Big Buck Hunter 2011 World Championship Starts Tomorrow

arcadehero September 22, 2011 0

(Thanks to Kelly for the info)

It’s that time again, time for the best Big Buck Hunters from around the world come together and duke it out – in a virtual sense – for top dog status and a bundle of cash. At stake is a top prize of $15,000, up $5000 from the usual along with other cash prizes for lower ranks for more than $50,000 in prize money to be given out during the event. If you’re within driving distance of the Cubby Bear in Chicago then you can go and watch the event as it is open to the public although you won’t be able to compete as that has been decided already. But you can still play Big Buck Hunter as well as some other new Raw Thrills games (they say some of the newest arcade releases so perhaps Dirty Drivin’ will be there too) in addition to watching the tournament unfold. More details can be found on the press release below the fold

Big Buck Hunter Puts the “World” in Championship in 2011

— Top players gather at Chicago’s Cubby Bear

to compete for more than $50,000 in total prize money– 

(Chicago, Ill.) – Electronic hunting season kicks off in Chicago in September as the fourth annual Big Buck Hunter World Championship will take place on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the legendary Cubby Bear in Chicago, located across from Wrigley Field. New in 2011, the Big Buck Hunter Pro and Big Buck Safari tournaments will be combined into one overall tournament played on the new Big Buck World games, which include both Pro and Safari. Players qualified for the tournament over the summer and one world champion will be crowned and will take home a top prize of $15,000, with a total of more than $50,000 in prize money to be awarded throughout the weekend.

The two-day event is open to the public to watch and includes unlimited game play on Big Buck World games as well as some of the newest arcade game releases. Fans can also win raffle prizes and hang out with the Big Buck Girls all weekend. All of the action will be projected on big screens so spectators will see each match-up as it happens. Big Buck Hunter will also make a highly-anticipated announcement on Friday night that will change the way fans play the game.

  • Friday, September 23 – Welcome Party, Ladies Tournament
    • Doors open at 5 p.m., Ladies Tournament starts at 7 p.m.
    • Side tournaments open to players and general public to buy-in
    • Free game play for spectators on Big Buck World and other arcade games
    • Raffles, appearances by Big Buck Girls
    • $10 cover
  • Saturday, September 24 – World Championship
    • Doors open at 10 a.m., World Championship starts at 12 p.m.
    • Free game play for spectators on Big Buck World and other arcade games
    • Raffles, appearances by Big Buck Girls
    • $10 cover

With a devoted Big Buck culture that includes actual hunters, trendy city-dwellers and everything in-between, the World Championships have become the highlight of the year for the top Big Buck Hunter players. The Berg brothers of the Twin Cities area dominated the first two Big Buck Hunter World Championships until two new players finally wrestled the titles away in 2010 when Trevor Floren of Lake Villa, IL and Alex DerHohannesian of New York, NY took home the titles in Big Buck Hunter Pro and Safari respectively. The 2010 tournament also featured the first-ever celebrity participants as die-hard Big Buck fan, X-Games veteran and NASCAR driver Travis Pastrana qualified and competed.

Players qualify for the World Championships during a month-long qualification period during the summer. For the first time ever, in 2011, players must play to qualify on Big Buck World games playing both Big Buck Hunter Pro and Big Buck Safari. In order to qualify, players must play on Big Buck World games that are connected to the CoinUp Network, which is an online system that tracks stats online and enables players to compete against other players across the country. Four regions will qualify the top 16 players for a total of 64 players that will qualify to come to Chicago to compete on September 24 in a double-elimination, head-to-head shootout format.

About Big Buck Hunter
Big Buck World, which includes both Big Buck Hunter Pro and Big Buck Safari in one game cabinet, is one of the most popular coin-operated arcade games in the country found in bars in restaurants with more than 18,000 games worldwide. The interactive hunting games allow players to complete various adventures with Big Buck Hunter Pro Open Season set in forests and Big Buck Safari set in African safari locales. The games are designed to be played in a social setting with two guns, allowing players to compete against each other individually or in a two-player shootout mode. Big Buck World games are also connected to the CoinUp Network, which allows players to keep track of their stats online and compete against friends and other players across the country.

For additional information, visit www.bigbuckhunter.com, check out the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BigBuckHunter or follow Pappy’s Tweets at www.Twitter.com/bigbuckhunter.

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