Has it already been 12 years? It’s hard to believe, but the answer is yes, as one of the biggest events in arcade gaming took place this weekend, with new titles and fatter wallets than before. The event in question was the Big Buck Hunter World Championships XII that took place over the course of two days in Las Vegas.
We’ve covered the Championships almost since their inception (seems I missed the first one in 2007, which is the first year that the site here really started to turn into what it is today) back in 2008, and they certainly made a journey from humble beginnings to what they are now, with pomp surrounding much larger prize pools. I believe that every person who competed walked away with some cash, although it was the winners who get to boast the most from their efforts. Per usual, there were two tournaments: the Ladies Tournament then the World Championship (the latter of which both men & women compete in). Here are your winners:

In case you missed all of the action, streams from the event were posted to YouTube, so you can catch up here:
Ladies Tourney:

Main Event:

And of course, there was the new Big Buck Hunter that was announced on Saturday to join the fray, Big Buck Hunter Reloaded:

And last but not least, here’s the official press release from Play Mechanix about the event, filling you in on all of the details in case you don’t have time to watch all of the streams:
2019 Big Buck World Champions Crowned at eSports Arena Las Vegas!
(Glen Ellyn, IL. October 15th, 2019) – ​After making its intentions known in 2018, Big Buck Hunter returned to HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas once more in 2019 to solidify its status as the world’s #1 arcade Esport!
It all began