The Biweekly Procrastination

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The logo for The Biweekly Procrastination.

The Biweekly Procrastination, formerly known as the Ohio ARMS Online Biweekly, is an online biweekly ARMS tournament series organized by Frosty and LOSER. The series began in August of 2017 and is still having new events today. Due to this, the Biweekly Procrastination is the longest continually running online ARMS tournament series. Upon its creation, former ARMS player Azilidaz supervised the events, but after becoming uninterested in the game, he gave full control to the duo who continue to run it to this day. The tournament series is also the primary result pool for the Ohio ARMS Power Ranking.

Format

The Biweekly Procrastination typically runs double elimination brackets unless there are less than 8 entrants, in which a round robin tournament is held. On occasion an event holding 7 entrants may also be double elimination, depending on the rules at the time of the specific tournament. Players utilize Ohio ARMS' Discord server to communicate with their opponents as the brackets are ran on Challonge, a site that lacks player-to-player chat functions. In terms of the tournament's stage list, traditionally legal stages, including DNA Lab and Buster Beach among others, were chosen to be used. Today, the "Backroom" stage list is used alongside a modified version of the Backroom rule set.

Prior to its sixth installment, the Biweekly occurred on a single day of the week as nearly all other events do, but from the sixth event onwards a new format was used. This new format, dubbed the "all-week" format, allowed participants to play their sets reasonably throughout the week in which the tournament took place. The all-week format was primarily created to allow breathing room for players who have work or school and wouldn't be able to play numerous sets all in one specific day of the week.

Due to the fact that the events are ran from the Ohio ARMS Discord server as well as the event's title early on, many believed the tournament series to be locked to Ohio players only. This was never the case, in fact, the majority of the tournaments held were not region locked at all. Despite allowing European and Japanese players to enter, it was advised that all players be available at reasonable times in the EST time zone as to allow for ease on the Ohio players' part. In early 2020, the Biweekly Procrastination formally region locked to North America only as to comply with the North American Power Ranking rules. Despite this, Biweeklies occurring during the NA Power Ranking off-seasons will be open to all around the world.

From January 1st to April 1st, 2022, Dr. Coyle was banned from competitive use in any event eligible for the ARMS NA Power Ranking which included The Biweekly Procrastination. This was the first and only instance of a character being banned from the series outside of characters who were released as an event was taking place. Starting with The Biweekly Procrastination 100, stage striking rules in the series received an important new change: the lower-seeded player bans first as opposed to the higher-seeded player.

