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The UK's largest Fighting Games event - returns, April 15th

Hypespotting 6 Press Release

For Immediate Release

  • One of the largest events in Europe - 300 competitors; 7 main games
  • Headline sponsors include - CEX, Capcom, Zowie, Twitch, Warner Bros., Bandai Namco, and others
  • Combined estimated prize pool in excess of £10,000
  • Players featuring will include Tekken Master, Foxy Grandpa, Luffy, Imstilldadaddy, Valoraxe

As one of the largest fighting games event in the UK, Hypespotting returns to the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on the 15th and 16th of April for its sixth installment!

Attracting fighting game player talent from across the World, Hypespotting is the jewel in the UK fighting games scene crown, and is set to once again be one of the largest tournaments of its kind taking place in Europe.

Headline sponsors for this event include Street Fighter V creators Capcom, esports equipment experts BenQ and UK retail specialists CEX, and over the course of the weekend hundreds of players - some of whom coming from as far away as Mexico and Bahrain - will compete for a share of a combined prize pot of over £10,000.

Notes to Editors:

Please find below an extensive programme, along with details of individual sponsored tournaments and events taking place over the course of the weekend.

For more information on the above, or additional comment, contact:

Russell Williamson

hustle@versusscotland.com

Tel: 07790 348940

Official Website - www.hypespotting.co.uk

Ticketing and bracket website - https://smash.gg/tournament/hypespotting-6

Ticket sales end on the 7th of April 2017 at 23:59.

The Games

Featuring a main lineup of:

 

? Street Fighter V

? Tekken 7

? Super Smash Bros for WiiU

? The King of Fighters XIV

? Killer Instinct

? Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator

? Mortal Kombat X

 

As well as:

 

? Super Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike

? Super Street Fighter II: Turbo

? Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 ( url) (community side event)

? Ultra Street Fighter IV ( url) (community side event)

? Blazblue: Central Fiction ( url) (community side event)

Online Broadcasts

Hypespotting 6 will feature 2 simultaneous broadcasts across the weekend. These will include 2 twitch.tv streams of the main stage. Additional community broadcasts may cover community tournaments, but those are outside of Versus Scotland’s management.

 

Main Stage 1 - www.twitch.tv/VersusScotland *

Main Stage 2 - www.twitch.tv/ResetAberdeen

 

  • Please note that Tekken 7 top 8 to be streamed on www.twitch.tv/Tekken as it is the launch of the Tekken 7 UK Championship
 

Below is some information about some of the main partners and features at this year’s event.

Schedule

Full schedule here.

 

Friday:

20:00-22:00 - Registration

Saturday:

8:00-14:00 - Registration

9:00 - Smash 4, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters XIV and Tekken 7 registration closes

9:30 - Tekken 7 Pools

10:00 - King of Fighters XIV registration closes

10:00 - Smash 4 and Killer Instinct Pools.

11:00 - Street Fighter V registration closes

12:00 - Street Fighter V Pools

14:00 - Guilty Gear Revelator and Mortal Kombat X registration closes

14:00 - Killer Instinct Finals (Top 8)

15:00 - Guilty Gear Revelator and Mortal Kombat X Pools

16:00 - Guilty Gear Revelator Pools

18:30 - Tekken 7 (Top 16->Top 8)

20:00 - Pub Quiz

Sunday:

10:00 - Street Fighter V Top 32, Smash 4 Finals (Top 8)

12:00 - Guilty Gear Revelator Finals (Top 8)

13:00 - King of Fighters XIV Finals (Top 8)

14:00 - Mortal Kombat X Finals (Top 8)

16:00 - Street Fighter V Finals (Top 8)

18:00 - Tekken 7 Finals (Top 8)

 

Detailed schedule document available upon request.

Partnership with CEX

Versus Scotland is proud to announce our continuing partnership with CEX. As Hypespotting 6’s primary sponsor, CEX will be providing the majority of consoles and games used at the event.

 

With their help, every game will have a significant amount of dedicated setups across the weekend, and we are delighted to once again see their support for the gaming community.

Partnership with Zowie

Versus Scotland is proud to announce a partnership with Zowie at this year’s Hypespotting 6! The importance of standardised hardware for competitors at events is paramount and thanks to Zowie, all monitors at the event will be their high end RL2460HT model.

 

With the help of Zowie, we are able to provide more setups across a larger space this year. One hundred RL2460HT monitors will cover the needs of every modern title at the event.

http://www.hypespotting.co.uk/hypespotting-partners-with-zowie/

Partnership with HyperX

HyperX are partnering with Versus Scotland to provide a higher quality stream this year. By supplying the event with headsets, both streams will be powered by HyperX quality equipment.

 

In addition, HyperX are providing the event with additional headsets to be given out as prizes. We are delighted to welcome them to Hypespotting.

 

Tekken 7 UK Championship

Tekken 7 UK Championship @ Hypespotting 6

 

As announced by Bandai Namco earlier this month, Hypespotting 6 will be hosting the launch of the Tekken 7 UK Championship!

 

This awesome new title has been creating much excitement from players around the world, with rave reviews from everyone who has been lucky enough to give it try. Now you can experience it for yourself at the most hype fighting game event in the UK – Hypespotting 6.

 

The Tekken 7 UK Championship will feature five stops around the UK, culminating in Grand Finals hosted at the ESL Arena at MCM Comic Con London at the end of May. The top 3 from each of the qualifying tournaments will secure their place in the finals, with the opportunity to then win the Tekken 7 UK Championship belt!

 

The Tekken 7 tournament at Hypespotting 6 will now be free to enter (with those who purchased their T7 tournament entry having been refunded), meaning that even more players can join in the hype and sample this hotly anticipated title.

 

This tour is truly a celebration of Tekken, and we are super hype to be kicking off the championship at Hypespotting 6. We are thankful to Bandai Namco and ESL for choosing Hypespotting 6 to launch the tour, and it is awesome to be part of their support for the community and players.

 

Mortal Kombat $5000 Prize Bonus

A new challenger enters the roster!

 

Mortal Kombat XL makes its Hypespotting return next month and, courtesy of Warner Bros Games, will include a pot bonus of $5000! This prize pot will be split between the top 8 finishers, presenting a great opportunity for competitors to try their luck and claim a share of the cash. With stakes this high, you will have to bring your best if you want to be in with a chance of being a Hypespotting Champion!

 

The Hypespotting Team are very happy to be teaming up with Warner Bros Games again, and thank them for once again showing great support to our event.

 

With a number of fighters already confirmed from across the UK, Europe, and beyond, the competition is sure to be tough. To be in with a shot at glory, register now and prepare for battle!

 

 

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