European SF2HDR Double Elimination XBox Live Tournament

Following on from the Euro fortnightly pools I ran, I wanted to run a one-off event to see how this did, and also so we will be able to get some video coverage of some of the matches. I want to see how popular various kinds of online events are to see what’s the best to do going forward. As usual this is only open to European XBox Live players. If you’re in America and are interested in playing something like this, please check out the WWL instead! 🙂

When: Sunday 11th April, 3pm (15:00 GMT) start. This could take a good few hours, so please be committed to play all afternoon and into the evening if necessary due to numbers.

Location: XBox Live


Signup by Thurs 8th April by posting a comment here to participate, or also by posting in the SRK thread for this, or by messaging me over XBL. Please do not signup until you are 100% sure you can play on the date/time above.

Some late signups over the weekend or on the day MAY be allowed, but I cannot guarantee it at this time, it will depend on number of entrants.


Standard Double Elimination format. The number of signups will decide the exact nature of the event. Assuming we get 16 players or less, there will be a 16 player double-elimination bracket with first round Byes assigned as necessary by seeding according to players’ previous performance in the HDR Fortnightly Pools.

I will post matchups for the first tournament round prior to the event, and also send an XBL message each round to all players as to who they are to play next. Tournament rounds after the first will be arranged by XBL messaging. ie: You will receive an XBL message each tournament round as to who you are to play next.

Each match will be a single best 3 of 5 rounds game (ie: the standard HDR “Ranked Match” setting). All settings must be on default. Akuma (Gouki, Demon) is banned. You can pick any character to play (ie: the standard HDR blind pick). You are free to change character between rounds if you wish.

I recommend using a private 2-player match room on XBL. I will attempt to add all participants to my my XBL Friends List (which is visible) and also to the SF2HDR EU account Friends List so you should be able to find each other and invite each other into games easily.

Reporting Results:

Once your match is completed, BOTH participants must report their results over XBL message to me. All results will collated and later be posted here. (I will attempt to update the SRK thread in real-time if possible too).

As usual, I only need to know who won and who lost, but if you want to report game-round scores or characters used etc, go ahead. If I only get a single report I will consider it accurate (eg: only the winner reports).

In the event people do not play, or their are discrepancies and disagreement in the results reported (or not reported), or any other kind of complaint reported, I will attempt to manage that. Worst case scenario I will have to void the whole event if players do not co-operate, but as hopefully most players will know each other from the HDR Pools, so we won’t have any problems.

Each tournament round (especially if I am not participating due to numbers, or due to having being knocked out!) certain matches will be highlighted to be observed by me, or to be videoed by ScarGfx 360 (ie: I will create a private player room with either 3 or 4 slots). The final will definitely be observed and videoed! I will post all results and links to videos later.

Good luck and good games!


I’ve added textual results to the comments, and here’s a graphical representation 🙂

6 thoughts on “European SF2HDR Double Elimination XBox Live Tournament

  1. Sign Ups:

    Remy77077 (provisional, I will drop if it helps numbers)
    ScarGfx 360
    o Chromium o
    Stellar Zero
    dav 35
    Th Gimp
    Bad Worry


  2. Entrants:

    ScarGfx 360
    o Chromium o (bye)
    dav 35 (bye)
    Th Gimp
    JoeDaRipper (bye)
    Bad Worry

    No shows:


    13 entrants

    LATE ENTRIES: Entered into Losers Bracket Round 1

    Stellar Zero
    Averse Bliss


  3. 1st Round:

    1: dav 35 BYE
    2: Tschesae v iLinkin. Winner -> Tschesae
    3: JoeDaRipper BYE
    4: ScarGfx 360 vs johnyrainbow1. Winner -> ScarGfx 360
    5: Bogeuk vs BadWorry. Winner -> Bogeuk
    6: Remy77077 vs watSMQisCookin. Winner -> watSMQisCookin
    7: o Chromium o BYE
    8: WandFeuer vs Th Gimp. Winner -> Th Gimp

    Note: Instead of an extra round being entered into the Losers Bracket (2 people have to play an extra round) as would normally be the case for a 13 person double elimination, I allowed 2 latecomers to enter into the Losers Bracket Round 1, and awarded one BYE in the losers bracket to even the numbers.


