Posts tagged with tournaments in Blog Eaten by a Grue

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November 11, 2013
  • David S Carter
It's the CVGA 5th Anniversary Week! We have many fun, celebratory and hopefully illuminating events and activities scheduled:Monday (today!): We kick off our week-long Classic Games Tournament. Show your mastery of classic video games by playing Dr. Mario, Sonic Blast, Double Dragon, Asteroids, and Paperboy. Prizes!Tuesday: Join us at 4pm in the Hatcher Library Gallery for a panel discussion with U-M faculty in "Game On! Video Game Research & Teaching at the University of Michigan."Wednesday: Our director Dave Carter will join AADL's Eli Neiberger in an appearance on the Comics Are Great podcast with host Jerzy Drozd in a talk about the intersection of comics & gaming.Thursday: We debut our new online exhibition "CVGA Disassembled"Saturday: Our big 5th Anniversary Bash! Join us at the CVGA from 1-5pm for food and fun and our Smash Tournament.
March 15, 2013
  • Val Waldron
Please mark your calendars for March 25th-April 6th and join us as we highlight some of the motion-related consoles and games available at the CVGA by hosting a Motion Gaming Tournament. This tournament will include the following games:Sports Champions: Gladiator Duel for the PlayStation 3 Move Fruit Ninja Kinect for the Xbox 360 Kinect Antigrav for the PlayStation 2 EyetoyExcite Bots for the Wii Dance Dance Revolution X for the PlayStation 2 Dance PadThe event will be a silent tournament that takes place over the course of two weeks (March 25th-April 6th). Participants can come in anytime the archive is open during these two weeks and play the games whenever their schedules allow. Prizes (Amazon gift cards!) will be awarded after points are tallied up at the end.Anyone affiliated with the university (excluding tournament officials) may can sign up by providing avalid UMICH ID, name, uniqname and email, and may sign up in person at the archive desk,via email at, or by phone at 763-6533. See the full tournament rules here.
March 19, 2012
  • Val Waldron
The results are in for this year's Smash tournament. We had over 30 people total joining in on the fun, cheering on the 17 participants. Here is the list of the top four winners, winning gift cards to Amazon.
February 15, 2012
  • Val Waldron
We are planning a Smash tournament for Friday, March 16th from 6-9pm. Up to 32 people can sign up, and it will be a double-elimination bracketed tournament encompassing all three versions of Super Smash Bros. Anyone affiliated with the university may sign up. You can do so at the CVGA service desk, by emailing, or by calling 734-763-6533.
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October 31, 2011
  • Val Waldron
The Computer & Video Game Archive is working with the Ann Arbor District Library to hold a Halo Reach tournament, where Ann Arborites can battle each other to win some great library swag and bragging rights. We're also working with AADL as they continue their Arcade Master Series, so come ready to play some classic games and prove your skill with them as well!
October 20, 2011
  • Val Waldron
The zombie horde. They've invaded our movies, corrupted our books, swept through our apocalypse dramas, and plagued our video games. One day, they may invade our homes. Will you be ready? Help the archive develop weapons to quell their numbers before they wreak havoc on everyone. Our special Anti-Zombie Development Authority, or AZDA, has developed several prototypes and strategies to use against them, including conventional guns, loud music, harsh typed words, and our personal favorite, flamethrowers. Which weapon will be the nemesis of these pesky undead? The truth is out there, and you'll only find out by participating in our AZDA tournament over the course of next week.
October 14, 2011
  • Val Waldron
Looking for a way to celebrate Halloween in style? Join us for our Zombie Game Tournament, taking place during the week leading up to Halloween, and earn Amazon gift cards! Sign up now.
November 15, 2010
  • Val Waldron
We celebrated National Gaming Day with our Smash tournament, an intense double-elimination tournament which ended with the following winners.
November 2, 2010
  • Val Waldron
We are getting ready to run our first gaming tournament of the school year! This tournament will consist of 3 versions of Super Smash Bros. from various game consoles. It will be a bracketed tournament.There will be four winners, which will receive gift cards to Get Your Game On. 1st place will receive a $40 card, 2nd place will receive a $30 card, 3rd place will receive a $20 card, and 4th place will receive a $10 card.
March 26, 2010
  • Val Waldron
The final results are in, and here are the winners. Congratulations again, and thanks to all who participated!