Ignition Entertainment and fighting game tournament organisers EVO are teaming up to present the first King of Fighters XII tournament. A total of 128 players will compete in a single-elimination, five-round tournament, with the chance to win a brand new KOF XII arcade machine.
The King of Fighters XII tournament will take place on Saturday, May 30th, from 12pm-7pm at Element, located at 1642 Las Palmas Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028. Entry into the tournament will be free and all ages are welcome; however, you must register in advance in order to claim one of the 128 available slots. Sign-ups have already opened at evo2k.com/koftournament
, and places will be given on a first come, first served basis.
"2009 marks the 15th anniversary of SNK PLAYMORE's fan-favorite King of Fighters series, and Ignition Entertainment wants to reach out to the elite hardcore fighting community with this exclusive KOFXII tournament." said Shane Bettenhausen, New Business Development Director of Ignition Entertainment. "We believe that this will be the perfect opportunity for the world's best players to experience the rebirth of KOF, and we're ecstatic to be working alongside EVO to make this dream a reality."
"With over 15 years experience, the EVO team is proud to partner with one of the most trusted fighting game series of all time. "We are ecstatic to be working with Ignition Entertainment and SNK PLAYMORE to bring the fans a fighting game tournament that will blow the doors off any room. This will be a massive tournament, and look for the best and fiercest competition at this event. If you want to see high caliber play, this is the event you must attend." said Joey Cuellar, EVO Director and Founder.