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    Hey everyone! Enjoying the newer, faster GBAtemp experience? We certainly are! But beyond that, now that server migration is settled...that means, yes, it's time to return to our regularly scheduled tournament bonanza!

    How's quarantine life suiting you? Settle in with some nice games to pass the time, yet? As fun as having unexpected days off can be, the circumstances behind it can be a little stressful, so the lovely staff here at GBAtemp have decided to help out by hosting some fun tournaments for everyone stuck at home these next few weeks! Starting tomorrow, we'll be kicking off two whole weeks of exciting game nights to allow for as many people as possible to join in. And we've got prizes to offer for each and every day, too!

    March 29th - Mario Kart 7


    Dust off your Nintendo 3DS to join in on the fun, and jump back into the racing mayhem of Mario Kart 7! Show up at 11AM CDT, where we'll begin our first race. Whoever manages to dodge the onslaught of Blue Shells and banana peels to win first place will walk away with a prize of $15!

    The community will be called GBAtemp, with a code of 49-1989-0065-3197.

    March 30th - Street Fighter V


    The second game tournament will focus on Street Fighter V--but don't worry if you're not into it, because we've got a whole bunch of other games scheduled, like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Rocket League! And fear not, banned Switch users, because we're dedicating two of the days to LAN-Play, so you can join in, too!

    As previously mentioned, we'll be running a tournament for Street Fighter V. It'll kick off at noon (12pm) central time. That's two hours ahead of PT, one behind ET, and 5pm GMT. The best at inputting those quarter circles and crazy combos to come out on top will net themselves $10 gift card, how fun!

    Let us know if you want to partake in the tournament, where we'll add you to a competition bracket, facing off in the best 2/3 matches against your fellow GBAtempers!

    March 31st - Rocket League


    Prepare your engines, because this is Rocket League! 1v1 matches will take place in the game's built-in tournament mode, where we'll find out which one of us here is the best at hitting balls with an R/C car! We're starting to up the ante, because whoever wins first place will get $20!
    April 1st - Pokemon Showdown


    The festivities continue into April Fools with Pokemon Showdown. If you don't own Sword/Shield, or you're not into paying for Switch Online, then this is your chance to shine, Pokemon masters! We'll be playing with some wacky rules too: National Dex AG. That's right--pure madness. If you prefer more vanilla style rulesets, then join us for the Sword/Shield tournament day, which we'll discuss in just a bit! Survive the madness for a $25 giftcard!

    April 2nd - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (LAN-play edition)


    Get ready for more racing mayhem on Thursday, with a LAN-play tournament for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! Banned Switch users unite! If you need help setting up LAN-play, you can learn more in the official thread. This one will also be for $25.

    April 3rd - Overwatch


    For those that prefer not to play on a Nintendo console, banned or not, or just want a different genre, then we'll also have an Overwatch tournament for everyone to enjoy! We'll queue entrants up in 1v1 mystery hero matches, to see who's got the best sharpshooting skills to win a sweet 25 bucks.

    April 4th - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


    On Saturday, it's Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 2: Electric Boogaloo, featuring legitimate online play. This is for all you Nintendo Switch Online subscribers out there. 150CC, 12 races, no teams, normal items. We'll race it up and find a winner, with a tantalizing $30 gift card as the take-home prize.

    April 5th - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (LAN-play edition)


    If you've been wanting to take your stress out by playing some Smash Bros. you'll be able to settle things in smash on Sunday, with our Switch Super Smash Bros. tourney, feat. banned Switches and a reward of $50 to the best fighter!
    April 6th - Pokemon Sword and Shield


    Have you been raising your Pokemon well? Build a great team in the latest generation of the games? We hope so, because you'll be putting your favorites to the test in a Pokemon Sword and Shield tournament, to decide who wins $50!

    April 7-10th - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


    Join us for a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament, which will decide GBAtemp’s best Smash player! For this one, we wanna see a ton of people join in, so we’ll be hosting this event for four days, after which we’ll settle it in Smash, for real, giving a $70 gift card to the winner of the four-day extravaganza! Not to mention, the winner of each day’s qualifying rounds will net themselves a $10 gift card, to boot!

