Game On Austin Rock Band Tournament Rules!
because there are still rules to rocking
By Logan Youree,
2:59PM, Tue. Oct. 13, 2009
The Game On Austin event this Thursday, Oct 15, is meant to be a friendly affair, but we just can't help ourselves and want to include a competitive element for a few select guests. We're signing up 16 competitors to test their metal in a head to head Rock Band tournament!
Check the full rules after the break.
The winner will have their choice between a weekend pass to Fun Fun Fun Fest, a 2010 SXSW Music Wristband or a 2010 SXSW Interactive registration. Here is the rundown:
--Playing Rock Band 2 on PS3
--Two players at a time, head to head using Lead Guitar only (no bass).
--In the first round, the first person to sign up gets their choice of guitar controller
--In following rounds, the person with the higher score in previous round gets their choice of guitar controller
--The song will be chosen randomly by the game
--Some select songs that are not guitar heavy (like "What'cha Want", "Cool For Cats", "Shooting Star" etc) will automatically be skipped at the discretion of the MC.
--Each player gets one veto of a song to use per turn, so that they can opt out of a single song if they feel that they don't know it.
--The player with the highest points moves on to the next round
--The first round will be played on Medium difficulty. The second round will be played on Hard difficulty. The third round will be played on Expert difficulty.
--Because of time constraints we are limiting the number of participants to 16 players each competing head to head in a single elemination "sweet sixteen" type bracket.
--To participate we are opening the field to 10 RSVP's and 6 walk-up positions.
--To RSVP, you must e-mail email@example.com with "Rock Band RSVP" in the subject line no later than 2pm on Thursday, Oct 15. This is limited to the first 10 people.
--If you made the RSVP list you will receive a confirmation reply to verify.
--All RSVP'd participants must be present at the Mohawk and ready to rock by 7:15pm on Oct 15.
--Registration for the 6 remaining walk-up spots will be available on a first come first serve basis starting at 7pm
--If an RSVP'd participant does not show up by 7:15pm their spot may be forfeit to a walk-up participant.
Whew! Ok, sorry for all of the boring rules.... blah blah blah. Now get out there on Thursday night and show us what you've got!