Event Details

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19

  • Registration Open: 2 pm – 8 pm
  • Expo Open: 4 pm – 8 pm
  • Tournament Begins 4 pm
  • Industry Roundtable: 5 pm – 6 pm
  • Ahman Green Panel: 6 pm – 7 pm

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20

  • Registration Open: 8 am – 7 pm
  • LAN Party Doors Open / Attendee Setup and Gaming Begins: 10:00 am
    • (LAN Party is non-stop 26-hours long ending at Noon on Sunday)
  • Tournaments in Arena begins: 10 am
  • Expo Open: 10 am – 8 pm                                    
  • Entertainment/Concert: 8 pm – 11 pm

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21

  • Registration Open: 9 am – 1 pm
  • Expo Open: 10 am – 5 pm
  • LAN Party Ends Noon
  • Tournament Championships: Noon – 5 pm

TOURNAMENT

We are thrilled to announce that, for the first time, MAGE will be at the Mid-America Center, featuring Valorant and Rocket League tournaments. Grab some teammates and compete for your chance to walk away with money and an event to add to your growing fame. Teams will compete against one another for a chance to win prizes and be crowned the top team at MAGE 21.

VALORANT

Valorant is a free to play first person shooter developed by Riot Games. Ten players in teams of five will work together under sharp, first person gunplay while playing as Agents: characters with unique tactical abilities that allow for teams to create many different play styles. With each member only having one life per round, players will have to utilize their resources to attack and defend various sites in a best of 25 [first to 13].

At MAGE ’21, we will see teams of 5 face off in Valorant with a prize pool of $1,500.00.


ROCKET LEAGUE

Play soccer with rocket powered cars. Teams of three work together to use the arena to win. Players use each other, and their own technical flying skills, to control their cars and play the ball. Rocket boost packs litter the playing field, which players can use to move very fast, or even fly into the air. This creates points of contention between players as they battle to score goals and to win!

At MAGE ’21, we will see teams of 3 face off in Rocket League with a prize pool of $1,500.00.

Man playing video game at a gaming event
Photo Credit Real Time Strategies

LAN PARTY

A large-scale video gaming LAN party organized and hosted by NETWAR will be a part of the Mid-America Gamers Expo (MAGE).  As an attendee you’ll bring your computer or gaming console and have a dedicated space to play video games with hundreds of fellow gamers in a 26-hour-long, non-stop LAN party!

Your LAN party ticket also grants you entry into the entire MAGE event.  You can explore the Expo and be a spectator of collegiate and professional eSports tournaments being played in the arena.

You can join the action as part of ‘for fun’ tournaments organized within the LAN party. We’ll be supporting a variety of casual game servers for leisure-play.

Attend, watch and play video games all weekend, have a blast and win awesome prizes in our massive prize raffles exclusively for LAN party attendees!

Photo by NETWAR

PANELS

College and Esports

Friday, November 19th – 7:00 pm

What professional and educational options are available in the esports world? Our MAGE panelists will share opportunities that are available to you in college and beyond as they break down their experiences and highlight paths that are open in gaming.

Women in Gaming

Saturday, November 20th – 12 pm

The MAGE Women in Gaming panel will highlight and champion females in the esports universe. Our panelists will divulge hurdles they’ve overcome in a male dominated space, what skills they’ve sharpened in being a minority, the growth and accomplishments for women in gaming, and what the future looks like for girls in gaming.

Esports and Problem Solving

Saturday, November 20th – 2 pm

Esports is not just playing video games. In this discussion, our MAGE panelists will highlight the skills gamers acquire. How can the strategy, logic, patience, perseverance, risk, and concentration used in esports translate into the actual world? We will review parlaying these talents into your school and work life.

EXPO INFO

The MAGE Gamers Expo will offer a deep dive into the latest in gaming. Featuring a variety of national and local companies, the Gamers Expo will showcase industry exhibits, peripherals, and products for gamers of all ages and expertise. Vendors will provide interactive experiences bringing together developers, creatives and gamers.

Interested in receiving information on being an exhibitor at MAGE ’21?