Spring tournaments coming into full swing

5 02 2013

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Now that February is here, things are really kicking off for tournament season. In preparation for the now fully completed tournament roster for EVO (among so many other competitions out there), Euphoria Gaming and Team Hazmat have got you covered for any practice you will need.

To start off the month right, Euphoria Gaming will be hosting a tournament at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe on Saturday.

The tournament will be free to enter and will feature Mortal Kombat 9, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Dead or Alive 5. Casuals will start at 1 p.m. and everything starts off at 3 p.m. with DOA5, followed by Tekken Tag 2 at 5 p.m/ and Mortal Kombat 9 at 7 p.m.

All of the games will run on a PS3 and a double elimination bracket will be utilized. Prizes will be $30, $20, and $10 Amazon gift cards given to the top three placers in each tournament. For more information, check out their official Facebook event page.

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In addition to Euphoria’s event, Team Hazmat is back at it with their fourth season of Hazbats (ranking battles) kicking off on February 16.

The event has now been extended to two days with tournaments for Street Fighter x Tekken (2013 ver.), Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (2012 ver.), Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on Saturday and Mortal Kombat 9, Persona 4 Arena, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on Sunday. The Saturday events will start at 2 p.m. and Sunday events will start at 1:30 p.m.

Entry fees for all tournaments will be $5, except for Street Fighter IV: AE (2012 ver.), which will be a $10 fee. Much like previous seasons, the scoring system will rank the top seven players in each tournament with first place getting seven points and decreasing incrementally to seventh place for one point.

The Hazbats will last throughout most of March until early April as follows:

tekkenstreetfighter17- February 16 and 17
- March 2 and 3
- March 16 and 17
- March 30 and 31
- April 13 and 14

A portion of the entry fees will be taken out to contribute to the grand prize pot awarded to the overal points winners at the end of the season. For more information, check out their official Facebook event page.

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