Cosplay Contest

Cosplay Contest

We're excited to release more information on the Cosplay Competition for this year's Winter GameFest!

<Sign-Ups available here: bit.ly/CosplayWGF ! >

This year, the Cosplay Competition will be open to the general public, with prize pools for $150 for best general cosplay, an additional $200 for best UCSD student cosplay, and $10 Michael's gift certificates for UCSD students who cosplay at Winter GameFest (while supplies last)!

The contest will start on February 18th at around 2:30PM, and will be held on the main stage in the Price Center East Ballroom.

Signups are still available until February 10th at 11:59PM, so make sure to register before it's too late!

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And a big thanks to the following for letting us use their amazing cosplay photography:

Photographer: Squarenoodles Film&Photography (https://www.facebook.com/squarenoodles/) or IG: @square_noodles

D.Va: Cyriichii (facebook.com/cyriichii) or IG: @cyriichii

Hanzo: Domaru Cosplay (facebook.com/DomaruCosplay) IG: @dh.trieu

Tournament Updates

Tournament Updates

Quick update on Tournament Status:

Due to different methods of running the pre-qualifiers, Overwatch will be extending their deadline to Feb. 8th!

Finally, we are introducing day-of signups for Rocket League and Hearthstone! Please note however we can only accommodate a limited number of people with these first-come-first-serve signups, so make sure to sign up online now to save yourself a spot!

★ Open-To-All Tournaments:
▶ Overwatch (Prize Pool starting at $1200!)
Pre-Made Team of 6: http://bit.ly/TeamOverwatchWGF
Individual Matchmaking: http://bit.ly/IndOverwatchWGF

▶ Rocket League (Prize Pool starting at $200!)
Pre-Made Team of 3: http://bit.ly/TeamRocketLeagueWGF
Individual / Pair Matchmaking: http://bit.ly/IndRocketLeagueWGF
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★ UCSD-Only Tournaments:
▶ Hearthstone (Prize Pool starting at $750!)
http://bit.ly/UCSDHearthstoneWGF

Thank you for everyone who signed up for our League of Legends, CS: GO, and Dota 2 tournaments, and best of luck in your matches!

Stay tuned for more updates Tomorrow regarding our Cosplay Competition, and Friday for the Return of the Super Smash Brothers: Melee Tournament!

Final Day to Register for Tournaments!

Final Day to Register for Tournaments!

One final day to sign up for Winter GameFest tournaments and test your skills on a journey to win thousands of dollars! Signup & Prize details below!

Whether you were on the fence or procrastinated too long, we've extended the deadline for the Winter GameFest tournaments to tonight (1/28) at 11:59 PM, so make sure you don't miss this last chance!

Plus, there is even more incentive now that our exciting prizes for those victorious have been revealed. And it's only getting started! These are just the starting prize pools generously provided by UCSD Sixth College and TESPA - Not only are all of them higher than the base pools from last year, but as we reveal our sponsor lineup, expect us to reveal the thousands more in additional prizes given by our sponsors.

★ Open-To-All Tournaments:

▶ Overwatch (Prize Pool starting at $1200!)
Pre-Made Team of 6: http://bit.ly/TeamOverwatchWGF
Individual Matchmaking: http://bit.ly/IndOverwatchWGF

▶ Counter Strike: Global Offensive (Prize Pool starting at $725!)
Pre-Made Team of 5: http://bit.ly/TeamCSGOWGF
Individual Matchmaking: http://bit.ly/IndCSGOWGF

▶ League of Legends (Prize Pool starting at $725!)
Pre-Made Team of 5: http://bit.ly/TeamLeagueWGF
Individual Matchmaking: http://bit.ly/IndLeagueWGF

▶ DOTA 2 (Prize Pool starting at $725!)
Pre-Made Team of 5: http://bit.ly/TeamDota2WGF
Individual Matchmaking: http://bit.ly/IndDota2WGF

▶ Super Smash Bros. Melee (Prize Pool starting at $250!)
Singles: http://bit.ly/SinglesMeleeWGF
Doubles: http://bit.ly/DoublesMeleeWGF

▶ Rocket League (Prize Pool starting at $200!)
Pre-Made Team of 3: http://bit.ly/TeamRocketLeagueWGF
Individual / Pair Matchmaking: http://bit.ly/IndRocketLeagueWGF
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★ UCSD-Only Tournaments:

▶ Hearthstone (Prize Pool starting at $750!)
http://bit.ly/UCSDHearthstoneWGF 
▶ Super Smash Bros. Wii U (Prize Pool starting at $400!)
http://bit.ly/SmashWiiUWGF

(Plus more UCSD tournaments which do not have sign-in pages)

Stay tuned for more announcements as we count down the days until #WinterGameFest2017!

