We’ll see you at Ai-Kon!

July 26 to July 28, 2019

at the RBC Convention Centre

Programming > Gamer's Lounge

Gamers’ Lounge

The Gamers’ Lounge is open for people who have some time between showings, panels and everyone who just want to have fun and play games! We have a variety of modern and classic consoles with a large selection of games. We are also pleased to announce that for the 3rd year running we will be hosting our partners in game loving crime; Chip Damage and Gamitoba!

This winter we will be running  a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament this year. For the 3rd year we will be hosting our partners in crime Chip Damage and Gamitoba. Chip Damage will be here to play fighting games with everyone as well as host their own tournaments and Gamitoba will have a huge variety of board games for us to all enjoy!

Summer 2019 Tournaments

Beat Saber

Ai-kon would like to announce our first ever VR tournament! We’ll be playing Beat Saber, a high octane lightsaber swinging rhythm game where you’ll compete to see who can get the best high score.

Rules: Medium difficulty, best combined score of 3 songs

Dates and Times: Friday July 26th, 2019, 7:00 pm till 11:00 pm

Registration Deadline: Friday July 26th, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Jump Force

Get ready to throw down with your favorite Shonen Jump characters in Jump Force! An intense 3D action fighting game based on the works of Japan’s best selling shonen manga publication. Choose a team of 3 fighters from over 40 characters; including, but not limited to, characters from Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Hero Academia.

Rules: Single elimination, best of 3 matches. No custom Characters.

Dates and Times: Saturday July 27, 2019, 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm

Registration Deadline: Saturday July 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Our annual Smash tournament is back and this year we’ll be playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate for Nintendo Switch! Everyone from all previous Smash Bros games has returned as well as several new characters.

Please note, we will have limited controllers so we recommend bringing your own to insure you can play with what you want.

Rules: 8 Player matches, medium items with top 4 moving on until semi finals. Top 2 moves on to finals for a 4 player match. No Mii Characters.

Dates and times: Sunday July 28, 10:30 am till 4:00 pm .

Registration Deadline: Sunday July 28 at 6am


Are you an avid gamer? Looking to put your skills to use by volunteering for Ai-Kon? Well you could be just the person we are looking for! Our gamers’ lounge is looking for volunteers to help our during Ai-Kon, Friday July 26 through Sunday July 28, 2019.

Successful applicants must be at least 18 years old, and priority will be given to those willing to lend equipment for the use of con goes for the duration of the event. Sign up here!

Tournament Hall of Fame

Did you miss the action at Winterfest, or want to re-watch that epic final showdown?  Watch the full vods here and on youtube.

Lounge Sponsors and Exhibitors

Ai-Kon would like to recognize the following organizations for their support of our 2019 Winterfest Gamers’ Lounge and gaming tournaments!