Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Tournament Series – Starts February 10th!

  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Tournament
  • First USA VF5:FS Tournament
  • Brought to you by SEGA, Southtown Arcade & IPlayWinner

Location: Southtown Arcade; 447 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Cost: $5 venue, $5 pot entry

Pre-registration is possible and encouraged! Please register at the front desk! NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY REASON.


3.1: February 10th
3.2: March 30th
3.3: April 27th
3.4: May 25th
3.5: June 15th


SEGA will be providing exclusive T-Shirts for the Top Three finishers!

Game – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (Ver. A)

Platform: Sega Lindbergh
Start Date: Friday, February 10th, 2012
Start Time: 7:00PM Start time
End Time: 11:00PM (+/- an Hour)
Entry Fee: $5 venue, $5 to the pot
Max Entries: 32
Prizes: 70/20/10% of the pot for 1st/2nd/3rd Place (pots are paid out at the conclusion of each session)


  • Timer will be set to 45; Damage/Handicap will be set to default.
  • Game will be set to Three out of Five Rounds.
  • All characters are allowed.
  • Loser may change character; Winner may not change character.
  • Glitches are allowed, provided they do not crash the game.
  • Infinities are allowed.
  • Tournament bracket will be standard Double Elimination.
  • Two out of Three Games will determine a winner.
  • Losers Finals will be Two out of Three Games.
  • Grand Finals will be Three out of Five Games.
  • Coin toss determines 1P/2P side.
  • Sudden Death: In the event of a tie, BOTH players will take a loss. If it comes down to the final match for both players, then a Sudden Death blind-pick single game will determine the outcome.
  • Controller Failure: If you suspect a control malfunction or failure, immediately raise your hands to halt the match. You may not retroactively call control failure after a round or match has finished. This will be penalized as a Forfeiture if abused to gain an advantage in a match.
  • DQ/Forfeiture: If you cause interference during a match for any reason, you are subject to forfeiture of the round. If it is deemed intentional, you may be subject to a two-round forfeiture or outright disqualification.
  • In case of a dispute that is not covered by this rule set, final decision will be made by a judge; all decisions made by judges are final. All participants will be made aware of who the judges are during registration.
  • Employees, Sponsors or Affiliates, including direct family members of SEGA, Southtown Arcade or IPlayWinner may compete but are ineligible to receive sponsor prizes.
  • All competitors are required to sign a waiver prior to competing in the tournament! You will be denied entry to the tournament if you refuse to sign the waiver. No exceptions.
  • Particpants under the age of eighteen (18) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No exceptions.


  • Don’t be a dick!
  • Throws are cheap.
  • Clean up after yourself!
  • NO DRINKS ON CABINETS. If we see you with a drink on a cabinet, you will be ejected and no refund will be given.
  • BE ON TIME! All players will be given approximately three minutes to appear following their name being called prior to the start of the tournament; if you are not present, you will be disqualified, your name will removed the bracket and you will not be issud a refund!
  • Prior to the start of a match, players will be given three minutes to appear after their name is called; five minutes from Top 8 forward. If you do not appear after the allowed time has passed, your match will be considered FORFEIT and your opponent will be awarded a victory! NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Random brackets are Random! We will NOT modify brackets in any way, for any reason, even if you end up playing your brother/best friend/mother/sparring partner/Justin Wong in pools! NO EXCEPTIONS. We will be using Challonge for all Bracket Creation/Management; brackets will be posted after creation and viewable on displays in the venue.
  • You are responsible for your own belongings! Southtown Arcade cannot and will not be held resposible for your belongings, nor can we offer to hold or store them! Please travel light!
  • All rules/regulations are subject to change with or without notice at any time for any reason.



Will the game be at the Arcade on a full-time basis?
The game will only be available on the date of the tournament. We may have the game on a more regular basis, but no promises! More on this soon!

Will the game be playable prior to the start of the tournament?
Yes! The game will be available for play at the Arcade at 3PM (opening time) the day of the tournament.

I can’t make it! Will there be a stream?
Absolutely! You can watch the stream LIVE at

Your dates/rules/payout methods suck and I hate you! Please die.
We’re always open to making changes and we welcome all suggestions/feedback! Please do not hesitate to let us know what you think! We are doing what we can to ensure the best experience for our Guests!

See you soon, and good luck!


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1 Comment » for Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Tournament Series – Starts February 10th!
  1. fuudo says:

    what is the cost to play the game during casual time?