For years, Nebulous Games has provided a venue that has brought the New York City Smash community together like never before. Beforehand, the NYC community was in disarray - NYC Smashers were scattered all across the area, with no unified meeting point for them to come together and play Smash. But with the help of some of the area's Smashers they found a great venue for NYC - Nebulous.
Nebulous has been the place to go for NYC Smashers for many years
The venue's tournaments quickly rose in popularity, and Nebulous quickly became a second home for many NYC Smashers. Nebulous became bigger and bigger, moving locations to accommodate the NYC scene's rapid growth. This year, Nebulous hosted their third tournament in their "Super Nebulous" series. Super Nebulous 3 was a huge success - the tournament brought the best players from not only the US, but from across the world. The tournament had over 200 entrants and was the biggest tournament Nebulous ever hosted.
Lucky and Cactuar facing off at Super Nebulous 3
However, unfortunate circumstances caused Nebulous Gaming to be displaced from its location. This left the NYC scene once again with a main tournament venue.
Now, the Nebulous team has found a new venue in the heart of Manhattan - and they need help! The team needs $8000 for the initial deposit of the location so Nebulous can be reborn. To help out, go to their Indiegogo page, where almost $6000 has been raised in 6 hours. There are even rewards for donating, such as free venue fees for Nebulous, and training with NYC's top Melee/Smash 4/Project M players such as Hax, The Moon, DJ Nintendo, John Numbers, and DarkBlues.
Keep in mind that an initiative like this will surely be a challenge - venue crowdfunding hasn't always had great success. Last year, SoCal's Super Arcade held a similar crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. While they got the required funding, so errors occurred that has left the arcade without a location to this day. Hopefully, Nebulous does not end up they same way.Learn more about the Nebulous fundraiser in their official campaign video.
Pokemon64ism wishes the best for the NYC scene as they fundraise for their new venue. You can follow him on Twitter @ pokemon64ism .