Posted by: coolerbecky | July 13, 2009

Things to do Over the Weekend… Kick Virtual Butt

If you’re the kind of rabid video gamer with nintenthumb and one thousand three hundred and thirty seven (or forty two) fighter game skills, you might want to try pitting your skills against other like minded gamers at the OzHadou Nationals that’s being held at the University of Technology Sydney Electronic Gamers’ Guild this weekend.

OzHadou NationalsInspired by the American tournament Evolution (www.evo2k.com), the OzHadou Nationals started at Playtime arcade in 2001 and has since become the largest annual fighting game tournament in Australia. This year, the tournament will encompass a range of games in both arcade and console styles from brand new games such as the new Street Fighter IV and Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion to old classics such as Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike and Soul Calibur 4.

The OzHadou Nationals will be accepting late registrations on the day on a “first come, first serve” basis. Expect some fierce competition as combatants battle it out in the ring of honour for a share of the prize pool and a beautiful trophy.

Exhibition TournamentThere’ll also be plenty of entertainment for non-players with seeded exhibition matches being held on a big screen throughout the day. Exhibition players include professional gamers from all over Australia, some of whom have flown in from Victoria and Brisbane. OzHadou also gets the occasional International guest and has previously hosted Justin Wong, one of the best US players, as a guest during their OzHadou Nationals 6 in 2007.

OzHadou Nationals 8 will be held on 18-19th July at the University of Technology Sydney Glasshouse Bar from 11 AM to midnight. For a full list of tournaments, combatants, exhibitions and prizes, visit the OzHadou website at http://www.ozhadou.net/ohn8/.

The venue for this year’s OzHadou Nationals has been provided by the UTS Electronic Gamers’ Guild (EGG@UTS). For more information on the Electronic Gamers’ Guild, visit the E.G.G. website at http://egg.org.au/.

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