KI Con and the KI World Cup Are This Weekend–And Killer Instinct Isn’t the Only Game on Show

By on March 9, 2017 at 10:00 am
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This weekend sees the return of KI Con and the Killer Instinct World Cup. With this, some of the top Killer Instinct players from around the globe will be gathering in San Antonio, TX. To get everyone excited for the event, Ultra Arcade have released a special trailer to psyche everyone up for a weekend of Killer Instinct action:

Despite the name however, Killer Instinct isn’t the only fighting game that’s going to be at the convention. Numerous other classic fighting games will be at the event, with their own tournaments and¬†streams. These fighting games include Capcom classics such as Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Vampire Savior, Capcom vs. SNK, Ultra Street Fighter IV, and even Street Fighter X Tekken, and Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter. These will be joined by Garou: Mark of the Wolves, The King of Fighters ’96, Samurai Shodown IV, The Last Blade 2, Virtua Fighter 4, Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-, as well as singles, double, and triples tournaments¬†for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

For those interested in catching these and other games on stream, you can check out the schedules for these–with accompanying Twitch channels–below.

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Of course, the main event is still the Killer Instinct World Cup. You can check out the schedule for this–including the last chance qualifiers for anyone going who’s still not qualified–below. The stream for the KI World cup will be handled by our friends over at TeamSp00ky.

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KI Con and the Killer Instinct World Cup will take place this weekend, from March 10 to 12 at the Tobin Center in San Antonio, TX.

Sources: Ultra-Combo; Ultra Arcade

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