Tomorrow August 6th the qualifiers SBO (Space Battle Opera) for the East Coast is being held by NY at The Next Level.  SBO is an the largest and grandest Japanese tournament in Japan. This exclusive tournament only accept players that win SBO qualifier tournaments that are located around the world.

The rules and pricing to enter and/or watch of this tournament are:

  • Double Elimination (Character lock, 2/3 rounds, 2/3 games, only grand finals is 3/5).
  • There will be 2 separate SSF4 Arcade Edition singles tournament (Capped at 64 players per tournament, “first come first serve bases”), each culminating with the winner qualifying for a spot on the 2v2 team.
  • Whomever wins the first qualifying spot, the character used will not be permitted for the second tournament.
  • You MUST enter the first tournament in order to participate in the second tournament.
  •  Venue Fee: $10 (one time fee for all entrants/spectators)
  •  Spectators Fee: $6
  •  Entry Fee: $25 per tournament
  •  You must bring a VALID US Passport or proof of a pending US Passport in order to enter the tournament

Pretty much it’s going to be the winner from the 1st tournament and the winner of the 2nd tournament will be paired together making a 2 v 2 team and that team will head to Japan to play at SBO.

In addition Twitch.tv has donated $1000 for the trip for the winners of the tournament.

This event will be streamed by Team Spooky. This is going to be hype

Registration Time: 10am-11:30am EST
Tournament start time: 12pm EST

You can catch the tournament on Team’s Spooky Twitch.tv page or here @ 12 pm EST


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