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Pacific West Level|Up presents: Socal Regionals 2014! Feb 28-Mar 2. Irvine, California

Discussion in 'Tournament Listings' started by TheCrimsonBlur, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. TheCrimsonBlur

    TheCrimsonBlur Smash Master

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    SoCal Regionals 2014

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    SoCal Regionals, Southern Caifornia's premier fighting game tournament, is back at the University of California Irvine on Feb 28 - Mar 2 2014!

    Mark your calendars because it's countdown time for 3 full days of fighting game action!

    Visit socalregionals.com for official updates/rules/games (Coming Soon)

    Follow us on Twitter @levelupseries for instant updates.

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    Fighting Gamers @ UCI
    “FightingGamers@UCI (FG@UCI) is a student organization on the campus of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) for people who have an interest in fighting games. What began as a small club for UCI students, FG@UCI is now a community comprised of Southern California’s most passionate fighting gamers.
    Our mission is to host gatherings where fighting gamers can befriend, play, and learn with others. We accomplish this by providing a positive and enriching environment through our weekly sessions and occasional special events, which are all held at UCI and open to the general public. We strive to provide our members with resources necessary to enable their passion for fighting games.” - Fighting Gamers @ UCI

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    Gaming Stations provided by Epic Gamer Productions for Mortal Kombat / Injustice Gods Among Us
    Our good friends at EGP will be providing many set ups to accommodate the onslaught of tournament games we're featuring at SCR2014!

    Website: www.EpicGamerProductions.com
    Twitter: @EGP_Compton
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/EpicGamerProductions

    Why should you go to SCR?

    Fighting Game Community
    Over 1,200 fighting game fans have come together to showcase their skills and support of the games they love at SCR2014. With the ongoing camaraderie since the '90s, your next opponent could be
    your rival/friend for the next 15+ years.

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    Competition
    Southern California has hosted some of the memorable competitive gaming events since the release of the Street Fighter series with legends such as Tomo Ohira, Mike Watson, Jeff Schaeffer, and Alex Valle. Today, the demand of competition at SCR has spread through many more games and more regions which has featured Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, Gamerbee, Sako, Infiltration, and many more hungry for the title.

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    Prize Distribution
    SCR has successfully provided over $20,000 worth of cash and prizes to 100+ competitors and spectators participating in dozens of gaming events. SCR2014 will continue to provide support for the dedicated players and fans in the fighting games we love. Announcements on SCR2014 prizes will be revealed soon!

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    Broadcasting
    State of the art presentation will be provided in house by the Level Up team. Gaming, entertainment, and innovation is our motto and we're making sure the fighting game community has a memorable showcase. Smile for the camera, you may be the next player/fan to be featured in front of a worldwide audience!

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    Merchandise
    SCR2014 will have community driven merchandise on sale such as apparel, peripheral, toys, and more! There will be on site discounts on many products for all your fighting game needs available at SCR!

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    Feature Game Lineup
    Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition - Xbox360
    Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 - Xbox360
    Super Smash Bro. Melee - Gamecube
    The King of Fighters XIII - PS3
    Street Fighter x Tekken - Xbox360
    Soul Calibur V - PS3
    Soul Calibur II HD - PS3
    Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate - PS3
    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - PS3
    Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown - PS3
    Divekick - PS3
    Skull Girls - PS3
    Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma - PS3
    Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost - PS3
    Guilty Gear Accent Core+R - PS3
    Persona 4 Arena - PS3
    Mortal Kombat - PS3
    Injustice Gods Among Us - Xbox360
    Killer Instinct - Xbox One
    Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo - Arcade CPS2


    Exhibitions
    Coming Soon!

    Sponsors
    TBA

    Prize Distribution:
    TBA
    SoCal Regionals Official Site: (Under Construction)
    http://www.socalregionals.com/
    Online Registration:
    Coming Soon!

    Date:
    Feb 28 - Mar 2 2014
    Venue:
    University of California, Irvine
    Student Center
    Ballroom C&D
    Irvine, CA 92687
    Web Site: www.studentcenter.uci.edu
    Policies: http://www.policies.uci.edu/adm/tableofcontents.html
    Campus Map:
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    Parking Structure on Pereira Dr -
    All day parking $10
    (In and out access is available as long as you keep your parking ticket)
    Food and Beverage:
    University Town Center – across campus
    Food Court – Wendy’s, Wahoo’s, Panda Express, and Subway with limited hours above ballroom

    Recommended Airport:
    John Wayne Airport
    18601 Airport Way, #41
    Santa Ana, CA
    (949) 252-5200 ·

    Recommended Hotel:
    Atrium Hotel
    18700 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA 92612
    (949) 833-2770, Fax: (949) 757-0330
    UCI Rate: $95

    *IMPORTANT: Mention that you're a traveler visiting UCI and that you chose the hotel from this listing found on SNAP UCI. They should honor the rate posted on the aforementioned listing site to UCI visitors, which still stands at $95 as of now. Note that the rate is subject to change.
    Atrium Complimentary:
    Shuttle to and from UCI and John Wayne Airport
    Full breakfast buffet
    In-room Internet access
    Parking

    Stream Channels:
    http://www.twitch.tv/leveluplive
    http://www.twitch.tv/leveluplive2
    Others TBA

    Level|Up - SoCal Regionals Event Coordinator
    "Level Up is committed to providing innovative, unparalleled content creation and distribution as well as brand awareness through inventive, live internet streaming and event consulting services. " - Level Up LLC.

    Level|Up President:
    Alex Valle
    Level|Up Operations Manager:
    Jimmy Nguyen
    Level|Up Stream Producers:
    Frank Reyes
    Level|Up Photography/Web Design:
    Bryan Gateb

    For more information on Level|Up events or interested in community programs and media, visit our sites:
    http://www.levelup-series.com
    http://www.levelup-productions.com

    Twitter:
    Follow @levelupseries

    Youtube:
    www.youtube.com/levelupseries

    Facebook Fan Pages:
    www.facebook.com/levelupseries
    www.facebook.com/AlexValleSF

    Disclaimer:
    *Level|Up or SCR staff is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged articles.
    *Level|Up or SCR staff can eject any groups/individuals that cause harm or malicious intent from SCR at anytime.
    *Level|Up can change/modify tournament rules at any time.
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  2. shadrach kabango

    shadrach kabango Smash Lord

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    a mediocre OP imo

    too much spent on the lore of socal regionals and almost nothing on specifics that will help convince would-be attendees that it's worth showing up

    here are questions i have about any tournament:

    1. who is organizing it?
    2. how much is it?
    3. what's the schedule? doubles, singles, pools?
    4. how many TVs do you have?
    5. what, if any, top players are expected to attend?

    personally i am always extremely skeptical of any tournament featuring two or more games. help convince me that melee will have enough TVs, space, and attendants to ensure a high-quality tournament experience.
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  3. TaFoKiNtS

    TaFoKiNtS Smash Lord

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    It's probably not going to be as enjoyable of an experience if you don't really enjoy the FGC games. I follow the scene moderately for there to be enough interest in going beyond the realm of Smash.

    In terms of quality smash time, I'd say you'd get less than the typical tourney. However, if this is in fact an Evo qualifer (and Melee is part of the line up), then there should be quite a few top players (AZ, Norcal, Washington, and perhaps a handful of the big five?) to come around.
  4. shadrach kabango

    shadrach kabango Smash Lord

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    ^ that would be the key

    makes me wonder if arian talks to the top players across the country before making his regional posts. if he doesn't he definitely should.

    the first post is key. huge difference in prospective hype if you can say "SOCAL REGIONALS feat. Mango" vs "SoCal Regionals."
  5. smashmachine

    smashmachine Smash Lord

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    oh yeah, cap numbers for every event:
    Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012 – 256
    Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 -256
    Super Smash Bros. Melee – 256

    King of Fighters XIII – 128
    Street Fighter x Tekken ver. 2013 – 64
    Soulcalibur V – 64
    Soulcalibur II HD Online – 64
    Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate – 64
    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – 64
    Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown – 64
    Divekick – 64
    Skullgirls – 64
    BlazBlue: Chronophantasma – 64
    Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost – 32 Teams
    Guilty Gear Accent Core Plus R – 64
    Persona 4 Arena – 64
    Mortal Kombat – 64
    Injustice: Gods Among Us – 64
    Killer Instinct – 64
    Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo – 64

    better show up in full force, because Melee's been given the same cap as the two traditional main events
    then again this is SoCal, so meh shouldn't be that hard
  6. TheCrimsonBlur

    TheCrimsonBlur Smash Master

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    1. Level-Up. Team OXY is running the melee side of things.
    2. $35 venue, $10 singles if you register online before Feb 16th at www.socalregionals.com
    3. You can view the full schedule, for all games, at socalregionals.com

    Friday:
    10AM – 1PM Pools 1-4
    1PM – 4PM Pools 5-8
    4PM – 7PM Pools 9-12

    Saturday:

    10AM – 1PM Pools 13-16
    1PM – 3PM Top 32

    Sunday:

    top 8 finals (time TBD)

    We'll be taking on-site registration for doubles after singles ends on Saturday.

