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SPLI 2nd Anniversary Details!

This weekend is SPLI’s highly anticipated 2nd Anniversary event!! We have been very busy preparing for the big day, as we see this event as not only a chance to have a big party – but also to say thank you to all of our fans! For this event, we are planning to host tournaments for the two most popular game franchises on Long Island for Nintendo fans… that is of course, Pokémon and Super Smash Bros!

super_smash_bros_lucario_01_thumbSPLI is hosting our 2nd Anniversary event at Empire Gaming (located at 337 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735) on August 17th from 12pm-6pm! We have lots of gaming activities planned, such as:

  • Pokémon Triathalon
    • Pokémon X&Y Singles
    • Pokémon X&Y Doubles
    • Pokémon X&Y Triples
    • Triathalon Competitors must compete in all three tournaments using the SAME TEAM!!
    • Competitors will be ranked based on performance of all three tournaments to crown the overall Pokémon Triathalon champion of SPLI!
    • Triathalon Tournament Rules:
      • Flat Rules
      • Singles – 3 v. 3
      • Doubles – 4 v. 4
      • Triples – 6 v. 6
      • Must use same team for all three phases of Tournament
      • All Pokémon permitted EXCEPT Legendaries! Pokémon do NOT need to be Kalos-born!
    • Registration open 12pm – 1pm
    • T.O. JDubz
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
    • Hosted by CROSSFIRE Smash Tournaments
    • Registration open 12pm – 1pm
    • T.O. theDuL0R
  • Wii U Demo Station
    • NoA Official Rep Derek will be hosting demos of the latest Wii U games, such as Mario Kart 8 and Wii Sports Club!
    • There will be free giveaways!!!
  • SPLI Lounge
    • Don’t want to compete, but you want to hang out and get StreetPasses, freeplay random games and such? No problem! Come chill on the couches of the SPLI Lounge and play whatever games you like!
  • Cosplay Contest
    • Wear your favorite Nintendo related Cosplay! Best costume gets a prize!

We are working on some additional activities at the event too, but we want to save some suprises! One thing we will definitely tease right now is that we will be making a HUGE announcement at the end of the event, so be sure to stay to the end so you don’t miss out!

Remember, this is a FREE event open to all SPLI members. The Pokémon Triathalon will not have an entry fee, the prizes for this tournament have been donated by SPLI members. Please note that the Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament is being run by CROSSFIRE Tournaments and not SPLI, so please direct any questions regarding that tournament to our partners at CROSSFIRE!

Pokemon X&Y Event: 2/23

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was?? Then come prove your Pokemon prowess at StreetPass Long Island’s Pokemon X&Y Event at Empire Gaming in Farmingdale, NY.  The event will start at 12pm on Sunday, 2/23! RSVP on Facebook now!

  • Pokemon X&Y Tournament: Prepare yourself for the upcoming official PVGC tournaments by battling your fellow SPLI members!  We will be using the official tournament rules set forth by The Pokemon Company: Doubles Standard Format. Please remember that all Pokemon entered in this tournament must be Kalos Native (meaning it must be a Pokemon that was hatched or caught in the Kalos region. You can tell if your Pokemon is Kalos Native if there is a blue pentagon on their Pokemon details screen.) but they can be from the National Pokedex. The winner of the tournament will win a shiny competitive-ready (perfect IV’s, ability, nature, etc.) in-game Pokemon and a perler bead Pokemon prize! As usual, the final round will be broadcast on our big display monitor for everyone to see!
Note the blue pentagon under Chespin, next to the marker symbols.
  • Pokemon X&Y PR Video Contest:  Have you created the coolest Pokemon X&Y PR Video for your trainer character? We will be hosting a PR Video Contest and whoever has the best video will win a great prize! Show off your style, video editing, favorite Pokemon, or whatever you want! All videos will be broadcast on our big screen display monitor for all attendees to see, and we will vote by applause to determine the winner.
  • Pokemon Rumble U Freeplay:  Throughout the event, we will be hosting Pokemon Rumble U on the Wii U for SPLI members to play. Bring down your Pokemon NFC figures to trade with other members too! StreetPass Long Island even has some NFC’s to give away during the event, so you won’t want to miss it!
  • Pokedex 3D Pro Quizzes:  For those who want to show off their Pokemon knowledge, we will switch back and forth from Rumble U to Pokedex 3D Pro, and offer prizes for the winners! We have some great prizes thanks to donations from SPLI members.
  • Pokemon TCG fans are welcome to bring their decks and battle each other! Note: Since SPLI is exclusively a Nintendo video-game based group, we aren’t hosting an official TCG tournament, but Empire Gaming manager Joe has all of the info for upcoming TCG League games! You can also pick up new X&Y TCG packs at Empire Gaming!

