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Amiibo Tournament

Amiibo Tournament

Amiibo Tournament

Amiibo Tournament

Bring your Amiibos to the MGC Main Stage for the return of the popular MGC Super Smash Bros Amiibo tournaments… now using the Nintendo Switch! Bring your own Amiibo, and see how it does in the competition!

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 2:30pm until 4:00pm

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 1:30pm until 3:00pm

Cardfight Vanguard

Cardfight Vanguard

Cardfight Vanguard

Cardfight Vanguard

$5 Premium Format
Vanguard is a story which revolves around the collectible card game with the same name. On a planet much like the Earth called “Cray”, you battle your opponent with the help of your units. Cardfighters become Vanguards, and lead their units towards victory! The Cardfight!!

Catan National Qualifier Final

Catan National Qualifier Final

Catan National Qualifier Final

Catan National Qualifier Final

Gnome Games hosts an official Catan US Nationals Qualifier Tournament, where the Champion wins a guaranteed seat at the 2019 Catan US Nationals Tournament at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH, June 12-16, 2019, as well as a celebratory dinner on the Saturday night of Origins! First round starts at 11am, with additional rounds to start every two hours.

Catan National Qualifier Round 2

Catan National Qualifier Round 2

Catan National Qualifier Round 2

Catan National Qualifier Round 2

Gnome Games hosts an official Catan US Nationals Qualifier Tournament, where the Champion wins a guaranteed seat at the 2019 Catan US Nationals Tournament at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH, June 12-16, 2019, as well as a celebratory dinner on the Saturday night of Origins! First round starts at 11am, with additional rounds to start every two hours.

Catan National Qualifier Round 3

Catan National Qualifier Round 3

Catan National Qualifier Round 3

Catan National Qualifier Round 3

Gnome Games hosts an official Catan US Nationals Qualifier Tournament, where the Champion wins a guaranteed seat at the 2019 Catan US Nationals Tournament at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH, June 12-16, 2019, as well as a celebratory dinner on the Saturday night of Origins! First round starts at 11am, with additional rounds to start every two hours.

Catan National Qualifier Semifinals

Catan National Qualifier Semifinals

Catan National Qualifier Semifinals

Catan National Qualifier Semifinals

Gnome Games hosts an official Catan US Nationals Qualifier Tournament, where the Champion wins a guaranteed seat at the 2019 Catan US Nationals Tournament at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH, June 12-16, 2019, as well as a celebratory dinner on the Saturday night of Origins! First round starts at 11am, with additional rounds to start every two hours.

Catan US Nationals Qualifier

Catan US Nationals Qualifier

Catan US Nationals Qualifier

Catan US Nationals Qualifier

Gnome Games hosts an official Catan US Nationals Qualifier Tournament, where the Champion wins a guaranteed seat at the 2019 Catan US Nationals Tournament at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH, June 12-16, 2019, as well as a celebratory dinner on the Saturday night of Origins! For more information about the Qualifier, contact your Qualifier Host, Gnome Games: pat@gnomegames.com

First round starts at 11am, with additional rounds to follow every two hours.

Clock Chaos

Clock Chaos

Clock Chaos

Clock Chaos

Clock Chaos returns in 2019 with a new TEAM format organized by Madison Pinball! Show up with your team of 4 or show up solo to get placed on a team with new friends (including some celebrity guests)! You and your team will play 5 pinball machines and record your combined team score! Coaching, high fives, laughs and good times are expected!

Friday, April 12th, 2019, all day

Cosmotrons Cosmolypics

Cosmotrons Cosmolypics

Cosmotrons Cosmolypics

Cosmotrons Cosmolypics

Are you the best in the galaxy at this outstanding four-player arcade game? Prove it! Players face off in head to head games to determine who moves one. Top pilots from regional arcades The Garcade, Bounce Milwaukee and Geeks Mania have finalists coming to play in the finals! Will you be the best in the MULTIVERSE?! This competition to be held at the Cosmotrons booth.

