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2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

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Gaming Events

Free Play & Competitive Gaming [Salon 4]

The console gaming room is a great place to hang out and meet fellow gamers in a more relaxed atmosphere. The room will feature gaming classics to Japanese imports, a little bit of everything gaming that caters to all. ATOA is also proud to have Extra Life Edmonton to host our competitive gaming this year! Playing games while helping a good cause, how awesome is that! 

Check out the following for Competitive Gaming Schedule:

Friday – Rockband 4 Competition
  • 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Sign Up Registration
  • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Qualifiers
  • 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Battle of the Bands 
  • 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm – Winners Encore/Free Play
Saturday - Smash Bros Wii U
  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Sign Up Registration
  • 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm - Smash Bros Round 1 First Half
  • 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Smash Bros Round 1 Second Half
  • 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Smash Bros Round 2
  • 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Smash Bros Quarter Finals
  • 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Smash Bros Semi Finals and Finals

Saturday - Mario Kart 8 Competition
  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Sign Up Registration 
  • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm - Mario Kart Preliminaries
  • 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Mario Kart Semi Finals and Finals

*Please note all events times are subject to change

LAN & Handheld Gaming [Hall A]

League of Legends LAN Gaming
Partnered with Memory Express, League of Legends LAN Gaming will be available at A Taste of Animethon! Free Play LAN gaming will be available to everyone during non tournament times or during tournament times when are space available. Challenge others with your l33t skills in the League of Legends Tournament! Tournament signup will be available first come first serve. This will be an 8 team(5v5) single elimination tournament. There will be limited spots.

Any inquiries, please email

  • 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Registration for Tournament
  • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Seed 1
  • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Seed 2
  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Seed 3
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Seed 4
  • 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Seed 5
LAN Gaming Q&A: 

Can I bring my own computer?
No. Unfortunately BYOC is not supported this year. However this may be a possibility in the future if LAN gaming shows enough popularity. So stop by for a bit anyways!

Will I be able to bring my own equipment?
Yes! Personal keyboards, headsets, mice, and the likes will be allowed in the computer room. No separate monitors, computer towers, or open speakers will be allowed.

The computers don’t have the game I want to play; may I install it?
Please don’t install any separate games onto the computers! You may tell a staff member you would like to see that game at LAN gaming in the future though. Can I come play games even though I don’t have an Animethon wristband/pass?: Nope! Please support the convention and buy a wristband/pass before you stop in to play.

I wanna play games, but all the computers are taken. What now?
You will just have to wait for another computer to open up. Sorry! I came to play games and only games, is there a time limit to how long I can stay?: There is no time limit currently set for how long you may use a computer. However we do suggest taking breaks every so often and checking out the rest of the convention; there’s so much to see and do!

Are walk-ins for the league tournament allowed?
If all the spots are already filled, then no. However if there are open spots to join the tournament, you and four other people may apply to play. Pre-made teams ARE required!

My team has a bronze ranked member, can we still apply?
Yes you may! Rank does not matter to us.

All the teams are already filled up for the tournament; can I still apply?
No. Once all the teams are filled, that’s it. Although if one of the team's drop out during registration time, that spot will open up for grabs. 

Handheld Gaming
Handheld Gaming will also be welcome in this area, bring out your mobile phones and DS to join the fun! Exchange street passes, compete, or co-op with fellow players! There will be times for encouraged gatherings available. Local LAN only for DS, no internet will be provided.

Friday night will be featuring Hearthstone: Fireside Gathering. Pull up a chair and let’s play some Hearthstone! A Taste of Animethon is happy to host an official Fireside Gathering! It's free, incredibly fun, and you'll earn a special card back just for participating!

Saturday will be featuring gatherings for Nintendo DS games! Make new friends, exchange items, engage with other people thruough your streetpasses! (Note: Local LAN only, no internet will be provided)
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm – StreetPass Gathering
  • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Pokemon & Fantasy Life Gathering
  • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Monster Hunter & Animal Crossing Gathering
  • 5:00pm to 7:00 pm – Smash Brothers & Mario Kart 7 Gathering

*Note that these are just featuring titles; players are welcome to join in with other handheld games at any time. All events are just gatherings, no contests or prizes will be assigned.