    4. TBD. Our space allocation isn't completely finalized, but we'll only be using 8 for tournament; whatever else we have space for will go toward friendlies.
    5. From what I can tell, all of West Coast's finest are planning to come. I can't gauge the OOR interest quite yet.

    Its a different type of event. Socal Regionals is about bringing gaming communities together for a massive Fighting Game tournament. There are tradeoffs to this; we won't have round robin, and maybe fewer friendly setups than we're used to, but thats what Super Smash Sundays, Kings of Cali, etc type of events are for. This is its own spectacle, and a great opportunity for the Melee community to show our game off to a wider audience. The spectator experience will be top-notch, and with so many competitors in-house, we'll have top level play, for every game, going on in every corner of the room. I'm sure many of our attendees will stick to the Melee corner, but for those who don't, they'll see the sights and sounds that the venue and production have to offer.

    We're getting the same treatment as SF IV and Marvel; we'll have top 8 stream time on the main stage, and constantly be shuffled onto the major streams on Friday and Saturday.

    Sorry for the lackluster OP; its pretty much a c&p from the shoryuken thread. With the way smashboards has been up and down, its not been the most reliable service for promoting our events. However, I'll update the thread with more as I get the chance. :)
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  7. shadrach kabango

    shadrach kabango Smash Lord

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    thank you. that seems fair.

    i have no problem trading off increased cost for increased professionalism/organization, increased hype, decreased friendlies, and increased talent
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  8. UchihaDiBs

    UchihaDiBs Smash Rookie

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    soooo is project M going be here too :O?
  9. Wieners

    Wieners Smash Apprentice

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    No, why would it?
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  10. Mew2King

    Mew2King King of the Mews

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    ill come if you add teams
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  11. Mew2King

    Mew2King King of the Mews

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    UPDATE - project M will be run if there are enough setups. Talk to Tyrant.
  12. smashmachine

    smashmachine Smash Lord

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    why isn't this getting more attention?
  13. Mew2King

    Mew2King King of the Mews

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  14. shadrach kabango

    shadrach kabango Smash Lord

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    Not to sound like a trollolol, but why would it?
  15. TheCrimsonBlur

    TheCrimsonBlur Smash Master

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    This is not true.

    lol
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  16. TheCrimsonBlur

    TheCrimsonBlur Smash Master

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    For the record, Kings of Cali 3 only had 24 responses to its Smashboards thread, and ended with 200+ entrants. West Coast doesn't use smashboards as much as it used to, unfortunately.

    Our registration is going smoothly. The facebook event has ~600 confirmed, including a lot of smash names. Tournaments still a ways out, so its difficult to say, but the Melee community has a habit of stepping it up.
  17. Gravitirax

    Gravitirax Smash Cadet

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    Melee still isn't capped, right? I plan on registering this week.
  18. TheCrimsonBlur

    TheCrimsonBlur Smash Master

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    No, we have not reached our cap yet.
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  19. SUNG475

    SUNG475 Smash Ace

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    Crimson is the man
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  20. Gravitirax

    Gravitirax Smash Cadet

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    Cool, can't wait to play. First tournament :D
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  21. smashmachine

    smashmachine Smash Lord

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    do you have pre-reg numbers for Melee though?
    (we better have passed KoF by now, we were behind at one point)

    edit: we're behind SFxT now, that means the numbers are bad because that game has a 64 player cap
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2014
  22. aznforce817

    aznforce817 Smash Lord

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    Let's see if i still got it ;)
  23. KrIsP!

    KrIsP! Smash Champion

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    49 is the latest number, I think venue fee goes up tonight although there is door reg. Kinda sad though, I wanted another KoC type of tournament to watch but I'm sure more people will sign up later.
  24. smashmachine

    smashmachine Smash Lord

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    that's literally <40% of Blazblue's numbers, and they've hit their 2nd cap
    geez what's going on
  25. Revven

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    So, what's the final count now that pre-registration has closed?
  26. smashmachine

    smashmachine Smash Lord

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    76, although there is registration at the door
    ....but even then, where did everyone go
  27. KrIsP!

    KrIsP! Smash Champion

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    Pools are out, top 8 will be great. Shroomed Westballz, lucky, macD, fly, axe, sfat, s2j. And Dehf has a good shot too, couldn't find fiction though :(
  28. Cheeri-Oats

    Cheeri-Oats Smash Lord

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    Here are the pools for anyone that's interested: http://oxy.challonge.com./
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  29. smashmachine

    smashmachine Smash Lord

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    anyone there to check for door registration?
  30. shadrach kabango

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    Called it

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