Par Button Bashers
'ATK Arena' - Stadium on Main, 91 Main Road, Parkade Ground Level, Claremont, Cape Town.
Welcome to "BUTTON BASHERS", a fighting game initiative born straight out of the Mother City, Cape Town. Meet the #BASHGG crew and faceoff against Cape Towns' aspiring fighters on the 'FIRST' Sunday of every month.

All the action will be taking place from the ATK Arena, South Africa's premier esports arena!


The location for the event will be the ATK Arena, in Stadium on Main. See the full address here: Stadium on Main 91 Main Road Parkade level 1, Claremont, Cape Town, 7708 | GMAPS:

The venue is located in the "Stadium on Main" parking lot on floor G (Ground Floor). Contestants can access the Arena by going through the "Stadium on Main" centre and crossing the bridge into the Ground Floor parking lot.

> Participants must pay an entrance fee of R50 to enter the venue.
> R30 goes to the venue, R20 gets added to the prize pot.

> Final Registration/Check-In ends at 11:00AM.
> Winner Stays On Warmups 11:00AM till 11:50AM.
> We kick off our first tournament matches at 12:00 PM sharp (midday).

This event has been made possible by our amazing friends at ATK Arena (
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> R500.
> Each entry fee of R50 will be split between the pot and entry fees. R20 goes to the total winning pot, with R30 going directly to ATK Arena for entrance fees.
> To enter multiple tournaments, a player will need to pay an additional R20 fee for each game entered, which will add to the specific tournament pot.

1st Place: 50% of the total pot.
2nd Place: 30% of the total pot.
3rd Place: 20% of the total pot.

*NB - The tournament requires a minimum of 8 players to take place. We'll still host a fun session with no prizes if less than 8 players show up for the title.

Our 2020 season will include a 'tour' structure. This means that at each event, you will earn 'points' based on your final position in the bracket. Regardless, this will give a nice indication of 'player ranking' at our events. Checkout the break-down below:

1st: 800
2nd: 500
3rd: 400
4th: 300
Tied for 5th: 240
Tied for 7th: 160
Below 7th: 50
(All players below 7th place earn 50 points for showing up and competing)
> All players in the tournament will be “seeded randomly” for our first week.
> The tournament will be run via a "Double Elimination" Pool Stage followed by a "Double Elimination" Playoff stage.

These rules will be in effect while a single Match in the tournament is played. If you are playing in the tournament, be sure to study this section carefully, especially if you have no prior tournament experience.

> There are 3 methods for choosing characters. Standard Selection, Double-Blind Selection, and Side and Character Courtesy.
> This tournament will strictly utilize the "Standard Selection" rule.

> Both players choose their characters whenever they want. This is free for all. Players pick who they want and go.

> Once sides and characters have been chosen, the players should begin the first Game in the Match.
The following rules go into effect once a Game ends
> The Match is over when either player wins the required number of games (Two out of 3 for Pools / 3 out of 5 for Playoffs)
> Once a player has won the required number of games, the winner of the Match should report the result to the Judge.
> If there are still Games to be played, the player who lost the Game has the option of switching sides (1p vs 2p) for the next Game.
> The player who won the game does not have the option of switching sides. He must stay on the same side if the loser does not want to switch.
> The player who won the last Game is required to keep the same characters/abilities, game modes, and order of characters for the next Game.
> The player who lost the last Game is allowed to choose whatever characters, game modes, or character order he desires.

> Game Settings: Versus Mode, 99 Seconds, 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 Games, No Handicap
> The Lower Bracket Final and Grand Final will be 3/5 Games.
> Legacy Controller Mode is banned. (Only controllers that automatically sync with the PS4 system are permitted).
> Training Stage, Skies of Honor, Flamenco Tavern, and Kanzuki Beach stage are not tournament legal.