Video Game Tournament - Fighting Games - 16 Regions in MD/DC - Cash Prizes

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Video Game Tournament - Fighting Games - 16 Regions in MD/DC - Cash Prizes

THE NLG CUP IS A FIGHTING GAME TOURNAMENT CIRCUIT LAUNCHED AND HOSTED BY NEXT LEVEL GAMING. THE 2023 SEASON IS SPONSORED BY AWESOMECON

When and where

Date and time

Location

Online

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

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The NLG Cup is intentionally designed to reach all across Maryland and DC to give aspiring or talented gamers, regardless of location, a chance to compete and win cash and other prizes in a tournament on a regional (city/county) level while enabling unique, exciting, and more rewarding opportunities to play on larger stages. The NLG Cup is open to all ages 13 and up.

NLG Cup website

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Let's Gooo!

The NLG Cup 2023 is a hybrid (online and in person) tournament designed to give gamers a chance win big prizes and have a great time, sponsored by AwesomeCon. NLG Cup 2023 consists of 64 tournaments, four in each of for each of 16 regions in Maryland and DC (city/county). An unlimited number of people can participate. We encourage players to compete in region closest to them but players are allowed to compete in any region they wish. And no, you don't have to be a Maryland or DC resident to win.

See our website for complete details www.nlgcup.com

Games played:

  • Tekken 7
  • Street Fighter V - Championship Edition
  • Guilty Gear - Strive
  • Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Summary of how it works:

  1. Register on EventBrite (choose your game, choose your region)
  2. Receive links and instructions via email shortly before tournament time.
  3. Log on from home online on your region's date.
  4. Depending on the size of your region, either (a) winners are awarded and that tournament ends or (b)top 32 players compete in the High Regionals (there is no additional competitor fee).
  5. In the case of High Regionals, a date and theater are selected to enable to top 32 players for the region to compete for larger prize winners and (if the region qualifies) invitations to AwesomeCon 2023 for the Championships
  6. June - come enjoy a day or more at AwesomeCon and compete with for the ultimate prizing.

See below for list of prizing based on regional competitor count.

Regions and competitive dates!

March 14th

  • Bethesda
  • Hagerstown

March 15th

  • Columbia
  • Cumberland

March 16th

  • Baltimore City
  • Havre De Grace

March 17th

  • Annapolis
  • Easton

March 21st

  • Westminster
  • Upper Marlboro

March 22th

  • Waldorf
  • Washington, DC

March 23rd

  • Hunt Valley
  • California

March 24th

  • Frederick
  • Salsbury

OVERVIEW:

Prizing is based on number of entrants in a given region. The more entrants, the larger the payout. Each region will win cash prizes. The prize pool applies to each game as its own tournament.

PRICING:

  • Super Early Bird Competitor - Order By Jan 31st - $26
  • Early Bird Competitor - Order By Feb 28th - $28
  • Competitor - Order in March - $30

REGIONALS:

Players 1st/2nd/3rd/4th

  • 2 – 4 Players $50
  • 5 – 16 Players $125
  • 17 – 32 Players $200/$50
  • 33 – 64 Players $300/$250/$50
  • 65 – 128 Players $450/$225/$75
  • 129 – 256 Players - Top 32 Enter High Regionals

HIGH REGIONALS:

  • 129 – 256 Players $500/$300/$200
  • 257+ Players $500/$300/$200 - TOP 4 – Win 3-day pass to AwesomeCon and custom Next Level Gaming/AwesomeCon/NLG Cup tournament hoodie!

CHAMPIONSHIPS:

  • 257 – 512 Original Players $500/$300/$200/$100
  • 513 – 1024 Original Players $1,000/$500/$250/$50 (places 4-8)
  • 1025+ Original Players $2,500/$1,000/$500/$100 (4-8)/$50 (9-16) First Place: 2 Round Trip Tickets, 2 nights at Luxor Hotel, Opportunity to Compete at HyperX Arena in Las Vegas!
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REGIONALS:

The NLG Cup is run initially on Challonge.com. We start 16 tournaments, one for each region in Maryland and DC (city/county). An unlimited number of people can participate. We encourage players to compete in their closest region but players are allowed to compete in any region they wish. Games are double-elimination or round robin, depending on number of registrants.

PRIZING AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL:

Players 1st/2nd/3rd/4th

  • 2 – 4 Players $50
  • 5 – 16 Players $125
  • 17 – 32 Players $200/$50
  • 33 – 64 Players $300/$250/$50
  • 65 – 128 Players $450/$225/$75
  • 129 – 256 Players - Top 32 Enter High Regionals

HIGH REGIONALS:

When any region has more than 128 competitors for any specific game, the TOP 32 competitors from Regionals are entered into the High Regionals which are played in front of a local audience of other players and spectators at a movie theater in that region.

Top 4 players in High Regionals which have more than 256 original competitors will be provided a 3-day pass to AwesomeCon 2023 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC to enjoy the event and compete in the NLG Cup Championships against winners from other regions.

PRIZING AT THE HIGH REGIONAL LEVEL:

Players 1st/2nd/3rd/4th

  • 129 – 256 Players $500/$300/$200
  • 257+ Players $500/$300/$200 - TOP 4 – Win 3-day pass to AwesomeCon
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CHAMPIONSHIPS:

The Championships are held at AwesomeCon in June 2023. The TOP 4 competitors from each High Regional will be provided a 3-day pass to enjoy and explore AwesomeCon as well as compete in the NLG Cup Championships. There will be up to 64 competitors, depending on how many High Regionals qualify.

PRIZING AT THE CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL:

Players 1st/2nd/3rd/4th

  • 257 – 512 Original Players $500/$300/$200/$100
  • 513 – 1024 Original Players $1,000/$500/$250/$50 (places 4-8)
  • 1025+ Original Players $2,500/$1,000/$500/$100 (4-8)/$50 (9-16) First Place: 2 Round Trip Tickets, 2 nights at Luxor Hotel, Opportunity to Compete at HyperX Arena in Las Vegas!
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FAQs

Do I need to live in Maryland or DC to compete and win?

Nope, you don't. We only request that if your chosen region meets the threshold to qualify for High Regionals and you perform well enough that you make it to the top 32, that you are able to make the trip to the regional movie theater to compete on the big screen. If that goes well, you'll need to come to DC for the Championships at AwesomeCon.

Does every region have a winner?

Yes - every region with two or more competitors will have one or more winners.

Can I win money at regionals AND at the championships?

Absolutely! In fact, just the fact that you are going to the championships already means you've won cash.

How do I join your discord?

Just click this link and it'll take you in!