How long have you been a member of SPLI? We’ve been around for 4 years now (crazy how time flies!!) and those of you who were with us from the beginning will remember we used to host events at a venue called Empire Gaming. While we loved it very much, unfortunately the venue closed down a few years ago and we’ve been searching high and low for a new home base!
Recently, a new gaming store has opened up in Deer Park called AONGaming, and here at SPLI we are pretty psyched about it! Not only does this venue specialize in Smash Bros tournaments (pretty much all gens, by the way!), but they are welcoming SPLI to host events at their store! (RSVP to our event here!)
We’re going to take them up on this generous offer starting Saturday, October 1st! Join us starting at 4pm and bring your 3DS, because we’re hosting a casual Multi-player Meetup! There’s even a chill out spot for people who aren’t participating in AON’s ongoing tournaments.
So come out, make some new gamer friends while playing multi-player 3DS games, and support a local business too! Join our SPLI Facebook Group to get in on the Nintendo conversation, and learn more about the event by checking out the official SPLI at AONGaming Event Page!
Here at SPLI, we hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with friends, family and StreetPasses! To celebrate National StreetPass weekend and share the exclusive Eon Ticket DLC for Pokemon ORAS, SPLI organized a little meetup at McDonald’s in New Hyde Park on 11/30.
We had a great turnout, with many new faces joining us to get StreetPasses and Eon Tickets for their Pokemon games. Many SPLI members were excited about the location because this event was held at the “McMansion”, which is the fanciest McDonald’s on Long Island! We were permitted to use the private upstairs area for the event, and it was awesome despite being intended for kids birthday parties. Some members traveled from as far as NYC and Suffolk County to attend the event!
We battled Pokemon, sought out Super Secret Bases, some members even “Settled it in Smash”, and of course we splurged on greasy french fries! It was a lot of fun and we are so THANKFUL (get it?) to have enjoyed a SPLI event with so many enthusiastic members during National StreetPass Weekend! Thanks to everyone who joined us for Eon Ticket StreetPass Day!
Last November, StreetPass Long Island hosted the first Legend of Zelda Archery Competition event in Queens, NY. The event was so popular, everyone asked if we could do it again… so now we are proud to announce the Legend of Zelda Archery Competition – Second Quest! This year, we are going to learn to shoot the long bow at C&B Archery in Hicksville, NY. LoZ Cosplay is encouraged, so wear your best Link or Zelda costume and we’ll take some awesome group photos!
Last week was AWESOME for StreetPass Long Island members! We were treated to not one, but TWO Smash Bros. demo events at Best Buy in Valley Stream. Long Island’s NoA rep Derek was hosting the event, which allowed Long Islanders to be some of the first to get their hands on the new Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS versions!
The response from fans was HUGE, and the line was so long it wrapped around the store! Kudos to everyone who braved the heat on this crazy line!
The first event was held on Wednesday, June 11th in the afternoon/evening. The response was huge, and we were all thankful that there was a second demo event on Saturday, June 14th! The Saturday event was even BIGGER, and the CROSSFIRE Smash Tournaments Team (#TeamXFIRE) even brought in their staff to do live commentary of each round!
Awesome news for all you Smash Bros. fans out there! Nintendo has officially announced several demo events for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games!
Smashers can demo the new Smash Bros. games at Nintendo World Store in NYC, but if you’re a Long Islander, you’ll be happy to know that there are separate events just for us! Visit the Best Buy in Valley Stream for Nintendo Smash Fest and be the first to play these awesome new games. NoA’s most awesome rep Derek will be hosting the events, so come out and say hi!
Be sure to bring your A-game though, because world-class players from CROSSFIRE Smash Tournaments are going to be there too! Everyone wants to get their hands on this game and we are expecting a big crowd! The 3DS version is due out this summer, so get ready to get SMASHED with SPLI!
Want to join SPLI at Smash Fest at Best Buy? Check out our event pages on Facebook for all of the details. There are two events: