The Arkansas Special – February Edition

Proudly Presented by The Arkansas Fighting Game Network, River Valley LAN, and Mizewell Games

Full event page can be found at smash.gg/TASFeb

Our monthly tournament returns on February 24th!

The Arkansas Special is a monthly fighting game tournament series designed to showcase some of the best talent in the region. The game listing changes every month and features some games which will appear in every iteration of the series and some games that will appear less frequently (so as not to conflict with other events). Almost every new classical fighting game will be featured at upcoming events, so please look forward to competing with other people when those release! The game listing for the following month’s tournament will always appear at the bottom of the the details below so everyone will have time to prepare for their favorite game.

Every tournament will have a full ranking associated with it. This will -ONLY- take into account matches played at The Arkansas Special and is not intended to compete with any PR or other type of ranking. Players at the top of their game will be featured in promotional material and prizes will be given to those who can maintain top status in their game for an extended period of time.

Don’t see your game listed or want to do a special event like an exhibition or team tournament? Talk to the tournament organizers and we’ll see what we can do to make it happen! This is a community event run BY the community and FOR the community, so we want to do what we can to earn everyone’s support!

The Arkansas Special is run in conjunction and coordination with River Valley LAN, which is a 24-Hour LAN Party featuring many of the most fun PC games on the market. Please visit http://www.rivervalleylan.com/ to learn about their group!

The Arkansas Fighting Game Network and River Valley LAN feel very strongly about helping those in need, so a portion of all proceeds will go towards the Extra Life charity. Please visit https://www.extra-life.org/ for more information.

DETAILS:

Date and Location:
February 24, 2018
Mizewell Games
2125 Harkrider St #36
Conway, AR 72032

Contact Info:
ArkansasFighters@gmail.com
512 522 8563

Games:
– Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4)
– Tekken 7 (PS4)
– Street Fighter V (PS4)
– Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (PS4)
– Injustice 2 (PS4)
– Guilty Gear: Xrd Revelator 2 (PS4)
– Mystery Game Tournament

Cost: (At this time, you may “pre-register” online, but payments must be done AT THE VENUE)
– $10 Registration Fee
– $3 Off if you bring a FULL tournament quality set-up including updated console, game, and low-lag monitor or CRT. Discount limited to one per person.
– Discounts may be limited to the amount necessary to fulfill tournament needs
– $10 Per Major Game Prize Pot Fee (For all non-Mystery Game events; 100% of this will go towards prize payout)
– $5 Mystery Game Tournament Prize Pot Fee (100% of this will go towards prize payout)
Spectating is FREE.

Prize Structure:
All Pots will be distributed in a 60/30/10 percentage split.

Schedule of Events: NOTE: Registration for each game will end PROMPTLY one hour before that game’s tournament begins. If you are late, you will be charged a fee to be added to your respective tournament(s) (provided there is room). Please add my phone number (512 522 8563) so that you may call/text me BEFORE REGISTRATION CLOSES to reserve a spot for you if you happen to be late for any reason. We are working very hard to make sure tournaments are ran ON TIME.

12 PM – Registration BEGINS for all games (Closes one hour prior to each game’s tournament)
2 PM – Street Fighter V; Dragon Ball FighterZ Team Exhibition (Arkansas vs Memphis)
3:30 PM – Dragon Ball FighterZ; Tekken 7; Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
5 PM – Mystery Game Tournament; Guilty Gear: Xrd Rev 2; Injustice 2
Complete Rules can be found at http://arkfighters.com/extra/tournament-rules/

Complete Rules can be found at http://arkfighters.com/ extra/tournament-rules/

Live-Streamed on https://Twitch.TV/ARKFighters

Fliers for you to distribute or share to your friends, schools, or local businesses: tasfebfinal

The Arkansas Special – March Edition [March 31, 2018]

Games:
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Street Fighter V
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Super Smash Bros. Melee (Singles and Doubles)
Super Smash Bros. for WiiU (Singles and Doubles)
Tekken 7
Guilty Gear: Xrd Rev 2
Giant Jenga

The Arkansas Special – April Edition [April 28, 2018]

Games:
Find out in March!

Future Tournament Dates (First Half of 2018):
May 27th
June 30th

The Arkansas Special – January Edition

Proudly Presented by The Arkansas Fighting Game Network and The Mizewell Gaming League

Full event page can be found at smash.gg/TAS

The Arkansas Special is a monthly fighting game tournament series designed to showcase some of the best talent in the region. The game listing changes every month and features some games which will appear in every iteration of the series and some games that will appear less frequently (so as not to conflict with other events). Almost every new classical fighting game will be featured at upcoming events, so please look forward to competing with other people when those release! The game listing for the following month’s tournament will always appear at the bottom of the the details below so everyone will have time to prepare for their favorite game.

