THE ART OF FIGHTING 2014 – SECOND ANNUAL EVENT TO HOST INTERNATIONAL ARTISTIC TALENTS, WORLD CHAMPION GUEST COMPETITORS FOR AN IMPORTANT CAUSE
Albuquerque, NM: New Mexico’s premier gaming event returns to Metropolis Comic Art Gallery for a three-day celebration. This year’s show begins Friday, September 26th at 7:00 PM MST with the art gallery opening and sale, featuring a wide variety work inspired by fighting games (Street Fighter, Tekken, Mortal Kombat, many more). Artists include UDON’s Chamba, Genzoman, Edwin Huang, and Omar Dogan; Skullgirls’ Alex Ahad and Sara Talmadge; Bastion’s Jen Zee; comic artists such as Mateus Santolouco, Matt Slay, and Sara Richard; cosplayer Yaya Han; and many more. The event is free to attend.
On Saturday, September 27th, Metropolis, Autumn Games, Lab Zero Games, and NM-ISM present the biggest tournament in New Mexico, featuring eight of today’s most popular competitive fighting games and some very special guest players: from Evil Geniuses, EVO 2014 Champion Justin Wong and Ricky Ortiz, and from Brokentier, Armando “Angelic” Mejia. Registration starts at 10:00 AM MST on Saturday and the tournament will continue into the final rounds on Sunday, September 28th, starting at 12:00 PM MST.
The top three winners of each game will receive unique prizes provided by sponsors Capcom, Bandai Namco, Aksys Games, Eternal Rival, Rose Colored Gaming, and more. Other sponsors include Iron Galaxy, Focus Attack, and Albuquerque’s own Gamers Anonymous. There will be a special “Saturday Night Hype” exhibition series starting at 7:30 PM MST September 27th, including a Southwest Team Battle and an “East vs. West” Albuquerque Grudge Match. The live stream of the event can be seen at twitch.tv/nmism.
THE ART OF FIGHTING is an annual fundraiser event. All proceeds from this event benefit two charities – March of Dimes and Save Babies Through Screening Foundation. These charities advocate for children and families affected by Congenital Heart Defects, or CHDs. CHDs are the most common birth defect, occurring in nearly 1 out of every 100 newborns and claiming more lives than all forms of childhood cancer combined. If not properly detected and treated, they can be fatal within weeks, days, or even hours of birth. Last year, THE ART OF FIGHTING raised over $4000 for these charities, who have since gone on to raise awareness and pass CHD-related legislature in New Mexico. Learn more about CHDs at their websites:
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