Thanks to you and your dedicated support we were able to finish the project and opened Cologne´s first gaming and esport bar. It was an intense time full of work but we did it together. You helped more than we could´ve ever imagined. 1000x thanks and best wishes to you, our supporters.
The Meltdown offers several PCs and consoles for playing and a well-equipped bar with a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Eight large-screen TVs show streams and other gaming footage in every corner of the venue. And of course we host a lot of parties and tournaments for you.
Since March 2012 we've been organizing Barcrafts, Bar of Legends, Pubstomps and more for several games. We hosted on- and offline tournaments, presented eSports to newcomers in the Cologne public library and held gamescom parties with over 200 visitors.
We love gaming, we live eSports and we've always been striving for more - but due to the "hobby" nature of our events, our time and resources have always been limited.
We want gaming and eSports to grow - from a side event in a rented bar into something unique. That's why we want to open up our own dedicated gaming & esports bar in Cologne! A place where gamers, cosplayers and the hardest tabletop-tradingcard-anime-scifi-LARP-comic-nerds feel at home and can share their passion with others.
In march starts the organization of the first BarCraft. At the end of the year, 5 events have happened and in December, the plans for the first Bar of Legends are finalized.
In 2013, we added LoL and DOTA2 events to the list. Additionally, we held our first gamescom parties with hundreds of nerds from dozens of countries.
Hearthstone and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive join the elite list of games to be shown/played at out events. The gamescom parties blow everything out of proportion - our regular bar is getting too small!
For 2015, we're planning the biggest gamescom ever: 4 parties on 3 days in 2 bars. We want to open our bar until the end of the year - but we'll need your help!
Started the Barcrafts back in 03/2012, does lots of different jobs online & offline.
Joined us in late 2013 and mainly works on-site, talking to people and gathering feedback.
Joined the crew in Nov 2013. Started with photography but now also works a lot in preparation and social media.
Joined the Barcraft immediately as the go-to-guy when it comes to graphics. Created all logos, banners, most cocktail cards and all kinds of different things over the years.