Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), which launched its first-in-the-nation Interactive Media & Game Development undergraduate major three years ago, will host one of four regional Nintendo Wii game tournaments taking place across the nation in honor of the impending launch of Nintendo Wii's Super Smash Bros. Brawl. (In addition to WPI, the other sites are Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City.) The WPI Game Development Club, a student organization, helped coordinate this event for the university. Please visit the Game Development Club and Interactive Media & Game Development Web sites.
Each tournament will provide the first 256 people in attendance the chance to "brawl" one-on-one with other contestants in a single-elimination tournament to determine a winner in each region. Regional winners will face off in a final multiplayer "brawl" at the New York City tournament. The grand prize winner will receive a crystal-coated Wii with a design from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a home theater system from Best Buy, and a copy of the game. The second-place finisher will receive one Wii system and Wii Remote, one copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and a $1,000 Best Buy gift card. The third-place finisher will receive a Wii and Wii Remote, a copy of the game and a $500 Best Buy gift card. The fourth-place finisher will receive a Wii, an extra Wii Remote, a copy of the game and a $250 Best Buy gift card. For more information about the tournaments and game, visit the official Super Smash Bros. Brawl Web site.
Saturday, March 1, 2008, 3 p.m.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Campus Center Odeum (upstairs)
100 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass.