The Cleveland Gaming Classic offers something for anyone who loves gaming!


We've also dramatically expanded our programming and venue size for 2019.


Whether you come to compete in a tournament, want to check out our retro arcade, relive your childhood on our classic consoles, meet and interact with special guests, shop, watch, play and more - the Cleveland Gaming Classic has a lot of games and more coming this November!

retro arcade

Have fun in our dedicated onsite ​Retro Arcade with the classic arcade games you grew up on! Plus grab a controller on our classic consoles and play some of your favorites games!


Talk about nostalgia overload - but you won't need to worry about the quarters!


Tim Kitzrow, is best know as the voice of NBA JAM and other iconic sports franchises NFL Blitz, NHL Hitz and MLB Slugfest -- and over a dozen classic pinball games. With NBA JAM, which grossed over $2 BILLION to date, Kitzrow introduced BOOMSHAKALAKA to the NBA lexicon and earned pop culture immortality. 

Meet Tim Kitzrow at our show this year and have an opportunity for photos, autographs and more. 

To learn more about Tim visit www.timkitzrow.com

88 BIT

8-bit music on 88 keys - Rob Kovacs - performing note for note piano arrangements of classic video game soundtracks. 

Kovacs has performed at MAGFest, PAX South, Classic Game Fest, Neosonic Fest, and Mensa National Gathering - and is excited to be at Tecmo Jam Cleveland 2019!

More at www.88bitmusic.com


The world's first "drinkcade", presented by Glitchbit in partnership with Incredible Technologies (makers of Golden Tee)​.


This arcade cabinet features dozens of minigames and trivia questions for players to compete through, with losers taking a sip of their beverages after each round. Come check out this incredible game and experience, for shoulder-to-shoulder arcade multiplayer and a few drinks!

More at http://www.glitchbit.com/

game show

Game Show Express will be bringing their 10' x 10' LED gaming wall. ​

This is in real HD and not projection! Just picture yourself playing on the most pixel-perfect 10' x 10' gaming wall. 

This thing is the real deal - play it only at our show!

More at www.gameshowexpress.com


World Record for longest arcade run on a single credit: 85 hours and 16 minutes and highest score on Armor Attack arcade cabinet with 2,211,990 points.

John will share his journey in training for this epic marathon and his passion now turned small business as owner of Full Blast Arcade in North Ridgeville, OH. 

More at www.johnsaltersfullblastarcade.com


Straylight is a new kind of VR platforming experience. ​

Have you ever wanted to fly? Have you ever wanted to move effortlessly in virtual reality without any discomfort or motion sickness?

Straylight is a game built for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and based around a grappling/swinging mechanic that allows for immersive movement in the VR space without any of the disorientation and nausea that accompanies typical locomotion in virtual reality. It truly is like no other experience available for current generation VR.

More at www.teamstraylight.com


Join OH Rachel Cosplay @ohrachelcosplay and other cosplayers at the Cleveland Gaming Classic. ​

Rachel has been on the cosplay scene since 2017, with some of her notable characters including, Ms. Marvel, Black Cat, Samus, Camie and more.

At the Cleveland Gaming Classic you'll the opportunity to take photos with OH Rachel Cosplay or have your very own cosplay photos taken in our professional photo booth.