Empire Arcadia and Competitive Gaming


I’ve had about 3, maybe 4 lives already. The first of which came as a wannabe comic book illustrator, with dreams of working for Marvel, then later maybe alongside Katsuhiro Otomo. The second and third being pursuing my goals as a game designer/developer and exploring my martial arts’ side more thoroughly.

Another life was in competitive gaming, or this is what it became, rather.

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Empire Arcadia is quite possibly one of, if not THE most prolific gaming team in the world. How do I know this? Because I grew up with them (for the guys and girls who know what I’m talking about, remember “Video Land”?).

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The guys who you know as Sanford Kelly (brother of “The Boondocks” art director, LeSean Thomas), Isaiah “Triforce” Johnson (the founder of the team) and many others are people that I’ve known for years and more recently, well, have gotten to know the newest members of the family.


This piece tells a brief story about these members, their accomplishments and their goals for the near future. With the advent of E-Sports among us, this team is one of the trailblazers in the Fighting Game Community (FGC) and holds more records than I can count.


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