I am happy to announce The Come Up,a 2 day event hosted during December 6th and 7th. As a follow up to the hype summer national Get On My Level 2014, The Come Up is the premiere Winter event to attend for Canadian Smash fans---as the official Canadian stop on the Apex 2015 World Circuit with a $1000 pot bonus sponsorship provided by leading streaming platform Twitch.tv. You can register online for the event here
#TCU is the official Canadian tournament for the Apex 2015 World Circuit. Seeding points will be provided to the top placers, as well as free flight and accommodation to Apex 2015 for the SSBM singles event winner. Apex is currently the largest Super Smash Brothers event in the world, spanning across the entire Smash series with Apex 2015 poised to be their biggest gathering yet.
EvenMatchupGaming will be doing media coverage of the event as well as streaming the competition on twitch.tv/evenmatchupgaming
You can like them on www.facebook.com/evenmatchupgaming and subscribe on www.youtube.com/evenmatchupgaming for updates on TCU and Smash related content.
The Y.U Smash Club is an official student organization from York University dedicated to growing the Smash community and providing events to help encourage and promote gaming culture. You can support them with a like on facebook at :www.facebook.com/YUSmash
facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/230161173856863/
The Come Up will be hosted in the Founders College Assembly Hall at York University campus in the beautiful city of Toronto.
4700 Keele Street
Founders College - Room 152
The room has a maximum capacity of 300 people and also features a main stage where all the hype matches will streamed both online and in person on a large projector. Here is a picture from the last book sale and concert hosted there with the main stage projector:
We will begin setting up for the event at 8:30 am on Day 1, feel free to drop by if you'd like to volunteer your services to help set-up.
Waves of pools will be announced at 11:30 for both games and run until the venue closes at 11pm. Depending on how many entrants we get, we are most likely going to have pools of 6-10 with top 3 advancing to finals day, final bracket will be a top 32 or 64 depending on size as well.
On finals day the venue will open up at 8:30 but the final bracket will begin at Noon,feel free to drop by for friendlies in the mean-time
Time | Event
9:30-11:15am | Check in
11:30am | SSBU Singles Pools Wave 1 Begins
11:30am | Melee Singles Pools Wave 1 Begins
2:30pm | Melee Singles Pools Wave 2 Begins
3:00pm | SSBU Singles Pools Wave 2 Begins
4:30pm | Melee Doubles Begins Until Top 8
6:00pm | SSBU Doubles Begins Until Top 8
6:30pm | Melee Doubles top 8 begins
8:30pm | SSBU Doubles top 8 begins
Time | Event
12:00pm | SSBU Singles Bracket Begins Until Top 8
2:00pm | SSBM Singles Bracket Begins Until Top 8
3:00pm | SSBU Singles top 8 Begins
6:00pm | SSBM Singles top 8 Begins
*Schedule subject to change*
Online Registration Link: http://nintendoenthusiast.com/events/the-come-up-apex-2015-qualifier/
Venue fee: 10$(increased to 15$ as of November 7th)
Melee Singles: 10$
Melee Doules: 20$ per team
SSBU Singles: 10$
SSBU Doubles: 20$ per team
Payouts are as follows if we get 100+:
Super Smash Bros Wii U & Melee Singles
1st Place: 50%
2nd Place: 25%
3rd Place: 10%
4th Place: 5%
5th Place: 3% (x2)
7th Place: 2% (x2)
Super Smash Bros Wii U & Melee Doubles
1st Place: 55%
2nd Place: 25%
3rd Place: 10%
4th Place: 5%
5th Place: 2.5% (x2)
Apex ruleset for both Melee events and TBD for SSBU.
BYOC (Bring Your Own Controller)
Please mind personal hygiene. (Don't smell, please shower)
Tournament matches have priority over friendlies and money matches.
No drugs, alcohol or anything illegal allowed on campus.
If you are travelling from out of country you will be required to have a Passport, these usually take between 1-4 weeks to arrive:
1. Americans can get passports very easily. Go to your local post office and apply for them. They will give you all the instructions on what to do, and some people get their passports within 2 weeks! Getting one costs $135 USD for anyone 16+ ($110 USD to renew), or $105 USD for anyone under 16.
2. A possible alternative for Americans is an enhanced drivers license which is cheaper than a passport, and quicker to obtain. The enhanced license lets you travel to Canada, and some other countries (though not as many as a passport).
3. US Passport Card: http://travel.state.gov/passport/ppt_card/ppt_card_3926.html
MORE PASSPORT INFO
Please note that as of June 1, 2009 visitors to Canada from the United States will be required to show:
1) If you are crossing the border by land or sea: a valid US passport, a US passport card, or an enhanced driver's license.
2) If you are flying: a valid US passport ONLY
Full details available here: http://www.getyouhome.gov/html/lang_eng/index.html
Bussing is a very popular mode of transportation for people looking for a cheap way to reach tournaments in other cities. Here are several bus companies which provide both domestic and international routes.
Canadian Megabus site: ca.megabus.com
American Megabus site: us.megabus.com
Canadian Greyhound site: greyhound.ca
American Greyhound site: greyhound.com
The bus terminal where you will end up is the Toronto Coach Terminal.
Toronto Coach Terminal
610 Bay Street Toronto
Ontario, Canada M5G 1M5
If you are flying from within Canada or anywhere that's not the United States, the best airport for you to land in is the Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Toronto Pearson International Airport
6301 Silver Dart Drive, Mississauga
Ontario, Canada L4V 1E8
If you are flying from the United States and you want to save money, I strongly recommend that you fly to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport
4200 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga
New York, United States
Then bus it via Megabus the rest of the way. The trip from Buffalo to Toronto is about 2-3 hours, and it will end up being much cheaper than flying straight into Canada.
Go to Downsview subway station and take the 196 straight to the York U Campus! (15minute bus ride)
Out of Country:
Make sure to take notice of the passport information!
There will be housing available for attendees from local community members, as well as Hotels within a 5 minute cab ride of York University
Hotels near York (5 minute taxi ride) are as follows:
Holiday Inn Express
30 Norfinch Drive, North York, Ontario
Toll-Free calls: 1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329)
Map and transportation information at: www.ichotelsgroup.com
Toronto North/North York Travelodge
50 Norfinch Drive, North York, Ontario
Map and transportation information at: www.travelodge.com
Comfort Inn Toronto North
66 Norfinch Drive, North York, Ontario
Tel: (416) 736-4700, 1-877-424-6423
Fax: (416) 736-4842
Map and transportation information at www.comfortinn.com
This event will be sponsored by:
I would also like to welcome eSport Gaming Events and Let's Play KW as official equipment providers and sponsors for The Come Up. In addition to providing a large portion of the Wii U equipment that will be used to put on this years event EGE has sponsored a $50 pot bonus for the highest finishing Canadian player in SSBM singles. This player will also qualify for the Ontario ESPORTS Series Provincial Championships in the spring to compete against the 7 best SSBM players in the province for the title and a $500 prize pool. Myself, WeonX and Coffeeblack have already qualified at previous events and therefore are not eligible. LPKW will be bringing their tournament expertise to help organize the event as well as a large portion of equipment for the SSBM event.
These are two organizations which have done a lot to grow the Ontario smash and gaming communities at large and are always a pleasure to collab with at events, so show em some love♥
For more information on EGE as well as the Ontario ESPORTS Series, make sure to:
Like them on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EGEofficial
and follow them on twitter - https://twitter.com/EGEofficial
eSport Gaming Events
For more information on LPKW and to support them directly, check them out at the following: