The Ohio Smash Initiative is a club for Smash players at Ohio State. The first two events in OSI's Charity Gaming series took place on April 23rd and May 21st, 2011. What makes OSI events special is the organization and planning that most other events cannot offer. The club will provide dedicated pool captions who will be responsible for making sure matches are played quickly and little time is lost. The club has the benefit of over 20 helpers for the event, and will be advertising the event to the entire Ohio State University of 50,000+ students. This means there will be a lot of casual players who will be experiencing tournament Brawl & Melee for the first time - with that in mind make sure to be polite and nice to the plethora of new players at the event.
In addition to having a large staff for the event, tons of casual players, and a great venue, OSI also offers a dedicated stream for the event and has purchased 32 CRT TV's. That means if you bring a wii/Brawl or gamecube/Melee you can get your venue fee waived (if the setup is used for pool play) and there will be 2 TVs per pool as well as several TVs for freeplay available during the entire tournament. In addition, projector screens will be used so people can keep an eye on the bracket as it is updated. Finally, food and parking (only $5 for all day) is conveniently within and right next to the venue.
Venue Fee: $5 (waived if wii/Brawl and/or GC/Melee is used for tournament)
Mandatory Charity Donation: $5
Entrance fee for Singles (1v1): $5 per person
Entrance fee for Doubles (2v2): $5 per person
Total entry for both Singles and Doubles (either game) w/o a setup: $20
Total entry for both Singles and Doubles (either game) w/ a setup: $15http://www.ohiosmashinitiative.com/