battlecircuit

Season 2 – 2017

The Battle Circuit returns with a new line-up and new challengers vying for a trip to EVO! This tournament series runs throughout 2017 and will culminate in a qualifier-only tournament in Feburary 2018: “The Lost Ark Cup.” The Lost Ark Cup is a qualifier-only event where the winner will be sent to EVO to represent Lost Ark and all of NC in their respective game!
Interested in learning more? Read on:

Starting MARCH 2017, tournaments will feature the following games each month:

1st Saturday: Street Fighter V
2nd Saturday: Smash 4
3rd Saturday: rotating legacy game (see Legacy Game Calendar for details!)

– TOURNAMENT LAYOUT –

There will be two types of tournaments: Ranbats (or ranking battles) and cash pot/cash prize tournaments.
Ranbats will be FREE to enter (with arcade admission) and will award ranking points. Ranbats will not have prizes beyond seeding/qualifier points. Pot entry tournaments will have a cash BUY-IN and a cash payouts.

Cash POT/ Cash Prize tournaments will be held every 4th month (April/August/December). The entry fee for the pot will vary by game (typically $5-10). The three preceding tournaments will be RANBATS, which determine player seeding for that tournament. Ranking points will be distributed according to the number of entries and WILL RESET AFTER EVERY CASH PRIZE TOURNAMENT.
Placing ties will award both players the same amount of points.

If 10 people enter:
1st – 10 points
2nd – 9 points
etc.

Tournament Schedule:

  • March: Auto Qualifier – 3 spots awarded (bonus qualifier for first month of Battle Circuit)
  • April-June: Ranbat – 3 spots awarded
  • July: Auto Qualifier – 2 spots awarded
  • Aug-Oct: Ranbat – 3 spots awarded
  • Nov: Auto Qualifier – 2 spots awarded
  • Dec: Auto Qualifier – 2 spots awarded
  • The 16th player in each game will be a “wild card” spot awarded to the player with the most ranking points for the year that has not yet qualified.

– LOST ARK CUP –

By earning points in ranbat events and by winning cash prize tournaments, players can earn entry in the Lost Ark Cup: a 16-man qualifier-only tournament in January 2017.

The grand prize for the winner of this event is as follows:

STREET FIGHTER V and SMASH 4:
FULL SPONSORSHIP to EVOLUTION 2018 courtesy of Lost Ark Video Games. This will include round trip air fare and accommodations and entry in your respective game. *

*(arrangements are at the discretion of the sponsor. Prize is non-negotiable and not redeemable for cash. You must use the sponsor tag [LAVG] and wear Lost Ark apparel)

HOW TO QUALIFY:

The top 3 ranked players in RANBAT ranking points at the end of every three month period will QUALIFY for the Lost Ark Cup.

The WINNER and RUNNER-UP of every pot tournament will also qualify.

IF SOMEONE HAS ALREADY QUALIFIED, THE SPOT WILL GO TO THE NEXT ELIGIBLE PLAYER.

Example:

Street Fighter V Rankings at end of a Ranbat cycle:

1. Frantastic (47 points) [ALREADY QUALIFIED]
2. Kevin Clark (38 points) [Now QUALIFIED]
3. David Nguyen (36 points) [ALREADY QUALIFIED]
4. Kris Kelley (22 points) [Now QUALIFIED]
5. Shotty (17 points) [Now QUALIFIED]
6. John Cena (15) [just missed it!]

Because Fran and David have already qualified, the three spots for this Ranbat cycle would go to Kevin Clark, Kris Kelley, &  Shotty .

Auto-qualifier/cash prize tournament results:

1st: Fran [ALREADY QUALIFIED]
2nd: David-Paul Mattock [QUALIFIED]
3rd: Kevin Michael [QUALIFIED]

Because Fran have already qualified, the spots go to David-Paul and Kevin.

The seeding for the Lost Ark Cup tournament will be determined by a players TOTAL ranking points over the entire year, so even if you’ve qualified, keep coming to those ranbats! For a full description of how Cup seeding will work, go HERE.

IF A RANBAT IS CANCELED, THE TOP 3 PLAYERS FROM THAT  PERIOD WILL STILL QUALIFY. THERE WILL JUST BE ONE LESS RANBAT TO DETERMINE THE RANKINGS. (This will occur for the first ranbat cycle as there is no Ranbat in January or Feburary).

RANBAT STANDINGS

* = already qualified

BATTLE CIRCUIT 2017 Coming Soon! Stay tuned for Round 2!