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Road to Project PopCON: Wichita RiverFest 2019


Written by Colter Hawks 5/9/2019 Riverfest 2019 is right around the corner and we’re gearing up to bring you more esports and entertainment for all of you to enjoy. This year, Midwest eSports is collaborating with Air Capital Comic Con and AFW (Anime Fest Wichita) to bring some of the most beloved geek and pop culture events under one roof to Riverfest. The directors involved are also the directors from Emerald City Steampunk Expo, Ren Fest, The Big Boy Toy Show and many more. Special Guests, Vendors, Comic Books, Cosplay, Video Games, Esports, Anime and so much more! Project PopCON will feature elements from all of these events, and from Midwest eSports, over a dozen tournaments across various game genres, including MOBA, shooters, fighting games and racing. The event takes place May 31st through June 2nd. Tournament Highlights include the Project PopCON: River of Gold Tournament for League of Legends. As the title suggests, this tournament is capped at gold ranking. Anyone at or below Gold 1 will be able to enter the tournament, any higher ranking will be unable to participate. This our first time doing a League tournament in this format and we’re excited to see and hear from the teams what they think. The tournament will take place across the entire weekend. There will also be an Army vs Air Force showdown, where soldiers in our armed forces will come out and face off to one another from branch bragging rights in a 2v2 battle playing America’s Army Proving Grounds. The tournament will take place on Saturday, June 1st. The Corporate Challenge returns this year, where companies in or around the Wichita area can send an employee to represent their company to compete for a trophy. Last year they played rocket league for the title, but this time around we’re leaving it on the track. Mario Kart 8 will be the catalyst for the competition. Make sure to attend on Saturday at 2pm for a very special announcement from the Midwest eSports CEO about big changes coming to Wichita! Project PopCON takes place May 31st - June 2nd at the Bob Brown Expo Hall next to the Hyatt Regency. Keep close tabs on our social media and website for more information to come!