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Secondary (Free) Video Game Events at GottaCon 2013

During GottaCon 2013 in the evenings after our Premium tournaments BYOC LAN attendees and console gamers can take part in extra free tournaments which we like to call secondary tournaments. These tournament are meant to be fun, fast and free and some will have prizes while others will not. Below please find a list of the tentatively scheduled secondary tournaments by platform as well as a list of the available games on computer servers that will be privately hosted at GottaCon 2013. These events are made possible by BC Gamer, IRL Events, CrossXover and LANcouver in partnership with GottaCon Conventions and our sponsors. Any prizes supplied are provided by GottaCon 2013 sponsors. The following computer servers will be run for BYOC attendees and Public play by BC Gamer the extent of GottaCon 2013. Some servers may only be available for certain times/days so please check with LAN HQ each day: - Battlefield 3 32 person server (provided by End of Reality) - Counter-Strike: Source server - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive server - Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - KillingFloor - Minecraft - Shootmania: Storm - Team Fortress 2 server - TeamSpeak 3
Secondary PC Events at GottaCon:
Left 4 Dead 2 – Survival By GottaCon and BC Gamer Friday: 6pm to 9pm Format: Teams of 4, best of 3 Genre: Co-operative First Person Shooter Your will to survive shall be tested by tireless waves of undead. Teams of 4 will be assigned 3 survival challenges with their best time determining entry to the final round. The top teams will then start one last survival session simultaneously and see if they can hold out the longest!

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare By GottaCon and BC Gamer Sponsored by: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Friday: 9pm to midnight Genre: First Person Slasher Have you ever wished you could be like William Wallace on the battlefield? Our friends at Torn Banner Studios have created an awesome melee combat game which will bring a Braveheart-style war to the GottaCon LAN party. Players will prove themselves by hacking off limbs and successfully besieging enemy castles to qualify for an epic final battle. There will also be a dueling tournament for those who think they can out-wit an opponent 1 on 1! Temporary keys to the game will be available to all BYOC participants. Keys will expire after the weekend of the convention. Prizes: Full copies of the game for prizes

Company of Heroes By GottaCon and BC Gamer Friday: midnight onwards Genre: Real-Time Strategy Relic’s award-winning World War 2 strategy game is guaranteed to produce chaos. Players will warm up in large battles of 4v4, and the more advanced strategists will carry on to battle for glory 1 on 1.

ShootMania: Storm By GottaCon and BC Gamer Sponsored by:
Shootmania: Storm Astro Gaming
Saturday: 8pm to 11pm Genre: Arena First Person Shooter Official Website: http://www.shootmania.com/ The creators of ManiaPlanet have a new arena-based competitive shooter to allow the quick-fingered to prove their skills. There will be several warm-up rounds for newcomers to prepare for the final struggle, but afterward it’s every man for himself in a huge death match. Prizes: ShootMania: Storm™ deathmatch event sponsored by Shootmania and Astro Gaming with over $1000 in prizes to be won along with copies of the game and swag!

Battlefield 3 By GottaCon and BC Gamer Saturday: 11pm to 2am Genre: First Person Shooter A cornerstone of modern PC gaming, Battlefield 3 is sure to bring out your inner soldier. After some time on our large free-play server, players will team up into squads of 4 and show us what they’re made of.

Team Fortress 2 By GottaCon and BC Gamer Sponsored by: ROCCAT Studios Sunday: 11am Format: Teams of 5, single elimination, random seeding Genre: First Person Shooter Valve’s free team-based cartoon shooter is incredibly popular for a reason… if you haven’t given it a chance yet, this is the time! Players will form teams of 5 and face off in best-of-three matches. The tournament format will be determined by the number of participants. Prizes: Sponsored by ROCCAT and Valve with over $800 in prizes!

Minecraft – Building Contest By GottaCon and BC Gamer Day/Time: All Weekend Long – Judged @ 1pm on Sunday Genre: Indie – Sandbox Show us your digital creativity. We will have a Minecraft server running all weekend where individual players and building teams will construct anything they can imagine. The creations will be judged on Sunday by our panel of expert architectural critics.

Tricky Truck – Time Trials By GottaCon and BC Gamer Day/Time: All Weekend Long – Finals @ 2pm on Sunday Genre: Indie – Racing Official Website: http://www.gravitysensation.com/trickytruck/ The ridiculousness of this simple game is sure to bring a smile to any one’s face. You must navigate difficult terrain and park a large truck as quickly as possible. Sound easy? We will have a station running all weekend for people to hone their skills. Final time trials will take place on Sunday.

Classic Consoles Day/Time: All Weekend Long Genre: Retro There will be several stations running classic systems like the NES and SNES in the Retro Gamers booth with a library of games to choose from. Duck Hunt anyone?



Secondary Console Tournaments at GottaCon:
Fighting Game Free Play By: Canadian Joystick and CrossXover Day: Friday Time: 5:00pm to 11:00pm Want a chance to warm up before the major events on Saturday? Do you want to find some like minded challengers to test your mettle against? Come by the console area for some free play and practice. Bring your own fighting stick or use the ones provided by our Console LAN sponsors Mad Catz!

