Gaming Zone

The Gaming Zone is on the Show Floor in Aisle 600

The Gaming Zone

Gaming Zone

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Wild Bill
Are you never bored while playing board games? Are you video game obsessed? Tabletop, deck-building games, and video games await you in the Gaming Zone! Want to try out a new board game, or play an old favorite? Come to the C2E2 Game Lending Library, browse our shelves, and grab a few friends and an open table. Try your hand at tournaments and organized play events for a wide variety of tabletop and deck-building games including Magic the Gathering, Keyforge, and more! Don’t miss console gaming, whether your game of choice is Mortal Kombat II, Dragon Ball FighterZ, or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Ready, Player One?

  • Tabletop Games
  • Tabletop Games

Tabletop Freeplay/Lending Library

Want to try out a new board game, or play an old favorite? Come to the C2E2 Game Lending Library, browse our shelves, and grab an open table. The Library is available to all show attendees free of charge (photo ID required to check out games).

Organized Deck-building & Tabletop Games

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Cascade Games
Try your hand at tournaments and organized play events for a wide variety of tabletop and deck-building games including Magic the Gathering, Keyforge, and more! Take a break from the convention to play some great games and even win exciting prizes. See below for details and full schedule!

Magic the Gathering 2019

C2E2 Magic Schedule

Event Structure & Prize Information
Scheduled events will be 3 rounds. Prizes are awarded per player. Scheduled Event Prizes:
Get 10 Prize Tix for playing
Get 20 Prize Tix for every Win
Get 30 additional Prize Tix for winning all your matches!
*Registration begins 1 hour before each event*
Weekend Magic League $40
Get a Planeswalker Preconstructed Deck (includes 2 booster packs) and play with other League players. Each time you play you get more cards for your deck.
Includes free entry into all Standard, Modern, and League events, including the League Championship on Sunday!
Friday Magic Schedule
Time Event Name Entry Fee Details
11:00 AMMini MastersFreeFREE event to start each day. Open to first 300 Entrants. Single Elimination. Start with a 30 card deck using 1 booster pack and basic lands. Each round survived wins 1 booster pack to add/modify your deck. Registration begins at 10am, pods of 8 players will launch when full until registration closes at 11am.
12:00 PMFast Format Modern10Bring your own Deck to play - free with league
01:00 PMFast Format Draft15Draft 3 packs and build and 40 card deck
02:00 PMPlay the Artist30Chaos Draft with Aaron Miller! Draft 3 random packs to build a 40 card deck. Players who play and beat Aaron will receive an exclusive gift in addition to listed prizing.
03:00 PMFast Format Standard10Bring your own Deck to play - free with league
04:00 PMFriday Foil Fiesta 6-Pack Sealed30Players receive 6 packs to build a 40 card deck. Foil Promo cards are given to players for participation and for each match win.
05:00 PMLeague Format10Bring your own Deck to play - free with league
Saturday Magic Schedule
Time Event Name Entry Fee Details
11:00 AMMini MastersFreeFREE event to start each day. Open to first 300 Entrants. Single Elimination. Start with a 30 card deck using 1 booster pack and basic lands. Each round survived wins 1 booster pack to add/modify your deck. Registration begins at 10am, pods of 8 players will launch when full until registration closes at 11am.
12:00 PMFast Format Modern10Bring your own Deck to play - free with league
01:00 PMFast Format Draft15Draft 3 packs and build and 40 card deck
02:00 PMPlay the Artist30Chaos Draft with Aaron Miller! Draft 3 random packs to build a 40 card deck. Players who play and beat Aaron will receive an exclusive gift in addition to listed prizing.
03:00 PMFast Format Standard10Bring your own Deck to play - free with league
04:00 PMTheme Deck Sealed25Recieve a 60 card Theme Deck from Magic History to play (20 players max)
05:00 PMLeague Format10Bring your own Deck to play - free with league
Sunday Magic Schedule
Time Event Name Entry Fee Details
11:00 AMMini MastersFreeFREE event to start each day. Open to first 300 Entrants. Single Elimination. Start with a 30 card deck using 1 booster pack and basic lands. Each round survived wins 1 booster pack to add/modify your deck. Registration begins at 10am, pods of 8 players will launch when full until registration closes at 11am.
12:00 PMLeague ChampionshipFree with LeagueLeague Players only, complete with their league decks for glory!!
01:00 PMFast Format Draft15Draft 3 packs and build and 40 card deck
02:00 PMPlay the Artist30Chaos Draft with Aaron Miller! Draft 3 random packs to build a 40 card deck. Players who play and beat Aaron will receive an exclusive gift in addition to listed prizing.
03:00 PMFast Format Standard10Bring your own Deck to play - free with league
Fast Format events are single game 20 minute matches
Schedule is subject to change

C2E2 After Dark Magic Schedule

Event Structure & Prize Information
After Dark events will be 2 or 3 rounds. Prizes are awarded per player. Scheduled Event Prizes:
Get 10 Prize Tix for playing
Get 20 Prize Tix for every Win
Get 30 additional Prize Tix for winning all your matches!
*Registration begins 1 hour before each event*
Weekend Magic League $40
Get a Planeswalker Preconstructed Deck (includes 2 booster packs) and play with other League players. Each time you play you get more cards for your deck.
Includes free entry into all Standard, Modern, and Legacy events, PLUS a bonus championship for League Players ONLY on Sunday!
Friday Magic Schedule
Time Event Name Entry Fee Details
7:30 PM - 9:00 PMOn-Demand Draft (Fast Format)15Draft 3 packs and build a 40 card deck
07:30 PMFast Format Chaos Sealed50Recieve 6 packs from Magic History and build a 40 card deck
08:00 PMConspiracy Draft30Draft 3 packs from Conspiracy to build a 40 card deck and play 2 rounds in 4 player pods
Saturday Magic Schedule
Time Event Name Entry Fee Details
7:30 PM - 9:00 PMOn-Demand Draft (Fast Format)15Draft 3 packs and build a 40 card deck
07:30 PMFast Format Chaos Draft30Draft 3 random packs and build a 40 card deck to play 3 rounds
08:00 PMConspiracy Draft30Draft 3 packs from Conspiracy to build a 40 card deck and play 2 rounds in 4 player pods
Fast Format events are single game 20 minute matches
Schedule is subject to change

Keyforge Events 2019

Time Event Fee
Friday, 10:00 AM Discovery Pods: Sealed $20
Friday, 10:00 AM Discovery Pods: Archon $10
Friday, 11:00 AM KeyForge Sealed Survival Tournament $40
Friday, 2:00 PM KeyForge Archon Survival Tournament $10
Saturday, 10:00 AM Discovery Pods: Sealed $20
Saturday, 10:00 AM Discovery Pods: Archon $10
Saturday, 11:00 AM KeyForge Sealed Survival Tournament $40
Saturday, 2:00 PM KeyForge Archon Survival Tournament $10
Sunday, 10:00 AM Discovery Pods: Sealed $20
Sunday, 10:00 AM Discovery Pods: Archon $10
Sunday, 11:00 AM KeyForge Sealed Survival Tournament $40
Sunday, 2:00 PM KeyForge Archon Survival Tournament $10

Star Wars Destiny Events 2019

Time Event Entry Fee Description
Friday 10AM-4PM Escape Pods
Standard Constructed $10 Compete in a 3 round Swiss tournament. Earn Prizes for participation and wins
Trilogy Constructed $10 Compete in a 3 round Swiss tournament. Earn Prizes for participation and wins
Rivals Draft $25 Bring your Rivals draft set, draft from 6 packs to build a deck and Compete in a 3 round Swiss tournament.Earn Prizes for participation and wins
Saturday 10AM-4PM Escape Pods
Standard Constructed $10 Compete in a 3 round Swiss tournament. Earn Prizes for participation and wins
Trilogy Constructed $10 Compete in a 3 round Swiss tournament. Earn Prizes for participation and wins
Rivals Draft $25 Bring your Rivals draft set, draft from 6 packs to build a deck and Compete in a 3 round Swiss tournament. Earn Prizes for participation and wins
Sunday 10AM-3:30 PM Escape Pods
Standard Constructed $10 Compete in a 3 round Swiss tournament. Earn Prizes for participation and wins
Trilogy Constructed $10 Compete in a 3 round Swiss tournament. Earn Prizes for participation and wins
Rivals Draft $25 Bring your Rivals draft set, draft from 6 packs to build a deck and Compete in a 3 round Swiss tournament. Earn Prizes for participation and wins

Legend of the Five Rings 2019

Time Event Fee Description
Friday 10AM-4PM L5R Events
10:30 AM Elemental Challenge 10 Limited to 32 Players. This 5 Round Swiss Tournament awards a variety of prizes for participation and wins including byes in Elemental Championships.
Enlightenment Pods 10 Compete in this 3 person multiplayer game and earn Prizes for participation and wins
Skirmish Pods 10 Compete in this 3 round Swiss Tournament and earn Prizes for participation and wins
Saturday 10AM-4PM L5R Events
10:30 AM Elemental Challenge 10 Limited to 32 Players. This 5 Round Swiss Tournament awards a variety of prizes for participation and wins including byes in Elemental Championships.
Enlightenment Pods 10 Compete in this 3 person multiplayer game and earn Prizes for participation and wins
Skirmish Pods 10 Compete in this 3 round Swiss Tournament and earn Prizes for participation and wins
Sunday 10AM-3PM L5R Events
10:30 AM Elemental Challenge 10 Limited to 32 Players. This 5 Round Swiss Tournament awards a variety of prizes for participation and wins including byes in Elemental Championships.
Enlightenment Pods 10 Compete in this 3 person multiplayer game and earn Prizes for participation and wins
Skirmish Pods 10 Compete in this 3 round Swiss Tournament and earn Prizes for participation and wins

Upperdeck Events 2019

Time Event Fee Description
All Weekend VS. 2PCG League $30 Players receive the VS. 2PCG MCU Battles box set to create a deck and play casual games all weekend.
Earn extra cards and prizes for completing matches:
1-3 Matches = Promo Card (different cards for each Match/Win)
7 Matches = Playmat
10 Matches = $5 off a set of your choice
Friday 4PM VS. 2PCG League
Tournament
Free to League Players Use your league deck and compete to earn Prize Tokens for wins in this multi round tournament
(total rounds based on number of players) 10 Prize Tokens per win
Saturday 4PM VS. 2PCG League
Tournament
Free to League Players Use your league deck and compete to earn Prize Tokens for wins in this multi round tournament
(total rounds based on number of players) 10 Prize Tokens per win
Sunday 11 AM C2E2
VS 2PCG
Championship
$10 Bring your own VS deck and compete for part of the $1000 Prize Pool*. No Total rounds based on number of players. A minimum of 36 players is required to run this event. Featured Format: Photographic Universe
During this Format you can use cards from the following expansions:

  • The MCU Battles
  • MCU Heroes
  • MCU Villains
  • The Buffy Battles

*24 players required for $1000, 16 players for $500, less than 16 players will offer mats and merchandise for prizing

  • Video Games
  • Video Games

Video Games

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Come check out our console area. Free play, organized tournaments for modern and retro games will be running all weekend long. Prove your gaming superiority and win great prizes. Don’t miss these exciting tournaments happening all weekend long:

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

  • 11:00 AM Mario Kart 64
  • 2:00 PM Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

  • 11:00 AM NBA Jam Tournament Edition
  • 2:00 PM Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Free For All)
  • 7:30 PM Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (King of the Hill) [In S401]

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

  • 11:00 AM Mortal Kombat II
  • 2:00 PM Dragon Ball FighterZ

What Else is Happening?

Gaming Under the Influence

GUI Logo Happening all weekend at C2E2, Gaming Under the Influence (GUI) is an interactive, live streaming game show that pulls gamers out of their chairs and in to an all-or-nothing cage-match competition where the audience decides their fate. Normally touring in local Chicago bars, GUI doesn’t involve beer, but feel free to bring one of your own (if you’re of age!) Open to participants of all ages.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY ESPORTS

DePaul Esports Logo Inclusion, academics, entertainment, and leadership are the four pillars of DePaul University Esports. Based on our university values, DePaul Esports in an inclusive community that honors and respects human dignity through gaming and in gaming. DePaul prepares students for careers in or associated with the exploding esports industry in majors that range from game design to sports management. With a large and dedicated community of gamers amongst our students, DePaul’s esports activities include teams competing in BIG EAST esports seasons and tournaments, gaming centers in residence halls, pop up gaming lounges, and gaming-centered events. Each of these initiative establishes DePaul’s students and our university as a leader in collegiate esports.

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