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Desert Journey – A Red Note Teaser Tournament

April 9, 2022

Desert Journey - A Red Note Teaser Tournament

Red Note is a brand new rhythm gaming focused arcade in Las Vegas, NV. In fact, it’s so new that it’s not even open to the public yet! Aside from having a fun tournament, the goal of this event is the give the dance game community a preview of the new arcade. A Dance Dance Revolution tournament will be the main attraction, but there will be other rhythm games available to play throughout the day.



This will be a fun and casual tournament hosted at a brand new DDR friendly location in Las Vegas! We have two DDR white cabs running on A20+ (latest version). Signups are capped at 32 players to ensure that the event runs within a single day. If more than 32 players signups, the additional players are considered to be on a waitlist to replace any no-shows. There will also be a StepManiaX side tournament running in parallel with a similar format as the DDR tournament.


Entry Fee

  • $10 Entry Fee.



$573 Prize Pool!

  • 1st Place: $300 Amazon Gift Card
  • 2nd Place: $175 Amazon Gift Card
  • 3rd Place: $75 Amazon Gift Card
  • 4th Place: $23 Amazon Gift Card
  • 5th-8th Place – Mystery Prizes (!??)


“Very Approximate Schedule”

  • 10:30am: Doors Open
  • 11:00am: Tournament Check-in
  • 11:45am: Check-in last call (accepting waitlist signups)
  • 12:00pm-6:30pm: Swiss Rounds
  • 7:00pm: Finals
  • 7:30pm: Prize Awards
  • 11:30pm : Closing Time


Tournament Rules:

32 Player Swiss Main Bracket

We will be using a Swiss style format, ensuring that players of all skill levels will get to play the same amount of matches compared to a traditional elimination bracket format where generally lower skilled players do not see much play. For every song you win, you will receive one point. The top (4) players with the highest number of points at the end of the Swiss Bracket will move onto the final round. Tiebreakers may be required to determine the top (4) and will be resolved with additional tiebreaker matches. The amount of rounds played will be based on the amount of entrants and will be determined the day of the event.

Each match will consist of two songs with one song being picked by each player at the start of the match. Pad side will be randomly chosen unless both players agree on side selection. Players much choose their songs wisely because they may not pick the same song again for the entire tournament (excluding finals).

4 Player Single Elimination Bracket

The finals will be a classic single elimination bracket seeded by the performance in the Swiss Bracket.

The semifinal matches will consist of a best of (3) song match with each player picking one song, and if necessary, a random song to resolve a tiebreaker. The higher seed will get to choose one of either a) choice of song selection order or b) pad side. The lower seed will choose the other. Each player will receive (2) song vetoes to be used at any time during the match. The final matches that determine prize money will be the same as the semifinal matches, except it will be best of (5) songs with each player receiving (3) song vetoes.

Similar to the Swiss Bracket, players may not choose the same song twice for the rest of the tournament but they do start with a clean song selection slate in the finals.



Tournament brackets and additional information can be found at: https://smash.gg/red-note-stepmaniax


April 9, 2022


Red Note Gaming
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Red Note of Las Vegas
1881 S. Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146 United States
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