BakaBT Mahjong Tournament Announced

The Slowpoke Express has just arrived bearing news – the 1st BakaBT Mahjong Tournament is a go.

As the participants have just been sorted into groups, the tournament kicks off with a league format, probably with a cutoff into further rounds. We’re still rather unclear about the particulars. The tournament organizers should have their hands full handling game reports and matching up the 98 participants confirmed thus far, as almost all of them can only play at 5pm on odd-numbered Tuesdays in their respective time zones. BakaBT has always had one of the more active anime-based communities for as long as I can remember, so it’s no surprise that the signup thread had almost 100 posts within a few days before it was slammed shut in a panic. We shall see who among the pantsu pundits shall prevail against their peers.

(See what I did there?)

After a brief respite for planning, the group list for the league stages has just been posted on the tournament board, which I’ve helpfully screenshotted here to pad out this post.

Thing is, I’m not really a forum kind of guy, so you’ll forgive me for not being able to point out any prominent posters. I expect we’ll be able to provide better coverage once the tournament is under way, after access to replays and results. Quite a few participants are claiming to be mahjong beginners, but we’ll be able to see who stands out after a few rounds. Some major thrills and spills are to be expected before the dust settles on the winners.

Update: After 10 minutes’ scrutiny of the signup thread, I’ve managed to identify a couple of the usual suspects, along with a certain someone hiding in plain sight.

Being drawn in a group along with any of the moderators should be a challenging prospect, especially since everyone’s powerlevels are still well-hidden. If anyone cares to chip in with a brief intro of yourself, we’ll cheer you on in the league stages and follow your progress with interest once you get seeded in from the group stages. Dohoho.

Yes, okay, I’ll stop now.

No. Group A: Group B Group C Group D Group E
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
him61
Debodic
Kitsu
Darkslime
bliz_c
Xysti
Monkemon
billig
saidin1015
Typhoeus
El Gonzo
NGRosales
Arveene
esswhy
Liz_Beurling
ShocWave
pingryanime
relic2279
MrWiz88
HaseoPKK
vuzedome
Tannosuke
dejl
ctyinglee
Nitt
voe
HypX
onehdtwo
Major Cross
audacity
HuyPizda
TookieBird
ice.skaarj
Rolaquin
Banana-san
Kassiopeia
yandek
kamuyi94
unchiyasumi
alukardas
Rakisuta
gurumao
Odyseas
Chiyachan
IlyaS
Ellit
serge
Mirgond
yumis
iladriel
No. Group F: Group G Group H Group I Group J
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
Mcgreag
Keraito
Yandere
therik
Haibanefag
segmafault
Akirame Miko
ammag
mandotcx
loligurolove
ob_ivan
zoidran
Kanaria
feno
lougux
Noack78
The_kingyo
osamu
Narf
Shaddonius
nileyg
FallenMemory
Dasaru
Vimes177
ecbot2
yieloon
kukiloak
Zone36
neophyte
Rakka-chan
zyp
hilander72
Crescentvn
edogawaconan
haxmaster999
Eishu
ThatDutchLad
k000000
scizor_g45
Malatin3
animel
kiradess
Yohan7
nexusangels
Perkav
afghani
FeelGood-kun
bouliemvt

3 thoughts on “BakaBT Mahjong Tournament Announced

  1. I was thinking about signing up, but my schedule isn’t really consistent and I’m unavailable most evenings/nights so I didn’t jump in when I first got linked to the signup thread. Then I forgot about it entirely for a few weeks and by the time I remembered they had closed registration (´_ゝ`)
    I regret it now since they seem to have worked hard to fit everyone in somehow. Oh well! I’m guessing you’ll see a lot of furiten forts being formed in the first few rounds so you better clean house, osamu :>

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