History

2016


KO Gaming Lounge Premiere Tournament
9 Jan
Level|Up produces KO Gaming Lounge Premiere Tournament featuring Ultra Street Fighter IV, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd, and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

2015


SCR2015: SoCal Regionals 2015 Main Event
9 – 11 Oct
Level|Up produces SoCal Regionals 2015 Main event featuring Capcom Pro Tour $15,000 Premier Event, Warner Bros. Mortal Kombat X $10,000 Community Bonus, Killer Instinct $2,500 Community Fund bonus, Aksys Games $1,500 bonus, and much more.

SCR2015: Prelude I – II
June – Aug
Level|Up produces and directs SCR2015 Prelude I – II events. Prelude events were 1 day regional tournaments to build hype for the Main SoCal Regionals event.

Texas Showdown 2015
8 May – 11 May
Level|Up produces the live stream for Texas Showdown 2015 featuring the hottest titles and finest players from Houston, Texas.

Warner Bros. and Amazon Games – Goro Lives! Mortal Kombat X All Access Stream 2015
4 Apr
Level Up Productions directs and produces the Goro Lives! Mortal Kombat X All Access stream presented by Warner Bros. and Amazon Games.

South by Southwest Ultra Street Fighter IV Invitational
13 Mar – 15 Mar
Level Up Productions directs and produces the South by Southwest (SXSW) Ultra Street Fighter IV $20,000 Invitational event featuring the best players from around the world.

Weds Night Fights 2015 Tournament Season
8 Jan – 22 Oct
Level|Up services Weds Night Fights 2015 Tournament Season which runs throughout Jan – Oct 2015 featuring online competition in titles such as Ultra Street Fighter IV, Mortal Kombat X, and Killer Instinct.

2014


Online Warrior Championships Featuring Killer Instinct
Oct – Dec
Online series for Killer Instinct Season 2 tournament and broadcast featuring some of the finest players in North America.

West Coast Warzone 4
5 – 7 Sep
Stage Director, Camera Ops, and Stream Provider at West Coast Warzone 4! Major fighting game event in Southern California featuring some of the best players in the country and high stakes exhibition match including Filipino Champ(USA) and Nemo(Japan).

Level Up Presents Fighters Booth at MLG Anaheim
20 – 22 Jun
Level|Up hosts a fighters booth at MLG Anaheim featuring Injustice and Killer Instinct with special prizes, casual play, tournaments, and more.

Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 10: X!
23 – 25 May
The Midwest’s largest fighting game tournament featuring world class tournaments, panels, and more! Level Up was the stream provider of the event.

Sega Cup Virtua Fighter Tournament 2014
26 Apr
Level|Up hosts Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Tournament presented by Sega with world class competition.

SoCal Regionals 2014
28 Feb – 2 Mar
Level|Up hosts SoCal Regionals 2014 at UCI Irvine featuring over 20 titles.

Weds Night Fights / The Runback 2014 Tournament Season
8 Jan – 22 Oct
Level|Up services Weds Night Fights and The Runback 2014 Tournament Season which runs throughout Jan – Oct 2014.

2013


Rushdown LIVE Presents: AE / UMVC3 Concept Matches Vol. 1-3 | Tournament Series
25 Oct – Dec 21
Level|Up’s Alex Valle hosts the new monthly event at Super Arcade, Rushdown Live Concept Matches | Tournament Series

The Fall 2013 Season!
25 Sep – 26 Dec
Level|Up services Weds Night Fights and The Runback Fall 2013 Tournament Season.

PAX Prime 2013 Guild Wars 2 and World of Tanks Showcases
30 Aug – 1 Sep
Level|Up partners with ESS Agency to produce the Guild Wars 2 and World of Tanks showcases at PAX Prime 2013.

Level|Up and Team Oxy Presents Super Smash Sundays!
11 Aug
Level|Up in collaboration with Team Oxy produce Super Smash Sundays featuring Melee at Super Arcade every other Sunday.

Shadowloo Showdown 2013 SSF4 AE/UMVC3 Qualifier at Super Arcade!
7 Sep
Level|Up produces and streams the Official Shadowloo Showdown 2013 US Qualifiers at Super Arcade.

South Bay Community Church Grand Opening
1 – 2 Jun
Building communities is a common goal shared amongst many groups all over the world. Jimmy Nguyen of Level|Up worked with South Bay Community Church to produce the stream and video production of the Grand Opening of SBCC’s new building.

Level Up x Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9!
23 May – 26 May
Level|Up produces the stream for the Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9 in Chicago, Illinois.

Tedx UCIrvine
13 May
Level|Up provides a live stream of an independently organized TED event at University of California, Irvine. The live stream utilized the Livestream CDN to deliver a high-quality, multi-camera HD stream of the event.

Sega Cup Virtua Fighter Tournament 2013
20 Apr
Level|Up in conjunction with SEGA, produce and stream the 2013 Sega Cup, an international tournament for SEGA’s new Virtua Fighter 5 title. Sega Cup 2013 was held at Super Arcade in Walnut, CA.

Texas Showdown 2013
13 Apr – 15 Apr
Level|Up produces the stream for the return of an iconic tournament, Texas Showdown, from April 13-15, 2013.

Injustice: Gods Among Us launch tournament.
17 Apr
Level|Up partners with Twitch and Warner Bros. to host the Injustice: Gods Among Us launch tournament at Super Arcade.

Call of Duty World Championships 2013
5 Apr – 7 Apr
Level|Up partners with ESS Agency to produce one of four streams for the Call of Duty Championship presented by XBOX.

Weds Night Fights / The Runback Tournament Seasons 1-3 and SRK’s Final Strike
15 Feb – 27  Jun
Level|Up services WNF/TRB Tournament Seasons 1-3 and SRK’s Final Strike events at Super Arcade.

Southern California Regionals 2013
18 January 2013 – 20 January 2013
Level|Up collaborates with Fighting Gamers @ UCI for SCR 2013.

2012


Fight for Relief 24-hour Stream-a-Thon
15 December 2012 – 16 December 2012
Level|Up produces a 24-hour charity stream-a-thon to help save Super Arcade in Walnut, CA from closing its doors.

ATLUS Fighting Championships
17 November 2012
Level|Up teams up with ATLUS and Mad Catz to host a new and exciting event. Introducing the ATLUS Fighting Championships, a double header tournament featuring 2 of Atlus’ fighting game titles: The King of Fighters XIII and Persona 4 Arena.

Youmacon
1 November 2012 – 4 November 2012
Level|Up partners with the Youmacon Anime Convention in Detroit, MI to stream their “Battle Opera” series of video game tournaments.

KOFXIII/P4A Singles Tournament
8 September 2012

Capcom Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Event
20 October 2012 – 21 October 2012
Level|Up partners with Capcom to plan logistics and run the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Event in Los Angeles.

Persona 4 Arena Launch Event
12 August 2012
Level|Up celebrates the Atlus release of Persona 4 Arena.

Super Battle Opera 2012 – Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 US Qualifier
21 July 2012

Super Battle Opera 2012 – Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v.2012 3v3 US Qualifier
30 June 2012
Level|Up and Super Arcade team up to host this annual tradition.

Monster After Party Stream
10 Jun 2012

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)
5 June 2012 – 7 June 2012
Namco Bandai Games brings Level|Up aboard to cover and stream their live show showcasing Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tank! Tank! Tank!, and much more.

Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8
25 May 2012 – 27 May 2012
Level|Up is back in Chicago to stream this premier event.

Virtual Fighter 5: Final Showdown Pre-Launch Party
19 May 2012
Sega, iam8bit and Level Up partner to bring a wordwide pre-release event featuring exhibition matches from prominent Virtua Fighter players from around the globe, including champions Chibita and Fuudo.

“The Runback” Debuts
29 March 2012
Level|Up’s new weekly training regimen and streaming event, The Runback, debuts at Super Arcade in Walnut, CA.

BlazBlue Revolution US Qualifiers
25 February 2012
Aksys Games and Level|Up hosts the US Qualifiers for BlazBlue Revolution at Super Arcade in Walnut, CA.

Wednesday Night Fights x Capcom
15 February 2012
Capcom partners with Level|Up to present the latest build of Street Fighter x Tekken featuring the Gem System. Capcom-Unity

Soul Calibur V Launch Event
04 February 2012
Level|Up hosts a launch event for Soul Calibur V at Super Arcade. Mad Catz makes an appearance to support the event.

Wednesday Night Fights: Arcade Edition Returns
01 February 2012
WNF returns to Super Arcade and is now part of The Road to EVO and also sponsored by SRK.

King of Fighter XIII 3v3 at Super Arcade
28 January 2012
Level|Up and Dream Cancel hosts a 3-vs-3 Team Tournament at Super Arcade.

LG Cup Street Fighter IV HD Global Championship 2012 USA Qualifier
14 January 2012
Level|Up teams up with iam8bit and Cross Cross Counter to host the first-ever mobile tournament event for Street Fighter IV.

2011


Southern California Regionals 2011 – University of California, Irvine
17 December 2011 – 18 December 2011
Level|Up collaborates with Fighting Gamers@UCI to one of the busiest cities in Orange County.

