Hey guys, a good amount of you know me but those that are new to the scene might not. Anyway, I am a local here in Vegas (have been for the past year and a half). I know that coming sometime earlier than Evo might sometimes be a drag since you don’t know what to do or where to go so I’m going to give you a gamer’s breakdown.
First off, I want to point you towards the Vegas thread in the Matchmaking section. You can keep up to date on what were doing or what’s going on. Here’s the link:
The first post of the thread has announcements on events and addresses to local spots we either hang out at or play casuals.
Next, for those that are in Vegas already, I want to inform you about two different spots Immortal Gamers League (IGL) and Gemini Arcade Palace.
IGL is basically the hang out spot where people have recently been showing up for tournaments and casuals. The place is owned by my business partner The Juggernaut and me. We are currently moving the location, but I will be posting the address and information later in the week when we have situated the new spot. I am also trying to throw a get together the day before Evo for everyone. Something fun so you can actually meet people before the big day. Something where you can get some food, get some drinks, and just play to your heart’s content to get ready for the big tourney. I provide all the consoles (360s), monitors, and games. I just ask that you bring your controller and your A game.
Gemini Arcade Palace is a grand arcade that mainly caters to the rhythm game crowd, it has also been stated the number one arcade for rhythm gaming in the world. However, the do have fighting games in there as well. I believe their selection will grow around the time of Evo but that really doesn’t help you guys. Reason I am mentioning this place is because even though it is centered around rhythm games it is quite roomy. Julie, the owner of the arcade, let’s our scene bring in our consoles and setups anytime we want and just play. She supports us wholeheartedly. She has also sponsored some of us for Evo this year and we couldn’t be happier. People usually gather here on Thursday and Friday nights. Here is the address to Gemini along with url:
4180 South Sandhill Road Suites B-3 & B-4
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Now for some eating spots. I am only going to mention one place here in Vegas due to the wide popularity it has among ourselves and everyone we take there. It’s Blue Ox East Bar and Grill. It’s in the same shopping complex as Gemini Arcade Palace as well. Just go in and ask for the Fingers. They are made with fresh non-frozen chicken breast and are to die for. I’ve never had fingers like this before in my life. We frequent there probably at least twice a week. We plan on going there either Wednesday or Thursday of the week of Evo and plan on bringing a huge party with us. So if you are in the mood for some good food just get a cab and tell them to take you to Blue Ox East on Flamingo and Sandhill. You won’t be disappointed.
On top of that there is a special going down in Vegas right now for the buffets. I know a lot of you just freakin’ love buffets, love eating, or just love being fat so here it is. If you go to http://www.caesars.com/buffets/faq.html they have a lot of info there. Now the buffet covers 7 different buffets and you can go to them as many times as you would like for a 24 hour period for just $45.99 (for total rewards members). It’s easy to become a Total Rewards Member, just go to the casino floor and you can get a players card (same thing). Now reason I state this deal is because The Rio is actually listed as one of the buffets. So you don’t have to travel or leave the Evo area to get your grub on.
Hope this helps all of you guys. If you’re in town and want to hang with us to get in some casuals or something please hit me up via PM and we’ll put something together. I’m always here to help.