We’re finally back from PAX! The 2009 Penny-Arcade Expo played host to over 75,000 + gamers from all over the world for one action packed weekend of video game fun! SD TEKKEN and our friends at Namco Bandai Games were on hand to give thousands of gamers a chance to experience the fight of their life with TEKKEN 6! Click below for our full report!
Seattle, Washington. I remember it well. It was a in the mid fifties, rainclouds lurking like vultures, and the cool breeze made sure we all remembered… We’re not in Southern California anymore. It was a nice change of pace from the scorching weather that we’ve been experiencing lately in San Diego.
PAX fever was in full swing. Downtown Seattle was riddled with gamers. You could point them out from a mile away, in fact you probably wanted to otherwise you’d be able to pick them out via smell. Working together with our great friends at Namco Bandai we held a series of TEKKEN 6 tournaments (one for each day of PAX).
The reception/interest that TEKKEN 6 garnered was amazing! About 300 gamers signed up for the weekend of tournaments and we gave away big prizes to each day’s champion. On day one Seattle’s very own EBM and Super Joe went head to head for the daily championship. At the end EBM’s Eddy sent Super Joe’s Jack-6 to the scrap pile with a decisive victory to claim a PlayStation 3 Slim console!
On day 2, a new set of challengers stepped forth as nganfiction’s Law/Nina took on Monked’s Alisa in a very close final set where ngangfiction barely squeaked out the victory!
On the final day of PAX, in somewhat dramatic fashion, the runners up from day 1 and 2 ended up making it to the championship match! Monked and his Alisa would take on Super Joe and his Jack-6 in an epic super robot war! Super Joe pushed himself to victory securing the final prize of the show. Seattle ended up holding down the fort against all comers claiming the title for each and every day of PAX! Congratulations to all the winners!
A very special shout out to all Namco Bandai staff and our wonderful TEKKEN cosplayers that helped make the event cheerful and run smooth! Thanks guys!
Another special thanks to the Seattle fighting game scene! It was nice to hang out/chill during the long weekend! We hope to see you guys at future TEKKEN events!
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|September 2009 – Penny-Arcade Expo 2009 – Seattle, Washington|
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