Defend The North 2019
Defend The North 2019
July 19-21 2019481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA
Registration closes 7/19/19

From July 19th through the 21st, the New Yorker Hotel will open its doors to Defend the North: New York City's only major fighting game tournament!

Widely regarded as one of the most popular destinations in the world, NYC is also home to a diverse gaming community with a rich and storied legacy. This summer, we invite you to be a part of that legacy. Register for DTN today and join us for an exciting weekend of events tailor-made for players and spectators alike!

Why Go to Defend the North?

- 20+ Tournaments for Current and Retro Games

- 30+ Different Games Available for Casual Play

- Arcade Room with real arcade cabs and dance machines

- 24 hour Gaming in the Main Ballroom and Arcade Room

- Community-Run Side Game Tournaments

- Cosplay Contest with Cash Prizes

- Live eSports Discussion Panels

- Vendor and Exhibitor Booths

- And much more!

How Do I Get There?

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The iconic New Yorker Hotel is located at 481 8th Ave in Midtown Manhattan. Public transportation is available from all three major New York City airports: Newark (EWR), John F Kennedy (JFK), and LaGuardia (LGA):

From EWR: Take the Airtrain to Newark Airport train station. Then transfer to a NJ TRANSIT train to NEW YORK Penn Station.

From JFK: Take the Airtrain to Jamaica Station. Then transfer to a Manhattan-bound E train and stop at 34th St Penn Station.

From LGA: Take the Q70 SBS Bus to Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue/74th St (Guests coming from Terminal A must take the Q47 Bus instead). Then take an E train to 34th St Penn Station.

Where Can I Stay?

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Get the most out of DTN weekend and stay at the venue! Steps away from such landmarks as the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden, the New Yorker is the ultimate combination of historic charm and modern convenience.

This 4-star hotel features updated rooms with breathtaking views of the city. Amenities include a bar, a 24-hour diner, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Normally priced at around $300 a night during the summer, DTN has secured amazing rates for all our guests starting at $147 a night! Click here to reserve your room now! No deposit needed!

Note: The last day to book a room with this special rate is June 19th, 2019. More information will be available soon.

Tournament Games*

Street Fighter V (2K pot minimum)

Smash Ultimate ($1K pot minimum)

Dragon Ball Fighter Z ($1K pot minimum)

Mortal Kombat 11 ($1K pot minimum)

Vampire Savior ($250 pot minimum)

Under Night In Birth Exe: Late [st]

Fortnite 1v1 ($500 pot minimum)

Capcom vs SNK 2 ($250 pot minimum)

*Games in Bold are Free Entry


Ultra Street Fighter IV

Smash Brothers Melee

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

Tekken 7 ($1K pot minimum)

Street Fighter Alpha 2 ($250 pot minimum)

Guilty Gear Xrd REV2

For Honor


Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (1K pot minimum)

Pokken Tournament DX

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 ($250 pot minimum)

Soul Calibur VI ($500 pot minimum)

Super Street Fighter II Turbo ($250 pot minimum)

BLazBlue Cross Tag Battle

Overwatch 6v6

Competitor Pass

Players who wish to compete in ANY of the official tournaments must have a Competitor Pass. Prices will go up as the date gets closer to the event. Click here to purchase your Competitor Pass today!

$35.00 USD (December 1st, 2018 – January 18th, 2019)
$40.00 USD (January 19th – March 28th)
$50.00 USD (March 29th – June 1st)
$60.00 USD (June 1st – July 12th)
$75.00 USD (On-Site Registration ONLY on July 19th)

Spectator Pass

​If you'd like to play our games for fun or if you're a person who just enjoys watching the action, you can choose to pay for a spectator fee. Spectators may also participate in community-run side tournaments. Click here to purchase your Spectator Pass and save!

$31.00 USD (December 1st, 2018 – January 6th, 2019)
$35.00 USD (January 7th - February 8th)
$50.00 USD (February 9th + On-Site Registration)

The first 100 people to register for DTN will receive exclusive #DTN2019 swag!

Passes are NOT refundable and can NOT be transferred between people.


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SinglesBlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
July 19th 2019

Capcom VS SNK 2

SinglesCapcom vs. SNK 2
July 19th 2019


SinglesDRAGON BALL FighterZ



The New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA


Contact Info

Tournament Admins
Anthony Chu
Elias Tsidku
DTN | PIECitiofbrass
Andy Dumornay


Game breaking glitches are banned.

Wireless controllers must be disconnected before you leave the console you played with.

Turbo button features are NOT allowed.

Pausing a game will result in forfeit of that round unless the opponent chooses to waive this option.

Tournament is double elimination.

Blind pick is available by request.

For more information, visit www.defendthenorth.com