As you all hopefully know the Penny Arcade gaming day is this Monday at Lanwerx. We spent a couple hours last night working out the ladder for the big SC2 tournament that is scheduled to take place Monday evening at 6:00. This is a huge 64 player tourney and the logistics of it were pretty tough to manage. Earlier I had said it would be a double elimination tournament but as we began calculating the time required for that sort of event it became clear that we would be at Lanwerx until 3:00 in the damn morning. Seeing as they close at midnight this was not going to work. What we decided to do is make the tournament a single elimination tourney instead. I apologize if this ruins anyone’s birthday party. So here is how it’s gonna be set up:
The tournament proper will be held on two televisions. One will have a PS2 the other will have a Gamecube. If you actually like the GC controller you are welcome to use that otherwise we will have adapters so that you can use PS2 controllers. You are also welcome to bring your own arcade sticks from home. There will be a 2 minute set up time before each match that you can use to configure your controller or set up your stick.
There will be a third big screen HDTV set up with an Xbox on it. You are welcome to play on this machine before your match to warm up or afterwards to uh…cool down.
From 11:00 in the morning until the tournament starts at 6:00 all three televisions will be open and free to play on. Tycho and I will be there all day so come down early. Remember, if you are playing in the tournament we would like for you to check in with us at 5:30 so we know your there. We have lots of people on the waiting list in case someone doesn’t show.
That’s about it, like I said we will be there all day playing PC games, Soul Calibur 2 and giving away cool PA stuff. I talked to Tycho a little about it the other day and he made it clear that he would be spending the majority of his time seated at one of the 64 computers they have. He didn’t come right out and say it but I assume he’ll be playing videogames on it.