PDX Bee-Os!

Get it?! Bee-o. . .like "Bee Bio". . .Well fine then, I thought it was funny. . .

If you want to know more about the bees in the Portland Killer Queen community you're in the right hive!

  Logan    KQ Beast Since:  January 2015   Preferred Roles:  Queen & vanilla warrior   Favorite Cab Position:  Queen   Average Game Nights Per Week:  1   Played KQ In:  Portland, Seattle, Chicago & San Francisco   Is "Snail" Viable?:  Snail is viable if you can win with it.   Why Did You Start Playing?:  I overheard MetsuMat explaining the mechanics and character description to his friends at his weekly dojo game night he hosted. I gravitate towards puzzle/fighting/shooter games so it perked my interest.   Why'd You Stay?:  I was really searching for that social circle to call family, as I was new to Oregon.

Logan

KQ Beast Since: January 2015

Preferred Roles: Queen & vanilla warrior

Favorite Cab Position: Queen

Average Game Nights Per Week: 1

Played KQ In: Portland, Seattle, Chicago & San Francisco

Is "Snail" Viable?: Snail is viable if you can win with it.

Why Did You Start Playing?: I overheard MetsuMat explaining the mechanics and character description to his friends at his weekly dojo game night he hosted. I gravitate towards puzzle/fighting/shooter games so it perked my interest.

Why'd You Stay?: I was really searching for that social circle to call family, as I was new to Oregon.

  Dylan Lee    KQ beast since:  October 2014   Preferred roles:  Queen, queen chaser (warrior), & speed berry runner   Favorite position:  Queen   Average game nights per week:  2+   Played KQ in:  Portland, Chicago, New York, Austin, San Francisco & Seattle   Is "Snail" viable?:  Only if your team is!   Why did you start playing?:  Ground Kontrol was right around the corner from my office - I used to just go to play Dig Dug, then I heard about this amazing team-based arcade game and eventually wound up getting a whole team together to win the very first Portland tournament. The rest is history!   Why'd you stay?:  Why would you leave?

Dylan Lee

KQ beast since: October 2014

Preferred roles: Queen, queen chaser (warrior), & speed berry runner

Favorite position: Queen

Average game nights per week: 2+

Played KQ in: Portland, Chicago, New York, Austin, San Francisco & Seattle

Is "Snail" viable?: Only if your team is!

Why did you start playing?: Ground Kontrol was right around the corner from my office - I used to just go to play Dig Dug, then I heard about this amazing team-based arcade game and eventually wound up getting a whole team together to win the very first Portland tournament. The rest is history!

Why'd you stay?: Why would you leave?

  Imandra McKenzie    KQ beast since:  February 2015   Preferred roles:  Speed warrior, Vanilla warrior (ledge/defense) & Queen   Favorite position:  Gold Skulls, because he was the first position I ever played on   Average plays per week:  2   Played KQ in:  Portland, Chicago, Seattle, Eugene, Minneapolis & San Francisco   Is "Snail" viable?:  Only with bomb warriors on your team to protect you   Why did you start playing?:  When I started my job at Squarespace I was invited to one of the Competitive Clash tournaments by my co-worker Dylan L. I took a couple of hours off work and said I'd go before I even asked was Killer Queen was haha. So my first time playing was at a tournament where I got slaughtered.   Why'd you stay?:  The people are amazing! I love our community of mismatched misfits. I love that I always have people that are better than me to play with so I can continue improving my play as well.

Imandra McKenzie

KQ beast since: February 2015

Preferred roles: Speed warrior, Vanilla warrior (ledge/defense) & Queen

Favorite position: Gold Skulls, because he was the first position I ever played on

Average plays per week: 2

Played KQ in: Portland, Chicago, Seattle, Eugene, Minneapolis & San Francisco

Is "Snail" viable?: Only with bomb warriors on your team to protect you

Why did you start playing?: When I started my job at Squarespace I was invited to one of the Competitive Clash tournaments by my co-worker Dylan L. I took a couple of hours off work and said I'd go before I even asked was Killer Queen was haha. So my first time playing was at a tournament where I got slaughtered.

Why'd you stay?: The people are amazing! I love our community of mismatched misfits. I love that I always have people that are better than me to play with so I can continue improving my play as well.

  Samiel B    KQ beast since:  May 2015   Preferred roles:  My angle oriented speed warrior tho   Favorite cab position:  My Killer Queen   Average game nights per week:  2   Played KQ in:  Portland   Is "Snail" viable?:  Yes. Very viable in specific situations.   Why did you start playing?:  Mat kept bugging me to play this game so I started playing as I spewed shit talk to my opponent and teammates.   Why'd you stay?:  Scott's abs and to destroy all the local queens! Oh and the friends I've made from playing this one button bee game :)

Samiel B

KQ beast since: May 2015

Preferred roles: My angle oriented speed warrior tho

Favorite cab position: My Killer Queen

Average game nights per week: 2

Played KQ in: Portland

Is "Snail" viable?: Yes. Very viable in specific situations.

Why did you start playing?: Mat kept bugging me to play this game so I started playing as I spewed shit talk to my opponent and teammates.

Why'd you stay?: Scott's abs and to destroy all the local queens! Oh and the friends I've made from playing this one button bee game :)

  Alyssa DeMoss    KQ beast since:  September 2015   Preferred roles:  I love to play "hunter" warrior killing other players and working on hive clears, & berry runner is definitely my second favorite   Favorite position:  Blue Abs! Blue is so calming, and abs are so carefree.   Average plays per week:  2-3   Played KQ in:  Portland, Seattle, & San Francisco - can't wait to visit more!   Is "Snail" viable?:  Snail is totally viable, but very difficult when you pit two highly skilled teams against each other. I think we're on the verge of making it a reasonable goal.   Why did you start playing?:  Scott got me to start playing and I've been coming weekly ever since! I had played it once before, but having someone explain it to me made all the difference on having a good time.   Why'd you stay?:  Every player makes a difference, so whether I'm slaying queens or putting berries in the hole, winning gives me a sense of community. Bee game is highly satisfying 10/10 would bee again.

Alyssa DeMoss

KQ beast since: September 2015

Preferred roles: I love to play "hunter" warrior killing other players and working on hive clears, & berry runner is definitely my second favorite

Favorite position: Blue Abs! Blue is so calming, and abs are so carefree.

Average plays per week: 2-3

Played KQ in: Portland, Seattle, & San Francisco - can't wait to visit more!

Is "Snail" viable?: Snail is totally viable, but very difficult when you pit two highly skilled teams against each other. I think we're on the verge of making it a reasonable goal.

Why did you start playing?: Scott got me to start playing and I've been coming weekly ever since! I had played it once before, but having someone explain it to me made all the difference on having a good time.

Why'd you stay?: Every player makes a difference, so whether I'm slaying queens or putting berries in the hole, winning gives me a sense of community. Bee game is highly satisfying 10/10 would bee again.

  Scott Adelman    KQ beast since:  February 2015   Preferred roles:  Queen, Warrior (berry ferry)   Favorite position:  Gold Abs   Average plays per week:  2+   Played KQ in:  Portland & Chicago   Is "Snail" viable?:  Only if no one is paying attention   Why did you start playing?:  Quickly fell in love with the game and the people around it.   Why'd you stay?:  I made a lot of great new friends. It's been a blast and a place to always go and feel good. It feels like we all fell into it, because it was something we all needed :) Love you all!

Scott Adelman

KQ beast since: February 2015

Preferred roles: Queen, Warrior (berry ferry)

Favorite position: Gold Abs

Average plays per week: 2+

Played KQ in: Portland & Chicago

Is "Snail" viable?: Only if no one is paying attention

Why did you start playing?: Quickly fell in love with the game and the people around it.

Why'd you stay?: I made a lot of great new friends. It's been a blast and a place to always go and feel good. It feels like we all fell into it, because it was something we all needed :) Love you all!

  Cody Frederickson    KQ beast since:  July 2015   Preferred roles:  Queen & berry runner   Favorite cab position:  Gold queen   Average game nights per week:  2   Played KQ in:  Portland, Seattle, & San Francisco   Is "Snail" viable?:  They should remove the snail.   Why did you start playing?:  Some coworkers wanted to go to Ground Kontrol and try "some dumb bee game". Hours later I was drunkenly in love with it.   Why'd you stay?:  The people involved in the scene here in Portland are amazing. When I was a new player that just enjoyed playing the game, many people offered tips and helped improve my gameplay to the fraud level I'm at now. After playing the game a couple of months, meeting up to play became much more than that and became a night of hanging out with rad people. The game is still fun, but if it weren't for all the amazing people I've met through this game I definitely wouldn't still be playing.

Cody Frederickson

KQ beast since: July 2015

Preferred roles: Queen & berry runner

Favorite cab position: Gold queen

Average game nights per week: 2

Played KQ in: Portland, Seattle, & San Francisco

Is "Snail" viable?: They should remove the snail.

Why did you start playing?: Some coworkers wanted to go to Ground Kontrol and try "some dumb bee game". Hours later I was drunkenly in love with it.

