2nd Annual Battle of the Arcades Tournament
This year, the Battle of the Arcades tournament returns on March 9th (12pm-11pm est) and 10th (12pm-5pm est) pitting a trifecta of arcade giants against each other in an epic classic gaming showdown. The Kencade in Oregon, the Pinball Wizard arcade in New Hampshire and the Richie Knucklez arcade in New Jersey will feature a who’s who of competitive arcade gamers in a revolutionary team format where players are encouraged to coach each other to help propel their arcade to the top of the gaming landscape.
Last year, the Kencade topped the field led by scoreboard luminaries such as John McAllister and Matt Hall, however last year’s runner up, the Richie Knucklez arcade with a roster chock full of big names such as Hank Chien, Steve Wagner, George Leutz and Bryan Wagner are ready to take the next step. The Pinball Wizard adds arguably the greatest classic gamer in the world, Donald Hayes to their roster this year, in addition to tournament forces such as Jason Cram and David Nelson so this year’s title is certainly up for grabs.
As it was last year, the games list is comprised of some of the most popular classic titles of all-time to determine the victor. Competitors will battle it out on Donkey Kong Jr, Millipede, Missile Command, Mappy, Turbo Junior Pac-Man, Phoenix, Elevator Action, Alpine Ski, Galaxian, Hyper Sports, Dig Dug and Pole Position 2 over the 2 day stretch. This is a format unlike any other you’ll find where each individual point gained can be the difference between a team victory or defeat. The entire match will be broadcast live via each arcade so you can watch all 3 squads battle it out real time on a dozen classic titles. Check out last year’s results below, if you are proximate to one of these locations and feel you have what it takes to be the ultimate team player, don’t hesitate, contact Richie Knucklez today! We also encourage other arcades, home arcades, gaming friends from all parts of the world to form a team and enter the BOTA 3 . Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. We would love to see this fun competition grow!