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ACL Melbourne Announced

May 10 2012 02:00 PM | Beware  in ACL News
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ACL Melbourne has been confirmed for July 7th & 8th, 2012!

It's official, the Australian Cyber League's third event for the 2012 season has been announced in the beautiful city of Melbourne! As usual you will see a plethora of competitive titles such as Starcraft 2, Halo Reach, Modern Warfare 3, Fifa 12, newly acquired Gears of War 3 and you may even see some more titles being added to the most prestigious and competitive national gaming league in Australia. Don't miss out on your chance to compete against the best Australia has to offer, catch up with your friends, spectate the best professionals go head to head and experience all the action of an ACL event first hand! Prepare yourself for all the action of the 2012 ACL Pro Circuit where we will truly take professional gaming to the next level!

Venue:
Moonee Valley Racecourse
Celebrity Room
McPherson Street, Moonee Ponds
VIC, 3039
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The Moonee Valley Racecourse Website
Moonee Valley Transport Information
Moonee Valley Venue Room Layout Map
Moonee Valley Venue Map
Moonee Valley 'Contact Us'


Prizes:
Prize Pool Breakdown to be announced shortly.

Titles:
Starcraft 2 1v1 - PC
CoD: Modern Warfare 3 4v4 - Xbox
Halo Reach 4v4 - Xbox
Halo Reach FFA - Xbox
Halo 3 4v4 - Xbox
Gears of War 3 4v4 - Xbox
Fifa 12 1v1 - Xbox (A limited number of PS3 controller converters will be available for PS3 players)
Fighting Games - full list of Fighting Games can be found here.

Equipment Required:
Fifa - Controller only
Starcraft 2 - Mouse/mouse pad & keyboard
Console 4v4 titles - All equipment
That can include:
-Monitor/Tv
-Xbox (and all Xbox Cords)
-Controller
-Game/s
-Headsets
-Whatever else you want or need to game

Price:
Starcraft 2:
- Open Bracket Entry: $25. Top 8 from Open Bracket pay additional $20 to compete in the Pro Bracket (total $45).
- Pro Bracket Entry: $45

CoD Mw3 4v4:
- CoD Mw3 4v4: $45

Halo Reach 4v4:
- Halo Reach 4v4: $45
- Includes Halo 3 4v4 entry.

Halo Reach FFA:
- 4v4 participation + FFA: $5
- Stand alone participation: $20

Halo 3 4v4:
- Stand alone participation: $20
- Halo Reach 4v4 Tournament Pass Paid: Free

Gears of War 3 4v4:
- Gears of War 3 4v4: $45

Fifa 12:
- Open Bracket Entry: $10. Top 12 from Open Bracket pay additional $25 for Pro Bracket (total $35).
- Pro Bracket Entry: $35. Top 4 ranked FIFA 12 players in ACL (by ACL season points).

Fighting Games:
- 1 Day: $20
- Both Days: $30
This fee includes entry to any tournament you wish to be in (except for the Smash tournaments).

Spectating: Free
All prices are per person and at Online Tournament Pass rates. Paying at the door on the day adds an additional $5 to every tournament entry price.

Online Tournament Passes:
ACL competitions have long been 'pay at the door' type events. While we don't want to stop this service and the convenience of cash, we are trying to limit the administrative duties involved with this process. To help with ease of service and ease of organisation we are again providing Online Tournament Passes for competitors to pay before the date at a discounted rate. Paying at the door is $5 more expensive then paying online so why not save some money today! You can buy Online Tournament Passes for all titles at ACL Melbourne here.

Blizzard World Championship Series Qualifiers:
As well as being one of the most fierce and competitive Starcraft 2 tournaments Australia will see this year, ACL Melbourne will play host to the most important Blizzard WCS qualifier event, where competitors will compete for 4 spots to the Blizzard WCS Nationals event. At the Australian Blizzard WCS Nationals event players will battle it out for $6000 worth of cash and prizes and then the Top 6 competitors will compete in the Oceanic Finals for a massive $12000!

Event Schedule:
Event Schedule TBA
Rough Times:
Saturday: Doors Open 8.30am - 10pm
Sunday: Doors Open 8.30am - 8pm

Accommodation Suggestions:
Quest Apparentments - Moonee Valley - Right across the road from the venue.

Moonee Valley View Apartments - Roughly 800m from Venue

Best Western Alexander Motor Inn & Apartments – Roughly 2.5km from Venue

Essendon Apartments – Roughly 3.5km from Venue

More nearby accomodation

Registration:
To register for this event go to the registration form here.
To register for this event for Gears of War 3 go to the registration form here.
To register for this event for Halo 3 go to the registration form here.

Once you have completed the registration form you will see you or your team signed up here.
Gears of War 3 here.
Halo 3 here.

Evo Stream Party:
That's right ladies and gentlemen, get in the fighting spirit and watch the biggest fighting game event of the year with all of your friends in the Melbourne Fighting Game Community! CouchWarriors has partnered with ACL Melbourne to provide a fantastic weekend of Evo, casuals, fun tournaments and silly games. Bring yourself and your friends and set yourself up in front of the big projector screen to see all the action go down while playing, practicing and supporting your Australian troops going over to try for the crown! All information about the Evo Stream Party at ACL Melbourne can be found here.

Venue Parking:
There will be on site parking available via Gate 1 on McPherson Street. Once you enter turn left and park in the Members Car Park where you will have a choice of ample parking spaces. Walk forward through to the Spaceframe and the Celebrity Foyer glass door entrance and once you reach the Celebrity Foyer take the lift or escalator to Level One. The Celebrity Room is located on your left once disembarking from the lift or escalator.

