Welcome to The Illinois Thread, if you want to find matches offline or you want to find some quick online matches with someone nearby for a good connection, this is the place to do it! Post up and tell us what games you're into. This way we can get more people involved, increase the skills of our local players and get some good games going with people in our local area.
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*
Address: 9415 Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513
Accessible via Aurora METRA, Stop is on Brookfield (1/3 Mile away from the venue)
Casuals will be hosted on Friday nights at and is open from 6PM - 2AM. If you're looking for some Under Night, BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, Persona 4 Arena and 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.
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!
The Fight Before Christmas
Saturday, December 20th 2014
Ignite Gaming Lounge - 3341 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618
This will be the first event Chicago will host a Guilty Gear Xrd Tournament prior to Frosty Faustings VII! We will be hosting USFIV, UMvC3, GGXrd, UNiEL and many more to be announced!
Frosty Faustings VII
January 23rd - 24th 2015
Crowne Plaza Chicago - Northbrook - 2875 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062
Obviously a Guilty Gear based event but expect anime to be represented there well! List of games will announced soon on the @FrostyFaustings Twitter account so be on the lookout for that! Once an update is announced, I'll update this post!
IGL: DFC Assist Roulette (7 entrants) - Monday, December 8th, 2014
(DFC tournament where assist is determined by random number generator)
IGL: Guilty Gear Xrd Singles Results - (24 entrants) Monday, December 8th 2014
1) Bob Washington
5) Flying V
9) Joey D
9) Super Axl
9) Heroic Legacy
GGA: Under Night In-Birth Singles Results - (8 Entrants) Friday, December 12th 2014
1) nobody.exe (VAT)
2) Wilfooooooooooo (GOR)
3) BunniesFromHell (BYA)
GGA: Guilty Gear Xrd Singles Results - (25 entrants) Friday, December 12th 2014
1) ElvenShadow (FAU)
2) blackSNAKE (VEN)
3) Bob Washington (AXL)
4) Heroic Legacy (BED)
5) Zinac (FAU)
5) ShinSyn (CHI)
7) Wilfooooo (SOL)
7) MightyMar (KY)
9) Phreak (SOL)
9) Scientician (ZAT)
9) BunniesFromHell (BED)
9) Nobodyexe (RAM)
13) IGL|ChosenNinja (MIL)
13) Exia236A (KY)
13) Brightside (FAU)
13) Ukyo Tachibana (KY)
17) Grant (SLA)
17) StupidNinja92 (ELP)
17) Callisto (RAM)
17) Frankentank (POT)
17) JustOwnin (RANDOM SELECT)
17) Moony Blues (???)
17) Jam-Kiske (KY)
25) Fabama (VEN)