The month of May is the official marker of new changes, challenges, and turning on the heat in Arizona. Several different events are lined up for this weekend from the likes of DEVASTATION, Team Hazmat, and LAN Speed Games that will undoubtedly leave gamers thirsty for more.
The events start early with a tournament challenge from the DEVASTATION crew at the Bookmans Mesa location on Wednesday.
DEVASTATION is bringing a series of competitions to several different Bookmans locations as part of the store’s Video Game Challenge Month. They’re starting the action with a Street Fighter X Tekken tournament at 5 p.m. (registration at 4 p.m.) on the 9th.
The competition is free to enter, capped at 64 players in the bracket, and 1v1 single elimination style. The games will be played on 360 systems and gems are banned from play, with prizes ranging from $50 to $100 of Bookmans store credit for the top three competitors. For more information, check out their official event page. For our Tucson friends, the DEVASTATION crew will be making a trip up to the Bookmans location there on Saturday to run another Street Fighter X Tekken tournament with a similar layout and rules as the Mesa one, for more info check out the official page for the Tucson tournament.
Following up is LAN Speed Games with their in-house League of Legends tournament on Friday at 9 p.m. The tournament has a $5 buy-in with free hours of gaming at the venue being given away as prizes. It appears to be more low-key than their previous big hitter tournaments, but it doesn’t mean any less fun.
Keeping the momentum going is Team Hazmat with their “Hazbats” on Saturday at 12 p.m. at the team’s hangout in Laveen. The tournaments that will take place are a continuation of the second season of battles in Street Fighter X Tekken, King of Fighters XIII, Soul Calibur V, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (2012 ver.), and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Entry fees vary upon tournament and winners bracket match ups will be streamed on the team’s Twitch.tv channel. For more information, check out our previous post on the ranbat rules and set ups.
At the Bookmans Flagstaff location there will also be an all-ages double-elimination tournament on a “super-secret Mario game” for the Nintendo 64. The competition will begin at 6 p.m. and the winners will also take home store gift cards ranging from $25 to $100 along with custom trophies.