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SUPER Extra Exclusive (1.26.19) ~DDR World Tournament 2~

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Dear All DDR Players:

The 8th KAC qualifying round has concluded, the rules have been announced, and players from all around the globe are anticipating the big event on Sunday, January 27th at the JAEPO convention in Japan. However, The Konami Arcade Championships only allow a handful of players to compete, and while many have already secured their travel plans to visit Japan to cheer on their friends and show support, tradition would dictate that another event will be shaking Tokyo to its core…

SUPER. Extra. Exclusive!

A REAL tournament, where the greatest DDR players of the world can duke it out in the heart of Japan!

On Saturday, the day before KAC, we will be holding a 32-man single and double elimination Singles tournament AND gauntlet-style Doubles tournament at Eternal Amusement Tower in Akihabara. 
We will be renting the 8th floor of the building (for real this time!) where we will have an entire floor dedicated to a DDR A white cabinet to run and stream the event! There will be PLENTY of leg room!

[Location]
Eternal Amusement Tower, Akihabara – 8th Floor

[Time]
Saturday, January 26th @ 11AM

[Rules]
*SINGLES*

The Singles division will be a 32-man single/double elimination tournament.
The first 2 rounds will be single elimination.
The 3rd round and beyond will be double elimination.
The top 4 finals will be Round Robin style.

Seeding:

The top 32 overall rankers for The 8th KAC qualifying period will get a free bye into the tournament for their respective slots. As a handful of these players will not be attending or competing in this event, the remaining bottom slots will be available for players to compete for via a qualifying set to be submitted prior to the event.

Qualifiers:

A qualifying set will be used to determine who will fill remaining seeds in the top 32. The cutoff for submitting scores will be January 20th. Simply take a photo of your set and post here or Tweet your photo with the hashtag #extraexclusive2019 by the cutoff date.
All players are encouraged to submit qualifying scores!

Qualifier songs:

・S!ck ESP Lv16
・PARANOiA-Respect- ESP Lv16

Play a set that includes these 2 songs. Your set may be played in any order, and you can replay any song within that set. If you get Extra Stage, you are welcome to replay any of the songs once more. The higher of each of the 2 songs’ scores will be counted. Take a photo of the grand results screen for your set. As such, machine score will be used.

Tournament:

The first two rounds will be a 4-song card draw using a custom card draw application. Each player vetoes 1 song, with the higher seed deciding pad or veto order. The players will play the remaining 2 songs in the order drawn. The winner will be decided via total EX of the 2 songs.

The third and semi-final rounds will be 5-song card draw. Each player will then select 1 song to PROTECT, and 1 song to veto (a protected song cannot be vetoed by the other player). The higher seed will decide pad, or who decides veto/protect order. The 2 protected songs and the remaining song will be used to decide the 3-song match.

The finals will be a 7-song card draw, with each player selecting 1 song to protect and 1 song to veto. The remaining 5 songs will be played, with the first player to reach 3 song victories winning the match.

*Songs will be played in the order drawn unless both players agree to play in order of ascending difficulty.
*If the same song is drawn twice with different difficulties, the 2nd draw of the song will be redrawn to prevent a single song weighing heavier on a single match than another.
*If both players agree, they may redraw the songs for a new set of songs once.

All rounds will be ESP/CSP only.

Round 1: 13-17 (weighted 15%, 20%, 30%, 20%, 15%)
Round 2: 14-18 (weighted 15%, 20%, 30%, 20%, 15%)
Round 3: 15-19 (weighted 15%, 34%, 34%, 15%, 2%)
Semi-finals: 16-19 (weighted 30%, 35%, 30%, 5%)
Finals: 17-19 (weighted 40%, 50%, 10%)

Pad side will be chosen by higher seed. As of this time, there will be no arbitration.
All rounds will be strictly EX score based.

Scoring for Rounds 1 and 2 will be best total EX of 2 songs (cumulative).
Scoring for Round 3 and Semi-finals will be best 2 out of 3 (not cumulative).

Grand finals will be top 2 of winners bracket and top 2 of losers bracket moving into a Round Robin competition. Matches will be best 3 out of 5 (not cumulative).

*During the Top 8, competitors will be given 1 warm-up song before their set begins. During grand finals, competitors will be given up to 2 warm-up songs before their set begins.

The Round Robin Grand Finals will be played in the following order, with 1 & 2 being the winners of the winners’ bracket, and 3 & 4 being the winners of the losers’ bracket.

Finals order:
3 vs 4
2 vs 4
1 vs 3
1 vs 4
2 vs 3
1 vs 2

This way the winners of losers’ play first, the winners of winners’ play last, and no player is forced to play more than 2 matches back to back.

The player with the most victories is the champion!
*In the event of a tie, the player with the least number of losses during the Round Robin will take priority.

[Notice]
All rules are subject to change, and any changes will be promptly announced, so please check back periodically leading up to the event. The general structure of the event, date, and location will not change.

