GamingDo you love to game? Then be sure to check out the Tekko Gaming Hall, home to Collectible Card Games, Board Games, Role Playing Games, the latest Video Game Consoles and much more!
The Region’s Premier Anime, Gaming, Music, Fashion and Japanese Pop Culture Convention is back and this year is bigger than ever with a plethora of Single and Team Tournaments!
This year’s games include Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Super Smash Bros Melee, Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Injustice 2, Guilty Gear Xrd -Rev- 2-, Blaz Blue: Central Fiction, Killer Instinct, Marvel vs Capcom 3: Infinite, ARMS, Pokken Tournament, OverWatch 3v3, Rocket League, Splatoon 2, and more!
The Tekko Bonus Is also returning! Tekko will add $50 to the pot of any tournament that hits 16 players (Every 4 teams for 3v3/4v4 and every 8 Teams for Doubles.) That bonus will continue to roll, maxing out at $200!!
Super Smash Bros for Wii U
Super Smash Bros Melee
Street Fighter V
Guilty Gear Xrd -Rev 2-
just one question: HEAVEN or HELL?
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite
BlazBlue: Central Fiction
Squids… Kids? Or Squids?
Pokken Tournament DX
Rivals of Aether
Dragon Ball FighterZ
A few rules:
All Community Tournaments will be Single Elimination for time
constraints. Tournament Matches will be allowed to be 2 out of 3
depending on the type of game.
Community Tournaments will have a Max of 8 players per tournament
station available. This means that if a tournament has 2 set ups
available to it, up to 16 players can enter. All community tournaments
have a max player entry of 32 regardless of set ups.
Tekko is not responsible for running your event. You are. This
includes equipment. Tekko will help provide some equipment if we have
it and space in our Tournament Area. A full list of Games that we have
is available below.
Upon completion of the Tournament, the Tournament Organizer will be
provided with compensation the same as panel compensation.
If you wish to run more than one tournament, including our official
tournaments, we encourage you to join staff and help us out. You get a
cool shirt, free badge, and the gratitude of our management staff!
List of Available Games and their platform:
Catherine (Xbox 360)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3)
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3)
Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)
Super Smash Bros 64 (N64)
Capcom vs SNK 2 (PS3)
Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo HD Remix (Xbox 360)
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike (Xbox 360)
Ultra Street Fighter 4 (Xbox 360)
Mortal Kombat XL (PS4)
Injustice: Gods Among Us: Gold Edition (Xbox 360)
King of Fighters 13 (Xbox 360)
Soul Calibur 5 (Xbox 360)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
Nitro+ Blasters (PS4)
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (PS4)
Star Fox 64 (N64)
Mario Kart: Double Dash (GCN/Wii)
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (PS4)
If you are interested in running a tournament in one of these games or
if you have a game that isn’t on this list that you want to run,
please contact Chris.Colalella@teamtekko.us
Collectible Card Games (CCG)Play your favorite Collectible Card Games at Tekko!
Too shy to jump right into battle? Find any of our CCG Staff members and ask about Open Play or Demos available all weekend for any card game. Our vendor will be equipped with products for all card games to get you tournament ready.
Board Game Tournaments
We have expanded our tournament selections for Tekko 2018! Our staff will be running tournaments of:
Pitch Car Grand Prix – 4 new tracks! Compete for the Mushroom Cup, Flower Cup, Star Cup, and Rainbow Road
Mario Kart X-Wing: The Boonta Eve Classic – New this year! This is x-wing miniatures with a mario twist!
Photosynthesis – New this year! Play the game that took the fall of 2017 by storm!
Kingdomino – New this Year! Dominoes with a kingdom building twist.
Onitama – 3 words: Kung Fu Chess.
Star Realms – A fun deck building game set in space.
Mahjong – New this year! You asked for it, you got it! Collect tiles before your opponents do.
GO – New this year! A traditional strategy game that takes 5 minutes to learn and a lifetime to master.
Due to some tournaments having a maximum player cap, make sure to sign up in the Gaming Hall.
Board Game Rental
Role Playing Games
Tekko LARPLive Action Role Play
Pre-Registration for the LARP is open NOW until March 1st.
We are now accepting pre-registrations for the Tekko LARP. This will guarantee you the character you want to play as and will speed things along at the con when you come to sign-in, as all of your character information will be ready for pick up. Pre-registration is very easy, all you have to do is:
#1: Go to the site https://tekkowebapp.appspot.com/ and look at the list of characters already created.