Every tournament will have a full ranking associated with it. This will -ONLY- take into account matches played at The Arkansas Special and is not intended to compete with any PR or other type of ranking. Players at the top of their game will be featured in promotional material and prizes will be given to those who can maintain top status in their game for an extended period of time.

Don’t see your game listed or want to do a special event like an exhibition or team tournament? Talk to the tournament organizers and we’ll see what we can do to make it happen! This is a community event run BY the community and FOR the community, so we want to do what we can to earn everyone’s support!

The Arkansas Special is run in conjunction and coordination with The Mizewell Gaming League which is a series of events including a 24-Hour LAN Party featuring many of the most fun PC games on the market. Please visit https://www.mizewellgamingleague.com/ to learn about how you can participate in these great events!

The Arkansas Fighting Game Network and The Mizewell Gaming League feel very strongly about helping those in need, so a portion of all proceeds will go towards the Extra Life charity. Please visit https://www.extra-life.org/ for more information.

DETAILS:

Date and Location:
January 20, 2018
Mizewell Games
2125 Harkrider St #36
Conway, AR 72032

Contact Info:
ArkansasFighters@gmail.com
512 522 8563

Games:
– Street Fighter V (PS4)
– Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (PS4)
– Super Smash Bros. Melee (Single and Doubles)
– Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Singles and Doubles)
– Tekken 7 (PS4)
– Guilty Gear: Xrd Revelator 2 (PS4)

Cost: (At this time, you may “pre-register” online, but payments must be done AT THE VENUE)
– $10 Registration Fee
– $3 Off if you bring a FULL tournament quality set-up including updated console, game, and low-lag monitor or CRT. Discount limited to one per person.
– Discounts may be limited to the amount necessary to fulfill tournament needs
– $10 Tournament Pot Fee (100% of this will go towards prize payout). This is PER TEAM for Doubles events.
– Spectating is FREE.

Prize Structure:
All Pots will be distributed in a 60/30/10 percentage split.

Schedule of Events: (NOTE: Registration for each game will end PROMPTLY one hour before that game’s tournament begins. If you are late, you will be charged a fee to be added to your respective tournament(s) (provided there is room). Please add my phone number (512 522 8563) so that you may call/text me BEFORE REGISTRATION CLOSES to reserve a spot for you if you happen to be late for any reason. We are working very hard to make sure tournaments are ran ON TIME.)

12 PM – Registration BEGINS for all games (Closes one hour prior to each game’s tournament)
1:30 PM – Super Smash Bros: Melee Doubles; Super Smash Bros 4 Wii U Doubles
3 PM – Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition; Tekken 7
3:30 PM – Super Smash Bros: Melee Singles; Super Smash Bros 4 Wii U Singles

5 PM – Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite; Guilty Gear: Xrd Rev 2

Complete Rules can be found at http://arkfighters.com/ extra/tournament-rules/

Live-Streamed at https://Twitch.TV/ ARKFighters

Fliers for you to distribute or share to your friends, schools, or local businesses: 

The Arkansas Special – February Edition [February 24, 2018]

Game List:
Street Fighter V
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Dragon Ball FighterZ
??? Mystery Game Tournament ???
Tekken 7
Injustice 2
[No Smash due to King of the Springs 3 on the same day]

The Arkansas Special – March Edition [March 31, 2018]

Game List:
Find out in February!

Future Tournament Dates (First Half of 2018): 
– April 28th
– May 27th
– June 30th

The ARFGN is BACK

We are BACK to this domain after a few years elsewhere. Unfortunately some of our A.R.K. V information and results were lost along the way, but hopefully we can find the info and add it to our archives. New information will be posted to this website and the easy link for all of your Arkansas fighting game needs will be at www.ARKFighters.com. For those of you who haven’t yet, join the Facebook Group, follow us on Twitter, and come attend The Arkansas Special on January 20th!

Thanks for your continuing support
– ARK SmokeMaxX

ARK IV (Sponsored by The Traveling Circus) 9/17-18/11 Feat. Marn and EG. JWong Results

First off, I’d like to give a big thank you to our sponsors. THEY are what pushed the tournament over the edge for many of our attendees and for that, we’re thankful.

The Traveling Circus

Please visit these guys at http://thetravelingcircus.net/. They provided amazing apparel at the tournament that people were dying to get their hands on. When we ran out of their shirts, you guys wanted more so we at ARK IV decided we’ll give you more.

