WWE, IFPA and STERN team up for new tournament series
Looks like this new tournament series will be go way beyond the Launch Party style format we’ve all become used to for the last five years.
Stern Pinball has announced that they are teaming with WWE to sponsor a King of the Ring pinball tournament. They issued the following:
Stern Pinball Announces “King of the Ring” WWE® WrestleMania Pinball Tournament
World’s Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Machines Teams with WWE and the International Flipper Pinball Association to Sponsor Worldwide High-Score Tournament
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, today announced the “King of the Ring” high-score pinball tournament. The International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) will administer the high-score tournament, which will be played on the WWE WrestleMania Pro and LE pinball machines. The tournament is open to players around the world and will begin on July 1, 2015 and end on December 31, 2015.
Players can enter by participating in IFPA-sanctioned King of the Ring events:
* Authorized IFPA members will organize sanctioned tournament events.
* The IFPA will establish the tournament settings for the WWE WrestleMania Pro and LE games used in sanctioned tournament events.
* Authorized IFPA members will submit high scores from each sanctioned tournament event to the IFPA.
* IFPA sanctioned events will take place in commercial locations approved by the IFPA. In-home events will not qualify.
* Authorized IFPA members will post high scores and event photos on the King of the Ring Facebook page.
* All photos must be accompanied by the hashtags: #WWEpinball and #kingofthering and include the name, city and country of the location of the event.
* The player with the highest score will remain the King of the Ring until another player tops the score.
* The player with the highest score as of midnight Chicago-time on December 31, 2015, will claim the “King of the Ring” title, trophy, tickets to a WWE event, and $500 in cash.
* The top ten runner-ups will receive WWE pinball related prizes (signed translites, shirts, and more)