#2: If you do not see the character you want to play listed, that’s okay. You can request that character anyways, BUT keep in mind that the GMs give final approval on all characters concerning playability. (Note: all of these characters are Anime/Manga characters we will allow Video Game characters on a PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY basis, also all video game characters must be created/published by a Japanese company to be considered.)
#3: Email Brian.Hykes@teamtekko.us with:
- Your choice of character and two alternate character choices, listed in order.
- Your full first and last name, for the purposes of pickup.
- An email address where we may contact you if there are any issues.
If you have any further questions, you may contact the head GM at Brian.Hykes@teamtekko.us
Also please join our Facebook group for any and all updates about pre-registration, as well as to see plot teasers https://www.facebook.com/groups/500321473353510/
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s a LARP?
So what makes it so special?
How much time does it take to play?
Does it cost anything more to sign up?
Can I play -Name of Character Here- ?
The series I like has characters listed, but why isn’t -Character- listed?
1. The character is too powerful or evil to be allowed to be played as a character. Characters who have no motivation but to kill everyone they see only limit the fun of playing for all involved.
2. The character hasn’t been written up yet! Sorry, but there are so many series to choose from, and only so many people write up character sheets. Go ahead and per-register and we’ll get right on it!
Will my character be able to -Description here- ?
So, we all just mill about playing our characters, then?
What if you post a teaser that makes me want to change my character choice?
I thought I could make it this year, but it turns out I can’t, and I pre-registered, what now?
So, what are the rules?
Rule 1: No Touching! Nobody playing in the LARP is allowed to physically touch anyone else in the LARP for any reason, no exceptions. This is why any combat or conflict is resolved with games of rock-paper-scissors.
Rule 2: No Stunts. Your character might be able to jump 50 feet in the air, do a somersault and pose while landing on both feet, but unless you’re THAT well trained, you can’t. Also, if you ARE that well trained, kudos to you, but this isn’t the time or place to be showing off. It’s in everyone’s best interest to keep the LARP safe.
Rule 3: No Weapons. The LARP follows all of the rules of the con, including the weapons policy, but it goes one step further. Nobody is allowed to even PRETEND to hold a FAKE weapon as if it is a REAL weapon. If you have a fake weapon as part of your costume which is allowed by con policy, that’s great, you can keep it on you. But again, for the sake of safety, we ask that you keep it out of game play.
Rule 4: Be mindful of those not playing. If you’re playing in the LARP, have all the fun you want, but do bear in mind there is a con going on around it and a lot of people won’t be in the LARP. This means you shouldn’t act as if everyone is playing. The best way to avoid this is to try and keep most of the action close to the LARP area in the Convention Center (and yes, the LARP will have its own specialized area).
Rule 5: Remember it’s just a game. In the LARP, there won’t be prizes for winning or losing. In fact, like most RPG’s, it will sometimes be hard to tell who exactly won or lost. Don’t take the game too seriously. If something bad happens to your character, don’t worry about it. It might make for an interesting plot twist later on in the game. As long as you’re having fun, that’s all the matters.
Rule 6: Listen to the Game Masters. Running the game will be a dedicated team of game masters who will be doing their best to keep track of all of the dealings going on. They need every player’s help in order to do their jobs. If you don’t listen to the rules, or don’t pay attention to them, then the game will only seem like it’s taking forever.
Beyond these 6 rules, everything else can be learned easily enough at the con. The rules are meant to be as quick and simple as humanly possible.
Wait a minute; I know these rules from Nekocon/Zenkaicon/A-Next!
3DS Pokemon League
Calling all Pokemon Fans: Tekko 3DS Pokemon League is back for another year and this is your chance to be part of the action!
The event runs from 10 am to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday, and a small portion of time on Sunday (TBA). Challenging trainers face Gym Leaders (Friday and Saturday) and if they defeat them, then they will be awarded a badge. With 8 out of a possible 18 badges, a trainer qualifies to challenge the Elite Four on Sunday. Whoever defeats all of the Elite Four and Champion wins both the title of Champion and the prizes (TBA).
All battles follow Smogon Rules, which can be found here: http://www.smogon.com/tournaments/tour/rules
Gym Leader Information:
We still have openings for the gym leaders of the following gyms:
Time requirements apply, so please only seek more information if you have at least 5 hours of convention time to donate. Also, please ensure that your teams are Smogon-legal and monotype.
Wearing something that is related to your type is a big plus, as is having prepared dialogue for challengers when they approach you as well as when you win or lose, but this is not required.
Additionally, we are looking for understudies for gyms, in the event that a gym leader becomes unavailable. Presently all gym leaders are open for understudy positions.
To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, the position that you’re interested in, and the best way to get in touch with you. All positions are filled on a first come, first served basis, so don’t delay.