Everything, ladies and gentlemen! New events, new games, new circuits, everything. Esports can only go up right now and that includes the Fighting Game Community.
We’re starting the year off right, with Kumite (Wata! Woo!) in Tennessee. I am so happy to see this recent Mortal Kombat X revival, no doubt thanks to the announcement of MK11. It’s one my favorite games to watch and it’s great seeing it get one last hoorah in. Street Fighter V on the other hand, has an unusually small presence at this tournament. Still, with all the other heavy hitters present, Kumite (Hiya!) in Tennessee 2019 is my event of choice to watch this weekend.
An annual 5v5 tournament of Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. This is the biggest third strike tournament of the year. I could never get into Street Fighter V, but oddly enough I can watch Street Fighter 3 and even 2 super turbo and be entertained.
A Smash Ultimate event with almost 600 entrants. This game is kinda blowing up right now. So we can expect plenty more of these to come down the pike.
Schedule: Saturday | All Times in PST
09:00 - Doors Open
10:00 - Doubles Pools Begins
11:30 - Wave B Singles Begins
13:00 - Wave C Singles Begins
14:30 - Wave D Singles Begin,s Top 64 Wave D Begins
16:00 - Top 64 Wave E Singles Begins, Squad Strike Pools Begins, Crew Battle
17:30 - Top 8 Begins
22:00 - Doors Closes. Thank you for coming.
European smash at its finest. Leffen’s gonna be there, and he will be playing Smash Ultimate. Armada will be there too, but apart from playing Melee Doubles, we’ll have to wait and see what he does. Dip his toe out retirement for Ultimate?
Schedule: All Times in CET
Friday, January 4th: Project M side event (13:00); Battle of the Boroughs (17:00)
Saturday/Sunday, January 5th-6th: Singles & Doubles (precise times TBD)
Monday, January 7th: Venue closes (10:00)
Another smash Ultimate event with some melee and other FGC games on the side.
Schedule: Saturday | All Times in EST
11:00 - Smash Ultimate Squad Strike
12:00 - Smash Ultimate Doubles
15:00 - Smash Ultimate Singles
18:00 - Smash Ultimate JV
Schedule: Saturday | All Times in CST
Ultimate Doubles begins
Melee Singles Wave A Pools begins
Ultimate Singles Wave A Pools begins
Ultimate Smash Meter Singles Bracket A begins
Melee Singles Wave B Pools begins
Ultimate Singles Wave B Pools begins
Ultimate Smash Meter Singles Bracket B begins
Melee Singles Wave C Pools begins
Ultimate Singles Wave C Pools begins
Ultimate Smash Meter Singles Bracket C begins
Melee Singles Bracket begins
Ultimate Singles Bracket begins
Schedule: Saturday - Sunday | All Times in MST
Papito Qinn is into the whole YouTube thing, is the winner of the 2016 SpookTAYcular Scary Story Contest, and a twitter incompetent. “I really hope I can get this new project going by the start of next year.”