Omegathon

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The Omegathon
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This is what winning looks like
PAX West 20 Omeganauts, Singles, 6 Rounds
PAX East 28-32 Omeganauts, Pairs, 4-5 Rounds
PAX Aus 24 Omeganauts, Singles, 5-6 Rounds
PAX South 20 Omeganauts, Singles, 6 Rounds
PAX Unplugged 12 Omeganauts, Singles, 5 Rounds

The Omegathon is a three to four day (depending on the PAX in question) elimination tournament between randomly selected attendees who compete in games from every category (tabletop, console, PC) culminating in a live championship match on the biggest stage during PAX closing ceremonies. The final round is always out of left field and is completely insane. The identity of the final round is the closest guarded secret at each and every PAX. The Omeganauts compete for an all expenses paid trip to either Tokyo Games Show (West), Germany's GamesCon (East), or any PAX in the world (Aus and South).

PAX West

West's Omegathon is 20 single players competing in 6 rounds

2004

Round 1: Diceland
Round 2: Halo
Round 3: Mario Kart Double Dash
Round 4: Dance Dance Revolution
Round 5: Doom
Final Round: Pong

2005

Round 1: Diceland
Round 2: Mario Kart Double Dash
Round 3: Katamari Damacy
Round 4: Karaoke Revolution
Round 5: Quake
Final Round: Combat

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2006

Round 1: Diceland
Round 2: Geometry Wars
Round 3: Quake 2
Round 4: Guitar Hero
Round 5: Mario Kart DS
Final Round: Tetris

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2007

Round 1: Jenga
Round 2: Calling All Cars
Round 3: Quake 3
Round 4: Rock Band
Round 5: Puzzle Quest
Final Round: Halo Fucking 3

2008

Round 1: Peggle
Round 2: Boom Blox
Round 3: Geometry Wars 2
Round 4: Rock Band
Round 5: Jenga
Final Round: Vs Excite Bike

2009

Round 1: Mario Kart Double Dash
Round 2: Bookworm Adventures
Round 3: Halo 3: ODST
Round 4: Rock Band 2
Round 5: Connect Four
Final Round: Skee Ball

2010

Round 1: Zombie Dice
Round 2: Bomberman Live
Round 3: Beautiful Katamari
Round 4: Rock Band 3
Round 5: Puzzle Bobble
Final Round: THE OMEGACLAW

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2011

Round 1: Mario Kart Double Dash
Round 2: Bananagrams
Round 3: Lumines Live!
Round 4: Dance Central 2
Round 5: Portal 2
Final Round: The Legend of Zelda

2012

Round 1: Geometry Wars 2
Round 2: Kerplunk
Round 3: Tony Hawk HD
Round 4: Dance Central 3
Round 5: Bananagrams
Final Round: Trials Evolution HD

2013

Round 1: Zombie Dice
Round 2: Battleblock Theater
Round 3: Geometry Wars 2
Round 4: Reverse Jenga
Round 5: Peggle 2
Final Round: Spy Party

2014

Round 1: Get Bit
Round 2: Towerfall
Round 3: Super Avalanche 2
Round 4: J.S. Joust
Round 5: Mario Cart Double Dash
Final Round: Pac-Man

2015

Round 1: Super Monkey Ball 2
Round 2: Tony Hawk Project 8
Round 3: Beautiful Katamari
Round 4: Calling All Cars
Round 5: World of Goo
Final Round: Super Mario Maker

2016

Round 1: Set
Round 2: Inversus
Round 3: SpeedRunners
Round 4: Get Bit
Round 5: Pix the Cat
Final Round: Super Mario Bros. 3

2017

Round 1: Scattergories
Round 2: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Round 3: Guillotine
Round 4: Robo Recall
Round 5: Wrestlemania 2000
Final Round: Nidhogg 2

PAX East

PAX East's Omegathon is a pairs "March Madness" style elimination with 4-5 rounds.

2010

Round 1: Mario Kart: Double Dash
Round 2: Geometry Wars
Round 3: Rock Band 2
Final Round: NES Relay Race - Get 50 coins in Super Mario Bros., 1500 points in Rad Racer, clear 10 lines in Tetris and clear the first level of Contra WITH the Konami code active. Due to technical difficulties, the competition had to be restarted multiple times.

2011

Round 1: Katamari
Round 2: Bananagrams
Round 3: Jenga
Round 4: Operation
Final Round: Ikaruga

2012

Round 1: X-Men
Round 2: Zip-It
Round 3: Dance Central 2
Final Round: Crokinole

2013

Round 1: Bomberman Live
Round 2: NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
Round 3: Jenga
Final Round: SPACETEAM

2014

Round 1: Perfection
Round 2: Starwhal
Round 3: Towerfall
Final Round: Cornhole

2015

Round 1: Geometry Wars 2
Round 2: Amplitude
Round 3: Suspend
Final Round: Pac-Man Battle Royale

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2016

Round 1: Lift It!
Round 2: Starwhal
Round 3: Nidhogg
Final Round: Videoball

2018

Round 1: Johann Sebastian Joust
Round 2: Mowin' and Throwin'
Round 3: Captain Sonar
Final Round: Dropmix

PAX Aus

Aus's Omegathon is 24 single players competing in 6 rounds (5 rounds in 2013).

2013

Round 1: Geometry Wars
Round 2: Win, Lose, or Draw
Round 3: Portal
Round 4: Defense Grid
Final Round: Giant Jenga

2014

Round 1: Ikaruga
Round 2: Kerplunk
Round 3: Towerfall
Round 4: Operation
Round 5: Battleblock Theatre
Final Round: Combat

2015

Round 1: Beautiful Katamari
Round 2: Mario Kart: Double Dash
Round 3: Super Monkey Ball 2
Round 4: Super Avalanche 2
Round 5: Bananagrams
Final Round: Tetris & Dr. Mario

PAX South

South's Omegathon is 20 single players competing in 6 rounds.

2015

For 2015, a different plan was put into place. The first two rounds were a time trial where one's times are added up and the bottom 10 were cut.

Round 1: Mario Kart: Double Dash
Round 2: Portal
Round 3: Katamari Damacy
Round 4: Operation
Round 5: Peggle
Final Round: Pong

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2016

2016 South returned to the West format of 20 single players for 6 rounds.

Round 1: Beautiful Katamari
Round 2: Kerplunk
Round 3: Geometry Wars
Round 4: Super Avalanche 2
Round 5: Lumines Live!
Final Round: Goldeneye

PAX Unplugged

The PAX Unplugged Omegathon is 12 single players competing in 5 rounds

2017

Round 1: Junk Art
Round 2: Spot It
Round 3: Captain Sonar
Round 4: Wits and Wagers
Final Round: Battleship