[SYD] York Street Battles #44 – July 23rd

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If you think the hype train is stopping at EVO you are sorely mistaken, as YSB kicks on again in late July. All your fighting game favourites will be returning to 99 on York for another month of tournaments and casuals.  The Virtua Fighter community are once again offering the chance for new players to sit down with seasoned veterans before the tournament starts at 6:30 to talk basics through to advanced techniques, so if you’ve been looking to pick the brains of a more experienced player and learn the ropes now is the perfect time. Like last month, you can save yourself a bit of cash by registering for the event ahead of time, so pre-register for July’s YSB here.

YSB 44 is also an OzHadou Nationals 14 qualifying event! Placing well at this YSB will give you seeding at the nationals in August, so make sure you don’t miss it .If you haven’t already, make sure you register for OHN to save yourself a bit of cash during the early bird period. There’ll also be the ability for you to sign up to OHN on the day.

There’s a lot to look forward this month as always, here are the details:

Date: Saturday, July 23rd
Time: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Location: Red Room, Level 1, 99 York St Sydney NSW 2000
Entry Fee: $15 online, $20 at the door (pre-reg here)

Centralised registration will cease at 2pm so if you arrive after that please find one of the tournament organisers floating around and sign up via one of us. Registration for all Smash games open at 12 and close at 12:30.

Tournament times for this month are as follows:
12:30pm – Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
2:00pm – Street Fighter V ($5)
3:0opm – Virtua Fighter new player dojo
4:00pm – The King of Fighters XIII, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
5:00pm – Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, Super Street Fighter II Turbo ($2)
6:00pm – Mortal Kombat X ($5)
6:30pm – Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

Tournament participation is optional and tournaments will only be run if there are a sufficient number of entrants for each bracket on the day. Signups will open 30 minutes before each scheduled start time, look for a YSB staff member to register. The tournament fee for SFV and MKX is $5 with the entry distributed to the top 3 players. Tournament fees for other games are up to the organiser of each respective tournament and will be decided on the day.

In addition to the listed tournaments, there will be plenty of casuals available for a variety of games on the day. These range from the KOF franchise to older titles to a variety of anime games. If you’d like to co-ordinate casuals for a particular game, drop a comment on the Facebook event or speak to a YSB staff member on the day and we’ll be more than happy to try and co-ordinate a setup. BYO set-ups are also strongly encouraged and discounted entry will be offered to those who bring a full set-up (monitor + console).

See you there!