King of Fighters XIII Launch Party at Super Arcade
26 November 2011
Level|Up hosts the KOF launch party to celebrate the release of this revamped game.

Level Up x Atlus Presents – The King Of Fighters XIII Pre-Release Stream Event
26 November 2011
Level|Up teams with Atlus to bring some pre-launch hype.

Devastation 2011 – Phoenix, Arizona
07 October 2011 – 09 October 2011
Level|Up teams up with the crew at Devastation to broadcast this amazing event.

Gears of War 3 Launch Event – Microsoft Store, Century City
19 September 2011
Level|Up makes an appearance to enjoy the launch of GOW3 with the franchise’s hardcore fans.

Wednesday Night Fights: Arcade Edition
07 September 2011
WNF returns and makes its debut at Super Arcade in Walnut, CA.

Sin City Heat – Las Vegas, NV
13 August 2011 – 14 August 2011
Chris LaPorte partners with Level|Up to host a tournament at the amazing INSERT COIN(S) Videolounge Gamebar

Namco Bandai Games, America Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Event – San Diego Comic-Con
21 July 2011 – 23 July 2011
Level|Up teams up with SDTekken and NBGA.

Super Battle Opera US Qualifiers
16 July 2011
Level|Up hosts the SBO US Qualifiers at Round 1 Amusements in the City of Industry, CA

Wednesday Night Fights: Summer Edition at Four Points Sheraton
29 June 2011

Revelations (Stream only)
11 June 2011 – 12 June 2011
Level|Up partners with Tournament Legacy to stream this summer event.

Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 7 x Level|Up – Chicago, IL
27 May 2011 – 29 May 2011
Level|Up is back in Chicago to stream the re-branded UFGT7.

Gears of War 3 Beta Tournament
13 May 2011
Level|Up once again teams up with the Microsoft Store in Costa Mesa.

Level|Up x Mortal Kombat Launch Tournament
18 April 2011
Hosted at the Microsoft Store in Costa Mesa, CA

Fight For Relief! – University of California, Irvine
03 April 2011
Level|Up and IPlayWinner join forces to host a dual stream event to raise funds for the country of Japan.

Wednesday Night Fights Debuts at The Proud Bird
16 February 2011
Following the success of Southern California Regionals 2010, The Proud Bird offers its ballroom to continue leveling up the LA fighting game communities.

Level|Up 1-year Anniversary and SSF4: AE Tournament
05 February 2011
Level|Up celebrates its 1st Anniversary by hosting a Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition tournament at Round 1 Amusements in the City of Industry, CA.

Crossroads: The Battle of Central Cali – Fresno, CA
29 January 2011
Level|Up invades Central California to host a tournament at FocusAttacks.

2010


Southern California Regionals 2010
06 November 2010 – 07 November 2010
Hosted at The Proud Bird in Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday Night Fights Debuts at Hollywood Park & Casino
28 July 2010
WNF migrates to the LA area to level up the local communities.

EVO World Championships x Level|Up – Las Vegas, NV
09 July 2010 – 11 July 2010
Level|Up partners with EVO to stream this epic event live from Caesars Palace.

Midwest Championships X Level|Up – Chicago, IL
08 May 2010 – 09 May 2010
Level|Up makes a presence in the Midwest and streams this memorable event.

Wednesday Night Fights Debuts at Dave & Buster’s
05 May 2010
After the success of the SoCal Level|Up Tournament, Dave & Buster’s invites Level|Up back and accommodates WNF.

Gamestop Super Street Fighter 4 Launch Event – Bellflower, CA
26 April 2010

Capcom x Level|Up – LA Fight Club
23 April 2010
Capcom, Sony, and Level|Up team up to bring Street Fighter fans at home a live broadcast of this amazing event.

Specialists 3
27 March 2010
Hosted at The House of Cicada

SoCal’s Level|Up Tournament
27 February 2010
Hosted at Dave & Buster’s at The Mall of Orange
Level|Up’s first semi-major tournament event.

Level|Up Live Debuts
03 February 2010
Wednesday Night Fights is featured on Level|Up Live

Level|Up is Founded
02 February 2010
Level|Up is co-founded by Alex Valle, Jimmy Nguyen, AJ Papa, Frank Reyes, Bryan Gateb, Walter Ly, and Mike Ortiz

2009


Specialists 2
12 December 2009
Hosted at The House of Cicada

Specialists 1
06 November 2009
Hosted at The House of Cicada

About the Author

Jimmy Nguyen is the Chief Operations/Financial Officer and Co-Founder of Level Up, LLC. A long time gamer, tech guru, former competitive player, and tournament organizer, he is deeply rooted in business development, ethics and best practices, building and improving Level Up Productions, and handles both company and event logistics.