Game Tournaments

The spirit of competition has always been high at PRGE and 2018 is no different.

Several groups have generously stepped up to operate tournaments throughout the weekend.



7th Annual Tetris World Championships


PRGE is pleased to host the annual Classic Tetris World Championships! Supporting assistance provided by:


The tournament will take place in Freeplay Arcade in our main show hall on both days of the Expo. It's open to the public and a modest entry fee (in addition to your paid Expo admission) allows you to make as many qualifying attempts as you are willing to wait in line for. Come try your hand against many of the cast of the award-winning video game documentary Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters, including Twin Galaxies record holders Harry Hong and Jonas Neubauer. Competitors travel to Portland from all over the world for this event!


Classic Tetris Tournament Schedule:


Saturday

* The purpose of Round Zero is to seed the 25-40 fight to make the bracket of 32 for Sunday.


Sunday

  • Classic Tetris (NES) Tournament early rounds w/announcer Arda Ocal
  • Round 1 - 10:30 AM - 12:00PM (16 matches)
  • Round 2 - 12:15PM - 1:15:PM (8 matches)
  • Break - 1:15PM - 1:45PM
  • Announcements - 1:45PM - 2:00PM
      Speakers include:
      • Vince Clemente
      • Adam Cornelius
      • Chris Tang
      • James Chen
  • Classic Tetris (NES) Tournament Top 8 w/announcers Chris Tang and James Chen
  • Round 3 - 2:00PM - 2:45PM (4 matches)
  • Round 4 - 3:00PM - 3:30 PM (2 matches)
  • Round 5 - 3:45PM - 4:30PM
  • Classic Tetris (NES) Award Presentation - 4:30PM

Please note: Additional time has been budgeted for all rounds of Sunday's tournament. If the tournament is ahead of schedule in the morning, the midday break will be longer to stick to the 2:00 PM start time for the top eight. The CTWC tournament may end sooner than 4:30 PM.


Video: 2016 Classic Tetris World Championship Finals



Visit TheCTWC.com for prize information, early registration and official rules.







PRGE Tournaments hosted by Epic Gaming


MARIO KART: DOUBLE DASH Tournament

Hosted by Epic Gaming & Sponsored by EON!

Mario Kart: Double Dash Tournament Hosted by Epic Gaming and sponsored by EON.
Mario Kart: Double Dash Tournament Hosted by Epic Gaming and sponsored by EON.

Epic Gaming will be hosting a Mario Kart: Double Dash, including pools and top cut brackets, featuring the GCHD by EON!

A PRGE 2019 Badge & the EON Gamecube HDMI Upscaler are up for grabs!

The tournament is free to enter, but spaces and time are limited so come by the Epic Gaming booth as early as possible to reserve your slot!

Some controllers will be on hand, but competitors are encouraged to bring their own controllers.


Friday - Mario Kart: Double Dash Pools

Tournament game: Mario Kart: Double Dash (Gamecube)
  • Where: At the Epic Gaming Arena & the Tournament Stage in the Retrocade
  • Type: Single Elimination Pools (Top Player Advances to the Top 16 Finals)
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: Pools: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday


Friday - Mario Kart: Double Dash Top Cut Finals

Tournament game: Mario Kart: Double Dash (Gamecube)
  • Where: At the Tournament Stage in the Retrocade
  • Type: Single Elimination
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday
  • Prizes:
    • 1st Prize - GCHD Upscaler & PRGE 2019 Badge





Atari 2600 Warlords Tournament

Hosted by Epic Gaming!

Atari 2600 Warlords Tournament Hosted by Epic Gaming.
Atari 2600 Warlords Tournament Hosted by Epic Gaming.

Another PRGE fan favorite gets its own tournament this year featuring the legendary four player free-for-all mode!

A PRGE 2019 Badge will be awarded to the victor!

The tournament is free to enter, but spaces and time are limited so come by the Epic Gaming booth as early as possible to reserve your slot!

PRGE has its own full Atari 2600 setup in-house so all you need to bring is yourself!


Friday - Warlords Pools

Tournament game: Warlords (Atari 2600)
  • Where: At the Tournament Stage in the Retrocade
  • Type: Single Elimination Pools (Top Player Advance to the Finals)
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: Pools: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM on Friday


Friday - Warlords Finals

Tournament game: Warlords (Atari 2600)
  • Where: At the Tournament Stage in the Retrocade
  • Type: Single Elimination
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday
  • Prizes:
    • 1st Prize - PRGE 2019 Badge





SUPER SMASH BROS MELEE TOURNAMENT

Hosted by Epic Gaming & Sponsored by EON!

Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament Hosted by Epic Gaming and sponsored by EON.
Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament Hosted by Epic Gaming and sponsored by EON.

Our friends at Epic Gaming will be hosting a Super Smash Bros Melee Tournament, including pools and top cut brackets, featuring the GCHD by EON!

$Over $800 Prize Purse!

Over $800 in cash prizes are on the line over the weekend. The tournament is free to enter, but pools will be capped so come by the Epic Gaming booth as early as possible to reserve your slot!

Some controllers will be on hand, but competitors are encouraged to bring their own controllers.


Friday & Saturday - Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament Pools

Tournament game: Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube)
  • Where: At the Epic Gaming Arena in the Retrocade
  • Type: Single Elimination Pools (Top Two Players from each pool will go into Top Cut Finals along with Smash at RCCC & Road to PRGE Finalists)
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: Pools: 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Friday) & 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Saturday)


Saturday - Super Smash Bros. Melee Top Cut Finals

Tournament game: Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube)
  • Where: At the Tournament Stage in the Retrocade
  • Type: Double Elimination
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Prizes:
    • 1st Prize - $500
    • 2nd Prize - $250
    • 3rd Prize - $75






SUPER STREET FIGHTER II: Turbo Tournament

Hosted by Epic Gaming, PDX Fighting Game Community and Battle Lounge!

