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VGBootCamp (fully named Video Game Boot Camp, often abbreviated as VGBC) is a premier smash live-stream/media producing company and crew founded at the end of 2009 by GimR and Aposl. VGBootCamp's mission is to grow and strengthen the fighting game community, particularly the Smash community. The group runs one of the most popular weekly Smash Bros. tournaments, Smash @ Xanadu, with Tantalus as TO. It consists of most Smash games as well as other fighting games, like Street Fighter V and Rivals of Aether. It has become well established for presenting and broadcasting Smash tournaments of all scales quite professionally.

VGBootCamp occasionally runs an event in the after hours of tournaments named the "Salty Suite", in which many money matches and exhibition matches between notable players are featured. Tournaments that have had this event so far include Apex 2014, Kings of Cali 4, Pound 2016, Apex 2015, and Apex 2022.

VGBootCamp was known for popularizing the Brawl mod Project M with S@X, but they eventually decided to drop streaming Project M and removed existing Project M YouTube channel videos; GimR explained that the reasoning for this was that the shaky legal status of Project M associated with Nintendo was a risk to VGBC as a business.[1]

On July 30th, 2016, almost 12 thousand videos had their name changed to SF5 Smash 4 - Serge (Lucario) Vs. Darkfall (Link) SSB4 Tournament - Smash Wii U, it was confirmed as a mistake by GimR, as they were recommended an experienced uploader by many sources, however the uploader had messed up on his first video.[2]

List of members/sponsored players[edit]

  • USA GimR FalcoHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBM.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.pngMr. Game & Watch's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png (Co-Founder/President)
  • USA Aposl PokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.pngCharizard's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.PokémonTrainerHeadSSBU.png (Co-Founder)
  • USA Logic OlimarHeadSSBB.pngOlimar's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.OlimarHeadSSBU.png (Stream Assistant)
  • USA Tantalus MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngR.O.B.'s stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. (Team Manager/Tournament Organizer)
  • USA TKBreezy Wii Fit Trainer's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.WiiFitTrainerHeadSSBU.png (Commentator)
  • USA Coney KingDededeHeadSSBB.pngMario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.CloudHeadSSB4-U.pngBanjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png (Commentator)
  • USA Pink Fresh LucasHeadSSBB.pngBayonettaHeadSSB4-U.pngMinMinHeadSSBU.png (Pro Team)
  • Japan Kaito FalcoHeadSSBM.png (Coach)
  • USA Darkhorse C. Falcon's head icon from SSB.Kirby's head icon from SSB. (Pro Team/Commentator/Media)
  • USA TitoKMF Wario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. (Commentator)
  • USA Jdawg King Dedede's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. (Commentator)
  • Japan Watch IceClimbersHeadSSBM.pngIceClimbersHeadSSBM.png (Pro Team/Commentator/Tournament Organizer)
  • Japan Umeki DaisyHeadSSBU.png (Pro Team/Commentator/Tournament Organizer)

Former members[edit]

Streamed events[edit]

