Frequently Asked Questions

The Fenworks State Tournament is a FREE event for participants and spectators

If you can, leave your personals in your car or on your bus or in your hotel room. Hotels are typically willing to store luggage if you are not able to check-in early.

Check back on the State Tournament for a link to the schedule of events and the games being streamed.

There will be a vendor booth at the event. Grab yourself a souvenir of this momentous event!

Championship rounds for most games will be set up on the main stage for attendees to watch. 

All winning teams will receive a team trophy the chance to purchase an individual ring.

The trophy will be handed out at the closing ceremonies. If a student wishes to purchase a ring, the rings will be sized to winner and then the rings will be shipped to their house. 

If you want to use your own controller you will be responsible for it. Make sure to bring your log in information for your game title. All other equipment will be provided. Water will be available as well, until it is gone.  

There will be concessions available at the Alerus Center. There are also two restaurants that you are able to eat at in the building.  

Yes! We welcome all attendees. Gamers will be competing in a private area. There will be a viewing area next to it. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to stream every game. Most championship games will be played on the mainstage and able to be viewed on the big screen. 

Yes! We will be streaming as many games as we are able to. We will be streaming on Twitch and YouTube. Check back here for a link to the streaming event.

Don’t miss our vendor area! We will have drones and other emerging technologies to play with. There will be an arcade ally to pay homage to the old school games and also for you to relax and have down time. We will have jumbo yard games for your entertainment. And charging stations for your convenience.

We would love for you to stay and cheer on other competitors. But we totally understand if you need to leave.  

You don’t want to miss the ideas in your swag bag. We have some fantastic sponsors that are dedicated to you having an awesome experience in the Greater Grand Forks Area. Please check them out! 

If any questions or concerns are not addressed here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Fenworks team at  


If questions or concerns arise at the State Tournament, find any Fenworker wearing a red shirt for more guidance.

    Last Updated: March 7, 2023