Welcome back, tourney fans! I've got yet another guide to fun nationwide
with a hot tournament coming soon to a venue near you. It is...
Viridian City 9: New year NEXT LEVEL
History of This Series
whole tournaments...you don't see too many series as successful as
that. It started off as "Road to Viridian City: Jersey City Monthlies",
and was organized by the dynamic duo of Alex Strife and crismas. Players
that attended varied with each tournament, but ranged from the 40s to
118 (RTVC 7). As soon as the eigth tournament was announced, "Road to"
and "Jersey City Monthlies" were removed from the name (I guess they
finally made it to Viridian City after seven tries!) crismas went south
for the winter and left Alex to host VC8, which also happened to be his
birthday party. What'll he think of next?
Not-So Distant Future
players plan to attend this tournament. Top players such as Rich Brown,
Tearbear, DEHF, Tyrant, and Gnes signed up to go, so you should to if
you wish to meet these and many more cool cats! Alex said he hopes that
128 players show up for pools, but we'll just have to see if that
happens now won't we? Speaking of, for once he won't be able to attend
due to work issues. Prince Maximillian will take his place, and he'll be
joined by RJ, Keitaro, and ChiboSempai. VG Bootcamp may provide
the food, and streams will be made for SSBB and SSF4 (see the bottom for
details) with beastly commentary. What a glorious day it shall be!
Where, When, and How Much
will take place in the Hyatt Morristown Convention Center, which is
located at 3 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ. 9:30-10:30 am is when
registration starts, and 11 am is when the actual event begins. SSF4
doubles start at 3 pm, and singles start at 4 (these times might be
a-changin', though, so be wary.) Single players pay $20 ($10 for venue
and $10 for the event itself), teams pay $30 ($10 for venue and $20 for
the event itself), and to reserve a room is $119 per night (but to do
this, you must call 973-377-2424!) However, if you bring a full setup
(TV, systems, controllers, etc.), entry is FREE! Well...for the first three players that do so; for all the rest, a discount will be given on your fees.
I said earlier, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Street Fighter 4 will
be on the menu for this venue. The rules are the pretty much the same
as other tournaments, but for other perks check out the tournament's page.
Now remember those streams I mentioned? Well, here's how it's going to
go down. Both SSBB and SSF4 will have live streams with dmbrandon,
Coney, Doom, and TKO. As Alex said, "if you cannot be here (which you
should) DO not miss the stream!" Since this unfortunately applies to me,
I'll take his word for it!
All in All
can't go wrong with this series. After all, a certified host and crew,
as well as excellent accommodations for the tournament and service,
ensure that your tournament experience won't be an unpleasant one. (At
least, it shouldn't be if you do this correctly!) I wish all of the
competitors the best of luck, and until next time, stay classy All is
P.S. To all that plan to attend, watch out for old men hyped up on coffee and wild Weedles!
P.P.S. Here is the stream for the tournament: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bionicstream