• Courtyard Chicago Downtown Mag Mile (map)
  • 165 East Ontario Street
  • Chicago, IL, 60611
  • United States

Rubicon 9 (RC9) is the ninth in a monthly tournament series held in Chicago. Every tournament features a top50 player invite, amateur bracket, college student discounts, and Melee ONLY.

Thanks to you guys, Rubicon is the largest and most stacked Chicago monthly of all time!

RC1: 106 entrants
(1) TGL | Druggedfox (2) IX | Captain Faceroll (3) ME | Vro

RC2: 106 entrants
(1) Tempo | Westballz (2) kjh (3) GLA | Prince Abu

RC3: 91 entrants
(1) SPY | MacD (2) IPG | Kels (3) IX | Dart

RC4: 86 entrants
(1) SS | Colbol (2) IPG | Kels (3) Ginger

RC5: 100 entrants
(1) Lucky (2) Gahtzu (3) IPG | Kels

RC6: 197 entrants
(1) GC | Silent Wolf (2) kjh (3) IPG | Kels

RC7: 144 entrants
(1) Tempo | Axe (2) SPY | MacD (3) Duck

RC8: 100 entrants
(1) IX | Dart! (2) COG | Wizzrobe (3) Ginger

Dart! is the first ever player to defend the Midwest against an invited player! 7-1 away team.

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Our next guests are the duo known as Grab'N'Go. Please welcome, from NY, The Moon and DJ Nintendo!
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Please promote this to your local colleges. Discounted venue fee for currently enrolled students who bring college IDs.

LOCATION:
Downtown / Magnificent Mile
Courtyard Chicago
165 E Ontario St,
Chicago, IL 60611

Intersection of Michigan Ave.
3 min drive from Lake Shore Drive
3 min walk from Grand Red Line
5 min bus ride from Millennium Station
15 min bus ride from Union Station

GAMES: Super Smash Bros Melee, hosted by Vro and Goldman Snacks

PARKING:
DO NOT PARK IN THE HOTEL PARKING GARAGE. IT IS $64+

Check out the app SpotHero to look for the best parking options downtown. Plan to pay $10-20. You can also park further away from downtown at a CTA stop, then ride the CTA. I *strongly* suggest to carpool and split the cost or to use public transit.

You can drop off your setup at the venue before parking to avoid carrying it.

STREAM:
twitch.tv/MeleeEveryday

COMMENTARY SIGN UP:
http://bit.ly/rc9comm

BRACKET:
challonge.com/users/vro

SCHEDULE:
10:30 am - Venue Opens / Registration starts

12:00 pm - DOUBLES REG ENDS
12:30 pm - Doubles Starts

2:30 pm - SINGLES REG ENDS
3:00 pm - Singles bracket pools start

5:00 pm - Singles bracket pools done / DINNER / TMG [UIUC vs NU]

6:00 pm - Amateur bracket starts
6:30 pm - Top 32 photo + bracket
10:00 pm - Tournament Ends
11:00 pm - Venue Closes

DO NOT message Arjuna or Cary during registration. If you are running late, have a friend pay and sign up for you. DQs are enforced 10m after your match is delaying bracket (TO discretion).

COST (Cash Only):
Venue fee: $17
Full Melee Setup: $5 discount
College ID: $2 discount
(so w/ both discounts: $10)

The first 20 setups checked in before NOON will receive a $10 discount. Setups must be a reasonable tournament size and must remain in the venue until top32 is underway.
(so w/ both discounts: $5)

Melee Singles: $10
Melee Doubles: $5 each teammate ($10 per team)
(Ex: if you enter both events that's $15 + $17 for venue fee if you do not receive venue fee discounts.)

Amateur Bracket: $3
Eligible to those who entered Melee Singles but did not make it out of pools. Straight to bracket, double elim.

PAYOUTS:
<50 entrants
50%, 30, 15, 5

<100
45%, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5

100+
40%, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 2.5, 2.5

RULESET:
Melee:
- APEX ruleset (with a couple modifications) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74563582/Apex/Apex2015_Rulebook.pdf
- DK64 is banned in teams
- Semi's/Finals are all 3/5