We are proud to announce that we will be hosting a $100,000 Fighting Game Championships to be played at our Winter Championships at the close of 2016. The event will be hosted in sunny Orlando, Florida and feature a massive prize pool. Prizing will be split between six of the most popular competitive fighting games, including Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Wii-U, and Super Smash Bros. Melee! It wasn’t just that we wanted to host the most popular fighting games, but we also wanted to host the best players in those games.
"...including Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Wii-U, and Super Smash Bros. Melee!
With that in mind, we are also proud to announce that Avyd has partnered with some of the best fighting game community events in the United States to produce a Qualification Tour throughout 2016. Each event’s Champion will secure a qualification spot in our closed Top 8 bracket at our Winter Championships. On top of that, we will provide each Champion with free lodging and a VIP weekend pass. We will also host multiple online qualifiers giving competitors a final chance to secure a qualification spot into our Top 8 bracket. A total of six out of the eight spots will be filled by this Qualification Tour. The final two will be determined at the event itself. Below you will find the details on when and where you can qualify for your chance at $100,000.
|Date (2016)||Location (City, State)||Event (Name)||Qualifying Games|
|May 27-29||St. Charles, IL||Combo Breaker||XRD, KI, SSB4, SSBM|
|June 24-26||Orlando, FL||CEO 2016||MKX, XRD, KI, SSB4, SSBM|
|Aug, TBA||Online Qualifier||Avyd||MKX, KI, SSB4|
|Sep, TBA||Online Qualifier||Avyd||KI, XRD|
|Oct. 1-2||Orlando, FL||CEOtaku||XRD|
|Oct. 7-9||Detroit, MI||The Big House||SSB4, SSBM|
|Oct. 9-11||TBA, CA||Socal Regionals||MKX, XRD, KI, SSB4, SSBM|
|Nov, TBA||Online Qualifier||Avyd||MKX, XRD, KI, SSB4|
Game Abbreviations: Mortal Kombat XL (MKX), Guilty Gear Xrd (XRD), Killer Instinct (KI), Super Smash Bros. Wii-U (SSB4), Super Smash Bros. Melee (SSBM)
We are very excited about where we see Fighting Games heading in 2016 and we are committed to supporting the growth of FGC events for the benefit of the players. We would like to thank all of our event partners who made this possible and we can’t be more pleased to be associated with these great events. Please be sure to check out all of their events and don’t forget to go compete for a chance to qualify for $100,000. Here is to a great 2016!
For Further Information Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
|EDIT (3/24/2016 9:56PM EST)||Fixed incorrect dates for NorCal & SoCal Regional|
|EDIT (3/26/2016 1:23PM EST)||Removed NorCal & Street Fighter V from the qualifiers, and posted an important event update concerning Street Fighter V.|
A few days ago we made a very exciting announcement about our $100,000 Fighting Game event. Our goal for announcing this event was to show the community how serious we are about supporting them. It’s that same reason that made us choose to partner with several of the best fighting game community events... READ MORE »
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