Anime Ascension Returns for 2018

Fighting Gamers@UCI and Aksys Games announced that Anime Ascension will return to Irvine for its third year. The most passionate anime-focused fighting game tournament runs from March 31 through April 1 at the UC Irvine Pacific Ballroom. Featured games include Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, BlazBlue Central Fiction, and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], with side game announcements coming soon. Level Up, LLC will be the official streamers of the event.

For 2018 Aksys Games is adding $6,000 in additional prize money to the pool, $2,000 each for the three main titles! The tournament will also award cash prizes to the Top 8 in each game this year.

Registration is open now and runs through March 23. The venue fee is currently $30, and will increase to $40 on March 1. Registration fee is $10 for each of the main games in addition to the venue fee. The Atrium has been selected as the Anime Ascension Hotel of Choice™, with rooms starting at $99 per night (double occupancy) for bookings reserved by March 9th. Use the code “Amine Ascension” to secure the discounted rate.

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