PRGE Game Tournaments for 2019

What's New For 2019?

PRGE 2019 Tournament Locations
PRGE tournaments take place in rooms E145-E146 and on the tournament main stage in Hall E.

  • The Classic Tetris World Championship has expanded, moving from the arcade to it's own room (D137-D140) and adding an additional day.
  • Gaming tournaments have their own space in rooms E145-E146, hosted by Epic Gaming! Includes network gameplay on Mario Kart Double Dash on Gamecube and 10-player Steel Battalion with real mech controllers!
  • All tournament finals will be played on our new main stage located in the arcade and streamed in realtime to the Epic Gaming Twitch channel. Schedule is below.


Tournaments at PRGE:



PRGE Tournaments hosted by Epic Gaming



Retro-a-thon Time Attack Block (featuring the Game Boy)

Nintendo Gameboy
Nintendo Gameboy 30th Anniversary 1989 - 2019

  • When: Friday - 12:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Where: Main Tournament Stage in Hall E

Join us as we kick off PRGE 2019 with a series of select titles from the Game Boy on its 30th Anniversary! Ports of Mario, Zelda, and Final Fantasy often found their way into byte sized renditions on this iconic handheld and so we are sharing a cavalcade of nostalgia-inducing time attack runs.

This tournament requires competitors to be pre-qualified prior to PRGE and given a time slot where they will perform their speed run attempt for all to watch. If you would like to attempt a Gameboy speedrun at PRGE, please submit a quick introduction and link to a completed run to tj@retrogamingexpo.com for review.



Saturn Bomberman 10-Player Hotseat Challenge

Sega Saturn Bomberman
10-Player Saturn Bomberman at PRGE!

  • When: Friday - 4:30PM - 6:30PM
  • Where: Main Tournament Stage in Hall E

PRGE mainstay Saturn Bomberman makes a return to the tournament stage with a refreshing twist: After each round, every player that doesn't have a point on the board gives up their seat and gets back in line to try again! After 60 minutes, the qualifying doors close and the final 10 will battle to a best of 3 to see who will reign champion of PRGE 2019!



Atari 2600 Warlords 4 Player King of the Mountain

Atari Warlords
Compete on the O.G. of multiplayer video gaming!

  • When: Friday - 6:30PM - 7:30PM
  • Where: Main Tournament Stage in Hall E

Last year we brought the grandaddy of multiplayer mayhem, Warlords for the Atari 2600, to the tournament stage with a straightforward first to 9 tournament. This time we are going to up the ante, with 4 qualifying games simultaneously going on-stage, leading to a final that is sure to show the limits of the classic paddle controller.



Steel Battalion on Original Xbox

Steel Batallion
Steel Battalion multi-player mech battle experience at PRGE!

10-Player Qualifiers

  • Where: Epic Gaming Competitive Arena, E145-E146
  • First Session: Friday - 5:30PM - 6:30PM
  • Second Session: Friday - 7:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Third Session: Friday - 8:30PM - 9:30PM

10-Player Finale

  • Where: Main Tournament Stage in Hall E
  • When: Saturday - 10:30AM - 12:30PM

Steel Battalion for the original XBox stands the test of time as one of the most over-the-top titles in the history of console gaming. Where else can you play 10-player head-to-head arena combat with a one-of-a-kind super controller that brings the feel of driving an actual tank to your living room? Now ask yourself, what about 10 tanks, at the same time, on the same stage, with the audience watching every commander fight to the finish! Join us for a once in a lifetime event where a full game of Steel Battalion will be witnessed from the first shot fired to the final tank standing. Will you be that champion?



Night Warriors: Vampire Savior on Playstation 3

Night Warriors: Vampire Savior
Night Warriors: Vampire Savior

Qualifiers

  • Where: Epic Gaming Competitive Arena, E145-E146
  • First Session: Friday - 5:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Second Session: Friday - 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Top Cut Finals

  • Where: Main Tournament Stage in Hall E
  • When: Friday - 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Capcom halloween horror inspired arcade fighter Vampire Savior is a cult classic that brings together practice rewarded technical difficulty with bright, detailed, sprite work. Watch Mummies, vampires, werewolves, oni, and a host of other baddies duke it out with a strong dash of tongue and cheek humor.



