- "I am General Tesler, here to tell you that you are now volunteering for the games."
- ―General Tesler
|Behind the scenes|
After the renegade program, Beck, destroyed a statue of Clu himself, General Tesler decided to bring the Games to Argon City. In order to capture the renegade, Tesler gathered "volunteers" to compete in the Coliseum. The General commissioned dozens of Light Rail cars to transport the competitors to the Coliseum, but one car -- with Mara and Zedamong the "volunteers" -- was sabotaged by Beck in order to free the captured programs.
Later, Beck fell among a number of programs who had been arrested by Tesler's forces for breaking Argon's new curfew and were being sent to the Coliseum to compete in the games. There, he met a program named Cutler who agreed that, in time, programs would rise up against Clu. The two survived both Disc Wars and Light Cycle tournaments, but, at Pavel's suggestion, General Tesler had them duel against each other for freedom. Cutler forfeited so that Beck would be freed and allowed to live. Later, as Cutler was transported from the Coliseum, Beck returned in the guise of the Renegade and rescued him.
On another occasion, Tesler ordered all of Argon's residents to gather in the Coliseum to hear about a reward offered for information leading to the Renegade's capture. This prize, a Light Roadster shown off by three Sirens, remained in the middle of the Coliseum until it was claimed.