[Toronto, Ontario, 5/23/15] Team BeyBattle Revolution @ Anime North 2015

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SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015
Anime North 2015 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Haliburton Room - Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel
TEAM LIMITED FORMAT
Limited Format Primer

9AM: Beyblade Free Battle
10:30AM: Registration for TEAM BEYBATTLE REVOLUTION
11AM - TEAM BEYBATTLE REVOLUTION Start


REGISTER NOW

The WBO is proud to announce that we will be partnering with ANIME NORTH 2015 for the eight consecutive year to host Team BeyBattle Revolution, the spiritual successor to Tag BeyBattle Revolution hosted over ten years ago at AN04 by Off the Chain! Team BeyBattle Revolution will make use of the WBO’s brand new Team Format; team up in groups of three and battle it out against Bladers from across North America in a frenzied competition to take home the Triple Crown Face and some fabulous prizes! Whose side will you choose?

What is Team Format?
First announced to great fanfare in 2014 and tested at the pilot event–BEY OR DIE–in Toronto this past September, Team Format is a new experimental format introduced by the WBO for Organized Play whereby Bladers join forces in teams of three as they battle against opposing teams individually in a series of BeyBattles.

Lead by their designated Captains, Team Format battles are comprised of what is known as a “Team BeyBattle”. Team BeyBattles consist of three separate best 3 out of 5 BeyBattles between each team member. In these BeyBattles, every round win counts! After all three BeyBattles have been completed, the winning team of that Team BeyBattle will be determined based on the final total round wins of all three BeyBattles combined! Here’s an example:

Team BeyBattle Example (Click to View)

For more information about Team Format, please read the official announcement thread. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them here!

Looking for team members?
Feel free to discuss that in this tournament thread, but once you have created a team, create a thread in the Team Forum to further discuss any internal team matters there!





Want to participate? Join a Qualifier!
Team BeyBattle Revolution will be open to the public, but if you live in North America, and aren't able to afford the trip up to Toronto? Don't worry! We've got you covered; win one of our qualifier tournaments and you'll win paid travel expenses up to Toronto!


If you think your area can host a qualifier, try putting together a strong Event Proposal backed by confirmations by users posted in the WBO General Forum and we will consider it!



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The WBO won’t stop at just Team BeyBattle Revolution! In addition to the main event on Saturday May 23rd, the WBO will also be hosting several side events and tournaments on Friday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 24th! Here’s a list of everything we have planned currently:

Friday, May 22nd

Tournament
MFB BeyBattle Revolution

Side Events
BeyStadium Tower
Beyblade Race
Top Plate


Sunday, May 24th

Tournament
HMS BeyBattle Revolution

Side Events
Super Control Beyblades
BeyStadium Tower
Top Plate


More details coming soon!

”Why should I participate in all of these events?!”
Participating in the tournaments will of course enable you to win fabulous prizes, but the Side Events will also offer the opportunity for you to not only earn Credits to redeem for prizes from the Blader Rewards, but Face Boosters of all kinds too!:



Not sure if you should attend?
Take a look at some video from previous years and see what you'd be missing. Wink


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Entry: You need an AN Pass!
A Blader Passport is not required for this tournament, as AN does not allow event organizers to charge entry fees for events within the convention. However, if you want to support the WBO so we can host even better tournaments with even better prizes in the future, and participate in the BeyPoints ranking System in future tournaments, then you will need one! So, if you wish to purchase one at the tournament, that is still possible.

To participate in the tournament, you currently have a few options to gain entrance: a) a weekend pass or b) a day pass for Saturday at AN (and Friday/Sunday Passes if you plan attend the other events on those days). Weekend Passes are currently sold out, but you can still purchase Single Day Tickets. We highly recommend that you purchase a ticket ASAP! Saturday Passes have sold out in past years as well, and there is no guarantee that they will be available at the convention itself.



The Anime North weekend has become a yearly tradition so deeply rooted in the history of the WBO. I remember attending for the first time in 2008, with a mixture of both nervousness and excitement swirling around inside me; a nervousness and excitement not necessarily wholly related to Beyblade, but to the impending connections I would make with people I had known online for years.

Eight years later–eight Anime North’s later–memories of these experiences and the people I’ve met from around the world ceaselessly occupy a special place in my mind. BEYBLADE’S NOT DEAD, BEYBLADE WAR ROOM, BEYBLADE REVIVAL CUP, BEYBLADE CRUSADE, BEYBLADE CRUSADE 2, BEYBLADE REVOLUTION, GRAND BATTLE TOURNAMENT 2 … Some things just never change. As I always say, our AN events every year are the ultimate embodiment of what the WBO is all about fundamentally: competitive play and interacting with others. You can experience facets of those things through the forums–which is what makes them so great–but competing face to face with someone else potentially from a foreign country, only to smile and laugh with them afterwards is another experience entirely. Team BeyBattle Revolution will bring a whole new dimension to this with the team dynamics being introduced, so it surely is going to be an event for the history books! Don’t miss it.

Spread the Word!
Are you as excited about the festivities as we are?! If so, be sure to tell your friends about it! And if you haven't already, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook!

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Think you can make it? Post here!
If you think you'll be able to make it out to Team BeyBattle Revolution, please post here and I will start building an attendance list!

Attendees:
Kei
Kai-V
Dark_Mousy
LMAO
Stormscorpio1
1234beyblade
Honey
UltimateOrion
~Thunder~
kaibaman7869
GrandAquario
Leone7
venemous_cobraa
JesseObre
Juju jinga
Master Rugi
The Sponge
Leone19
Primus
Wombat

Possible Attendees:
Cye Kinomiya
AquilaClassik
UW Officer
sarabscientist
Priscient
pyrus10000
ExtremeBlader3
top beyblader10

Need-to-Know Information

1. During Registration, Open Your Account Page

Open your account page on your mobile device (if possible) during registration to help us keep things quick.

2. Arrive On Time

You must arrive by the tournament start time to enter. We cannot add new players to an event once it begins. If you're running late, contact the host.

3. Stay Aware of Your Belongings

We do everything possible to ensure a safe environment, but can't be held responsible for lost or stolen goods. Keep your gear close by!

4. The Tournament Will Last At Least a Few Hours

This event is likely to last at least a few hours. If you can't commit to the entire tournament, you're welcome to come watch and play for fun instead!

5. Listen For Your Username To Be Called

Your name will be called when it's time for your next battle. If you need to leave early or take a break, tell a judge. Missing a match could mean disqualification!

6. Players Must Meet Regional Product Age Restrictions

All players in this event must meet the age restrictions on Beyblade products in their region. TAKARA-TOMY recommends Beyblade for ages 6+. Hasbro recommends Beyblade for ages 8+. Players under these ages may only participate with the permission of their parent/guardian.

7. Players Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Parent/Guardian

If you are under 18 years old, a parent/guardian must accompany you and be present for the duration of the event.

8. Contests, Raffles, Gambling, Betting, and Selling Are Prohibited

Advertising the sale of any product or service, as well as posting about any contest, raffle, gambling, or betting on this event page and conducting them at the event without approval by Fighting Spirits Inc. staff is prohibited. Please contact the Organized Play team if you require approval.

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It's in my bag Scott. Worst is I considered throwing it out lol
(May. 26, 2015  5:07 AM)The Boss Wrote: It's in my bag Scott. Worst is I considered throwing it out lol

omgggg noooo. That grip colour is pretty rare now! Thanks for holding on to it. Smile
I finally got back to NYC. Thanks to all who expressed concern. I'll post later about the event after I get some sleep
(May. 26, 2015  8:33 AM)Cye Kinomiya Wrote: I finally got back to NYC. Thanks to all who expressed concern. I'll post later about the event after I get some sleep

Glad to hear it! Did you guys end up taking a bus?
(May. 23, 2015  11:57 PM)Kai-V Wrote: The big winner is ...


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Team DayBreakers (Kei, JesseObre and The Boss) !


Surprisingly, Team GT did not even qualify for the finals, and it was Team Osu! and Team Yeti, both mostly Toronto-based, that were part of the finals. If I remember, Team Osu! technically came in second place, but nothing is awarded for that in the Team format from what I remember. We did Block Round Robin.



My personal record was 1-1, winning 3-0 against Leone19 but also losing 0-3 to someone in Team Osu!, hah. Not bad though. I was part of team "Anything" with DJ Alpha and Cye Kinomiya.

Team format really grew on me after today's tournament. My original plan for a team format was strictly tag teams, so pairs of Bladers, therefore seeing it turn out as teams of three was not as cool in my mind and I found some of the rules so-so, but everything was great in the end. Experiencing it makes all the difference, hah.


We really hope that not many people showed up at 5:00 PM because of Anime North's huge mistake in the program schedule. Apparently Beyblade was in their top three of questions people asked at the front desk, but we were not swarmed at all by a huge crowd of new members ...

Zankye was there too and apparently they are going to do a livestream tomorrow in which they will show footage of today's event, so make sure to watch out for his Sunday livestream on his YouTube channel !
Ya it was great to be in your team and if we ever do a team format in Montreal it would be fun to be in the same team again hah!
@[DJ ALPHA] could be interesting but may be a little predictable for the team formation hah! I have an idea of what team could be hah.
Man, on our way back to Montréal, I think we had a premonition for last year's challenge ...


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One of my tires ...



The car ride ended up almost double what it should have taken, hah. Still, nothing at all like what Cye Kinomiya had to endure; I was seriously thinking all the time about whether there was anywhere I could have driven you that would have made your return easier and cheaper, but I could not figure anything out.
I just found this to be a weird coincidence, hah.
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MFB/Team/HMS BeyBattle Revolution
Weekend Report


CLICK HERE TO READ NOW

Just posted a massive weekend report for everything that happened this past weekend in the Organizers' Circle. Please check it out! If you can't comment on it there, feel free to post responses here. Smile
(May. 26, 2015  8:33 AM)Cye Kinomiya Wrote: I finally got back to NYC. Thanks to all who expressed concern. I'll post later about the event after I get some sleep

Glad you made it safely back.
(May. 26, 2015  8:16 PM)Kei Wrote:
(May. 26, 2015  8:33 AM)Cye Kinomiya Wrote: I finally got back to NYC. Thanks to all who expressed concern. I'll post later about the event after I get some sleep

Glad to hear it! Did you guys end up taking a bus?

Thanks. We were on that bus for 14 hours!

(May. 27, 2015  4:02 AM)Kai-V Wrote: The car ride ended up almost double what it should have taken, hah. Still, nothing at all like what Cye Kinomiya had to endure; I was seriously thinking all the time about whether there was anywhere I could have driven you that would have made your return easier and cheaper, but I could not figure anything out.

I couldn't think of anything either. I sat in the airport stressed for a while, haha. Thanks though. Thanks to Valentin too for checking up on us.

(May. 27, 2015  5:55 AM)Dark_Mousy Wrote:
(May. 26, 2015  8:33 AM)Cye Kinomiya Wrote: I finally got back to NYC. Thanks to all who expressed concern. I'll post later about the event after I get some sleep

Glad you made it safely back.

Thanks!
There was an error in the organizers thread wich said that the captain was cye... The actuall leader of team anything was me hah
(May. 28, 2015  1:59 AM)DJ ALPHA Wrote: There was an error in the organizers thread wich said that the captain was cye... The actuall leader of team anything was me hah

Ah sorry! You're right. I remember now. I'll fix that.
So since I'm not a tournament organizer, I have to post here. All of the tournaments were a lot of fun, even the HMS one where I had no idea what I was doing, haha. Basically my trend for the entire weekend was block strong, but finals weak. Maybe I just don't do well under pressure or something.




Overall, it was a pretty fun weekend. I'll admit I was looking forward to the solo event more than the team event but they all ended up being exciting. It's a shame that they'll probably be the last tournaments I attend unless I can get something going in Pennsylvania or Vermont (who knows, if I have spare time during college I might travel down to CT if the community's still around).
Again to try to bring the discussion away from the Organizers' Circle and into the more public forum :


This event was very interesting, honestly. I was not even supposed to play since Kei wanted me to organise the matches and the overall tournament structure, but I could not imagine simply watching and sitting all day through a Limited format event. After my trip to Japan, I have a mentality to try to do the most out of occasions in front of me. Plus, I had brought my Beyblades and had not participated in the Friday tournament. The organisation of the event ended up being totally fine without me constantly onto it, delegating result recording to judges in the Blocks and, as Kei mentioned, there was no trouble at all finding a good judge in the team that was not playing, out of the three in each Block.

