I had never heard of the fighting game community before but somehow watching this video made me feel nostalgic for it. According to Wikipedia, The fighting game community, often abbreviated to FGC, is a collective of video gamers who play fighting games such as Marvel vs. Capcom, Mortal Kombat, Soulcalibur, Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, The King of Fighters, Blazblue, Super Smash Bros., Tekken, Dead or Alive, Samurai Shodown, and many others. The fighting game community started out small in the late 1990s and throughout the 2000s referred to as the grassroots era, but it has grown to a larger scale in the 2010s, with many tournaments being held around the world.Learn more!
This is the story of one of the important places in the history of the American Fighting Game Community. It’s a spot unlike any other. A hole in the wall. A community hub. A dingy little spot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan that many called home.
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