In 2016, Vanguard debuted and became an on-going growth of success in providing SoCal with a new event to compete in. Aimed at drawing in new players to break the ice with seasoned players & competition, Vanguard looks to continue to level up the local SoCal communities.
Details of the official Red Bull Proving Grounds circuit have been released and can be found at the Red Bull Proving Grounds website.
The stakes are a whole lot bigger this time and are truly oriented for regional bragging rights as well as regional rewards.
While Street Fighter V will remain the primary game for Vanguard, we are looking at adding a couple of more games as a test run for future Vanguard events. Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- and BlazBlue: Central Fiction will be at Vanguard: Chapter 2!
What You Are Playing For (Street Fighter V)
For the remainder of Season 1 (April 1, May 6, June 3), you will be competing for points. At the end of the season, the Top 3 competitors with the most points will advance to the Proving Grounds Finals in Santa Monica, CA to compete in a team tournament to represent their region.
The winning region of the Finals will be winning a cash prize of $6,000 as well as a trip (airfare, hotel, entry) to EVO 2017 for themselves and the Top 8 of their region. GET HYPE!
So even if you don't make Top 3, if you make Top 8, you are going to EVO 2017!
Vanguard: Chapter 2 will be hosted at PlayLIVE Nation in Fullerton, CA, located at 581 N Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831, USA
Parking is conveniently located in the same building as PlayLIVE Nation and can be accessed through the Commonwealth entrance, between 85C Bakery and WaBa Grill. When you exit the parking structure, mention that you are with PlayLIVE Nation and you won't have to pay for parking!
Tame the Noms
There are several places to eat around PlayLIVE Nation. There are a handful of places in the same building as the venue. For more options, please visit this Google Maps link for an overview. https://goo.gl/maps/HGfd98zExbs
- 11am: Doors, Registration, and Check-in Opens; Casuals open
- 12:30pm: Registration Cut-off for all games, seeding begins
- 1:00pm - 4pm: Brackets, all games
- 4pm - 5pm: Top 4, BlazBlue
- 5pm - 6pm: Top 4, Guilty Gear
- 6pm - 8pm: Top 8, Street Fighter V
- Vanguard on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vanguardseries
- Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/levelupseries
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/levelupseries
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/levelupseries
Read some history about Level Up
Please read this great article by Craig Alphonse: https://www.redbull.com/us/en/esports/stories/1331797866823/level-up-productions-roots-in-the-fgc
581 N Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831, USA