I had no team at all though coming into the tournament, so I ended up with fellow Montréal Blader DJ ALPHA and Cye Kinomiya, who also had no team yet. We had no idea for the team name though, so when Kei asked him to come up with anything, Cye Kinomiya said : "Team Anything", hah. Thankfully we can change that name later ... Since I wanted to remain a free agent in case we ever held a team format tournament in Montréal, I declined the suggestion of being the captain of the team, and that was probably Cye Kinomiya's reason as well.

We did super well in our first team matchup. I proposed that we should make me go first in the lineup against the other team's members since I would probably lose, so that would give DJ ALPHA and Cye Kinomiya an idea of whether they absolutely had to win, or how many rounds they had to win at least. Thankfully, in my first battle I gave our team a huge advantage by winning 3-0. It ended up being exactly the opposite for our second and last team matchup though, hah. We all performed horribly against Team Osu!.

I really wish I had seen what had happened in Team GT's Block for them not to advance. Apparently it was mostly bad luck, but I was rather shocked to see them eliminated so easily, with their mean BeyRank of eleven. I have the impression, somehow, that it would have been easier to keep up with what took place in other Blocks if it had not been a team format ... Probably because then you do not have to care about how teammates perform.



Overall, I think the only point to improve for the future is something I already told Kei about : I have no voice myself for shouting, but I found that results were not announced often enough and clearly enough. That made people seem very disinterested, like they probably simply guessed that their team was eliminated because they know how to calculate, but nothing was made official, top threes were not always announced, etc. That made people occupy themselves in other ways, nobody clapped for the winners, there was no real gathering around the main stadium in the finals, etc. I remember much better years in that respect, and that does not require us having sixty participants at all.


(May. 28, 2015  3:52 AM)Wombat Wrote: I actually don't remember any of the side events from Saturday. Maybe I left too early to get lunch. Oh well.

There were none planned for Saturday, that is why, hah.
It’s awesome that you record the details of all of your opponents combos in such detail, @[Wombat]. I don’t know of anyone else who does that, which is surprising considering the competitive value such data has. I’ve always wanted to do it, but I often don’t have the time or energy to do so between my own battles, judging, organizing, and shooting photos/video.

That Bakushun Leone 90RSF combo was really interesting. I’m sure it has decent Defense, but do you often also try to use it offensively? Does it work? Libra 230RS was a kind of tough match up though, as I saw while judging it. Though, even in that case, the “ramps” of Bakushin certainly made an impact in the one round you did win.

LMAO and The Sponge always share combos; they’re brothers lol.

I recorded it the battle between you and LMAO, I believe! I know I have a clip where LMAO tells me we should ban RS again.

And maybe you didn’t do so well at Team BeyBattle Revolution, but I can say with certainty that you were a tough opponent that several people were worried about facing throughout the weekend. It’s always tough to play against someone who is confident with and uses Attack so frequently. Fortunately we were able to counter that with Libra 230RS this weekend, but that could have easily backfired if you had chosen to break your pattern of Attack (that said, you were even pretty close on multiple instances to beating Libra 230RS with Attack, which is impressive).

It was great to see another new person–especially someone who is so knowledgable and competitive–join us at AN this year. It was great meeting you and I hope you can make it again next year!

(May. 28, 2015  5:36 AM)Kai-V Wrote: This event was very interesting, honestly. I was not even supposed to play since Kei wanted me to organise the matches and the overall tournament structure, but I could not imagine simply watching and sitting all day through a Limited format event. After my trip to Japan, I have a mentality to try to do the most out of occasions in front of me. Plus, I had brought my Beyblades and had not participated in the Friday tournament. The organisation of the event ended up being totally fine without me constantly onto it, delegating result recording to judges in the Blocks and, as Kei mentioned, there was no trouble at all finding a good judge in the team that was not playing, out of the three in each Block.

Yeah, fortunately the tournament ended up being far easier to organize than I had anticipated. I thought that judge availability would have been a much larger problem, but it turned out perfectly with one qualified judge available on each team.