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm

Donkey Kong Arcade Archives (Switch)

Donkey Kong Arcade Archives (Switch)

Donkey Kong Arcade Archives (Switch)

Donkey Kong Arcade Archives (Switch)

When the original Donkey Kong was released for the Switch, they decided to make a new caravan mode! In caravan mode, you play the game for five minutes to compete for the top score, and that’s exactly what you’ll be doing at the Midwest Gaming Classic! Top score, wins!

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 10:00am until 7:00pm

Duel of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Duel of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Duel of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Duel of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Three rounds, how many matches can you win? There is a small fee for supplies for this tournament.

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm

Friday Night Magic: Draft

Friday Night Magic: Draft

Friday Night Magic: Draft

Friday Night Magic: Draft

Friday Night Magic, or FNM, is your chance to play your Magic the Gathering Standard deck against others! Hosted by Gnome Games, draft a deck and then see who is the best! A small fee does apply.

Friday, April 12th, 2019 from 8:00pm until 10:00pm

Friday Night Magic: Standard

Friday Night Magic: Standard

Friday Night Magic: Standard

Friday Night Magic: Standard

Friday Night Magic, or FNM, is your chance to play your Magic the Gathering Standard deck against others! Hosted by Gnome Games, bring your deck and take on others in this awesome time. A small fee does apply.

Friday, April 12th, 2019 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm

Juniors Air Hockey

Juniors Air Hockey

Juniors Air Hockey

Juniors Air Hockey

For those who are younger who want a chance to play in a totally fun air hockey tournament, this is for you! Stop to sign up before it starts and secure a spot, and then get the chance to go head-to-head with kids in attendance for the show!

Juniors Pinball Tournament

Juniors Pinball Tournament

Juniors Pinball Tournament

Juniors Pinball Tournament

If you are 9 or under and want to participate in a pinball tournament, the Midwest Gaming Classic will have just what you’re looking for! Play in a pinball game to see who can get the best score to qualify! After qualifying, four finalists will compete in a head-to-head tournament like the full tournament and will receive certificates.

Juniors may only enter twice times with their highest score counting. Please note: We do ask that any child under the age of 10 ranked in the top 500 WPPR players to not participate in the Pinball Junior Championship. These players are still highly encouraged to participate in the Midwest Pinball Championships.

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 10:00am until 2:00pm

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm

Keyforge Chainbound Archon

Keyforge Chainbound Archon

Keyforge Chainbound Archon

Keyforge Chainbound Archon

KeyForge is a Unique Deck Game where two players take on the roles of mighty Archons racing to forge keys that unlock the hidden vaults of the Crucible, an artificial world where anything is possible. Battling with an incredible array of creatures, artifacts, and abilities in every one-of-a-kind deck, every game presents a new challenge and no two battles will ever be the same! A small fee applies.

KeyForge Chainbound Sealed

KeyForge Chainbound Sealed

KeyForge Chainbound Sealed

KeyForge Chainbound Sealed

KeyForge is a Unique Deck Game where two players take on the roles of mighty Archons racing to forge keys that unlock the hidden vaults of the Crucible, an artificial world where anything is possible. Battling with an incredible array of creatures, artifacts, and abilities in every one-of-a-kind deck, every game presents a new challenge and no two battles will ever be the same! A small fee applies.

Friday, April 12th, 2019 from 7:30pm until 9:00pm

King of Fighters ’98 (PS4)

King of Fighters ’98 (PS4)

King of Fighters ’98 (PS4)

King of Fighters ’98 (PS4)

We’ve partnered with Neo Geo World Tour, and if you can dominate the challengers at the MGC, you’ll have a chance to take on the world! If you can survive this incredible tournament, you’ll win a flight to the finals, $500 in spending money, a full set of Brook Super Converters, a Neo Geo World Tour Winner hoodie, and more! End time of tournament may change based on quantity of competitors. Advance registration can be done at https://www.smash.gg/ngwt2milwaukee