[Rules]
*DOUBLES*

The Doubles division will be a gauntlet-style tournament.
All players will play the same song(s), with the highest scores moving further in the tournament.
The first round will act as a qualifier to make Top 8.
The top 4 scores of Top 8 will make Top 4.
The top 2 scores of Top 4 will make the Grand Finals.
Grand Finals will be best 2 out of 3.

Seeding:

Seeding will be determined by a qualifier played on the day of the event, on the 4th Floor of Eternal Amusement Tower on the red DDR Ace cabinet. There will be no entry fee for the Doubles event, but players must pay their own game to qualify. The qualifying period will be from 11AM until the Singles tournament finishes. Your qualifer score must be witnessed by a Tournament Organizer, and you must inform the T.O. in advance that the song you will play will be counted as your qualifying score. You are free to play the qualifying song during any of your sets throughout the day, but only your official score will be counted towards qualifying.

There is no limit to the number of players who wish to qualify.

*The qualifier will be decided via EX score.

Qualifier song:

・Trigger EDP Lv16

Tournament:

The top 8 scores of the qualifier will enter the first round.

Top 8 (Round 1):
Random 17 via card draw application.

Top 4 (Round 2):
Five 18’s will be randomed via card draw, with each player removing 1 song in order of lowest seed to highest. The remaining song will be played.

Top 2 (Final Round):
5 songs will be drawn with a 50/50 weight of Lv18’s and 19’s. Each player will defend 1 song and veto 1 song, with the remaining 3 songs being played in order of app draw. The first to 2 victories wins.

*The higher seed decides who defends/vetoes first or decides the play order.
*All other rounds, play order will be decided via a randomizer.

Top 8 begins when Singles finals end.

*All tournament matches will be played on 8th floor white cabinet.
*All other rules are the same as single, unless otherwise specified.

[Other Details]

For those that cannot attend, there will be a live stream setup, this year with both English and Japanese commentation. The link will be posted once details are confirmed.

Stream link: HERE

For a visual of the tournament bracket format, please see below:

https://challonge.com/extraexclusive2019_single
https://challonge.com/extraexclusive2019_double

For a list of confirmed attendees, and the current standings on qualifiers and seeding, see below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VLYE0Q8eU2xNrH5FlsR6CjZgd7tguR96phcMYMVBgZs/edit?usp=sharing

There is a venue fee of ¥1,000 for all spectators and competitors. Those who pre-register by 1/23 can get their venue fee and a SUPER Extra Exclusive T-shirt for ¥3,000 (a ¥500 savings!). Those who pre-register can also reserve other goods (additional T-shirts, a SUPER Extra Exclusive glow-in-the-dark hoodie, towel, etc.). Those who do not reserve will be able to purchase available goods on-site the day of the event. Unsold items may be sold online at a later date (while supplies last).

For pre-registration or to reserve items, please remit payment via PayPal to: 

hudsonfelker@gmail.com

To avoid transaction fees, please send payment as “gift.” In the memo section, write your real name and username, what goods you’d like to reserve (please include size in American), and whether you’re a spectator or competitor (and which events you’ll be entering).

If you’re in Japan and would like to pre-register, please speak to Lily directly at Eternal Amusement Tower in Akihabara.

First place in both tournaments will receive a SUPER Extra Exclusive trophy. A separate special award is planned for other finalists. There will be no cash prizes.

Merchandise such as T-shirts and other extremely exclusive items will be available for purchase at the event. To reserve your goods, please include payment with your pre-registration and leave a comment with your name, shirt size (American), and which items you are paying for. They will be available to pick-up at the event.

Prices (as of 12/28/18):
¥2,500 SUPER Extra Exclusive T-shirt
¥4,000 SUPER Extra Exclusive glow-in-the-dark Hoodie
¥1,000 SUPER Extra Exclusive gym towel

*If you are not attending the event, I will be selling the remaining items online at a later time!

*All prices are subject to change, as well as start/finish times. Rules, event location, and other details may need to modified if necessary. In the event that any details change, it will be publicly announced and updated here prior to the event.

*For pre-registration and to reserve goods, please remit payment to hudsonfelker@gmail.com via PayPal with the comment SUPER Extra Exclusive, with your user handle and shirt sizes. Please send as gift to avoid service fees.

If you are participating at the event, we would appreciate anyone who can stay afterwards and help clean up. The players in Japan are helping as much as they can to get this set up and their kindness should be repaid!

If anyone else has anything they’d like to add or that I’ve missed, please comment! We look forward to seeing you all there and on the stream!

KAZE.573

Details

Date:
January 26
Time:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Event Category:
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/531366897376719/

Organizer

Hudson Felker
Website:
https://twitter.com/hudsonfelker

Venue

Eternal Tower
外神田4-4-7 MTビル3F~8F
Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku 1010021 Japan
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Phone:
+81 3-5295-2346