AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 Big Buck World Championship took over The Belmont in Austin, Texas on November 4th and 5 th. Players and fans were treated to a competition and party unrivaled in the arcade eSports industry! After an intense five months of qualifying it all came down to this: On Friday November 4th, reigning champ Sara Erlandson went out early leaving it to a nail biting showdown between Kylie Hodsdon and Melinda Van Hoomissen. Van Hoomissen needed two victories to break Hodsdon's advantage. Van Hoomissen narrowly won the first match but left nothing to chance in the second as she was crowned as the 2016 Big Buck Ladies Tournament Champion. Melinda Van Hoomissen took home $5,000 and the coveted Jugs of Destiny trophy. On Saturday November 5th, two former champions, Chris Fream (2012) and Trevor Gartner (2015), squared off for glory. Playing from the Reload Bracket, Fream needed to win twice if he wanted to hoist Pappy's Jug. Running away with the first match, Fream put the pressure on. But reigning champ, Gartner, came back to form leaving nothing to chance as he shot his way to victory in the second. Trevor Gartner walked away with over $20,000 in cash and prizes, the most bucks rewarded for first place in Big Buck history. Over 82,000 fans witnessed the World Champion take home the win on Twitch TV. With a prize pool of over $100,000, the largest prize pool to date, players left with money in their pockets and memories to last a lifetime. For full tournament results please visit http://www.bigbuckhd.comAbout Big Buck HD Big Buck HD is the first-ever 1080p high definition arcade video game and was created by Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix, developers of coin-operated interactive entertainment products. Big Buck HD offers enhanced graphics as well as new challenges, awards and tournaments. Big Buck HD arcade games feature online connectivity, allowing players to track scores and compete against players from across the country for cash prizes and can found in entertainment centers, restaurants and bars across the country.