Inaugural Shacknews World Championship at E3 2018 to Feature $50,000 Prize Pool

128 gamers will descend on the Shacknews Battle Arena at E3 2018 to do it for Shacknews. Do you have what it takes to be a Shack Champion?

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Shacknews has been around for 22 years and one thing that is ingrained deep in our DNA is the spirit of competition. Our Chatty community has held countless gaming events over the years which we now call Shackbattles. Today, I am announcing the mother of all Shackbattles. The Shacknews World Championship will take place on the Wednesday and Thursday of E3 2018. 128 gamers will descend on the Shacknews Battle Arena at our E3 booth and fight for the title of Shacknews World Champion and a piece of that $50,000 prize pool.

Are you a bad enough gamer to do it for Shacknews?

This event will serve as the first-ever Shacknews esports event as well as the announcement of our brand new Shack Champions League. Shack Champions League events are limited to folks over the age of thirty, but the Shacknews World Championship will be open to gamers of all ages. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming Shack Champions League events.

Folks interested in signing up for the Shacknews World Championship need to stop by the Shacknews E3 Booth (#5434) in West Hall and sign up at our registration desk. We will be announcing the games in the coming days so our competitors can prepare to do it for Shacknews on a level never seen before. This esports tournament is only open to people who will be in attendance at E3 2018. 

Third place in the tournament will receive $5,000, second place will receive $15,000, and our Shacknews World Champion will walk out of E3 2018 with $30,000. Are you a bad enough gamer to do it for Shacknews? Stop by our booth in West Hall on Tuesday June 12, 2018 to sign up.

Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

From The Chatty

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      May 30, 2018 2:33 PM

      Damn, now I wish I could have gone.

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      May 30, 2018 2:35 PM

      what the fuck

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      May 30, 2018 2:36 PM

      So, what will be played?

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        May 30, 2018 2:37 PM

        Will announce the games in the coming days.

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          May 30, 2018 2:54 PM

          Even better: don't announce any of the games. Surprise skillcheck for everybody!

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            May 30, 2018 3:05 PM

            Doom2 on 386s, no mouse, and it isn't installed. The first challenge is getting it installed and connecting to the host.

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              May 30, 2018 4:05 PM

              i so fucking got that locked up

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              May 30, 2018 4:14 PM

              Oh snap, I would totally win ... the first challenge. :P
              True story: my full-time Net+/A+ training class (back in '99) started with a room full of 'dead' hardware. We all had to set up our own PCs, install DOS 6.0 and get the PC on the network. Unlike most students, I brought some tools and discs along (just in case :D). So anyway, we all get started...

              ...

              About 20 minutes later, Phil (my instructor) looks up from his desk, scans the room to see that most folks are just finishing up and trying to get connected to the network. His eyes pause as he notices me happily clicking away about halfway back in the room. "Umm, M-----? What are you doing back there?"


              "... playin' Quake."


              "Oh! Well, carry on then." :D

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                May 30, 2018 8:08 PM

                Haha that's awesome! Quake would probably be more appropriate, but I thought of Doom2 because of the extra age and thus extra challenge in networking. Also the fact that you can easily argue it was designed with the mouse as being entirely optional and thus should be played without one.

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              May 30, 2018 6:17 PM

              Oh hell that would be awesome. Here's a bunch of floppys and a computer with only DOS. First to reach the end of level 1 wins.

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              May 30, 2018 8:53 PM

              Trackballs. Trackballs as far as the eye can see.

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            May 30, 2018 3:13 PM

            I'm good at them all. I got 97 of them.

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            May 30, 2018 3:26 PM

            obviously shack has the reveal of the next 2D mario game

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        May 30, 2018 2:42 PM

        hide the salami

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        May 30, 2018 3:14 PM

        Fortnite and PUBG

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        May 30, 2018 3:22 PM

        Strip Poker, Cleveland Steamer

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        May 30, 2018 6:02 PM

        gaming triathlon: fps, fighting game, and ____ ?

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          May 30, 2018 7:39 PM

          Civ IV, marathon huge map

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            May 30, 2018 11:34 PM

            nah, that gets played simultaneously with the other games.

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        May 30, 2018 6:23 PM

        Top ten list crowdsourcing.

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        May 30, 2018 7:06 PM

        Something involving your genitals!!

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        May 31, 2018 4:55 AM

        Super Mario bros 3.

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      May 30, 2018 2:40 PM

      This is not the greatest league in the world.

      No, this is just a tribute.

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      May 30, 2018 2:43 PM

      Shacknews goes full Esports, I'll allow it.

      Cant wait to hear more, keep it up guys!

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      May 30, 2018 2:50 PM

      Shack Champions League events are limited to folks over the age of thirty POGGERS. I have a chance!

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      May 30, 2018 2:51 PM

      Wow this brings me joy.
      Good luck!

      I was pitching esports to Gamefly when they owned Shack and SC2 was in beta but nooooooo!

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      May 30, 2018 2:53 PM

      Awesome :D

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      May 30, 2018 2:54 PM

      DO IT FOR SHACKNEWS!

      This is goddamn exciting.

      Also: Fuck fuck fuck how much are tickets to e3?

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      May 30, 2018 2:55 PM

      I'm going to do it all over shack news.

      Might even fight some green badges.

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      May 30, 2018 2:57 PM

      Just curious, why the 30+ age limit on Shack Champions League events?

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        May 30, 2018 2:58 PM

        Also, wtf is at ShackES.com now?

