Well I am happy to finally announce that Kuwait Battle Royale, the Middle East’s first and largest fighting game major, is finally back on April 28-30 at the Millennium Hotel & Convention Center in Salmiya. As many of you know that is the same date and location as GX 2016. So this year both GX and KBR will be 1 MEGA event that anyone who calls himself a gamer will absolutely love!
First up! If you haven't seen it yet, check out the brand new KBR 2016 Moments trailer on our youtube channel here
There are 7 games as part of KBR 2016 that is almost double the games from KBR 2012! The games cover a variety of fighting game types and styles, so no one should feel left out.
- Street Fighter V
- Mortal Kombat X
- Super Smash Bros. For Wii U
- Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
- Guilty Gear Xrd – Sign
- BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend
All games will be on PS4, except for Smash and Pokken which will be on Wii U of course. You are to bring your own controller or arcade stick. No controller or arcade stick will be provided for you. We will provide rules for each game as well as prize distribution in the coming weeks.
Registration will be done either by the Fikra website or the Fikra application for Android and iOS phones (you can find links to app download at the bottom of the website). Creating an account is fast and easy. Registration is free until Thursday March 31st, after that it will be 10KD to participate in KBR 2016. Registration opens for KBR 2016 on Thursday February 4th.
I also want to thank our sponsors this year for making KBR 2016 a reality, I also want to explain a little about what they will be offering at KBR 2016.
You can open a savings account with Al Tijari bank called @Tijari that is an account for customers from 15 – 21 years old and below are some of the benefits
- Minimum opening balance of 10 KD only
- Personalized ATM Card
- A 50 KD welcome gift when transferring the social allowance to the Commercial Bank of Kuwait. For more information you can visit the Al Tijari booth located at C1 for more information.
Al Kazemi Group
Next up is the Al Kazemi Group which are helping us via the Al Kazemi Travel Agency and their New Park Hotel facility. They are offering discounts on both air travel to and from Kuwait as well as a special discount for any international traveler visiting GX/KBR 2016. Please contact them at (+965) 2242 0462 (Al Kazemi Travel Agency) and (+965) 2563 4200 for more information on the discount and their offers. They will also have specialized travel packages for gamers to various gaming events all over the world. You can visit them at booth B12.
Bou Saleh Hobbies
And the last sponsor needs no introduction! Bou Saleh Hobbies will be a sponsor again this year and he will have many exclusive merchandise to sell at the event. He will also be hosting his annual art contest at the event again and for more information on his product and art contest please contact him at (+965) 2240 5086. You can find Bou Saleh Hobbies at booth B4
More To Come
This is only the start of announcements for KBR 2016. There are many more things to announce such as prizes, special guests, and much more leading up to the event in April.
This year I am working together with the community more than in previous years. There will also be more set ups and referees than in previous years as well to accomodate the huge crowd that is expected to attend this year. There will also be more commentators this year than in previous years coming from all over the world!
The last thing I want to say is a BIG thank you to the community. Whether you are from Kuwait or outside of Kuwait, you guys always reminded me of how special KBR was. I never expected the first ever KBR to take off the way it did. I knew it was going to be a big and great event, but it touched so many people and especially me. That is why the new KBR trailer is called moments, because KBR had so many amazing moments that we as a community STILL talk about. We finally were able to show the world what we are capable of and show that our best can beat the best of the world. Without KBR there probably would not have been a Road to EVO in Kuwait, or Japanese Pop Culture Festival, or even GX! So thank you guys again for EVERYTHING =)
I also look forward to the salty tears =)
Perfect!... need to know about a few things such as tutorials and what do we have to do for that :)
You guys are doing a great job. I can't wait for this but I wish you consider adding the xbox one to your games ;)
how I register?!
Great news! looking forward to the event.
Finally no more SFIV and MVC3!