Why'd you stay?: The people involved in the scene here in Portland are amazing. When I was a new player that just enjoyed playing the game, many people offered tips and helped improve my gameplay to the fraud level I'm at now. After playing the game a couple of months, meeting up to play became much more than that and became a night of hanging out with rad people. The game is still fun, but if it weren't for all the amazing people I've met through this game I definitely wouldn't still be playing.

  Joel Zylka    KQ beast since:  May 2015   Preferred roles:  Scrubby vanilla warrior   Favorite cab position:  Gold Skulls because I'm into his sick hot topic vibes.   Average game nights per week:  2   Played KQ in:  Portland & Seattle   Is "Snail" viable?:  No. Don't touch it. What are you doing? Don't get on we only have 2 berries left. The hell man. Get off the snail. DONT. Now let's talk about why we lost.   Why did you start playing?:  Neal and Lev bugged me about playing for a couple months but it sounded kinda dumb to me. I finally went down. It was love at first clash. Remember your first schoolyard crush? It was like that but more sexual.   Why'd you stay?:  I'd say it is for the game but tbkqh the game should burn in a dumpster fire. I stay for the community. I love all my bees. Though they are all garbage people for playing this trash game. In all seriousness the game is awesome and the people are amazing. Please come play.

Joel Zylka

KQ beast since: May 2015

Preferred roles: Scrubby vanilla warrior

Favorite cab position: Gold Skulls because I'm into his sick hot topic vibes.

Average game nights per week: 2

Played KQ in: Portland & Seattle

Is "Snail" viable?: No. Don't touch it. What are you doing? Don't get on we only have 2 berries left. The hell man. Get off the snail. DONT. Now let's talk about why we lost.

Why did you start playing?: Neal and Lev bugged me about playing for a couple months but it sounded kinda dumb to me. I finally went down. It was love at first clash. Remember your first schoolyard crush? It was like that but more sexual.

Why'd you stay?: I'd say it is for the game but tbkqh the game should burn in a dumpster fire. I stay for the community. I love all my bees. Though they are all garbage people for playing this trash game. In all seriousness the game is awesome and the people are amazing. Please come play.

  Warren    KQ beast since:  March 2016   Preferred roles:  Bouncy Berry Runner   Favorite cab position:  Blue Stripes (We bonded over a long stretch of wins one night. He's my boy.)   Average game nights per week:  2   Played KQ in:  Portland   Is "Snail" viable?:  I've seen it happen, but I think it's very situational.   Why did you start playing?:  Myself and others were taking one of my best friends out for his bachelor party. They hadn't played before and it happened to be the Portland scene's league night. My friends and I were all invited to play with everyone. I was told about this group by Javan, and now here I am.   Why'd you stay?:  I like the community that this game encourages, and seeing the more veteran players in the group interact with each other reminds me of my group of friends that I don't get to see as much since I moved up here a few years ago. It also helps me unwind during a long work week. And lets not forget how much fun the game is!

Warren

KQ beast since: March 2016

Preferred roles: Bouncy Berry Runner

Favorite cab position: Blue Stripes (We bonded over a long stretch of wins one night. He's my boy.)

Average game nights per week: 2

Played KQ in: Portland

Is "Snail" viable?: I've seen it happen, but I think it's very situational.

Why did you start playing?: Myself and others were taking one of my best friends out for his bachelor party. They hadn't played before and it happened to be the Portland scene's league night. My friends and I were all invited to play with everyone. I was told about this group by Javan, and now here I am.

Why'd you stay?: I like the community that this game encourages, and seeing the more veteran players in the group interact with each other reminds me of my group of friends that I don't get to see as much since I moved up here a few years ago. It also helps me unwind during a long work week. And lets not forget how much fun the game is!

  Dave Immel    KQ beast since:  July 2015   Preferred roles:  Speed Berry Runner   Favorite cab position:  Whichever position isn't having technical difficulties at the time. Luv u Dylan.   Average game nights per week:  1   Played KQ in:  Portland, San Francisco & Las Vegas   Is "Snail" viable?:  No. Plz buff.   Why did you start playing?:  There was a free play cabinet at Evo 2015 in Las Vegas. The crowd around it was super hype, so I had to give it a try. I didn't know I'd ever play it again.   Why'd you stay?:  When I moved to PDX, I found out there was an arcade that had that silly bee game I played at Evo. The community there was super inviting and I fell in love.

Dave Immel

KQ beast since: July 2015

Preferred roles: Speed Berry Runner

Favorite cab position: Whichever position isn't having technical difficulties at the time. Luv u Dylan.

