RetroWorld Expo works with several tournament organizers to host a range of esports tournaments throughout the weekend. Tournaments are open to players of all ages and skill level. Casual players and spectators are both welcome. 

Tournaments can be registered for the day of the event. There will be a tournament registration booth on the show floor where you can sign up. 


Game Underground returns to host the 2023 Retro World Rumble at the Retro World Expo

You must have an event ticket to enter any tournaments at the events!

It is highly recommended you register online now as events may reach their cap before the event. Registration at the venue ends a half hour before tournaments begin.

Fortnite and Mario Kart are IN PERSON Registration only!


11am-6pm Rock Band 4 Free Play with over 1300 songs!

12pm - Tekken 7 PS4

12pm - Pokemon Scarlet/Violet (VGC Rules BYO Switch)

1pm - $500 Pot Bonus Street Fighter 6 (PS4)

1pm-3pm - Fortnite High Score Challenge

3pm - Mario Kart 8 (Switch)

5pm - Guilty Gear -Strive- (PS4)


11am-4pm Rock Band Free Play with over 1300 songs!

1pm - Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Switch)

1pm-3pm Fortnite High Score Challenge

2pm - Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4)

3pm - WWE 2K23 Extreme Rules (PS5)

Additional Rules:

Fortnite High Score Challenge (Sat and Sun FREE ENTRY ) The player with the most kills in an online match each day will win a Turbo Pass for 2023! If there is a tie it will be determined by the amount of time it took to get to that score! Players are allowed to get back in line and try as many times as they like in the allotted time.

Mario Kart 8 is free to enter sign up Sunday!

Smash Bros and Street Fighter are 2/3 matches double elimination.

Guilty Gear and Mortal Kombat are 3/5 matches double elimination.

Super Smash Bros will follow our most current ruleset as the event gets closer.


Our usual ruleset can be found here:

Players are welcome to bring their own controllers or fight sticks!

All events are subject to current competitive rules updates at the time of the event. All rulings are at that game's TO's discretion.


The Classic Tetris World Championships Regional is returning to RWX this year!

Saturday August 26


10am - 3pm

$10 - Play as many attempts as you are able to get in during the Qualifying period. Subject to availability on set ups

$20/hr - Get your own personal set up to log as many high scores as you can in one (1) hour

Tickets can be purchased online at by clicking purchase tickets and selecting Tournament Add-Ons. Tickets to the show are required to participate in the event

Top 12 

3pm - 7pm

The Top 12 from Qualifying will compete in a bracketed tournament. The winner will receive $500 which can be used towards airfare to compete in the Tetris World Championships held at Portland Retro Gaming Expo

There are only a handful of CTWC Regional events throughout the country and RWX is one of them! You wont want to miss out on this chance to compete.

For more info on the Classic Tetris World Championships go to

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