Supporting the FGC
Paragon announces Intel NUC partnership
As technology advances, so will the equipment we use for daily activities, work, or gaming. Smaller, compact, and portable devices are ideal for the modern day. Thus, the Intel NUC was created to serve that purpose and more! The Intel NUC, known as "The Next Unit of Computing," is a much smaller computing system that delivers an ideal desktop setup experience to the user. Not only are these compact towers sustainable and ecologically friendly, but users can also upgrade and configure their devices to their liking. Additionally, with a 3-year warranty, both commercial and consumer buyers can find NUCs in various shapes and sizes to suit virtually any imaginable case. So, for gamers who want that RGB lighting, it's available! For those who prefer something more Boho or classy, there is a wood chassis available as well! You can find more information about the Intel NUCs here. “It’s truly an honor for Intel NUC to be chosen by Paragon, an established leader in the fighting game community, to deliver an exceptional gaming experience. Whether being set up for tournament play or taken on-the-go by players, commentators, and analysts, the Intel® NUC 12 Enthusiast (Serpent Canyon) delivers a great balance of portable small form factor design and purpose-built performance for esports.” – Justin Whitney, Enthusiast Segment Manager, Intel NUC Group. Here at Paragon, we focus on supporting the FGC and we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Intel NUC! The Intel NUC's compact design and exceptional performance make it the perfect choice for FGC enthusiasts. Whether it's setting up for intense tournament play or taking the action on-the-go for players, the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast (Serpent Canyon) offers a remarkable balance of portability and purpose-built performance for the FGC. It ensures that every move, combo, and reaction is flawlessly executed, bringing out the full potential of every FGC competitor! "We're thrilled to announce that Paragon has partnered with Intel NUC. This partnership marks a major milestone for Paragon as we strive to provide our players, TO's, and fans within the FGC with the best possible experience. We are excited about the opportunities this will bring as we work together to push the boundaries of what is possible within the industry!" - Jeremy McLamb, PAR Chief Executive Officer & Bron Mitchel, PAR Chief Operations Officer Once again, we would like to say thank you to Intel for this amazing opportunity! You can watch the announcement video below.
22 May, 2023
Paragon announces Metafy partnership
Most people say "not to hate the player but to hate the game," but Metafy's philosophy is "not to hate the player but to master the game!" Founded in 2020, Metafy is widely known as the worldwide hub of top-tier players who offer coaching lessons for a wide selection of games and genres. Metafy is not limited to specific genres or games, and it also provides players and content creators with another outlet for funding. You have most likely seen your favorite FGC player offering coaching lessons through Metafy already! On Metafy, you can find many of our players, including Myran, best known for playing Olimar in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate; SpencerScend, known for being a Ness main in Smash Bros. Ultimate; and Uncivil Ninja, known for his Shulk gameplay within Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Additionally, outside of our Smash players, we have PhiDX, the prince himself, known for his Noctis gameplay within Tekken 7; Ty, known for playing Bryan in Tekken 7; and FlashMetroid, who is known for his Ky in Guilty Gear Strive. At Paragon, we are focused on supporting the FGC, which is why we are excited to announce our sponsorship with Metafy! You can find all of our players who offer coaching under one easy-to-use Metafy page. Book your first coaching lesson with one of our Paragon experts! You can visit the Paragon Metafy team page here. You can watch the announcement video below.
10 May, 2023
Get to know Aarondamac
Most people know that everything has an origin story, including legends, myths, and heroic tales. Today, we're diving into the origin story of Aaron, known as Aarondamac, within the FGC. Aaron joined Paragon in June 2022 and is best known for playing Leo Whitefang and Happy Chaos in Guilty Gear Strive. Aaron has always been naturally competitive due to growing up playing sports, so getting into fighting games came naturally. One of the first fighting games Aaron ever played was Injustice. Being a big fan of DC superheroes, he began learning the game with a group of close friends. One of Aaron's earliest experiences when entering the FGC was through a community of people who were part of the PSN community. Of course, being a part of this community expanded Aaron's interest in fighting games and left him wanting to play even more at a higher level. Aaron expressed how he met someone who was great at NRS games, had been a top player since MK9, and asked about playing a set with him. They both played a first-to-thirty-wins match, and during those sets, Aaron noticed how challenging his opponent was and wasn't discouraged. He fell in love with the genre of fighting games and since then has wanted to strive to be a better player. We asked Aaron what or who inspires his FGC career, and he stated that he didn't have anything specific. Aaron fell in love with the process of competing and improving. He has mentioned that Lord Knight would be his favorite creator because of how knowledgeable his content has been for him as a top GGST player. You can follow Aaron here: Twitter Twitch
09 May, 2023
PhiDX re-signs with Paragon!
After a successful 2022, Phi "PhiDX" Lam looks to continue another year with Paragon following his re-signing announcement on Wednesday January 25. As a top level competitor, PhiDX stands out among the competition boasting high level mastery of Noctis, a Tekken 7 guest character hailing from the Final Fantasy series. His performance at the online tournament series InterContinental Fight Club Fall 2022 secured a 1st place finish at ICFC #6 and two 2nd place finishes at ICFC #5 and ICFC #7. His recent live attendance at Kumite In Tennessee 2022: The Finale also netted him a 4th place finish as well. Looking forward, PhiDX hopes that 2023 will bring "a proper breakout" to his offline competitive resume. His journey with Paragon continues to develop himself "mentally in so many ways" that is "just as fulfilling as the wins".
07 May, 2023