Get ready to fight with Sodium Overload!

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Fancy yourself a fighter? Think you’ve got the lightning-quick reflexes necessary to beat the best? Here’s your chance to prove yourself, with an upcoming tournament hosted by Gethype and local fighting game aficionados LAGza. Later this month, you’ll be able to pit your skills against other fighting fans in not one, but two games; Tekken 6 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

To top the day off they’ll be hosting a free exhibition tournament for King of Fighters XIII, determining its eligibility for future tournaments. Details after the jump.

Sodium Overload takes place on January 28, at the Salon burlesque at 112 Sandton Drive in Sandton – so this one’s for Joyburgers only. The R30 entrance fee will grant you access to compete in both games. Registration kicks off at 9:30 am, followed by the MvC3 tournament at 11:30 – right up until the apex. Tekken 6 ass-kickery will then commence, until both games’ grand finals take place.

Why should you bother taking part, other than to help foster a viable local fighting game community? Oh yes, sweet prizes.

Here’s what the winners could walk away with, thanks to sponsors and tournament co-hosts Comet computing and AWX.

Tekken  –  1st place will get a PS3 Madcatz SE Arcade stick sponsored by Comet Computing  , a R900 AWX gift voucher and custom arcade stick artwork of your choice.
Tekken  – 2nd place will get a R600 AWX voucher.
Tekken  – 3rd place will receive a bag of…salt? Hey, at least it’s not a lump of coal, right?

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3  – 1st place will get a PS3 Madcatz SE Arcade stick sponsored by Comet Computing, a R900 AWX gift voucher sponsored by and custom arcade stick artwork of your choice.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3  – 2nd place will get a PS3 Madcatz Street Fighter FightPad sponsored by Comet Computing and a R300 AWX voucher.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3  – 3rd place will receive a bag of salt. 

Hmmm, salty! Keep your eyes on Gethype.co.za and Lagza.co.za for more information.

Last Updated: January 9, 2012

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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