Third Tournament Signups are Live

We're excited to announce signups are now LIVE for our final tournaments! Hearthstone and Super Smash Bros Wii U Signups are now available for UCSD students! New this year: Smash Wii U will also feature a College Crew Battle - winners will gain glory as their names are displayed during the ice cream party they win for their college!

___Hearthstone (UCSD only)__________________
Sign-Ups: http://bit.ly/UCSDHearthstoneWGF

___Super Smash Bros: Wii U (UCSD Only)_______
Sign-Ups: http://bit.ly/SmashWiiUWGF

Also remember to sign up for our other tournaments, as the deadlines will end this week!

We will also have these additional UCSD-Only tournaments that you can sign up the day of:
▶ Street Fighter V
▶ osu!
▶ DDR
▶ Mobile Game Contest
▶ Board Games

If you have any questions, feel free to message us or email tournaments@wintergamefest.org .

Second Tournament Sign-Ups Are Live

Second Tournament Sign-Ups Are Live

We're excited to announce signups are now LIVE for the rest of our open-to-all tournaments! Rocket League, Super Smash Bros: Melee, and Cosplay Competition signups are available right here:

___Rocket League_______________________
Pre-Made Team of 3: http://bit.ly/TeamRocketLeagueWGF
Individual / Pair Matchmaking: http://bit.ly/IndRocketLeagueWGF

___Super Smash Bros: Melee______________
Singles: http://bit.ly/SinglesMeleeWGF
Doubles: http://bit.ly/DoublesMeleeWGF

___Cosplay Contest______________________
Sign: http://bit.ly/CosplayWGF

Plus, check back tomorrow for a special New Year's give away, and next week for the UCSD-restricted tournaments.

If you have any questions, feel free to message us or email tournaments@wintergamefest.org .

Artist Alley & Game Dev Sign-Ups Are Available

Artist Alley & Game Dev Sign-Ups Are Available

We're excited to announce that signups are now available for Artist Alley and Game Developer Booths at Winter GameFest! Ever wanted to showcase your video-game-related art or hand-crafted indie game to thousands of people? Now's your chance!

___Artist Alley_______________________
Application form: http://bit.ly/ArtWGF

___Game Dev_______________________
Application form: http://bit.ly/GameDevsWGF

Please note that the deadline on these forms is the 20th of January. If you have any questions, feel free to message us or email art@wintergamefest.org.

Looking for tournament announcements? Don't worry - we'll have some more for you next week!

First Tournament Sign-Ups Are Live

First Tournament Sign-Ups Are Live

We're excited to announce signups are now LIVE for our first four open-to-all tournaments! Overwatch, CS:GO, DotA 2, and League of Legends signups are available right here:

___Overwatch_______________________
Pre-Made Team of 6: http://bit.ly/TeamOverwatchWGF
Individual Matchmaking: http://bit.ly/IndOverwatchWGF

___Counter Strike: Global Offensive______
Pre-Made Team of 5: http://bit.ly/TeamCSGOWGF
Individual Matchmaking: http://bit.ly/IndCSGOWGF

___DotA 2__________________________
Pre-Made Team of 5: http://bit.ly/TeamDota2WGF
Individual Matchmaking: http://bit.ly/IndDota2WGF

___League of Legends________________
Pre-Made Team of 5: http://bit.ly/TeamLeagueWGF
Individual Matchmaking: http://bit.ly/IndLeagueWGF

Stay tuned for announcements on our non-qualifier / day-of tournaments, as well as the sign-ups for UCSD-restricted tournaments.

If you have any questions, feel free to message us or email tournaments@wintergamefest.org,

Winter GameFest 2017

Mark your calendars!

The official dates for Winter GameFest 2016 are February 17th, 18th, and 19th

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Stay tuned.