GVN Philly challenged 4 has been announced.

Although GVN 3 has yet to take place that doesn't mean that I can't plan for the future. Here is all the info of the next GVN tournament.

This will be GVN's 4th sponsored tournament and we are looking to continue hosting more of these tournaments over time.

The Super Smash Brothers Melee and Soul Cailbur 3 Tournament will be held May 12th, 2007 at the Virtual Rush Cyber Cafe in Media, PA. In the Granite Run Mall Parking Lot.

Registration will begin at 10am. The show will begin at 12pm noon. Money matches may be held after the Tournaments. There will be no practice seesions held during the tournaments.

Virtual Rush has 4 tv's 2 PS2's and 2 gamecubes. I will be bringing my PS2 and gamcube so we can move through the tournament quickly and smoothly. Feel fre to bring your system, tv and memory card if you wish to help out.

Venue Information:

Virtual Rush
1145 W. Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063

Use mapquest to locate if traveling by car.

Directions via train and bus from Center city Philly.

Catch the train at either 30th Street station, Market East, or either Suburban Station. Take the R3 train towards Media/Elwyn. Hop off the train at Elwyn station. Walk to the bus stop and take the northbound 117 bus. The next stop is to the granite run mall. Get off at the mall and walk to the AMC theatre. Virtual Rush is located behind the AMC theatre.

*Note* Virtual Rush is behind the AMC theatre in the granite Run Mall Parking. Not in the Mall itself.

Sponsor information:

Venue fee is $15($10 for VR Hosting, $5 GVN fee)
Soul Calibur 3 Tournament entry fee is $10
SSBM Singles Tournament entry fee is $10
SSBM 2v2 Tournament entry fee is $10

Prize money will be divided:

1st place - 70%
2nd place - 20%
3rd place - 10%

Plus trophies for each placer. Trophy orders must be placed two weeks in advance. If enough do not sign up then trophy order will be cancelled.

Here are the rules for each game.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

-4 stock
-8 minutes
-random seeds
-double elim
-random stage select
-all glitches banned. Using them will disqualify you.
-best of 3 regular, finals best of 5
-you cannot abuse character moves to stall matches. ex. peach's
wallbomb etc. Doing this will forfeit you the match.
-no programable/macro controllers.
-offical Ninetndo controllers only
-team attack and life stealing is on.
-after time runs out, winner will be the person with the most
-If there is a tie in the stock, then the winner with the highest
% will win.
-If there is a % tie, then its a one round, 5 minute, 1 stock
sudden death. All variables to a normal match also apply
for choosing a winner.
-items are off.

Soul Calibur III

-Double Elimination
-50 second time
-Random Stages
-3/5 Rounds
-2/3 matches
-3/5 matches at Semi-Finals and Finals
-4/7 matches at Grand Finals
-Custom Characters are banned from tournament play.
-Winner keeps character.
-Loser chooses another character (If they want)
-Abyss is banned from tournament play.

I wish everyone the best of luck and hope we all have fun.


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