AZHP Gaming releases schedule for Phoenix Comicon

14 05 2013

536432_10150916656778567_732766104_nWith Phoenix Comicon less than two weeks away, AZHP Gaming is preparing to hold its gaming room  for the 8th year running at the event. The group released their competition schedule late Monday night and are featuring over ten tournaments and plenty more.

The group will be running casual stations for the Thursday preview night from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. The action really kicks off on Friday. Their tournament schedule is as follows:

 

Friday-

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All these tournaments is making Bob sweat!

Gears of War Judgment (360) – 11 a.m.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3) – 1:30 p.m.

Halo 4 [2v2] (360) – 4 p.m.

Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3) – 6:30 p.m.

Mortal Kombat (PS3) – 9 p.m.

Saturday-

King of Fighters XIII (PS3) – 11 a.m.

Persona 4: Arena (PS3) – 1:30 p.m.

Street Fighter x Tekken (PS3) – 4 p.m.

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (PS3) – 6:30 p.m.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3) – 9 p.m.

Sunday-

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) – 11 a.m.

Call of Duty Black Ops II [2v2] (360) – 2 p.m.

The group will give away slews of prizes which include NoS energy drink packs, Aqua Red t-shirts, $20 giftcards to The Game Zone, Evil Controller controllers, comic books, prints and much more.

Along with regular tournaments, AZHP will be hosting casual game stations throughout the weekend for attendees to freely play. All the competitive action will be streamed by Team Hazmat and Team Mailorder. Tickets for Phoenix Comicon are currently on sale at their website.

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