(May. 28, 2015  5:36 AM)Kai-V Wrote: Overall, I think the only point to improve for the future is something I already told Kei about : I have no voice myself for shouting, but I found that results were not announced often enough and clearly enough. That made people seem very disinterested, like they probably simply guessed that their team was eliminated because they know how to calculate, but nothing was made official, top threes were not always announced, etc. That made people occupy themselves in other ways, nobody clapped for the winners, there was no real gathering around the main stadium in the finals, etc. I remember much better years in that respect, and that does not require us having sixty participants at all.

I don't have an incredible voice either, but I think I did a good job of gathering everyone and announcing the important information as it was necessary (rules at the start, individual matches, finals announcement for each tournament, and end of tournaments) for the most part. Not sure if you missed any of that. I should have announced the winners on Saturday and Sunday explicitly, though. Not sure why I didn't. Although from my perspective, on Friday anybody who was in the room at the end was watching the final battle (and subsequently saw the result where 1234beyblade excitedly, repeatedly, and loudly announced that he was 1st Place and I said that LMAO was 2nd and JesseObre was 3rd. I just re-watched the video I have from the final battle and there was indeed a gathering around the stadium for that. Not sure if you were hiding beside me for that though, since I don't see you anywhere in the video haha). Same thing for Saturday; there was definitely a gathering around the stadium in the finals for Team BeyBattle Revolution. That said, it certainly would have helped if Arupaeo or Elliot were present!
Wombat Wrote:Despite what everyone else was telling me, Mitsu absolutely does not suck with Attack, haha.

UMMM WELL EXCUSE ME

Admittedly though, I'm definitely not the best with attack, haha. In our match, Wombat, even if I were to launch lightly, I'd still probably be capable of late-game KO's. I personally love Dark Knight LTAC. They're capable of that and even success against like all attack let alongside against Omega.

Great meeting you man! Definitely try and come back next year! Smile
Click here to view photos from last weekend!

Just got around to posting some of the photos I took (with my crappy cameras ...) on the WBO Facebook.

(May. 30, 2015  7:36 PM)Mitsu Wrote:
Wombat Wrote:Despite what everyone else was telling me, Mitsu absolutely does not suck with Attack, haha.

UMMM WELL EXCUSE ME

hahaha *cough* jesse *cough*
Just posted all of the design work I did for the AN2015 events this year. Check out the project page on my website!: http://bit.ly/tbrwbo

edit: Forgot to include the side event cards. Just added those in.
Here's a little report as to how my battles went. :)


I had a blast at Anime North, whether it was hanging out with a few of you after the tournaments, watching @[JesseObre] ask for photos with random girls, or taking part in the side events which were crazy fun!

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(May. 30, 2015  7:50 PM)Kei Wrote: Click here to view photos from last weekend!

Just got around to posting some of the photos I took (with my crappy cameras ...) on the WBO Facebook.

(May. 30, 2015  7:36 PM)Mitsu Wrote:
Wombat Wrote:Despite what everyone else was telling me, Mitsu absolutely does not suck with Attack, haha.

UMMM WELL EXCUSE ME

hahaha *cough* jesse *cough*

lol why am i coughed in this hahha
Even though the BeyBattle Stations didn't really work out in the end, would we still be getting our choice of Stone Face Booster? Tongue_out
(Jun. 07, 2015  7:29 PM)Mitsu Wrote: Even though the BeyBattle Stations didn't really work out in the end, would we still be getting our choice of Stone Face Booster? Tongue_out

I think the only person who would be eligible is @[JesseObre] since he actually handed out dozens of flyers haha.
But .. but I was your human billboard. Unhappy

You're right though. If anyone gets it, it's him, lol.
(Jun. 07, 2015  7:50 PM)Kei Wrote:
(Jun. 07, 2015  7:29 PM)Mitsu Wrote: Even though the BeyBattle Stations didn't really work out in the end, would we still be getting our choice of Stone Face Booster? Tongue_out

I think the only person who would be eligible is @[JesseObre] since he actually handed out dozens of flyers haha.

He gave one to me when I was walking from the lobby towards TBR.. And he never recognized me ;~;