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qb_browns last won the day on July 6

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    OG Tecmo Madison Guy
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  1. qb_browns

    Green Bay, WI - 01/26/19 - Tundra Bowl VI

    So you haven't sold all of your classic games 😆
  2. qb_browns

    Irving, TX - July 28, 2018 - Tecmo Dallas

    I thought this was a dispute among members of the community. I merely poked my head up above the parapet because the community doesn't work if tournament organizers don't talk to each other. And now we get to the rub of the issue and why some people - I am now one of them - find some of this stuff no longer interesting and more detrimental. You run a business, therefore your main goal is to make money. I (and others) participate in and run tournaments because they are fun, exciting, and are a great way to get together with a bunch of guys who all love the same thing. The goal of the tournament scene in my experience is the actual experience of the event, *not* to make money. In point of fact, others have now started posting on their tournament registration pages and in tournament information the prize pool and payouts showing that all money coming in goes to the players. Partly this is because of a growing transparency in the community about the tournament scene and partly because people seem to think every tournament makes money while almost all do not. Neither do you. In 12 years of Tecmo Madison - I know this is hard for some people to realize that I've been there since the beginning - I have received $0 for my efforts. For a decade I worked pretty hard, helping the original founders as best I could, keeping the tournament ticking over while they went deeper in the tournaments than I did. My work generated $0. For the last two years I have worked with Dave in his efforts with Madison. I spend about 7 months doing Tecmo Madison work now - total amount of money for my work: $0. Total attendees at those events now regularly head above 200. It would be easier if I was paid to do all that work, but then my goal is to insure that everyone has a good time, not to make money for a business. Dumb not to try and make as much money from the community as possible I suppose. I wish you luck in all your endeavors going forward, hopefully your Tecmo tournament attendee count grows beyond 16, hopefully you make as much money as possible to keep your business running since you apparently have high overhead, and hopefully all those conventions that are in various towns across the country don't unluckily choose to usurp tournament dates set out by others who choose to do this for fun.
  3. qb_browns

    Irving, TX - July 28, 2018 - Tecmo Dallas

    This seems to be a reasonable request in the grand scheme of things. As for this statement - that's great, but did you actually speak with Dave? That's all Matt is asking. He is just saying that in a community such as ours - which I am frankly stunned is as respectful and considerate as any community out there - common courtesy goes a long way. Last year, Dave did the following: -He posted a thread on this site here. -He at least set up a facebook event page here. -He did cross posts on the facebook page of the LPGE (facebook event page here, though a search is all you really need). -He posted seeding and tournament information on the Tecmo Madison website (the main Tecmo-related sponsor) here. -He did his own posting on Tecmo Madison with redirects to the registration and expo page here. -He at least did enough to have some information updated on the smash.gg site for the tournament here. That is quite a bit of work that seems to be neglected during these discussions. He also flew out to Dallas and ran the thing while calling me on the phone to help organize and arrange the tournament structure itself - a task that I am always more than willing to do for any tournament that asks and will help without question. All of these moves by Dave did have a self-serving end - generating a buzz for Tecmo that could be sustained through Madison. The efficacy of that effort is a question we don't really have the data to answer, nor is it something that myself or other statistically minded people would want to try and tackle. However, the efforts did produce this one last thing... An entire thread (link here), started by one of the great players of live tournaments, asking whether or not there are too many tournaments or what can the community do about it. The thread kind of petered out after 3 pages of lively and informative discussion from several live tournament veterans. I enjoyed it because I am a nerd. It did end though with a telling quote: At the end of the day, @trojan1979 is right - we all have to stay diplomatic and communicate with other organizers, especially those who have either previously run a tournament in the area and have a record of being public with tournament proclamations or those who are taking over a tournament date/tournament name from a tournament organizer. Landing and expanding is a great strategy if you are a consultant, not so much if you are looking to build lasting relationships within a community. This is after all, a community of people who play a game for the sheer joy of competition, not necessarily because the community is going to be featured on Kotaku, shown on Twitch, or have a developer sponsored league with deep pockets attached to it.
  4. If we somehow meet in an elimination game, it will be shirts v skins.
  5. Then you need to make your own
  6. Good enough for a comment, but not good enough for an upvote? smh
  7. I highly recommend going to the event as it is an awesome experience and Chris does things right. Personal highlights from previous Midwest Tournaments: -Apparently I was screaming and ranting during one of the tournament finals, I don't remember because I was kept in double bourbons and ginger all night thanks to a kind bartender who only charged me some amount less than the $100s of dollars I was expecting to see on my credit card -I returned the favor to Chris the next year much to Amanda's regret I would imagine -The tecmo was fun too
  8. Mort wanted elite, not Average
  9. Wow, a real celebrity making the trip to Minnesota! And he might bring his roommate! 😁
  10. qb_browns

    Green Bay, WI - 01/26/19 - Tundra Bowl VI

    The two division set up gives you some freedom with formats. Noobs may want to get the most possible games in before bracket play - a Swiss system tournament for them might be awesome, and it also allows the poor tournament director a little bit of relaxation since challonge or other tournament bracket generators can essentially schedule the thing for you while you manage the slightly more rigorous requirements/more intense players in the division 1 tournament.
  11. Just for the chance to meet tailback king in person makes all CFT a must attend event.
  12. I will somehow involve the Cardinals in every matchup this tournament.
  13. That's right folks, I'll be picking up a controller in anger for the first time in 2 years.
  14. When are you going to start posting the progressive registration so I can start talking smack to @segathonsov on twitter