Arcade Legacy and PowerUp present CHRISTMAS COMBAT III! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a FREE tournament! FREE VENUE! FREE TOURNAMENT ENTRY! FREE ARCADE GAMES! FREE COOKIES! It’s the one time of year I can give back to all those who support me all year long. The free offer is open to anyone in SRK land. The only thing I ask is that each person bring some sort of sugary delight. Our spread last year was pretty impressive, but I think we can do better this year. Call grandma to bake you up something or just stop in a Meijer bakery and pick up some cookies. Heck, even a box of Cocoa Puffs would get devoured. Gamers aren’t picky when it comes to free food.
As usual we will be having raffles. Two separate raffles to be precise. The $5 per ticket raffle will have some fantastic stuff. Some things I already have confirmed - Brand new CHUN-LI TE stick, Brand new MARVEL VS CAPCOM 2 TE stick, Best Buy gift card, FYE gift card, Arcade Legacy T-shirts and gift certificates, and more! I know it sounds like a lot, but if we reach $1000 in the raffle this year, I will be raffling off a custom made arcade SUPERGUN! There will only be one like it in the world. Also, If you have something to donate or know of a business that may be interested in trading advertising for donations, please send them my way. The second raffle will be a $1 a ticket raffle. The winner will get a FREE VENUE PASS to PowerUp 2012 in April! All the money will go towards pimping out the new location (new arcade games, consoles, tables, couches, PING PONG TABLE, etc). Past raffles have paid for our STREET FIGHTER III: THIRD STRIKE board and the HD Showcase cab so really everyone wins in the end. This years raffle money will be paying for something far more important to anyone who cares about the arcade. So please buy tickets! They will be available starting now so you can spread out paying for them if that helps. You do not need to be in attendance to win, so don’t let that stop you from buying a ticket or 6.
For the free tournaments, there will be a prize to the winner of each game. Those will not be revealed until the winner is crowned EXCEPT to the winner of the IRON MAN competition goes a FREE ENTRY to PowerUp 2012 in addition to the special prize! Now the details:
Date: Saturday, December 17th
322 W. Crescentville Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Times: (doors will open at 11am)
1pm - Super Street Fighter IV AE2012 (PS3 with 360 as an option)
2pm - Iron Man Competition (various consoles/arcade)
3pm - NBA Jam 2v2 (arcade)
3pm - People’s Choice King of Fighters XIII (Xbox360)
5pm - Vampire Savior (arcade/Supergun with PS2 ports)
6pm - Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (PS3 and Xbox360)
**RESULTS: **Christmas Combat III results thread 12-17-10
All tournaments are double elimination. I recommend bringing your own controller or arcade stick, but I do have a bunch available for anyone to use for either system.
Iron Man Competition: This year the tournament will be testing your worth across five different genres of gaming. Fighting, racing, puzzle, 80’s arcade classics and mystery. The mystery category will change each round. RULES: Double elimination. Opponents will face each other in a single round of up to 5 games. First to win 3 rounds moves on in the bracket. Grand finals will be an epic first to 10 spanning all genres we can cram in. This will be capped at 32 entrants to be sure we finish. Pre-reg to ensure you are on the bracket.
People’s Choice tournament: Vote in the comments for one of these games. Most voted on by Dec 1st will fill that 3pm time slot - King of Fighters XIII, Mortal Kombat 9, Third Strike, Windjammers or Tekken 6. **EDIT - KOFXIII is the winner!
** PRE-REG**: I would like to encourage pre-registration to the tournaments by offering you a Buy 1 Get 1 free raffle ticket in the PowerUp raffle and buy 5 get 1 free in the mega raffle. You can pre-reg at the arcade in person, over the phone (513-874-8766), or by Paypal. To do paypal you will need to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the details.
**Stream: **www.twitch.tv/arcadelegacy We will be streaming AE, portions of Iron Man Competition, VS and UMvC3
Please bring setups. I rarely have to worry about that anymore as I have a bunch and you guys are all good about bringing stuff, but I always post it up as a reminder.