Back in 2008, a group of friends from college decided it would be fun to get everyone together to play in a tournament of Tecmo Super Bowl on the original NES. And so we gathered in a dumpy college house in Cedar Falls, IA for what was undoubtedly the most disorganized, drunken, chaotic mess of a video game tournament the world had ever seen. In the years following we got our crap together and have made “Tomczak Bowl” one of the most well-known Tecmo tournaments today.

Tomczak Bowl has drawn incredible competitors, including multiple Tecmo Madison champions.