The Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament series is set to burst into 2013 with its ninth installment. Organized by our very own Adam “Keits” Heart, UFGT9 looks primed to continue its legacy of providing an entertaining experience for all who attend, both during competition and downtime. From tournaments for established titles, indie fighters, and old-school favorites alike to community panels and a fun and games corner, this event is sure to have something for everyone.
Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9 is just over a month away, scheduled for May 24-26 in Chicago, Illinois, so visit their official website and register if you haven’t done so already. Full details and an official trailer for the event have been included below.
- 15,300 sq/ft ballroom (up from a total of 6,000 sq/ft last year). This massive space will give you all the room you need to game with your friends, compete in our tournaments, or relax in the fun and games area.
- Welcome to Chicago. Our venue is only one stop on the CTA Blue Line train from the O’Hare International Airport. Getting to us has never been easier or cheaper. If you are willing to walk a half mile from the CTA station to the hotel, it will only cost you $2.25 to ride the train. Additionally, the Blue Line train leads right into the heart of Chicago proper. If you want to be a tourist for a day or two, you are certain to love our new location.
- Rooms are available at the special group rate of $79.99/night, only $10 more than in Northbrook. UFGT remains one of the cheapest tournament events you can attend.
- Parking will be completely free for any guest staying overnight for UFGT9, and will be discounted to $10/day for everyone else attending.
- The Crowne will offer a cash concession booth where you can get reasonably priced food and drink. No outside food or drink is allowed, but there are plenty of nearby places to eat just a short walk away.
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Xbox 360) – Road to EVO seeding
- Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012 (Xbox 360) – Road to EVO seeding
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3) – Road to EVO seeding
- Street Fighter x Tekken ver. 2013 (Xbox 360) – Road to EVO seeding
- King of Fighters XIII (Xbox 360) – Road to EVO seeding
- Mortal Kombat 9 (PS3) – Road to EVO seeding
- Persona 4 Arena (Xbox 360) – Road to EVO seeding
- Mystery Game Tournament ver. 2013 (Various)
- Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3)
- Divekick (PS3) – $1,000 pot bonus from Iron Galaxy Studios
- Soul Calibur V (PS3)
- Vampire Savior (Xbox 360)
- Skullgirls (PS3)
- BaraBariBall (PC) – Free beta tournament
Road to EVO 2013
As a stop on the Road to EVO 2013, top 16 finishers in the official EVO games at UFGT9 will be awarded seeding points.
This year’s streams will be covered by the folks at Level|Up Series and VG Bootcamp. If you are unable to attend UFGT9, they will be providing full coverage all weekend, so be sure to tune in.