Super Street Fighter II Tournament Hosted by Epic Gaming, PDX Fighting Game Community and Battle Lounge.
Super Street Fighter II Tournament Hosted by Epic Gaming, PDX Fighting Game Community and Battle Lounge.

Epic Gaming, the Portland Fighting Game Community, & Battle Lounge will be hosting a Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Tournament, including pools and top cut brackets.

Cash Prizes are on the line!

The tournament is free to enter, but spaces and time are limited so come by the Epic Gaming booth as early as possible to reserve your slot!

Some controllers will be on hand, but competitors are encouraged to bring their own controllers.


Sunday - Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Pools

Tournament game: Super Street Fighter II: Turbo (30th Anniversary PS4 Edition)
  • Where: At the Epic Gaming Arena in the Retrocade
  • Type: Single Elimination Pools (Top Two Players from each pool will go into Top Cut Finals along with Super Turbo at RCCC Finalists)
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: Pools: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Sunday


Sunday - Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Top Cut Finals

Tournament game: Super Street Fighter II: Turbo (30th Anniversary PS4 Edition)
  • Where: At the Tournament Stage in the Retrocade
  • Type: Double Elimination
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday
  • Prizes:
    • 1st Prize - $300
    • 2nd Prize - $150
    • 3rd Prize - $50





SEGA SATURN BOMBERMAN - 8 PLAYER Tournament

Hosted by Epic Gaming!

Sega Saturn Bomberman Tournament Hosted by Epic Gaming.
Sega Saturn Bomberman Tournament Hosted by Epic Gaming.

This PRGE fan favorite gets its own tournament this year featuring the legendary eight player free-for-all mode!

A PRGE 2019 Badge awaits the winner!

The tournament is free to enter, but spaces and time are limited so come by the Epic Gaming booth as early as possible to reserve your slot!

Some controllers will be on hand, but competitors are encouraged to bring their own controllers.


Sunday - Saturn Bomberman Pools

Tournament game: Saturn Bomberman (Sega Saturn)
  • Where: At the Tournament Stage in the Retrocade
  • Type: Single Elimination Pools (Top Two Players Advance to the Finals)
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: Pools: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Sunday


Sunday - Sunday - Saturn Bomberman Finals

Tournament game: Saturn Bomberman (Sega Saturn)
  • Where: At the Tournament Stage in the Retrocade
  • Type: Single Elimination
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Sunday
  • Prizes:
    • 1st Prize - PRGE 2019 Badge





Nintendo Age Tournaments

Nintendo Age
Nintendo Age Tournaments

PRGE is proud to partner with NintendoAge who will operating a series of console tournaments on Nintendo, Atari and Sega consoles at booth number 110.


Saturday NintendoAge Tournaments

Tournament game: 4th Annual Nintendo World Championships cart on NES

  • Where: At the Nintendo Age booth - Booth 110
  • Type: High score tournament
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: Tournament runs all day and attendees can play at their convenience. High scores will be tracked until 4:00 PM when the prizes will be awarded.
  • Prizes: Top three will automatically win a limited edition Wafflefoot RetroUSB NWC cartridge. First prize will win $100 cash. Winners must be present at the NintendoAge booth at 4:00 PM to collect their prize. If a winner is not present, the prize will go to the next highest score.

Tournament game: Dragster for Atari 2600

  • Where: At the Nintendo Age booth - Booth 110
  • Type: Best time tournament
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Rules: Each participant gets five runs. Their top time from the five runs is their final score. From this the top three participants with the fastest times get one final run and the top score wins.
  • Prizes: Top three players will automatically receive a limited edition Wafflefoot Dragster Game with a unique ROM file and label.


Sunday NintendoAge Tournament

Tournament game: Second annual "rock the rock": Sonic and Knuckles on Sega Genesis

  • Where: At the Nintendo Age booth - Booth 110
  • Type: Collect most rings in 2 minutes
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM with top 2 finals at 11:15 AM
  • Rules: Players have 2 minutes and 10 seconds to collect as many coins as possible. You can choose either Sonic or Knuckles. There is no limit to how many times a player can play to qualify so long as there is no line. At 11:15 a head to head tournament between the top two players will commence.
  • Prizes: Winner will receive a limited edition Sonic and Knuckles PRGE cartridge and 25,000 pennies ($250) since we cannot give away $25,000 like Sega did. Second place will receive a limited edition Sonic and Knuckles PRGE cartridge.





Cheerful Ghost Tournaments

Cheerful Ghost
Cheerful Ghost Tournaments

PRGE is proud to partner with Cheerful Ghost who will operating a series of console tournaments on NES and SNES consoles at booth number 619.


Saturday Cheerful Ghost Tournaments

Tournament game: Super Mario Bros. on NES

  • Where: At the Cheerful Ghost booth - Booth 619
  • Type: Speed run to Bowser's axe on World 1-4
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday
  • Prize: Delicious Super Mario Cereal!

Tournament game: Mario Paint for SNES

  • Where: At the Cheerful Ghost booth - Booth 619
  • Type: Highest level & Lowest Score in 3 lives
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday
  • Prize: More delicious Super Mario Cereal!


Sunday Cheerful Ghost Tournaments

Tournament game: F-Zero on SNES

  • Where: At the Cheerful Ghost booth - Booth 619
  • Type: Fastest time on F-Zero Knight League / Mute City
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Sunday
  • Prize: Even more delicious Super Mario Cereal!

Tournament game: Wild Gunman for NES

  • Where: At the Cheerful Ghost booth - Booth 619
  • Type: Highest score in Gang Mode with one life
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Prize: Good grief, so much Super Mario Cereal!