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Tecmo Dallas – August 5th, 2017 – Dallas, TX

  • Max field of 64.
  • Double Elimination.
  • Top finisher will have their entrance to Tecmo Madison XIV and their flight to Madison, WI paid for by LPGE & Tecmo Madison!

The Let’s Play Gaming Expo will be held at the Irving Convention Center in Los Colinas. Just minutes from the DFW International Airport, with almost 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, the building’s unique architecture, vertical design, and interior finishes create a new niche in the marketplace. Ideally situated on 40 acres in the heart of Irving’s Las Colinas Urban Center with dozens of unique restaurant options for expo breaks.

Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
500 W Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, Texas 75039

Starts 9:00 AM. We have til 9:00 PM to finish! 😀

To sign up, head to, enter your contact & player info and select Tecmo Super Bowl as your event!

We’ll see you in Dallas on August 5th, 2017!

We have some Tecmo heavy-weights coming out to this event!
Joeygats – Tecmo XII & XIII Champ
Regulator – Tecmo X Champ
Matty D – Madison Elite 8 Finisher
Ones – Madison Elite 8 Finisher
SuicideKing – Top Online Player
Nos – Top Online Player
Big Hock – Top Online Player
DueceLoose – Top Online Player
Do you have what it takes to compete? Now’s your chance, Texas!

Tecmo XIII is in the books. Joeygats crushed everyone with another dominating display of Tecmo Bowl prowess. Since we never rest, let’s get going on the Tecmo XIV season!

To get things started right, the first official Tecmo Madison XIV qualifier will be in Dallas, TX on August 5th, 2017 at the Let’s Play Gaming Expo. The tournament will be a max field of 64. The top finisher will have their entrance to Tecmo Madison XIV and their flight to Madison, WI paid for by LPGE!

Those coming will challenge the best of the best as both finalists from Tecmo XIII, Joeygats & Regulator, will be making the trip. Yes, you read that right. JOEYGATS & REGULATOR will be at the TMXIV qualifier! If you are in Texas or surrounding areas, you do not want to miss the incredible Tecmo tournament.

Joeygats (left) & Regulator

To sign up, head to, click General LPGE Attendee and go through the checkout process. The TMXIV Qualifier will be on Saturday, but LPGE is a Saturday & Sunday event. Choose your ticket and be sure to tick off “Would you like to compete in the Tecmo Madison Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament?”. 

We’ll see you in Dallas on August 5th, 2017!

Every fan of Tecmo Super Bowl has his own reason for loving the world’s best video game. Neil Roesler of Leonard, North Dakota gets his jollies from “the sheer calamity that ensues” when the defensive team guesses the offense’s play correctly.

Leonardite (left) w/ the Tecmo Godfather

Play-calling can never be taken lightly in competitive Tecmo. Roesler remembers playing a friend when an odd moment occurred. While first and goal, he picked a hail mary play that was blitzed on by his opponent.

“The gamesmanship is even worse with people you play against frequently,” says Roesler, alias Leonardite. “The over-thinking becomes absurd.”

But coming together with nerds of the same passion is what makes Tecmo so damn fun.

Roesler and his North Dakotan cronies, Joey S. (Dr. Frolf) and Barry A. (Bob Nelson), have traveled to Madison every year since Madison VII in 2011. Bryce M has joined them since Madison IX.

From the get-go, Roesler’s engagement with Tecmo culture has been spirited.

“The stories made at these tournaments have been absurd, rarely involve Tecmo, and should largely be confined to the dark web,” Roesler witticises.

But as human nature proves time and again, such is the stuff that fulfilling memories are made of. Buried in the guise of archaic video game simulation, many other Tecmo enthusiasts have found a rich community.

“The best part of Madison is the reunion with all the people we have met,” Roesler says.

“If everyone was a bunch of pricks buried in the stats and the results, I would have stopped going long ago. Instead, Madison is a can’t miss annual event, and my personal Tecmo calendar keeps growing a little bigger each year when the right opportunities arise.”

North Dakota has become yet another significant marker on the Tecmo community map, thanks to Roesler and his Peace Garden State squad.

The first “Burning Mort” was held in Leonard, North Dakota, on July 16th of 2016. While attended by a modest twelve competitors, the highly documented event was, by all recordable accounts, a smashing success.
Roesler insists that Burning Mort isn’t a tournament at all, but instead a “Tecmo Experience.” Involving hours of gameplay that are interrupted by frat house tomfoolery such as keg stands, the weekend was a largely shirtless bonding experience by all involved.

During the months-longed build-up to Burning Mort, the event page on produced many predictions as to what the heck this new “Tecmo Experience” would be. Fittingly, Roesler says that the closest speculation came by none other than the godfather of Tecmo.

“So it’s like the Ryder Cup on stupid,” offered Knobbe.

The Ryder Cup, of course, spins the solitary sport of golf into a cooperative adventure, while the Tecmo Ryder Cup does the same for the sport of Tecmo Super Bowl.

In his personal quest for Tecmo greatness, Leonardite has made headway during his last two Madison appearances, advancing past the first knock-out round in his last two efforts.

Look for Leonardite to garner a karmic boost from his recent contributions to the Tecmo Community via Burning Mort. A sweet sixteen birth is certainly within his reach.

But much more importantly, so are new Tecmo memories.

Neil is the author of the hilarious Tecmo Bowl meme site,


Koei Tecmo is hooking you up if you get into the Top 12! All Top 12 finishers will get a 6-pack of awesome, new Koei Tecmo releases for PS4!

  • Attack on Titan
  • Berserk and the Band of the Hawk
  • Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey
  • Toukiden 2
  • Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers
  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

Prizes will be distributed as a download code for use in the PS Store. Finishers will be determined by Placement > Record > Point Differential.

Tecmo Madison has partnered with the Let’s Play Gaming Expo this year. They have sponsored our field to extend the tournament payouts further but also to add a bit more to our tournament circuit.

The Let’s Play Gaming Expo is one of the most interactive conventions in the land, celebrating all of gaming, be it board, card, or video. Their third year will feature all the things you loved from the previous years, only bigger and better again! #LPGE has featured 85+ vendor tables, 80+ arcade cabinets, the national Smash Bros tournament Low Tier City, the only Classic Tetris World Championship regional qualifier, a Tecmo Madison qualifier, retro game tournaments, modern game tournaments, panels, special guests, and much, much more!

Yes, you read right. We, Tecmo Madison, are taking our talents to Dallas! August 5th, 2017 will be the first qualifier of the Tecmo Bowl XIV season, kicking off with our first qualifier in Dallas. More details to come. If you’d like to keep up to date with the upcoming Dallas qualifier, please sign up to the mailing list below:

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