The King of Fighters XII Tournament

Ignition Entertainment and EVO team up to present the first THE KING OF FIGHTERS XII tournament

This is your chance to win a brand new THE KING OF FIGHTERS XII Arcade Machine from Japan!

KOF12 Tournament Sign-up Page

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XII tournament will take place on Saturday, May 30th, from 12pm-7pm at Element, located at 1642 Las Palmas Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028.

A total of 128 players will compete in a single-elimination, five-round tournament, and entrants will have the opportunity to hone their KOF XII skills during an open morning training session from 10am-12pm. Food and beverages will be provided. Plus, expect appearances by special guests and the opportunity to win one-of-a-kind KOF goods. Entry into the tournament will be free and all ages are welcome; however, you must register in advance in order to claim one of the 128 available slots. Sign-ups will be available online at on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on April 6th, 2009 at 10AM PST.

Competition slots are expected to be snatched up quickly, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be left out—keep an eye on Ignition Entertainment’s website for a chance to attend the event as a spectator.

“2009 marks the 15th anniversary of SNK PLAYMORE’s fan-favorite THE KING OF FIGHTERS series, and Ignition Entertainment wants to reach out to the elite hardcore fighting community with this exclusive KOF XII tournament.” said Shane Bettenhausen, New Business Development Director of Ignition Entertainment. “We believe that this will be the perfect opportunity for the world’s best players to experience the rebirth of KOF, and we’re ecstatic to be working alongside EVO to make this dream a reality.”

“With over 15 years experience, the EVO team is proud to partner with one of the most trusted fighting game series of all time. “We are ecstatic to be working with Ignition Entertainment and SNK PLAYMORE to bring the fans a fighting game tournament that will blow the doors off any room. This will be a massive tournament, and look for the best and fiercest competition at this event. If you want to see high caliber play, this is the event you must attend.” said Joey Cuellar, EVO Director and Founder.

About THE KING OF FIGHTERS XII: The legendary 3-on-3 fighting game series that united rival brawlers from SNK PLAYMORE’s classic arcade franchises celebrates its 15th Anniversary in style with the 2009 release of THE KING OF FIGHTERS XII. For the first time in its history, this epic martial arts showdown has undergone a complete graphical overhaul. The antiquated character sprites used over the past 14 years have been dropped in favor of all-new, high-resolution fighters fluidly animating across painstakingly detailed, 100% hand-drawn backgrounds.

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