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Video Gaming

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.

Console Gaming

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, Super Street Fighter 4, and Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Melee, and great new fighting games such as Injustice: God’s Among Us and Killer Instinct.

We will also be holding a few tournaments for non-fighting games such as Call of Duty Black Ops II, Just Dance, Duck Hunt and Mario Kart.

Important Reminders

  • Bring your own controller.
  • Registration for each tournament ends one (1) hour before the tournament is scheduled to begin.

LAN Gaming Area

Anime North Gaming returns for our 5th Annual BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) LAN - "League of Legends" edition this year! With a whole weekend primarily dedicated to League of Legends - from in-houses, ARAM, and other game modes on Free Play Friday to our two-day tournament starting on Saturday and concluding on Sunday afternoon, we plan to make this year even better.

Read more: LAN Gaming Area


Retro Room

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!

Read more: Retro Room


Rock Band Idol

Rock Band Idol

It's time to Rock out! So let’s start with the fun! Rock Band Idol 2014 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 at 3:00 PM on the main stage in the Ambrosia Room 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

Informally known as the "DDR Room", the Japanese Rhythm Game Room features such awesome games as DDR (goes without saying), Beatmania IIDX (pronounced 2 D X), Pop'n Music, and Sound Voltex Booth.


Duck Hunt

Duck Hunt

Game On Entertainment Service (http://gameonentertainmentservices.com/) will be back this year and with their convention favourite Duck Hunt Points Tournament with great candy basket prizes provided by Candi Werx (www.candiwerx.com) and a Retron video game console for the winner of the Two Duck competition.


Just Dance

Come by and Just Dance in the Sheraton for the return of our Just Dance competition with the top score winning a set of weekend passes for Atomic Lollipop 2014.


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 hallway outside the Ambrosia Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel. Bring your 3DS and Pokemon X or Y 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.

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