A new player has re-entered the ring!
Many have been waiting for this moment and beginning next year, New York will officially return to the ranks of hosting major tournaments, slated to kick off in January 2014. “Defend the North” will be a two-day event held on January 11-12, 2014, coordinated by founder Andy “Citiofbrass” Dumornay, a longtime veteran of the fighting game community. Andy has a solid tournament portfolio supporting the East Coast scene (see: Road to EVO NYC) and is ambitiously working to bring the hype and excitement directly to the heart of the Empire State.
Below is the message Andy put out to the entire community:
For years, we have presented our skills across the United states in the fighting game community. unfortunately, the US has not had the opportunity to see why we are the second biggest and strongest region in the FGC (South Cali 1st)….. Until now!
Its time to show the true potential of our NYC cast, its time to show the teens in community can be the toughest opponents to the top players from other regions, its time to let the world see how our top players remain to stay on their toes. Its time to Defend the North.
Players can look forward to all the major titles including Super SF4 AE 2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Injustice to be represented in full force. Streaming honors will also be supported by Team Spooky (with additional members to be announced in the near future).
Andy recognizes there’s a significant age gap within the competitive circuit and is examining a balanced and reasonable plan to address this. Early registration will be $30 for adults (see: anyone above the age of 18), teens can register for $15, spectators pay $20. Ladies are, of course, highly encouraged to come out. DTN has issued a “bring a friend” incentive awarding those who arrive in pairs to compete and/or spectate for $20, instead of paying the standard $30 fee.
As always, if you’re planning to participate in the event, pre-register!!! This takes a significant load off the backs of tournament organizers, not to mention you save a couple of bucks for registering early.
There’s still a variety of details that are being finalized and may be adjusted leading up to the event. In the meantime, there’s a cool trailer created by the fine talent by Hak and company at FingerCramp that you should definitely check it.
We’ll keep you posted with new developments as they unfold. You can also follow the event directly on Facebook at it’s official tournament page.