Lakeland Videogame Expo

What: Lakeland Videogame Expo, by GDL Entertainment and the Lakeland Gamer’s Guild When: Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Where: Lakeland Community College, Main Campus Gymnasium (Google Maps directions) PRE-Registration: [caption id="attachment_703" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Lakeland Videogame Expo venue (main gym) Look at all this space! Lakeland Videogame Expo will take place in the Lakeland Community College main gymnasium.[/caption] Why: A Midwest gaming event, brought to you by top Ohio tournament directors (Josh Lozar, Smash Bros. T.O.;  Chris Hatala, Event Director, GDL Entertainment; Dom DiPadova, President, Lakeland Gamer’s Guild)

  • Food/drink for sale just outside the venue all day and night
  • Dozens of gaming setups
  • Retro- and fighting-game events and challenges, along with a region-wide Smash Bros. Melee tournament
  • Quality stream broadcasts
  • Try not-yet-released games from Cleveland indie developers
  • Celebrate videogaming through apparel and art for sale
Prizes: Standard FGC payouts for fighting games (70. Venue/Tournament $: $13 venue cost to attend the event (goes up to $14 Sept. 16!), plus values as listed per game. Events: 
  • Mario Kart 8 Grand Prix (Free, all day, see below for rules)
  • Retrogaming Championship (Free). Surprise 8-bit challenge, with crazy prizes up for grabs!
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV tournament ($5)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament ($5)
  • The King of Fighter XIII tournament ($5)
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo (Arcade hardware, UD-CPS2 & Supergun, $5)

Competition format: 

  • All expo goers AND tournament players should pre-register online (will be up soon). (You may register on-site, but A: your tournament seeding will be random, and B: attendance is more costly at the door.).

 Mario Kart 8 Rule-Set

  • Random stages
  • 150 cc
  • “Tournament” item set
  • No CPU racers
  • 4-player races throughout (when possible)
  • Pick any character/car/accessories. (If there’s a dispute, coin flip will decide who gets the disputed character).
  • 1st place in any race gets 2 points; 2nd place gets 1.
Contestants may compete in up to 8 races (2 per hour) until 3 p.m., at which time Top 8 points leaders will be announced. At 5 p.m. final grouping of races commences (Top 2 in each Semi-finals heat move on to Grand Finals)

Fighting-Game Rule-Sets

Standard FGC rulesets apply for all games (Double elimination bracket, 2/3 matches with 3/5 Grand Finals. Super SF2 Turbo is 3/5 throughout)

 Schedule of Events

Event Time 2nd pool (if necc)
Street Fighter 4 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
Marvel 3 1 p.m. 4 p.m.
KOF XIII 11 a.m.  2 p.m.
ST 12 p.m.
Mario Kart 12 p.m. (runs until 7 p.m..)
Retro Champ 12 p.m. (runs until 7 p.m.)
  Some of our awesome sponsors providing prizes include: Creator of reproduction videogame cartridges w/ fanhacks, plus gorgeous custom-painted systems & controllers All prizes!!! Visit to see what else they’ve got. They’ll be selling at the expo! RetroBuilt minicade cabs — one lucky attendant will take one of these home! – Handelabra Games is showing off its brand-new Sentinels of the Multiverse mobile game, with a pretty amazing setup they had at PAX! Microsoft Store, Lakeland Videogame Expo – The Microsoft Store will have an awesome booth set up with Xbox deals aplenty and freeplay.]]>