Hello to all our fans! We have some very big news for everyone!
Ultra Arcade has made the decision to expand in size. This exciting development will double the size of the arcade to about 3,000 sq ft, which will allow the owners to host larger events, add many new arcade cabinets, a second restroom, a bigger selection of food and drinks, and much more.
Unfortunately, with an increase in operating costs and planning that the expansion will bring, the owners, Brandon Alexander and David Ruben, have also decided to postpone Ultrafest to 2015.
“We’ve been trying to get the space next to us since we opened but were told it wasn’t going to be possible for at least three years. So we decided if we couldn’t expand we would do Ultrafest to help continue moving forward and growing the community that way. Fast forward 6 months and we were VERY surprised to hear the good news that the space was up for lease. Unfortunately the down side was that we only had one week to make the decision or they would lease it to someone else,” said Ruben.
Since the deal came so suddenly, they now had two major projects on the table. Hosting a major tournament and expanding/renovating the arcade. With a small staff and limited resources, they were forced to make a tough decision and choose between the two projects.
“Our main goal from the start was to make the arcade bigger, and we’ve decided that should come first. We want UltraFest to be an amazing event with all of our energy and focus behind it. We wouldn’t be able to do that with all the added pressure of expanding. We’ve still got plenty of events planned for the rest of 2014, and they will all be much better because of the expansion,” said Alexander.
Coming up this December is Kombo Klash, an invitational for Killer Instinct with top players from around the world. In addition to the $3,000 pot bonus, the winner will also receive a free trip to Japan, for the Japan edition of Kombo Klash, which is set for 2015. Ultra Arcade is also now hosting monthly events for Super Smash Bros Melee, and will continue to do so for Super Smash Bros for Wii U when it comes out.
Anyone who has already registered for Ultrafest will be refunded through PayPal. The new dates for Ultrafest will be announced in the near future. To make up for the postponement, Ultra Arcade will instead be hosting a Grand Re-Opening event Halloween weekend, to celebrate the expansion. More details on this event will be announced right here on our website.
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