March 16-18, 2018 – Banning, CA
The ultimate battle for Donkey Kong high scores is going down at Arcade Expo 4.0 – Museum of Pinball in Banning, CA. Contenders face off the first two days with the top 8 scores making it to the championship round. Championship round players square off in a head-to-head ONE CREDIT, NO RESTARTS, bracketed style contest to determine the Kong Off 6 champion! The winner will take home the belt and all bragging rights associated with being the champ!
This year’s line-up will host a slew of gamers with a lot to prove as Robbie Lakeman defends his Kong-Off 5 win and newly minted World Record 1,247.700 high score from Februrary 2018 against DK legends Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell . Top contenders, Jason Wade, Ross Benziger, Jeff Wolfe, Dan Desjardins, Ethan Daniels, Andrew Barrow, Daniel Dock, Chris Gleed and Eric Tessler are also vying for the title of Kong-Off champion!
Plus, for the first time in history, a Women’s Competition will be featured at the event with the top scoring gamer taking the wildcard slot for the championship battle. The heir to Kong-Off, born and bred on DK, Faith Kong will battle for scores against the legendary Queen of Kong, Kayla Rose and globe-trotting gamer Imoto Harney. The event will go down as part of Arcade Expo 4.0 on the Museum of Pinball’s sprawling 18 acre, California hillside campus close to resorts, outlets and nightlife.
Special guests in attendance include the imitable Walter Day and founders Richie Knucklez (Kong-Off) & John Weeks (Museum of Pinball). Plus Jeff Harrist (Doneykongforum founder), Steve Grunberger, Coleen Melcer, Gerry Scott, and George Riley (DK3 World Record Holder, Wildcard Contestant)
Arcade Expo will bring over 1,000 classic pinball and arcade games to attendees set to freeplay for the entire weekend plus overnight camping and the signature game night, Starcade.