Mario Kart: Double Dash on Gamecube

Mario Kart Double Dash
Mario Kart Double Dash Network Tournament Play at PRGE!

16-Player Qualifiers

  • Where: Epic Gaming Competitive Arena, E145-E146
  • First Session: Saturday - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Second Session: Saturday - 11:30AM - 12:30PM
  • Third Session: Saturday - 1:00PM - 2:00PM
  • Fourth Session: Saturday - 2:30PM - 3:30PM

16-Player Top Cut Finals

  • Where: Main Tournament Stage in Hall E
  • When: Saturday - 3:30PM - 5:00PM

Debuting last year, 16-Player Mario Kart Double Dash for the Nintendo Gamecube returns to the stage with bigger and better coverage for you to enjoy! Using the network adapter attachment and some technical wizardry, 8 teams of 2 players will race to the finish live on stage to see who is PRGE 2019's Kart Racing Champion!



Street Fighter III: Third Strike on Playstation 4

Street Fighter III: Third Strike
Street Fighter III: Third Strike

Qualifiers

  • Where: Epic Gaming Competitive Arena, E145-E146
  • First Session: Saturday - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Second Session: Saturday - 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Top Cut Finals

  • Where: Main Tournament Stage in Hall E
  • When: Saturday - 1:00PM - 3:00PM

While not as well known as other entries in the Street Fighter series, Street Fighter III has, in recent years, gained some popularity as a decidedly different approach to the traditional 2D fighter; mixing a cast of characters between old mainstays like Ryu and Chun-Li with a new generation of fighters, all in a well presented sprite driven experience.



Super Smash Bros. Melee on Gamecube

Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Melee

Qualifiers

  • Where: Epic Gaming Competitive Arena, E145-E146
  • First Session: Saturday - 10:30AM - 11:30AM
  • Second Session: Saturday - 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Third Session: Saturday - 1:30PM - 2:30PM
  • Fourth Session: Saturday - 3:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Fifth Session: Saturday - 4:30PM - 5:30PM
  • Sixth Session: Saturday - 6:00PM - 7:00PM
  • Seventh Session: Saturday - 7:30PM - 8:30PM
  • Eighth Session: Saturday - 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Top 32 Finals

  • Where: Main Tournament Stage in Hall E
  • When: Sunday - 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Despite being nearly two decades old, the second entry into the Super Smash Brothers series still has a massive international eSports tournament community powerful players hailing from all over the globe to wave dash, shine, and edgeguard their way to victory. Notable figures from the competitive Melee scene will pit themselves again hidden bosses lurking in attendance at PRGE through arena qualifiers leading to a stacked Top 32 that will be sure to be loaded with clippable moments and "you had to be there" memories.



Super Street Fighter II: Turbo on Playstation 4

Super Street Fighter II: Turbo
Super Street Fighter II: Turbo

Qualifiers

  • Where: Epic Gaming Competitive Arena, E145-E146
  • First Session: Saturday - 1:00PM - 2:00PM
  • Second Session: Saturday - 2:30PM - 3:30PM
  • Third Session: Saturday - 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Top Cut Finals

  • Where: Main Tournament Stage in Hall E
  • When: Saturday - 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, the apex version of the 2d fighter that arguably created the entire fighting game genre returns, to PRGE this year with everything on the line. Last year brought out veteran fighters that reaffirmed their dominance on the field. However, will these legendary champions again take the podium or will new faces challenge and win their titles?



Super Puzzle Fighter II: Turbo on Playstation 3

Super Puzzle Fighter II: Turbo
Super Puzzle Fighter II: Turbo

Qualifiers

  • Where: Epic Gaming Competitive Arena, E145-E146
  • First Session: Saturday - 5:30PM - 6:30PM
  • Second Session: Saturday - 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Top Cut Finals

  • Where: Main Tournament Stage in Hall E
  • When: Saturday - 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Rounding out our tournament offerings for PRGE 2019, we bring you the Capcom arcade puzzle/fighting hybrid Super Puzzle Fighter II: Turbo, featuring none other than your favorite Street Fighters shrunk down to a Super-Deformed Chibi size!? Rebalanced to make Ryu playable and Akuma less obnoxious, the Turbo version provides a definitive experience that will bring lots of laughs along the way.