SPLI Anniversary Party & Pokemon Gen V Send-Off!



TIME: Registration for the Tournament starts at 11AM. Full schedule of events to follow.

RSVP: SPLI Event Page on Facebook

StreetPass Long Island is celebrating our First Anniversary! Join us as we host a party to honor this accomplishment, as well as to give Pokemon Generation V a proper send-off before the latest games, Pokemon X & Y are released!

SPLIPokemonPartyFlyer2Activities Will Include:

~ Pokemon Gen V Tournament
~ Pokemon Cosplay Contest
~ Pokemon “Rarest Plushie” Contest
~ Fun Fest Lounge
~ Pokedex 3D Pro Quizzes… and more!

MORE DETAILS TO COME!! Check back soon!


– All competitors must bring their own copy of Gen 5 Pokemon (Black, Black 2, White or White 2)
– We suggest all competitors bring their own DS compatible console (DS, DS Lite, DSi, DSi XL, 3ds, 3ds XL).

We will make a more detailed post about the event as the date draws near.  Keep AUGUST 18TH open in your calendars and help SPLI celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary – POKEMON STYLE!!!  😀

What You Missed: CROSSFIRE II!


If you know anything about the Smash Community on Long Island, then you know about CROSSFIRE II!  This massive tournament, hosted by StreetPass admin The DuL0R, featured competitions in both double and single battle in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Project M.  Over 80 competitors participated in CROSSFIRE II, which was held at Empire Gaming in Farmingdale, NY. StreetPass Long Island held a 3DS Friendlies Competition, which included Mario Kart 7, Pokemon B&W2 and Kid Icarus: Uprising.

For the full results of the CROSSFIRE II Tournament, visit the Smash Boards page.

You can also watch a replay of the live stream that was running during the event, on the CLASH Stream Channel on Twitch TV.


What You Missed: CROSSFIRE 3.16.13

For Long Island gamers, Farmingdale was the place to brawl on 3.16.13!  With over 75 competitors, the new CROSSFIRE Series by theDuL0R and ANTi was a huge success!  Competing in the top Smash games (Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Project M), gamers came to compete for cash prizes in both Singles and Doubles Tournaments.

The CROSSFIRE Event Series is held at Empire Gaming & Comics, located at 337 Main Street in Farmingdale, NY.  Empire Gaming has a great space for all of our Wii and GC Set Ups, and we plan to return for many future events there!

In addition to the huge Brawl Tournament, Empire Gaming was really awesome and set up a “StreetPass Lounge” complete with couches and an N64 for some old school Brawling!  Taking advantage of this extra space, StreetPass Long Island set up shop in the StreetPass Lounge.  Free pizza and sodas were given out, and friendly matches of Sonic All-Star Racing Transformed 3DS and Mario Kart 7 were ongoing!  We were even able to get our first group photo of some of our SPLI members!  (Sorry to those who arrived later and were not around when this picture was taken!  Next time!!)

Due to the HUGE success of the CROSSFIRE event series, there will be more installments in the near future!  Check back in May for more details!  Hope to see you at Empire Gaming!

PS – Check the Smash Boards for the results of CROSSFIRE!