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 TheTantalus 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, and Apex 2015.
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.
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. 1
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