Winter Assembly is a LAN event in Helsinki which focuses on gaming. This year there will be a pretty nice Tekken 6 tournament. The tournament is sponsored by a gaming magazine Pelit and has cash prizes with a guaranteed prizepool of 1700 euros. Also, it will be run on proper gaming monitors to avoid lag.
1) 1000 €
2) 500 €
3) 200 €
Participants must only pay the entry fee to the event, which is 25 euros.
Date: 12 February 2011
Format: Double Elimination (32 players max)
Consoles: 4x Xbox 360
Monitors: 4x Benq 24" gaming monitor (input lag test: 7ms)
Adapters: 2x PS2=>Xbox adapters (PS2 pad or stick can be used)
Sign Up: registration site (opens on Monday January 31)
Casual sessions will take place through the weekend somewhere in Helsinki. Possibly at the event or my own apartment, depending on which is more practical.
Helsinki airport is located quite close to the city. The bus ride to central costs about 3 euros and takes about 25 minutes. Flight from a major European city to Helsinki and back will cost approx. 150~200 euros. Players from Sweden and the Baltic countries could find the ferry being the cheapest option. Let me know if you need details about the ferry prices.
People who live in Helsinki will be able house at least a few foreign guests. If you're planning to come and need housing, just let me know (reply or PM) and I will work out the details. If you prefer a hostel or hotel, here's a couple of suggestions:
- Omena Hotel: 4 person room 45 €, all three locations are good (Eerikinkatu maybe best)
- Hostels.com search (Omena is probably always the cheapest option though)
The tournament is organized by an organization called Peliliiga ("gaming league"). I am not part of the organization but I can contact the staff if any questions rise.
The final games of the tournament will be streamed by a Finnish esports site called SETT. The games are scheduled to be played on the main stage at 16-17 o'clock Finnish time (GMT+2). I wouldn't be surprised though if it's delayed. Commentary will be in Finnish I believe.
I'm personally going to stream the casual sessions on Friday and Saturday. We'll probably have some kind of Finland vs Sweden vs Holland 3on3 match at some point.