For those unfamiliar, the Mystery Game Tournament is a special event in which ever round of the tournament in every pool is actually played in a different game. This means that every time you have a new opponent, you’ll be playing something new.
The Mystery Game Tournament is, to us, a test of both your ability to quickly adapt and your arcane knowledge of random ass games. The spirit of the tournament is quickly broken, however, by the use of smartphones and laptops, and coaching from friends.
As such, this year, Mystery Game players will need to agree not to use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops for the duration of their pool. If you do use it, you will be given a loss in your upcoming match. If you are already in losers, you will be eliminated. While we can’t stop the crowd from shouting advice at the players, we do kindly ask that event attendees avoid direct coaching of the players. Just enjoy the show!
A few Injustice rule updates for you today concerning today’s patch, DLC characters, and stage selection.
At UFGT9, we will be using the 5/21/13 balance patch, and we will also allow Lobo in tournament play. Batgirl will not be allowed in tournament play, but will be part of the Injustice Character Auction event.
Stage selection is a difficult issue, and a lot of players and regions have differing opinions on how to handle it. For that reason, we’ve decided to “play it as is”, so to speak, and just use the rules presented in the game itself to govern this. This means that both players get to choose a stage and the game will 50/50 between them each time. I personally don’t view this as ideal, but it will help to avoid confusion from players and keep the tournament moving on schedule.
Injustice has a huge turnout at UFGT9, and we can’t wait to see how the tournament plays out.
UFGT is proud to announce our 2013 UFGT Raffle partner, UDON ENTERTAINMENT! This year UDON is providing an incredible selection of licensed product for the UFGT Raffles, which you can win with your free entry at the door! Additionally UDON has seen fit to add bonus prizes to the Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2012 tournaments! With multiple ways to win, UDON and UFGT9 are helping ensure you can get some great prizes simply by showing up, or by besting the great competitors at UFGT9!
More information on UDON ENTERTAINMENT can be found at www.udonentertainment.com
Feel free to thank them for their support on twitter @udoncrew!
Team AGE let us know today that they will not be able to host the “Victory, Controversy, & Promo Codes” panel at UFGT9. However, we are excited to announce our replacement panel, “Testers Among Us!” with Carl “Perfect Legend” White and Empire Arcadia’s Bill “Tom Brady” Menoutis.
Testers Among Us
For many years now Perfect Legend and Tom Brady have come to symbolize both what it means to excel at a game, and what it means to champion a community removed from the decades developed interest shown to Capcom properties. With accolades and successes, both within their games and within the fighting game business as a whole, both these players compete to live up to the weighty expectation and underestimated skill-sets simultaneously put upon them. Most recently Perfect Legend & Tom Brady took part in the Injustice: Gods Among Us player tests and strategy guide development, using their long developed gaming knowledge to help give back to the studio whose games have brought them respect. Join us for an in-depth look at the type of resolve necessary to become a champion, and the views of two men helping to balance modern fighting games.
Panel features a brief lecture and open Q&A with the hosts.
Preliminary Pools have been released. This is a 1st pass, and these are not final. I’m going to type that a few times and bold it in case you hate reading. These are not final. These are not final. These are not final. Please look the pools over and alert (keits at shoryuken dot com) right away if you have any overlapping pools, or if you have a valid issue or any other legitimate worries (like your training buddies in the same pool as you). These will be re-uploaded and made final on Wednesday, May 22nd.
The 7th hole of our Ultimate Fighting GOLF Tournament is call EASY AS ABC. Well, it would be if the kids hadn’t left their block all over the floor. Though the par is three, if you examine the playing field carefully and aim on a curved trajectory a hole in one is possible. It’s EASY AS ABC at UFGT9!
The 6th hole on our Ultimate Fighting GOLF Tournament is called FLAT EARTH. Keitsington Castle, guarded by Annakoi the Dragon, hides the goal for a hole where rolling off the edge can cost you dearly! Be sure to challenge a friend or two in our FUN & GAMES area and win doubloons you can trade for epic loot at the TREASURE TROVE gift shop.
The 5th hole of our Ultimate Fighting GOLF Tournament is called It’s Your Move! Looks easy until your opponents start moving the chess pieces around the board. Of course, you can do the same thing to them. How much fun is that?
We’d like to welcome Atlus on board as a UFGT9 sponsor! Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters XIII continue to enjoy great tournament attendance, and this year will be no different. Atlus also sent over a box of prizes for our free Door Raffle and the Fun & Games Winners raffle, including amazing art books, sound tracks, and T-shirts. A huge thanks goes out to Atlus from everyone on staff at UFGT9.
Wondering whats going on at the UFGT9 venue on Thursday, May 23rd? Starting at noon, the staff and volunteers will be setting up the ballroom for the weekend.
At 4pm, until 8pm, you’ll be able to come in and use Emergency Registration and/or Check In to get your event badge and add any tournaments you want to play in to your schedule.
At 8pm, the fun begins as staff and special guests are invited to witness the UFGT9 Pre-Game Show. What mysterious type of show will this be? You’ll have to tune into the LevelUp live stream to find out, but I assure you its going to be totally boss. If you want to participate in the Pre-Game show, you can sign up at the Check In area.
At 10pm, the staff and anyone who wishes to volunteer to run brackets at UFGT9 will gather to get organized. Volunteers will be rewarded for their time, so if you feel like helping, please come to this meeting so we can schedule you in. You can give as much or as little time to volunteering as you like. Hope to see you there!