Hayden Barnes, Scion Fight Club Interview
If you’ve been to any Scion eSports events in the past, then Hayden Barnes needs no introduction. Hayden has been a pillar in the Lake Charles eSports scene for as long as I have attended events. He has been a caster during Smash Brothers matches and more recently, Street Fighter V which is why I was excited to hear he will be leading the charge during the monthly Scion Fight Club events. These monthly events will take place on the last Saturday of every month and will lead up to larger events.
The iNoob Project was lucky enough to talk with Mr. Barnes regarding the Fight Club events and we’re delivering the interview to our readers. Read on to see what the Fight Club events are about and how you can participate in these exciting tournaments!
iNoob: Can you tell us what inspired Scion eSports to create the Fight Club?
Hayden: Gaming events are expensive. Looking at our books; larger scale gaming events just cost too much to have up to four a year. Our alternative was small monthly events where we can encourage community involvement and keep players coming to our events.
iNoob: What games will be featured at the Fight Club events?
Hayden: For now the games we are featuring are: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Street Fighter Five.
iNoob: Will fans who can’t attend the event still be able to view the matches online?
Hayden: As of right now we are working out the logistics, but we hope so.
iNoob: Please explain to us how the point system for the monthly events will tie into events like the Cyphacon Open and the Thanksgiving Open.
Hayden: At Scion Fight Club players will earn points that will determine their rank among the players that participate. These points will accumulate throughout a “season” of monthly events leading up to a major tournament like CyPhaCon or Thanksgiving Opens (TSO). Your ranking will determine how you are seeded in the major events. The points will reset after every major event. We want to encourage players to come and participate in our monthly events and our major events. Being able to see your rank in the community; I feel will encourage players to keep coming back.
iNoob: Is there a registration fee associated with the monthly events, and if there is, what sort of prize pool can be expected?
Hayden: Yes. We are asking for a small sum of FIVE dollars to enter our monthly tournaments. These five dollars will go DIRECTLY into the prize pool. Scion eSports will be making no money from these events. If my projections are correct, you can expect about forty players at a minimum for each game at our monthly events. That is a 200.00 prize pool. Of course, the more players that come, the more you make. This also doesn’t include our “event match” system that will add more prizes into the mix. These event matches are complete surprises that will be announced at the event.
Thanks for asking about Scion Fight Club. I know our events will be a huge success. Players have been looking for a stable way to compete, train, and have fun in the Lake Area Gaming community. We are more than happy to facilitate that need.