  4. Losers Bracket Round 1:

    9: Stellar Zero vs iLinkin. Winner -> iLinkin
    10: Averse Bliss vs johnnyrainbow1. Winner -> johnnyrainbow1
    11: Bad Worry vs Remy77077. Winner -> Remy77077
    12: WandFeuer BYE.

    Winners Bracket Round 2:

    13: dav 35 vs Tschesae. Winner -> dav 35
    14: JoeDaRipper vs ScarGfx 360. Winner -> ScarGfx 360
    15: Bogeuk vs watSMQisCookin. Winner -> watSMQisCookin
    16: o Chromium o vs Th Gimp. Winner -> Th Gimp

    Losers Bracket Round 2:

    17: Tschesae vs WandFeuer. Winner -> Tschesae
    18: JoeDaRipper vs Remy77077. Winner -> Remy77077
    19: Bogeuk vs johnnyrainbow1. Winner -> Bogeuk
    20: o Chromium o vs iLinkin. Winner -> iLinkin

    Winners Bracket Round 3:

    21: dav 35 vs ScarGfx 360. Winner -> ScarGfx 360
    22: watSMQisCookin vs Th Gimp. Winner -> watSMQisCookin

    Losers Bracket Round 3: “the DeeJay Special Round!”

    23: iLinkin vs Bogeuk. Winner -> Bogeuk
    24: Remy77077 vs Tschesae. Winner -> Tschesae

    Losers Bracket Round 4:

    25: dav 35 vs Bogeuk. Winner -> Bogeuk
    26: Th Gimp vs Tschesae. Winner -> Th Gimp

    Winners Bracket Round 4

    27: ScarGfx 360 vs watSMQisCookin. Winner -> watSMQisCookin

    Losers Bracket Round 5:

    28: Bogeuk vs Th Gimp. Winner -> Bogeuk

    Losers Bracket FINAL:

    29: ScarGfx 360 vs Bogeuk. Winner -> Bogeuk

    FINAL Round 1:

    30: watSMQisCookin vs Bogeuk. Winner -> watSMQisCookin

    Congratulations to watSMQisCookin for winning 1st place, and congrats to Bogeuk for 2nd place. 🙂

    This tournament structure is not viable for any ranking apart from the top 2 I’m afraid, so please don’t read too much into any “placements” below that.
    Good games to all! 😀

    It was a lotta fun to run, although VERY hectic for me, but it was just what I expected. I hope everyone had fun.

    As things went well and this seemed to be more popular than pool play, I will be doing more of this kind of event in future. The whole thing took about 2.5 hours and that was with delaying things so that ScarGfx 360 could video extra matches as well. This means that doing it 3 of 5 rounds would also be possible on a weeknight for me. On a weekend with these kinds of numbers, it might also be possible to do 2-of-3, 2-of-3 format I ran in the Pools (which I prefer as it allows people to change characters in a single match) but I wanted to test the water with single 3-of-5s first.

    ScarGfx 360 will be along with videos of these matches later, and I will add links to the posts above so you can watch them! 😀

    I am also very interested in running “Newbies only” tournaments. So if any of you have friends that would like to play more SF2 but don’t think they can enter tournaments because the competition is too high, then let me know what you think. I know I have a few friends that might be interested in it.


  5. Hey, good job. Thanks for taking on the work of running this.
    Now that I past my exams and my software engineering practical course is almost over I can train for the next tournament you run and finaly work again on my article…
    And good game Remy even though the miss of the st.Fierce xx Shoryuken broke my heart. C u next time around!


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