The NCH TEAM
New Challenger (NCH) was created June 2016. We are a casual fighting game group made by new players, for new players. The group is comprised of players that range from “I know how to throw a fireball!” to seasoned veterans looking to help out the new players, and everything in between.
The NCH holds random Coaching Nights throughout the week. The purpose of these events are to help people to better understand the basic fundamentals, combos, tech, etc of the game.
HOW ARE COACHING NIGHTS ORGANIZED AND HOW DO YOU JOIN?
- Basically, the lobbies are 3-4 people, (including the Coach)
- The Coach may participate and fight, and critique your gameplay
- Most of the time the coach will watch you vs someone else in the lobby
- Mics are HIGHLY recommended so the Coach can give you on the fly tips and suggestions
- The Discord bot will announce when/where the event will start. We also Tweet out this information!
- The Coach hosting the event will also announce when/where in the Discord
- Ping the Coach asking for an invite, or just join the coach’s lobby once it’s up and running. (see Discord bot’s repeat message for lobby information.
New Challenge holds weekly NA and EU tournaments. It’s an opportunity for newer players, and some veterans, to get the same tournament thrill higher ranked players get. For a lot of our participants, this is their first tournament.
HOW DO I JOIN THE WEEKLY TOURNAMENTS?
After you’ve joined the Discord, you can ask in the #general chat channel for your respective game, or check #nch_schedules. We post all the tournaments in there for the week for all games we host tournaments for.
Friday: NCH EU Weekly 8:00 PM Paris Time
Sunday: NCH NA Weekly 3:00 PM EST
See one of our Challonge posts (see #schedules) or Reddit r/sf posts. All the rules and what we expect from our participants are there
FIGHT NIGHTS & LOUNGES
We are a VERY active Discord and someone ALWAYS has a lounge open. We hold regular evening Fight Nights for EU and NA!
WHAT ARE FIGHT NIGHTS?
Fight Nights are an opportunity for Bronze and Silver players to get together with other members of NCH community in a lounge to play SFV and have some fun. They happen every night of the week and feature different organizers who set their own rules, although we strongly encourage a “3 win then you drop to the bottom” rule. Fight Nights vary between Europe (EU) and North America (NA) time zones and when there’s enough interest, both! Mics are optional, although they’re a great way to chat with other players and get some pointers on your play style or match up.
I’M NOT A BRONZE OR SILVER, CAN I STILL PLAY?
Of course, you can!
One of the reasons New Challenger is so successful is because of people like you who join events and give back to the community by helping other players improve! Fight Nights are a great time for new players to ask more experienced players for help or watch some great matches.
Regardless of your level, a 3 win limit is still in effect and we ask that all players respect the Fight Night Organizer and any rules he or she may set.
As a higher ranked player, you may occasionally be asked to step out of a lounge at the request of an organizer. While most people will appreciate the help you are willing to offer, some will prefer to play against similarly ranked players and gain experience that way. Every Fight Night is different and depends on what the organizer is trying to achieve. Please respect the atmosphere the organizer is trying to build and the fact that not everyone plays at 100% on Fight Night, especially if there’s beer involved!
If you’re asked to step out, there are still plenty of ways you can have fun. The main chat channel is always active or you can host a separate room. Fight Nights are very popular and a great way to have fun, regardless of your skill level.
HOW DO I JOIN THE FIGHT NIGHT?
After you’ve joined the Discord, watch for.Fightbot to announce the lounge information. OR just ask in the #general chat. Someone will reply with the information. As a last resort, request an invite.
Of course, there are, but they’re pretty simple…
1) Don’t be a dick
2) 3 win limit unless the Fight Night Organizer says otherwise
3) Good players, respect the wishes of the Fight Night Organizer.
4) No “NSFW” content
5) See our #rules channel for full details
Our discord is adult themed and may contain adult language. There are very few filters but our Mods will step in if things start to get out of hand. For best practices, refer to Rule #1 above. It’s the first rule for a reason