What is Team Stickbug (TSB)?
TSB has been a staple of the East Coast Fighting Game Community (FGC), and the premier local and regional tournament for the Anime/Airdash genre (AFGC) for the past 7 years. Now a semi-weekly tournament (1 to 2 Fridays/mo & 1 Saturday/mo), we have also recently included DragonBall FighterZ since release, to enormous success. In 2017, TSB has branched out into streaming services as well as providing organizational support to many premier fighting game tournaments including: Winter Brawl, Defend the North, Summer Jam, East Coast Throwdown and most recently North East Championships.
How did TSB get started?
Around the summer of 2009, anime fighting games tournaments were seeing a decline in competitors, streamers, and viewership in the East Coast region. No one in the FGC (Fighting Game Community) was stepping up to lend a hand. Many streaming entities were skipping out on games like Guilty Gear, Blazblue, and Melty Blood. That was when Alan “St1ckbug” along with other prominent members of the NY/NJ Anime FGC took it upon themselves to drive over to the nearest Radioshack and pick up some streaming equipment. What started as a joke to troll TeamSp00ky, slowly manifested into what would one day become the premiere Anime Fighting Game of the East Coast. St1ckBug eventually stepped down from running TSB events and eventually Manny “Blaze” took over as the main streamer and event organizer.
Who can I get in touch with if I wanted to talk about TSB?
Manny “Blaze” – @TSB_Blaze – Streamer, Event Organizer, Competitor
Chaz “Mynus” – @Mynus_jp – Event Organizer, Translator(JP), Competitor
Jouse “Sway” – @OkaySway – Event Organizer, Site Admin, Competitor
Andrew “DaiandOh” – @Daiandoh – Event Organizer, Vampire Savior
“Fox” – @MakotoFox – Commentator, Bracket Runner
What is the FGC?
The FGC is the “Fighting Game Community”. It is a general term used to address the group that involves themselves with playing fighting games competitively.
What is an “anime” fighting game?
An anime fighting game is used to describe a sub-genre of fighting games. The art style of this sub-genre can be accurately described as “anime”. Some choose to call them “air-dashers” instead since most (if not all) of the games within this sub-genre have some sort of air-dash mechanic. Some common games you might see covered here are Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, and Arcana Heart 3. You might also see articles regarding Gundam EXVS even though it isn’t an “anime” fighting game.
Why make a website?
It is easier to centralize all of the information on here.
So what can I expect to find here?
You can expect to find information about KSB (KVO x TSB) and any news related to it as well as information about all TSB events and players.
I found a typo on a page, why can’t you just learn to spell properly?
I’m sorry. If you find any spelling or grammatical errors on this site please let me know through the Contact page.
I think I could write a pretty cool article for your site, would you let me do it?
Right now? No. In the future? Maybe.