New faces, new champion, new Queen City Showdown in February

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January 13, 2023

Event overview and Smash rundown

Another Queen City Showdown wrapped up last weekend and nearly every event was won by a newcomer.

After winning back-to-back Queen City Showdowns, Vult was absent and unable to defend his streak. Wildz, in his first trip to Hazard, earned first place without losing a set.

Rasmus shined on the fighting game side of things and took the Appalachian Fighting Game Championship belt home to Bardstown. Rasmus took first in Tekken and second in Strive.

Newcomers for Smash included, Wildz (1st), Soup? (2nd), EensterPeenster (4th), BluSkies (9th), and YoshiTales1 (13th), Twilight (13th) and Pittuwu (13th).

Here is a look at our top-8 for Smash Ultimate at Queen City Showdown: Homecoming.

Homecoming Smash Queen City Showdown top 8 graphic

Guilty Gear -Strive-

After the success of the last Queen City Showdown’s inclusion of fighting games, the trend continued with Guilty Gear -Strive- and two new additions: Tekken 7 and Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid.

As mentioned earlier, a lot of newcomers showed out at QCS: Homecoming. Ninjas came and took first place in Strive, taking down Farko, Glight and Rasmus along the way.

Newcomers to Strive included Ninjas (1st), Rasmus (2nd), Misery (9th) and Toasty (13th).

Here is a look at our top-four for Guilty Gear -Strive- at Queen City Showdown: Season’s Beatings.

Tekken 7

Rasmus took first place in Tekken 7 in his Hazard debut. His showing in Tekken helped propel him to a points lead to take home the Appalachian FGC championship.

Rasmus earned 31 points for his performances, finishing ahead of Raiser (26 points) and Mute (22 points).

Here is a look at the Tekken results.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

We capped off the night with our first-ever Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid bracket.

Raiser made short work of the competition, taking down Rasmus, SammyD and Jomer on his run to first.

Raiser failed to drop a game until grand finals.

Queen City Showdown returns February 18

QCS will return to Hazard on February 18 with four more tournaments: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Guilty Gear -Strive-, Tekken 7, and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Make sure to register for QCS: Ex-Factor and check the events page to keep up with upcoming events.

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