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TNEA Arena at Grand Ole Gameroom Expo
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TNEA Arena at Grand Ole Gameroom Expo
November 9th-11th 20182025 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228, USA
Registration closes 11/3/18

Tennessee Esports Alliance is pleased to host the TNEA Arena at the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo.

GRAND OLE GAMEROOM EXPO is Tennessee’s largest Arcade, Pinball, and Video Game Expo. TNEA is excited to bring esports to a great classic gaming event.

Tournaments:

Friday:

  • Hearthstone

Saturday:

  • Soul Calibur VI - $1,000 Pot Bonus
  • Tekken 7 - $1,000 Pot Bonus
  • Street Fighter 5 - $500 Pot Bonus
  • Super Smash Bro’s Melee - $700 Pot Bonus
  • Super Smash Wii U - $700 Pot Bonus
  • Rocket League 3v3 - $1,050 Pot Bonus

Sunday:

  • Goldeneye N64

Venue fee includes full access to:

  • 200+ classic arcade cabinets
  • Classic and modern pinball machines
  • Skeeball machines
  • Classic consoles,
  • Modern consoles
  • PC games
  • Multiple virtual reality setups
  • Multiple panels and presentations
  • Vendors with unique merchandise

There will be plenty of time for free play and casuals as the Expo will be open for over 38 hours across 3 days.

Registration

One day or three day Expo passes for competitors or spectators are available here on Smash.gg.

Preregistration:

If you are a competitor and purchase your expo pass on Smash.gg it will be discounted by $10 ($50 for 3 days, $20 for a one day) Spectators can purchase their passes here, on GrandOleExpo.com ($60 for 3 days, $30 for a one day). There is no preregistration discount for spectators.

Preregistration remains available until midnight central time, Saturday Nov. 3rd, one week before the expo.

If you purchased a pass on GrandOleExpo.com, and wish to enter a tournament please email gog@tnesports.org for assistance with registering.

On Site Registration

On site expo pass purchase and tournament entry will be available. On site prices are $60 for 3 days, $30 for a one day, each game will be $10 to enter. Due to schedules potentially changing and the potential for wait times when attempting to purchase tickets and register we HIGHLY recommend pre-registration to ensure your spot in the tournaments.

You MUST have either a 1 day or a 3 day expo pass to enter the venue and play in a tournament.

If you are interested in calling the action, fill out our commentator application

Hotel information

To get the most out of the event we recommend you stay on site at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel. If you plan to visit downtown Nashville during your stay the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to the Music City Center.

Rate discount

We have a special discounted room rate for attendees so be sure to book your room with the link below or use the Group Code: 1811GRANDO when contacting the hotel.

Book your room with this link.

About the hotel

The hotel’s fitness facility goes beyond basic equipment offered at other hotels. It includes an entire fitness area with the state-of-the-art cardio and weightlifting equipment, a yoga and stretching area, and free weights. Just outside the facility is an outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa, lounge with live entertainment, and vending machines for your convenience. There are two restaurants at the hotel, including Praline’s Restaurant and Maxwell’s Lounge.

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Jacob Young
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Andrew Young
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Location

Venue

Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
2025 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

Map

Contact Info

Additional details

For other questions, please join us on discord. https://discord.gg/qwBaPXn

Tournament Admins
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Nick Guajardo
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David Corrigan
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Julian Kurland

Rules

Full rules for each game will be added as the event draws near.

SOULCALIBUR VI

Hearthstone

This will be a Conquest tournament using the swiss format. Players will bring 4 decks from different classes, one of which will be banned by your opponent before the match begins.

You may not have more than one deck of a particular class in your deck selection screen. If you are caught with two decks from the same class, you will be issued a 1 game loss. Note that this only applies to classes you registered for in the tournament.

For example, if your registered classes are Mage, Hunter, Warlock, and Shaman, you are not allowed to have two Warlock decks. However, you can have as many Warrior decks as you wish.

Disconnects: If you experience a player disconnecting from a match, you must IMMEDIATELY contact a tournament administrator. All attempts must be made to reconnect and finish the game. If reconnecting is impossible, either a game win or a rematch will be played at the sole discretion of the tournament organizer. All decisions are final.

