Chain Grab Super Smash Bros. video gaming tournament returning to HOF Village
- The Chain Grab Super Smash Bros. video gaming tournament is returning to the Hall of Fame Village in Canton on May 21.
- The esports event will be in the Club level VIP Lounge of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
- The competition pot bonus is $1,500.
CANTON − The Chain Grab Super Smash Bros. video gaming tournament is returning to the Hall of Fame Village .
The Chain Grab 2 esports event will be on May 21 in the Club level VIP Lounge of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, the Hall of Fame Village announced. Doors open two hours before the 11 a.m. start time.
The tournament is presented by the Village's Gold Summit Gaming division. Last year's tournament was the first esports event at the 100-acre entertainment campus, which surrounds the Pro Football Hall of Fame and features Don Shula's American Kitchen and other entertainment attractions, as well as ones still under development.
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How do you register to compete in the Chain Grab tournament?
Open to players 13 and older, the tournament features both doubles and singles competitions. This year's singles competition pot bonus is $1,500, the Village said in a news release.
To register, and for information about venue fees and setup fees, go to https://www.start.gg/tournament/chain-grab-2/details . Registration closes May 20.
Super Smash Bros., a crossover fighting video game series published by Nintendo, was originally released in 1999 and has featured several installments.
"Chain grab" is a reference to a series of grabs and throws in the video game.
Video gaming highlights to be shown on scoreboards
Similar to the first esports event, the second installment is expected to draw both casual and professional players and fans from throughout the country, who will compete on high-definition monitors. Highlight moments will be broadcast live on the stadium's scoreboards.
“Gold Summit Gaming continues to set the foundation for fair play and excellence in esports," said Rob Borm, the Hall of Fame Village's executive vice president of gaming. "And we have a slate of other tournaments featuring a diverse mix of game titles we’ll be announcing soon.
"In addition to open signature events, such as our Chain Grab series, we aim to attract high school and collegiate associations to the Village to hold their competitions in a setting like no other, as we continue to grow and build out these programs."
Chain Grab 2 has added "Friendlies–sideline competitions" for players as they await their match and between bracketing, the Hall of Fame Village announced.
There will also be a VIP Watch Party for age 21 and older held on the stadium's Terrace Level. Watch party entry is $10. Alcoholic beverages will be available.
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