Cellar 24 opened its doors on Wood Street in Liverpool City Centre earlier this summer. Based at the site which was previously Djangos Riff, a few hundred yards from the hustle and bustle of Concert Square in Liverpool’s Ropewalks area, the venue has quickly become a popular hangout for gamers from all over the city. As a result of this the owners are putting together a “Street Fighter Gaming” competition this August over 30 years since the original fighting game was released. All in aid of a great local cause – food banks.

Owner, Kevin Midgley, said: “Our retro games booths were completely new to Liverpool when we opened a few months ago and the feedback has been fantastic. Games like the Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Cart and of course the Street Fighter series have been getting played none stop, and for free may I add,  in our gaming booths both day and night.”

So how many can enter the Street Fighter competition?

32 entrants to the Competition, with the venue itself holds 200.

How much is it to enter?

You need to bring 3 tinned items of food along with you per entrant. This will then be matched by the venue.

So who is this event in aid of?

We are going to give the proceeds between the South Liverpool and North Liverpool food banks.

Kevin added “We hope to make this a regular charity event and we call out all Liverpool members of the FGC (Fighting Game Community) to support us and get involved so we can see who is the best gamer out there right now.”

The Wood Street premises have been completely refurbished. With new booths, retro games, shisha, pool, beer pong and waitress service. Cellar 24’s walls have been painted by local artist, Paul Curtis, showing an aerial view of Liverpool’s city centre and keeping with the retro feel of the venue.