Anime Ascension Returns to Southern California – February 14-16

Fighting game fans are converging on the OC this weekend as Anime Ascension returns for its fifth year. Featuring 2D fighting favorites Samurai Shodown, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], Melty Blood Actress Again and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, this year’s tournament promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever.
All-new demos of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] featuring all characters and the upcoming Granblue Fantasy: Versus will also be available for attendees to play all weekend.
Want a break from all the competition? Enjoy the amazing creations in the artist alley or grab a bite at the on-site food trucks. Need an energy boost? The Red Bull Wings Team has you covered with free beverages for thirsty attendees.
Can’t make it to SoCal? Don’t miss a moment of the action via the Level Up Twitch livestream at The stream will include pools, exhibition matches, and grand finals for each of the featured games. Eric “Numakie” Gutierrez will be livestreaming the side tournaments on Saturday on his Twitch channel
For up-to-the-minute updates and schedules, visit the official tournament page at