This year’s October NAVA happened to fall on the same day as Halloween and it was one of the best NAVAs ever! The store was spookier than ever before! Skeletons ran rampant through our shelves. We had monster Movies playing on the big screen above the island in the front, and Halloween kids specials in the back. Even one of Digital Press’ first employees Jenn came all the way from California just to be here!
This was our first Melee tournament in over 3 years, and we had a modest turn out. Good times were had and cash prizes were given. The this month's tournament Cameron "Deaz" took third, Thomas I. took second and JSkeev won first place! Due to the abundant demand for CRT TVs for this tournament we had to dig up our old Commodore 64 monitors for everyone to play on.
This month we prepared all NAVA goers for back to school month by puzzleing their puzzlers. We had Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Puyo Puyo & Tetris. Our Dr.Mario+Tetris Mix Match Mode tournament was won by Christian T who also won the arcade challenge which was Puyo Puyo 2; making Christian T the NAVA Grand Puzzle Champion!
Had our second Super Smash Bros. for WiiU tournament, it was even better than our first one and our next one will be even better still! This time the tournament was over before midnight. Our victors were declared and our champion from the first tournament Kintuse took third this time, Luis T. took second and Angel ” C. took first place! As for the Amiibo tournament it went much longer than last time, but in the end Septar III won!
This month we went on a figurative Road Trip, NAVA style! With rockets, explosions and rocket launchers! We had a Super Sprint arcade challenge; which Aristotle won, on our Driving MAME Cabinet and a Rocket League tournament; which Frankie won!
We had a pretty good turn out for our Ultra Street Fighter IV tournament. We did delay the tournament an hour because many contestants were calling in stating they were stuck in traffic due to multiple accidents on multiple highways in the area. Never the less the show must go on!
Last month we left out a suggestion box for NAVA goers to suggest what we would have at the next NAVA. The most popular Arcade challenge was Galaga and the most popular tournament suggestion was Street Fighter.
We had a much lighter turn out for Mario Kart 8 than we did for Smash last month, but it was still a good time. Lots of fun and cash prizes were had. We set up consoles at opening this time and we had people playing Mario Kart for hours before the tournament even started.
This month we escaped the heat by burrowing underground. We played such games as Mr. Driller, Dig Dug and H.E.R.O. The winner of our Mr. Driller competition, Christian, won himself a 3 day pass to Too Many Games, which at the time was on day 2
This tournament marked the return of our monthly tournaments; Friday Night Fisticuffs! We had a much larger turn out than originally anticipated; over one hundred participants! The night was long and rules had to be changed to account for the sheer mass of participants.