UCON 2015 | Ultimate Gamer and Gaming Details

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UCON 2015 is around the corner, and it certainly only feels like yesterday that Cristiano Dos Ramos walked off with the accolade of Ultimate Gamer at UCON 2014. We will again be joining the event hosts, the UCT’s Genshiken Society and will supply some gaming goodness for everyone.

This year we will be changing things slightly to offer more variety, and to keep the competition a little more lighthearted – as far as possible.

On both the Saturday and Sunday of UCON 2015, there will be access to free-to-play games, as well as competitive events that will have an entry fee. Both the competitive and free-to-play games will feature prizes, and much of the value up for grabs at the event is thanks to our retail partner and voucher sponsor Raru. Alongside the – around R3,000 in – vouchers up for grabs, there will be cash and other sponsored items that we will reveal as we close in on the weekend.

Ultimate Gamer (Saturday 5 December)

As with last year, the Ultimate Gamer event will feature a variety of titles for players to compete across and earn the title of the Ultimate Gamer – along with some swag of course. Unlike last year, the Ultimate Gamer event will only be on one of the two days, as we have plans for something else on the Sunday.

Ultimate Gamer aims to test your skill in a variety of titles and genres, and across a few platforms, because if you’re a good gamer, surely you’re a good gamer on everything right?

Players wanting to compete in any of the titles on offer for Ultimate Gamer can do so as a standalone tournament, as we will have prizes up for grabs per tournament too. Of course, the more titles you compete in, the better your chances of winning the overall event are.

Please note that you will be charged R25 on top of the UCON entry fee when competing in the Ultimate Gamer or the Call of Duty ‘Sticks and Stones’, FIFA 16 and Mortal Kombat X tournaments.

Registrations will only be open on the day, and will be first-come-first-served.

Titles counting to Ultimate Gamer and Start Times:

  • Blops 2 Logo_02Call of Duty Black Ops 2 ‘Sticks and Stones’ (Xbox 360)
    • Registrations from 10:00am
    • Matches start at 10:45am
    • Single elimination (free-for-all) tournament
    • Entries limited to 48 players (first-come-first-served)
    • Guaranteed Prizes: 1st Place – R150 Raru Voucher | 2nd Place – R100 Raru Voucher | 3rd Place – R50 Raru Voucher
  • FIFA 16_02FIFA 16 (PlayStation 4)
    • Registration from 11:00am
    • Matches start at 11:45am
    • Single elimination tournament
    • Entries limited to 48 players (first-come-first-served)
    • Guaranteed Prizes: 1st Place – R150 Raru Voucher | 2nd Place – R100 Raru Voucher | 3rd Place – R50 Raru Voucher
  • MK X_01Mortal Kombat X (Xbox One)
    • Registration from 12:00pm
    • Matches start at 12:45pm
    • Single elimination tournament
    • Entries limited to 48 players (first-come-first-served)
    • Guaranteed Prizes: 1st Place – R150 Raru Voucher | 2nd Place – R100 Raru Voucher | 3rd Place – R50 Raru Voucher
  • Guitar Hero Warriors of RockGuitar Hero (Xbox 360)
    • Starts at 10am and runs until 5pm
    • Highest score wins at close
    • Unlimited entries, as long as completed by 5pm (first-come-first-served)
    • Guaranteed Prizes: 1st Place – R100 Raru Voucher (awarded at the end of the weekend)
  • Forza 6_01Forza 6 (Xbox One)
    • Starts at 10am and runs until 5pm
    • Fastest lap wins at close
    • Unlimited entries, as long as completed by 5pm (first-come-first-served)
    • Guaranteed Prizes: 1st Place – R100 Raru Voucher (awarded at the end of the weekend)
  • Ultimate Gamer
    • Points per placing in individual titles:
      1st: 12 points | 2nd: 10 points | 3rd: 8 points | 4th: 6 points | 5th: 5 points | 6th: 4 points | 7th: 3 points | 8th: 2 points
    • Guaranteed Prizes: 1st Place – R250 Raru Voucher | 2nd Place – R150 Raru Voucher | 3rd Place – R100 Raru Voucher

Duo Day (Sunday 6 December)

Sunday is duo day – a day where we want you to grab a partner and come and play as a team across a few titles.