Tournaments

Bracket Date/Start Date Winner Character(s) used
Ohio ARMS Online Biweekly #1 August 20, 2017 Pwnda Icon-Spring Man.png
Ohio ARMS Online Biweekly #2 August 27, 2017 Taconative Icon-Mechanica.png
Ohio ARMS Online Biweekly #3 September 10, 2017 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
Ohio ARMS Online Biweekly #4 October 8, 2017 LOSER Icon-Helix.png
Ohio ARMS Online Biweekly #5 October 22, 2017 FormalCat Icon-Min Min.png
Ohio ARMS Online Biweekly #6: The Frosty LOSER Chronicle November 12, 2017 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
Ohio ARMS Online Biweekly #7 December 3, 2017 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
Ohio ARMS Online Biweekly #8: 2017 Finale! December 17, 2017 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
Ohio ARMS Online Biweekly #9 January 7, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination (10) -Aiakos Chronicle- January 21, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 11: Season 2 Finale February 4, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 12: Season 3 Opener February 18, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 13 March 6, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 14: The Pineapple Chronicle March 18, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 15: The Jon Dog Chronicle April 1, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 16 April 15, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 17 June 4, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 18 (Last of Season 3) June 21, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 19 (Start of Season 4) August 12, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 20 August 31, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 21 September 22, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 22: Start of Season 5 October 20, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 23 November 17, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 24 December 1, 2018 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 25 January 12, 2019 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 26: Last of Season 5! January 28, 2019 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 27 March 29, 2019 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 28 April 19, 2019 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 29 May 19, 2019 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 30 June 10, 2019 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png Icon-Misango.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 31 July 4, 2019 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 32 August 25, 2019 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 33 September 12, 2019 MrPiedPiper Icon-Ninjara.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 34 September 26, 2019 SlosherWailord Icon-Master Mummy.png Icon-Spring Man.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 35 October 16, 2019 MrPiedPiper Icon-Ninjara.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 36 November 12, 2019 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 37 November 26, 2019 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 38 January 19, 2020 SlosherWailord Icon-Master Mummy.png Icon-Spring Man.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 39 February 2, 2020 Mileve Icon-Mechanica.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 40 February 16, 2020 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 41 March 7, 2020 MrPiedPiper Icon-Ninjara.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 42 March 22, 2020 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 43 April 5, 2020 Hebirote Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 44 April 22, 2020 MrPiedPiper Icon-Ninjara.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 45 May 6, 2020 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 46 May 20, 2020 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 47 June 3, 2020 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 48 June 18, 2020 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 49 July 1, 2020 SlosherWailord Icon-Master Mummy.png Icon-Lola Pop.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 50 July 14, 2020 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 51 (Last of Season 8) July 27, 2020 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 52 August 9, 2020 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 53 August 23, 2020 HedgieMcHogerson Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Master Mummy.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 54 September 6, 2020 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 55 September 20, 2020 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 56 October 5, 2020 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 57 October 19, 2020 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 58 November 2, 2020 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 59 November 17, 2020 Serp Icon-Max Brass.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 60 December 1, 2020 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 61 December 13, 2020 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 62 January 10, 2021 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 63 January 25, 2021 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 64 (Last of Season 9) February 7, 2021 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 65 February 22, 2021 AstroNinja Icon-Misango.png Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 66 March 7, 2021 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 67 March 21, 2021 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Misango.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 68 April 6, 2021 HedgieMcHogerson Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Master Mummy.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 69 April 20, 2021 PineappleFreak Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 70 May 5, 2021 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Misango.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 71 May 19, 2021 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Max Brass.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 72 May 30, 2021 Teddy Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Springtron.png Icon-Min Min.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 73 June 13, 2021 Teddy Icon-Springtron.png Icon-Lola Pop.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 74 June 27, 2021 Teddy Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Springtron.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 75 July 11, 2021 HedgieMcHogerson Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Master Mummy.png Icon-Spring Man.png Icon-Helix.png Icon-Kid Cobra.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 76 July 28, 2021 HedgieMcHogerson Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Master Mummy.png Icon-Spring Man.png Icon-Ribbon Girl.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 77 August 11, 2021 Pixelater Icon-Kid Cobra.png Icon-Max Brass.png Icon-Mechanica.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 78 September 5, 2021 False King Icon-Twintelle.png Icon-Lola Pop.png Icon-Springtron.png Icon-Helix.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 79 September 19, 2021 False King Icon-Twintelle.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 80 October 3, 2021 False King Icon-Lola Pop.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 81 October 17, 2021 ARTMH Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Max Brass.png Icon-Spring Man.png Icon-Master Mummy.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 82 October 31, 2021 Luna-Gabs Icon-Lola Pop.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 83 November 28, 2021 Teddy Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Lola Pop.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 84 December 12, 2021 Foxster Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Max Brass.png Icon-Master Mummy.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 85 January 9, 2022 Teddy Icon-Springtron.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 86 January 23, 2022 Teddy Icon-Lola Pop.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 87 February 6, 2022 ALUMOX Icon-Max Brass.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 88 February 20, 2022 ALUMOX Icon-Max Brass.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 89 March 6, 2022 atom_brain Icon-Twintelle.png Icon-Master Mummy.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 90 March 20, 2022 ALUMOX Icon-Max Brass.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 91 April 4, 2022 Teddy Icon-Lola Pop.png Icon-Springtron.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 92 April 18, 2022 Glyph Icon-Kid Cobra.png Icon-Lola Pop.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 93 May 4, 2022 ALUMOX Icon-Max Brass.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 94 May 20, 2022 Teddy Icon-Lola Pop.png Icon-Springtron.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 95 June 1, 2022 atom_brain Icon-Twintelle.png Icon-Min Min.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 96 June 14, 2022 ALUMOX Icon-Max Brass.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 97 June 26, 2022 Pixelater Icon-Kid Cobra.png Icon-Max Brass.png Icon-Master Mummy.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 98 July 11, 2022 HedgieMcHogerson Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Master Mummy.png Icon-Byte & Barq.png Icon-Ribbon Girl.png Icon-Misango.png Icon-Spring Man.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 99 July 25, 2022 ALUMOX Icon-Max Brass.png Icon-Spring Man.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 100 August 21, 2022 Teddy Icon-Lola Pop.png Icon-Mechanica.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 101 September 5, 2022 Teddy Icon-Mechanica.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 102 September 20, 2022 Teddy Icon-Mechanica.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 103 October 4, 2022 Glyph Icon-Kid Cobra.png Icon-Lola Pop.png Icon-Twintelle.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 104 October 19, 2022 Teddy Icon-Mechanica.png
The Biweekly Procrastination 105 November 6, 2022 SuperNGuy Icon-Lola Pop.png Icon-Spring Man.png

Trivia

  • With 47 wins, PineappleFreak has the most Biweekly Procrastination wins out of all 23 unique victors.
    • PineappleFreak also has the highest win streak in the series, winning 25 tournaments in a row.
  • The name, Biweekly Procrastination, comes from the name of a SpongeBob SquarePants episode titled "Procrastination". This title also reflects how players often put off their open sets to play later in the week.
  • Due to connection issues, certain Biweekly Procrastination sets between Ohioans have been played offline at other video game events or tournaments.
  • Players who were power ranked for ARMS in Ohio were initially planned to get special events in their honor titled "Chronicles", but this was only carried out for Ohio ARMS' Season 1 Power Ranking.
The logo created for The Biweekly Procrastination 100.
  • The Biweekly Procrastination 70 had the most participants out of any Biweekly Procrastination tournament with 22 entrants.
  • The logo for the Biweekly Procrastination was created by Frosty.
  • The only players to enter every single Biweekly Procrastination are its organizers; LOSER and Frosty.
  • The Biweekly Procrastination is the second ARMS tournament series to reach 100 events, with Champions of the Era being the first.
    • The Biweekly Procrastination 100 was initially teased on August 11th, 2022 with a teaser trailer utilizing music from The Dark Knight and imagery from SpongeBob SquarePants.[1] Then, on August 12th, a trailer for the event directly parodying the episode of SpongeBob SquarePants titled "Krusty Krab Training Video" was released.[2] This video features an abundance of references to the aforementioned cartoon alongside many nods to the series’ format and history among other details.
    • The 100th event also had a unique logo created by Frosty and LOSER based directly on the title card of the SpongeBob episode "Mid-Life Crustacean". The tournament’s start time of 8:01 PM is also a reference to that episode.
      • Specifically the word 'The' in said logo has extensive filigree around it as a nod to a famous scene in the episode the event series gets its name from: "Procrastination".[3]

Gameplay Videos

Ohio ARMS Online Biweekly 1 : Pwnda (Spring Man) vs LOSER (Helix)
ARMS - Ohio Online Biweekly 9 Playlist
ARMS - Biweekly Procrastination 10 Playlist

References