PowerUp Winter Series 2016 - Meet 1 - January 30

Welcome to the PowerUp Winter Series 2016! From January to March of 2016, players will be able to earn Ranking Points in Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, and also Street Fighter V. The Top 4 point earners in each game will be invited to participate in the Winter Series 2016 Championship to be held in April.

January 30th, 2016 is Meet 1 of Winter Series 2016.

We are a strong community of players who wish to grow interest in fighting games and encourage the online warriors to come and step up to the challenge of an in-person tournament.

Arcade Legacy
662 Cincinnati Mills Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45240

Venue Fee: $5 for tournament players
MKX Entry Fee: $5
Killer Instinct Entry Fee: $5
Street Fighter V Entry Fee (Starting February 2016): $10

All women who attend the PowerUp Series will receive free venue entry, courtesy of the TO, for up to 6 events total before being required to pay regular venue fees. Bracket entry fees will remain the same for all participants.

All events begin at 7:30pm.

This is a BYOC event (Bring Your Own Controller). There are no guarantees that Arcade Legacy, PowerUp, or other players will provide you with controllers.

All players will be responsible for deleting Bluetooth devices from the PS4 that they are to play a tournament match on.


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.

You may pre-register for the event, although it is not mandatory, by going to the PowerUp website: http://www.powerupfighters.org

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. Let’s see how far we can go in support of AbleGamers!

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.

For the complete PowerUp Ruleset, please go to our main website.


Good to see you and PowerUp again, Osirun! Hope things are good :smile:

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Thank you! Things are going well. Trying to build interest in the local community for KI. We have a few dedicated players and I am hoping to increase that number : )

I hope all has been going well for you, too!

All women who attend the PowerUp Series will receive free venue entry, courtesy of the TO, for up to 6 events total before being required to pay regular venue fees. Bracket entry fees will remain the same for all participants.

For a full explanation of the background leading up to this decision, please refer to the official article on the PowerUp website: http://www.powerupfighters.org/2015/12/a-step-in-favor-of-inclusion.html