This year at Anime North, there will be an even wider variety of video game events than ever before. Come join us for some great video game competitions at the Sheraton.
For a preview of when the Video Gaming events will be taking place all weekend, check out the Video Gaming Schedule (PDF)
Anime North is excited to announce that Toronto Top Tiers http://torontotoptiers.com/ will be joining us to host our fighting game tournaments. You can expect several popular games such as Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, Guilty Gear Xrd, Killer Instinct, and Mortal Kombat X. Anime North is excited to announce that EvenMatchupGaming http://www.evenmatchup.com/ will be joining us to host Super Smash Brothers WiiU and Melee.
We will also be holding a few tournaments for non-fighting games such as Call of Duty Advance Warfare, Halo 4 2v2, Halo 2 anniversary 4v4, Just Dance, Duck Hunt and Mario Kart.
LAN Gaming Area
Anime North Gaming returns for our 6th Annual BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) LAN this year! Drop on by with your computer for Free Play Friday yet again as we'll have a whole host of different games and game modes that YOU decide on; anything goes - within reason of course! In-house games, ARAM, teemo hunts, and HearthStone are just some of the possibilities! Saturday brings about our annual League of Legends championship - will last years' victors repeat or will a new team rise triumphant in the end? We'll have the later stage matches up on the big screen and streamed online even - so come on by and join us! Whether it's to spectate, chill out, or partake in the free play festivities, we're sure you'll end up having a blast!
Miss the bleeps and bloops of the games from past generations? The Retro Room gives you the opportunity to play all the video games you don't have at home or wish you could play right now in a safe environment!
Request a game from our list and we will set it up for you! We will also be having retro video game challenges throughout the weekend and competitive retro tournaments with medals! We'll be having all our tournaments and challenges in the Golden Delicious Room at the Sheraton Hotel!
Rock Band Idol
It's time to Rock out! So let’s start with the fun! Rock Band Idol 2015 qualifiers start on Saturday at 6:00 PM in the Northern Spy Room of the Sheraton Hotel (if you’re participating, you’ll need to show up then), and runs until 10:00 PM (this may change depending on the number of bands that sign up). Finals will be held the next day on Sunday at 3:00 PM with the top contestants battling it out in front of our panel of judges. Award ceremonies to follow! All bands will play at least two songs in qualifiers, but only one in the finals, so make it your best! Your band can range in size from two to four people. However, if you're in a band of two, you will lose a few points, unless you can play multiple parts at once!
DDR / Japanese Rhythm Games
The intense arcade rhythm action returns yet again with even more DDR, Beatmania IIDX, Pop'n Music, and Sound Voltex than you can shake a stick at!
Game On Entertainment Service (http://gameonentertainmentservices.com/) will be back this year and with their convention favourite Duck Hunt Points Tournament with prizes provided by Chop Shop Goods (www.Chopshopgoods.com) and a Retron video game console provided by GOES for the winner of the Two Duck competition.
Come by and Just Dance in the Sheraton for the return of our Just Dance competition and win awesome prizes like gear from Chop Shop, passes to Atomic Lollipop, and a 65 inch LG TV!
Pokemon Gym Leader Squad
A live-action Pokemon event! The Pokemon Gym Leader Squad is a group of Pokemon fans who cosplay as Pokemon Gym Leaders, Elite 4, and other strong trainers, and we're ready to accept challengers of all skill levels! Look for us at our table in the handhelds room in the Sheraton Hotel. Bring your 3DS and Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire version, win badges, and see if you have what it takes to be the very best! Visit http://ctrl-a.org/gymleaders/about-us/rules/ for more details.
Game Asylum is pleased to offer various video gaming tournaments and free play all weekend at Anime North from directly inside the Toronto Congress Centre! Xbox 360s, Wii Us, and Wiis will be available along with a vast arsenal of the best multi-player games out there. Tournaments for Super Smash Bros U, Mario Kart 8, Halo 4, and NHL '15 will be run all weekend with awesome prizes! Stop by to face the best of the best, or for a fun race of Mario Kart, but don't forget to get in and play!