The Baltimare Arcade is back! Located in Ballroom I on level 400, allow us to satisfy your gaming sweet tooth for the weekend with free play, gaming merchandise, and tournaments. A 3-Day Badge to BronyCon 2018 is up for grabs for the winner(s) of each tournament unless otherwise specified. All tournaments are run by the lovely people at Nexus Gaming Alliance.

Tournament Schedule

Friday, August 11, 2017
Naruto 4 Road to Boruto (PS4) 12pm

We know, we know, "A hero always arrives late”, but be on time to show us your skills in our first tourney of the weekend, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto played on the PS4.

Street Fighter V (PS4) 5pm

Whether a button masher or a seasoned veteran, almost anyone can enjoy Street Fighter. Come dominate the competition in the 6th installment (yes, 6th!) of the popular Street Fighter series on the PS4. (Note: button mashing not encouraged.)

Rocket League (PS4) 9pm

Cars, check. Soccar, fun! Rockets?!? Come show us your super-sonic-acrobatic skill with this high-octane game on the PS4. Enter as a two person team or sign up to a find a partner who hopefully won’t spend the match trying to drive on the ceiling.

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Super Smash Bros. 4 (Wii U) 12pm

No matter which Super Smash Bros. is your favorite, it’s hard to deny the instant likeability of this fan-favorite franchise. “Show [us] Your Moves!” as you meteor smash your edge-guarding opponents right off the stage.

Pokkén Tournament (Wii U) 5pm

Come fill up your synergy gauge in this Pokémon arcade fighter. Take control of your favorite Pokémon and leave your opponents bulbaSORE! (We’re so sorry.)

Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) 9pm

Whether you like racing games, love Mario, or just enjoy ruining your friendships with a well timed blue shell, this series has been racing around since 1992, and it’s not going anywhere! Come drift into first place using your speed, determination, and luck—we mean dodging skill.

Sunday, August 13, 2017
Pokémon Sun and Moon 12pm

Yo! Champ in the making! Bring your Nintendo 3DS and copy of Pokémon Sun or Moon to participate in our single elimination VGC tournament. Make sure your game system is fully charged beforehand because if it faints, we won’t have a Nurse Joy to revive it!

Pokémon Tournament Rules

Single Elimination 3v3 Participate in a Single Elimination tournament. Rules are simple, you lose, you are eliminated

  • Participants must have official Pokémon Sun/Moon cartridge or digital copy to participate.
  • Unsporting conduct is prohibited, always be courteous to your opponent at all times.
  • If your handheld device suffers any technical difficulties during a match, such as loss of power, you will be disqualified. Prevent this by making sure your device is fully charged.
  • Each participant is allowed to have 6 Pokémon in their party, but must select 3 of those Pokémon to use each battle.


  • Pokémon must be uniquely named: No two Pokémon on your team can share a name.
  • No two Pokémon can be the same species.
  • Pokémon on your team cannot be named as another Pokémon. Ex. A Zubat cannot be named Pikachu.

Variant Clauses

The following are popular variants that BronyCon is instating to use with their Pokémon 3v3 Tournament.

  • Self-KO clause: The player automatically loses if their last Pokémon uses Self-destruct or Explosion. Destiny Bond and Perish Song also fail when used by the last Pokémon.
  • Sleep clause: Each player can only have one Pokémon asleep at a time (Pokémon that are put to sleep due to Rest do not count).
  • One-hit KO clause: Fissure, Horn Drill, Guillotine, and Sheer Cold, are banned.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Players cannot intentionally prevent an opponent from being able to end the game without forfeiting.

Restricted Pokémon & Items

Banned items: Pokémon cannot be holding a megastone.

Banned Pokémon: The following Pokémon are prohibited from use in the BronyCon Tournament:

  • Cosmog
  • Cosmoem
  • Solgaleo
  • Lunala
  • Necrozma
  • Magearna
  • Ash-Greninja
  • Any Pokémon not obtainable, captured, or hatched in the Alola Region.
  • Pokémon obtained via the Island Scan are prohibited.
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