Don’t Cross the Streams (actually, it’s ok if you do)

22 08 2011

The end of August has brought on no shortage of tournament action, but the last week of the month will go out with a digital bang, with most events having accompanying streams for gamers to log into and watch all the fun they’re missing out on!

AiaB's new stream looks snazzy. (courtesy AiaB Twitch.tv channel)

Starting off the week early is a Mortal Kombat tournament being hosted at Manawerx in Phoenix on Wednesday night. The tournament has a $5 entry fee, begins at 8 p.m., and has cash prizes to the winner. The entirety of the competition will be streamed on the Digital Dojo Twitch.tv channel.

Not to be outdone, Arcade in a Box launched their live stream late last week and have been running a series of test broadcasts of various locals battling it out on a variety of games. The arcade has outlined their new live streaming hours as follows: Wednesday nights from 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The AiaB crew has confirmed on their website that in addition to streaming friendly competition, all special events and tournaments will be live streamed as they occur in coming months.

Finally, Team Hazmat will be hosting another tournament triple threat on Friday, this time with Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike in the mix, as well as Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, and Blazblue. The competitions follow the layout of their last one, with a $5 venue fee and $5 entry fee per each tournament and a 70/20/10 pot split for the winners.

The crew will start with casuals early at 5 p.m., then crossing into the serious games at 7 p.m. with the Blazblue tournament kick off and progressing from there throughout the night. The team will also be streaming every match-up live on their Twitch.tv channel. (For an idea of how Team Hazmat’s streams run, watch the snippet posted above of their last Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament.) 

So even if you don’t have entry fee money, no ride, or are just plain caught up with work or school, there’s still ways to keep up with the finest fighting action Arizona’s scene has to offer.

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