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Campus Christian Center gets makeover for video game tournament

The Parthenon

Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013 20:10

Revolution, a Christian group at Marshall University, is getting ready to host the sixth annual Brawl-A-Thon at the Campus Christan Center from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., Friday.

Beginning in 2007, Brawl-A-Thon has become the biggest video game tournament at Marshall.

For those wanting to compete, their are plenty of events to choose from.

For starters, there is the namesake of the event — a tournament of Super Smash Brothers Brawl, a popular fighting game featuring numerous characters from Nintendo. The event will feature two ways to play Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Attendees can sign up for a singles tournament, where it’s four players playing against each other, or bring a partner and sign up for the doubles tournament and play in matches featuring two teams of two people.

If fighting games aren’t your thing, gamers can check out a tournament for the popular racing game Mario Kart.

People attending the event can also participate in a Pokémon tournament, but they have to bring their own Gameboys and copies of the popular handheld game.

Each tournament offers prizes to the lucky few who get far into the tournament.

The event will have free food like pizza, pepperoni rolls, chips, Chick-fil-A trays, cookies and other desserts. Refreshments will also be available.

In the six years of its existence, Brawl-A-Thon has constantly drawn large numbers of students from across campus, according to Clay Thacker and Jonathan Pearson, the two running the event.

“I’d say around 150 to 200 people show up,” Thacker said.

They said that even though the event is in the Campus Christian Center, everybody is welcome.

 “Brawl-A-Thon is a time when all kinds of people come together just because it’s a really fun environment,” Pearson said.

For more information, visit the Brawl-A-Thon 2013 Facebook page.

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