Defend The North is an annual 3-day major fighting game tournament featuring various events tailor-made for competitors, spectators, and casual gamers alike! 🕹

Please be advised that all passes will have a $10 increase for onsite registration!!

PLEASE NOTE – #DTN2024 #DTNX is a bring your own controller and headset event! Headsets will be available for sale and controllers for renting!

This year, the #DTN2024 team is taking Fighting Games to the next level by providing a one of a kind experience.

If you’re coming by to play casuals, friendlies and hangout with tons of fun, you’re in the right place to get a spectator pass!!!! However, If you want to COMPETE in Tournament you MUST SIGN UP HERE –

Get the VIP Pass Holders and Receive All This:

The VIP Package is an additional $100 to either the Competitor or Spectator Pass and includes:

DTN Swag Bag
Priority access to the after-party
Open bar (2 hours)
Custom VIP Badge with your Gamertag
Roundtrip Shuttle Bus Service

Save the date this summer: August 2nd – 4th, 2024 !!!!!


Since its inception in 2014, Defend the North is NYC’s premiere fighting game tournament.

With thousands of dollars in prizes, players from all over the world race to DTN every year to compete and share their love of fighting games!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be part of an esports tournament? DTN is the PERFECT introduction! Get a “Spectator” pass and get access to over 30+ video games for casual play!

IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW: Spectators is how esports tournaments refer to all the awesome Casual Gamers that attend the big show (aka, people not sweating it out for the main prizes 😅).

AND HERE’S THE COOL THING: Spectators/Casual Gamers can play dozens of games free from the stress of competition, while still enjoying hours of watching competitive gamers battling it out on the big screen!


Top players from around the world attend every year.
9-minute stroll away from the sandy shores of the beach.
Have fun all day and night in the OFFICIAL DTN free play ARCADE with access to dozens of different games spanning across the fighting and other genres!
Our largest DTN venue yet, offering unparalleled facilities and atmosphere at this 4-star hotel.
30+ Different Games Available for Spectators/Casual Play.
Take a refreshing dip or unwind by the inviting indoor pool.
Community-Run Side Tournaments (Including Old School Retro, Legacy, and Classic Game Favorites!).
Get ready for non-stop gaming excitement in our massive 24-venue
Prize Payouts from Crowdfunding (AKA, Gamers Helping Gamers!).
Cosplay Contest with Huge Cash Prizes.
20-minute journey from JFK Airport to the venue, ensuring you arrive promptly to join the gaming festivities
TONS of Exclusive Vendors and Exhibitor Booths for Merch & More.
DTN shuttles are available, adding an extra layer of convenience for your transportation needs.
Family Friendly (Bring the Kids!)
Park your worries away with FREE parking provided exclusively for event attendees, ensuring a stress-free arrival and departure.
And much, much more!
Interested In Playing for the Big Cash Prizes? Register as a Competitor Here:

Long Island Marriot
101 James Doolittle Blvd
Uniondale, NY 11553




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