SoCal Regionals 2016

SoCal Regionals 2016


SoCal Regionals 2016 planning is well underway and we are ready to unveil the starting line up of information you’ve been waiting for! First off, we’re excited to finally partner with our friends at the beautiful eSports Arena in downtown Santa Ana to host SCR this October 14-16! The lavish 15,000 square foot, multi floor venue is well equipped with stage, lighting, sound, and awesome amenities for the modern gamer. Already home to our Weds Night Fights and Vanguard events, we are yet to utilize the entire facility which we have plans to rock the house from wall to wall with games, vendors, and special surprises this year. Registration will be open early August and can be found on our site.

Find out who is going with our SCR2016 Facebook invite page:

Registration is LIVE!

Aug. 5 – Oct. 9 Time Frame:
Competitor Pass: $35 + $10 Per Game

Oct. 13 – 14 (Onsite Only)
Late Registration: $50 + $10 Per Game

Spectator Passes will be available onsite only. Details coming soon!

Register at:

eSports Arena

120 West 5th Street Santa Ana, CA 92701


Next up, SoCal Regionals has featured over 20 games in the past and it was a fantastic collaboration of various communities to play their favorite titles. Due to growth in main title games, we are consolidating older titles to ensure quality space needed for attendees and competitors at the event. Now for the SCR2016 lineup:

Street Fighter V* (PlayStation 4)

The King of Fighters XIV* (PlayStation 4)

Super Smash Bros. (Wii U)

Mortal Kombat XL (PlayStation 4)

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator (PlayStation 4)

Tekken 7 Fated Retribution* (Arcade)

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (Xbox360)

Killer Instinct* (XboxOne)

* Street Fighter V – Capcom Pro Tour Premier Event with $15,000 Bonus Prize Pool

* Tekken 7 – 2016 Tekken 7 Tour with $3,000 Bonus Prize Pool

* The King of Fighters XIV – KOF World Championship with $1,000 Bonus Prize Pool

*Killer Instinct – KI World Cup Qualifier (Winner wins a trip to the KI World Cup)


We have partnered with the Holiday Inn Santa Ana as our official SoCal Regionals 2016 hotel. We have a group rate of $114 for 2 Queens or 1 King per night at the hotel. Microwave, refrigerator, swimming pool, 24 hour convenience store, parking, cable TV, and plenty of food nearby! Holiday Inn Santa Ana is also one of the closest 4-star hotels and about a 10 minute drive from eSports Arena. There will be shuttle options from the hotel for $5 to eSports Arena prior to designated pool schedules throughout the weekend. More information will be posted very soon to ensure our guests have transportation to and from the venue. You are welcome to utilize Uber or Lyft options too if that is more convenient. SCR group rate link is located here:

Holiday Inn Santa Ana

2726 S Grand Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92705


Don Tran

Sales Manager – Holiday Inn


Nearest Airport:

John Wayne Airport – 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707

Optional Airports:

Long Beach Airport – 4100 Donald Douglas Dr, Long Beach, CA 90808

Ontario Airport – Ontario, CA 91761

Nearest International Airport:

LAX – 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045


SoCal Regionals Block Party 2016


SoCal Regionals is shaping up to be one of the strongest tournaments this year, featuring world class players on every featured title. While the tournament is the main attraction at SCR, we want to enhance the overall experience with something truly special for the community this October 14-16.

Level Up presents the SoCal Regionals Block Party 2016! The Block Party is a new addition to SCR; featuring an extended viewing stage, partnered food trucks, vendors, Red Bull Energy Suite, Casual Gaming Lounge, and Machinima’s Inside eSports and Virtual Reality Experience.

So when you are not competing, come outside of the venue and relax. Give those mashing fingers a rest and have more fun.


Extended Viewing Stage

Don’t miss the stream! We are showcasing the main stream in our extended viewing area with a projector, speakers, and extra seating. Enjoy a comfortable viewing experience outdoors with the community at the Block Party!


Food Trucks

Looking for some good food spots? How about right outside SCR? Our friends at Okamoto Kitchen will be at SCR and they are bringing some of their friends to join to the party! Food trucks will change everyday so everyone can enjoy a variety of good eats!



Check out some of our vendors; showcasing peripherals, art, toys, games, and various fighting game merchandise at the Block Party. Bring your cameras and funds because what you see may tempt you.


Red Bull Energy Suite

Our friends are providing an awesome Red Bull Energy Suite where you can hang out with the community. There will be a live DJ set running daily from 12PM – 5PM, Red Bull Wings Team, and also some fun Cornhole & Rock Paper Scissor competitions. Take a load off the tournaments and chill with friends at the Red Bull Energy Suite.


Casual Gaming Lounge

All tournament stations will be inside eSports Arena so if you are interested in getting some games in, you gotta take it to the streets! The Block Party will have a dedicated casual gaming lounge with monitors powered by Zowie, projector, and speakers in case anybody is interested in hosting special exhibitions or side tournaments! First come first serve!


Machinima’s Inside eSports & Virtual Reality Experience

We are excited to partner with Machinima’s Inside eSports to cover SoCal Regionals throughout the weekend. Catch the salt, the victories, the journey to the finals, and special interviews at Machinima’s Inside eSports media center at SCR. That’s not all! Machinima is also providing some VR action for everyone to enjoy at their dedicated gaming booth. All this fun stuff happening at the heart of the Block Party 2016!

About Alex Valle

Alex Valle is a key figure in the fighting game community and has been a top player since 1995. With both player and community experience, he provides the cohesion element that is needed to bring existing communities together and form new ones.