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 11:00am until 3:00pm

King of Fighters XIV (PS4)

King of Fighters XIV (PS4)

King of Fighters XIV (PS4)

King of Fighters XIV (PS4)

We’ve partnered with Neo Geo World Tour, and if you can dominate the challengers at the MGC, you’ll have a chance to take on the world! If you can survive this incredible tournament, you’ll win a flight to the finals, $500 in spending money, a full set of Brook Super Converters, a Neo Geo World Tour Winner hoodie, and more! End time may change based on quantity of competitors. Advance registration can be done at https://www.smash.gg/ngwt2milwaukee

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 11:00am until 3:00pm

King of Tokyo: SMASH the Classic

King of Tokyo: SMASH the Classic

King of Tokyo: SMASH the Classic

King of Tokyo: SMASH the Classic

Do you think you have what it takes to be King of Tokyo? Come and prove it in this free Tournament and SMASH the Classic!

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 5:30pm until 7:00pm

Magic Commander of the Classic

Magic Commander of the Classic

Magic Commander of the Classic

Magic Commander of the Classic

Take your Commander deck out and challenge the rest of the MGC to see how it stacks up! There is a small cost for supplies for this tournament.

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Magic: BattleBond Draft

Magic: BattleBond Draft

Magic: BattleBond Draft

Magic: BattleBond Draft

Welcome to Battlebond, where competitors battle in pairs. Recruit a trusted partner and fight shoulder-to-shoulder, hand-in-hand, or back-to-back for glory and the roar of the crowd! Forge an unbreakable bond with your combat companion and claim your place in the pantheon of champions!
Per team fee applies.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)

Strap in and get ready to ruin friendships with the kart racer where foreign objects are completely legal! Race your way out of four-player matches, where the top two seeds consistently advance all the way to the Final Four. This tournament is a 150CC, NO COM, 4 Races competition where tracks are curated for each round and progressively get harder.

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm

Metal Slug (PS4)

Metal Slug (PS4)

Metal Slug (PS4)

Metal Slug (PS4)

The Neo Geo World Tour is firing up Metal Slug for a first level challenge! Whoever can beat the first level with the most points, wins! Note, this tournament will start following the KOF98 tournament, event schedule time is an estimate.

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm

MGC Cosplay Championship

MGC Cosplay Championship

MGC Cosplay Championship

MGC Cosplay Championship

Come see one of the most fun Cosplay contests around! Svengoolie and Bright Eyes Cosplay co-host this fun event presented by Spooky Pinball, LLC! With prizes for the best male, female, and group costumes, this is a fun event to watch or participate in! Entry is completely free, but you do need to register between noon and 7pm at the Cosplay Lounge near the stage.

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 7:00pm until 8:00pm

Midwest Pinball Championship

Midwest Pinball Championship

Midwest Pinball Championship

Midwest Pinball Championship

One of the largest IFPA sanctioned tournaments by player count in the world returns to the Midwest Gaming Classic this year! Qualifying is simple, play five games of pinball and then watch the rankings to see where you land! The top 44 players are invited back on Sunday to compete in a fun playoff format to determine who is the Midwest Pinball Champion! As always, there is no cost to play in the tournament, and we highly encourage you to give it a shot!

Saturday, April 13th, 2019, all day

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 10:15am until 4:00pm

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Midwest Tetris Championship

Midwest Tetris Championship

Midwest Tetris Championship

Midwest Tetris Championship

The popular Midwest Tetris Championship returns! This is the largest Tetris tournament in the Midwest and one of the longest running ones in the country. If you think you have what it takes to fit pieces into the right spots to eliminate lines and earn lots of points, you’ve come to the right spot! Players will play a qualifying round on the NES version of Tetris, A style. The top 12 people will return to participate in a fun ladder style elimination tournament Sunday! Winners will receive certificates commemorating their play!

