Anime Ascension, the Aksys Games tournament, is taking place at the end of March


The time for Anime Ascension is nearly upon us yet again. The annual anime-centric tournament, organized by US publisher Aksys Games, opens its doors March 31st through April 1st to those wishing to compete in several fighting games for high stakes. The tournament is taking place in Irvine, CA, at the UCI Student Center, just like last year.

The company announced that a pot bonus total of $6,000 will be distributed among the official tournament games (there isn’t a specific, per-game breakdown listed yet). Check the payout structure page for details on how placings for each game will determine the rewards.

As for the games, here are the main tournament titles:

  • BlazBlue Central Fiction
  • Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]

Dragon Ball FighterZ was added to the lineup at a later time, and the website doesn’t specify whether it’s a main game or not.

However, that’s not everything. There are also many more side games ran separately from the main ones; register via to enter (note that this doesn’t register you for the event itself):

  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3)
  • Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code (PC)
  • Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R (PS3)
  • Arcana Heart 3 Love Max Six Stars!!!!!! (PC)
  • Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition (PS4)

The general registration for the event is also via Check out the Anime Ascension 2018 website for more details on hotel, travel, and rulings info.

Sources: Anime Ascension; Aksys Games Twitter

Luke “Woocash” Siuty is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in ArcSys titles. A Guilty Gear veteran, he plays Baiken and commits atrocities by playing Sin when he’s not busy pondering the ArcSys Cycle. He’s always down to talk on Twitter, so send him tips. He’s good at OS-ing in real life, not so much in video games, though.

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