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Mississippi Smash University - Check post 881

Winnar

Smash Lord
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Welcome, one and all, to Mississippi Smash University! We at MSU have been working hard to bring you the best tournament experience you've ever had, so make sure you come on down on October 1-2 to share the hype!​


Table of Contents
[1. Venue]​
[2. Housing]​
[3. Confirmed/Interested Players]​
[4. Events]​
[5. Schedule]​
[6. Setups]​
[7. Security, Food]​
[8. Transportation]​
[9. Price/Payment]​
[10. Rules]​
[11. T-Shirts]​
[12. Media]​
[13. Recording+Livestream]​
[14. Sponsors]​
[15. Contact Info]​
[16. Special Thanks/Credits]​



[1. Venue]

MSU Colvard Student Union​
198 Lee Blvd.​
Mississippi State University, MS 39762​
15,000 square feet​
One IMAX projector​
Two 30 foot projectors​
Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround Sound​
Pictures/Videos coming soon!​



[2. Housing]
We've worked with the local Comfort Suites and Hilton and managed to secure 50 rooms at a fixed rate for 3 nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). We've worked with them to get the prices down so you can share a 2 queen bedroom (with 1 sleeper sofa) with 4 people for $45/night per person. If the queen bedrooms sell out, there are also king rooms available. Also, the first fifty people to reserve rooms get free continental breakfast for all three days.

There is other lodging in Starkville, but we will be hosting some super great late night events for those staying at the hotels listed above. More info on those later, but among them will be an amateur bracket for those who didn't make it out of Brawl and Melee singles pools. There will be no entry fee for these events, but we'll be putting money into the pot for these events.

Remember, the only way to get into these side events is to book your hotel rooms through us! If the rooms sell out, we will sell passes to play in these side events.

IMPORTANT - All of the proceeds from the passes we sell, as well as a portion of the side events' pot will go towards the Child's Play Charity.

For more information about Child's Play, click here.

Pictures coming soon!



[3. Confirmed/Interested Players]
Europe
Canada
ALLY!!! - Confirmed [Brawl]​
Atlantic North
Pierce7d - Confirmed? [???]​
Laijin - Interested [Melee?]​
Keitaro + crew - Interested [Brawl?]​
ch33s3 - Confirmed? [???]​
INUI! - Confirmed? [Brawl]​
Atlantic South
Winnar - Confirmed [Melee Singles/Doubles]​
ihavespaceballs - Confirmed [Melee Singles/Doubles]​
-Chad- (aka PikaChad) - Confirmed [Melee Singles/Doubles]​
Moogle - Confirmed [64 + Melee Singles/Doubles]​
Mslano - Confirmed [Melee Singles/Doubles]​
Nite - Confirmed [Melee]​
_lemons - Confirmed [Melee Singles]​
Nash - Confirmed [Melee]​
Jeckyl - Confirmed [Melee]​
JWT2k6 - Interested [Melee Singles/Doubles]​
CHEAP_PEACH - Confirmed [Melee Singles/Doubles]​
VueBrawler - Confirmed [64 + Brawl]​
Chef - Confirmed [64 + Melee Singles]​
MookieRah - Confirmed [Melee Singles/Doubles]​
milesg2g - Interested [???]​
GeorgeTHPS - Confirmed [Brawl?]​
SleepyK - Confirmed [Melee Singles/Doubles]​
DR PEEPEE!! - Interested [Melee Singles/Doubles]​
COL BOL!! - Interested [Melee]​
gallax - Interested [Brawl?]​
Xaltis - Interested [64 + Brawl]​
Tommy G - Interested [64]​
WEZL - Interested [Melee?]​
ChKn - Interested [???]​
2link121 - Interested [Melee + Brawl]​
Cord. - Interested [Melee?]​
kniht/superwavedash/3 - Interested [Melee]​
NickRiddle - Interested [Brawl]​
Afro_Thundah - Interested [Brawl/Melee?]​
D-Torr - Interested [Brawl]​
MexicanMax227 - Interested [Melee]​
EatYourPeach - Interested [???]​
TheSaintKai + Pensacola - Interested [Melee?]​
Lance7 - Confirmed [64 + Brawl]​
Takeover1806 - Confirmed [???]​
HUNGRYBOX!!! - Confirmed [Melee Singles/Doubles]​
Nicaboy - Interested [Melee]​
2link121 - Interested [Brawl + Melee]​
skaterbaj - Interested [Melee?]​
drpepper111 - Interested [Melee?]​
TheReflexWonder - Confirmed [64 + Brawl]​
KOkingpin - Confirmed [Melee]​
Yoshiiscool - Interested [Melee]​
mrpickle - Interested [Melee]​
alex615 - Interested [Melee]​
lance7 - Interested? [Melee]​
Zone + his crew - Confirmed [Melee]​
DJ Jack - Confirmed [???]​
Duchock - Interested [Ness]​
BBQ° - Confirmed [Melee]​
Midwest
DoH - Confirmed [Melee]​
Zigsta - Interested [Brawl]​
GNES!! - Interested [Brawl]​
DMG - Interested [Brawl]​
xx0EleMenT0xx - Confirmed [???]​
Mew2King - Interested? [Brawl? + Melee?]​
Southwest
AXE!! - Interested [Melee]​
Pacific West
ISAI!!! - Interested [64]​
tw1n - Interested [Melee]​
Twin_A - Interested [Melee]​
metalreflectslime - Interested? [???]​
Spectators