Saturday, April 13th, 2019, all day

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 10:00am until 12:00pm

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 12:00pm until 3:00pm

Munchkin 40K and Other Nonsense!

Munchkin 40K and Other Nonsense!

Munchkin 40K and Other Nonsense!

Munchkin 40K and Other Nonsense!

Munchkin sure is a fun game! Learn to play and compete with others!

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 2:30pm until 4:00pm

NBA Jam TE Tournament

NBA Jam TE Tournament

NBA Jam TE Tournament

NBA Jam TE Tournament

HE’s ON FIRE! Midwest Gaming Classic and The Retro Sports Gamer Youtube Channel are proud to bring to you a NBA JAM TE Tournament on the Sega
Genesis.   FROM DOWNTOWN! Legendary original NBA JAM announcer TIM KITZROW will be joining us on the live stream mic for live sound bites and
commentary! This is a tournament you don’t want to miss.  Sign up with us anytime Saturday during the Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament or early Sunday
morning. This Tournament will be single elimination and take place Sunday, April 14th at 11:30am.  There’s a 32 player max, so if you want to be part
of this extraordinary tournament don’t waste anytime signing up!
BOOM SHAKA LAKA!!!

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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! Winners receive a certificate for their play!

Friday, April 12th, 2019 from 6:00pm until 11:30pm

Pokemon League

Pokemon League

Pokemon League

Pokemon League

Become a trainer with Pokémon League! Pokémon League is open to all Pokémon TCG and video game players regardless of experience level or skill! You can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 10:00am until 12:00pm

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 10:00am until 12:00pm

Splatoon 2 (Switch)

Splatoon 2 (Switch)

Splatoon 2 (Switch)

Splatoon 2 (Switch)

You’re a kid now! You’re a squid now! Splatoon 2 is making a splash at MGC this year with a Duos tournament for teams of two to join in for some local play against other Splat Squads (BRING YOUR SWITCH!!). Best 2 out of 3 matches will be held for teams climbing our single elimination bracket in the popular modes of Tower Control, Splat Zones and Clam Blitz. This tournament will be hosted by Jerelly Rose, a high ranking player!

Split Flipper Tag Team

Split Flipper Tag Team

Split Flipper Tag Team

Split Flipper Tag Team

Play with a friend or family member in this unique game! Each player takes one side of the machine and is responsible for controlling it. Can you work together to score the most points? Those that do win at the close of the competition window. There are Friend and Family divisions of play:

Tag Team Friend Play with anyone and see what sort of score you can get! Teams are ranked by top score. Winning team gets a certificate for each player!

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 10:00am until 4:00pm

Tag Team Family Play with a family member aged 9 or under! Teams are ranked by top score. Winning team gets a certificate for each player!

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 10:00am until 4:00pm

Star Fox Competition Cart (SNES)

Star Fox Competition Cart (SNES)

Star Fox Competition Cart (SNES)

Star Fox Competition Cart (SNES)

When Star Fox was coming out, Nintendo created a special Competition Cart version of the game that timed you for just five minutes and challenged you to get the highest score! Now, many years later, we have one of the original Competition Carts in hand, and are ready for you to try to get your best score! The person with the highest score at the end of the competition time wins a certificate!

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 10:00am until 7:00pm

Street Fighter 2 (PS4)

Street Fighter 2 (PS4)

Street Fighter 2 (PS4)

Street Fighter 2 (PS4)

KICKING IT OLD SCHOOL… The legendary fighting game which was seen in almost every arcade is crashing the video game competition space. This tournament is open to all, whether you are a seasoned pro or a newcomer who puts all their hopes into mashing. Be sure to join us for this 32-person single elimination tournament that is sure to bring back arcade memories. Casual setups will have arcade sticks provided, but the tournament is BYOC (bring your own controller) to suit all play styles.

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm

Super Breakout (2600)

Super Breakout (2600)

Super Breakout (2600)

Super Breakout (2600)

How much of the wall can you defeat? When you play version 7 of Super Breakout, the walls keep coming, and you have to keep the ball alive as long as possible to survive! How many points you can score will determine your final placement in this tournament!

