Game Tournaments

The spirit of competition has always been high at PRGE and we're excited to announce that we'll have more competitive gaming opportunities than ever before in 2017.

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



2017 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. Competitors travel to Portland from all over the world for this event!


Classic Tetris Tournament Schedule:


Saturday

Sunday

  • 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
      • 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

Video: 2016 Classic Tetris World Championship Finals



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





Super Smash Bros Tournaments hosted by Epic Gaming

Epic Gaming
Epic Gaming

Our friends at Epic Gaming will be hosting several Super Smash Bros. tournaments throughout the weekend at PRGE, including pools and top cut brackets. Games include Super Smash Bros on N64, Super Smash Bros. Melee and even the Super Smash Bros. Project M custom mod which recently released an update to its popular Tournament Edition variation just in time for PRGE!

$1,000 Prize Purse!

$1,000 in cash prizes are on the line over the weekend. All three Smash Bros. Tournaments are 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 - Super Smash Bros (Nintendo 64) Tournament

Tournament game: Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64)
  • Where: At the Epic Gaming Arena in the Retrocade
  • Type: Double Elimination Pools (Top 6 Advance to Top 8 Finals along with Smash at Epic: Road to PRGE Finalists)
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: Pools: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Top 8 Bracket: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Prizes:
    • 1st Prize - $150
    • 2nd Prize - $75
    • 3rd Prize - $25


Saturday - Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament

Tournament game: Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube)
  • Where: At the Epic Gaming Arena in the Retrocade
  • Type: Double Elimination Pools (Top 5 Advance to Top 16 Finals along with Smash at Epic: Road to PRGE Finalists)
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: Pools: 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM - Top 16 Bracket: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Prizes:
    • 1st Prize - $300
    • 2nd Prize - $150
    • 3rd Prize - $50

Sunday - Super Smash Bros. Project M Tournament

Tournament game: Super Smash Bros. Project M (Wii)
  • Where: At the Epic Gaming Arena in the Retrocade
  • Type: Double Elimination Pools (Top 2 Advance to the Top 8 Finals along with Smash at Epic: Road to PRGE Finalists)
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: Pools: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Top 8 Bracket: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Prizes:
    • 1st Prize - $150
    • 2nd Prize - $75
    • 3rd Prize - $25





Nintendo Age Tournaments

Nintendo Age
Nintendo Age Tournaments

PRGE is proud to partner with NintendoAge who will be managing many of our 2017 console tournaments on Nintendo, Atari and Sega consoles. We are grateful to Nintendo Age for their support - we couldn't do it without them!


Saturday NintendoAge Tournaments

Tournament game: Nintendo World Championships cart on NES - QUALIFIERS
  • Where: At the Nintendo Age booth
  • Type: High score tournament
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: Qualifier 1: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Qualifier 2: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Top three scores move on to finals on Sunday.

Tournament game: Super Cobra for Atari 2600
  • Where: At the Nintendo Age booth
  • Type: High score tournament
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: Qualifier 1: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Top three scores win a prize.

Tournament game: Sonic and Knuckles with Sonic 3 attached on Sega Genesis - QUALIFIER
  • Where: At the Nintendo Age booth
  • Type: Collect most rings in 2 minutes
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Top two scores move to the finals.

Sunday NintendoAge Tournament

Tournament game: Sonic and Knuckles with Sonic 3 attached on Sega Genesis - FINALS
  • Where: At the Nintendo Age booth
  • Type: Collect most rings in 2 minutes
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Both finalists will take home a prize.

Tournament game: Nintendo World Championships cart on NES - FINALS
  • Where: At the Nintendo Age booth
  • Type: High score tournament
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Top three scores receive limited edition Nintendo World Championship cartridge donated by RetroUSB.


Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo Tournament - CANCELLED



Unfortunately our puzzle master had an emergency and has to bow out this year. Look for the Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo tournament to return at a future event.






Cheerful Ghost Tournaments

Cheerful Ghost
Cheerful Ghost Tournaments

PRGE exhibitor Cheerful Ghost will be hosting several retro game tournaments at their booth on the exhibitor floor throughout the weekend.


Saturday Cheerful Ghost Tournaments

Tournament game: Super Mario Bros on NES
  • Where: At the Cheerful Ghost booth
  • Type: Speed Run to Bowser's axe on World 1-4
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Prize: Starship Rubicon on Steam

Tournament game: Bubble Bobble on NES
  • Where: At the Cheerful Ghost booth
  • Type: Highest score to level 7
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Prize: Cheerful Ghost / Crescent Loom Swag Pack

Sunday Cheerful Ghost Tournament

Tournament game: Marble Madness on NES
  • Where: At the Cheerful Ghost booth
  • Type: Highest roller score
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
  • Prize: Nuclear Throne on Steam

Tournament game: Snake Rattle 'N' Roll on NES
  • Where: At the Cheerful Ghost booth
  • Type: Highest score by level 2
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Prize: Cheerful Ghost / Crescent Loom Swag Pack