The Nightclub Melee
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Each week at OS NYC, The Nightclub matches are filled with an electric energy. Even for slow match-ups like Peach vs Jigglypuff, large crowds gather to witness and cheer.
TOs have taken this collective mindset to heart when it comes to recruiting new players. They have created a Discord server dedicated to welcoming and welcoming newcomers before ever setting foot inside a venue.
The Nightclub has quickly become the go-to spot for weekly Melee play. Led by (and named after) one of its founding players who strived to bring back locals, it consistently hosts packed teams while forging connections among members of its community.
OS NYC, an internet/console gaming cafe with nightlife atmosphere, hosts the tournament each Wednesday with 32 state of the art PCs, as well as a 19-foot LED screen for viewing purposes and plenty of friendly setups to offer spectators an exciting gaming experience.
Since opening its doors in September 2019, The Nightclub has become a cornerstone of New York City Melee scene. Sponsored by Andbox (an unifying hub for gamers, artists, makers and breakers) and Even Matchup Gaming – two competitive Melee teams – The Nightclub remains at the heart of New York Melee tournaments and events.
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An oasis of community can be difficult to come by in New York’s nightlife scene, where rap-friendly clubs dominate. Clubs that feature this genre may serve as places of cultural celebration or discord depending on what night of the week it falls – making their atmosphere both welcoming and unwelcoming at different times.
DarkGenex and Ryobeat have taken steps to integrate new players into the community before they arrive at local tournaments, which has proven highly successful; currently they’re investigating ways of doing it on a larger scale.
One way is by creating an environment conducive to comfort at the venue level. OS NYC, an internet/console gaming cafe with nightlife vibes that boasts 32 state-of-the-art monitors, bar and lounge amenities and a large TV for streaming matches is an example.
The Nightclub (formerly Hax’s Nightclub and HNC) is a weekly Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament held weekly since September 2019. Co-run by DarkGenex and Ryobeat, it is considered to be New York City’s premiere weekly/local tournament.
DarkGenex and Ryobeat are working hard to ensure The Nightclub remains a welcoming space for the community as a whole. Their main priority has been welcoming in new players while connecting them to existing community members to foster an inviting atmosphere.
Recently, they had a player named Drew attend his inaugural Nightclub event and experience Melee for himself for the first time ever – at which five different people commended his Jigglypuff by its end!
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DarkGenex and Ryobeat have taken an innovative approach to recruiting the next generation of Melee players, rather than simply keeping current ones. When Drew Abreu first entered the local scene four months ago, he was quickly welcomed with open arms; by tournament end five different people complimented his Jigglypuff as being great!
Melee and her fellow club members have created an environment at OS NYC in which this bond of camaraderie can be felt every week, making her experience even greater. Thanks to this collective vision, Melee is forging life-long bonds despite travel costs or financial obstacles preventing travel plans from becoming reality.