A previous Stoned Gamer Champion is selected by the Stoned Gamer committee to become a BOSS. When a player is a BOSS, he/she must stay on the arcade for a total of 90 consecutive minutes. In that time-span, anyone can step up to the arcade and challenge the boss in the game of the year (currently Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition). If a person beats the boss, he/she qualifies for the Stoned Gamer Grand Finale. Only a total of four players can qualify in a BOSS BATTLE. If four players defeat the BOSS, the BOSS BATTLE ends. If a player is defeated during a BOSS BATTLE, he/she must go to the back of the line and may compete as much as they can within a 90-minute time-frame. In the unlikely chance that a BOSS goes undefeated in 90 minutes of gameplay, the BOSS immediately gets elevated to the Sweet Sixteen of the Grand Finale.
The monumental event went down in Camarillo, California on November 18th, and competition was intense.
In the end, Zzyzx did not go undefeated, but he did manage to get the most wins in any BOSS BATTLE in Stoned Gamer history. Check out the rundown.
Check out the recap video, crafted by Cynthia Vance.