‘Video Game Mania 2’ Tournament this Saturday October 21


This Saturday, October 21, it is Video Game Mania 2 at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Texarkana Arkansas. This is the second VGM event hosted by Hypecon and Txk-Hot Sauce. This years event will also be live-streamed online.

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This is a fall event for the Arklatex and it will be a video game event bringing people of all ages to compete and have fun. The event will be on October 21st!

10$ entry fee with 5$ for each game you would want to enter to play for each of the 7 video game tournaments we offer out of Smash Bros 4, Smash Bros Melee, Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, Pokemon Sun & Moon, Injustice 2, and Marvel vs Capcom infinite! We also invite local youtubers and streamers to promote their brand between each other at this fall event.

Follow Txkhotsauce on twitch to get the live stream of the event!

Video Game Mania 2 Rules:
Universal Rules
All Winners Finals, Losers Finals and Grand Finals will be 3 out of 5
Be on-site and on standby during your tournament
Payouts will be 60/30/10 on all events
Bring your own controller
Family environment so keep language respectable
Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite Ruleset will be updated after the game is released

Game Settings: Versus Mode, 99 Seconds, 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Games, No Handicap
Legacy Controller Mode is banned.
Training Stage and the Beach stage are not tournament legal
Only ‘’game loser’’ can switch characters.

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite
Versus Mode Best 3/5 Games
All DLC Characters banned
Only loser can switch characters or Stones
Legacy Controller Mode banned

Game Settings: Tournament Mode, Default Settings, 3/5 Games.
Legacy Controller Mode is banned.
Only ‘’game loser’’ can switch characters.

Game Settings: Versus Mode, 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Games
Only ‘’game loser’’ can switch characters

Game Settings: 4 Stocks, 8 Minute Time Limit
Items are disabled.
Stalling with moves such as Jigglypuff’s Rising Pound or Peach’s Wall Bomber is banned
Glitches such as Ice Climbers’ Freeze Glitch and Mewtwo’s Soul Stunner are banned.
Pause option is disabled in the game menu. If left on, accidental pausing mid-match forfeits a stock.
You may not choose any stage you have won on during a set unless agreed by both players.
A tie is determined by most stocks, and then if still tied, by percentage. If a percentage is tied, the match is fully replayed.
Playing as Master Hand is banned
Stage List
Neutral Stages
Final Destination
Yoshi’s Story
Dream Land
Fountain of Dreams

Game Settings:
2 Stock, 6 Minute Time Limit
Items/Equipment Off
Amiibos are banned, custom moves are NOT allowed (even Palutena).
Guest Sized Mii Fighters are allowed with any moveset (no equipment).
Either player may elect for a blind character pick at the beginning of the set.
Final Destination* (Shares Ban with Omega Stages)
Lylat Cruise
Town and City
Counter Picks:
Dream Land 64 (Shares Ban with Battlefield)
*Omegas are considered a Gentleman’s pick. Both players must agree to it, and they share a ban with Final Destination.
Order of events for Game 1: Pick characters, then stage striking.
Stage Striking: Players do a RPS best of 1. Winner strikes the first stage. Loser then strikes the next two stages. Winner strikes the last one effectively choosing the first stage they play on. (1-2-1)
Banning Phase (Games 2+): the previous winner bans 1 stage and the loser chooses from the list of starters or counterpicks before choosing characters. Winning player is not locked into the same character for the next match, but has to pick before loser selects character. Bans and DSR carries over in bo3 but only DSR carries over in bo5.
DSR Stage Clause: A player/team may not pick any stage they previously won on during the set unless agreed upon by their opponent
*Palutena’s Temple Omega form is allowed as FD substitute without opponent’s agreement due to possible light flash concerns.
Allowed controllers: Wii U Pro Controller (with battery removed), GameCube Controller, Wiimote, Wiimote + Nunchuck, Classic Controller, any member of the 3DS family. GamePad is not allowed.

Pokemon Sun & Moon
Double elimination Smogon OU rules of singles on Pokemon Sun and Moon

Video Game Mania 2 Schedule:

10:00 AM – Registration Begins for all games (Registration will close 20 minutes prior to games start time)

11:30 AM – Smash 4, Injustice 2 & Tekken 7 Begin

12:30 PM – Melee & SF V Begins

1:30 PM – MVCI Begins

2:00 PM – Pokemon Sun & Moon

2:45 PM – Top 4 of Smash 4 begins

4:15 PM – Top 4 Tekken 7

5:30 PM – Top 4 MVCI

Stream Schedule (www.twitch.tv/txkhotsauce)

11:30 AM – Smash 4

12:30 PM – SF V

2:00 PM – MVCI

2:45 PM – Top 4 Smash

4:15 PM – Top 4 Tekken 7

5:30 PM – Top 4 MVCI


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