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Mutliple fighting game tournaments at ATK Arena on the same day

Wessel Minnie

Feb 5, 2020 9:30 am

If you happen to be in Cape Town (or don’t mind travelling a bit) then there are a number of fighting game tournaments taking place at ATK Arena on 23 February 2020. It sounds like a fighting game community (FGC) fan dream, with tournaments for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Tekken 7 and Street Fighter V. Let’s dive straight into what you can expect at ATK Arena on 23 February, as revealed by Button Bashers.

SSBU South African Summer Smash Cup Qualifier

First up, we have the qualifier for the SSBU SA Smash Cup, which kicks off at 11:00 on 23 February. This is the second qualifier for the national finals, which will be held in Johannesburg on 4 April. If you win the big one on 4 April, you will get the awesome prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to Dreamhack which takes place in June this year, in Sweden! Check out our post on the SSBU South African Summer Smash Cup for more information.

 

Players who qualify in Cape Town will get their flights, accommodation and some expenses covered for the Johannesburg final. You can register by heading to the Toornament.com page for the event.

 

Running alongside the Summer Cup qualifier is the Super Smash Golden Series. Signing up to either of the two Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments will actually see you competing in both. The Super Smash Golden Series is an ongoing leaderboard for the seasonal run of the Button Bashers ‘tour’. You can head on over to the Super Smash Golden Series Toornament.com page to register.

Motherland FGC – Streetfighter V

If Streetfighter V is more your type of fighting game, then you can enter the Motherland FGC – Streetfighter V tournament, which also kicks off at 11:00 on 23 February. This tournament will be played on the PS4’s at the venue and the final check-in is at 10:30. There is an R50 entrance fee and you can register by heading to its Toornament.com page.

 

Prizes:

  • R500 for each title.
  • Each entry fee of R50 will be added to the total winning pot, with R20 going directly to ATK Arena for entrance fees.
  • To enter multiple tournaments, a player will need to pay an additional R30 fee for each game entered, which will add to the specific games pot.

Prize breakdown:

  • 1st Place: 50% of the total pot.
  • 2nd Place: 30% of the total pot.
  • 3rd Place: 20% of the total pot.

Motherland FGC – Tekken 7

If you aren’t keen on Streetfighter V or SSBU, you can always enter the Motherland FGC – Tekken 7 tournament. This will take place after the Streetfighter V one completes, but final check-ins also close at 10:30. There is an R50 entrance fee and you can register for this tournament by heading to its Toornament.com page.

 

Prizes:

  • R500 for each title.
  • Each entry fee of R50 will be added to the total winning pot, with R20 going directly to ATK Arena for entrance fees.
  • To enter multiple tournaments, a player will need to pay an additional R30 fee for each game entered, which will add to the specific games pot.

Prize breakdown:

  • 1st Place: 50% of the total pot.
  • 2nd Place: 30% of the total pot.
  • 3rd Place: 20% of the total pot.

Location and multiple tournaments

It looks like you can enter as many of the tournaments as you want. If you enter, for example, the Tekken 7 tournament and would also like to enter the Streetfighter V tournament, you will only pay R30 for the latter, saving R20. Since the Tekken 7 tournament will take place after the Streetfighter V one, there shouldn’t be any clashes to speak of.

 

The tournaments and titles all form part of the Button Bashers 2020 season ‘tour’ structure. Players will earn ‘points’ based on their final placing at each event. A special (still to be confirmed prize) will be awarded to the top placing fighters at the end of the season. Information on the points breakdown can be found on the event Facebook page.

 

ATK Arena can be found at 91 Main Road, Claremont, Western Cape. Make a note and mark the date in your calendars for some fighting game esports action.

 

For updates on the tournaments, follow Button Bashers and ATK Arena on Twitter.

 

Main image credit: Button Bashers