Equinox Esports announces acquisition of local tournament Smashcade
Equinox Esports is adding an additional game title to its arsenal.
Equinox has acquired the Oklahoma-grown Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament, Smashcade. Established in early 2019 as Oklahoma City Smash Nights, Smashcade hosted weekly and monthly style tournaments both in-person (before COVID) and online, which will continue under the Equinox banner beginning Dec. 12.
"We are not only pleased but excited to announce the addition of the locally grown Smashcade to include in our stable of original esports-centered content," said Chad Ford, president of Equinox. "Austin has done a wonderful job of building up the brand, and we are diligently working to grow the brand further."
With the acquisition, Equinox also gains Smashcade founder Austin Hogue. Hogue joins the Equinox team as an associate production director and will continue to run Smashcade each month, as well as contribute to content creation and other duties.
"I'm excited to join forces with Equinox to power Smashcade forward," Hogue said. "The past two years have been an incredible journey for Smashcade, full of ups and downs, but none of this would be possible without our amazing team of tournament organizers and the Smash community. We couldn’t have done it without you."
Registration for Smashcade's December monthly is open (North America only). The tournament will begin at 2 p.m. CST Saturday, Dec. 12, with a $250 prize pool split among the top three competitors. To register, visit the Smashcade Smash.gg webpage. The ruleset for the tournament can be found at the bottom of the Smash.gg webpage.
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