Level Up Presents: Hyper Drive

Level Up Presents: Hyper Drive

We are super excited to announced a brand new event in SoCal dedicated for the SNK community called Hyper Drive! Hyper Drive is a tournament series featuring some of SNK’s most popular titles and community driven games this February 1-2, 2020 at Esports Arena. Additionally, our event is also the only West Coast SNK World Championship Qualifier in North America for Samurai Shodown and The King of Fighters XIV! Stay tuned for the full game lineup and registration updates in the coming days!


February 1-2, 2020

Registration: (Available Now!)


Game Line Up: 

Samurai Shodown 2019 – SNK World Championship Qualifier (PS4)
The King of Fighters XIV – SNK World Championship Qualifier (PS4)
Samurai Shodown 2019 2v2 Teams – (PS4)
Samurai Shodown V Special (PS4)
The King of Fighters XIII (PS3)
The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match (Xbox360)
Garou: Mark of the Wolves (PS4)
Magical Drop III (PS4)
*Additional titles TBD

Let us know what games you would like to see! You can reach out to us on Twitter at @levelupseries  or email at admin@levelup-series.com .

Prize Distribution

SNK is providing prize bonuses for our game line up this year in addition to the tournament pay out! Shououts to SNK for supporting the fighting game community at Hyper Drive!

Samurai Shodown: $1,000
The King of Fighters XIV: $700
The King of Fighters XIII: $200
The King of Fighters 2002 Ultimate Match: $200
Samurai Shodown V Special: $100
Garou: Mark of the Wolves: $100
Magical Drop III: $100

Prizes will be distributed depending on final registration count per game as follows:

64-128 Players
1st 50%
2nd 25%
3rd 15%
4th 10%

63 or less Players
1st 60%
2nd 30%
3rd 10%

Team Tournament Distribution
1st 60%
2nd 40%


Esports Arena
120 West 5th Street
Santa Ana, California 92683

Hotel Accommodations: 

Hyper Drive official hotel is the Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange Co. Airport. We have a limited amount of rooms available from January 31 – February 2 for $115 a night. The hotel is about 10 minutes away from Esports Arena and provides free shuttle service to and from John Wayne Airport which is the nearest airport.

Hotel Reservation: http://bit.ly/hd2020hotelgroup

Address: 2726 South Grand Avenue Santa Ana,California 92705 United States

Complimentary Guest Parking One vehicle per room
Complimentary shuttle service to/from the John Wayne Airport and within 3 miles
24-hour Business Center
On-site Fitness Center
Free High Speed Internet access in all guest rooms
Panini Restaurant open for breakfast and dinner daily (closed for lunch)
Panini Lounge open 7 days a week 5pm – 10pm

Airport Options

A Southwest jet lands on runway 20R at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California, on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.
(Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

John Wayne Airport (SNA) Nearest airport to Holiday Inn Santa Ana and Esports Arena.

Long Beach Airport (LGB) LGB is about 30 minutes away from Esports Arena.

Los Angeles Airport (LAX) LAX is roughly 1 hour away from Esports Arena but is the nearest international airport.

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