BEAST 6
Gothenburg
by: Stephanie Lindgren
BEAST 6
Gothenburg
by: Stephanie Lindgren
Helix
Berlin
by: MrSnakeEater
Heir III
Nottingham
by: Hypest Team
Eclipse 2
Oslo
by: Philipp Bürkner
Dreamhack Smash Championship
London
by: Dreamhack

Announcement

In 2010 I did my first livestream, during 2012 I decided to go more seriuously into streaming
and 2015 was the beginning of GeekyGoonSquad.

What started as a hobby became a responsibility for me and in the end, even my life.

While I did my degree as a computer scientist I formed GGs to be one of the leading Smash Bros broadcasters out there. Being mentioned next to VGBC and ShowdownSmash was an honor for me and motivated me to keep moving.

2015 and 2016 were really rough years for me, having a 40H+ job and running a company like this were super exhausting, even more happy was I to get my degree and also being able to make my hobby to my living.

The last 6 months I tried to live from that, having huge support from Twitch directly, Splyce and a huge amount of savings I was confident this would work out.

Well, it didn't.

I tried to minimize my expensives to somehow work it out.
But at some point I realized, I need to set a limit, like a dead line when I have to understand this would not be the future for me. Putting the subscriber goal to 400 to continue streaming in 2016, being able to reduce this number to 250 thanks to Twitchs help, I also set the deadline to 150 as a total minimum.

This weekend, the number fell under the deadline, now while I'm writing this the sub counter is at 146.

In 2016 overall I consistently lost subscriber, getting lower each month and even events like BEAST, Heir, Syndicate and Eclipse didn't affect the trend at all.
To be exact, February 2016 was the only month I ended up having more subscribers at the end than before.


Additionally to that, 2017 started and the taxes for 2016 are on due.
Also I actually got a surgery scheduled which I can also not pay right now, so I had to cancel it until I actually can.

I am currently actively searching and applying for a job, to be able to continue living and pay my taxes (which I'm currently not able to).

Once I get a confirmation for a job, the project GGs will officially come to an end.
Unless a wonder happens, like getting 200+ subs, a company willing to sponsor me from nowhere or something similar, which I defenitly doubt to ever happen.

I always tried to avoid that, I searched for a sponsor to cover at least some of my costs, contacting several companies, but this always ended in either no response or a deny. Europe is simply not ready yet and I have to accept this.


What will happen now?
At first, nothing. I'll still continue what I am doing since I still need to live out of something, pay my rent etc.
All event which are confirmed to be streamed yet WILL be streamed by GGs.
Once, I get applied, I will finish up by covering the last events confirmed.

Once these are done, it's over and I'll move on.

I am confident this won't affect the european scene too much since there are still
BYO_Controller, SmashHouseUK, ForwardSmash and Salty Playground, providing the future productions (incl Dreamhack).
So I recommend following these channels already in advance.
I am not happy do this step but I need to accept it at some point.
Huge thanks to everyone who supported me and what I did!
You are the real MVP of Europe!

TL;DR: GGs will cover all confirmed events, but quit afterwards.

Upcoming events

Smash Valley
Koblenz
Jan 27. - 29. 2017
Schism
Dublin
Feb 04. - 05. 2017
BEAST 7
Gothenburg
Feb 17. - 19. 2017
ESA Germany
Potsdam
Apr 06. - 10. 2017
HFLAN Melee 2017
Paris
Apr 15. - 16. 2017

Recent events

MMBM #8
Berlin
Jan 15. 2017
PPT Winter
Munich
Jan 06. - 08. 2017
DGWinter Clash
Dortmund
Dec 17. - 18. 2016
Smash in Wittenberg 2
Wittenberg
Dec 10. 2016
Overkill 2
Prato
Dec 03. - 04. 2016
Ice Vs. Westballz at Helix © by MrSnakeEater

Geeky Goon Squad (abv. GGs) is the leading broadcasting and media production company for European Smash, founded in 2015.

Mission Statement

Our main goal is to improve and develop the current quality of European streams. Insipired by the high standards of streaming companies such as VGBootcamp and Showdown Smash our goal is to bring European Super Smash Bros. streams to the next level. Even though we also stream traditional Fighting Games, our main focus is targeted towards Super Smash Bros.

Our Qualities

As a company based in Germany one of our biggest qualities is our reliability and our technical know-how. Our main streamer Liva has been part of Salty Playground and VGBC and has proven himself as one of the premier streamers within the entire fighting game community.

We already streamed several european majors including Dreamhacks SMASH Championship at Dreamhack London & Dreamhack Winter, BEAST 6 & HELIX

About us

Our team consists of German Smash Players from different regions coming from different gaming backgrounds. We all share the desire to support the growth of this amazing Community and consider this project as a huge opportunity for the future of European Smash.

Mainstage at Heir 3 © by Hypest Team

Experience

We already have experience in streaming tournaments of completly different games, such as:

  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Project M
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U & 3DS
  • Mario Party
  • Ultra Street Fighter 4
  • Persona 4 Arena
  • King of Fighters
  • Tekken
  • Starcraft II
  • Hearthstone
  • Pokemon

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Events history (60)

MMBM #8
Berlin
PPT Winter
Munich
DGWinter Clash
Dortmund
Smash in Wittenberg 2
Wittenberg
Overkill 2
Prato
Dreamhack Winter 2016 - SMASH Championship
Jönköping
The Den #1
Berlin
Eclipse 2
Oslo
Syndicate 2016
Amsterdam
DG Fall Clash
Dortmund
Battalion
Berlin
Heir 3
Nottingham
PPT Summer
Munich
Azension
Växjö
Dreamhack Summer 16
Jönköping
Smash the Mill Season 1 Finale
Fredrikstad
DG Summer Clash
Dortmund
AGON-Serie - Flawless Strike
Neuss
Destination: Fight 2
Skövde
Avalon U-III
Zoetermeer
Pandali's Pandämonium Tournament
Munich
Union X
Helsinki
#DGSpring Clash
Dortmund
Melee Meltdown Monthly #2
Berlin
B.E.A.S.T 6
Gothenburg
Avalon U-II
Zoetermeer
Blizzard's Tavern Hero Tournament
Berlin
Melee Meltdown Monthly #1
Berlin
Melee @ Meltdown - January 2016
Berlin
Guild of Stitchface
Gothenburg
Òssom Fights 2015
Barcelona
DG Winter
Dortmund
Dreamhack Winter
Jönköping
Avalon U
Zoetermeer
Smash U Underground #2
Lübeck
Gaston
Gothenburg
Germanys huge surprise Smash Tournament
Lemgo
Avalon M
Zoetermeer
HELIX
Berlin
Dreamhack London
London
HOW DAIR YOU
Freiburg
Heir II The Throne
Nottingham
COMEBACK II
Helsinki
Sonne, Mond & Smash
Berlin
Technical Smash University #6
Berlin
Melee @ Meltdown [July 2015]
Berlin
Destination: Fight
Skövde
Technical Smash University #5
Berlin
Donkey Gaming Smash #2
Dortmund
Brawl One #10
Hamburg
DrommeLan 4.5
Oslo
Smash U Underground #1
Lübeck
One makes a Difference #5
Hamburg
Beauty 10
Gothenborg
Smash im Pott 2
Duisburg
Technical Smash University 4
Berlin
Cannes Winter Clash
Cannes
Heart of Gold 1
Lund
B.E.A.S.T 5
Gothenburg
Beauty 9
Gothenburg

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