Live and Let Die

Xanadu has been at the heart of the DMV FGC for years. The starting goal was a training ground and hangout spot for players to have good times and get better at pressing buttons. We are proud to add hosting a major FGC event to that list. It is our honor to bring you Live and Let Die, an FGC regional for the DMV!

Events

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (1v1)
Street Fighter V: Arcade Editon (1v1)
Tekken 7 (1v1)
Dragon Ball FighterZ (1v1)
SSFII Turbo (1v1)
SOULCALIBUR VI (1v1)

Side Events

BlazBlue Central Fiction (1v1)
Guilty Gear XRD Rev 2 (1v1)
Unist (1v1)
King of Fighters XIV (1v1)
Injustice 2 (1v1)
Third Strike (1v1)
CvS2 (1v1)
Skullgirls
Fighting EX Layer

BYOC (Bring your own Controller)
PS4 only for all eligible tournaments. If you use Xbox, consider getting a Brooke converter!

Registration

If you sign up in person at Xanadu before pre-registration ends, you can get $5 off venue fee!

Early Bird Registration (July 14th – July 29th): $30
Standard Registration (July 30th – October 6th): $40
Late Registration (October 7th – October 27th): $50
Emergency Registration (October 28th – November 5th): $60

Entry Fee: $10 per event

Spectator Fee (Pay at the Door)

Saturday Pass: $20
Sunday Pass: $20
Two Day Pass: $30

You can find the full schedule here: https://tinyurl.com/LiveAndLetDieCalander

Bread and Butter 6

The Xanadu Games FGC Monthly is back and it’s been re-branded!

The Bread and Butter Monthly is the perfect event to come grind it out or chill with friends. Laurel Park has an assortment of beverages, food, and alcohol.

If you don’t see your game listed, doesn’t mean there won’t be a tournament! Just get your community to bring setups and if there’s enough interest we’ll definitely help accommodate running a side bracket! There is plenty of space and monitors.

Venue Fee: $15
Tournament Entry Fee (main games): $10
Tournament Entry Fee (side games): $5

Main Games: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 5, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear: XRD REV2, & Tekken 7
Side Games: Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, & Skullgirls: Second Encore

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Registration is available online and on-site. Both cash and card are accepted for on-site registration. Online registration can be done via Smash.GG. Registration closes 15 minutes before each tournament starts. Top 8 for all main games and side games will be streamed. Main games will be streamed on VGBootCamp and side games will be streamed on DaPurpleSharpie.


 



Just Guard #2

The Cave Fairfax Gaming Center presents a new series of fighting game monthly events: Just Guard!

The Cave Fairfax has partnered with the professional tournament organizers, DMV Collective, and local event streamer, DaPurpleSharpie, to launch your tournament season the right way: with a huge lineup of community supported games! JUST GUARD is a monthly fighting game event based at The Cave Fairfax in Fairfax, Virginia. With a 24-hour gaming venue, next door bar and tavern, and a comic book store 50 feet away, its an event you absolutely cannot afford to miss!

 

2018 Game Developers of Color Expo

I’ll be speaking on a panel called “The 128 Bit Personality” at 2018 Game Developers of Color Expo about staying visible using social media, organizing, and streaming! Be sure to tune in!

The 128 Bit Personality

In the current games space using the internet to your benefit is absolutely crucial. From twitter to to twitch, there is a large swath of opportunities out there to get noticed. At the same time many people have the same questions: How do you stand out in a sea of streamers? How do you get your videos to go viral? How can streaming benefit your game development? Should I start a twitter war with Arbys to get myself recognized? In this panel we’ll hear from professionals working in game development, marketing, community organizing and more who will discuss how they’ve succeeded in this new space.

 

Registration is available via EventBrite and ranges from $5 to $20. Standard tickets are $20, but $5 tickets are available for those in financial need. A full listing of events and games can be found on the official website. The event will be live streamed via the official Brooklyn Gamery YouTube starting at 11AM EDT.

 

CEO 2018

I’ll be at CEO 2018 with KPB Zidiane, living it up! Hope to see you there!
We’ll be posting pictures and videos daily on social media, but you can find the aggregated feed here during the trip!

Its gonna be a SPLASH!!!


Bread and Butter 3

The Xanadu Games FGC Monthly is back and it’s been re-branded!

The Bread and Butter Monthly is the perfect event to come grind it out or chill with friends. Laurel Park has an assortment of beverages, food, and alcohol.

If you don’t see your game listed, doesn’t mean there won’t be a tournament! Just get your community to bring setups and if there’s enough interest we’ll definitely help accommodate running a side bracket! There is plenty of space and monitors.

Venue Fee: $15
Tournament Entry Fee (main games): $10
Tournament Entry Fee (side games): $5

Main Games: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 5, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear: XRD REV2, & Tekken 7
Side Games: Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, & Skullgirls: Second Encore

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Registration is available online and on-site. Both cash and card are accepted for on-site registration. Online registration can be done via Smash.GG. Registration closes 15 minutes before each tournament starts. Top 8 for all main games and side games will be streamed. Main games will be streamed on VGBootCamp and side games will be streamed on DaPurpleSharpie.


 



The Optimal Path [Work-In-Progress]

I’ve been quiet lately.

Not quiet on Twitter; never quiet on Twitter. Just haven’t updated this website for a bit of time or been to a major tournament in about a month.

Final Round was huge. I really didn’t expect the amount of attention that came from commentating Final Round at all. I’ve been working on using my new sudo-fame on improving our locals and giving more attention to regular players and organizers that work hard to make everything in my area possible.

I now work at Xanadu Games as the FGC tournament organizer and run the weekly streams at The Cave Gaming. That’s pretty cool.

Earlier today, I was experimenting with a cool project, which doesn’t really have a name yet. The project is essentially just a local version of the Red Bull “Hometown Hero” campaign, where they followed different people in the country and showed their stories. I’m doing a similar thing, except exclusively for people in my area. Once again, no project name yet.

I spent about five hours making this. John recorded some lines, I found some epic music and stock footage, then finished producing what I think is probably the most epic 45 second video I’ve made in my entire life.

The finished video will be a bit longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds and will be used to raise interest in the local venue, The Cave Fairfax. Hopefully, pulling new people and old gamers alike or at add to stream and attendance retention. Title of the video is “The Optimal Path”, named thus because of Zidiane’s knack for attempting ‘the most optimal combos possible’

F@X FGC

Xanadu Games is back and bigger than ever!

Now partnered with Laurel Park Race Track in Laurel, Maryland and Maryland Jockey Club to bring you the best possible tournament experience you could imagine!

Venue Fee: $10
Tournament Entry Fee: $10

Games: Guilty Gear: XRD REV2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, & Dragon Ball FighterZ

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Registration is available online and on-site. Both cash and card are accepted for on-site registration. Online registration can be done via Smash.GG. Registration closes 15 minutes before each tournament starts. Top 8 for all main games and side games will be streamed. Main games will be streamed on VGBootCamp.