Tournament Date Games
Smash @ Xanadu Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (since early 2013) Melee
Smash 4
Smash 64
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 Melee
Player's Bowl 2010 May 15th, 2010 Brawl
MLG Columbus 2010 June 4th-6th, 2010 Brawl
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 Melee
MLG DC 2010 October 15th-17th, 2010 Brawl
Viridian City 8 October 23rd, 2010 Brawl
Pound V February 19th-21st, 2011 Melee
WHOBO 3 March 18th-20th, 2011 Brawl
KTAR 5 May 21st, 2011 Brawl
Clash of the Titans 5 June 25th-26th, 2011 Brawl
GENESIS 2 July 15th-17th, 2011 Brawl
KTAR 6 August 14th, 2011 Brawl
Revival of Salt February 4th, 2012 Brawl
Project M Showdown July 21st, 2012 Project M
MELEE-FC10R Legacy August 12th-14th, 2012 Melee
Project M
The Big House 2 October 6th-7th, 2012 Melee
Project M
Kings of Cali November 10th, 2012 Melee
Revival of Melee 5 November 17th-18th, 2012 Melee
North East Championships 13 December 1st-2nd, 2012 Melee
Salvation 2 January 26th, 2013 Melee
Project M
Kings of Cali 2 April 13th-14th, 2013 Melee
Xanadu Emerald May 4th, 2013 Melee
Project M
Zenith 2013 June 1st-2nd, 2013 Smash 64
Salvation June 22nd, 2013 Melee, Brawl
Xanadu Pearl June 22nd, 2013 Melee
KTAR 7 July 6th, 2013 Brawl
EVO 2013 July 12th-14th, 2013 Melee
Golden Coast August 17th, 2013 Brawl
Mass Madness CE August 24th, 2013 Melee
Omegacon 2013 September 29th, 2013 Melee
The Big House 3 October 12th-13th, 2013 Melee
Project M
Sudden Death 14 October 19th, 2013 Melee
Project M
Bar Wars October 27th, 2013 Melee
Project M
Pound V.5 November 9th, 2013 Melee
Project M
Revival of Melee 6 November 16th-17th, 2013 Melee
Phoenix Saga 6 December 7th, 2013 Brawl
Project M
Kings of Cali 3 December 14th-15th, 2013 Melee
McSmashter 3 January 11th-12th, 2014 Melee
Project M
Shuffle V February 22nd-23rd, 2014 Melee
Project M
Thanks for Playing 6 March 1st, 2014 Melee
Project M
Revival of Melee 7 March 8th-9th, 2014 Melee
Northeastern Smash Attack 2 March 29th, 2014 Melee
Project M
The Next Episode March 22nd-23rd, 2014 Melee
Civil War VI April 12th-13th, 2014 Melee
Project M
Fight Pitt IV April 19th, 2014 Melee
Bar Wars: The Region Strikes Back April 26th, 2014 Melee
Project M
Get On My Level May 10th-11th, 2014 Melee
Project M Showdown 3.02 May 17th, 2014 Project M
Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 10 May 23rd-25th, 2014 Melee
Project M
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 Melee
Super SWEET June 7th-8th, 2014 Melee
Project M
CEO 2014 June 27th-29th, 2014 Melee
Project M
Kings of Cali 4 July 5th-6th, 2014 Melee
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 Melee
Low Tier City 2 August 16th-17th, 2014 Melee
Project M
Smash the Record August 22nd-25th, 2014 Melee
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 Melee
Project M
Justice 4 October 11th, 2014 Melee
SmashLeague: New York October 25th, 2014 Melee
Fight Pitt V November 1st-2nd, 2014 Melee
Smash 3DS
Xanadu Invitational November 6th, 2014 Smash 3DS
KTAR XI November 22nd, 2014 Smash Wii U
B.E.A.S.T 5 January 9th-11th, 2015 Melee
Smash Wii U
Project M
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 Melee
Smash Wii U
Defend This House June 13th, 2015 Melee
CEO 2015 June 26th-28th, 2015 Melee
Smash Wii U
Super Smash Con August 6th-9th, 2015 Melee
Smash Wii U
Smash the Record 2015 August 23rd-26th, 2015 Melee
Smash Wii U
PAX Prime 2015 August 28th-30th, 2015 Melee
Smash Wii U
Paragon Los Angeles 2015 September 5th-6th, 2015 Melee
Project M
Smash Wii U
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 Melee
Smash Wii U
Glitch March 12th, 2016 Smash Wii U
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 Smash Wii U
Smash 64
Fight Pitt VI April 16th-17th, 2016 Melee
LVL UP EXPO 2016 May 14th-15th, 2016 Smash Wii U
Combo Breaker 2016 May 27th-29th, 2016 Melee
Smash Wii U


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