PS3) 4pm to 6pm
Street Fighter 4 AE 2012 (X360) 6pm to 830pm
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (X360) 830pm to 11pm
Top 8 for all games on Sunday.

These times are approximate, we will do our best to stay on schedule. Please remember that is the players responsibility to be on time and be ready for their match. Please try to be at venue 15 minutes before scheduled start time of each game to guarantee you don’t miss your match.

FORMAT
All Tournaments will be a double elimination. Matches are best two of three except for winners final, losers final and grand final which will be best three out of five. UMVC3 tournament is best three out of five for all matches. Standard tournament rules apply to all games.

If you are not able to attend the tournament in person, please tune in live at www.twitch.tv/ralstoninstall for all the action. Both days will be streamed live via the Twitch.TV channel. Blow up stream chat and cheer on your favorite players. If you have any questions, please throw them at
https://twitter.com/RalstonArcade
https://twitter.com/cataclysm_

or follow it on facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/151153631692969/

CASUAL STATIONS:

There will be casual stations on hand with King of Fighters 13, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus, Dead or Alive 5, Soul Calibur 5, and more. If you are interested in casuals please bring your own console + power bar/extension cords if you can.

If you are on a casual station & get called for a Tournament match then drop what you are doing for the match or get DQ’d.

Please be respectful. Everything is community provided and they want to leave with everything intact. If you want in on a match then call next & if someone calls next on you then let them on. It’s recommended that you mark your discs with sharpie ahead of time to avoid confusion. You are responsible for taking care of your own stuff.

Stuff to Know for the Low Tide Throwdown Venue

  • We are in rooms 4732 and 4734. Signs will be posted to help you find the room.
  • Parking is free and open on weekends – don’t worry about posted signage except for handicapped parking, fire lanes, and no-parking areas, etc. Staff and carpool parking is fine for you to use.
  • All persons coming into the school will be expected to enter by the main entrance and sign in their names at the security desk. When you leave, you must sign out.
  • There will probably be students within the building doing schoolwork. Our rooms are for our purposes so noise there is not a problem but if you are elsewhere in the building please be respectful.
  • Alcohol is not allowed
  • If you bring food, drink, or anything else that results in garbage, please dispose of it in the sorting bins nearby

Smoking

  • Campus is smoke free anywhere on school property, but the designated smoking area is very close to our rooms. The campus is right beside the harbour and can be quite windy and cold so bring appropriate clothes, jacket, gloves, etc. as you feel will be appropriate.
    • Lower level parking lot just outside our rooms by harbour has marked smoking area with ‘butt-stops’
    • Anywhere not on school grounds is fine – ie. Pleasant Street sidewalk, Harbour Walk path
  • The nearest door to the outside will (probably) be locked by security but can be used by smokers headed out to the smoking area – make sure you jam open the door with something so you can get back inside. We will try to provide a door stopper of some sort to help with this.

Nearest food options

The school cafeteria is not open on weekends. There are some vending machines in the building but selection is limited. Drinks in on-site vending machines are provided by Coke.

Restaurants:
10 – 15 minutes walk each way

  • Tim Horton’s
  • Subway
  • Arby’s
  • Alexandra’s Pizza
  • Pilot’s Pub
  • A&W
  • Cheese Curds (fancy expensive burgers)
  • Habaneros Modern Taco Bar (amazing tacos and burritos)
  • John’s Lunch (seafood)

General snacks:
10 – 15 minutes walk each way

  • Pharmasave
  • Gas Station w/ convenience store