Hey all, welcome to the official Heroes World Tread!
Here you'll find out what's going down at Heroes World in regards to video game events. Located near the bottom of this post you'll find whatever is currently on tap to be happening.
Heroes World Comic Shop of the New Millennium
8601 Warden Avenue Unit 13 (North-East Corner of Hwy 7 and Warden)
Facebook "Heroes World Citizen"
What is Heroes World?
-We're a hobby shop located directly in the corner of Hwy 7 and Warden Avenue (big plaza with Shoppers Drugmart, No Frills, Futureshop, McDonalds etc). We Specialize in almost anything hobby related including Comic Books, Toys, Boardgames, Miniature Games and Boardgames, so it's only a natural progression that we dive into the video game scene. We have a fairly big store (about 2300 square feet) and have a dedicated gaming room that will houses many types of events. Some of these events will be game related events, at the moment mostly Super Street Fighter IV.
What else is in the Heroes World Plaza?
Available in the same plaza as Heroes World:
Shoppers Drug Mart
Cora?s Breakfast & Lunch
Milestone?s Grill & Bar
The Bagel Stop
Mr. Felix and Norton Cookies
TD Canada Trust Bank
What kind of equipment does Heroes World have?
-Screens: Several different computer monitors that can be used for gaming
-Systems: Mostly xbox 360s, but we have access to ps3s as well
-Joysticks: We have two modified Tatsunoko Vs Capcom Madcatz sticks that work on Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3. We also have a completely custom stick from Arcade Whips that runs on both xbox 360 and PS3
So what if I gotta pee? or I drive?
Bathroom on site as well as plenty of FREE parking!
Who runs these shindigs at Heroes World?
-that would be me Jon Ho aka "coolasice". I work here at Heroes World and will be running most of the events. While not the most experienced in Street Fighter events, I have over 7 years experience in running various gaming tournaments (Magic the Gathering, Warhammer, Warmachine, etc) so I'm learning the video gaming scene and hope to run fair and fun tourneys for you guys. I'm new to the "competitive" Street Fighter scene coming from a more casual background. I'm eager to learn but will most likely get my butt kicked the more "pro" players...but this is not really relevant since when I'm running an event I will not be playing.
So just Street Fighter events?
-we're open to any other event that will bring players out! I love all fighting games in general, so if you want to throw down in Tekken 6, or VF5 or whatever please post up that your interested. We do have a lot of shooter fans here at the store so don't be surprised to see HALO or Gears of War events in the upcoming months.
So that means Street Fighter all the time at Heroes World?
-sadly no. Running the set-ups takes time and space...which we are sometimes limited on. We'll be posting up schedules of events and stuff like that but unless you see it posted here or chat with me at the shop there won't be anything running. You should however post up if you do what events on certain days or whatever so we can get an idea of what you'd like to see happen
Is all this FREE?
-again sadly no. We are a business and as such we require funds to operate. We'll usually be charging some kind of venue Fee to cover mostly cost of equipment, staff and time. While as a player i'd love to offer free sessions we have costs to cover...for example if a Xbox RRODs or Joystick buttons get smashed there is a cost in replacing/repairing these things
I wanna help out what can I do?
-best thing you can do is to come out to events and have a good time! But if your looking for more, Heroes World always can use help in running events and getting the word out. You got joysticks or screens or something your willing to bring in? then awesome...more gaming for everyone. Please don't hesitate to contact me via PM, or even stop by the shop to chat about any ideas you many have! I been approached by many players that simply want to help grow the community which is awesome!
Please post up whatever other questions or suggestions you may have! or even just post up to say what's up?
What's Currently going down (Check here for latest info):
Casuals will be held every Wednesday!
Wednesday Casuals 4pm to 9pm
$10.00 each Session ($8 if you bring your own controller or fight stick)
Bring your own controller/fight stick if possible!
please post up if your interested and any suggestions you might have
ATTN: Heroes World will be taking a break on February 8th and 15th, 2012! so there will be no casual sessions on those dates!