Featured Games – Tournament Play

Imagine a 30,000 sq ft gaming paradise filled with consoles, PCs, active tournaments, retro arcades, indie gamers, and immersive gaming experiences.  Entry to the Summer Con Gaming is included with a Summer Con admission ticket for all spectators, players, and tournament participants.  Check out some of the featured games this year:

Unleash your inner warrior and step into the ring of Street Fighter 6, where lightning-fast reflexes, flawless combos, and mind-blowing special moves reign supreme. Channel the spirit of Ryu, Chun-Li, and Akuma as you face off against the world’s most talented fighters in an intense battle for dominance. The stage is set, the crowd is roaring, and only one will emerge as the true king of the fighters!

Guilty Gear Strive is the seventh mainline installment and overall is the twenty-fifth release in the Guilty Gear Series, and is intended to be a beginner-friendly “complete reconstruction” of the franchise. Join in on one of the many tournaments hosted over the 3 days of Washington State Summer Con.

It’s time to gather your favorite characters from the gaming universe and unleash chaos in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate! Smash, bash, and annihilate your opponents in a battle royale like no other. Mario, Link, Pikachu, and countless others are waiting to join the fray as you showcase your lightning-fast reflexes, strategic mind, and mastery of devastating special moves. It’s time to prove that you have what it takes to be crowned the ultimate Smash champion!

Get Ready for the Ultimate Mario Kart Showdown! The Nintendo Switch Game Tournament presents an adrenaline-fueled spectacle where the champions of the Mushroom Kingdom come together for an epic clash on the tracks! The competition will be fierce, but fear not! Sharpen your racing skills, perfect your power-slides, and unleash those devastating shells, lightning bolts, and bananas to send your adversaries spinning off the course!

GAMING Admission Tickets do not allow for access to any areas of Summer Con except the Gaming Expo area.  Access is ONLY available through the GREEN GATE.  This admission ticket does NOT give you a badge to meet celebrities or enjoy panels.  This admission ticket is for a wristband ONLY to access the Gaming Area and enter through the GREEN GATE.

Tournament Registration

Entry for these tournaments is included with a Summer Con admission ticket.  Registration is available NOW from the link below and at the check-in desk in the Summer Con Gaming building!

  • Street Fighter 6 Tournament – SATURDAY – June 24th ($1,000 prize pool)
  • Super Smash Bros. Tournament – SUNDAY – June 25th ($1,000 prize pool)
  • Rocket League Tournament – SATURDAY, June 24th ($500 prize pool)
  • Rocket League Tournament – SUNDAY, June 25th ($500 prize pool)

Summer Con Tournament Schedules

Mario Kart – Friday, June 21st

  • $500 prize pool – 32 player Cap
  • 6:00 PM Full Bracket

Pokemon Puzzle League – Friday, June 21st

Swag bag prizing – 24 player cap
– 4PM: Full bracket

Mortal Kombat 1 – Friday, June 21st

  • 10:00 AM – Doors Open
  • 12:00 PM – SF6 – Pool 1
  • 2:00 PM – SF6 – Pool 2
  • 4:00 PM – SF6 – Top 8 Finals
  • 6:00 PM – Doors Close

Tekken 8  – Saturday, June 22nd

$500 prize pool – 48 player cap
– 2PM: Pool 1
– 3PM: Pool 2
– 4PM: Top 8 Finals

Street Fighter 6  – Saturday, June 22nd

$500 prize pool – 48 player cap
– 5PM: Pool 1
– 6PM: Pool 2
– 7PM: Top 8 Finals

Guilty Gear Strive  – Saturday, June 22nd

$500 prize pool – 32 player cap
– 7PM: Full bracket

Mario Kart -Satrday, June 22nd

  • 12:00 PM – Doors Open
  • 1:00 PM Registration Deadline
  • 2:00 PM – Play begins


$500 prize pool – 64 player cap
– 11AM: Pool 1
– 1PM: Pool 2
– 3PM: Top 16 Finals

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE Casual – Sunday, June 23rd

Swag bag prizing – 24 player cap
– 3PM: Redemption bracket

Mario Kart -Sunday, June 23rd

  • 12:00 PM – Doors Open
  • 1:00 PM Registration Deadline
  • 2:00 PM – Play begins

Tournament Ruleset


  • 2/3 games (top 8 – 3/5)
  • Double elimination bracket
  • 99 seconds, 2 rounds
  • The tournament will be run on PS5
  • Random stage selection


Western WA 2022 Tournament Ruleset

  • 2/3 games (top 8 – 3/5)
  • Double elimination bracket
  • 3 stocks, 7-minute timer
  • Full DSR, 2 bans for BO3 / 1 ban for BO5
  • Starters: Battlefield, Small Battlefield, Final Destination, Hollow Bastion, Pokemon Stadium 2
  • Counterpicks: Smashville, Town & City


Casual bracket with swag bag prizing!

  • 2/3 games
  • Single elimination bracket
  • 3 stocks, 7-minute timer
  • Random stage select
  • All stages legal
  • All items legal

The Summer Con VR Experience

Four stations of great VR gameplay at Summer Con.  Step into the Beatsaber Thunderdome and put your name on the leaderboard to win great prizes.  Have a seat in one of our two Living Rooms infested with Takelings.  Can you exterminate them all as up to eight people behind you are guiding the devious Takelings on their cell phones?

Takelings House Party
Saturday and Sunday

A frantic and whimsical local multiplayer party game for VR. Takelings have invaded this quiet suburban home and it’s up to Hal to exterminate these pests using whatever means necessary! Supports 1 VR player and up to 8 couch players.  Play Takelings with gamepads, keyboard, or smartphone as a controller over wifi with our companion app

Beat Saber High Score Challenge
Saturday and Sunday

Beat Saber offers a variety of songs across different genres and difficulty levels, allowing players to choose their preferred style of music and challenge themselves at their own pace. The gameplay mechanics are intuitive and satisfying, as you have to slice through the blocks in specific directions to the beat of the music, creating a satisfying rhythmic flow. Whether you’re a music enthusiast, a fan of rhythm games, or simply looking for an entertaining VR experience, Beat Saber is definitely worth trying out for its fun and addictive gameplay.