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Esports at the Cornhusker State Games

You're invited to an all new gaming experience kicking off this July 23rd & 24th at Pinnacle Bank Arena, in Lincoln, NE! Join Unified as we host an epic esports weekend for all ages as part of Nebraska's Cornhusker State Games! 

Immerse yourself in esports as we transform Pinnacle Bank Arena with unique gaming environments and props, professional cosplayers (and a costume contest open to the public), a unique Quest system to navigate the venue and score bonus points, and dozens of top video game tournaments--all free to enter with general admission. 

Earn your way up brackets or leaderboards to land on the big stage, fighting for your share of cash prizes and sweet gaming loot. You can even end up on the Unified livestream, and be broadcasted like a pro!

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All weekend long, we'll be hosting a variety of tournaments with cash and other prizes on the line. Players of all skill levels are invited to compete; our familiar rule sets and free tournament entry make this an accessible entry point for esports enthusiasts! (*Already a skilled player and looking to get involved as a paid Tournament Organizer or guest? Send us an email at !)

Play like the pros on Unified's big stage by competing in tournaments, or participate in one of several gaming-related Quests that reward attendees for completing missions or passing certain milestones throughout the weekend. 

Your $30 General Admission Pass includes entry into any of the dozens of featured tournaments or special events. Some titles will even feature multiple tournaments, so make sure to visit the full schedule and save your spot for your favorite games!

Click here to see a COMPLETE list of games offered over the weekend! Or see below for a preview of some of our featured titles (and click on the logo to visit the registration page!)


Esports Festival Lincoln is one of the first of many soon-to-come events, and we take attendee safety seriously. Staff will be following the city's most current recommended event guidelines, and social distancing practices will be encouraged in lounge and gaming areas.


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From the Registration Area to the final Arena Zone, each level of the esports event will have its own unique look and roster of gaming challenges! All games are FREE to enter with purchase of $30 general admission and include opportunities to win cash or cool gaming prizes! Save up tickets throughout the weekend and unlock your choice of merch in the Unified shop. 


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The entire event will occur within Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln's stunning indoor arena and home of University of Nebraska's men's and women's basketball teams. Our venue is located adjacent to the Haymarket District, and is located within walking distance from several dining and shopping options!

Nearby hotels include the Hilton Garden Inn and Hyatt Place Lincoln/Downtown-Haymarket, with several great restaurants nearby (as well as snacks available on-site all weekend through Sporting KC's concessions!)

Pinnacle Bank Arena
400 Pinnacle Arena Drive
Lincoln, NE 68508