[4. Events]

Venue Fee - $20 (more info on what this covers in the [Pricing] section)​
Smash 64 Singles - $20​
Brawl Doubles - $30 ($15 per person)​
Brawl Singles - $20​
Melee Doubles - $30 ($15 per person)​
Melee Singles - $20​
Payouts to be decided soon, but it will most likely be a top 8 payout​
As for the guaranteed pot, right now there is $500 automatically being put into each of the above five events, before any entry fees are added in. For example, if 100 people enter brawl singles then that would be $2000 + $500 = $2500 pot.​



[5. Schedule]

Coming soon!​
Tentatively:
- This is a TWO DAY EVENT. It's listed as 4 days because Friday at 10PM is when the first side event starts and the Monday at 5AM is when we're busing people back to Memphis (MEM).
- Everyone flies or drives in on Friday. Those who fly will fly to Memphis (MEM), and we will have three MSU charter coach buses to get people from the airport to the campus. More information on this in the [Transportation] section.
- All pools matches on Saturday
- All bracket matches on Sunday
- Three side events at the hotel on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night



[6. Setups]
We will be taking a leaf out of Pound's book and making a separate thread for setups. Thread coming soon!



[7. Security, Food]
Security will be provided at the venue for your convenience and for ours.

The Union (our venue), has several places to eat at on the first floor

Click here for a link to some of the menus for the eating establishments listed below.

Chik-Fil-A - Chicken sandwiches, nuggets, tenders.
Sbarro - Pizza and some Italian food
Mississippi Steak - Philly cheese steaks, Philly cheese chicken sandwiches, fried pickles, some other neat things
Bleecker St. - Sandwiches, paninis, salads
Zoca - Mexican food
P.O.D. Market - Convenience store, pre-made sandwiches, lots of cool stuff

Click here for a link to see what P.O.D. Market looks like.



[8. Transportation]
Since there is a lot of information for transportation, we will be making a separate thread for it.

A quick overview is that anyone flying in will need to fly in on Friday into Memphis (MEM), as we'll be having a few charter coach buses taking people from Memphis to Starkville. We'll provide times on when people need to fly in once we have the thread up. We've currently got a 10% discount for anyone who flies with AirTran, but more information on that once we get the other thread up.

Right now we can only provide 165 people transportation from Memphis to Starkville. If more people confirm they are going to fly in, we will make sure you're able to get here somehow.

