Texas Showdown 2014(Houston, Tx - April 4-6, 2014)



The largest and longest running fighting game tournament series in the state, Texas Showdown, is back for 2014!

Feature Game Lineup
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012(Xbox 360) + $500 courtesy of Display Lag
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3(Xbox 360) + $250 courtesy of Texas Showdown
Tekken Tag Tournament 2(PS3)
Injustice Gods Among Us(360)
BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma(PS3) + Merchandise from Funimation
Killer Instinct(XOne)

Side Games
King of Fighters XIII(PS3) + $300 Bonus courtesy of the Texas KOF Circuit
Soul Calibur V(PS3) + $100 courtesy of the Evilly Geeky Gaming Bros
Super Smash Bros Melee(Wii)
Project M(Wii)
Street Fighter X Tekken 2013(360)
Guilty Gear AC+R(PS3) + $100 courtesy of Texas Showdown

Stargate Classic Pentathlon
Marvel vs Capcom 2(PS3)
Capcom vs SNK 2(PS3)
Street Fighter III 3rd Strike(PS3)
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo(CPS2)
Street Fighter Alpha 3(CPS2)

More coming soon!


Texas Showdown will be using ASUS VH238H monitors.

Insomnia Video Game Culture

Evilly Geeky Gaming Bros
Game Over Video Games
SkyForge Studios
Bid Serious
RikRic Otaku Cafe

Prize Distribution:
-SSF4:AE and Ultimate MvC3 – If 128 but under 256 entrants – Top 8 pay out – 1st (60%), 2nd (20%), 3rd (10%), 4th (4%), 5th (2%), 6th (2%), 7th (1%), 8th (1%). If 256 entrants – Top 16 pay out – prize distribution TBA
-TTT2, Injustice, BBCP, KI – Top 8 pay out – 1st (60%), 2nd (20%), 3rd (10%), 4th (4%), 5th (2%), 6th (2%), 7th (1%), 8th (1%)
-SFxT, GG, KOF, SC5, SSBM, PM, MvC2, CvS2, ST, 3S, A3 - Top 3 payout - 1st (60%), 2nd (30%), 3rd (10%)
Stargate Classic Pentathlon
Half of the entry fees go towards the total prize pot, the other half to each individual tournament prize pot
-Overall top 3 payout - 1st(60%), 2nd (30%), 3rd (10%)
-MvC2, CvS2, ST, A3, 3S - top 3 payout - 1st(60%), 2nd (30%), 3rd (10%)

Official Site:

Online Registration Page:
Registration link

Venue Fee
Standard Registration (Jan 1 - February 14)): $30 registration fee.
Late Registration (February 14 - March 31): $40 registration fee.
On-Site Registration(April 4 Only!): $50 registration fee.
Spectator Fee:
On-Site Spectator Fee: 3 Day Pass: $15
Spectator fee applies to all attendees not participating in any headliner games.
Kids 12 years or younger are free, with adult supervision. (Not eligible for complimentary raffle)

Tournament Fees
$15 - SSF4AE 2012, UMvC3
$10 - BBCP, Injustice, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Soul Calibur 5, Super Smash Bros Melee, Project M, SFxT, GG
$50 total or $10 per game - Stargate Classic Pentathlon(MvC2, CvS2, ST, 3S, A3)

Main games SSF4AE2012, UMvC3, TTT2, IGAU, BBCP, KI can be registered online.
For participants who only wish to play in side games, you should still register and buy your venue badge as soon as possible to avoid the price hike at the door.

April 4-6, 2014

Crowne Plaza, Galleria Area
7611 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77024

Web Site: Crowne Plaza Galleria
Parking is free, Valet is optional.

Food and Beverage:
Oak Room Sports Bar and Grill - in the hotel
Fast Food: Jack in the Box, Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Quiznos, Panda Express within 5 minutes
Sit down Restauants: WIngs-N-More, Cafe Adobe, Kpop, Red Robin, Dave & Buster’s, all within 5 minutes

Houston Hobby (HOU)
Bush Intercontinental (IAH)

Hotel Rates:
Call 1-877-227-6963 and mention “TSF” for a rate at $109/night

Stream Channels:
Panda X Gaming

Chris Chou
Javier Moreno

Web Design and Programming:
Javier Moreno

Follow @Texas_Showdown, @javisrk, @ranma0005
Offical Tag: #txs14
Ranma0005’s Channel
Texas Showdown archive matches
Facebook Fan Pages:

*Texas Showdown and its staff is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged articles.
*Texas Showdown and its staff can eject any groups/individuals that cause harm or malicious intent from the event at anytime.
*Texas Showdown and its directors can change/modify tournament rules at any time.


Held for future info


Minor note, Injustice will be held on 360 instead of PS3.


Super Smash Bros Melee and Project M have been added to the side games lineup


We have added MvC2, CvS2, 3rd Strike, ST and Alpha 3 in an event we call, the Stargate Classic Pentathlon

Much like the actual pentathlon, this contest will feature five events. For this we are hosting tournaments for five of the classic fighting games of last generation, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Capcom vs SNK 2, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo.

The Pentathlon will be a contest to see who is the best in all the games. Entry fee for each individual tournament is $10. Players can decide whether or not to enter each tournament. The $10 tournament fee will be split up between $5 for the individual tournament prize pot, and $5 for the total pentathlon prize pot. Tournaments will be best 2/3, double elimination, 3/5 grand finals. Points will be given to all players towards the final ranking.

MvC2, CvS2, and 3S will be played on the PS3 digital download versions. ST and A3 will be played on CPS2 systems, boards supplied by Stargate Arcade owner Chris “Cmutt” Wong. Additional prizes for the pentathlon winners will be given by fashion blog http://www.wewearthings.com/ and others. MvC2, CvS2, and 3rd Strike will take place Friday night, while ST and A3 will be on Saturday.


This weekend is the end of our early bird pricing of $30 for the venue fee. After Friday, Feb 14, the price will be raised to $40 until the day of the tournament. Venue fee will be $50 at the door.


Last day to pre-register is March 29. After that, you will need to register at the door.


Want to see Street Fighter X Tekken in the lineup for Texas Showdown 2014?

Then click here and vote for it to be the final official game added to the event!


Capcom will be bringing Ultra SF4 for attendees to play at Texas Showdown!


Guilty Gear AC+R and Street Fighter X Tekken 2013 have both been added to the lineup!


Online registration ends in 10 days! Else you will have to register at the door at the $50 venue fee cost!


Online pre-registration has ended. We will be taking onsite registration on Friday April 4, starting at 2pm. Registration for Friday games will end at 5pm, Saturday games will end at 10pm.


is no one streaming the CvS 2 or MvC 2 tourneys?

never played these games and watned to see them


Man this tournament was busted. I watched, but I didn’t know until later when a friend told me that it is run by shady people. Something about handing out SBO quals tickets one year to buddies instead of tournament winners.

Anyways, the stream quality for the first day on LevelUp was pretty bad. Not to mention their 1-4pm slot turned into a two hour slot. wtf? this is the most popular FG right now. And everything seemed to be running behind schedule. On the final day for BBCP, the Panda streamers showed up late. Every schedule seemed to run 1-2 hours behind.

Then we were told Ultra SF4 would be showed. It was even on their stream schedule, but nope. Not even a mention by the tournament runners to the stream watchers what happened.

There is no mystery as to why there was less than 100 people in the crowd on camera.