Video Games Lounge

Have some time to kill until your next panel or showing? Then come spend some time with us in the games lounge! Take a brief glimpse into the history of gaming, as we’ll have a station ready for you to relive some nostalgia, or experience something new and exciting! The titles we carry range from retro classics to the newest and hottest titles on a variety of consoles. Looking to one-up your best friend? We’ll be running tournaments all weekend long for those seeking such thrills in which you'll go against other con-goers for pride and prizes!

Summer 2017 Tournaments

Below are the exciting tournaments that are being run this year by the Games Lounge. All tournaments will be held in the Games Lounge room in our Tournament Area. Please see the Games Lounge Volunteer Desk to sign up for any that pique your interest!

Street Fighter V

The legendary fighting franchise returns with Street Fighter V! Birdie and Charlie Nash make their return to the Street Fighter universe, where they join classic characters like Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, and M. Bison.


Street Fighter V will be a Double Elimination 1v1 Best-of-3 Tournament but will transition to a Best-of-5 for the Semifinals, Winner’s Bracket Finals, Loser’s Bracket Finals, and Grand Finals.

There will be a time limit.

Time and Date: Friday, July 21st, from 6pm to 10pm.

Tournament sponsored by:

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone

Project Diva Future Tone is the biggest Project Diva game to date. With songs from all previous Project Diva Arcade and Playstation games, as well as songs from Project Mirai. Take it easy and enjoy the show while playing on easy, or show off your skills with the Extreme and EX Extreme difficulties. This competition can be enjoyed by anyone who loves music or idols. Take center stage the spotlight is shining for you!

Rules: 3 Chances to set the highest score possible. Any song any difficulty.

Time and Date: Saturday, July 22nd, from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Tournament sponsored by:

Super Smash Brothers for Wii U (SSB4)

Face off against the biggest roster of Nintendo all-stars ever assembled! Send your rivals flying with powerful attacks to become the last one standing! Who among you is the ultimate Smash artist? Prove it with characters like Mario, Ike, Ness, R.O.B, Wii Fit Trainer, Yoshi and many more!

Rules: 8 Players take part in a 3-Stock match each round, with only the last 2 standing advancing to the next round until there are only 4 players left, and only one will reign supreme!

Time and Date: Sunday, July 23rd, from 11am till 3pm.

Tournament sponsored by:

Dragonball Xenoverse 2

Dragonball Xenoverse 2 is a Bandai Namco’s latest addition to the DragonBall Franchise! With over 80 Characters from Dragonball’s history fully unlocked and available to play (including DLC), we will be hosting a 1v1 Single Elimination Tournament! Replenish your stamina, charge your Ki, and get ready to throw down with Nappa, Goku, Cooler, Bardock, Beerus, and many more to claim the title of Champion! (We definitely got permission from Hercule to use his title!)

Rules: The Tournament will start off as 1 vs 1 in a Best-of-3 Series, and then will transition into a Best-of-5 Series in the Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals. During a Series, Players will fight the whole series with the Character they chose. Once the round is complete, they will be free to chose a new character for their next round. There is a 3 minute time limit during each match.

Time and Date: Saturday, July 22rd, from 1pm till 5pm.

Tournament sponsored by:

Games Lounge Presents: Chip Damage

This year we are proud to have Winnipeg’s own Fighting Game Community: Chip Damage! These awesome players will be running their own mini side tournaments in the Games Lounge. So if Ai-kon’s tournaments aren’t enough then you ought to head over to Chip Damage’s area to sign up for their events! Below are the dates and times. For further information please see the Chip Damage desk in the Games Lounge.

Blazblue Central Fiction

Time and Date: Saturday 1pm

Injustice 2

Time and Date: Saturday 3pm

Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2

Time and Date: Saturday 5pm

Tekken 7

Time and Date: Saturday 7pm

Local Partnership

Ai-Kon is proud to announce a partnership with Chip Damage as commentators for our Street Fighter V and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 tournaments!

Chip Damage is a video gaming group which focuses mainly on fighting games in Winnipeg that holds tournaments, and gaming events at the U of M. There is no official membership or registration process, just show up and play! Players and spectators of all skill levels are welcome!

Follow them on Facebook or visit their website to learn more about the community!

JimCon is Winnipeg's tabletop gaming convention where you can enjoy board games, card games, miniatures, and RPGs! It was born out of our love of games and the joy from socializing while we play together.

JimCon looks forward to sharing a table with you in the Gamers Lounge, where you can learn quick and fun tabletop game from the mini library that was selected just for Ai-Kon! Come learn a new game, play with friends or meet someone new. Visit often as we will be scheduling times to teach and play certain games!

Game On Anime Fans!