Welcome to the site for the event MELEE-FC10R Legacy, a fan convention for the Super Smash Brothers franchise of games. Events and tournaments were held from August 12-14, 2012 in South Bend, IN. For more information on the tournament, click over to the Information tab!
Late night update from the venue! We completed everything we wanted to accomplish today and have progressed through every tournament on some level that was scheduled for today. Highlights for tomorrow include the second round of pools, linked below, starting at 1:30 PM, as well as the Smash 64 and Brawl Team Doubles Finals, starting at 11:15 AM.
We also got up to 1200 viewers today on the stream – thank you to all who decided to tune in and watch! We’re happy to have you tune in as a part of this event, and we hope that the livestream has been entertaining.
I regret to say that the software we were hoping to use for the tournament has not quite lived up to what we were hoping, so we are not able to post full results tonight. Nevertheless, you can get a good idea of where Melee singles stands, at least, from the pools here. For those curious, players in the 1/5 positions got a 1 seed from their original pools, the 2/6 positions got a 2 seed, etc. 4 will advance out of these pools, so the competition will be fierce for those spots.
Tomorrow we will have a stream schedule that will be extremely entertaining, as all of the pools are deep with more than half the field eliminated! We look forward to your continued participation here with us!
More importantly for most of you, the first-round Singles Pools can now be found here.
Highlights from the information packet include:
• All Players will now be allowed to add PM Singles and Teams at the door. They may also add 64 Smash Singles up to a cap of 64 players (first-come, first-serve at the registration desk – no advance registering for these slots, so come early!). You do not have to drop any other events to add these.
• The Bracket format for Melee and PM Singles will involve pools elimination into a double-elimination bracket. Once players have guaranteed themselves 8th in Melee or 6th in PM, they will be advanced to a final Round Robin to be held the final afternoon. Rematches of sets played during the bracket will be played out as continuation sets.
• Brawl Singles will be a single-elimination tournament
• 64 Singles will have pools elimination into a double-elim bracket
• All other events are double-elimination
• Project M rules have been updated and included
• Regional Crews have been altered. The event is now an open-entry, single-elimination bracket for 5-man crews. We still encourage each region to submit a team or teams of their best players.
• Final Prize distributions have been included, including a $1,000 1st place prize for Melee, and a $1,000 prize pool for Project M Singles, a first for this game!
• The hotel will have a buffet breakfast available to all with room keys for free, and to those without it will be $5.95. They also may serve a couple of buffet dinners in the evenings.
• We’ve worked out a group rate with Hackers, an entertainment complex about 4 minutes straight north from the venue, for $4 mini-golf and go-karts while you are here. Just ask for the MELEE-FC discount!
That should take care of the advance preparation! Please e-mail email@example.com if you have any last-minute questions, and we’ll see you in South Bend in 1 WEEK!
With registration set to close later this week, MELEE-FC10R is already shaping up to be the biggest Project M tournament in history. To this end, Project M Back Room dedicated video editor Octorox has created a fantastic trailer for the Project M event at FC Legacy.
With big names such as Kage, Hungrybox, Darkrain, Axe, and Wobbles already confirmed and more surely to come as the procrastinators register later this week, this event is going to have some amazingly hype matches and great Project M play. As someone who has helped shape this game for over two and a half years, it’s quite an understatement to say I cannot wait for this tournament.
Another thing to note is that the Project M Stagelist for MELEE-FC is now available on the Information page. With so many viable tournament stages present in Project M, we’ve adopted a group-based stage banning system to see how it’ll work out. Due to the unfamiliar nature of this system, we’ve put in place measures to make sure that your counterpicking experiences go smoothly. There will be printed out copies of the stagelist at each tournament setup, as well as visual aids on the Stage Selection Screen at the event. The wonders of making your own game!
One last thing: Do keep in mind that FC Legacy is using Project M Demo 2.1 as the official tournament version, released May 23rd, 2012. Head over to the Project M Website to download the latest version for practicing purposes if you haven’t already!
Thanks to Calvin Lofton and VG Bootcamp for all of their work on the official MELEE-FC Legacy trailer. They will be streaming the event live from South Bend this summer, and we’re looking forward to cooperating on some very unique and special projects that will set FC apart from any other tournament ever!
The Regional Crew Battles at MELEE-FC have been among the most definitive moments in Smash history, and defined the strength of each region for several years, most notably at MELEE-FC3 when players took it as the definitive opportunity to settle the East Coast-West Coast debate “once and for all.” With your help and participation, we are looking forward to creating a similar experience at MELEE-FC Legacy!
Please see below some Smashboards forum topics where the Regional Teams from each region can be discussed.
We are excited to show off one of the main pieces of our FC Compilation, the Smashers’ Legacy card game!
With permission and a little help from top players, we will be highlighting their exploits from events throughout Smash tournament history in a card game format. It is a fully-playable, self-contained experience. We’ve been testing a demo version of the game out, and it is incredibly fun.
We will finish constructing this game over the next month and a half. So, of course, the first question everyone will want to ask is “how do I get a card made of myself?” Well, there are a couple of restrictions. First, you must have made a Top 32 at one of the following major tournaments:
MELEE-FC, MELEE-FC3, MELEE-FC6, MELEE-FCD, Genesis, APEX 2010, Pound V, Genesis 2, APEX 2012 (we might also add a European tournament or two, depending on their attendance)
Second, you must fill out this survey.
Finally, you must be registered for MELEE-FC Legacy. Your attendance is vital to the value of your card, as you must be available to autograph it! As a thank you for your participation, we will make sure that you receive several copies of your personal card.
Our goal is to put together a set of 30-45 cards that we can make available at the tournament. More announcements on this subject will come soon! In the meantime, get registering for the best tournament of the summer!
With the launch of registration, we are running a promotional event to encourage early registration. If we get 50 people registered by June 1, all 50 of those individuals will get the official FC t-shirt upon arrival! Check out registration yourself, and then get your friends to sign up as soon as possible so that we can get this event launched in a huge way!
While this will only apply to the first 50 people, any people in excess of 50 will be entered into a raffle for FC-related prizes as well. I’m hoping that we get to give away a huge number of shirts!
The original crew battle rules for Smash Brothers were composed by KishSquared and refined through MELEE-FC tournaments. Of course, with a new FC comes another innovative take on this format. We are proud to announce the first, top-level draft crew event that has ever been done in this fashion!
The singles tournament is scheduled to end around 5:00 PM on Tuesday. The rest of the evening will break down as follows. The first- through fourth-place finishers will be named team captains. They will each be allowed a single draft-pick to select a co-captain, along with a couple of advisors, and will be sent off to their own war rooms to plan. After a dinner break (dinner will be provided), teams will select their players in draft format, up to 8 total players. Teams will then compete for 10% of the total pot in a crew battle tournament with special rules.
We will be filming the entire process from war room to final match, and believe this will be a fantastic way to both close out three days of Smash and create an event that will be enormously entertaining to viewers. And who knows, you might even get drafted yourself!