COMPETE

We’ve got some HUGE tournaments for the 2023 show! Check back, as we’ll be adding some more huge games with massive prizes this year!

 
Clash: Guilty Gear -Strive- Tournament

Clash: Guilty Gear -Strive- Tournament

Clash: Guilty Gear -Strive- Tournament

Clash: Guilty Gear -Strive- Tournament

Guilty Gear is back! Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works, are you ready to take on all attendees at the Midwest Gaming Classic on Guilty Gear -Strive-? Qualifying will be held on April 1st during the show, with finals on Sunday, April 2nd. Official times TBD based on player sign up. 64 slots guaranteed open, with potential to add more based on demand. Tournament will be held on the Playstation 4.
Clash: Street Fighter V Championship Edition

Clash: Street Fighter V Championship Edition

Clash: Street Fighter V Championship Edition

Clash: Street Fighter V Championship Edition

The legacy of the classic 2-D fighting game Street Fighter continues! Pick your fighter and take to the screens to punch, kick and Hadouken your way to see if you’re the top of the MGC heap! Qualifying will be held on April 1st during the show, with finals on Sunday, April 2nd. Official times TBD based on player sign up. 64 slots guaranteed open, with potential to add more based on demand. Tournament will be held on the Playstation 4.
Clash: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Clash: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Clash: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Clash: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Gaming icons CLASH in the ultimate brawl you can play anytime, anywhere! Do you think YOU are the best Super Smash Bros Ultimate player at the MGC? If so, bust out your GameCube controllers, and team up with your favorite character: LEGENDARY competition awaits! Qualifying will be held on April 1st during the show, with finals on Sunday, April 2nd. Official times TBD based on player sign up. 64 slots guaranteed open, with potential to add more based on demand. Tournament will be held on the Nintendo Switch.
Clash: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters

Clash: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters

Clash: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters

Clash: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters

Put the pizza down, it’s a whole new breed of Turtles game! That’s right, grab the controller and take on all the other radical dudes at this classic fighting game that has developed its own eSports scene! COW-A-BUNGA! Qualifying will be held on April 1st during the show, with finals on Sunday, April 2nd. Official times TBD based on player sign up. 64 slots guaranteed open, with potential to add more based on demand. Tournament will be held on the Nintendo Switch using the SNES version of the game in the Cowbunga Collection.
Magic: Commander Battle for the Wheel

Magic: Commander Battle for the Wheel

Magic: Commander Battle for the Wheel

Magic: Commander Battle for the Wheel

Play for an incredibly powerful Wheel of Fortune card! Bring your Commander deck and face off against others to see who has the fortune! We’ll be announcing timing and full prize support soon!

MGC Cosplay Championship

MGC Cosplay Championship

MGC Cosplay Championship

MGC Cosplay Championship

Come see one of the most fun Cosplay contests around on Saturday night at 7pm at the MGC Main Stage! With prizes for the best male, female, and group costumes, this is a fun event to watch or participate in! Entry for main categories is free. All participants need to register as contestants during the day. Click more information below for full Cosplay Contest Rules.

Want to be a contestant? This year, we’re pre-judging the entrants to help ensure the smooth operation of our tournament! Stop by our Cosplay HQ on the second floor during the day to register (11am-2pm or 3pm-6pm). Then return at 6:45pm near the Main Stage to be ready for the finals!

Midwest Pinball Championship

Midwest Pinball Championship

Midwest Pinball Championship

Midwest Pinball Championship

Our yearly tournament returns! 80 players face off in two separate qualifying sessions, with the top 12 from each session moving on to the finals to determine who is the best pinball player at the MGC! Please note, ALL players MUST sign up for slots early and must have a valid MGC admission and tournament entry to play. The tournament does require a separate price and contains prize support. Registration will open in November, 2022.

PinGolf

PinGolf

PinGolf

PinGolf

Golf… with pinball machines? It’s a fun way to play! Each game has a goal, and you get one “stroke” for each ball you play on your way to get that goal. You may have to play two games to score high enough, or you may get it on your first ball! You will get to pick which half of the field you are going to play on, so choose wisely! As always, play as many times as you want, as long as time allows! All entries must be COMPLETED by 11:30pm. In the case of a tie for first, those players will move to a single ball play-off at that time, with the winner placing top! Top 4 winners receive a trophy![mgc-events2-schedule-time id=”1″ heading=”Open Competition”]
Pop-A-Shot World Championship

Pop-A-Shot World Championship

Pop-A-Shot World Championship

Pop-A-Shot World Championship

Join Pop-A-Shot to prove you’re the best at the second annual Pop-A-Shot World Championship!Players will qualify throughout the day before the top eight players take to the stage Saturday night for an intense showdown with huge prizes on the line! You better hope that YOU’RE ON FIRE for this one!