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The Midwest Gaming Classic hosts tons of fun tournaments! The following are the tournaments we hosted in 2019, we’ll be announcing 2020 tournaments soon!

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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.

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

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 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

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

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!

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 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

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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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.

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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