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Video Gaming Events


Video Game Hall

The Video Game Hall is bringing back all of the old favourites: multiple stations with today's modern consoles running the latest games from both North America & Japan, video game events including tournaments and competitions honouring retro game favourites, as well as several LAN PC stations, which will be available for competitive play!

Whether you're new to video gaming or have been playing games for years, there's something for everyone at Otakuthon's Video Game Hall!


Attendees are encouraged to Bring-Your-Own-Accessories. PC Peripherals, Controllers, Headphones & Handheld chargers. This will make things easier for everyone.

* Personal Mice & Keyboards are only allowed during LAN Tournaments.


Are you one of the very best at your favourite game? Looking to challenge tough opponents to sharpen and hone your skills? Or maybe you just like being competitive?

Whatever the reason, come and register for any of our tournaments and put your skills to the test!  Players will be showing off their skills in genres ranging from RTS, FPS, fighting, rhythm, dōjins, and much more! Don't forget to have fun, and may the best player win!


Really Serious Retro Competition

Have you ever thought: "How I wish there was a chance for me to show off my Dr. Mario skills"? Well now you can at the Really Serious Retro Competition! A new twist to our Retro stations, these more relaxed tournaments will feature mostly retro games that haven't been in the spotlight often enough.  From Duck Hunt to Pokémon Stadium to Nidhogg, gather your friends and come participate in these events that celebrate what video games are all about: having fun!

Rhythm Games

Let's groove to the music! Dance like nobody's watching! Pop in the tunes and send that beat back! Manipulate the sound to your liking! Scratch away like a pro! Are you ready?

Otakuthon will once again have a variety of rhythm games for those of you who enjoy playing with music or are curious and want to try something new. Our team will be present to help you understand the core mechanics of the games. No need to sweat! (Well, maybe just a little!)

Touhou Project


Come celebrate the Hakurei Shrine Festival at the Touhou Project Station in the Video Game Hall! This popular series of curtain fire shoot 'em ups will be available for play and will include all of the official Touhou Project games (both PC98 & PC), Seihou Project games, and a variety of Touhou Project inspired dōjin games covering a wide range of genres.

Whether you're already a fan or want to try out this series of very unique shooters for the first time, be sure to stop by and dodge some danmaku with us~!

Japanese Roleplaying Games

From Final Fantasy to your favourite Tales of... games, JRPGs have introduced gamers worldwide to fantastic worlds, deep storylines and unique characters that are both endearing and unforgettable.

Whether you are new to JRPGs or a veteran of the genre, all are welcome at the JRPG Station where you can play a great variety of fantastic JRPGs!

LAN Station


For those warriors whose way of the Samurai can only be expressed through a keyboard and a mouse, drop by the LAN Station!

Come by for some fun & enter our RTS or FPS Tournaments where your skills will be put to the test to see who will be the best of the best.

Handheld Lounge

Whether it's for the high-fives from teammates or handshakes after a good battle, there's plenty of fun for all. Celebrating your favourite portable games, all platforms are welcome at the Handheld Lounge! So grab a seat and stay a while!

Montreal Pokémon League

MTL Pokemon League

The Montreal Pokémon League will be returning to Otakuthon for the 4th year in a row with a new challenge! Battle our Gym Leaders for a chance to earn a new exclusive set of 18 badges available only at Otakuthon 2017, featuring art of some of your favorite Pokémon cosplaying as popular anime & video game characters! Gym Leaders will be rotating shifts throughout the weekend, so visit them regularly to collect the whole set. These badges won't be available ever again, so don't miss your chance to win 'em all! Challenging us is totally FREE!

pokemon league

Bring your Nintendo 2DS or 3DS and your copy of Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon and come join the heat of battle together with your favorite Pokémon! Don't have a 3DS or a copy of Pokémon SuMo? No worries, the MPL has you covered! Several rental 3DS systems complete with battle-ready teams will be provided (FOR FREE!) for anyone interested in participating.

Challenge format will be 3v3 Single Battle, following the system-built Flat Rules and using the Battle Tree ban list:

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