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11/5-7 2021; Fri 6p-12a, Sat 10a-8p, Sun 10a-5p

November 5 - 7, 2021 • Friday: 6p-12a, Saturday: 10a-8p, Sunday: 10a-5p

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4/29-5/1/22; Fri 6p-12a, Sat 10a-8p, Sun 10a-5p

April 29 - May 1, 2022 • Fri: 6p-12a, Saturday: 10a-8p, Sunday: 10a-5p

COMPETE

The Midwest Gaming Classic hosts tons of fun tournaments, including all of these that will be held at our upcoming show!

 
Guilty Gear Strive

Guilty Gear Strive

Guilty Gear Strive

Guilty Gear Strive

Compete in Guilty Gear Strive; top score wins a free Block House sweatshirt

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 6:00pm until 11:59pm

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 7 pm at the main stage! Bright Eyes Cosplay hosts this fun event! 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.

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 10:00am until 6:00pm

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 7:00pm until 8:00pm

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Midwest Tetris Championship

Midwest Tetris Championship

Midwest Tetris Championship

Midwest Tetris Championship

The Midwest Tetris Championship is the longest tenured large-scale Tetris tournament in the WORLD! Play NES Tetris and score points to qualify as one of the top 8 players in the Midwest, and then face off to determine who is the best player in the Midwest!

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Mortal Kombat 11 Tournament

Mortal Kombat 11 Tournament

Mortal Kombat 11 Tournament

Mortal Kombat 11 Tournament

Welcome to Shao Khan’s Showdown!  In this Epic single-elimination, tournament opponents will face off in head to head on Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4).  PS4 Controller Pads will be provided but personal controllers are allowed as long they are approved by an I Play Games! Tournament Moderator

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 10:00am until 11:30am

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 12:00pm until 3:00pm

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 10:00am until 11:00am

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 11:30am until 2:00pm

NES NWC 30+1

NES NWC 30+1

NES NWC 30+1

NES NWC 30+1

At the 2021 Midwest Gaming Classic, Block House will be “remastering” one of the greatest esports competitions of all time: the 1990 Nintendo World Championship. This legendary event challenged players through levels of Super Mario Bros, Rad Racer, and Tetris. It has since been prized by cartridge collectors and players around the world. This year, in honor of its 30th Anniversary (+1), Block House will be relaunching the event, welcoming attendees of the Midwest Gaming Classic to take the stage, flex their retro abilities, and compete for glory in this mythic title. With shoutcasters, live leaderboards, and a broadcast following the action throughout the day, this event is not to be missed.

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 10:00am until 12:00pm

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Sonic 2 Speed Run (Genesis)

Sonic 2 Speed Run (Genesis)

Sonic 2 Speed Run (Genesis)

Sonic 2 Speed Run (Genesis)

How fast are you? Get through the first level of Sonic 2 while collecting a certain number of rings, and you’ll get the prize! The winner is the fastest blue blur at the end of the competition time. If there is a tie, the number of rings total will be the determining factor, followed by points. Winner gets a certificate.

Sonic 2 Speed Run Kids: If you are 9 or under, participate in our special kids bracket! Top time at the end of the open competition is the winner!

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 10:00am until 4:00pm

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Speedrun

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Speedrun

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Speedrun

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Speedrun

Think you’ve got the hops to make it to the end of one of the most iconic stages in all of video game history? Come prove it Saturday Nov 6th– completing Super Mario Bros. level 1-1 big with Firepower in the fastest time will put you in the top spot! Winner for each division get a certificate!

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Main: Top time at the end of the open competition is the winner! In the case of a tie, it shall be broken by player with the most coins. If a tie remains, it shall be broken by player with the most points.

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 10:00am until 7:00pm

WWE 2K19 30-man Royal Rumble

WWE 2K19 30-man Royal Rumble

WWE 2K19 30-man Royal Rumble

WWE 2K19 30-man Royal Rumble

The first 5 people to start and win the Royal Rumble win a Block House t-shirt

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 6:00pm until 11:59pm

Zero Wing Score Challenge

Zero Wing Score Challenge

Zero Wing Score Challenge

Zero Wing Score Challenge

All your base are belong to us! Take to your starship and take on the shoot-’em-up that spawned this classic meme!

Zero Wing Main: Get the highest score after one credit of Zero Wing for the Mega Drive during the competition time to take the top spot and a certificate!

Zero Wing One-Handed: Think it’s so easy you could do it with one hand behind your back? Prove it! We’ll be hosting a separate tournament for anyone who can get the highest score with one credit playing Zero Wing one-handed. Behind your back optional.

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 10:00am until 7:00pm

List subject to change.