Atlanta, GA, December 12, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced several of the competitive tournaments featuring the most popular video game franchises from the fighting game genre at Wizard World Gaming Atlanta, January 22-24 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The giant tournament area on the show floor will include double-elimination brackets for Ultra Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Street Fighter II Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd - SIGN - and BlazBlue.
Trained staff and industry professionals will run the events, in which attendees can meet celebrity gamers and discover the best fighting game players in the Southeast, for prestige and $20,000 in cash prizes. Live streams with experienced commentators will broadcast the action all weekend long.
In addition, fans can take in special exhibitions, game demonstrations throughout the weekend. For tournament information, rules and registration, visit www.wizardworldgaming.com.
Featured games include:
Ultra Street Fighter IV: Capcom’s flagship franchise featuring household names like Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li.
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition and Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix: Take a look back at Street Fighter’s legacy with us and experience the game’s that made it the world’s most recognized Fighting Game series.
Guilty Gear Xrd – SIGN -: This update to a classic franchise features some of the most impressive visuals and frenetic gameplay available in the Fighting Game genre.
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend: Get lost in the ongoing BlazBlue saga! Slick characters, colorful gameplay and high-speed combat make this a series always worth discovering.
Guests to attend Wizard World Gaming Atlanta will include Charles Martinet ("Super Mario"), WWE® Superstars The New Day™ (Xavier Woods™ [YouTube: UpUpDownDown], Kofi Kingston™ & Big E™), Billy Mitchell (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters), Walter Day (founder, Twin Galaxies), voice actors Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10, Fallout 4, Skylanders),Tara Platt (Pillars of Eternity, Skylanders, Sailor Moon Crystal), Steve Downes (Halo [Master Chief]), Jen Taylor (Halo [Cortana]), the entire Smosh Games crew of Ian, Anthony, Mari Sohinki, Jovenshire and Lasercorn, and more to be announced shortly.
Wizard World Gaming Atlanta kicks off a season-long series of gaming-focused events which will coincide with Wizard World Comic Con shows throughout 2016 in the following cities: Portland, Ore. (Feb. 19-21); 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); and Austin, Texas (September 23-25).
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The second event scheduled on the 2016 calendar, Wizard World Gaming Atlanta show hours are Friday, January 22, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, January 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, January 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (http://www.wizardworld.com) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
The 2016 Wizard World schedule is available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.