Send Us Your Noobs!
It’s been a little over 6 months since our last Arcadian in Chicagoland, so it’s definitely time for another one!
What is an Arcadian?
An Arcadian is a tournament in which no Power Ranked players are allowed to enter. For those who are just below the PR level, this is a free-for-all to see who has what it takes to be one of the next best players in Illinois!
What To Bring
- A GameCube Controller
- Cash/Venmo/PayPal to pay for the event
- A device w/internet access, so you can check your brackets (optional)
- A CRT TV + a Wii/Gamecube + a copy of Melee v1.02 (for $5 setup discount!)
Who is Banned?
Anyone who has been power ranked in their region, subject to our discretion:
- Chicago Power Rankings
- Champaign Power Rankings
- Wisconsin Power Rankings
- Missouri Power Rankings
- Minnesota Power Rankings
- Indiana Power Rankings
- Michigan Power Rankings
- Columbus Power Rankings
- NeOH Power Rankings
- Any Regions PR. These are just the most common regions that would be attending. If you have or are currently been PR'd in a region, you are disqualified from entering this event.
And of course, if you are one of these forbidden players, I HIGHLY recommend that you come out and encourage the Arcadians! I'd like to offer your coaching/advice for those who make it to top 32 and help them along the way!
There will be REWARDS for banned players who attend! Message me for details! 😃
- 10:00am - Check in for all events begin/Friendlies
- 10:45am - Doubles Check in end
- 11:00am - Doubles bracket begins
- 12:00pm - Singles check in starts
- 01:00pm - Singles round robin pools wave 1 begin
- 02:55pm - Singles round robin pools wave 1 ends
- 03:00 - Singles round robin wave 2 pools begin
- 04:55 - Singles round robin wave 2 pools ends
- 05:00 - Break
- 05:45 top 32 picture
- 06:00 Top 32 begins
- 10:00 Tournament ends
Our Stream Partners
We have partnered up with UGS Gaming in order to bring you the best possible streaming experience! With UGS on-board, this event will be a culmination of both the City and Suburbs!
UGS will be providing a stream setup with commentary, as well as ample setups for tournament sets/money matches/warm-up stations/friendlies! This is an event you will NOT want to miss!
Not sure if you're banned or not? Confused about something?
Please reach out to me with any questions/concerns and I would more than happy to answer them!
If you are interested in doing commentary at this Arcadian, please fill out this form as soon as possible so I can have a schedule made. Thank you!
915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
In UChicago’s campus you will find Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.
The Cottage Grove green line stop will be your best bet if you are commuting from within the city. Other modes of transportation can be via red line, or bus!
If you are coming from the suburbs/out of state, parking will be free all along the street near the venue. Pay close attention to the signs and make sure you are not in a tow zone.
Walk into the building and on your left will be several elevators. You will then take those elevators up to the penthouse.
If you will be late, please let a friend know who is currently at the venue to sign you up. Worst case scenario, message me and we can work it out.
This time, things will be ran slightly different. I am going to attempt to capture the essence of an Arcadian the best that I can, in that EVERY PR player is banned. This means that if you have been on a PR at any point in the last two years, you are exempt from entering this tournament. Obviously, exceptions will be made for players that have been inactive and will be deemed “too good”. Other exceptions can include school PR’s. If you are on a school PR, you are allowed to enter. (With exceptions for Champaign). Players will be disallowed on a case by case basis through a series of discussions via the PR Panel as well as other PR members to determine eligibility. TLDR; Shabo is obviously too good, he’s banned.
- Round Robin pools Bo3
- Cut to top 32. All of top 32 Bo5!
Melee Singles Amateur Bracket
- Free entry into amateur bracket as long as you entered one event.
- Everything Bo3 until finals, then Bo5.
- Top 6 Bo5
This is a UCF Tournament! That means in order to have a valid setup you will need a vanilla copy of Melee (1.02 disc/ISO) and the most recent version of UCF. I will provide memory cards for UCF if you do not have it already on your console.
Official Ruleset /Intro to Melee
- You will have 10 minutes from after your match is called to be at your station. If you are not there within 10 minutes you will be DQ'd into losers bracket.
- The TO's have the right to DQ someone due to unsportsmanlike conduct, tardiness, or any other legitimate reason.
- Please pre-register online to make my life easier! You can of course pay at the door during the day of but it will help me so much to pre-seed if you sign up earlier.
- Less than 32 (Top 3 paid out) 60% 30% 10%
- Less than 64 (Top 4 paid out) 50% 30% 15% 5%
- Less than 128 (Top 6 paid out) 45% 20% 15% 10% 5% 5%
- 128 (Top 8 paid out) 40 25 15 7.5 7.5 2.5 2.5