There is a Player Roster below (Currently in progress) and it informs of of who plays what and where their general location is. This way you can make your own meet ups for whatever game you want to play or getting others involved in the game you play if they're interested. We have plenty of established venues here in Chicago, to obtain information, click on the link of the name of the venue and you can gain more info on the location:
Ignite Network Gaming Lounge:
Address: 3341 N. Elston Ave
Accessible via #77 Belmont and #52 California CTA bus routes.
Casuals are hosted every Monday Nights from 6PM - 2AM. Free parking lot and a lot of street parking available. Price: $10 Venue Fee ($5 venue fee if you bring a console). Show up, play and level up with the scene as we all get into the games we love to play!
There are also End of the Month Tournaments held, venue is cut down to $5 entry and tournaments are $5 per game. You can find more details in the Chicago Fighting Game Community Facebook Group. *Ignite Gaming Lounge Stream Link*
Galloping Ghost Arcade
Address: 9415 Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513
Accessible via Aurora METRA, Stop is on Brookfield (1/3 Mile away from the venue)
Starting May 2nd, casuals will be hosted on Friday nights at and is open from 6PM - 2AM (Sometimes 3AM). If you're looking for some BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, Persona 4 Arena and even KOF, this is the venue to go to for those games. *Nobodyexe - Stream Link*
Don't think the forums are the only way to socialize and get some games in, The Chicago's FGC has it's own Facebook page, hit it up, chat and make arrangements with others to get yourself known and comfortable with many others that play fighting games! If you can't find rides to events, hit up the FB page and see if anyone is willing to help out. It's worked for others trying to get out so use it to your advantage to come out an hang with the group.
*Midwest ASW Facebook Group*
Not only do we have a Chicago FGC group, but we've united the Midwest as a whole to share the events happening out of town that may be nearby or happening during weeks we have free time. This group also has a developing players log for GG/BB/P4U players that may play characters that we may not have here so hit this up and join to get involved with the players that share the same interest: Playing Video Games!
*Dustloop Illinois Skype Group*
There's also a Skype Group for this forum, if you're interested in chatting it up with someone here for some tips, tricks or just chill out with everyone here in the Dustloop community of Illinois, ask for an invite from one of us and you will be thrown into the Skype Group.
I'll continue to update the first page with information as things progress but right now, post up and let yourself be known, who you are, and what games you play!
Keits Presents: Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 10! (UFGTX): May 23-25 2014 @ Crowne Plaza O'Hare
3) IGL | ChosenNinja
5) CORN | AXIS
5) Denial | Danke
7) DC | TheArm05
9) DJ Huoshen
13) Aaron Horton
Guilty Gear Accent Core +R
7) Filthy Luker
7) Skeletal Minion
9) KIT | ShinBlade
9) TS | NerdJosh
Persona 4 Arena
3) IGL | ChosenNinja
4) Ludwig Van