Game Tournaments

The spirit of competition has always been high at PRGE and we're excited to announce that we'll have more gaming competitions than ever before in 2016. Several groups have generously stepped up to operate tournaments throughout the weekend.

2016 Classic Tetris World Championship

6th Annual Tetris World Championships

PRGE is please to announce the sixth annual 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.

Classic Tetris Tournament Schedule:


  • Classic Tetris (NES) Qualifying - 10AM - 5PM
  • Tetris Ultimate (PS4) Qualifying - 10AM - 2PM
  • Tetris Ultimate (PS4) Tournament - 3PM - 4:30PM
  • Tetris Ultimate (PS4) Award Presentation - 4:30PM


  • Classic Tetris (NES) Tournament early rounds w/announcer Adam Cornelius
  • 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
  • Classic Tetris (NES) Tournament Top 8 w/announcer Chris Tang
  • 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

Video: What it's like to be a Tetris Master

Visit for prize information, early registration and official rules.

Nintendo Age Tournaments

Nintendo Age
Nintendo Age Tournaments

PRGE is proud to partner with NintendoAge who will be managing some of our 2016 console tournaments. We are grateful to Nintendo Age for their support - we couldn't do it without you!

Saturday NintendoAge Tournament

Tournament game: Nintendo World Championships cart on NES
  • Where: At the Nintendo Age booth
  • Type: High score tournament
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: Qualifier 1: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Quaifier 2: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • 1st 2nd and 3rd place receives special customer NWC tournament cartridge used in the competition.

Sunday NintendoAge Tournament

Tournament game: Activision Decathalon on Atari 2600
  • Where: At the Nintendo Age booth
  • Type: High score tournament
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Sunday

PRGE Tournaments

Portland Retro Gaming Expo
Portland Retro Gaming Expo Tournaments

Where: Portland Retro Gaming Expo Freeplay arcade

Day / Time Game Details
Saturday at 12:00pm Mario Kart Double Dash (GameCube) All entrants will be randomly paired. 16 players (8 karts) will race on a random match. Depending on the number of entrants will determine how many players will move on. It will end with a final showdown being the winning pair to determine first place.
Saturday at 4:00 PM Pacman Vs. (GameCube) Play in sets of 4 highest score moves on. Number of rounds will be determined by number of entrants.
Sunday at 12:00 PM Warlords (Atari 2600) Play in sets of 4 last one standing moves on. Number of rounds will be determined by number of entrants.
Sunday at 2:00 PM Original Halo (Xbox) Teams will be randomly assigned. Size of teams (Max 8) will be determined by the number of entrants. Each winning team will then be randomly divided in half and then tournaments continues.

Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo Tournament

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Tournament

Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo Tournament 2016
Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

We are proud to announce the fourth annual "Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo" tournament! Capcom's Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo is one of the easiest games to pick up and play but this tournament is all about playing to win. High level players use complex strategies that involve block build patterns, counter gems, and realtime reads of opponent strategies.

Tournament game: Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo on Playstation 1

  • Where: Console Freeplay area in the Arcade
  • Type: Head-to-head, bracketed tournament
  • Entry fee: free
  • Time: Signup starts at 11:00 AM. Tournament runs from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday
  • Top three scores will be awarded prizes


  • 1st Prize - $70
  • 2nd Prize - $20
  • 3rd Prize - $10

Tournament format will be decided upon based on number of entrants. Entries will be limited due to time limitations. Sign-ups begin when the show floor opens to general ticket holders on Saturday morning, 10-22-2016. Detailed rules will be available during sign up.

New "Challenge the Champ" Event

Directly following the main tournament there will be a short break, after which the top 3 finishers in the tournament will have an opportunity to challenge three-time champ Kevin Goss. Additional prizes will be available for beating Kevin or tournament organizer John Hunter.