Meet the Stronghold

August 13, 2012

Stronghold Gaming is a card, comic and video game shop in Sumter South Carolina that was established in Dec. 2011. In addition to housing Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments and judges, who are sactioned by Wizards of the Coast and Konami respectively, Stronghold recently formed its own fighting game team. Team Stronghold, as it were, consists of four players – Woodrow Pope (Sumter, SC), Rich Abisa (Sumter, SC), Keyon Johnson (Cola, SC) and Xavier Edwards (Cola, SC).

An event was recently held shortly after the team’s creation to introduce the store’s patrons to the fighting game division. Below are a few photos from the event. You can also visit Stronghold’s Facebook page for more information about the store.

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Reminder: Quantum X “Social Fight” is this weekend!: Simpsonville, SC (26 September, 2009)

September 25, 2009

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This is a reminder that Quantum X Game Center in Simpsonville, SC (Upstate) is hosting a gathering for anybody who wants to play fighting games!  There aren’t any “official” tourneys at this event.  It’s a time for fighting fans to get together in one place, play matches against one another in any number of fighting games, work on and talk strategies with one another, and in general to get to meet and to play against new players.  Just because there aren’t any planned tourneys doesn’t mean they can’t happen though. It’s easy to throw together mini-tourneys in any number of games or, if it’s your thing, even get some money matches on.  Street Fighter 4, BlazBlue, Soul Calibur 4, and UFC: Undisputed are just some of the fighters that will be there.  Other games will be there as well.

The event starts at 11:00AM on Saturday and will run until 5:00PM.  There is a $10 venue fee per player, but that’s a pretty sweet price as you are getting 6 hours of fighting.  There aren’t any prizes but, once again, money matches aren’t just allowed, they are encouraged!

The next G-Vegas Beatdown (scheduled for November) is planned to be held at this venue (just like the one held recently) and this event will also test some planned improvements for that upcoming event.  They are hoping to have 100 or more players for the next G-Vegas Beatdown! So if you want to be part of that, it is a good idea to come down, get to know where this venue is, get used to its setups, and so forth. There are just too many reasons to come to this, so if you don’t have a prior obligation, just do it!

You can pre-register at the official thread at:

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=206865


Quantum X “Social Fight” Gathering: Simpsonville, SC (26 September, 2009)

September 5, 2009

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Quantum X Game Center in Simpsonville, SC (Upstate) is hosting a gathering for anybody who wants to play fighting games.  There aren’t any “official” tourneys at this event.  It’s a time for fighting fans to get together in one place, play matches against one another in any number of fighting games, work on and talk strategies with one another, and in general to get to meet and to play against new players.  Just because there aren’t any planned tourneys doesn’t mean they can’t happen though. It’s easy to throw together mini-tourneys in any number of games or, if it’s your thing, even get some money matches on.  Street Fighter 4, BlazBlue, Soul Calibur 4, and UFC: Undisputed are just some of the fighters that will be there.  If I can personally be there, I’ll be sure to bring SSFII: HD Remix, Marvel vs Capcom 2, KOFXII, Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Samurai Showdown Anthology and Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core Plus.  Quantum Game Center has Xbox 360s, PS3s, and Wiis, so system is not an issue for this event.  Some of my friends who went to the last G-Vegas, held at this venue, told me it was very nice!

The event starts at 11:00AM on Saturday and will run until 5:00PM.  There is a $10 venue fee per player, but that’s a pretty sweet price as you are getting 6 hours of fighting.  There aren’t any prizes but, once again, money matches aren’t just allowed, they are encouraged!

The next G-Vegas Beatdown (scheduled for November) is planned to be held at this venue (just like the one held recently) and this event will also test some planned improvements for that upcoming event.  They are hoping to have 100 or more players! So if you want to be part of that, it is a good idea to come down, get to know where this venue is, get used to its setups, and so forth. There are just too many reasons to come to this, so if you don’t have a prior obligation, just do it!

The official thread for the “Social Fight” on SRK is here: http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=206865

Quantum Game Center’s website can be found at: http://www.quantumxgc.com/index.html


First Columbia Street Fighter 4 Gathering a Success!

June 23, 2009

If there is a sign of how much the Street Fighter 4 scene has grown in Columbia, SC, it was this gathering.  We met on Friday (19 June) at my house for a night of SF4 fighting.  We had decided that the best way to level up each other’s game is to play each other as often as possible.  This gathering was the first of hopefully many to come. 

10 players plus their significant others ended up coming down, which is enough for a small tourney.  Most of the Columbia regulars came down (U-Volt, AwardTour, Hi-Tekk, Love) as well as some new players I had not met before.  SonGohanX from Myrtle Beach also came down (that’s hardcore) as it was on his way to another tourney he was attending in the next day or so. 

There were many great matches in the hours of gametime that we had.  We played an arcade-style format where the winner stays while the others tried to knock him out.  We had a 5 win cap for the winner so that players had a better chance of playing against everybody else. After all, that’s why we were there.  Good times were had by all! We will keep you posted when we decide to do another get-together, which will hopefully be soon.

Here is a little bit of footage from a match.  We took it to test many things so it isn’t a full match. It’s a random slice of footage.