Japanese Arcade Tournament:

Hours for tournaments:

  • Qualifiers rounds: Friday 12 pm – Saturday 10 am
  • Tournament: Saturday 11 am until Saturday 10 pm (estimate)

Tournament Rules

Nan Desu Kan 2018 Dance Dance Revolution Extreme Pro Tournament Rules

All skill levels are permitted and encouraged to participate!

– Point format –

MARVELOUS – 3 points
PERFECT – 2 points
GREAT – 1 point
O.K. – 3 points
Others – 0 points

– Qualifiers –

In order to qualify, alert one of the tournament organizers, who will then collect your score, preferred name for the bracket, and contact information by which to notify you of upcoming tournament matches in the event that you’re not present in the game room.

The double elimination bracket will be seeded based on your qualifier score using the above point format.  It will be one Heavy chart, rated a 7, to be announced immediately prior to qualification. Any modifiers may be selected, with the exception of a mandatory Turn modifier.

– Tournament format –

The bracket will be available at the start of the tournament.  Please keep an eye on it to make sure you are available for your match when the time comes.  If contact information was provided, a tournament organizer will attempt to alert you of upcoming tournament matches.  If you plan on being absent from the game room for an extended period of time, please let one of the tournament organizers know.  Otherwise, if you are not present and your match is preventing the progression of the tournament bracket, you may be given a loss.

At the start of each match, the higher seed will choose either (1) which side to play on or (2) the track veto order.  The lower seed then gets control over the remaining decision. A computer program will randomly draw 5 tracks, which will be weighted more toward easier charts (maximum 5~8) at the start of the tournament and more toward difficult charts (maximum 8~10) as the tournament progresses.  As decided, one player will pick one track to veto, then the other player will then pick another track to veto. The remaining 3 tracks will then be played in the order they were drawn. Each player may select any chart difficulty, including Beginner. Any modifiers may be selected with the exception of “Solo”, which requires both players’ consent.  Using the above point format, whoever first achieves the higher score on 2 tracks is the winner. During the top 4 player matches, 7 tracks will be drawn instead of 5, and whoever first achieves a higher score on 3 tracks is the winner. In the event of ties, the vetoed tracks will be played in the order they were initially drawn. If more ties occur, more tracks will be randomly drawn.

Video Game Room Tournaments:

No Tournament Sign-Up

If you want to join a tournament just come in when the tournament starts so we can check your badge, and collect a tournament token. Each token has a number, and those numbers are your ticket into the tournament! When you sit down to compete, you’ll slot up your token right there, and if you get beaten, you lose it. If you win, that token is your proof that you’re still in the tournament. Keep track of it! And don’t try trading it to your friends- even if we don’t catch you, the rest of the participants will.


We are sponsoring our usual number of special prizes this year: Best Video Game Art/Model, Best Video Game Costume, and Best Video Game Music Video. The winners get a Golden Joystick of their very own and some extra special prizes as well!

Tournament Schedule for 2019

Saturday’s Alright for Fighting!
Saturday, August 24:

12:00 pm: Smash Ultimate 1v1
4:00 pm: Soul Calibur 6
7:00 pm: Kill la Kill -IF
10:00 pm: Mortal Combat 11

Who’s event awake by noon anyway?
Sunday, August 25

12:00 pm TBA

Please remember that there is no sign up for tournaments.  Get to the tournament center and the VGR Staff will check your badge and give you a numbered token!

The Senjo:

Tournament: Earth Tau (prizes)

Saturday: 5pm

Tournament: Tsuro

Saturday: 6 pm

16 players maximum (Sign ups start at 10 am in The Dojo)

There will be four games of four players with the first place winners moving on to the final to play on our giant-sized Tsuro board. Those four will battle it out with only one taking home this year’s giant-sized Shogi piece trophy as the 2019 NDK Dojo Champion.