Meidou 2.2 Format Update

After asking players for alternative tournament formats, the overall preference seems to be overwhelmingly in favor of a 3v3 teams double elimination tournament. Thus, Meidou 2.2 will be in the Teams format. Team members will play best-of-three sets, first team to wipe out all three other members advances. Registration will be manual instead of automatic.The bracket will be double-elimination as usual.

Explanation.

As a reminder, Meidou 2.2 is on April 21, 19:00 UTC for EU, 19:00 EDT for NA.

To register: PM me (Nonoriri/Aristocrat) on Rizon with your team name, region, and tentative team members. You can make changes at any time before the tournament starts. The registration will be official once every member confirms it. Registrations are open from now until the tournament starts. This post will be updated with the participants list once I get some registrations.

Preferably, games will not occur concurrently (so the stream can grab every match). I will see how this works out when it happens. I also fixed the bot (which broke because of an undocumented mIRC hash table bug), so there should be no more scripts randomly breaking during the tournament. Probably.

Currently participating teams:
EU:

  • Team of justice OwO: BBQ233, Remilia410, Dream144
  • Team #CAUTION: Stefani, vathana, ChickyChan
  • Just another soku team: Adepht, JustSmash, [N]ot[A][P]ro
  • Salty Batman Grrrr: GoingUP, FireballFlame, Oddness
  • XenNessDraco: Xenda, Nessx4, Draco

NA:

  • Slackers of Gensokyo: Aristocrat/Nonoriri, Bane, Blue Rogue auric
  • Pocket Dimension: SILENT1497, Pockets, Shintear Kain
  • <3bob: Duckator, bob51, Muii
  • We all secondary Aya: xxsaznpride, Kei123, Yaffy
  • Team going to beat <3Bob: Steve, Huz, Hazelyn
  • MarisaLoveTriangle: Sigets, Inconspicuous, Freudia
  • Not sure: PhoenixM, Trey15, Magister
  • Last minute Entrees: Bobman, Kinzer, aoko
  • Renyuri: Renee, Lyuri
  • ZX+Evan: ZXNova, evanhuangok
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「Meidou 2」 – Progression

FOB UPDATE: Duckator has taken over the hosting of the final Five Orb Break tournament on February 18, 2012. This is a 3v3 teams tournament. Interested players should contact Duckator in IRC or drop a message in #hisoutensoku.

FOB7EU: (brackets)
FOB7NA: (brackets) (teams)

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In case you are not familiar with what has happened recently, here is some supplementary material:

  • <RyuuguuKomachi> No, I’m not playing this game again
  • <RyuuguuKomachi> at least not here
  • <RyuuguuKomachi> maybe at komike
  • <RyuuguuKomachi> k but anyway good luck ya’ll

Both Muii and Magister have said goodbye to the channel. It is truly a shame that something like this has occurred due to the effects of one user. While I can’t do anything about the situation with #hisouten at the moment, I feel that I should begin hosting tournaments again. Perhaps actually complete one pass through one of these series this time. Hopefully, this will breathe some life back into the community. Unlike Meidou 1, I’ll actually be able to host this one without any change of schedule, since there is no longer an issue with organization.

(I know it potentially cuts into Finals Week for some of you guys; sorry! It’s not a ranbats series like Meidou 1, however, so missing one won’t hurt.)

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#hisoutensoku @ irc.rizon.net

Host: Aristocrat/Nonoriri

TOURNAMENT DATES:

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And The Most Favorite Play Prizes Of 2011 Year End Tournament Go To…

After a one-week poll in our IRC channel, the top voted plays are:

EU: 28A, 28B, 32B and 33B (four of them since they all got the same number of vote)
NA: 21B, 48B and 57B
(the play numbers match to this list)

And among them, here are my picks:

EU: 28A/32B
NA: 57B

Which means the winners of the most favorite play prizes are:

EU: Leerius
NA: SuwakoMoriya

Leerius demonstrated a solid performance in both of those games. Got the Patchouli well covered, didn’t commit much mistake, and got some tactics thrown in here and there. I wouldn’t say it’s a perfect Patchouli, but she is smooth enough to be a role model for those who would like to pick her up, either as a new character or as an existing intermediate user.

SuwakoMoriya plays a solid Suwako as ever. I might appreciate some interesting/unusual playstyle, but if that means making too many meaningless moves and exposing self to openings for opponent to take advantage of, I’m afraid I can’t exactly appreciate it. Comparing to that, SuwakoMoriya got the drill on Suwako, which is an interesting character to begin with.