Tournament Schedules By Location:

Tournament Stage in Hall E:


  • Friday - 12:00PM - Retro-a-thon Time Attack Block
  • Friday - 4:30PM - Saturn Bomberman 10-Player Free-for-All
  • Friday - 6:30PM - Warlords 4-Player Free-For-All
  • Friday- 8:00PM - Vampire Savior Top Cut Finals

  • Saturday - 10:30AM - Steel Batallion 10-Player Super Tournament
  • Saturday - 1:00PM - Street Fighter 3rd Strike Top Cut
  • Saturday - 3:30PM - Mario Kart: Double Dash Top Cut Finals
  • Saturday - 5:30PM - Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Top Cut Finals
  • Saturday - 8:00PM - Puzzle Fighter Top Cut Finals

  • Sunday - 11:00AM - Super Smash Bros. Melee Top Cut Finals


Epic Gaming Arena Qualifiers - Rooms E145-E146:


  • Friday - 5:00PM - 10:00PM - Freeplay of All Tournament Games

  • Friday - 5:00PM - Vampire Savior Pool #1
  • Friday - 5:30PM - Steel Battalion Pool #1
  • Friday - 6:30PM - Vampire Savior Pool #2
  • Friday - 7:00PM - Steel Battalion Pool #2
  • Friday - 8:30PM - Steel Battalion Pool #3

  • Saturday - 10:00AM - 10:00PM - Freeplay of All Tournament Games

  • Saturday - 10:00AM - Street Fighter 3rd Strike Pool #1
  • Saturday - 10:00AM - Mario Kart Double Dash Pool #1
  • Saturday - 10:30AM - Super Smash Bros. Melee Pool #1
  • Saturday - 11:30AM - Street Fighter 3rd Strike Pool #2
  • Saturday - 11:30PM - Mario Kart Double Dash Pool #2
  • Saturday - 12:00PM - Super Smash Bros. Melee Pool #2
  • Saturday - 1:00PM - Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Pool #1
  • Saturday - 1:00PM - Mario Kart Double Dash Pool #3
  • Saturday - 1:30PM - Super Smash Bros. Melee Pool #3
  • Saturday - 2:30PM - Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Pool #2
  • Saturday - 2:30PM - Mario Kart Double Dash Pool #4
  • Saturday - 3:00PM - Super Smash Bros. Melee Pool #4
  • Saturday - 4:00PM - Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Pool #3
  • Saturday - 4:30PM - Super Smash Bros. Melee Pool #5
  • Saturday - 5:30PM - Super Puzzle Fighter II: Turbo Pool #1
  • Saturday - 6:00PM - Super Smash Bros. Melee Pool #6
  • Saturday - 7:00PM - Super Puzzle Fighter II: Turbo Pool #2
  • Saturday - 7:30PM - Super Smash Bros. Melee Pool #7
  • Saturday - 9:00PM - Super Smash Bros. Melee Pool #8

  • Sunday - 10:00AM - 5:00PM - Freeplay of all Tournament Games





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 their booth.

From Cheerful Ghost: To celebrate the release of Tale of the White Wyvern our all new free text based, high fantasy, sword and magic adventure mini-MMO we are bringing back four of our most popular classic NES and SNES game tournaments!


Super Mario Brothers 3 - Tournament

  • System: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
  • When: Saturday: 9am - 12:00pm
  • Type: Speedrun to the first Toad House
  • Prize: Star Wars gift pack + Cheerful Ghost 2019 swag pack!

F-Zero - Tournament

  • System: Super Nintendo (SNES)
  • When: Saturday: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Type: Fastest time on Knight League / Mute City
  • Prize: Star Wars gift pack + Cheerful Ghost 2019 swag pack!

Super Mario Bros. - Tournament

  • System: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
  • When: Sunday: 9am - 12:00pm
  • Type: Speedrun to Bowser's axe on World 1-4
  • Prize: Star Wars gift pack + Cheerful Ghost 2019 swag pack!

Dr. Mario - Tournament

  • System: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
  • When: Sunday: 2:00 pm - 4:00pm
  • Type: Highest score on level 5 medium
  • Prize: Star Wars gift pack + Cheerful Ghost 2019 swag pack!