Judgement Day QCS logo with Street Fighter 6, Tekken 8, Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 1 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

QCS’s Judgment Day the first of many Nintendo-licensed events in Kentucky

February 10, 2024, will mark QCS’s return to Hazard, Kentucky for Judgment Day and looks to be the first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament licensed by Nintendo in the region.

QCS’s Judgment Day will be one of the first Tekken 8 tournaments in the state. Tekken 8 joins Street Fighter 6, Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 1 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and looks to be the largest event in Eastern Kentucky since QCS’s One Night Stand in Corbin. Players can also sign up for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Windjammers 2 at the door for free and compete for a $100 prize. QCS just added three more games to the schedule: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, and UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH II Sys:Celes.

What to Expect at “Judgment Day”

The “Judgment Day” tournament by QCS promises to be more than just a gaming event; it’s a cultural phenomenon. Here’s what participants and fans can anticipate:

  • Elite Competition: We will be looking to bring in and show off the greatest competition the region has to offer and even bring in some faces we’ve never seen before.
  • Immersive Experience: QCS’s production expertise guarantees a spectacle that will eclipse anything you’ve seen in competitive gaming in the area.
  • Community Engagement: The event will feature our greatest asset: the fighting game community of Kentucky. 

New Standards for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Competitions

Because QCS’s “Judgment Day” is licensed by Nintendo, that means we will follow Nintendo’s guidelines when it comes to protecting their IP and hosting our tournaments. All Nintendo events (Ultimate and Melee) will be capped at 200 entrants and we have to stay under $10k in total prize money for those games over the course of the year. If it looks like we will cross that $10k threshold, we will likely run an event or two without Smash in the lineup. Honestly, nothing changes. We have never hosted more than 200 people for a single game or given out more than $10k in prizes for those games in a single calendar year. We are a growing community and we realize that we could outgrow the license, so we are putting those caps in place ahead of time.

Join Us on the Battlefield

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the scene, QCS’s Judgment Day invites you to be a part of something special. Mark your calendars for February 10th in Hazard, Kentucky.

Register for Judgment Day here.

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