Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Retro World Series?

The Retro World Series is the premiere name for retro esports tournaments. From the first-time player to professionals, the Retro World Series offers the opportunity to experience classic gaming at its finest.

Who runs the Retro World Series?

Hal Hawkins

How do you define 'retro game'?

We know the argument over what is considered retro or classic will rage on for eons, but for the Retro World Series we define a retro game as: “Relating to or denoting a style of computer game programs of the late 20th/early 21st century that is characterized by pixelated artwork and text, recorded to disk storage or Read-Only Memory chips, and primarily intended to be displayed on standard-definition televisions or analog computer monitors.”

Can I use my own controller?

Yes. Although we generally provide controllers, we do allow players to bring their own. Please check each tournament’s rules to find out which controller’s are allowed.

Why not *insert console* or *insert game*?

Each year will bring different games and different consoles based on expected turnout and demand.