Food & Drinks:
The 'Legends Bistro' at the Moonee Valley Racecourse will be open over the July 7th - 8th weekend where cold and hot food will be available for purchase. For a more extensive list of the many surrounding food outlets around the venue please look here.

ACL Melbourne Landing Page:
ACL Melbourne Landing Page

Facebook Event:
Attending ACL Melbourne? Let us know by attending the event on Facebook here.

Further details, including a event schedule and prize pool breakdown will be released in coming weeks. For now, book your flights and accommodation for the third stop of the ACL Pro Circuit.

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Domes 

11 May 2012 - 05:28 PM
1st
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Tranquility 

11 May 2012 - 05:33 PM
dat venue
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ausbox 

11 May 2012 - 05:35 PM

View PostBeware, on 11 May 2012 - 05:26 PM, said:

More titles to be announced!


If it's what I think it is, aww yeah!

I'll most likely be there!
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schmuttt 

11 May 2012 - 05:40 PM
Can't wait :D
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TWU ROCK 

11 May 2012 - 06:01 PM
Get excited!!

Can't wait to see everyone again.
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suspect 

11 May 2012 - 06:05 PM
will have baby by then
father strafe shall not be in attendance :(
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Aphotic 

11 May 2012 - 06:34 PM
SO sick!
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Dox 

11 May 2012 - 06:38 PM
Suppose I'll drag myself down there and see what all the fuss is about :o
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schmuttt 

11 May 2012 - 06:44 PM

View PostDox, on 11 May 2012 - 06:38 PM, said:

Suppose I'll drag myself down there and see what all the fuss is about :o


Jaydos is coming, you best be playing.
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frosty 

11 May 2012 - 06:50 PM
This is so close to me. :D
Venue Looks Great.
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Macca 

11 May 2012 - 07:03 PM
f**k yes!!!!!!!
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Et3rnix 

11 May 2012 - 07:13 PM
Should be there :D

In time with Uni holidays and everything!
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Heff 

11 May 2012 - 07:31 PM
A venue with good food at it, this is a good day.
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JBizz 

11 May 2012 - 07:47 PM

View PostHeff, on 11 May 2012 - 07:31 PM, said:

A venue with good food at it, this is a good day.

the parma there is amazing oh my god!

also won $120 on the pokies there once B)
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S5 Unit 

11 May 2012 - 08:33 PM
Gonna be a great weekend!
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Beware 

11 May 2012 - 08:34 PM
FYI this will be the biggest venue we have ever been in. Keeeeen as :)
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shano. 

11 May 2012 - 08:42 PM

View PostBeware, on 11 May 2012 - 08:34 PM, said:

FYI this will be the biggest venue we have ever been in. Keeeeen as :)

Is this the same venue that Shadowloo Showdown used?

And why have you guys dropped all the fighting games this year is there a reason for this?
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Beware 

11 May 2012 - 08:55 PM

View Postshano., on 11 May 2012 - 08:42 PM, said:

Is this the same venue that Shadowloo Showdown used?

And why have you guys dropped all the fighting games this year is there a reason for this?


I am not sure.
And this was because the staff that were helping with fighting games are now helping in other areas (SC2 and SC2 streaming).
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shano. 

11 May 2012 - 09:04 PM

View PostBeware, on 11 May 2012 - 08:55 PM, said:

I am not sure.
And this was because the staff that were helping with fighting games are now helping in other areas (SC2 and SC2 streaming).

No worries.

You should get in touch with EXC355UM there is a big scene for the fighting games in Melbourne im sure they would love to help organize and run the fighting games side of the event.
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Direct 

11 May 2012 - 09:27 PM
Hopefully Reach attendance is good.
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Beware 

11 May 2012 - 09:28 PM
Aaron bro, come at me.
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Direct 

11 May 2012 - 09:30 PM

View PostBeware, on 11 May 2012 - 09:28 PM, said:

Aaron bro, come at me.

Kid you aren't worth my time
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Overuled 

11 May 2012 - 09:37 PM
The last time I came to an event I witnessed Dark cook and finish about 10 (possibly more) chicken kiev.

The more you know.
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Beware 

11 May 2012 - 09:42 PM
Haha holy shit I forgot about that. Back when Dark was cool, before Navy Dark.
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livevoltage 

11 May 2012 - 09:59 PM
hahaha cant wait for my first national lan :) really looking forward to it - its accualy my second lan though because crispy got shat on by my sick sniper at regionals ;)
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royalfan 

11 May 2012 - 10:05 PM
Looks really good, I might be there with a casual team.
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livevoltage 

11 May 2012 - 10:09 PM

View Postroyalfan, on 11 May 2012 - 10:05 PM, said:

Looks really good, I might be there with a casual team.


sounds great!!!!
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GomMayne 

11 May 2012 - 10:12 PM

View Postroyalfan, on 11 May 2012 - 10:05 PM, said:

Looks really good, I might be there with a casual team.


Won't be selling me your setup then ;) .

Can't wait to meet everyone, Venue looks amazing!! Now lets just get the Halo teams rolling :D
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Benno 

11 May 2012 - 10:14 PM
we should be there :DD as long as heff doesn't get up mid tourney to go compete in LoL.
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Talwin 

11 May 2012 - 10:14 PM
I'm definitely gonna be there. Provided that Dos Death's parents let me stay at there place :D
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