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 10:00am until 4:00pm

Super Mario Kart (SNES)

Super Mario Kart (SNES)

Super Mario Kart (SNES)

Super Mario Kart (SNES)

Qualify by taking on one of the courses in the iconic Super Mario Kart for the SNES and being one of the top four qualifying scores! The top four scores at the close of qualifying are invited to return at 7pm for an incredible head-to-head Battle Mode challenge! The fourth seed will battle the first seed and the second and third seeds will duke it out in a best two-of-three to determine who the final two are, before facing each other! The top four players all get certificates commemorating their play!

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 10:00am until 7:00pm

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 10:00am until 7:00pm

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate makes its first appearance at Midwest Gaming Classic! Fight your way in this 32 person tournament in 1v1 matches, climbing through the double elimination competition bracket. Matches are best 2 out 3, 3 Stock, 7 Minutes, No items!

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm

Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament

Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament

Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament

Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament

HUT HUT HUT! The greatest sports game on the NES and of an era is back at the Midwest Gaming Classic!  Come join us at 2:30pm on Saturday, April 13th for
a Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament. Sign up anytime before, 32 player max. Don’t worry about any technical rules because we are playing the Hardcore
Format. Anything goes! Just bring your A+ game for this single elimination tournament. We will be joined by Tecmo icon MORT as the tournament
official!  Games will be streamed live on The Retro Sports Gamer Youtube Channel.

Ticket To Ride

Ticket To Ride

Ticket To Ride

Ticket To Ride

Get a table game of the great Ticket To Ride going, and see who wins this great game!

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 12:30pm until 2:00pm

Video Game Trivia Throwdown

Video Game Trivia Throwdown

Video Game Trivia Throwdown

Video Game Trivia Throwdown

Know exactly how many E.T. cartridges are in the landfill in Arizona? Remember the original color of Mario’s overalls? Have a need to lord your superior nerd knowledge over others? SO. DO. WE! So come join us as teams battle it out in a game of trivia covering multiple eras of video game history.

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Vs. Super Mario Bros (Switch)

Vs. Super Mario Bros (Switch)

Vs. Super Mario Bros (Switch)

Vs. Super Mario Bros (Switch)

It’s like the original Super Mario Bros with a trick! In this arcade version of the original game, things are a bit harder… and in the release of it for the Switch, Nintendo built in a five minute caravan mode to see how many points you can get in a limited amount of time!

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 10:00am until 4:00pm

Weiss Schwarz Tournament (free)

Weiss Schwarz Tournament (free)

Weiss Schwarz Tournament (free)

Weiss Schwarz Tournament (free)

Weiß Schwarz is a Japanese collectible card game created by Bushiroad. The game is separated into Weiß-side and Schwarz-side. The game features character battle and clock/level which regulate what cards can be played as well as acting as a player’s life point.

Wii Sports Home Run Derby (Wii)

Wii Sports Home Run Derby (Wii)

Wii Sports Home Run Derby (Wii)

Wii Sports Home Run Derby (Wii)

How often can you get the words Home Run to appear, and how far can those shots go? That’s what we’ll be finding out with our Home Run Derby contest from Wii Sports! Winner scores the most home runs out of ten. In the likely case of a tie, total feet of all home runs will serve as the tiebreaker!

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 10:00am until 4:00pm

Women’s Pinball

Women’s Pinball

Women’s Pinball

Women’s Pinball

Women at the Midwest Gaming Classic will have a chance to play pinball against only other women! Qualifying will take place throughout the day on Saturday until 7pm using a single machine’s entries from the Midwest Pinball Championship (both qualifying attempts combined), with the top eight women at the end of qualifying facing off in an elimination-style tournament to decide the winner! The top players will receive certificates!

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 10:00am until 7:00pm

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 7:00pm until 8:00pm

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