The first run of the European Console League happens next week in Liverpool.
The tournament runs from July 30th to August 1st. Games featured include COD4, Halo 3, GoW, Fifa 2010 and a little game called Super Street Fighter IV.
The Super tourney runs on the Saturday only, runs all day and now only costs £10 to enter! This is not too shabby considering that the original price for entering for SSFIV was £50.
That was dropped to £25 and then finally they made it so that entry to the SSFIV tournament is technically “free”, but that you have to buy a Saturday pass to get into the venue, at the cost of a tenner.
And, I’m going! That’s right, yours truly, world famous not-very-good Akuma player paulietheboss will be in attendance. This will be my first ever tournament for anything, so I’m crapping myself. Spoke to WorstGiefEver the other day, and Josh who is helping run it and got everything arranged. Read ECL for more info.
Now I’m not sure what the player base is going to be like. I was speaking to one of the organisers and apparently there is a 200 player cap on the SSFIV tourney and they’ve yet to hit 100 preregisters for it.
If they don’t hit the 200 cap then anyone else in attendance for other games that day will be free to sign up if they choose on a first come, first served basis until the cap is hit. That means there is a chance that a number of new/casual players will end up in the tourney, but at the same time I’ve also heard that a few top players are coming over from France for it, so we’ll see how that pans out!
If you’re coming along too, give me a shout. I can’t wait to get randomed out or just fully styled on. Woo!