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NOLA Gaming Fest 2019 news story
NOLA Gaming Fest 2019 author photo
  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

NOLA Gaming Fest 2019

March 08, 2019

Louisiana State University

NOLA Gaming Fest is coming June 14th - 16th. Pre-Registration will begin on April 1st.

The following list of main games will be featured this year for NOLA Gaming Fest tournament and/or casual play. Tournaments will be held by demand and cash prizes up to 10,000 will be announced!


  • Apex Legends
  • Fortnite PC PS4
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 4
  • Overwatch 1v1
  • PUBG


  • Dragon Ball FighterZ(PS4)
  • Tekken 7 (PS4)
  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (PS4)
  • Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4)
  • SoulCalibur VI (PS4)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Under Night In-Birth ExeLate[st] (PS4)
  • Injustice 2


  • NBA 2K19
  • Madden NFL 19

League of Legends Locals Finals

  • *earthstone
  • Magic the Gathering


The following registration options are available for purchase at the IGL Foundation

  • Special Two Day Pass: $35.00 (limited time sale)
  • Two Day Pass: $45.00
  • 3 Day pass: $60.00
  • Vendor 3 Day pass: $250.00


A detailed Schedule will be released in April


  • Youth Field Day (Summer Camps KIDS WELCOME)


  • All Day Tournaments
  • Amateur League
  • Youth League
  • Overnight gaming
  • All Weekend casual gaming

Attendees are welcome to bring there own setups. (Tables will be available)


  • Finals

All Weekend Activities (All Day Saturday and Sunday)

  • Retro Gaming
  • VR Lounge
  • Artist/Vendor Booths
  • Free Play area
  • Karting

From March 16th through June 14th, we will run an event series for all of our competitors and enthusiasts to take part in, both online and offline! In addition to promoting NOLA Gaming Fest, these event series will be hosted throughout the State at High School gyms, Youth Recreational centers and other various locations.

The Independent Gaming League Foundation's Nola Gaming Festival schedule and main games hosted will be updated on the Facebook event page.