Ever wondered how local gamers get sent to Las Vegas to represent Australia at the international gaming tournament, EVOLUTION (EVO)? One of the stepping-stones is OzHadou's national tournament, an annual fighting game institution that kicks off its 10th year in Sydney this February.
In the run-up to EVO, which takes place in Vegas in July, various tournaments are held all over the world where players compete for qualifying points. The OzHadou Nationals is one such tournament where qualifying points can be earned. The competition runs over three days from February 17-19 and everyone is welcome to enter.
The game line-up for 2012 includes Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Soul Calibur 5, and King of Fighters XIII. Players will also be able to compete in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, although EVO qualification points are not rewarded for that category. Side tournaments and casual play will also be made available for those who want to attend but aren't quite ready to face the tough competition.
We'll be sure to write a reminder post in the lead-up to the event to make sure that no one forgets, but if you're keen to pre-register, registration is now open.
WHAT? OzHado Nationals 10 WHEN? 17, 18, 19 February 2012 WHERE? The Red Room, Level 1, 99 York St, Sydney NSW 2000 BUT WHAT IF I DON'T LIVE IN SYDNEY? GOSH WHY IS EVERYTHING ALWAYS IN SYDNEY I HATE SYDNEY SO MUCH SYDNEY SYDNEY SYDNEY I AM FROM ADELAIDE OR SOMETHING? They hold regional tournaments, too! REGISTRATION? Yes, registration! You should do that. You should do that right here! FEES? There is an entry fee because these things cost money to run! They also give away a fair amount of prizes during the event. If you register before February 6 it will be $35 to compete and $15 to spectate and take part in casual play. Fees go up to $50 and $30 respectively after February 6.