Guitar Hero Tournament!
It’s a rare occurrence when a librarian says, “Crank up the volume and rock on,” but that is essentially what happened at the Ewald branch library one afternoon.
About 12 youthful gamers competed in the Grosse Pointe Public Library’s Guitar Hero tournament held Saturday, March 8.
This is the second time the library has hosted a gaming competition. The first gaming night was a Halo tourney held in January.
The library is conducting the games as a way to attract teenagers into the library, said tournament organizer and Ewald youth services librarian, Michelle Kaczmarek.
Guitar Hero is a series of music video games created by Red Octane and Activision. The format uses a guitar-shaped contour to simulate the playing of rock music, represented on-screen by colored notes that correspond to fret buttons on the controller.
The tournament’s 12 participants were divided into two groups based on the skill level they indicated on their applications. Six competed as beginners and six as experts.
The March 8 Guitar Hero tournament held at the Grosse Pointe Public Library’s Ewald branch attracted both boys and girls. Photos by Michelle Kaczmarek
For the first round, the competitors were able to pick out a song of their choice.
The top three scorers advanced to the second and final round. To keep the playing field level, the finalists played the same song which Kaczmarek selected.
The winners of the beginner’s group were Jason McWhorter in first place, Richard Johnson in second and Kartik Sharma in third.
Vincent Kneiser took first place and Connor Murphy took second in the experts level.
The winners took home various prizes including cash, gift cards to Game Stop and a Guitar Hero T-shirt.
Shared by GPMA Staff