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Poll: Want to take part in the tournament?
Poll Results Want to take part in the tournament?
Yeah! Count me in! -  6 (66.7%)
I'll probably come spectate. -  1 (11.1%)
I like the idea but won't attend. -  2 (22.2%)
No way! singles mode 4 life -  0 (0%)
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August 02, 2016, 12:16:20 PM - ORIGINAL POST -

There is also a Facebook event, where additional discussion has started. (link)

This will be a DDR A doubles tourny, using both Round1 cabinets on Saturday Nov 19th
Price: No entry fee or charge for play during matches
Format: double elimination

SEEDING for the tournament will be based on your highest score for "Max 300" Doubles on Expert difficulty. Feel free to play it on an ITG cab if you have access to one, but only visibly clear arcade scores with Marvelous/Fantastic timing will count. Any failing score is fine.
Please PM or text me your score prior to the tournament day. If you opt to not send a seeding score, your score will assumed to be zero and you will be randomly seeded among other players having no score.

MATCHES will be determined by winning 2 out of 3 songs against an opponent.
A) Each player can choose any stepchart on any difficulty for their first song "except" for unlockable songs.
B) For the second song, each player will choose the same stepchart that their opponent selected for the previous song and be told their opponent's score before they begin.
C) If one player has the higher machine score for the 1st and 2nd song, they are the winner and both players may choose any 3rd song they'd like for practice. Alternatively, if the match is 1 and 1 so far, the tie-breaker will be a random Expert difficulty song.

Additional rules:
-As a bonus, playing a song no-bar at any point during the tournament will add an extra 1000 points to your result score. This may exceed the normal machine score cap of 1,000,000.
-Players do not have to pass the song of their own choice. Your grade and EX score will be ignored, and only the machine score will be recorded and compared with your opponent.
-If a player chooses an unlockable stepchart for their first song or they choose the wrong song for the second song, their score will be 0 for that song.
-After the winner of a match is determined, players will immediately fail out of Extra Stage if they unlock it. If players happen to tie on their 3rd song tie-breaker, they will start a new set with a different random Expert song and then fail out the remainder of the set.
-Players are encouraged to show up early for time to properly warm up. The DDR A cabs will not be on Freeplay, so you will be able to use E-Amusement cards at any point, but you will need to pay to warm up prior to matches. Finalists will be awarded a few humble prizes.

I had the chance to chat one-on-one with a few of you prior to finalizing the format, and most people appeared to not have a preference in regard to the match style. For those who are curious, I'm going with this format for simplicity's sake and out of concern for unnecessary delays.
Participants playing a different chart for song 1 is for the sake of guaranteeing that they can navigate to song 2 before the timer runs out. Giving the small point bonus to no-bar players will open up the possibility of forcing an opponent to play no-bar if you can FPC a chart. And using machine score instead of EX score will give a fighting chance to players who practice more obscure gimmick-filled songs and would otherwise have little chance of matching a player that has exceptional timing.
If you've attended my Pump tournaments in the past, you may know that I try to include some small incentive for new players taking part so things are hopefully less daunting and more inclusive.

Please contact me about any questions or comments.

« Last Edit: September 29, 2016, 08:16:36 PM by Dr.Z »
Read November 17, 2016, 09:05:30 PM #26

BlueSS said exactly what I would've said ~
Looking forward to seeing you at the tourny, Nick.

And sorry to hear you won't be able to join, Suko  Undecided

Thank you, Dr. Z. I wonder who will go up against me, lol. The anticipation is exciting. I will be sure to show up early enough to warm up before the fun begins.
Read November 20, 2016, 12:13:39 AM #27

The tournament went fairly smoothly, methinks. Hopefully others had fun as well.

The victor for this event was M477.
Read November 20, 2016, 09:22:01 AM #28

Any videos of the games? I'd love to see how well some did on doubles.
Read November 20, 2016, 04:59:29 PM #29

Any videos of the games? I'd love to see how well some did on doubles.
No videos unfortunately. My friend Kye was planning to film a couple matches, but he wasn't able to join until mid-finals.

Highlight-wise, Andrew got a solid AA score on a doubles 18. Matt and I both FPC'd an expert song..
That's what comes to mind at the moment.
Read November 22, 2016, 11:33:06 AM #30

Wow, with scores like those I wouldn't have stood a chance. I thought I was better-than-average at doubles, but I suppose I overestimated myself. =D

I also have only played DDR A once, so I probably would have had a hell of a time transitioning from what I'm used to (my ITG cab) to DDR A.
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