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ACL Melbourne Final Details

Jun 28 2012 02:00 PM | Beware  in ACL News
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ACL Melbourne is only a week away and here are all the details you should know!

The third stop of the 2012 ACL Pro Circuit is only a few short days away and confirmation is now enabled, prize money announced, rough schedule released and last reminder about Online Tournament Pass payment! So if you are attending the event by yourself or with a team be sure to let us know you are attending by purchasing your Online Tournament pass for ACL Melbourne to secure yourself the cheapest possible entry. Below is instructions on how to do so as well as all the vital information listed above that you will find handy and that will ensure your weekend is as organised and smooth as possible. Don't miss out on your chance to compete against the best Australia has to offer, catch up with your friends, spectate the best professionals go head to head and experience all the action of an ACL event first hand! Prepare yourself for all the action of the 2012 ACL Pro Circuit where we will truly take professional gaming to the next level!

Venue:
Moonee Valley Racecourse
Celebrity Room
McPherson Street, Moonee Ponds
VIC, 3039
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The Moonee Valley Racecourse Website
Moonee Valley Transport Information
Moonee Valley Venue Room Layout Map
Moonee Valley Venue Map
Moonee Valley 'Contact Us'


Prize Pool Breakdown:
Starcraft 2 - $1750

1st - $1000
2nd - $500
3rd - $250

CoD: MW3 - $2000*

1st - $1000
2nd - $600
3rd - $400

Halo:Reach - $2000*

1st - $1000
2nd - $600
3rd - $400

Gears of War 3 - $2000*

1st - $1000
2nd - $600
3rd - $400

Halo: Reach Free For All - $350**

1st - $200
2nd - $100
3rd - $50

Fifa 12 - $500**

1st - $250
2nd - $150
3rd - $100

*Above prize pool based on 15 teams in attendance. This means if there are more then 15 teams in attendance the Prize Pool can increase, however less teams will mean the opposite and the Prize Pool will decrease periodically.

**Above prize pool based 35 players in attendance. This means if there are more then 35 players in attendance the Prize Pool can increase, however less players will mean the opposite and the Prize Pool will decrease periodically.

Online Tournament Passes:
ACL competitions have long been 'pay at the door' type events. While we don't want to stop this service and the convenience of cash, we are trying to limit the administrative duties involved with this process. To help with ease of service and ease of organisation we are again providing Online Tournament Passes for competitors to pay before the date at a discounted rate. Paying at the door is $5 more expensive then paying online so why not save some money today! You can buy Online Tournament Passes for all titles at ACL Melbourne here. Paying early online through our store system secures your spot in the tournament and allows you or your team cheaper entry to the event. Go buy your Online Tournament Pass now here.

Starcraft 2
$25 Pre-pay online for OPEN BRACKET Entry - Top 8 from OPEN BRACKET pay additional $20 to compete in PRO BRACKET
$30 At the door for OPEN BRACKET Entry - Top 8 from OPEN BRACKET pay additional $20 to compete in PRO BRACKET

$45 Pre-pay online for PRO BRACKET Entry
$50 At the door for PRO BRACKET Entry

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
$45 Pre-pay online
$50 At the door

Halo Reach
$45 Pre- pay online
$50 At the door.
- Includes Halo 3 4v4 entry

Halo Reach FFA
$5 Pre-pay online for Reach 4v4 participation + FFA
$20 Pre-pay online for stand alone participation
$25 At the door for stand alone participation

Halo 3 4v4
$20 Pre-pay online for stand alone participation
$25 At the door
Halo Reach 4v4 Tournament Pass Paid: Free

Gears of War 3 4v4
$45 Pre-pay online
$50 At the door

FIFA 12
$10 Pre-pay online for OPEN BRACKET Entry. Top 12 from Open Bracket pay additional $25 for Pro Bracket (total $35).
$15 At the door

$35 Pre-Pay online for PRO BRACKET Entry. $35. Top 4 ranked FIFA 12 players in ACL (by ACL season points).
$40 At the door

Spectating is of course free!

You can click on the links above, head over to ACL's store by clicking on the 'STORE' tab above or head directly there by clicking the link here. Click on your desired event title and press 'Add to cart', once you are done select 'Checkout' and follow the instructions for payment details. You have the options of Direct Deposit (Bank Transfer) and Paypal. Remember all tournament passes are $5 cheaper paying early online than paying at the door at ACL Sydney on the day!

ACL MELBOURNE ONLINE TOURNAMENT PAYMENT WILL CLOSE TUESDAY JULY 3RD. IF YOU HAVE NOT PAYED FOR AN TOURNAMENT PASS ONLINE BY THAT TIME YOUR ONLY OPTION WILL BE TO PAY AT THE DOOR

Blizzard World Championship Series Qualifiers:
As well as being one of the most fierce and competitive Starcraft 2 tournaments Australia will see this year, ACL Melbourne will play host to the most important Blizzard WCS qualifier event, where competitors will compete for 4 spots to the Blizzard WCS Nationals event. At the Australian Blizzard WCS Nationals event players will battle it out for $6000 worth of cash and prizes and then the Top 6 competitors will compete in the Oceanic Finals for a massive $12000! All information about the Australian Blizzard World Championship Series can be found here.

Evo Stream Party/Fighting Games:
That's right ladies and gentlemen, get in the fighting spirit and watch the biggest fighting game event of the year with all of your friends in the Melbourne Fighting Game Community! CouchWarriors has partnered with ACL Melbourne to provide a fantastic weekend of Evo, casuals, fun tournaments and silly games. Bring yourself and your friends and set yourself up in front of the big projector screen to see all the action go down while playing, practicing and supporting your Australian troops going over to try for the crown! All information about the Evo Stream Party at ACL Melbourne can be found here.

Price:
- 1 Day: $20
- Both Days: $30
This fee includes entry to any tournament you wish to be in (except for the Smash tournaments).
All Fighting games entry is to be paid at the door.

Event Schedule:
The ACL Melbourne event schedule can be found here. Please remember this is a rough event schedule and details of the schedule may change.
Rough Times:
Saturday: Doors Open 8.30am - 11pm
Sunday: Doors Open 8.30am - 9pm

Registration & Confirmation:
To register for this event go to the registration form here.
To register for this event for Gears of War 3 go to the registration form here.
To register for this event for Halo 3 go to the registration form here.

Confirmation is now open for all titles at ACL Melbourne!
To confirm for this event return to the registration form here and press confirm.
To confirm for this event for Gears of War 3 return to the registration form here and press confirm.
To confirm for this event for Halo 3 return to the registration form here and press confirm.

Once you have completed the registration form you will see you or your team signed up here.
Gears of War 3 here.
Halo 3 here.

Game Information:
Starcraft 2:
Equipment Required:
Headphones, Keyboard and Mouse. There will be some Tt gear optional for players to use, however you are more then welcome to bring your own.

Requirements and Information:
-Active Battlenet account
-No other programs or web browsers are permitted to be opened on tournament PCs. Only Starcraft 2.

Modern Warfare 3:
Equipment Required:
BYO
That can include:
-Monitor/Tv
-Xbox (and all Xbox Cords)
-Controller
-Game/s
-Headsets
-Whatever else you want or need to play

Requirements and Information:
-Latest Mw3 and XBL update
-Latest XBL update contains a LAN mode update and is essential for competition at ACL Melbourne.
-Correct gametypes and settings downloaded and ready to be played.

Halo Reach 4v4 & FFA:
Equipment Required:
BYO
That can include:
-Monitor/Tv
-Xbox (and all Xbox Cords)
-Controller
-Game/s
-Headsets
-Whatever else you want or need to play

Requirements and Information:
-Latest Halo Reach and XBL update
-Correct MLG v7 gametypes and settings downloaded and ready to be played.

Halo 3
Equipment Required:
BYO
That can include:
-Monitor/Tv
-Xbox (and all Xbox Cords)
-Controller
-Game/s
-Headsets
-Whatever else you want or need to play

Requirements and Information:
-Latest Halo 3 and XBL update
-Correct MLG v8 gametypes and settings downloaded and ready to be played.

Gears of War 3
Equipment Required:
BYO
That can include:
-Monitor/Tv
-Xbox (and all Xbox Cords)
-Controller
-Game/s
-Headsets
-Whatever else you want or need to play

Requirements and Information:
-Latest Gears of War 3 and XBL update
-All necessary map packs downloaded

Fifa 12:
Equipment Required:
Controller only

Venue Parking:
There will be on site parking available via Gate 1 on McPherson Street. Once you enter turn left and park in the Members Car Park where you will have a choice of ample parking spaces. Walk forward through to the Spaceframe and the Celebrity Foyer glass door entrance and once you reach the Celebrity Foyer take the lift or escalator to Level One. The Celebrity Room is located on your left once disembarking from the lift or escalator.

