Fighting games have been a mainstay in gaming, and the genre has enjoyed a cult-like following even before the term “esports” has been coined. What started as fun games with siblings and friends graduated to battling strangers-turned-friends in the local arcades. Now, many years later, fighting games are poised to take their rightful place on the pantheon of esports genres.
For years, fighting game tournaments have been held in many gaming shops. With the popularity of titles like Tekken 7 and Street Fighter V, 2018 is going to be a big year in fighting game tournaments turned bonafide esports.
Ready your arcade sticks and controllers as Gariath Concepts and Playbook are turning Brawlfest into a full-fledged event for one intense fighting game weekend this August with Brawlfest Versus Arena. It will be happening on August 17 to 19, 2018 at the Cyberzone area, 4th Floor The Annex, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City.
This will be the first standalone event for Brawlfest since its debut in 2015 at the Esports and Gaming Summit. Different communities from the fighting game scene will unite for three days full of action and hype. Starting on Friday, gamers will be able to try out some of the hit fighting games and play casually with other fighting game enthusiasts with Brawl-All-You-Can. Then on Saturday and Sunday, it’s time to go competitive with a series of tournaments. The Globe Philippine Pro Gaming League Season 2 Tekken 7 will have its Last Chance Qualifiers and Grand Finals at Brawlfest Versus Arena as well.
Brawlfest Versus Arena will feature tournaments for the seven popular fighting games in the country: BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Arc System Works), Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Entertainment), Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 (Arc System Works), Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (Capcom), Street Fighter V Arcade Edition (Capcom), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo), and Globe PPGL Season 2’s Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Entertainment).
Players that are interested in participating for the following games can register by clicking on the preferred game title. Registration to all tournaments are free.
A hefty Cash Prize Pool is at stake and the best in the fighting game community won’t go easy on their challengers. Below are the prize pools for each of the tournaments:
Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition and Super Smash Bros.
Champion: PHP 12,000
1st Runner Up: PHP 5,000
2nd Runner Up: PHP 3,000
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite
Champion: PHP 6,000
1st Runner Up: PHP 3,000
2nd Runner Up: PHP 1,000
Globe PPGL Season 2 Tekken 7
1st Place – PHP 45,000
2nd Place – PHP 20,000
3rd Place – PHP 12,000
4th Place – PHP 9,000
5th-6th Place – PHP 4,500
7th-8th Place – PHP 2,500
So it’s time to show everyone your best combos with the rest of the fighting game community at Brawlfest Versus Arena. For more information, you may visit the official Brawlfest Facebook page.