In February 1990, the ICWS held their fourth annual Core War tournament to coincide with the Second Artificial Life Conference. 19 warriors competed for a place in the finals. The hopefuls were Bitstorm, Bruin, HYPRAY, KILI, Killer 2, MAD Ferret, The pied piper of Hamlin, Power Bomb, Quarter, Quarter II, Quick Sand II, Random Fire, SAD, Scrambler, Sting 2, Tank, UMACCP, VAMP and Wang1.
|3rd||Power Bomb||Bram Cohen|
|=||Random Fire||Bram Cohen|
- The Core War Newsletter 8 (Summer 1990): 5, 7. "The View From Within."
- The Core War Newsletter 8 (Summer 1990): 12. "Society News."