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: GDLent.com/register [caption id="attachment_703" align="alignnone" width="1024"] 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
- 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)
- 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.
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.|
|Mario Kart||12 p.m. (runs until 7 p.m..)|
|Retro Champ||12 p.m. (runs until 7 p.m.)|