As mentioned on Saturday, the Big Buck World Championship took place and after many players battled it out, one came out as ‘the’ World Champion – previous 2013 champ Trev Garner took home the new title as well as a $15,000 prize. This makes him the first person to win the Grand Prize twice, with Sara Erlandson taking the Ladies Tournament title home a 4th time. Congrats to all of the winners for their efforts in what is the biggest arcade tournament found in the world.
Being broadcast on the front page of the popular game streaming site Twitch, the press release sent out mentioned the numbers :
RECORD BREAKING OVER 200K VIEWS ON TWITCH.TV/BIGBUCKHDThis is a FIRST for the Arcade Gaming industry to bring eSports to the arcade!
Pretty cool to see a tournament like that still going strong! This is a bit off topic, but I honestly hope that Raw Thrills releases some in game recording software for any of their games so maybe people can record how they got high scores so on and so forth. Perhaps this will work well with MotoGP and perhaps some other future games Raw Thrills might bring in that have online functionality 😉
That would be pretty cool, Jdevy. I’d like to see them do that with Big Buck since I think Golden Tee also has a very similar function. They also unveiled a new animal coming in 2016: the Bighorn Sheep. Might be something to talk about here.