Update: An online pre-pay/sign up page is now available for YSB #15. Please check it out here.
For those of you in Sydney the next YSB event will be a little bit different. We will be expanding YSB to include the Sydney Tekken Community thanks to the TTT2 console release.
Date: Saturday 10th November, 2012
Time: 12pm – 11pm
Location: Red Room, Level 1, 99 York St Sydney NSW 2000
Entry Fee: $15 prepay online*, $20 at the door
(*In the coming days we will have an online payment system available. Details soon.)
The next YSB will be held at 99 On York as per usual, however we will be moving into the ‘Red Room’ which is the same room as the last two OHNs. This means we have a larger area to use, more players and an expanded array of fighting games to play. The format of the day will be the same as usual, with the same starting times (12pm – 11.00pm). For those of you new to YSB, please read on for more details.
What is YSB?
‘YSB’ stands for ‘York Street Battles’ and was started to fill the void left by Sydney’s former meeting location for fighting game players (Good Games Sydney) due to their change in business focus. YSB is a monthly event where we hire out a conference room at ’99 On York’ (99 York Street Sydney) for a whole day of fighting game casuals, community catch-up and tournaments for the main competitive titles Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition 2012, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, King Of Fighters 13 and for the first time Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
We open the doors at 12pm and run through until 11pm. Entry is $15 per person and we charge $5 per tournament should you wish to enter. Tournament money is split among the top three placers in each game. We provide complete Xbox360 setups for all games, minus controllers. Thus, if you want to play games we strongly advise players to bring their own controllers (pads or arcade sticks). The exception is TTT2, where everything will be provided.
So what is the general format of the day?
Come in anytime from 12pm, pay your entry and register for tournaments, sit down at any console station and play your preferred fighting game(s). We ask that players rotate every three games where possible so as to ensure everybody gets a healthy amount of casual matches in before we dedicate some of the stations for the tournaments.
Tournaments tend to begin at around 2pm-2.30pm with UMVC3, which then transitions into SSF4AE2012 with KOF13 (and likely TTT2) running in parallel. VF5FS tends to run just after Street Fighter wraps up.
If you’re interested in signing up or if you need additional information, please leave comments below or join the YSB 15 discussion in the OzHadou forums.