Event Recap: Capcom Fight Club LA


Capcom is well known in the fighting game community as the number one go-to company when it comes to tournaments. What a lot of people don’t know is that Capcom also throws the best parties. Take, for example, Fight Club LA. It is usually an event where they showcase upcoming games. The first one I ever attended was also in Los Angeles a month before Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 was to be released. They provided free food, a live band, and open play with over 20 stations to test out the game before it was released. This time around, Capcom decided to throw another event in downtown Los Angeles to showcase games like Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter Volt, and the newer incarnations of Street Fighter III.

The line was already crowded and it even wrapped around 2 blocks behind the venue. The event started at 8PM; it was a packed house and, miraculously, everyone got inside the Belasco theater. As soon as you entered, you were greeted by costumed women dressed as Chun-Li, Viper, and 2 others that I did not recognize. They were positioned near this taxidermy bear with a red bandana. To sum up the atmosphere of the event, it was basically set up so that everyone could play the latest games. People were not all that particularly interested when a local rap duo got on stage; they just kept playing games. Then a couple of exhibition tournaments were held and the fighting crowd cheered. Free food in the form of Empenada’s and Mac-N-Cheese balls with potato were served, and the VIP and Press were treated with Open bar and a private area, where 3 stations were set up to play UMVC and SFxT. That’s where I spent most of my time. I give the event a 3.5 stars out of 5.


Written by: PAUL FIERCE - News Contributor


  1. #2 by Oly on September 26th, 2011 [ 132360 Points ]

    Dude.. i missed all that.. boo to me

  2. #3 by Pedro on September 27th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    what’s up with that bear? didn’t get that.

  3. #4 by Tosh on September 27th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

  4. #5 by dragon290513 on September 27th, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    yeah need more pics

  5. #6 by PAUL FIERCE on September 27th, 2011 [ 11887 Points ]

    Need more pics? I took a picture of the venue, the interesting people, and the overall atmosphere. I’m pretty sure our readers have an imagination and can picture what a bunch of guys playing street fighter looks like.

  6. #7 by mowmow on September 28th, 2011 [ 12775 Points ]

    i wish it could have been there. I would have wanted to play some mvc even though i suck at it

  7. #8 by Darklurkr23 on October 1st, 2011 [ 23436 Points ]

    It’s too bad all these big video things are in LA. Why can’t New Jersey get any love! It’s nothing but that stupid MTV crap!


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