We love fighting games!

We love to play all types of fighting games! We meet every Friday from 6pm to 12am at Institute Hall room 1140. At these meetings, we run weekly tournaments for Melty Blood: Type Lumina, Guilty Gear -STRIVE-, and Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2. Also, one Saturday per month we have an all-day event featuring tournaments for five non-main games. If tournaments aren't your thing or you are looking to just hang out, feel free to come and meet people and play some casual sets.


Melty Blood: Type Lumina

Melty Blood: Type Lumina

Guilty Gear -STRIVE-

Guilty Gear -STRIVE-

Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2

Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2
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Current Executive Board

Phil Rottkamp

Phil Rottkamp, President

Fourth Year, Management Information Systems Major

I played a lot of fighting games at a casual level in high school. There were never any local meetups in my hometown, so when I first came to RIT I knew that I wanted to seek out the local fighting game community. I quickly found my place at RIT FGC and worked hard to improve my game in Blazblue Central Fiction and Guilty Gear Xrd. Improvement isn't always easy and can definitely be frustrating, but I've learned how rewarding it can be. Most importantly through your time at the RIT FGC, always make sure you're having fun!

Patrick Lam

Patrick Lam, Vice President

Fourth Year, Management Information Systems Major

I always loved and had fun with fighting games since I was a kid. My first fighting game would probably be SF2, Tekken 2, MK, or Power Rangers. I first got into the competitive scene after I stopped playing Dota 2 competitively around late 2017 with Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite. My older brother showed me the Vegas FGC around that time and I've been playing competitively ever since. My initial main games were Dragonball Fighterz and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. I've played a with the RIT FGC for a little bit when SFV first dropped as well back when I was a sophomore @ RIT around 2016. Coming back to RIT, I still feel right at home with everyone here! I plan to have fun playing, competing, and helping out the RIT FGC. Thank you for having me!

David Wenker

David Wenker, Treasurer

Fifth Year, Industrial & Systems Engineering Major

My first real dive into fighting games came during my first semester of college, when my friend, on a whim, convinced me to buy Dragon Ball FighterZ to play with him. Since then, I’ve put time into many other games as well, with the main ones being Street Fighter V and Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid. Since diving feet-first into the FGC, I’ve spent much time doing commentary, running livestreams, organizing, and promoting tournaments, and I plan to use this experience to help support the Rochester FGC.

Nick Lang

Nick Lang, Secretary

Second Year, Game Design & Development Major

I first began fighting games back in 2018. Despite never reading nor watching JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (even to this day admittedly), I was still very interested in the series, and eventually came across an old Capcom Fighting game based on the story of part 3. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future was the game that convinced me to get into fighting games, and I’ve put a lot of time into all sorts of titles, both recent and retro. As a very active member of the Rochester FGC, I hope to use my passion for fighting games to help make this club the best it can be.

Chyler Bastarache

Chyler Bastarache, Social Media Manager

Fourth Year, Illustration Major

I first got into fighting games my first week of college after a certain Phil “SD_GeNo” Rottkamp from my orientation group brought me to a meeting. There I found a Super Street Fighter II Turbo setup and instantly fell in love with the game. From there I started attending meetings every week and really found myself at home in a community I honestly never knew existed before. While I may not be the best player in our scene, I always have so much fun competing against everyone and trying new games whenever they come out. Whether you’ve been playing fighting games your whole life, or were like me and had never heard of a fightstick prior to arriving, there's always a place for you in the RIT FGC.

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