Congratulations San Francisco Shock!

shock holding trophy winning finals

First- ever California State Fair Esports Bear Cup Tournament 2019

Congratulations San Francisco Shock for winning the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals. San Francisco swept the Grand Finals match 4-0 to capture the title in front of a sold-out crowd in Philadelphia. We are honored that Nevix of the SF Shock and NRG Sports participated in the 2019 CA State Fair Bear Cup and we are looking forward to seeing the champions next year at the Fair!



Super Smash Bros

Rocket League


Collegiate Overwatch

Apex Legends

Can you handle the hottest gaming competition in the state?

The California State Fair partners with gaming behemoths, TWITCH and The Republic of Gamers, along with NRG Esports to host our first-ever Esports Competition! Competitors from around the GALAXY will go head to head in the biggest titles in gaming; Overwatch, NBA2K, Apex Legends, Super Smash Brothers, and more. Here are 6 ways to join in on the fun!

All the fun will be hosted in Expo building 5 every day of the fair, July 12th through the 28th!

The 2019 Bear Cup Tournament

The top 3 players from every tournament will take home cash and other prizes as well as the venerated title: 2019 Bear Cup Champion!* Sign Up for the tournament in the links below! Rocket League is free to join, all other titles are only $12 to buy-in

ROG Gaming Stations

Free-play at dozens of lightning-fast Republic Of Gamers gaming stations!

Free Daily Tournaments

Join our free daily tournaments for prizes!

Meet, Greet, and Game with the NRG Esports’ Pros

Meet, greet and game with NRG Esports’ professional teams The SF Shock and The King’s Guard!

Twitch Live Streams

Tune in to the Twitch live stream hosted by surprise guests!

Watch on a Giant Screen TV

Watch as players battle it out on a screen big enough to crush a monster truck!**
garrettG posing


GarrettG is one of the most accomplished players in Rocket League’s history. He was a founding member of the team Kings of Urban, which he would lead to many notable victories from 2015 to 2016 before joining NRG Esports for Season 2 of the RLCS. Along with teammate Fireburner, GarrettG is the only other player to appear in all 6 RLCS Finals.



Nairo is a top 5 PGR ranked Smash pro, but also the most beloved content creator in all of Smash. The Naifu Nation, as his fans are called, are some of the most loyal and rabid fans in all of esports. You can’t miss the Naifu’s spamming Nairo’s emotes whenever he is streaming or playing in a tournament.


Andreas “Nevix” Karlsson

Andreas “Nevix” Karlsson is a Swedish player on the San Francisco Shock, an Overwatch team franchise within the Overwatch League. Nevix began competing in Overwatch as far back as 2015 when the game was still in closed beta. In 2017, Nevix joined the San Francisco Shock for Overwatch League’s Inaugural Season to fill in the “Flex” position. Nevix continues to amaze fans and viewers alike with his and Genji gameplay, and has remained a staple player, competitor, and personality on the San Francisco Shock since.

Interested in working with the gamers organizing the event? You can volunteer by contacting:

Jay Gist, Gaming Event Organizer with Capitol Fight District

Furniture for the Esport center provided by IKEA West Sacramento
2019 Esports Gaming Tournament funded in part by Visit Sacramento through funds generated by the Sacramento Tourism Marketing District.
  • Players are required to check in at the tournament desk 30 min prior to tournament start time. Players who are late to the tournament forfeit their seat and will not be reimbursed. Please allow plenty of time for parking, entering the Fair Gates and walking to the Esports Arena at Expo Center Building #5
  • Tournament players under age 13 must be accompanied to the California State Fair by an adult or guardian.
  • Please include your team Name, if you are signing up for a team game and already have a team made for a tournament.
  • Cash Awards will be mailed within 10 days of the tournament date.
  • All prize payments are subject to all applicable federal and state taxes and reporting.
  • Cash awards are determined by the amount of players registered in each tournament and follow the following payout split 70% / 20% / 10%  for 1st through 3rd place. $2 service fee excluded.
  • No cash prizes will be awarded for the Rocket League tournament. Sponsored prizes will go to the top 3 teams. Prizes will be announced later.
*First, Second and Third places awarded for tournament play.  Registration is limited per tournament.   Sign up are first come first served.  See website for all tournament Rules. Registration does not include admission to the California State Fair.
**If the screen was made of lead…. aaannd if it was falling from, say, the edge of space. (These statements have not been rigorously evaluated for feasibility or accuracy.)