Alpha Attack 2016 - KI, SFV, MKX and MORE!

With the return of Street Fighter comes the return of ALPHA ATTACK, Cincinnati’s premier fighting game event. We will be teaming up with PowerUp this time to bring you the best experience possible. Alpha Attack will coincide with PowerUp Winter Series 2016 - Meet 3! This will be the final opportunity to earn ranking points toward the Winter Series Championship to be held in April 2016.

March 26th, 2016

Arcade Legacy
662 Cincinnati Mills Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45246

$10 - Venue

Alpha Attack
1pm - Street Fighter V 2v2 (PS4) $5 Entry
2pm - Street Fighter Alpha 2 (arcade) $3 Entry
3pm - Mystery Game (various formats) $3 Entry
4pm - Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (360) $10 Entry
5pm - Street Fighter III: Third Strike (arcade) $3 Entry

PowerUp Winter Series - Meet 3
6pm - Street Fighter V (PS4) $10 Entry
6pm - Pokken (Wii U) $5 Entry
7:30pm - Mortal Kombat X (PS4) $10 Entry
7:30pm - Killer Instinct (Xbox One) $5 Entry

You may pre-register for the event, although it is not mandatory, by going to the following link:


Alpha Attack on Facebook:

Brutality Club:


In each game, players earn ranking points based on how they place in the bracket. There are three meets in Winter Series 2016, and points are dispersed as follows:
1st = 9pts
2nd = 8pts
3rd = 7pts
4th = 6pts
5th = 5pts
7th = 4pts
9th = 3pts
13th = 2pts
17th and Below = 1pt

The Top 4 point earners for a game will earn an invitation to compete in a Championship Round Robin for prizes and glory. If there is a tie in points for Top 4, then all the players who have earned the necessary points will also earn an invitation to the Championship Round Robin.

Meet 1 of each series is randomly seeded, and then considerations are made for where players live. Meet 2 and Meet 3 begin using the power rankings to seed players in the bracket. Considerations are still made for where players live, but ranking points are more important. Players who have no ranking points, and join mid-series, receive a bottom seed and are inserted into the bracket where they fit. Considerations are made for where players live, but again the ranking points are more important.

To see current power rankings for the PowerUp Series, please refer to the following link within the Brutality Club on Facebook:

Winter Series 2016 will be supporting the AbleGamers Foundation. Here is a short snippet of what they do:

“With a three-step approach, AbleGamers works and advocates on behalf of the disability community to increase the accessibility of video games and to achieve further inclusion by those who need special considerations.”

Over the course of Winter Series 2016, PowerUp will ask that you, the players, be great #FGCitizens and make monetary donations to AbleGamers that fit within your budget. Any amount is welcome, and we will keep an official tally for donations. Please show us a copy of your donation receipt, with only name, date and amount donated visible, and we will add your donation to our total. Or, donate in person with cash. Let’s see how far we can go in support of AbleGamers!

Visit the AbleGamers website here:

Players and spectators are encouraged to donate money to the prize pool for their favorite PowerUp Series game. Current games accepting donations are: Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat X, and Killer Instinct. Community sourced bonus donations must be made in person and, for now, are cash only.

The community sourced bonus will be split 70/20/10 between the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers at each Series Championship based on results from the Championship Invitational Round Robin.

2v2 rules: Predetermine what order each player goes. Player 1 on each team plays. Player 2 on each team plays. If both player 1 or 2 on the same team win, they advance. If one of each win, the winners face off to see who advances.

Winner is character and variation locked.
Blind picks are available upon player request of the TO.

You may request a coach, who must follow the PowerUp private coaching rules. The link to the PowerUp Ruleset is below.

Stage will always be randomly selected.

No fatalities on the big screen. The tournament will be up on a giant projector screen, in full view of children visiting Arcade Legacy. We do not want any parents bringing complaints to our generous venue. Brutalities are not wholly controllable, and therefore they can be displayed on the projector screen.

All Alpha Attack games have a standard top 3 payout. 1st place gets 70% of the pot, 2nd gets 20% of the pot, and 3rd gets 10%. Payouts will be 70/30 if there is less than 10 entrants for a game. Mystery Game is winner takes all!

All PowerUp games have a payout scale based on the number of entrants per game. The payout scale can be found along with the full PowerUp Ruleset at this link:

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Wow, I wish we had something like this were I live. I’ve been thinking about trying to start up some sort of event or arcade.

How many people show up to this event?

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Ohio? Might have to spread the word to the folks here…

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Hi, sorry for my late reply! We get around 8-10 players regularly at our monthly for KI.

It would be great of you to spread the word about the event! Thank you so much! : )

KI Results from Alpha Attack 2016!

KI (9 entrants)
1st - NS | Gilgamesh (Hisako)
2nd - GrandPappyChris (Glacius)
3rd - BxA | Jackal (Kan-Ra)
4th - Nick da Jedi
5th - MPII The Ronin
5th - NB.DCB | ElitheCurry
7th - Itsallinthefist
7th - YouKnow
9th - FrostyFace