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  • Battle of the Arcades OZ & NZ 2020

    Save the date emails have been sent mates.

    Full format and email detailed below. Wahooooo!!!!!

    If there any arcades we have missed and should be invited please let me know.

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    Hey mates

    Hope you're well and having an amazing start to 2020.

    This is your official invite and save the date for Battle of the Arcades OZ & NZ 2020!!

    The dates this year are the 20th and 21st of June.

    Venues are to please nominate 3 games in preferential order. They are to be emailed to me on Thursday the 12th of March at 11am to be read out live on the Netherworld Twitch Channel. That gives everyone 3 months to train and prepare cabs for the event.

    Full format details listed below. There has been a few changes in regard to nominating and point scoring so please read them carefully.

    Please let me know if you will be competing this year and if you have any questions at all.

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    Format
    - the competition will be played over 10 unique arcade video games
    - each arcade will nominate 3 arcade games in preferential order
    - nominations are to be emailed to jimmy@netherworldarcade.com at 11am on the 12th of March and will be read out live on the Netherworld Twitch Channel
    - arcades can not nominate the same games they nominated in 2019 though arcades can nominate the same game that another venue nominated
    - firstly each arcade competing will have their first nomination included in the list
    - if two or more arcades nominate the same game in position one, preference will be given to new arcades competing for the first time and or lower seeded venues from the 2019 BOTA results
    - for example if Pincadia and Empire both nominate DK in position one, DK will be selected as the Pincadia submission and Empires #2 nomination will be added
    - if we have less then 10 arcades competing the final games will be drawn from the 2 or 3 preferred position from the first time and or lower seeded venues from the 2019 BOTA results
    - nominated games must ideally be common to all the arcades in the competition or be readily available on MAME or 'x in 1' boards.
    - nominated games must be playable with a standard 2, 4 or 8 way joystick and standard buttons
    - no light gun, driving simulator, or other games with special controls can be nominated unless all the arcades have that specific machine
    - each game must be set to TG settings unless different settings are decided upon prior to the beginning of the tournament
    - each venue must nominate a tournament director who will be responsible for inputting scores, managing queues and ensuring all games are on the agreed upon settings

    Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm - The Battle
    - players may warm up prior to 10am
    - players may come and go over the two day window as they please
    - all attempts are to be made with 1 credit only, no continues
    - competitors may have as many attempts at each game as he or she wishes within the two day time frame however no single attempt may last longer than 60 minutes
    - all game scores will be rated amongst all arcades with the highest score on each machine awarding the player 100 points, second highest 99 points, third 98 points and so on
    - players from all teams will submit scores to a central database using the matchplay.events or another online software tool
    - once a player has completed a game on all 10 titles, their accumulated points will go toward the team total
    - if a competitor plays less then 10 games their points within the titles they have played still count
    - for example, if a player only plays 3 games but get's the highest score in each (100 points), those points remain with the player regardless of whether they play all 10 games or not
    - each venue may have an unlimited amount of players across the two days, though only the best 8 from each venues scores will go toward the team total
    - all scores must be entered live as soon as a game is completed, absolutely no sandbagging
    - the end of the tournament each day (6pm) is a hard cutoff and the score at exactly 6pm must be the recorded score
    - efforts will be made for arcades in different time zones to start at the same time as the Brisbane venues though allowances will be made
    - as this tournament runs on an honour system, no excessive leeching or glitch abuse allowed
    - the team with the highest total points shall be crowned the Australian Battle of the Arcades Champion 2020.

    Venues invited:

    QLD:
    Netherworld
    1 Up Arcade
    Pincadia Empire

    NSW:
    1989 Arcade Bar

    VIC:
    Pixel Alley
    Bartonica

    S.A:
    Gameroom Essentials

    W.A:
    Barcadia
    Palace Arcade

    Christchurch:
    Arcadia

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        Something I missed when chatting with Jimmy is a rule from last year. If using MAME/Pi/X-1's - they had to be locked down to one game. If Donkey Kong is a game, and you have several machines in your venue capable of playing it, you could only have one game going at once. Not sure if this is still to be the case this year, but it obviously gives an advantage to the bigger arcades if they have multiple machines running the same game.

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          Originally posted by John73 View Post
          Something I missed when chatting with Jimmy is a rule from last year. If using MAME/Pi/X-1's - they had to be locked down to one game. If Donkey Kong is a game, and you have several machines in your venue capable of playing it, you could only have one game going at once. Not sure if this is still to be the case this year, but it obviously gives an advantage to the bigger arcades if they have multiple machines running the same game.
          Thanks John you're right. Venues must have a dedicated cabinet for each game regardless of whether they are using an original board or emulator

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