Thank you everyone for Smash 4 Wii U @ #CEO2016

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I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came out to the event and thank you to everyone for tuning into #CEO2016. This was probably one of the most stacked tournaments since Genesis 3, and I certainly most delivered a magnificent show. There was a few things I will most definitely recommend as improvements for next year to Jebailey, but overall the tournament was the most exciting I’ve seen in the short history of Smash 4.

I do want to take a moment to say thank you to all the volunteers at #CEO2016 who put in work for brackets on Day 1 Friday. There was so many pools to cover and some overlap between Doubles & Singles, and I’d much prefer having them separate days at any future events I’m involved with. I really appreciated everyone’s patience at the venue with the heat & lack of wireless network.

Really appreciated the patience y’all had with MKXL’s Top 8 as they had a delayed start time as a. It was great to meet and I had the pleasure to be your Smash 4 Wii U TO for the weekend. I hope to improve any way I can for any future events I may be your TO for.

Greatly appreciate every single volunteer at #CEO2016 for giving your time to help make this a success. Without you, we couldn’t have done it and I hope Top 8 Sunday in the ring was a great reward of itself.

Thank you to Jebailey for believing in me & giving me the responsibility of Smash 4 Wii U. I’m very humbled to have accomplished this and looking forward to seeing y’all soon enough better improved as well at #EVO2016.

Safe journeys back home everyone,

Bassem “Bear” Dahdouh

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Welcome to Bear’s Cave of Wonders!

My name is Bassem “Bear” Dahdouh and I’m an Esports Event Consultant, Coordinator, & Organizer for many different events & tournaments including Evo (Evolution Championship Series), Genesis, CEO (Community Effort Orlando), Combo Breaker, DreamHack Fighters & Smash, Shine, The Big House, Smash The Record, UGC Smash Open with UGC  Events, LVL UP EXPO, esports parties, and the local Las Vegas FGC scene. I’m also the FGC & Smash Bros manager for Panda Global, an esports team. I currently work full time in Partnerships at smash.gg.

For those wondering how to contact me for business inquiries, feel free to contact via Twitter: https://twitter.com/BearUNLV
Email
 Bear@smash.gg

My current esports event schedule which where I am involved with as a core staff member are below:

2018

Payout & Percentages for FGC Tournaments

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One of the most common questions I get from new tournament organizers in Smash Bros, Pokken Tournament, and some FGC is “How do I setup payouts? Is there a set %? Everything is different I’m a bit confused.”

First off, a few things to consider:

1. This is my opinion and not the only way to have it setup, but hopefully this helps.

2. Always have your payout procedure & percentages in writing when posting the event to various outlets.

3. Make sure you ensure that 1st place doesn’t get shafted; hard work should be rewarded.

4. The talent pool of a tournament shouldn’t affect your payouts mid tournament, you should set it in advance and prepare for any number of people inbound.

5. If there’s a pot bonus, make sure you indicate how it’s being distributed.

6. If you change anything (which I don’t recommend if you are have a large number of people payed & signed up), make sure you let people know via all means of communication tools you’re equipped with (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blog, Vine, Snapchat, or whatever you can use to get the message out there).

Now to my recommendations for percentages based on number of entrants:

Less than 32 players; Top 3
1st 60%
2nd 30%
3rd 10%
[Pretty standard local payout]

33 to 128 players; Top 4
1st 55%
2nd 27%
3rd 13%
4th 5%

129 to 512 players; Top 8
1st 50%
2nd 25%
3rd 12%
4th 7%
5th 2% & 2%
7th 1% & 1%

512+ players; Top 16
1st 50%
2nd 25%
3rd 12%
4th 7%
5th 2% & 2%
7th 1% & 1%
9th venue fee + entry fee (x4)
13th venue fee (x4)
[After taking out the 9th & 13th payouts, divide up the rest of top 8 with remaining funds]

You’re more than welcome to adjust & use whatever payout you choose. I hope this helps people as a blueprint.

Best,

Bear

CEO 2016 Smash 4 Wii U Ruleset Graphic

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Above is the CEO 2016 Super Smash Bros for Wii U (Smash 4) Ruleset in a nice high resolution image by Panda Global’s KTH.

Check out Keith (Panda Global @PG_KTH here: https://twitter.com/PG_KTH

I asked KTH to make this so that any TO that is in need has a nice easy to read printable ruleset. (Minor changes/edits may happen; if they do I’ll adjust the image accordingly with the help of my trusted graphic designers). Note that CEO, they’re allowing wireless controllers with a strict desync policy to avoid any delays.

This is approved by Alex Jebailey and we appreciate his support. We did this out of courtesy to the Smash 4 scene and wanted to ensure every TO, player, commentator, and spectator has easy access to something visual for the CEO 2016 Ruleset.

I hope this is of use for some people. If you need a high resolution emailed to you, just DM on Twitter and I’ll send it to you.

Be sure to register for CEO 2016! Follow the link below!

http://ceogaming.org/ceo2016register

Best,

Bear

EVO 2016 Smash 4 Wii U Ruleset Graphic [unofficial]

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Above is the EVO 2016 Super Smash Bros for Wii U (Smash 4) Ruleset in a nice high resolution image by Panda Global’s KTH & Wolfiisair.

Check out Keith (Panda Global @PG_KTH here: https://twitter.com/PG_KTH

Check out Wolfii (Panda Global) @PG_Wolfiisaur here: https://twitter.com/PG_Wolfiisaur

I asked them to make this so that any TO that is in need to go by the EVO 2016 Smash 4 Ruleset has a nice easy to read printable ruleset. (Minor changes/edits may happen; if they do I’ll adjust the image accordingly with the help of my trusted graphic designers)

This is unofficial we did this out of courtesy to the Smash 4 scene and wanted to ensure every TO, player, commentator, and spectator has easy access to something visual for the EVO 2016 Ruleset.

I hope this is of use for some people. If you need a high resolution emailed to you, just DM on Twitter and I’ll send it to you.

Best,

Bear

Love Letter to the Smash Bros Community

Earlier this week I wasn’t in the best place with so much family duties to tend to along with esports & my full time aviation job, but a Las Vegas local I’ve never met came to a tournament I TO’d at and thanked me for being a positive impact on the community & to his high school friends. They all are came out their first time to a tournament where they thought they would be bodied but ended up doing quite well. It was very heartwarming to see a group of friends say to themselves “let’s put ourselves out in the real world.”

That fam is what I strive for as a community leader. I don’t care for the winning a tournament, pulling off an awesome Oddshot worthy combo on stream, or being a famous tournament organizer (lolz really I’m nothing special).

It’s about the community. It’s about inspiring someone I’ve never known to come out with his or her friends to have a good time.

To see them smile.
To see them salty.
To see them shy.
To see them shout.
To see them sacrifice a whole night.
To see them Smash.

It’s a beautiful thing to see what I see, and I’m happy y’all like me enough to keep me around.

Thank you to everyone for your support & wonderful heartwarming gestures. I love the local Las Vegas Smash Bros community & they’re growing nicely in this small town (yes we’re not as big as you think we are). And thank you Tesla for reminding me why I got into TOing & community leadership in the first place.

Y’all are awesome. I may be not TOing in March & April for my wedding, honeymoon, & family, but I’ll still be there to help y’all when I can.

All the love & luck,
Bassem “Bear” Dahdouh