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IIX 20th Anniversary Tournament hosted by GrandmasterChallenge

The hard working guys over at grandmasterchallenge.com have announced a big weekend of Super Turbo events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Super Turbo on February 22nd-23rd!

Here are some of the highlights from the announcement.

Click here for the full announcement from grandmasterchallenge.com.

It’s Super Turbo’s birthday and you’re all invited and yes, there will be cake!

It is with great pleasure that we can announce a 2 day tournament at the Heart of Gaming dedicated to Super Turbo in celebration of the game’s 20th anniversary.  The event will run from 12:00 Saturday through to 22:00 Sunday on the 22nd and 23rd of February, with Sunday being the day of the 20th anniversary!

Join us for a weekend of Super Turbo on six Versus City head to head cabinets (pictured below) as players from all over the UK visit London’s Heart of Gaming to show their love and support for the game that defined a genre, has given us many memorable moments and has also made us many new friends along the way.

The IIX 20th Anniversary weekend is shaping up to be one of the biggest Super Turbo events in the UK with players coming from all over the country and even from Ireland, France and Germany!  It goes to show just how dedicated Super Turbo players are, and it is why we love running these events.

We will be holding five different tournaments over the weekend with three of them in the style of X-Mania, Gamespot Versus and Tougeki SBO as an homage to some of the greatest Japanese Super Turbo/2X tournaments; a special 3 VS 3 England Vs Germany event for our international players and of course not forgetting our usual double elimination tournament to mark Super Turbo Sunday VI and the end of the second season.  Check out the line up below!

Saturday 22nd February 2014
14:00 – Solo 3 on 3 (X-Mania style)
18:00 – HOG VS GMC – (Gamespot Versus style)
19:00 – 3 VS 3 England VS Germany

Sunday 23rd February 2014
14:00 – Solo Double Elimination (Super Turbo Sunday VI)
18:00 – 2 VS 2 Single Elimination (Tougeki Super Battle Opera style)
19:00 – First to five exhibition (Top 3 rematches)

Click here to view the rules and full explanation of the tournament formats

EVENT SUMMARY

Date: 12:00 Saturday 22nd February to 22:00 Sunday 23rd February 2014
Location: The Heart of Gaming, 10A Cullen Way, North Acton, London, NW10 6JZ
Venue Entry Fee: £10 per day or £15 for the weekend

SATURDAY
Main tournament – Solo 3 on 3  (X-Mania Style)
Start time: 14:00 (expected finish 17:00-18:00)
Tournament Fee: £5
Prize: 1st place trophy, 2nd & 3rd place medals.  Pot split, 60% 1st place, 30% 2nd place, 10% 3rd place
Format: Solo single elimination
Rules: Players pick three characters.  Duplicate characters are allowed, and the order the characters are used does not matter.  The player must stick with the three elected characters for the whole tournament.
JP Turbo 3 (same as US Turbo 2). 99 seconds, 2 rounds. Akuma banned. Players decide 1p/2p side on mutual agreement and where mutual agreement cannot be reached, rock paper scissors decides. Sides cannot be switched during a match. Winner of the last match sticks with the current character, loser is able to pick.

Side tournament – HOG VS GMC (Gamespot Versus Style)
Start time: 18:00 (expected finish 19:00)
Tournament Fee: Free
Prize: Bragging rights only!
Format: Last team standing
Rules: Members of the Heart of Gaming and Grand Master Challenge will act as team captains and form two large teams.  Team members are to be selected randomly.  The team captains decide the player order.
JP Turbo 3 (same as US Turbo 2). 99 seconds, 2 rounds. Akuma banned. Players decide 1p/2p side on mutual agreement and where mutual agreement cannot be reached, rock paper scissors decides. Sides cannot be switched during a match.

Side tournament – 3 VS 3 England VS Germany
Start time: 19:00 (expected finish 20:00)
Tournament Fee: Free
Prize: The Super Turbo World Cup!
Format: Teams best of 3
Rules: 3 players will be selected randomly to represent England and face off against our German friends, Wand Feurer, Steve from da East and Planet RV in a classic East VS West battle.  Best of 3 decides the winner.
JP Turbo 3 (same as US Turbo 2). 99 seconds, 2 rounds. Akuma banned. Players decide 1p/2p side on mutual agreement and where mutual agreement cannot be reached, rock paper scissors decides. Sides cannot be switched during a match. Winner of the last match sticks with the current character, loser is able to pick.

SUNDAY
Main tournament – Solo Double Elimination (Super Turbo Sunday VI)
Start time: 14:00 (expected finish 17:00-18:00)
Tournament Fee:  £5
Prize: 1st place trophy, 2nd & 3rd place medals.  Pot split, 60% 1st place, 30% 2nd place, 10% 3rd place
Format: Double elimination, best of 5 for all stages of the tournament with best of 7 for grand finals
Rules: JP Turbo 3 (same as US Turbo 2). 99 seconds, 2 rounds.  Akuma banned.  Players decide 1p/2p side on mutual agreement and where mutual agreement cannot be reached, rock paper scissors decides.  Sides cannot be switched during a match.  Winner of the last match sticks with the current character, loser is able to pick.

Side tournament – 2vs2 Single Elimination (Tougeki Super Battle Opera Style)
Start time: 18:00 (expected finish 19:00)
Tournament Fee:  Free
Prize: Bragging rights only!
Format: Single elimination, Waseda style
Rules: A1 fights B1, A2 fights B2, in the case of a draw, the winners of each match play eachother.  Players may use duplicate characters.  Player order can be changed.  Players must stick with one character for the whole tournament
JP Turbo 3 (same as US Turbo 2). 99 seconds, 2 rounds.  Akuma banned.  Players decide 1p/2p side on mutual agreement and where mutual agreement cannot be reached, rock paper scissors decides.  Sides cannot be switched during a match.

Side event – Top 3 First to Five Exhibition
Start time: 19:00 (expected finish 19:00)
Tournament Fee:  Free
Prize: Bragging rights only!
Format: Solo exhibition matches, first to five
Rules: Players who places top 3 during the weekend may challenge each other to a first to five set which will be streamed.  If there are no takers, then the stream will be available for free play.
JP Turbo 3 (same as US Turbo 2). 99 seconds, 2 rounds.  Akuma banned.  Players decide 1p/2p side on mutual agreement and where mutual agreement cannot be reached, rock paper scissors decides.  Sides cannot be switched during a match.

Sign ups: On the day. Please aim to arrive for 13:00 to allow time to take payment and organise brackets!
Venue Information: https://www.facebook.com/TheHeartOfGaming/info
Stream: http://www.twitch.tv/thewonderpark
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/185080231691568/?source=1

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