Food & Drinks:
The 'Legends Bistro' at the Moonee Valley Racecourse will be open over the July 7th - 8th weekend where cold and hot food will be available for purchase. For a more extensive list of the many surrounding food outlets around the venue please look here.

More Information:
ACL Melbourne Landing Page
ACL Melbourne Announcement Thread
Attending ACL Melbourne? Let us know by attending the event on Facebook here.

So what are you waiting for? Confirm your place for the third Pro Circuit stop of the 2012 ACL Pro Season and don't miss your chance to attend one of the Esports and live gaming events Australia has ever seen!

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schmuttt 

29 June 2012 - 09:22 PM
No H3 prize real

Just kidding can't wait :D
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inmaniac 

30 June 2012 - 12:12 AM
9 hours of stream time for Halo 3

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Sosd 

30 June 2012 - 12:23 AM
Hope I get on stream :D
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Mental 

30 June 2012 - 12:27 AM

View Postinmaniac, on 30 June 2012 - 12:12 AM, said:



:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Mental 

30 June 2012 - 12:29 AM
PLEASE PUT OUR GAMES AGAINST WRATHS TEAM ON MAINSTAGE.
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Wrath 

30 June 2012 - 01:03 AM
My would they? No point showing a 3 - 0 sweep.
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Mental 

30 June 2012 - 01:28 AM

View PostWrath, on 30 June 2012 - 01:03 AM, said:

My would they? No point showing a 3 - 0 sweep.

AWWW IT'S F*CKING ON KENT.
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TWU ROCK 

30 June 2012 - 04:40 AM
Beyond keen for this, interested to see who will perfom in H3.

my predictions:

i have no f***ing clue, but Big enough to Rack to special cuddle if warmed up.
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Direct 

30 June 2012 - 03:31 PM
Wait what the Halo 3 link on the event page says "Players" instead of "Teams" and the Halo 3 Teams page has a Halo: Reach 4v4 heading.

Hooopefully H3 is exciting to watch and not a bunch of 'tards with a "we weren't trying" attitude.
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Beware 

30 June 2012 - 03:52 PM

View PostDirect, on 30 June 2012 - 03:31 PM, said:

Wait what the Halo 3 link on the event page says "Players" instead of "Teams" and the Halo 3 Teams page has a Halo: Reach 4v4 heading.

Hooopefully H3 is exciting to watch and not a bunch of 'tards with a "we weren't trying" attitude.


One does not simply abandon me then CRITICIZE MY FUCKING WORK!














































:(
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Minxlike 

30 June 2012 - 06:47 PM

View PostWrath, on 30 June 2012 - 01:03 AM, said:

My would they? No point showing a 3 - 0 sweep.

True, hopefully you guys can place top 14 this time B)
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livevoltage 

30 June 2012 - 07:12 PM
just wondering how much it would cost for a 4v4 halo reach + halo and a FFA pass at the door
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Beware 

30 June 2012 - 07:22 PM

View Postlivevoltage, on 30 June 2012 - 07:12 PM, said:

just wondering how much it would cost for a 4v4 halo reach + halo and a FFA pass at the door


Halo Reach + Halo 3 + Halo Reach FFA pass I am assuming you mean?
$55 total.
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Talwin 

30 June 2012 - 08:34 PM

View PostWrath, on 30 June 2012 - 01:03 AM, said:

My would they? No point showing a 3 - 0 sweep.


If the stream needed to catch up they would play my team vs yours Dylan cause that would be a 3 - 0 in 10 minutes ;)
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Mental 

30 June 2012 - 09:47 PM

View PostTalwin, on 30 June 2012 - 08:34 PM, said:

If the stream needed to catch up they would play my team vs yours Dylan cause that would be a 3 - 0 in 10 minutes ;)

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BrainSeeker 2.0 

30 June 2012 - 10:50 PM
Can't wait to see the 'Seeker Strat' implemented in H3.
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Wrath 

30 June 2012 - 11:03 PM

View PostMental, on 30 June 2012 - 09:47 PM, said:

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Anything is possible when minxlike is involved.
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Jim 

