Crystal City Hotel to Host Angry Birds Tournament

by ARLnow.com June 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm 9,563 8 Comments

If you thought Angry Birds was a game that one only plays alone while killing time on the Metro, think again. A local hotel is turning the popular puzzle video game into a full-fledged, multi-day tournament.

The new Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Crystal City (2800 S. Potomac Avenue) will be hosting “Angry Hours” — a weekly series of live Angry Bird tournaments — every Thursday from July 14 to Aug. 25.

The tournament will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at SOCCi, the hotel’s modern Italian restaurant and bar. Players will compete for prizes including hotel stays, free dinners and an iPad. The tournament will also feature its own menu of signature cocktails, with names like “Mighty Eagle,” the “Rio” and the “Golden Egg.”

Registration for the tournament is free, but players must be at least 21 years of age. Call 703-413-1300 for more information.

  • TGEoA

    Someone should open a paintball shop down in CC. They could make a fortune off of the people wanting to shoot the conventioneers.

  • MiffedBird

    Will everyone be dressing up in bird costumes and killing green pigs via catapult???

    Something like this maybe? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejOB5LmVXM0

  • Cyrus

    The apocolypse is officially upon us

  • Michael H.

    It’s not a convention. It’s more like a weekly happy hour with video games. Though I don’t quite get the appeal of Angry Birds, I don’t mind this promotion. Better this than having another popular music awards ceremony with people brawling (like they did at the CC Hyatt earlier this year).

  • Roy

    This is definitely great news for Angry Birds fans in Virginia. Too bad we’re far from Arlington.

    Anyway, good luck to those who will compete!

  • CrystalMikey

    I’ll go ahead and slingshot myself over from northern CC to see what this is all about.

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