    Final Competition - Animal Crossing: New Horizons home design


    The last event will be Animal Crossing themed! By April 7th, all our Animal Crossing players will have had plenty of time to build up their island, and prettify their home. But who here is the greatest decorator? We'll find out in an adorable competition, where you get to send us a picture of your Animal Crossing: New Horizons home, to which our staff and patrons will decide who's got the best-looking house! We've got 20 bells--er dollars, to give away to the winner! You can submit your picture via PM at any point during the two-week period!

    We'll have more specific rulesets or relevant information updated within the thread at the start of the day for each competition, so stay tuned! We hope this gets everyone pumped up, and that we can all join in together for a fun community event!

    (Each prize will come in the form of USD, and if the winner is not from the States, the currency conversion amount of the above-stated denominations in giftcard form.)

    We're also open to ideas, or to just gauge what times would work best, to get the most amount of users involved! Let us know which events you'd be interested in joining in on and what times work for you, so we can get a rough estimate of how many people to prepare for, and try to best include everyone in every timezone!
    (If you're joining for a game that's multiplatform, please include your system of choice, too!) :yay:
     
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  3. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Has a PhD in dueling
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    sucks sw/sh isn't lan-play i'd love to join but i have a banned switch and i suck at mk/ssbu
     
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    Where's Xmen vs Street Fighter, Street Fighter II Turbo and KOF 2000?
     
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  5. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Oh, so no ARMS then? Even with the free trial for Switch online subscribers? :ninja:
     
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    ...Wait a second
     
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  7. antiNT

    antiNT a.k.a Johnny El Pollo Loco
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    Is there a possibility to have LAN-Play Sword / Shield ?
     
  8. Chary

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    For those asking about other possible games, if this takes off and manages to be a success, we’ll definitely look into having similar events like this in the future with other games.
     
  9. T-hug

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    Put me down for Street Fighter V please! PS4 but it's crossplay with PC too!
     
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    SilverWah GG Xrd Rev 2 best game period.
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    Where's my GG Xrd Rev 2 tourney at?
     
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    GBAtemp: announces 11 separate tournaments with 11 different games trying to please everyone
    everyone so far: WHY ISNT MY FAVORITE GAME NOT IN THERE
     
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    But I wanna play Super Mario World. Don't be meanie :cry:
     
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    shaunj66 GBAtemp Administrator
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    I'll be joining in on Rocket League. Unfortunately I don't have any of the other games.
     
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    I'll share this with the users of the CTGP-7 server, probably serveral users there would like to join! :)

    This brings up a few questions tho:
    1. Are mods allowed in the tournaments? (Those that don't modify gameplay, of course).
    2. What happens if someone participates with gameplay mods or hacks?
    3. I was gonna suggest a competition on custom tracks, but this probably limits the amount of players that are able to participate.
     
  15. AceX

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    Anyone any good at Rocket League?
     
  16. Maq47

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    Pokemon Showdown can be played in any browser, and doesn't require an email address to register.

    By the way, there was no prize mentioned for April 1st. Does that mean there isn't one, or is that just an editing error?

    I will be joining in the Pokemon Showdown tourney, and am available from 10 AM EST to 6 PM EST. My username is the same as here (MarcusCarter)
     
  17. Brigand

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    This looks awesome! I'd totally join in on some Pokemon Showdown and I'm sure by April 7 my Animal Crossing town will be rid of all the wood that's lying around.
     
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  18. VinsCool

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    Awesome! I'll be around for Mario Kart 7 on time! I'll even have the pleasure to listen to a music stream in the meantime, so twice the fun incoming!
     
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  19. Maq47

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    My Pokemon Showdown team is aiming for coverage, since I could be up against literally ANYTHING. No other hints. :wink:

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    @Chary
     
  20. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!
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    In for Rocket league.

    In game tournament mode is like most things Psyonix does these days, half assed and frequently breaks. Might be safer to just use private games and an external bracket.
     
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    yall can fight me in overwatch









    jeez im gonna die
     
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