Link coming soon!



[9. Prices/Payment]

$22 for buses (round trip)
$135 for hotels (all three nights, or $45 per night per person)
$20 Venue Fee
$10 Spectator Fee (includes friendlies for the whole weekend)
$20 for Singles Events
$15 for Doubles Events

Very soon we should have our website up, where you'll be able to pay easily using PayPal.

More info on what the venue fee covers coming soon.



[10. Rules]

Rules are the same as Pound V for Melee except for the following change to the stagelist​
Neutral Stages (Singles):​
Final Destination​
Battlefield​
Yoshi's Story​
Dreamland 64​
Fountain of Dreams​
Counterpick Stage (Singles):​
Pokemon Stadium​
Neutral Stages (Doubles):​
Final Destination​
Battlefield​
Yoshi's Story​
Dreamland 64​
Pokemon Stadium​
[NOTE: Pound V used Pound IV's ruleset which used APEX 2010's ruleset. Semifinals will be best of 5, that is the only other change]
[NOTE: I'm not sure if the common procedure for Brawl is to have semifinals be best of 5 or not, someone please get back to me on this.]




[11. T-Shirts]

Our very own MookieRah has been the mastermind behind all our graphic design, and he will be designing T-shirts that you can pre-order on our website.​



[12. Media]

We will be getting some media coverage for this. More info coming soon!​



[13. Recording+Livestream]

We are hiring a professional to come record as many setups as possible. He will also be recording around the venue so we can capture as much hype as possible.​
We welcome anyone who offers to record and upload matches in a timely manner.​
Also, there will be a stream of some kind for this. There might even be more than one, I'm not totally sure yet.​
One other thing I need some input on is which streaming service we should be looking into (Ustream, Livestream, others?). Any input here would be much appreciated.​



[14. Sponsors]

We are currently working towards get sponsors for this so we can get more money in the pot and potentially offset some more of the costs for housing and buses. If anyone has any ideas or knows someone we should talk to about sponsorship then PLEASE let us know!​
[15. Contact Info]
If you have ANY questions, comments, concerns, etc. then PLEASE e-mail me at contact.msusmash@gmail.com
I can also be contacted via AIM. My AIM screenname is: Winnar is YOU​



[16. Special Thanks/Credits]

President of MSU's Video Game Club - Justin "N-Gage" Samuels​
Promotional Design - Jason "MookieRah" Smith​
 

N-Gage

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EVENT BUILDING:


10K SQ FEET EVENT SPACE:


GRAND-STAGE VIDEO TOUR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wezDyGefwqs

GRAND-STAGE VIEW:


GRAND-STAGE SEATING:


GRAND-STAGE PLATFORM:


LOUNGE AREA:


LOUNGE AREA ENTRANCE:


CAFETERIA (IN SAME BUILDING):


IMAX PROJECTOR W/ DOBLY 7.1 SURROUND SOUND:


2ND FLOOR LOUNGE ARE:




Some quick notes: The 10k event space. The tables will not be circular as pictured, but instead rectangular laid out in rows (also no table cloth).

Pools will be done in the 10K event space (Day 1) and brackets will be spread throughout the building (Day 2)

The lounge on the 1st floor will be home to friendlies and live streaming of matches and the current bracket results

The cafeteria is actually a lot bigger than in the pic. Its home to Chic-Fil-A, Sabarro Pizza, A convince store, Spanish food, A sandwich shop, and many more food places

The lounge on the second floor is also going to have friendlies and as well be a reception area

The 10K event space has the 1 IMAX projector and 2 other projectors which will be on the side as well (all streaming diff matches

The Grand-Stage also has a projector and will be used for high profile/hype matches

We rented out the entire 2nd and 3rd floors of the event building and partial of the 1st floor. So the entire 15k sq feet of venue space can not be seen in jus these few pics. But yea, its a **** load of space





