Mid-America Gamers Expo


What’s Happening?

Mid-America Gamers Expo coming to Council Bluffs, IA! A 3-day esports festival featuring a gamers expo, LAN Party, and Tournament of Champions.

The metro area’s first major gaming event will launch in November. The inaugural Mid-America Gamers Expo (MAGE) will take place Friday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov.21 at the Mid-America Center (MAC) in Council Bluffs. For this unique event, the MAC will be transformed into a gamers’ paradise with player-ready lighting, energizing music, and multiple food vendors. LAN (local area network) party participants from hobbyists to competitive gamers are invited to bring their computers or consoles to participate in a variety of multiplayer games. This all-ages event welcomes gamers and non-gamers alike.

Powered by the Iowa West Foundation, this multi-tiered, three-day esports festival will feature three main components:

·       A Gamers Expo with speakers, entertainment and a showcase for local and national sponsors and vendors who provide services and peripherals for gamers;

·       A 26-hour LAN  Party with hundreds of gamers simultaneously playing multiplayer games across a private connection; and,

·       A Tournament of Champions featuring high school, college, and independent teams playing two different games for cash and prizes. Teams of four will face off in Call of Duty and teams of three will face off in Rocket League, both head-to-head in a double elimination bracket.

Mid-America Gamers Expo coming to Council Bluffs, IA! A 3-day esports festival featuring a gamers expo, LAN Party, and Tournament of Champions.

The metro area’s first major gaming event will launch in November. The inaugural Mid-America Gamers Expo (MAGE) will take place Friday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov.21 at the Mid-America Center (MAC) in Council Bluffs. For this unique event, the MAC will be transformed into a gamers’ paradise with player-ready lighting, energizing music, and multiple food vendors. LAN (local area network) party participants from hobbyists to competitive gamers are invited to bring their computers or consoles to participate in a variety of multiplayer games. This all-ages event welcomes gamers and non-gamers alike.

Powered by the Iowa West Foundation, this multi-tiered, three-day esports festival will feature three main components:

·       A Gamers Expo with speakers, entertainment and a showcase for local and national sponsors and vendors who provide services and peripherals for gamers;

·       A 26-hour LAN  Party with hundreds of gamers simultaneously playing multiplayer games across a private connection; and,

·       A Tournament of Champions featuring high school, college, and independent teams playing two different games for cash and prizes. Teams of four will face off in Call of Duty and teams of three will face off in Rocket League, both head-to-head in a double elimination bracket.

When & Where?
Multiple Dates
  • Nov 19, 2021, 2:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Nov 20, 2021, 7:00am to 11:00pm
  • Nov 21, 2021, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Mid-America Center
1 Arena Way
Council Bluffs, IA
$10.00

Special Instructions
Single-day event pass: $10; Three-day event pass: $25; Tournament entry – Call of Duty: $40 per player*; Tournament entry – Rocket League: $40 per player*; LAN Party entry: $55*; * – Includes 3-day event pass

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