July 8th-9th, 2011
This is the Rio Grande Valley’s first two day event with $1000 up for grabs. Don’t be shy, the main events are on Saturday, but Friday has a lot planned as well.
This year we are teamed up with the Omnicon Anime Convention who secured us sufficient space to run tournaments as we see fit [yes, total and complete control of tournaments, prize money, etc]! On top of that, this has to be the dopest location I have seen to date. We are very fortunate to have the full support of NE1 LAN CNTR providing us with 30 Monitors and XBOX 360s!
It is also worth noting that this tournament will also feature a $500 Pot Bonus for the Super Smash Bros. Brawl singles tournament. We are also fortunate to have this being the circuit stop for their communities Lone Star Circuit.
This event will be archived and streamed courtesy of Charro Punks.
McAllen Convention Center
700 Convention Center Blvd.
McAllen, TX, TX 78501
Venue pictures coming soon!
There are several people willing to house crews for the night, I would advise posting up for inquires before booking one of the two cheap hotels near by. PM me and I can get back to you with potential housing opportunity or discounted hotel rates courtesy of Omnicon.
Registration and Venue Fee
The usual and initial thought of Convention prices scares potential tournament participants. However, we have been able to secure a special rate that allows access to the tournament room only. This tournaments pass is as follows:
Two day pass [Friday and Saturday]: $15
This is the only option to get into the convention and tournaments that is cheaper than the Convention Pass. I highly suggest attending both days to get the total bang-for-the-buck!
If you happen to love anime Conventions and wish to have full attendance, you can purchase a regular convention badge from the Omnicon website. The Convention badge will allow you full access to everything including the tournaments, former Power Ranger panels, and other fun things the convention has in store for you!
Also, conventions [down souf, at least] typically provide controllers, however, this event is BYOC to bypass bag searching. Watch your joysticks carefully, if you are caught stealing or trying to steal, you will be totally ejected courtesy of the Convention Centers security staff.
Format and Qualification
All tournament games will all be standard double elimination and 2/3 games, with Winner’s, Loser’s and Grand Finals being best 3/5.
Game list and Tournament Schedule
BlazBlu CSII 
Tekken 6 [PS3]
Halo CE & Halo 2
FFA, 2v2, 4v4
Super Smash Bros. Melee Doubles [GC]
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Doubles [Wii]
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike [PS2]
Capcom vs. SNK 2 [PS2]
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 [DC]
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix [Console TBD]
Super Street Fighter IV AE Teams 2v2 
Mortal Kombat (360)
Halo: Reach (360)
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (360)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Singles (Wii) [$500 Pot Bonus]
Super Smash Bros. Melee Singles (GC)
Super Street Fighter IV (360) [$500 Pot Bonus]
We will also hold REDEMPTION tournaments Saturday for Brawl and SSFIV AE. Entry to Redemption is $5 and standard payout.
Entry Fee and Payout Distribution
All events on Friday are $5 entry and payed out 70/20/10. The only exception will be the 2v2 portions for AE and Smash. Those are $10 a team, also payed out 70/20/10.
Main Events Saturday are as follows:
Mortal Kombat - $10
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - $10
Super Street fighter IV AE - $10
Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl Singles - $10
I will post the percentage distribution for the pot bonus games momentarily, they will feature a top 8 payout. Melee, MK, and MvC3 are 70/20/10.
Raffles and Prizes:
Information coming soon…
There is no outside food or drinks allowed in the venue with the exception of their concession stand. Withing 5 minutes drive you can find tons of restaurants located in the plaza just south of the Convention Center.
I believe that wraps up all the information. Please post up with any questions or concerns regarding the tournament or convention and I will do my best to answer them.