For our three years anniversary of eSports bar events in Cologne we wrote down the best, funniest and most epic stories that witness the awesomeness of eSports and its communities. This is the tenth and final part, for all other stories check out http://barcraft-koeln.de/en/category/eventstories/.
A great environment for friendships & a little tease
The last point is a more personal one: through the events I made lots of new friends. And I’m talking real friends you meet under the week, invite to your birthday or marriage, that help you when you move flats or have a bad time. Meeting people in an environment that pleases everyone is a great chance to establish relationships. Ofc it’s no guarantee but it definitely helps. I also like to claim that nerds are the best kind of people. If you share a hobby others don’t understand it makes you more tolerant towards other people’s strange hobbies (at least it should^^). So in a nerd environment you’ll always find understanding people for the craziest stuff – even if it’s button mashing a fast-paced game where you hit notes sung by computerized voices of anime figures with videos that might cause epilepsy. Why? Because for some it’s fun and it’s not hurting anyone, that’s why!
To the tease:
Some few people already heard about it: we’re currently working on opening up our own, dedicated Gaming & eSports Bar. A place where we can do Barcrafts, Bar of Legends & more seven days a week. Where noone complains about „killerspiele“ on screens, noone laughs about your gaming tattoo and where we can play with and against each other in a cool atmosphere and awesome community!
Over the last year, we learned business and wrote a businessplan. We looked at dozens of locations and finally found one. We invested all our savings to keep it free and are currently waiting for the banks to give us a credit. But additionally, we’ll start a crowdfunding campaign in the coming days. So if you want to support us, if you want more events like the ones you visited, more event stories and a place for every gamer, esports fan or overall nerd to meet with people alike: stay tuned, we’ll be back with more information soon!
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You want events like this in YOUR city? Do them yourself! How to: Bar of Legends
At the end a „short“ list to all the people I wanna thank for contributing over the years. Nothing interesting for most readers, just something I felt I had to do, so here you go:
Big thanks to Daniel, Arne, David, Julius, Björn, Malte, Mitch, Mickey, Nils, André, Miriam, Leroy, Denis, Johannes, Christian, Mario, Melanie, the Post Bros, Thorsten, Redeye, Apollo, inuh, Marc Olbertz, Bernd Gottsmann, Christian Döbel and overall Blizzard for their support, Pente, Daniel Mooney, Sjokz and Riot Games for their support, carni, Oli, Michael Bister, M3lly, Michael Schmitz, Basti Veiser, Carmac and ESL for their support, Alpha, another Malte, Sebastian, Flo, Damien, Miguel, Riccardo, Philipp, and many more. If I forgot anyone, I’m deeply sorry!!! :*