Gaming Room Hours

Friday: Noon-2am

Saturday: 10am-2am

Sunday: 10am-Close


Gaming Room Rules

– All equipment belong to the con or staff.  Treat all equipment, consoles, tvs, and games with care as if they were your own personal belongings. Failure to follow this rule can result in removal from tournaments/events, Gaming room, or the convention.

– Most VG stations are set up for free play.  To check out a video game and controller at the check out table, one badge is needed to check out games.  In rare circumstances, we may have time limits for specific stations depending on volume and capacity of free play area. Same procedure applies to available Tabletop games for free play.

– No open food or drinks at any of the free play or tournament stations.  Food and drinks are allowed in the spectator area.  No open food or drinks on tabletop gaming tables as well.

– Sign ups for VG tournaments will be open online in the coming months as well as at the convention.  Sign ups for Gaming room events and tabletop tournaments will be at convention only.

– Most importantly, enjoy yourself and have fun!


List of Video Game tournaments

Sign up for tournaments here.

My Hero Academia: One’s Justice: Friday 4pm
Mortal Kombat 11: Friday 7pm
Smash Ultimate: Saturday Noon
Overwatch (PS4): Saturday 4pm
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Saturday 5pm
Soul Calibur 6: Sunday Noon

High Score Challenge: All Weekend
Monster Hunter World Time Attack: All Weekend
Pokemon Challenge: All Weekend
Late Night Rock Band 4: Friday 10pm-2am
Late Night Persona Dance All Night: Saturday 10pm-2am
Smash Ultimate King of the Hill: Sunday 11am-1pm

 Tournament Rules

Fighting games will all follow the same format depending on # of participants.  8 or less participants = double elimination format.  More than 8 participants = single elimination format.  In Single elimination, each match will be best of 3 with the finals being best of 3 or 5 as chosen by finalists.  For double elimination, the matches will all be best of 3 and only the grand finals will be best of 3 or 5 as chosen by finalists.

For Smash, each match will be set to 3 stock and 7 minute time limit.  All items, stage hazards, and final smash meter will be set to off.  There will be a small number of banned stages as well.
Rules details can be found here:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:  Each round prior to the finals will consist of 3-4 player competing in 1 race chosen at random at 150cc.  The top two from each race will advance to the next round.  For the finals, the 4 finalists will compete in a full 4 race circuit

Overwatch:  The format for Overwatch will be single elimination, best of 1.  Each match will be 1v1 set to 5 kills.  Finals will be best of 3, 1v1 matches set to 5 kills.

Tournament FAQ:

Q. Am I allowed to bring my own controller or stick to use for tournaments?
A. Yes, you are allowed to bring your own controller or stick to use in our tournaments.

Q. Will there be a prize for tournament winners?
A. Yes, the winners of our 6 main tournaments will get a $10 Gamestop Gift Card

Gaming Events

Pokemon Challenge

We are once again hosting our 5th annual ACR Gym Leader Challenge with the help from The Midwest PokeOtaku League.  Attendees can challenge our staff, who will be serving as Gym Leaders at desginated time slots during the weekend for a chance to earn badges and win prizes.  All skill levels of trainers are welcome to participate.  The rules for the challenge are as follows-

    Game must be one of the Gen 7 3DS games (Sun, Moon, US, UM), Gen 8 games (Sword and Shield),  or Pokemon Go

    No more than one copy of the same Pokemon

    All Pokemon available for use for Gen 7 and Pokemon Go, Only Galardex pokemon allowed for Gen 8 games

    Format of battle chosen by Gym Leaders for Gen 7 and 8 Games, Pokemon Go will be 3v3 at highest available League setting

    MPOL House Rule 1: Limit one UB and 1 Tapu per team (Gen 7 only)

    MPOL House Rule 2:  Only one Legendary/Mythical Pokemon allowed per team

    Theme for 2020 Challenge:
    In celebration of Sword and Shield, come participate in The ACR League.  With the addition of Gen 8 games and Pokemon Go for this year’s challenge, we will be using a 3 tier system for attendees to battle our designated Gym Leaders.  Participants are allowed to participate from 1 tier up to all 3 tiers with each tier varying in skill and difficulty. Each tier will have 5 Gym Leaders assigned to battle. The tiers are as follows:

Tier 1: Casual League (Pokemon Go) (For trainers looking for casual enjoyment)
Tier 2: Minor League (Sword and Shield) (Mixed Casual/Competitive) (For your standard trainers/pokemon players)
Tier 3: Major League (SM/US/UM) (Competitive) (For the most competitive of trainers)

For Tier 1 and 2, attendees must have their own copy of Go or SwSh.  For Tier 3, attendees can bring their own 3DS or use the League’s 3DS and rental Pokemon to battle for Tier 3.  Prizes for each tier are as follows:
Tier 1- Completion Badge
Tier 2- Gym Badges and Completion Badge
Tier 3- Gym Badge, Completion Badge, and Pokemon related Door Prize

Late Night Rock Band 4 and Persona

Come join us Friday and Saturday night for some late night play of Rock Band 4 and Persona 3/4/5 Dancing games.  We will have Rock Band 4 (Friday) and the Persona games (Saturday) set up from 10pm-2am each night on the projector for attendees to come and play.  We will have a sign up rotation sheet for the events during the designated time slots.  Depending on participation, we may limit each sign up to 2 songs per individual/group/instrament.  Individuals/Groups can sign up multiple times on the rotation sheet.

High Score Challenge

For the 2nd year, we will be having the High Score Challenge among our different social events going on all weekend.  The game we will using this year will be one of these three games from the NES Remix Pack on the WiiU: Donkey Kong, Pinball, or Dr. Mario.  The attendee wil the highest score at the end of the con will be our High Score Champion.

Monster Hunter World Time Attack

We will be hosting this Time Attack social event all weekend.  For the time attack, we will be using the first challenge quest of the game- The Arena Challenge Quest.  The attendee with the best time at the end of the con will be our Time Attack Champion.

Smash Ultimate King of the Hill

Take part in Smash Ultimate King of the Hill Sunday from Noon-2pm.  We will have Smash set up on our gaming projector with sign-ups going on rotation for the 2 hour event.  Each match will be set to 3 stock and best of 1. The first 2 participants signed up on the sheet will battle. The Winner stays while a new challenger on the rotation sheet enters.  Attendees may sign up multiple times on the roation sheet within the two hour slot.  The attendee who wills the most matches during the social event will be declared the Smash Ultimate King of the Hill.

Free Play/Open Gaming

As always, we will have open gaming available to attendees all weekend long for both VG and Tabletop.  We will have multiple stations and consoles set up to choose from as well as many Tabletop games to check out and play.  The only requirement for open gaming is a badge will be needed to swap out at the check out table for all games and controllers.

List of Open Gaming Consoles:

Xbox One
Xbox 360
Wii U
SNES Classic
NES Classic

List of Video Games for Free Play will be available at convention

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