BONUS OFFER

If you visit their site (http://thetravelingcircus.net/) and comment below with your favorite shirt style (i.e. PHX – White) then for one lucky winner, we’ll BUY YOU THAT SHIRT and ship it to you FREE OF CHARGE. Throw in how much you like The Traveling Circus for bonus points :D. This is open to EVERYONE so even if you didn’t show up to the event, you may still win a shirt from The Traveling Circus on us! Find out if you’re a winner via our Twitter @ARKTourney! The winner will be announced one week from today.

Funimation

You guys know who Funimation is. Big thanks to Funimation for providing awesome swag that people really wanted. Big fist shake to EG. Justin Wong for taking the furry girl towel and the ninja girl wall scroll. Visit these guys at http://www.funimation.com/!

Verizon

These guys provided the Sony Xperia Play for our raffle. I don’t know what more I can say about them that you don’t already know, but Little Rock Verizon has been very supportive of the gaming community. With the help of the Arkansas Fighting Game Network, they’ve launched many events for gaming-related smartphones and I’m sure there will be more down the line. Please subscribe to our blog for more updates on gaming-related Verizon giveaways in the area!

Rebel Son Management and Entertainment

It’s likely that these guys will become one of THE premiere event and entertainment providers in the South in the very near future. They’re up-and-coming but trust me when I say to watch out for their future events. They’ll be partnering with us again for ARK V so Like them on Facebook here to keep up to date with what’s in store on that front!

Shadaloo.EU

These guys are the primary company behind our Twitter promotion and they have some SICK apparel and fight-stick related equipment. Check out their site at Shadaloo.EU and grab a stick-belt so that you don’t have to lug your stick around!

RESULTS

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition – 73 Entrants + $250 Bonus
Bracket
1: EG Justin Wong ($686.00)
2: ARK XI ($196.00)
3: Marn ($98.00)
4: Jakob002
5: Jan
5: GoL RanmaSama
7: ARK SolidxPanda
7: Handsome Blanton
9: Negro Justice
9: Vegta12
9: GoL Toi504
9: Crazy Clown LOL
13: Joshua Del Rio
13: PJS Cities
13: Yolo-Kun
13: ARK SmokeMaxX
17: Rubek’s Nube
17: ARK Ghost
17: Boom Cube
17: Toucan
17: Wootsick
17: Smallpox Blanket
17: Kinetik
17: Mr. Sagat
25: dlimited
25: Lan Di
25: Stanman
25: Dances With Ninjas
25: Just 10 Blaze
25: Exceed^
25: Ruthless_Brothaz
25: CV Snoooootch
33: Mr. Lee
33: Super Kenshin
33: Immortal
33: Triox
33: Mattikus
33: Drew
33: iam 3nigmatic
33: IB Industries
33: BLK Wolverine
33: DGA Boss Bishop
33: DGA Squabbler
33: J Cao
33: Kurumster
33: DUBH13
33: CCM
33: Momotaro
49: The Dark Phoenix
49: ARK Inebro
49: T-Boykin
49: Triggerhappy8935
49: Deleon
49: Tenindo
49: Dinkus
49: SilverShadow
49: Spoony
49: Iron McHard Steel
49: Envint
49: Sandbox Toby
49: Farren
49: Dax Man In Effect
49: GG Jamandy
64: Manuel
64: Grolarbear
64: Ice Cold Edge
64: Hullabaloo
64: M-town
64: Rawkusx
64: Supwichu
64: Kyoji24
72: Social Micro
72: Ugly Joe Camel

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Teams – 16 Teams
Bracket
1: Retards (Retards) ($168.00)
2: LA State (LA State) ($48.00)
3: Ark TO (Ark TO) ($24.00)
4: Gangbang Squad (Gangbang Squad)
5: 99 Hit Gumbo (99 Hit Gumbo)
5: Clint Dangerfield
7: South Arkansas (South Arkansas)
7: BlazGreen (BlazGreen)
9: 5 Zeus Slaps (5 Zeus Slaps)
9: DLL (DLL)
9: TTT (TTT)
9: Um Jammer Cammy (Um Jammer Cammy)
13: Tenindo (Tenindo)
13: Wilma Dickit (Wilma Dickit)
13: Team Broken (Team Broken)
13: 601 (601)

Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds – 57 Entrants + $250 Bonus
Bracket
1: EG. Justin Wong ($574.00)
2: Jan ($164.00)
3: GoL Ranmasama ($82.00)
4: Boom Cube
5: GG Carnage Asada
5: Kurumster
7: Icy Martini
7: Rubeks Nube
9: Supwichu
9: J Cao
9: khaoz
9: Wrecktos
13: Mark
13: ZBT Afro MH
13: young
13: ARK XI
17: Wootsick
17: Immortal
17: takeurlife
17: tehflavor
17: DGA Gdlk Rushdown
17: Keys
17: Joshua Del Rio
17: Marn
25: T-Boykin
25: Seel
25: Vegta 12
25: ARK Inebro
25: Momotaro
25: desk
25: DGA Boss Bishop
25: ARK SolidxPanda
33: PJS Cities
33: Marsmj
33: Allen
33: ARK Ghost
33: Silvershadow
33: Fox
33: Mattikus
33: Triggerhappy8935
33: Vice Virtuoso
33: The Dark Phoenix
33: ARK | GBS Giovanni
33: Dr. Drew The Dragon
33: Tornado Jones
33: Darabidduckie
33: Animefreak
48: Fshy
48: Solidblake
48: ucacheer1934
48: Kyo
48: ARK SmokeMaxX
48: Tylerwoodz
48: RawkusX
48: porkchop
48: CCM
48: Sandbox Toby

Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Teams – 10 Teams
Bracket
1: Retards (Retards) ($105.00)
2: Osmunds (Osmunds) ($30.00)
3: Louisiana (Louisiana) ($15.00)
4: Pandora (Pandora)
5: Niggaz Bleed For That (Niggaz Bleed For That)
5: Blazgreen Baybee (Blazgreen Baybee)
7: Trash (Trash)
7: 3 Star (3 Star)
9: T Boykins (T Boykins)
9: DGA FPC (DGA FPC)

Super Smash Brothers: Melee – 34 Entrants
Bracket
1: Icy Martini (Lee Martin) ($204.00)
2: Chamberlin ($102.00)
3: Zinth ($34.00)
4: Ace
5: Arby
5: G.Vice
7: Old Greg (Iori)
7: ihavespaceballs
9: VTS
9: Kyo
9: Cats
9: Howard Moon (Myztek)
13: Dr. Drew The Dragon
13: Yoshiman
13: Baki
13: The Saber Guy
17: Raven Knight
17: Scuddlefish
17: Wrecktos
17: Jartravious
17: TMan
17: Super Kenshin
17: Irish
17: Blulitskye
25: Ping Ding
25: The March Hare
25: Roke
25: scif
25: Eyese
25: Seif
25: Wangster Baiter
25: Llama Sensei
33: A-Messiah
33: Keys

Super Smash Brothers: Melee Teams – 14 Teams
Bracket
1: Slippery Whenever (Slippery Whenever) ($98.00)
2: Magical Unicorns (Magical Unicorns) ($28.00)
3: Undefeated of the East (Undefeated of the East) ($14.00)
4: Wild Bear Invasion (Wild Bear Invasion)
5: Old School Smash (Old School Smash)
5: Team Diversity (Team Diversity)
7: Irish & Scuttlefish (Irish & Scuttlefish)
7: Hitachiin Brothers (Hitachiin Brothers)
9: Salt Empire (Salt Empire)
9: Mi Casa Mi Casa (Mi Casa Mi Casa)
9: Crimson & Cats (Crimson & Cats)
9: Cookies (Cookies)
13: It Was Worth It (It Was Worth It)
13: Eyes & Saber Guy (Eyes & Saber Guy)

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition – 29 Entrants
Bracket
1: EG. Justin Wong ($101.50)
2: ThyAllMighty ($29.00)
3: Dest ($14.50)
4: Wootsick
5: Vegta 12
5: Guy in green
7: PJS Cities
7: jon waco
9: DLL Sodium Sam
9: J Cao
9: Silvershadow
9: ARK SolidxPanda
13: ZBT Afro MH
13: Crazy Clown
13: Fox
13: mr sagat
17: Triox
17: Envint
17: iam 3nigmatic
17: Black Ranger
17: Mattikus
17: The Saber Guy
17: CCM
17: Solidblake
25: Grolarbear
25: Marn
25: Tenindo
25: Seif
25: Lan Di

Mortal Kombat 9 – 25 Entrants
Bracket
1: EG. Justin Wong ($175.00)
2: Ice Cold Edge ($50.00)
3: eklectic ($25.00)
4: Tylerwoodz
5: Seel
5: GoL Ranmasama
7: T-Boykin
7: DGA Boss Bishop
9: Grolarbear
9: Admiral Pancake
9: Black Ranger
9: Flacko
13: Dero
13: Dr. Big
13: Keys
13: Supwichu
17: Kazuma
17: Guy in green
17: Swoop
17: Stoic
17: Mr. Extraordinary
17: Tenindo
17: Deleon
17: Iron McHard Steel
25: Triggerhappy8935