So congratulations, Leerius and SuwakoMoriya. I will get in touch with you in IRC channel for your prize. And thank you everyone for participating in the tournament, hope you had an enjoyable time. I will look forward to seeing you again in our next tournament. 🙂

#hisouten End-of-Year Tournament 2011

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#hisoutensoku @ irc.rizon.net

Host: Aristocrat/Nonoriri

TOURNAMENT TIMES:

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2011 Year End Tournament

So 2011 is coming to an end and it’s time for year end tournament. To make it special and more exciting, prizes will be offered in this tournament. Contestants placed in the first 4 rankings will be rewarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd and consolation prize respectively as rewarded in Rizon lottery (i.e. 120 days, 60 days, 30 days and 10 days of colored vhost). And to make it even more exciting, I’m thinking of possibly throwing in physical prizes if there are enough contestants joining the tournament. One of the plans is rewarding the prize to the first place winner and the most favorite play (based on voting plus my personal picking), or just the favorite play with a higher-valued prize.

With that said, I need your inputs and ideas on the tournament. First, please pick your preferred date of the tournament by voting in the poll below:

Second, please let me know by commenting to this post what kinds of physical prize you would like to see and how they should be rewarded. Of course, the cost would have to be reasonable – don’t expect some grand, expensive prizes as I’m just throwing them in to make things more fun. I don’t mind sponsorships though so that we can offer better prizes. 😛 Anyway, someone suggested a J-List gift certificate which sounds like a pretty good idea to me, the prize winner would have the flexibility to choose what (s)he likes there. Any more ideas?

Edit 1: if you have no idea what vhost is, type “/msg hostserv help” on IRC. Normally vhost cannot be colored, nor can it be a single word (i.e. at least have to have one dot). The prizes will exempt those conditions.

Edit 2: yes, there will be a NA and a EU tournament, separated. They will be held on the same day though unless there’s reason for otherwise.

Edit 3: this is guu by the way, in case you can’t tell.

Update: looks like December 23rd is the most preferred date so the tournament will take place on that date. Deep has provided sponsorship for NA tournament and he would like $30 contributed to 1st prize and $10 contributed to 2nd prize. I will personally throw in another $20 for the most favorite play based on voting plus my personal pick (i.e. I will pick one from the 3 replays that get the top votes). So, the prizes for NA tournament will be:

1st place: $30 J-List gift certificate + 120-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
2nd place: $10 J-List gift certificate + 60-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
3rd place: 30-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
4th place: 10-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
Most favorite play: $20 J-List gift certificate (NB: 1st place winner will be excluded from entitlement of this prize)

Many thanks to Deep for the NA sponsorship. Prizes for EU will be announced later (*coughaswearewaitingforsponsorshipcough*).

Aristocrat will post the details of the tournament later so stay tuned.

Update 2: here are the prizes of EU tournament. Unfortunately there is no sponsor for EU tournament so the prizes cannot be as nice as NA’s.

When there are 12 participants or more:
1st place: $20 J-List gift certificate + 120-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
2nd place: $10 J-List gift certificate + 60-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
3rd place: 30-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
4th place: 10-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
Most favorite play: $10 J-List gift certificate (NB: 1st place winner will be excluded from entitlement of this prize)

When there are less than 12 but more than 7 participants (i.e. 8 to 11):
1st place: $20 J-List gift certificate + 120-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
2nd place: 60-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
3rd place: 30-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
4th place: 10-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
Most favorite play: $10 J-List gift certificate (NB: 1st place winner will be excluded from entitlement of this prize)

When there are 7 participants or less:
1st place: 60-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
2nd place: 30-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
3rd place: 10-day colored and/or one-worded vhost
Most favorite play: $10 J-List gift certificate

Five Orb Break Is Now Monthly

Original Paste: link

Five Orb Break

#hisoutensoku @ irc.rizon.net

Host: Muii/RemiKissu

TOURNAMENT DATE:

  • Every Saturday before the 2nd to last Sunday 18:00 UTC 4 PM CST
  • Next FOB: Nov 19

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THFNN’s 4th Touhou 12.3 Tournament

Original Site: link

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THFNN Steam Chatroom

Host: Lunasa Prismriver

TOURNAMENT DATES:

  • November 18th, 2011 @ 6:00pm CST
  • November 25th, 2011 @ 6:00pm CST

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