As Summer Closes, Competition Heats Up!

16 08 2011

Summer may be officially over, but the local gaming scene hasn’t lost one bit of steam going into the fall and winter months.

Courtesy of CADE Gallery.

CADE Gallery will continue with a few more events following their successful Super Street Fighter II competition last week, as well as Euphoria Gaming holding it down in Mesa, and an event announcement from Arizona Hobbyists Paradise.

UPDATE #2: The show must go on! Cade Gallery’s own Nathan Ross has informed The Pause Button that Video Game trivia will continue as planned with himself filling in on the hosting duties. Considering this information, the bottom post has been Phoenix Down’d to revive it from strikethroughs and everything is up to date.

UPDATE #1: Cade Gallery announced via their Twitter page Wednesday night that Video Game Trivia will be cancelled due to the host, Mel of PhoenixGamer, feeling unwell. Feel better Mel! (see above update)

Early this week is the blisteringly difficult Thursday Trivia Night at CADE Gallery in downtown Phoenix. The event is set to kick off at 7 p.m., free to participate, and will be hosted by Mel of PhoenixGamer. Prizes generally include Bookman’s cards and various swag, as well as the nerdy bragging rights.

Following up is Euphoria Gaming hosting their Bloodline 2 tournament at Gotham City Comics in Mesa. The event includes two separate tournaments for Mortal Kombat and Tekken 6, both played on the PS3.

Casuals for the event are set to start at 1 p.m. and the competitions start at 3 p.m. There will be a $5 entry fee, double-elimination, and participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own arcade sticks or fight pads.

Finally, FrankCastleAZ of Arizona Hobbyists Paradise recently announced via the groups’ Facebook page that the team will be hosting gaming at the upcoming Animeland Makiba convention in Las Vegas. The convention is set to take place on September 2nd to 4th at the Palace Station. For more information, visit the convention website.




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