KO//CON 2012 (KO//CON)
Venue: Cincinnati Mills Mall
|Event Date/Time: Nov 03, 2012 / 10:00 am - (EST)||End Date/Time: Nov 04, 2012 / 11:00 pm - (EST)|
|Registration Date: Nov 04, 2012||Time: 14:00:00 - (EST)|
|Early Registration Date: Oct 28, 2012||Time: 23:59:00 - (EST)|
Presented by the PowerUp Committee, KO//CON is a celebration of fighting game competition and culture set to arrive at Arcade Legacy the weekend of November 3 & 4!
KO//CON aims to bring a fresh experience to the table for our guests:
We welcome brand new players and encourage them to participate in our FREE ENTRY TOURNAMENTS. (Paid entry tournaments will also be run.)
We want to partner with ARTISTS & VENDORS both local and regional. Artists will be able to compete in our ART CONTEST and vie for inclusion into the KO//CON 2012 Artbook.
New players sometimes feel lost in the sea of information that is available for comprehending a fighting game. KO//CON will host GAMEPLAY WORKSHOPS for a select variety of games to help new and/or curious players get off on the right foot
Cincinnati Mills Mall
600 Cincinnati Mills Drive
Cincinnati, OH, 45240
Pre-registration ensures that you are seeded away from others in your city, and that you do not have overlapping pools.*
Universal Event Badge Pricing
$10 - PowerUp Online Store / By Phone (Call Arcade Legacy, ask for Jesse) / In-Person
$15 - PowerUp Online Store / By Phone (Call Arcade Legacy, ask for Jesse) / In-Person
Event Pre-Registration T-Shirt Packages
$25 - PowerUp Online Store / By Phone (Call Arcade Legacy, ask for Jesse) - You will receive one t-shirt of your size choice
$30 - PowerUp Online Store / By Phone (Call Arcade Legacy, ask for Jesse) - You will receive one t-shirt of your size choice
*Entering 5 or more games may necessitate assignment to concurrent pools. It is the player's responsibility to check-in with bracket runners of concurrent pools so that those bracket runners can work with the player.
** In-Person Emergency Registration for paid-entry tournaments concludes as laid out in the KO//CON Event Schedule and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. After online pre-registration has ended pools will be created for every game and we will leave space for additional players. Once all spots are filled in a game's brackets we will no longer accept in-person registration for that game. Also, by utilizing emergency in-person registration you forfeit the courtesy of being seeded according to region and out of concurrent pools.
Event venue fees are refundable up until Saturday, November 3rd. Individual tournament entry fees are refundable up until the start of the pool for the game in question.
TTT2 - $10 - PS3
UMvC3 - $10 - Xbox 360
VS - $10 - Cabinet
VF5:FS - $10 - Xbox 360
Free Entry Tournaments*
MK9 - PS3
GGAC - PS2 (GGAC+R - PS3, if released)
SSFIV:2012 - $10 - Xbox 360
SCV - $10 - PS3
KOFXIII - $10 - Xbox 360
P4U - $10 - PS3
Free Entry Tournaments
SG - PS3
ST - Cabinet
*Free Entry tournaments will be capped at 32 players per bracket. The bracket will be played Best 3/5, Single Elimination (Free Entry only). Sign-ups for Free Entry tournaments will be handled in-person only and you cannot enter a Free Entry and Buy-In Tournament for the same game.
Arcade Legacy will be fully open to the public during KO//CON weekend, and better yet if you have a KO//CON Event Badge, you will get in to the arcade for free the entire weekend!
Boss Fight TV
Boss Fight TV, straight out of Cincinnati, OH, is dedicated to covering all eSports events, and we are more than happy to welcome them aboard to be the KO//CON official on-site media partner.
The KO//CON final schedule will be released to the public once pre-registration closes at 12:00am on October 29, 2012.
I encourage all KO//CON participants to print a copy of the schedule for their use at the event. A compressed version of the schedule will be printed on the back of all event badges.
*Report to your pool assignment 15 minutes before its posted start time for check-in.
*If you fail to check-in we will not wait for you and you risk disqualification.
*Disqualification will not entitle you to a refund of your tournament entry fee.
*These rules also apply to semifinals and finals.
Click here to view the KO//CON Master Pool Assignments document once it is completed after Monday, October 29, 2012.
Don't forget that when you register online for KO//CON you will also receive an email with a personalized pool schedule that you should print and bring with you to the event. The personalized pool schedules will be sent to all online registrants after online registration closes.
The KO//CON Qualification System for pool play will be announced after online pre-registration closes. Rest assured, however, that KO//CON will offer a smooth tournament experience with as little downtime between pools and finals. Each qualifying player will be designated an unmovable spot on the semifinals and finals bracket based upon where they qualify. If a tournament receives few enough entries to forgo the use of pools, then an ordinary bracket structure will be used.
Videogame, cards, comics and tabletop game vendors from the Dayton and Cincinnati, OH areas.
Artists of various styles with work in the genres of videogame, anime and manga.
Panels related to the fighting game community.