Sunday, April 3, 2016

PowerUp Spring Series 2016 - Meet 1




Welcome to the PowerUp Spring Series 2016! From April to June of 2016, players will be able to earn Ranking Points in Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, and also Pokken Tournament. The Top 4 point earners in each game will be invited to participate in the Spring Series 2016 Championship to be held in July.

April 23rd, 2016 is Meet 1 of Spring Series 2016.

We are a strong community of players who wish to grow interest in fighting games, create lasting partnerships within the region, and encourage the online warriors to step up the challenge of an in-person event.

WHERE
Arcade Legacy
662 Cincinnati Mills Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45240

FEES
Venue Fee: $5 for tournament players
SFV Entry Fee: $10
MKX Entry Fee: $10
KI Entry Fee: $5
PT Entry Fee: $5

SCHEDULE & CONSOLE
All events begin at 6:00pm. In-person registration for all games ends at 5:20pm.
SFV (PS4)
MKX (PS4)
KI (XBONE)
PT (WIIU)

This is a BYOC event (Bring Your Own Controller). There are no guarantees that Arcade Legacy, PowerUp, or other players will provide you with controllers.

STREAM

CONNECT

WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to the players who have earned spots in the Winter Championship!

- SFV Invitees -
NB | Squall
0tter

Derrick Legend

Ailerus

Steel

Zach in the Box

- MKX Invitees -
Mod
Action Jackson
BxA | Jackal
Arkayne

- KI Invitees -
NS | Gilgamesh
Grand Pappy Chris
MPII The Ronin
BxA | Jackal
Solumindra

You will all have the opportunity to play in Championship Round Robins, to begin at 5pm sharp on April 23rd, 2016.

Prizes will be for 1st Place only, and consist of $15 + a Winter Championship Trophy.

POWER RANKINGS
In each game, players earn ranking points based on how they place in the bracket. There are three meets in Spring Series 2016, and points are dispersed as follows:

1st = 9pts
2nd = 8pts
3rd = 7pts
4th = 6pts
5th = 5pts
7th = 4pts
9th = 3pts
13th = 2pts
17th and Below = 1pt

The Top 4 point earners for a game will earn an invitation to compete in a Championship Round Robin for prizes and glory. If there is a tie in points for Top 4, then all the players who have earned the necessary points will earn an invitation to the Championship Round Robin.

Meet 1 of each series is randomly seeded, and then considerations are made for where players live, but only if those players have pre-registered. Meet 2 and Meet 3 begin using the power rankings to seed players in the bracket, but again, players must pre-register to take advantage of this seeding. Considerations are still made for where players live, but ranking points are more important. Players who have no ranking points, and join mid-series, receive a bottom seed and are inserted into the bracket where they fit. Considerations are made for where players live, but again the ranking points are more important.

PRE-REGISTRATION
Pre-registration is available, at no cost to you, on the PowerUp website. All fees are due upon arrival.

http://www.powerupfighters.org/p/pre-registration.html

If you would like to be seeded in the brackets such that we take into consideration city / game team / and so on, then you MUST pre-register. In-person registrants will be randomly seeded into the bracket(s) with no consideration for city / game team / and so on.

If you would like for your earned ranking points to be used toward your placement in the bracket, then you also MUST pre-register. In-person registrants will be randomly seeded into the bracket(s) with no consideration for earned ranking points.

These steps are being taken to ensure faster bracket creation and a smoother event. Thank you for your understanding.

KENTOKYO BATTLE CIRCUIT
The PowerUp Series is proud to be a part of the Kentokyo Battle Circuit seeding system! Fight hard to earn points in SFV and MKX!

In brackets of 8-31 players, Top 3 earn seeding points. In brackets of 32 players or more, Top 16 earn seeding points.

For more information about #KBC, please go to the official website:
http://kentokyocon.com/index.php/conevents/kentokyo-battle-circuit/

CHARITY
Spring Series 2016 will be supporting the Child’s Play Charity. Here is a short snippet of what they do:

“Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids.

Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, we purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.”

Over the course of Spring Series 2016, PowerUp will ask that you, the players, be great #FGCitizens and make monetary donations to Child’s Play that fit within your budget. Any amount is welcome, and we will keep an official tally for donations. Please show us a copy of your donation receipt, with only name, date and amount donated visible, and we will add your donation to our total. Or, feel free to donate in cash and we will add your donation to our total. Let’s see how far we can go in support of Child’s Play!

Visit the Child’s Play website here: http://childsplaycharity.org

RULES
All tournaments are double elimination.

Players will be required to remain within audible distance of their bracket runner once the tournament begins. Failure to arrive after a call will put the player on a 4-minute disqualification timer. Players disqualified this way may be sent to the loser’s bracket, and also eliminated from the event. Players who are disqualified are entitled to a refund of the entry fee, and also their venue fee if they choose to leave.

Blind picks are available upon player request of a tournament organizer.

You may request a coach, who must follow the PowerUp private coaching rules. The link to the PowerUp Ruleset is below.

Stages will always be randomly selected.

No fatalities on the big screen. The tournament will be up on a giant projector screen, in full view of children visiting Arcade Legacy. We do not want any parents bringing complaints to our generous venue. Brutalities are not wholly controllable, and therefore they can be displayed on the projector screen.


For the complete PowerUp Ruleset, go to this link: http://www.powerupfighters.org/p/event-rules.html
Nathan Shields PowerUp Founder

Fighting game enthusiast, martial artist, and teacher. Nathan Shields ran three regional events, two of which were part of the Road to EVO Championships in 2011 and 2012. He continues to run local FGC events and supervise the growth of his scene and the PowerUp brand.

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