Anime Central 2k7, May 11th- Chicago, IL. GGXX, 3s, MVC2 CASH TOURNIES!

Due to popular demand, we’ll be hosting three separate tournaments with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!

This is the first time ACen has held an official cash prize tourney with entry fees. The entry fee is projected right now at $5 a head per game, and whatever the end pot is, ACen will DOUBLE it! So for example, if 50 people enter, that’ll be a $500 POT for that game!

If you’re looking to warm up for this year’s Evo 2k7 qualifers in Chicago (hosted by Nickel City in June), this will be a perfect opportunity!

The following games will be the official pay-to-enter tournaments:

Marvel VS Capcom 2 (arcade, consoles may be used to speed things up)
Street Fighter III : 3rd Strike (arcade, consoles may be used to speed things up)
Guilty Gear XX Slash (PS2)

If this is successful, you can expect more of these tournaments in the future with bigger cash prizes!

Conditions for entering the above tournaments:

-You must have a valid con badge to enter.

-To enter, you must (obviously) have paid the entry fee. Fees will be collected at the con, cash only.

-Entry fees are non-refundable.

-All decision by the judges/organizers are final.

-We will try to follow as close to Evo regulations as possible. However, due to the nature of the convention, some modifications to the rules may change.

-All conditions, times, rules, and prizes are subject to change without notice.

If you have any questions, just post them here. I’ll be watching the thread regularly.

I’m glad that there is finally a 3rd strike tournament at Acen this year. But I have a few questions though.

1.) Will the tourneys held on an arcade cab be set on free play/event mode?

2.) What are the set dates of the tourneys during the convention?

3.) Is it in the same location as the gameroom was last year?

4.) Will there be a pre-reg for each of these tourneys?

5.) Will the cabinets be American or Japanese sit down cabs?

6.) Will the sticks be American sticks or Japanese sticks?

Ummm…that’s all I could think up. :sweat:

1.) Yes, Tourneys will have freeplay on

2.) They will all be on Friday, May 11th. That way if you don’t want to stay for the whole con, you only need to buy a 1-day pass


4.)Probably not.

5.) They will be stand-up arcade cabinets

6.The arcade cabinets will have American p360s, but as stated, we’ll probably be using the PS2 version to move things along faster, so hopefully you will be able to use the stick you like… I’m sure we’ll figure something out.

Where is it located?

Anime Central is located in Rosemont, IL. (Just outside Chicago). The website is

Good stuff. :smile:

Btw, will the tourneys be after the dealer’s hall hours(after they close?).
Since I’ll be an exhibitor I don’t want to miss out on the 3s tourney. :wonder:

Exact times are still not posted, but we’re most likely gonna run them Afternoon/evening on Friday