We had a blast holding the Skillshot Atlanta Open at MomoCon 2019, and we wanted to capture some of the event highlights for those who couldn't make it. From Soul Calibur VI tournaments to meeting players from different leagues, the stage was full of activity. Overall, MomoCon welcomed more than 39,000 people (120,000 in turnstile attendance) over four days. Read on for details!
Just because we left the studio doesn't mean we didn't want to rep SMITE Pro League and Paladins Premiere League while we were away from home. In addition to streaming SPL for MomoCon audiences, we also held two meet and greets. First, Renegades stopped by to talk about being a professional player -- from favorite foods to group activities outside of gaming. Later that evening, members from Splyce and Envy (SPL & PPL World Champions) talked with Cooper and Finch about what it feels like to win on the grand stage.
If you know one thing about Skillshot, its that we're always down to try new things -- even board games! We decided to shake things up a little and hosted a Warhammer 40,000 Showmatch. We had a lot of fun with this one, and our Production Designer came from behind the stage to cast the entire thing.
Atlanta Reign was in the building on Friday and Saturday with a meet & greet and an autograph session! Coach Casores, NlaaeR and Kodak spent some time with us on the Skillshot Atlanta Open stage. Attendees received free team posters that Atlanta Reign members signed on site. If you haven't already, check out the Atlanta Reign Homestand Weekend taking place July 6th & 7th at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are almost sold out! Head over to www.atlreign.com for more information.
Skillshot engaged the local fighting game community to host an intense SoulCalibur VI tournament. In addition to guest casters who kept everyone hype and up-to-date, we had open play PS4 stations for folks to warm up and hone their skills. Once open signups closed, competition started on Saturday and ran through Sunday.
After two days of competition through the top and lower brackets, the top eight competitors emerged:
Thanks to everyone who signed up to compete, and congratulations to the tournament winners!
At the Skillshot Atlanta booth, Roberto, a professional makeup artist, provided cosplay touch-ups, sleeves, and makeup. At our table, we also handed out codes for SMITE, Paladins, and Realm Royale along with some free tshirts. A big thank you to our sponsors: Inap, SteelSeries, R.S. Andrews, Respawn, and Select Fulton. We couldn't have put on such a marvelous event without your support!
Stay tuned for the next Skillshot Atlanta Open coming to a convention near you. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @SkillshotMedia for more updates!