If a player queues a deck that they have already won with in the current match, they will be issued a one game loss, no exceptions.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you take a screen shot of every game result (win or loss), as well as proof of any issues (such as your opponent queueing an illegal deck). These will be important for settling disputes between players during the event.

All tournaments and prizes are subject to change and cancellation at the sole discretion of the organizer and Grand Ole Gameroom Expo. We will make every effort to ensure tournaments continue as described however, in cases of lack of signups, insufficient resources or other factors out of our control tournaments may need to be adjusted. If a tournament is modified or canceled a full refund will be offered to anyone who has signed up.

Prizing

1st

$250
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL

2nd

$150
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL

3rd

$100
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL
Additional Prizing Info

In addition to the fixed $500 pot bonus, all entry fees will be added to the prize pool at 60%/30%/10% for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

Total prize amounts will be updated at regular intervals until the event date.

3 prize tiers

1st

$400
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL

2nd

$200
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL

3rd

$100
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL
Additional Prizing Info

In addition to the fixed $700 pot bonus, all entry fees will be added to the prize pool at 60%/30%/10% for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

Total prize amounts will be updated at regular intervals until the event date.

3 prize tiers

1st

$600
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL

2nd

$275
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL

3rd

$125
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL
Additional Prizing Info

In addition to the fixed $1000 pot bonus, all entry fees will be added to the prize pool at 60%/30%/10% for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

Total prize amounts will be updated at regular intervals until the event date.

3 prize tiers

1st

$600
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL

2nd

$275
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL

3rd

$125
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL
Additional Prizing Info

In addition to the fixed $1000 pot bonus, all entry fees will be added to the prize pool at 60%/30%/10% for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

Total prize amounts will be updated at regular intervals until the event date.

3 prize tiers

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

View full event prizing

1st

$300
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL

2nd

$150
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL

3rd

$50
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL
Additional Prizing Info

In addition to the fixed $500 pot bonus, all entry fees will be added to the prize pool at 60%/30%/10% for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

Total prize amounts will be updated at regular intervals until the event date.

3 prize tiers

Rocket League presented by Eluktronics Custom Gaming PCs

View full event prizing

1st

$600
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL for all team members

2nd

$300
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL for all team members

3rd

$150
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL for all team members
Additional Prizing Info

In addition to the fixed $1050 pot bonus, all entry fees will be added to the prize pool at 60%/30%/10% for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

Total prize amounts will be updated at regular intervals until the event date.

3 prize tiers

Smash Melee Singles

View full event prizing

1st

$400
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL

2nd

$200
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL

3rd

$100
Also includes a 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL
Additional Prizing Info

In addition to the fixed $700 pot bonus, all entry fees will be added to the prize pool at 60%/30%/10% for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

Total prize amounts will be updated at regular intervals until the event date.

3 prize tiers

1st

60%

2nd

30%

3rd

10%
Additional Prizing Info

All entry fees will be added to the prize pool at 60%/30%/10% for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

Total prize amounts will be updated at regular intervals until the event date.

3 prize tiers

Thanks to our host and sponsors Grand Ole Gameroom, Eluktronics and Dreamhack Atlanta we have over $7500.00 in guaranteed prizes.

In addition to the prizes provided by our sponsors, all entry fees go directly into the prize pool with a 60/30/10 split.

Pot Bonuses for each game

Hearthstone - $500.00 + A 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL for the top 3 finishers. Soul Calibur VI - $1,000.00 + A 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL for the top 3 finishers. Tekken 7 - $1,000.00 + A 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL for the top 3 finishers. Street Fighter V - $500.00 + A 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL for the top 3 finishers. Super Smash Bros. Melee - $700.00 + A 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL for the top 3 finishers. Super Smash Bros. 4 - $700.00 + A 3 day pass to Dreamhack ATL for the top 3 finishers. Rocket League - $1,050.00 + 3 day passes to Dreamhack ATL for the top 3 teams.