AVA began its journey in 2017, originally as an in-house tournament in BC’s lower mainland, aiming to bridge the gap in competition experience for its participants. The submission-only round-robin format quickly resonated with the community, gaining traction shortly thereafter. Following community feedback, the EBI Overtime ruleset was seamlessly integrated.
Today, AVA distinguishes itself not only with its unique ruleset but also through its seasonal points system that determines rankings. This includes a season finale and a Pro Show. Its influence has expanded beyond local boundaries, with events now hosted in Victoria, BC, and Cochrane, AB.