iLikeitNerdy eSports arcade
iLikeitNerdy eSports arcade
Where video games, eSports streams, anime, cosplay, and everything nerd culture are combined to create the ultimate social experience.
Where video games, eSports streams, anime, cosplay, and everything nerd culture are combined to create the ultimate social experience. Read more
Are you tired of playing games online by yourself? Do you wanna dunk on some noobs in person? Are you looking for a place to watch esports? Do you need to show off your cosplay? Somewhere you can drink beer and play video games? iLikeitNerdy esports arcade is the place for you! We'll be located next door to Excalibur Comics in Portland, OR.
So what exactly is an esports arcade?
We’re glad you asked! Imagine if a gaming lounge, bar, arcade, and cosplay party all combined powers to form the ultimate nerdy paradise! The only place you'll find video games, live esports streams, anime, cosplay, food, drinks, and everything nerd culture combined to create an experience you'll never forget.
You'll be able to meet like-minded individuals who share your passions, hobbies, and obsessions. Make friends, create rivalries, and form teams. We'll host cash prize tournaments, cosplay parties, leagues, special events and more. Come play games, watch live esports events on big screen TVs and cheer on your favorite professional players and teams. Welcome to iLikeitNerdy Esports Arcade, THE place to get down and nerdy!
At iLikeitNerdy you won’t be paying an hourly rate or dropping quarters in per game, you can play as much as you want for as long as you want with either a daily pass or a monthly membership. Our monthly members will get 10% off food, merchandise and access to exclusive perks. We will have custom built arcade machines with over 600 retro games, paired with classic and current-gen consoles.
At iLikeitNerdy top players will have a chance to earn a spot on our professional esports team, The Portland Burnsiders. Portland is home to some of the best esports athletes in the world and we want to help amateur players reach the professional level. Our goal is for the Burnsiders to travel the world, represent Portland at the biggest esports events, and win huge cash prizes!
Angel De La Paz was previously one of the owners of a local gaming lounge called Best Bout Gaming. They hosted tournaments and special events for local gaming communities from 2010-2012. The success they found inspired him to build upon that model and take it to the next level.
Jeff eXtine has over 12 years of experience in the food industry working his way from dishwasher all the way up to general manager for 24th and Meatballs. Recently, he was the private chef for Team Liquid’s Dota 2 squad in the lead up to their world championship victory at The International!
We have been grinding away for over a year to make this dream a reality and we're really close.
iLikeitNerdy Esports Arcade is your space. It’s for you, our community of gamers, and we want your input on what to include as we build the space. Kickstarter is a fantastic way to involve our community in the process.
The pledge levels provide you with an opportunity to put your name on the space, purchase discounted memberships, and gain early access to the venue. Everyone who pledges $10 or more will have their name featured in "The Founders Tier List", which will be painted on a wall in the venue and remain untouched for the life of iLikeitNerdy so that we can remember who was there from the beginning.
This is a community effort and there are plenty of ways you can help.
- Follow us and share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Twitch
- Tell every friend, family member, and stranger you see about us
- Look to your right a pick a pledge that works for you
- Meet us at iLikeitNerdy for a beer to celebrate our mutual success
Please contact us regarding shipping possibilities outside of the U.S.A. or if you're interested in picking up your rewards in person. Exclusive party kickstarter rewards for 4 hour parties, dates and restrictions may apply.
Risks and challenges
There are always risks associated with opening an establishment in the Food and Entertainment Industry, but we have done extensive research and built a team of industry professionals to prepare us for the challenges ahead.
One obstacle is obtaining the proper liquor license from OLCC. We are confident that the OLCC will approve our venue for a full on-premise license, but there is a chance that OLCC limitations might force us to slightly alter our plans.
Unforeseen costs could delay our projected opening date. This includes things like the building we lease not having sufficient power to support our gaming consoles, televisions, and arcade cabinets. We have our team of industry professionals to anticipate these issues and avoid them completely, but there might be something costly that pops up along the way. If this happens, iLikeitNerdy will keep backers updated.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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