03 July 2012 - 12:52 PM
Not sure if it's been posted but how will seeds be determined for Halo 3?
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Wrath 

03 July 2012 - 01:40 PM
Mah Predictions
In my opinion their are 3 tiers of teams going to Melbourne currently, 1/2, 3/4, 5/6. Although it could go either way between these teams I think this will be the rough placings. Their will be some close games in each tier and it should make for a very interesting event.
1/2.Symmetry
1/2.No Chance
3/4. The Firm
3/4.Vital
5/6DOS
5/6.Idolize
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schmuttt 

03 July 2012 - 02:00 PM

View PostJim, on 03 July 2012 - 12:52 PM, said:

Not sure if it's been posted but how will seeds be determined for Halo 3?


I was thinking the same thing. In all honesty I think Reach points would be a fair way to do it, even though we still have access to the H3 points barely anyone in that list of teams has points outside my team and Bravers.

Will H3 be bo5 double elim with extended series like always? The 'tournament structure' link for H3 doesn't go anywhere. I'm guessing since we've got 12pm-6pm to do it a double elim bracket could PROBABLY fit providing 12-6 means people really shouldn't need to go for lunch, even if you had extended series we've got 10 teams right now and considering you usually get 1-2 teams that pull out late and 1-2 that come join late that number will stay around the same.
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Sosd 

03 July 2012 - 06:40 PM

View PostWrath, on 03 July 2012 - 01:40 PM, said:

Mah Predictions
In my opinion their are 3 tiers of teams going to Melbourne currently, 1/2, 3/4, 5/6. Although it could go either way between these teams I think this will be the rough placings. Their will be some close games in each tier and it should make for a very interesting event.
1/2.Symmetry
1/2.No Chance
3/4. The Firm
3/4.Vital
5/6DOS
5/6.Idolize

Firm to beat symmetry in six
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inmaniac 

03 July 2012 - 08:01 PM

View Postschmutttampon, on 03 July 2012 - 02:00 PM, said:

I was thinking the same thing. In all honesty I think Reach points would be a fair way to do it, even though we still have access to the H3 points barely anyone in that list of teams has points outside my team and Bravers.

Will H3 be bo5 double elim with extended series like always? The 'tournament structure' link for H3 doesn't go anywhere. I'm guessing since we've got 12pm-6pm to do it a double elim bracket could PROBABLY fit providing 12-6 means people really shouldn't need to go for lunch, even if you had extended series we've got 10 teams right now and considering you usually get 1-2 teams that pull out late and 1-2 that come join late that number will stay around the same.


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In past ACL tournaments, we have had Pool Play leading into Double Elimination. At ACL Melbourne, we will have immediate Double Elimination where all teams are seeded by their ACL season points. In the event a team has no season points, they will be seeded randomly.
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Wrath 

03 July 2012 - 08:52 PM
Is there a rough idea on who has points and what not?
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SKETCHY 

04 July 2012 - 08:23 PM
I like to spam, therefore, Inmaniac has decided to replace my post with this message.
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Jim 

06 July 2012 - 09:06 AM
May I suggest and I'm sure it's been brought up somewhere but can halo Reach 4v4 prizes be swapped to Halo 3. Even though my team has a better chance at taking 1st in Reach I'd prefer the money to go to the harder competition. Halo 3 has much better competition and will undoubtedly be the main Halo event at Melbourne
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Devilz1994 

06 July 2012 - 09:26 AM
that would be unfair for the people who pay 45 for the reach 4v4...
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inmaniac 

06 July 2012 - 02:54 PM

View PostJim, on 06 July 2012 - 09:06 AM, said:

May I suggest and I'm sure it's been brought up somewhere but can halo Reach 4v4 prizes be swapped to Halo 3. Even though my team has a better chance at taking 1st in Reach I'd prefer the money to go to the harder competition. Halo 3 has much better competition and will undoubtedly be the main Halo event at Melbourne


Hey Jim, we've said from the get-go that if we run H3, it's for shits and giggles only. I agree with you in a lot of ways, but it's not fair to the people who have been playing Reach actively on our circuit.

<3
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somedude 

06 July 2012 - 10:57 PM
f**k yeah halo 3 tomorrow. The nostalgia is already starting to set in.
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Heners 

16 July 2012 - 11:58 AM
Wasn't completely sure where to post this.. but I finally just got home and am able to upload this (only took a handful of pictures at the start).

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