On June 10, Hal Hawkins, the owner, creator, and director of the On Fire! Championships, announced its first inaugural NBA Jam championship tournament to debut this October 4 at the Hilton in College Station, TX.
The tournament will consist of a 1v1 Championship open to 256 entries and a 2v2 Championship open to 128 teams. The tournament will feature the game NBA Jam T.E. for the Super Nintendo System and will be played in HD on large, flat screen TVs and a massive, championship projection screen.
“I have always dreamed of having a large and fun tournament for this game since first playing it 20 years ago,” said Hawkins. “The love of retro games, especially NBA Jam, continues to exist among millions of people today. As a businessman, gamer, and former college athlete, I want make sure this event is of the highest quality, competitive, and rewarding. I want everyone to enjoy the game as much as I do and come compete in this tournament for many years to come.”
The tournament will include a cash purse for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in both Championships and “The Flame”, a tall, flame-shaped trophy in honor of the game’s trademark feature, which is awarded to each Champion.
The tournament will be streamed live on the On Fire! Championships website.