[Mar 24, 2012] NeSPA "Fists and Frags" Event (Lincoln, NE)

The Nebraska eSports Association and UNL Electronic Gaming Club are hosting our first ever Fists and Frags event, a set of prize tournaments for Super Street Fighter 4 (2012), Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The event is scheduled for 3:00 PM, March 24th and 31st, 2012 and will take place at Mix: Bar & Arcade, just off O Street in downtown Lincoln, NE. Come out for an exciting night of competitive console gaming and over $300 in prizes.

When and Where?

All tournaments will be held at Mix: Bar & Arcade, located at 1427 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68588. Check-in and on-site registration closes at 3:20 PM sharp. All players must check-in by this time to play in the tournament. Tournament play will begin at 3:30 PM.
The tournament will be broken over two Saturdays, March 24 and 31, 2012, with one fighting game and one shooter being played on each night.
Tournament Schedule:
March 24 - Super Street Fighter 4 and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
March 31 - Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

What are the prizes?

The prizes for each tournament are currently the same.
First Place - $50
Second Place - $25
These figures are subject to increase conditional upon meeting advance registration goals.

How do I participate?

Players must register to participate, and check-in by 3:20 PM on the night of the tournament.
Online advance registration for any single event is $7.00, and closes 24 hours before the respective tournament.
Players may register to participate in both fighting game tournaments, or both shooter tournaments, for the reduced cost of $10.00, if registering online in advance (this offer expires at 3:00 PM, March 23, 2012).
Advance registration payments are made through PayPal. Register online below.
Players my also register on-site, between 3:00 PM and 3:20 PM. Single event on-site registration is $10.00.
Players may register for both fighting games or both shooters on-site, during check-in on March 23rd for the discounted price of $15.00.
On-site registration may be cash or check.

Fighting Game Format

The tournament format for Super Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 will be similar. Both tournaments will be double-elimination, best of 3 matches (with each match consisting of 3 rounds). The exceptions are the Championship Finals, Elimination Finals and Grand Finals, which will each be best-of-5 series. In the event that a 2nd Grand Finals is necessary (i.e. winner of Championship Finals loses to winner of Elimination Finals), the Grand Finals will be extended into a best-of-7 series.
Matches for both games (SSF4 and UMvC3) will be played on XBOX 360 or PS3, depending upon players’ preference. Both players must agree on a console platform before beginning the match, otherwise the console platform will be determined by coin-flip. Character selection will be made blind by each player telling their preferred character(s) for the match to the referee, who will then set up the match. The losing player of each game series can then opt to change character(s) if they so choose. This selection is not made blind, and the winning player must play the same character(s), but may choose a different ultra or character order.

Halo and Call of Duty Format

The tournament format for Halo and Call of Duty will be similar. Both tournaments will be round-robin, 8-player free-for-all deathmatch (i.e. Slayer), in 8 minute duration matches. In other words, players will cycle through games of 8 contestants over 15 rounds, playing different opponents each round. All matches for both Halo and Call of Duty will be played on the XBOX 360.
Scores from each round will be recorded to determine score standings. Scores will be calculated as Kills * Kill-Death Ratio. Assists will be accommodated into the Kill-Death ratio with Assists treated as 40% of a kill (note: 40% is the damage threshold in most shooters in order to score an assist). The players with the highest scores after all rounds of play will be crowned champions.

General Tournament Rules

Read our general tournament rules before registering. By registering for the event, you agree to abide by these rules: http://nebraskaesports.org/about/rules. Make specific note that since this event takes place at Mix: Bar & Arcade, we will be hyper-vigilant about underage drinking. Any underage player found to be intoxicated, or any player aiding an underage person to get alcoholic drinks, will be expelled from the tournament. Don’t do it.


To register for a single tournament, please follow the appropriate link below: