Ignite Skokie opened its doors on December 19th, 2018, in what we dubbed an "Open Beta." We implemented some new concepts and needed to test them out, but also needed to charge full price AND have an excuse for when things didn't go right. You know... an open beta. We added booze, table side service, … Continue reading All Ages at Skokie…until 9pm
Starting any project from nothing is always challenging and a grassroots esports scene is no different. Many competitive players are passionate about their favorite games and love the opportunity to meet other local players and compete with one another. Esports at a global level has been booming, making now more than ever a great time … Continue reading Grassroots Esports – Overwatch Chicago
There are some big changes coming to Mix-Up Mondays at Ignite Gaming Lounge! For starters, we're dropping the name 'Mix-up Mondays' to adopt Fighting Game Community Meetups or FGC Meetups for short. We're rebranding for several reasons: The fighting game scene is constantly evolving by adding new games and dropping old ones. We want to include EVERY … Continue reading Fighting Game Meetups
Hey Igniters. On November 16th, our rates are increasing by a buck or two across the board. It’s been a long while since we’ve adjusted our prices and we’ve always tried to keep them super reasonable, but alas, they must go up. We’re proud of some of the things we were able to do for you … Continue reading A Letter About Our Increased Prices
At the moment I’m writing this, there are 185 live projects for video games on the popular crowd-funding site, Kickstarter. Since its launch in 2009, Kickstarter has seen more than eight million backers fund more than 81,000 projects with over $1.6 billion in the fields of film, music, art, fashion, and gaming. Crowd-funding has boosted … Continue reading Crowd-funding the Underdog
It's not a surprise that with the explosive growth of eSports in the past five years we get asked on a daily basis if we'll be running a [insert game] tournament. In short, our answer is no. Don't get me wrong we love esports, tournaments, and packing our venue. As I mentioned in a previous entry, I … Continue reading No, we will not host a [insert game] tournament.
If you're already planning on attending, on the fence about it, or have plans but wish you could be there - here's what’s in store for our Dying Light launch party tomorrow! Background on NVIDIA and Ignite Last September, our friends from NVIDIA, you know, that one company that makes those ultra powerful GeForce graphic … Continue reading Dying Light Launch Party – What to Expect