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        May 30, 2018 3:02 PM

        Because the youngins be having them thar peak reflexes and what not.

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        May 30, 2018 3:32 PM

        http://chattypics.com/files/iPhoneUpload_aosqzozhdg.jpg

        I used to be great at Quake and many multiplayer FPS games on PC, but esports players peak by their early to mid 20s. Some are 15-18 in their prime. There is a whole generation of gamers out there who are pretty damn good, but maybe they don’t have the time to practice or the reflexes of these younger competitors. Much like the PGA Tour, I believe that esports deserves a similar tier for elderly competitors. Elderly in the gaming world means over 30. lol :)

        Shack Champions League events will be elaborate Shackbattles with old school games and old school players.

        We are going to be doing these events across the United States this year, but the story today is about our Shacknews World Championship.

        I will have a lot more information about our Shack Champions League events going forward, and I hope many Shackers will be able to participate.

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      May 30, 2018 3:09 PM

      cool! who is on the mic?

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      May 30, 2018 3:12 PM

      Damn, that's nice. Good jab shack overlord.

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      May 30, 2018 3:12 PM

      I AM THE BEST AT SHACKNEWS

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      May 30, 2018 3:14 PM

      Is anyone from the Chatty actually going to be participating in this?

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      May 30, 2018 3:20 PM

      What's required for a nobody to get into E3 these days?

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      May 30, 2018 3:23 PM

      Bring back shackes.com

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      May 30, 2018 3:28 PM

      that's pretty cool. kind of last minute announcement though.

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      May 30, 2018 3:32 PM

      whoa.

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      May 30, 2018 3:43 PM

      you crazy bastard

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      May 30, 2018 3:48 PM

      Fuck. Would have totally headed out for this but got Vegas plans. :(

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      May 30, 2018 3:57 PM

      Holy shit, dreams really do come true.

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      May 30, 2018 3:57 PM

      As long as it's not Fortnite or Pubg this award is mine!

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      May 30, 2018 4:06 PM

      I FIGURED IT OUT
      the game is going to be NCAA 2014. to win any money you have to beat Asif's Michigan Wolverines

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        May 30, 2018 4:26 PM

        I believe that's Asif's Michigan Bizarro Wolverines

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        May 30, 2018 4:38 PM

        Protip: He always goes for two.

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          May 30, 2018 5:00 PM

          Coach DivX is THE MAN.

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            May 30, 2018 5:01 PM

            I'm not just saying that to get more playing time, either. I'll get right on that yardwork, sir.

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      May 30, 2018 4:16 PM

      Nice

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      May 30, 2018 4:24 PM

      this sounds like a blast! i would've tried to make it if i had known about it earlier. i hope it's great!

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      May 30, 2018 5:44 PM

      It's amazing what you can accomplish when TrapNSuit gets out of the way.

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      May 30, 2018 5:50 PM

      Oh man I am so jealous of the people going to e3 now.

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      May 30, 2018 5:53 PM

      ASIF KHAN, sir, pls bring back ShackES

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      May 30, 2018 6:00 PM

      Oh hey, this is announced on the 4 year anniversary of Asif coming out from behind the scenes of taking over Shacknews.

      I never got my shacknews branded fedora :(

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      May 30, 2018 6:10 PM

      i gotta find a way to get to E3 again

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      May 30, 2018 6:32 PM

      Niiiiiicccceeeeeee

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      May 30, 2018 6:50 PM

      If there ever is a mk2 arcade championship I would dominate the dojo!

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      May 30, 2018 6:57 PM

      Would be neat if half the winnings went to charity somehow.

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      May 30, 2018 7:36 PM

      Daammnnn. Nice!!!

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      May 30, 2018 7:48 PM

      Orly?

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        May 30, 2018 7:50 PM

        Can you make it? :)

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          May 30, 2018 8:10 PM

          Sadly no. I had considered going to E3 this year but just booked 2 weeks in Italy instead.

          Still, looking forward to an over 30 league just in general.

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            May 30, 2018 8:17 PM

            When are you going to Italy? I’ll be there in late July! Do we have any Italian shackers?

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              May 30, 2018 8:46 PM

              Early September. Best part is that I can write a huge part of it off because I'm visiting some winery's that I do business with.

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                May 30, 2018 8:48 PM

                I do business with wineries all the time... I give them money and they give me wine. :)

                Any good barolos or nebiolos?

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                  May 30, 2018 8:57 PM

                  We carry Corino Barolo which I really enjoy though it's a bit pricey.

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            May 30, 2018 11:52 PM

            Nice! Which part of Italy?

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      May 30, 2018 8:05 PM

      Wow that's awesome.

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      May 30, 2018 8:12 PM

      Very cool.

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      May 30, 2018 8:59 PM

      games featured:

      Super Mario Bros. 3
      Super Mario Bros. 2
      Double Dragon
      Ninja Gaiden
      Rad Racer
      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
      Mega Man 2
      R.C. Pro-Am
      F-1 Dream
      Contra
      Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
      China Gate

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        May 30, 2018 11:05 PM

        Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - the water level.

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          May 31, 2018 4:45 AM

          every time you die they make you stay up an extra hour after 9PM

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        May 31, 2018 5:11 AM

        + Battletoads

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      May 31, 2018 6:11 AM

      this is badass. old fogey MLG here we come chatty!

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      May 31, 2018 8:24 AM

      im not going to win but i will compete