[18 & 19 Jan 2019] Los Angeles Gathering: Homestay (Redondo Beach, California)

Discussion in 'Tournaments and Events' started by adamYUKI, Oct 21, 2018.

By adamYUKI on Oct 21, 2018 at 2:14 AM
  1. adamYUKI

    adamYUKI Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, I'd like to introduce LAG: HOMESTAY | FINAL SHOWDOWN @ REDONDO BEACH

    It was so inspiring getting slaughtered by Homestay during Evo 2018, that I invited him to come play and hang with us. He will come with his wife and they both will do a little sightseeing, but he is looking forward to playing Final Showdown with us.

    It would be nice to have a sister event to NYG here on the west coast, where we invite Japanese players, get to know them a bit, and level up our game. (We used to do this with early NYGs during the VF4 era.)


    DATES
    • Start: Friday, January 18th, 2019
    • End: Saturday, January 19th, 2019

    LOCATION

    Residence Inn Redondo Beach
    2420 Marine Avenue
    Redondo Beach, CA 90278
    • 10 rooms (each with 2 queen beds) blocked at a negotiated rate of $139 + tax per night
    • Conference room for casual and tourney play on Jan 18th & 19th - with access until 11pm each night
    • Use this link to book your rooms:
      http://www.marriott.com/meeting-eve...9`1/20/19`12/27/18&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes
    • Please reach out to one another here if you would like to share rooms and split costs
    • Amenities: Bar-B-Q and/or picnic area, complimentary hot breakfast, convenience store, vending machines, outdoor pool + whirlpool, cash machine / ATM
    • Manhattan Beach - 3 miles west of hotel
    The hotel is really really nice! Feel free to check it out! :)

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    SCHEDULE
    • Jan 17th Thursday: Casuals in hotel rooms, picnic and hanging out at the beach --> lounge & drink!
    • Jan 18th Friday: Team tourney & casuals --> lounge & drink!
    • Jan 19th Saturday: Singles tourney & casuals --> group dinner & lounge & drink!
    We have the meeting space on the Friday and Saturday - until 11pm or so. That's a lot of play time for:

    SINGLES TOURNEY FORMAT
    • Double Elimination 2/3
    • 3/5 Winners/Losers Finals
    • 3/5 Grand Finals (2 sets for Losers)

    TEAM BATTLE TOURNEY FORMAT

    • Double Elimination 2/3
    • 3/5 Winners/Losers Finals

    THE KILLERS
    By the way, a rogues gallery of VF killers is expected to show up:
    My other homies from NYC VF (@cruzlink2, @Harpooneer, @Tricky, etc.) have also expressed excitement, so I hope they come. With their & Dropkick Events' help, we will stream this, of course.


    PRIZES
    1st place - TBA
    2nd place - TBA
    3rd Place - TBA
    Raffle - TBA


    STREAM INFORMATION
    Commentators:
    • TBA
    • TBA
    Streamers:

    PLAYER REGISTRATION
    http://smash.gg/LAG



    DONATIONS
    If you would like to donate some money to help with the organization of this event, please send your contribution via PayPal to paypal.me/AdnanR

    Money earned from donations will go towards:
    • Prizes
    • Even organization
    • Those who need help with covering some travel costs
    • Overall experience of the event
    • Group Dinner
    This needs to be made very clear: THIS EVENT IS NON-PROFIT, AND ALL OF THE MONEY EARNED WILL GO TOWARDS THE EVENT AND THE PLAYERS!

    I love this game. I'd like to do my little part to keep it going, "by force, if necessary" as my boy @cobratron said to me. Let's do this!

    "The Cheeks Are Tight!"
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2018

Comments

Discussion in 'Tournaments and Events' started by adamYUKI, Oct 21, 2018.

    1. IcKY99
      IcKY99
      Sounds fun! What system we using ?
    2. adamYUKI
      adamYUKI
      Is there a consensus on the better system to sun tournies on? I'm open!

      I wanna see you there Icky!
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    3. MadeManG74
      MadeManG74
      Nice work, Adam! I look forward to seeing this develop! While it's unlikely I can make it next year, I really hope youget a great turnout. Looks like you're getting some graphics done, but when it's ready to go we'll promote through VFDC accounts etc.
      Hope it's a big success!
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    4. Montage
      Montage
      Awww yes. This is Alex from Dropkick, I am happy to TO and help promote through our channels if necessary. We can help with streaming as well. I may not be able to get there until Friday evening due to work, but I'll be sure to keep my whole Saturday open.

      For system, most people I know in this area play on PS3. We have access to as many ZOWIE RL2460 monitors as needed, happy to provide those. And we should definitely plan on decent external speakers this time, a lot of people felt the lack of those at EVO.
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    5. Montage
      Montage
      If people have strong preference for XBOX I'm sure some of those are around as well, but in my experience PS3 plays well (and is compatible with the PS4/3 sticks most people tend to use now)
    6. MadeManG74
      MadeManG74
      Oh before I forget, I would advise making a smash.gg or Challonge registration page to coincide with any banners/graphics so we can start taking sign ups right away. I'd also probably suggest electronic payment with registration rather than cash on the day, to avoid phantom sign ups :)
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    7. Oioron
      Oioron
      Is this the Residence Inn by Marine Avenue or Torrance Boulevard? I'm guessing it's the one by Marine Ave, but can't hurt to ask.

      So nice so tight!
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    8. HotSauceNelly
      HotSauceNelly
      Salute to the Kun!!! Still one of the great VF ambassadors in the U.S! Your events NEVER fail to please....and I'm sure this one will be no different. :D
    9. KilgoreTheFish
      KilgoreTheFish
      Hi Adam! I'm Victor from the Dropkick team. I'm definitely going to try to come out and help run tournaments and stuff.
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    10. KilgoreTheFish
      KilgoreTheFish
      Oh I forgot to say that I can also bring my own stream/recording set up!
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    11. adamYUKI
      adamYUKI
      Thanks man. I was really hoping you and the rest of Aussi Beef could make it. Here's hoping for next time.

      Thanks Alex - I knew I could count on Dropkick. I really appreciate all that you do for the community. No worries, drop by as soon as you can. If anything, maybe you can join us for a group dinner. We will definitely need some monitors, so thank you, but yes, I'll look for external speakers for the setups. Those were sorely missing at EVO.

      Great reminder! I'll be sure to set these things up. Ideally, if someone wants to volunteer to help with this part, that would be greatly appreciated.

      Hey bud, yes, it is the Residence Inn on Marine Avenue. So nice, so tight? You'reGoddamnRightHeisenberg.gif


      Nelson kun! Thank you - but you were part of what made those events amazing. Remember training until 5-6am at Andy's place? It would be a total treat if you could make this. I know you're in a different place, but I can dream, can't I?

      Hi Victor! Thanks for offering to help run the tourney. I will definitely need your help, and please feel free to bring your own stream / recording set up. I'm looking forward to meeting you.
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    12. IcKY99
      IcKY99
      With combined forces I think I can provide you with 3 ps3s setup. Dropkick team has tons of ps3s to provide. Also if your Into the idea of running maybe 4evo I can provide 2 ps2 setups with brook converters
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    13. adamYUKI
      adamYUKI
      It's a great idea. There is plenty of room in the meeting space for whatever you guys want to set up, so if we have the monitors & consoles - let's do this.
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    14. oneida
      oneida
      ooo i can supply another ps2 brook as well as DC+brook for 3tb
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    15. IcKY99
      IcKY99
      Same goes for the DC and DC brooks lol.
    16. KilgoreTheFish
      KilgoreTheFish
      Oh if we're talking about vf4 evo I can also bring a set up and I have one ps2 compatible stick
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    17. Jason Elbow
      Jason Elbow
      Im requesting time off for those right now as we speak. You better prepare yourselves....
    18. IcKY99
      IcKY99
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    19. adamYUKI
      adamYUKI
      Awww yisss! Looking forward to it Jason!

      Oh snap - Kamais! If anyone is in touch with him, please tell him about LAG. I'll try reaching out too.
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