Super Smash Brothers: Brawl – 18 Entrants
Bracket
1: Lee Martin ($126.00)
2: Old Greg ($36.00)
3: Dis-gord ($18.00)
4: Fshy
5: Keys
5: YOSH
7: Minion
7: Axiom
9: TMan
9: Zippy
9: Hullabaloo
9: Vegta 12
13: Genocide 719
13: Antman
13: Andrew
13: Jak
17: Angel
17: Kyro

Super Smash Brothers: Brawl Teams – 9 Teams
Bracket
1: Magical Unicorns (Magical Unicorns) ($63.00)
2: Brony (Brony) ($18.00)
3: TXK (TXK) ($9.00)
4: Hot Sauce (Hot Sauce)
5: Chucolate Taco (Chucolate Taco)
5: Team GoL (Team GoL)
7: It Was Worth It (It Was Worth It)
7: IDK LOL (IDK LOL)
9: Hulabaloo-babear (Hulabaloo-babear)

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II – 18 Entrants
Bracket
1: Jan ($63)
2: Animefreak ($18.00)
3: Ant ($9)
4: Bloodwolfe
5: A-Messiah
5: Mark
7: Vegta 12
7: ARK | GBS Giovanni
9: Jakob002
9: Kazuma
9: Solidblake
9: PJS Cities
13: Seif
13: Dest
13: Jon Waco
13: Cirons
17: Sandbox Toby
17: Stoic

Mystery Game Tournament ??? – 35 Entrants
1: EG. Justin Wong ($87.50)
2: SolidBlake
3: dlimited
Child’s Play Charity ($87.50)

For Shout-Outs, Continue reading

A.R.K. IV is on September 17-18th! ~200 People! Feat. Marn, Justin Wong, + More!

Created by GBS Giovanni

A.R.K. IV

Presented by Game Zone Alpha and the Arkansas Fighting Game Network

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First to 5 set between SolidxPanda and GBS Giovanni

This is the first of a series of first to 5 sets that we will be featuring. All first to 5’s will be recorded and uploaded by me, so if you want to set up a set with someone, contact me via Xbox Live @ solidxpanda.

This first set is a match between two of Arkansas’ own SolidxPanda and GBS Giovanni. Watch both videos to find out who took this set!

SolidxPanda (Ryu) vs GBS Giovanni (Rose)

Part 1

Part 2

SolidxPanda Interviews ARFGN’s SmokeMaxX!

A.R.K IV is right around the corner and I’m sure many of you have been wondering who is behind all of this tournament noise everyone has been talking about. Today I got a chance to sit down with one of the founders of the A.R.K (Arkansas Regional Knockouts) tournament series, Max Nguyen. Also known as SmokeMaxX on the SRK forums. I asked him a few questions about Arkansas’ biggest fighting game event and how all of this got started. There’s a lot to be read here, so sit back, grab a chair and prepare to get to know the hardest working man in the Arkansas fighting game community!

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– Coming up on the fourth tournament for the A.R.K series you’ve got to be pretty hype. How do you feel about how far you’ve come along as a tournament organizer?

I think being a tournament organizer is probably the most difficult position in the video gaming ecosystem. It’s essentially a thankless job where you’re overworked, underpaid (if you’re paid at all!), and responsible for not only a tournament, but also the perception of your community to the rest of the world. Being a tournament organizer is often very frustrating, but I can honestly say without a doubt that I absolutely love it.

Have I made mistakes? You bet. The very first tournament we ran, we had a combination of laggy monitors and 10” CRTs. Conditions weren’t ideal, but all I could do was learn from my mistakes and change them for the next tournament. And I want to believe that I’ve been doing a good job of that.

– Obviously your tournaments have grown tremendously over the past couple of years. Do you feel like A.R.K is one of the biggest tournaments the South/Southwest has?

That’s tough. Around Arkansas there are great tournaments in each and every state. OKGamers throws amazing tournaments in Oklahoma that draw hundreds of people; Kyoji24 is really building his scene in Mississippi; DreamTR holds MWC in Tennessee; and then you have the Texas Majors such as Absolute Battle, UCC, as well as any event that UFO Fubarduck hosts. That being said, in our region of the country we don’t really have a Final Round or CEO or Season’s Beatings. Although I don’t know if our tournament will ever get to that level, you can bet that that’s our main goal. With an expected two hundred fighting game players attending, I think we are making great progress. Continue reading