Retro Rumble 2018
Retro Rumble 2018
September 8th-9th 2018Hartford, CT
Registration closes 9/1/18

To participate in Retro Rumble 2018 you must:

  • Purchase a ticket for Retroworld Expo 2018 AND
  • Register for events on smash.gg
  • Failure to complete both of the above will mean you will not be permitted to participate.
  • 💰 Use codeRumble5 to get up to 20% off your Expo ticket.
Retro Rumble 2018 @ RetroWorld Expo!
Retro Rumble 2018 @ RetroWorld Expo!


Don't miss out on a premiere fighting game tournament- the teams behind RetroWorld Expo and Great Value Smash are proud to present Retro Rumble for its second year!


RetroWorld is a video game related expo held annually in Connecticut. It is a celebration of Classic and Retro Video Gaming that also embraces Tabletop Gaming, Modern Video Gaming, Homebrew Gaming, Anime, Action Figures, Comic Books, Cosplay, Arcade Machines, and much more.

Now in its fourth year, RWX is driven by Vendors, Exhibitors, Panelists, Tournaments and a robust Freeplay Arcade & Console Gaming area. RetroWorld Expo brings gamers and retro enthusiasts from all over the country (and beyond) together for an awesome event to look forward to every year.


Main events will be Waterfall format!

  • Divisions are a collection of Round Robin pools.

  • Top 3 from each pool progress to the next division, and continue to play until they reach Top 12, a double elimination bracket.

  • Players are seeded into divisions based on skill.


Pre-reg deadline is 9/2!

  • Entrant Caps: Wii U & SFV cap at 80 entrants. Project M & DBFZ cap at 72 entrants.

  • Players registered before September 2nd will be properly seeded to account for skill and region.

  • Players registered after September 1st will not be seeded, and must pay a $20 late registration fee.


Casual, low stakes events!

  • Sit & Go Brackets are 8 entrants randomly seeded entry level tournaments for casuals.

  • Winners of Sit & Go Brackets will win $10 off a future GVS tournament.

Retro Rumble 2018 Schedule - click to enlarge!
Retro Rumble 2018 Schedule - click to enlarge!


Saturday (Wii U & SFV)

  • 11 AM: Division 3 Pools
  • 1 PM: Division 2 Pools
  • 3 PM: Division 1 Pools
  • 5 PM: Top 12

Sunday (PM & DBFZ)

  • 11 AM: Division 2 Pools
  • 1 PM: Division 1 Pools
  • 3 PM: Top 12



  • 11 AM: SSB64
  • 1 PM: SSB64
  • 3 PM: SSB64 & 3S
  • 5 PM: SSB64 & ST


  • 11 AM: SSB64
  • 1 PM: SSB64
  • 3 PM: SSB64, 3S & ST
  • September 8th-9th 2018
  • CT
  • Smash 64 Singles, Super Street Fighter II Turbo Singles, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Singles, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Singles



100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103, USA

Getting There


Click here for Google Maps Navigation.

For more detailed driving information, please see our 'Travel' document.


Parking in the Convention Center Garage is $19 a day.


The closest bus and train station to the convention center is Union Station in Hartford CT, (NOT New Haven CT). This station is serviced by the Greyhound and Peter Pan bus lines. This is a 20 minute walk to the Convention Center, but also a quick Uber, Lyft, or taxi ride as well.


The closest airport to the Connecticut Convention Center is Bradley International Airport (BDL). BDL is serviced by the following airlines: United, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Norwegian Air, OneJet, Southwest, and Spirit. We recommend using Google Flights to find the cheapest flights.


There are two hotels in the area with special rates for RetroWorld Expo:


Additional Information

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Tournament Admins

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