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Video Gaming & Tournament Information

Anime Banzai has once again brought in Beatgamer to bring you a fun and exciting game room for 2013.

Beatgamer has teamed up with the Utah Smash Scene, My Little Gamers, The Atomic Arcade and The Game Grid arcade, to provide consoles, exclusive arcade machines, and tournaments. The game room will be open all 3 days of the con starting at 9am and is located in Meridian D&H just a short walk away from Main Events.

We’re pleased to announce that on Friday the 18th, a Marvel VS Capcom 3 tournament will take place where the winner will get a chance to play against Darrel Guibeau, voice of Viewtiful Joe. is also back to bring you the Anime Banzai DS Pokémon Tournament on Saturday the 19th! Prizes will include Banzai swag, 2014 Banzai entry, and many random prizes will be given away in between rounds!

Many other tournaments will be provided throughout the weekend. Please see the schedule for exact times and dates. Rules and information for each tournament can be found below, video game forums at, and website.

Happy Gaming!

Gaming & Tournament Schedule

Register for Smash Brawl Singles and The Gauntlent multi-game tournament all day Friday.


Smash Brawl Doubles (16 player cap)
Registration 11:00am - 12:00noon
Tournament: 12:30pm

Persona 4 Arena (16 player cap)
Registration: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tournament: 5:30pm

Ultimate Marvel VS. Capcom (16 player cap)
Signups: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tournament: 8:00pm
Special guest Darrel Guilbeau will fight against the winner of this event!


Smash Brawl Singles (32 player cap)
Registration: All day Friday - 10:30am
Tournament: 11:00am

Anime Banzai DS Pokémon Tournament (128 player cap)
Registration: 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Tournament: 1:45pm

In The Groove (24 player cap)
Signups and tournament will be held in the Music Game Area
Signups: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tournament: 2:30pm

EZBeat (24 player cap)
Signups and tournament will be held in the Music Game Area
Signups: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tournament: 3:30pm

The Gauntlet multi-game tournament: (16 player cap)
Qualifier: 8:30pm-9:00pm

The Gauntlent multi-game tournament (16 player cap)
Tournament: 10:00am

Welcome everybody to the 2013 Anime Banzai DS Pokémon Tournament!

Three years running now and EVERY year we get bigger and better! We plan to keep the trend for our fourth year!

Past prizes have included GameStop gift cards, Pokémon video games, Anime Banzai swag, and even 3DS consoles!

Past Winners:
2010: Easton Henrie (Champion) & Matt Greaves (Runner up)
2011: Masha Gutin (Champion) & Chelsea Carr (Runner up)
2012: Edgar Fernandez (Champion) & Alex Parish (Runner up)

Will you be the next one with the title “Pokémon Banzai Master”?

You want to know what is going on for 2013? Here you Go*:
*-Information is subject to change.

  • Anime Banzai (Davis Conference Center)
  • Meridian D & H 

  • Date: Saturday, October 19th
  • Registration: 1:00pm - 1:30pm. Maximum of 128 Players - first come, first served. Players not in line by 1:30pm will receive a 1st round loss, but are able to continue in the tournament.
  • Player meeting: 1:35
  • Play 1:45pm

    What you will need:
  • Nintendo DS/DS Lite/DSi/DSi XL/3DS
  • AC Adapter (Optional - but highly recommended)
  • Copy of Pokémon Black, White, Black2, or White2 (with Pokémon that meet the outlined rules in your Party or Battle Box)
  • Completed Team Info Sheet. Click here to download the .PDF file.

    Prizes: (More will be announced the day of the tournament)
  • 1st Place Prizes:
    1st Place Trophy
    Anime Banzai Bag
    Free Entry to Anime Banzai 2014
  • 2nd Place Prizes:
    2nd Place Trophy
    Anime Banzai Bag
    Free Entry to Anime Banzai 2014
  • 3rd Place Prizes:
    3rd Place Trophy
    Anime Banzai Bag
  • 4th through 8th Prize:
    Anime Banzai Bag
  • Plus MANY random prizes given away between rounds!

    Quick Rules:
  • On the C-Gear, select IR, Battle, Battles for two, Double Battle
  • Wonder Launcher cannot be used.
  • Put 4 of your registered Pokémon in your party/battle box. You may only use Pokémon on your registration sheet. If you want to change your 4 Pokémon, you must do so in-between rounds and have a Judge approve of the change.
  • None of the following Pokémon can be used:
    Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, and Genesect. More Pokémon restrictions can be found below in the full rules.
  • No duplicate Pokémon.
  • No duplicate hold items.
  • No Pokémon can know the moves Sky Drop or Dark Void.
  • The item Soul Dew cannot be used.

©2012 Utah Anime Promotions.
Anime Banzai, Ban, Sai and the Anime Banzai star logo are servicemarks of Utah Anime Promotions, a non-profit educational organization. All rights reserved.

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