Average game nights per week: 1

Played KQ in: Portland, San Francisco & Las Vegas

Is "Snail" viable?: No. Plz buff.

Why did you start playing?: There was a free play cabinet at Evo 2015 in Las Vegas. The crowd around it was super hype, so I had to give it a try. I didn't know I'd ever play it again.

Why'd you stay?: When I moved to PDX, I found out there was an arcade that had that silly bee game I played at Evo. The community there was super inviting and I fell in love.

  Hailey    KQ beast since:  November 2015   Preferred roles:  Berry Babe & Hunting Warrior   Favorite cab position:  Skulls. Makes me feel like a badass killer.   Average game nights per week:  2   Played KQ in:  Portland & San Francisco   Is "Snail" viable?:  Maybee. We're trying to figure it out (amirite, Dylan?)   Why did you start playing?:  Alyssa forced this pox upon me and then I forgot to leave. Whoops!   Why'd you stay?:  Dumb bee game addiction. It just can't bee helped! Berries4lyfe

Hailey

KQ beast since: November 2015

Preferred roles: Berry Babe & Hunting Warrior

Favorite cab position: Skulls. Makes me feel like a badass killer.

Average game nights per week: 2

Played KQ in: Portland & San Francisco

Is "Snail" viable?: Maybee. We're trying to figure it out (amirite, Dylan?)

Why did you start playing?: Alyssa forced this pox upon me and then I forgot to leave. Whoops!

Why'd you stay?: Dumb bee game addiction. It just can't bee helped! Berries4lyfe

  Isaiah    KQ Beast Since:  January 2016   Preferred Roles:  Where is "Murder all speed warriors" on this list?   Favorite Cab Position:  Gotta stick with abs   Average Game Nights Per Week:  2   Played KQ In:  Portland, San Francisco, Seattle & Austin   Is "Snail" Viable?:  Totally! Enemy queen will sacrifice herself for that slugger   Why Did You Start Playing?:  I believe my sister-in-law Alyssa need rides there, so it seemed easier to stay and play.   Why Did You Stay?:  Logan said i was good, so i kept coming. :') Also alcohol

Isaiah

KQ Beast Since: January 2016

Preferred Roles: Where is "Murder all speed warriors" on this list?

Favorite Cab Position: Gotta stick with abs

Average Game Nights Per Week: 2

Played KQ In: Portland, San Francisco, Seattle & Austin

Is "Snail" Viable?: Totally! Enemy queen will sacrifice herself for that slugger

Why Did You Start Playing?: I believe my sister-in-law Alyssa need rides there, so it seemed easier to stay and play.

Why Did You Stay?: Logan said i was good, so i kept coming.
:') Also alcohol

  Dezi    KQ Beast Since:  October 2017   Preferred Roles:  Crazy Warrior, Greedy ledge guard, Oh! and speed Berries!   Favorite Cab Position:  Gold abs. Because it was the first one I jumped on. ( also I want those abs @_@;; )   Average Game Nights Per Week:  3   Played KQ In:  Portland, Washington DC ( Mag Fest ) & San Francisco   Is "Snail" Viable?:  Good sometimes as long as you are good at bumping and jumping off at the right times~   Why Did You Start Playing?:  I moved back to Portland and I didn't know anyone. I came to Ground Kontrol ( PDX ) one night and met another player ( Scott ). Who was super supportive of new players and helped me jump into paying. I got to make friends and have been out of my shell little by little with all the support!   Why Did You Stay?:  I have a drive to do better and continuously improve! All these bees are amazing friends and amazing competition !

Dezi

KQ Beast Since: October 2017

Preferred Roles: Crazy Warrior, Greedy ledge guard, Oh! and speed Berries!

Favorite Cab Position: Gold abs. Because it was the first one I jumped on. ( also I want those abs @_@;; )

Average Game Nights Per Week: 3

Played KQ In: Portland, Washington DC ( Mag Fest ) & San Francisco

Is "Snail" Viable?: Good sometimes as long as you are good at bumping and jumping off at the right times~

Why Did You Start Playing?: I moved back to Portland and I didn't know anyone. I came to Ground Kontrol ( PDX ) one night and met another player ( Scott ). Who was super supportive of new players and helped me jump into paying. I got to make friends and have been out of my shell little by little with all the support!

Why Did You Stay?: I have a drive to do better and continuously improve! All these bees are amazing friends and amazing competition !

 

Do you live in, or near, Portland Oregon and play Killer Queen?

If that's a "yes!" to both and you'd like to have your profile up here as well, you can apply here:

Keep in mind that this information will be public - so don't include any information you don't want the entire world to see!