Thursday, July 26, 2012

MOMO2 closing July 31, Season's Beatings forced to relocate

via The Keist

Tough times.

The Season's Beatings tournament series has gained the attention and respect of the fighting game community (FGC). Unfortunately success doesn't exactly equate to success as odd as that may sound. MOMO2, the home of Season's Beatings will be closing on July 31.

The Keist was the bearer of bad news. See what he had to say below.

"Hey everyone,

For those that don't know me, I run the Columbus Fight Nights at MOMO's. This is also where the popular Season's Beatings Series takes place.

Unfortunately, MOMO's will be shutting down at the end of the month (July 31st) due to not being able to renew their lease due to competition.

For those in the area, next week Columbus Fight Nights will have its last session at MOMO's from 5 PM until 2 AM if anyone wants to come.

For those unable to come, I'd like to use this thread as a memorial to MOMO's. Please post your favorite experiences at MOMO's.

Season's Beatings 1 was the very first tournament I went to. I was amazed by how large a scene can be for these kind of games (even though it was only a hundred people). I met Ghaleon and Fugee that day as well as some of the Tekken players. That day made me decide that I want to help turn this scene into Esports to be comparable with actual sports.

I will miss this place.

PS: This does not mean the end of Season's Beatings, those guys are too clever." 

Fernando's POV: This sucks. Anytime a place you can call home to a community closes, it sucks for everyone involved. I hope those who worked at the MOMO2 can rebound quickly.