Please note that you will be charged R30 per team (so R15 per player) on top of the UCON entry fee when competing in the two main Duo Day titles – Halo 5 and FIFA 16. We will also host two free-to-enter Duo Day events with Guitar Hero and Just Dance 2016.

Registrations will only be open on the day, and will be first-come-first-served.

Titles and Start Times:

**UPDATE** Due to concerns with the internet connection for Halo 5, we have switched to Halo 4 due to its LAN capabilities. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Halo 5 will be available for demo play though.

  • Halo 5_01_AHalo 4 (Xbox 360)
    • Registrations from 10:00am
    • Matches start at 10:45am
    • Single elimination (2 v 2) tournament
    • Entries limited to 16 teams (first-come-first-served)
    • Guaranteed Prizes: 1st Place – R300 Raru Voucher | 2nd Place – R200 Raru Voucher | 3rd Place – R100 Raru Voucher
  • FIFA 16_02FIFA 16 (PlayStation 4)
    • Registrations from 11:00am
    • Matches start at 11:45am
    • Single elimination (2 v 2) tournament
    • Entries limited to 16 teams (first-come-first-served)
    • Guaranteed Prizes: 1st Place – R300 Raru Voucher | 2nd Place – R200 Raru Voucher | 3rd Place – R100 Raru Voucher
  • Guitar Hero Warriors of RockGuitar Hero (Xbox 360)
    • Registrations from 12:00pm
    • Competition starts at 12:45pm
    • Competition closes at 3:00pm
    • Highest (co-op) score wins at close
    • Unlimited entries, as long as completed by 3pm (first-come-first-served)
    • Guaranteed Prizes: 1st Place – R100 Raru Voucher (awarded at the end of the weekend)
  • Just Dance 2016_02Just Dance 2016 (Xbox 360)
    • Registrations from 1:00pm
    • Competition starts at 1:45pm
    • Competition closes at 4:00pm
    • Highest (co-op) score wins at close
    • Unlimited entries, as long as completed by 4pm (first-come-first-served)
    • Guaranteed Prizes: 1st Place – R100 Raru Voucher (awarded at the end of the weekend)

The Whole Weekend (5 and 6 December)

Over the whole weekend, we will have ongoing events that will be free to enter, as well as a number of demo titles that you can just enjoy. You can still win by just participating, as we will have a random draw for everyone that enters or plays a game in our area. Just make sure to add your name to the list and we will do a draw for more Raru vouchers. We’ll give away two R100 vouchers after the event has closed.

Oculus_Rift_DK2_01Don’t tell too many, but we will have an Oculus Rift in the building (thanks to TGN Racing Simulators), but access to it will be restricted, and more on that will be revealed closer to the time. PCs supplied by Asus will assist us with the Oculus demo and other titles. We will also be bringing along a racing simulator thanks to TGN Racing Simulators (which we operate in Cape Town).

Alongside the open portions of Ultimate Gamer (Guitar Hero and Forza 6), you can also participate in the following events for free that will feature prizes sponsored by Raru.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Zombies (Xbox One)
    • All weekend
    • Highest Wave/Score wins at close of event
    • Guaranteed Prizes: 1st Place – R100 Raru Voucher
  • Just Dance 2016 (Xbox 360)
    • All weekend
    • Highest Score wins at close of event
    • Guaranteed Prizes: 1st Place – R100 Raru Voucher

UCON 2015_Logo_01UCON Details

  • Venue: University of Cape Town, Sports Center
  • 5 and 6 December (10am to 6pm)
  • Entry fees to the event:
    • Student: R35 (1 day) and R55 (2day)
    • Non Student: R55 (1 day) and R80 (2day)
  • Entry fees to tournaments:
    • Ultimate Gamer (or any one of the paid for titles forming part of it): R25
    • Duo Day: R30 per team | R15 per player
  • Additional attractions:
    UCON is a university-held convention aimed at showcasing a variety of anime, gaming, cosplay and geek related stores, contests and events.
    There will also be Japanese culture exhibitions including sushi-making courses, cosplay workshops, drawing workshops, korean pop dances, martial art demonstrations and Taiko drumming. There will be a two day cosplay competition, with the first day culminating in a cosplay parade and the second day featuring in-character skits and performances by the cosplayers, as well as the prize giving ceremony.
    A variety of vendors will be selling a variety of hand-made and unique items, and you can expect some specials by some of the vendors too.
  • The main UCON Event Page can be found here.

A thanks to our sponsors and partners:

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