For those who've been around for a while, the name would sound familiar. For those who are new, here's a brief rundown. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in 2007, I ran a PS2 Original CAW Tournament called the Grappler's World Grand Prix. A 20 man, single elimination tournament to crown the best "Wrestler" among the PS2 Original CAW forum. It was just something different to do, and a means to match people's characters up against each other that may not ever actually fight each other. The original tournament went over quite well, with if I'm not mistaken my brother Thr33x's character Jon Payne coming away with the GWGP "Cup". Sadly, the matches where all hosted on our now defunct LXW server, so they're gone like the snow of yesteryear.
For years I've mulled over the idea of running another tournament, but since 2007 it's safe to say our little community here has thinned out. A lot of creators either jumped ship to the more versatile 360 version of the game, or stopped making CAWs outright. That's the reason why I think now is the time to bring back the GWGP. To showcase the work and talent of those of us who remain from the "Golden Era" of Original CAW creation, as well as the new creators who have sprung up over the last few years. So here's the skinny on how it would work.
Signing up is as simple as replying to this thread. In said reply you must give the name of the CAW (males only) you want entered, and the tags for which they can be found and downloaded on CC. You are allowed to enter 2 characters. It will be a 32 Man Double Elimination format, meaning each round is best 2 of 3 matches.
Two slots are obviously already accounted for, as I'll be entering Evan Slade and Blake Evans. Stats on CAWs will be lowered or raised accordingly to balance out match-ups, and all matches will be simmed AI vs. AI. As this tournament is to focus on wrestling, no entrance themes are needed, because none will be recorded. Just straight matches. And don't worry, if a match doesn't play out competitively (example: The AI decides it has a hard-on to go for OMG moments rather then actually fighting) I'll re-sim the match until a proper pinfall or submission victory is attained.
So...30 more characters are needed before I pull the trigger on this. They will be listed and updated below as interest is given.
1. Evan Slade (Oz70NYC)
2. Blake Evans (Oz70NYC)
3. Blade Myers (White Leather Jacket)
4. Alex Jerris (T-Ravinous86)
5. Jason Swick (T-Ravinous86)
6. Casey Walker (Ky1990)
7. Shane Kowalczyk (Nus07)
8. Eddie Chavez (Nus07)
9. Finesse (NandoSuave86)
10. Shawn Ryan (NandoSuave86)
11. Mike Young (King Homer)
12. Owen Young (King Homer)
13. Mihashi Naozane (Matsuyoshi312)
14. Buliwyf (Matsuyoshi312)
Edited by Oz70NYC, 07 September 2013 - 04:03 PM.