TALKING W/ THE GUY FROM MACHIEMA ABOUT LIVE COVERAGE OF OUR EVENT. HE DID OUR LAST HALO EVENT AND ITS BEEN GOOD TO HAVE. IF THIS COMES THRU, IT WILL B AMAZING

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WELCOME ONE N ALL !!!! Hope y'all make it out to catch Armada playin so we won't have to say "you shoulda been there". Lol


President of MSU's Video Game Club and Head Organizer of Mississippi Smash University -"N-Gage"
 

Two-Ell

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Good **** Winnar. I love seeing ATL Stepping up with events like these.

I'll do a little advertising here and there in FL threads see if some interest can be made. I would love to come to this.

:rosalina:
 

j00t

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I'm gonna try my hardest to be here.

j00t is the truth, as they say :p

EDIT: Also, mandatory sticky since this will be international :p
 

Winnar

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What is Armada doing in MS besides entering this tournament (like visiting a college or something)? :confused:
He's coming to Mississippi just for this :D

Thanks to everyone for posting so far. We need to hype this up and stuff.

So everyone PLEASE advertise this to all your smash bros :D
 

drpepper111

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You could add a Project M side event.

There's a lot of interest for that.

You'd just have to contact the guys who run PM to do it.
 

N-Gage

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Let me Explain the Side Events:
Night 1: Friday 10:30pm - We will kick off things with a friendly tier bracket (i.e. mango vs armada, not you vs armada). There will be $200 in that pot and it will be comprised of Brawl and Melee singles

Night 2: Saturday 10:30pm- If you didn't make it outta pools, then don't fret because we will begin a $200 pot bracket for your playing. ITS TOTALLY FREE. We will start this with Brawl Singles and Doubles

Night 3: Sunday 10:30pm- Same thing as night 2 but instead BRawl singles and doubles with a $200 pot COSTING YOU NOTHING.

The only way you can get access to these events is if you buy your hotel rooms through us. You will have a special pass thus gaining you entry. There will be only enough passes for about 230 people, after that, we will begin selling them (by then, you shoulda already decided if your coming or not). All funds made from the passes will be donated (along with a portion of the pot) to childs play (a service helping to benefit the less fortunate gamer).

REMEMBER, THESE EVENTS COST YOU ABSOLUTE NOTHING IF YOU GET YOUR HOTEL ROOM THROUGH US
 

Winnar

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I have contacted Shanus about having Project M as one of the side events. It's probably a definite thing since he just announced a demo build will be released before Pound V.

I was planning on having an amateur bracket for Brawl and Melee singles on Saturday night. We would probably do crews on Friday or Sunday and Project M on the other night.

Hang tight guys, I have even more big news to come!
 

milesg2g

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If anyone, else cares I made a blog about this tourney on Aib and it got recommended so it's on the front page. Hype Hype Hype Hype Hype Hype Hype Hype Hype!!!!
 

Winnar

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If anyone, else cares I made a blog about this tourney on Aib and it got recommended so it's on the front page. Hype Hype Hype Hype Hype Hype Hype Hype Hype!!!!
So many props!!

By the way guys we just got confirmation from Shanus, so we'll officially be having a Project M side tournament :D
 

LlamaSensei

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So many props!!

By the way guys we just got confirmation from Shanus, so we'll officially be having a Project M side tournament :D
This tournament seems to be building into something awesome! I'm pumped! Count me in for a hotel room by the way. Just let me know when I gotta pay. It's time to start taking Brawl seriously for the next 8 months.
 

milesg2g

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So many props!!

By the way guys we just got confirmation from Shanus, so we'll officially be having a Project M side tournament :D


Haha no doubt, everyone on this thread go hype that blog. It may not seem like much but Aib can generate a ****load of hype.

Also, KTAR4 is going on and they have something called Allbrawl. It's like a ffa w/ items I hear. Should there be a sidevent like that? lol
 
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