Wizard World Comic Con will now be hosting Fighting Game Tournaments

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Starting next month, Wizard World Comic Con will be adding fighting game tournaments to the list of things to do during the convention. The event will be known as the Wizard World Gaming series, which will hold tournaments for select titles at select Wizard World Comic Cons.

Wizard World Gaming series will feature $10,000 in cash prizes for attendees, split into different games. The event will premiere during Wizard World Comic Con Portland and feature Street Fighter V ($3K prize pool), Tekken 7 ($3K prize pool), Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- ($1.5K prize pool), BlazBlue: Chronophantasma EXTEND ($1.5K prize pool), and Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 ($1K prize pool).

ORIGIN PC will power the PC Zone at Wizard World Gaming Portland with additional partners, events and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed in the coming weeks. Entrance for the tournaments is free meaning you won’t have to pay to play per game, instead to be part of the Wizard World Gaming series you just need to purchase a Wizard World Comic Con ticket, or buy a separate ticket just for the gaming event.

“Wizard World is committed to producing the best possible shows for the gaming community, and ensuring that we achieve our goal of providing a true gaming experience for our fans,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “In planning the debut of Wizard World Gaming, it became evident that we would not have enough time to put on a high-quality show in Atlanta. We are confident and excited in making Portland the launch of our gaming series.”

If you can’t make Wizard World Comic Con Portland, you can also look forward to the WW Gaming series at these other announced venues: St. Louis (April 1-3); Minneapolis (May 6-8); Philadelphia (June 2-5); Sacramento, Calif. (June 17-19); Columbus, Ohio (July 29-31); Orlando, Fla. (August 5-7); Chicago (August 18-21); Austin, Texas (September 23-25); and Pittsburgh (November 4-6).

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