Wii – Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament By GottaCon and IRL Events. Day: Friday Time: 8:00pm Maximum number of participants: 32 This tournament will be single elimination four player free for all. Rounds are single matches only and each match is played with timed stock, 5 lives and 10 minutes. In the case that time runs out and one or more characters have an equal amount of lives, the character with less damage wins the match. If multiple characters have equal lives and damage, Sudden Death will determine the winner. Items are turned off, matches will be seeded randomly, only neutral stages may be chosen: - Yoshi’s Story - Fountain of Dreams - Battlefield - Dream Land (N64) - Final Destination

SNES – Super Bomberman 2 By GottaCon and IRL Events. Day: Saturday Time: 10:00am Maximum number of participants: 16 This tournament will be single elimination four player free for all. Rounds are best of 3, matches will be seeded randomly. No computer players. Time limit of 5 minutes per match. Gold Bomber is disabled, all matches played on Stage 1.

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Event By: Canadian Joystick and CrossXover Day: Saturday Time: Registration starts at 10:00am with the event kicking off at 10:30am Maximum number of participants: 32 We will be using the following tournament format and rules (http://shoryuken.com/evo-player-guide/evo-tournament-rules/). Players will be placed in pods of four or eight (depending on turnout) and face off against opponents in their pod with similar win/loss records in a double elimination qualification round. Top two from each pod move on to the semi-finals. Finals will feature the top four or eight from the semis. Bring your own fighting stick or use the ones provided by our Console LAN sponsors Mad Catz!

Wii – Mario Kart Wii By GottaCon and IRL Events. Day: Saturday Time: 2:00pm Maximum number of participants: 16 This tournament will be single elimination four player free for all. Each round is played on 100cc Mushroom Cup Grand Prix. Computer players fill in any missing players. Matches will be seeded randomly, final round is played on 100cc Flower Cup Grand Prix.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Event By: Canadian Joystick and CrossXover Day: Saturday Time: Registration starts at 7:00pm with the event kicking off at 8:00pm We will be using the following tournament format and rules (http://shoryuken.com/evo-player-guide/evo-tournament-rules/). Teams will be placed in pods of four or eight and face off against opponents in their pod with similar win/loss records in a double elimination qualification round. Top two teams from each pod move on to the semi finals. Finals will feature the top four or eight from the semis. Bring your own fighting stick or use the ones provided by our Console LAN sponsors Mad Catz!

Wii – Tetris Party By GottaCon and IRL Events. Day: Saturday Time: 8:00pm Maximum number of participants: 32 This tournament will be double elimination – 1 vs 1 with no time limit. Players compete until one is eliminated, matches will be seeded randomly. Each round consists of a single match.

The Four Game Gauntlet By: Canadian Joystick and CrossXover Day: Sunday Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm Player Cap: 16 Prize: TBA Think you got what it take to be the ultimate puzzle gamer? Prove it in CrossXovers’ 4 round elimination gauntlet! Out-think, out- wit and out-play your opponents in Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Wario’s Woods, Puyo Puyo and if you manage be among the last 2 standing prepare yourself for a special mystery game. There is a 16 player cap, single elimination rounds, all games are best of three to five rounds.

PS3 – Super Rub-a-Dub By GottaCon and IRL Events. Day: Sunday Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm Maximum number of participants: Unlimited Tournament Style: Time Trial The tournament will consist of 3 stages, to be kept secret until the start of the tournament. Each contestant will play through each of the 3 stages, all times will be combined for their final time count. The contestant with the shortest final time count wins. Players may re-play levels for better times if the station is available, with priority going to new contestants. Winner to be announced at 4:00pm on Sunday.

Wii – Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament By GottaCon and IRL Events. Day: Sunday Time: 12:00pm (noon) Entry Fee: $5.00 Maximum number of participants: 32 This tournament will be double elimination – 1 vs 1. Rounds are best 2 out of 3 matches, final rounds are best 3 out of 5 matches. Each match is played with timed stock, 5 lives and 10 minutes. In the case that time runs out and one or more characters have an equal amount of lives, the character with less damage wins the match. If multiple characters have equal lives and damage, Sudden Death will determine the winner. Items are turned off, matches will be seeded randomly. Meta Knight is banned. Stalling is banned. (Stalling is defined as any action that deliberately avoids all conflict as to make the game unplayable. Running from an opponent to get to a better position is not considered stalling, but using chain grabs infinitely against a wall beyond 300% or using Sonic’s homing attack repeatedly underneath the stage is). Any action that prevents the game from continuing results in a forfeiture of the match for the offender. Some interactions (for example, interrupting a throw with a wind attack, can cause one character to become frozen until being hit. If this happens, the free character is expected to capitalize on this in a timely manner; a failure to do so is considered stalling). Only the following stages may be used: - Battlefield - Yoshi’s Island - Smashville -Group 2 - Lylat Cruise - Pokémon Stadium (Melee) Group 3 - Final Destination - Castle Siege Group 4 - Delfino Plaza - Halberd Prizes: All entry fees will be given out between 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

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