May 7, 2018
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the Weidner Center to host Brawl By the Bay, an inaugural e-gaming event, on June 9, 2018. This is the first e-gaming tournament to be held at the Weidner Center. Games featured at this event will be Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. 4 and Project M, a modified version of Super Smash Bros. Participants can register at (GG LINK). It is $15 to register, and an additional $10 for each event. The event will take place in Fort Howard Hall and Studio One at the Weidner Center. Doors will open at 11 am, and the games will begin at 12 pm.
Options for game play will be Melee Singles, Melee Doubles, Smash 4 Singles, Smash 4 Doubles, Project M Singles, and Project M Doubles. Project M games will run, but will not stream. Maximum 80 participants in Singles events, and maximum 64 participants in Doubles events. The Melee and Smash 4 tournaments will be streamed on the Midwest American Gaming’s Twitch channel. The first 50 registrations will receive a free Brawl By the Bay t-shirt.
Participants have a chance to win some amazing prizes. All Singles 1st place will win a Nintendo Switch, all Doubles 1st place will win customized Brawl By the Bay controllers, all 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive gift certificates and trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Door prizes will also be given out, including tickets, swag, and Amiibos.
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