Game store to hold 3-day Smash Bros. tournament

Independent Gainesville videogame retailer,  R.U. Game?, will be holding a weekend-long tournament for “Super Smash Bros.” from Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 with cash prizes for first, second and third place.

There is an entry fee of $10, and the top three players will receive a percentage of that money. First place will get 50 percent of the total pot, second place will get 35 percent and third place will get 15 percent. Of course, the more people that sign up the higher the cash payouts will be.

Each day, a different version of “Smash Bros.” will be played starting with the original title on the Nintendo 64, then the GameCube release, “Melee,” and finally the most recent game “Brawl.”

Jarred McKinney, an R.U. Game? employee, said he was looking forward to the tournament because there are already about 30 entrants signed up. He said compared to other tournaments that have been held at the store the “Smash Bros.” ones are always the most popular.

If you’re interested in competing you have all the way until the day of the tournament to sign up, which can be done in the store at 5186 SW 34th St.

Visit the R.U. Game? website or call 352-337-0063 for more information.

7 Responses to “Game store to hold 3-day Smash Bros. tournament”

  1. September 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Everyone should definitely go to this event and support local businesses and local gamers! Thanks for posting this!

  2. September 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I went to a video game tournament once that had multiple games including Halo and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I own all three consoles and find the Wii to be rather disappointing at times since only one or two good games come out for it a year (compared to several excellent titles being released every year for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3).

    I played the original Super Smash Bros. when it came out for the N64, and the same goes for Melee when that came out. I was one of the people standing outside a Gamestop at midnight when Brawl was released and I played it for several months afterward.

    Sadly my Wii has been gathering dust the past couple months as hype has been building up for new 360 and PS3 titles.

    What games for the Wii besides Brawl stand out in the crowd of the video game market?

    • September 13, 2010 at 2:47 am

      I honestly think there are a few gems on the Wii. A few games you should check out (in no order)

      -The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
      -Mario Galaxy 1 and 2
      -Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
      -Sin and Punishment: Star Successor
      -New Super Mario Bros. Wii
      -Cave Story (downloadable title)
      -Dead Space Extraction

      Just to name a few!

  3. September 13, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I am not really a video game person. However I would be interested to stop by and observe one of these tournaments. I don’t find it as mind-numbing as Call of Duty or some of the intense action video games. I think this tournament may get more participants.
    Plus it is right next to where I work so I likely will stop by. Thanks!

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