• 20. - 21. November 2021
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The VCA Vienna Challengers Arena performance by Magenta 2019 – wow!

High prize pools, influential sponsors, gamers from more than 22 countries and action-packed duels.

From cries of victory and controller spikes to tears of disappointment: the VCA 2019 had it all!

Coca-Cola Breakpoint Ultimate The Major: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

As the best SSBU player in the world, Echo Fox | MkLeo not only proved to be the main attraction in Vienna, but was also met with high expectations. Among the 284 participants, his main challenger was France’s Glutonny, who actually managed to win one set against MkLeo. But in the end, the favourite fought his way out of the loser’s bracket and was named as the tournament’s victor shortly before 8 p.m.

Photo credit David Faber

Photo credit David Faber

Coca-Cola eSoccer Cup

In Austria, FIFA has always been a firm favourite among eSports fans. And this year proved no exception: the tournament organised by legend and coach Mario Viska and the ESVÖ had both players and spectators on the edge of their seats. The FIFA stage proved a popular spot for con attendees, with plenty of Coca-Cola beach loungers and beanbags set up in the area. In the end, Sercan Kara took first place to win the coveted €2,500 cash prize.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

As is tradition every year at the VCA, this year too featured Super Smash Bros. Melee, already a rather “retro” game by e-sports standards. Gamers of various nationalities literally battled it out for victory, culminating in Spaniard Sheik player Overtriforce coming out on top over his companion Trif to take home both the trophy and the prize money.

Photo credit David Faber

Photo credit David Faber

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Mortal Kombat 11

This year, the Fighting Game Stage was home to Mortal Kombat 11 and Tekken 7. The prizes were in a class of their own, with the prize for the MK11 tournament including a trip to Chicago to the last-chance qualifiers tournament – this as well as the prize money itself. This year’s proud winner was Austria’s Mortal Kombat poster child Boki. He prevailed over Italian Asodimazze in the final, even managing to play the entire tournament without losing a single set.

 

 

Tekken 7

Unfortunately, the Austrian side didn’t fare so well when it came to Tekken 7. With Vaan_GR coming first and Nivek in second place, the podium was dominated by two Greek players, who claimed most of the prize pool, worth over €1,000. Austrian Zaza, recently sponsored by WarKidZ, finished the tournament in third place.

Photo credit David Faber

 

 

Smash Sisters Event

Saturday at the VCA hosted the first ever Smash Sisters Crew Battle, where Vienna’s Sophie the Warrior, rather well-known on the Smash scene, beat out all the other participants to take first prize.