The legendary Green Arcade in South Korea closes its doors
Thank you for your service!
Earlier today it was revealed on Twitter by Jae Min ‘Knee’ Bae, and later by Hyun Kyu ‘Nin’ Park, that Green Game Land, also known as Green Arcade, in Daerim, South Korea would be closing its doors. For a great number of years Green Arcade was the ‘dojo’ for Tekken players that would go on to win major championships worldwide, and become household names with cult followings.
The reason for Green Arcade closing is reported to be due to the old structure of the building, decreasing finances and the increase in console and PC gaming. The gravitational pull toward these versions of Tekken are widely due to DLC content coming to them first, and maybe even exclusively.
Both Knee and Nin have shared their thoughts and expressions about Green Arcade’s closing.
The green arcade has been closed. I'm so sad..Arcade was a very poor environment. DLC characters, season 2 were not all updated, but there were no Arcade Update announcements. I don't understand their policy. People who visit Arcade are fewer. Korea arcade is over. pic.twitter.com/aI2gaf38xU
— ROX Dragons KNEE (@holyknee) October 9, 2018
NOTICE OF CLOSURE-
Dear Tekken community,
We are sad to announce that starting today, Green Arcade is officially closed for business.
The owners have come to a decision to retire due to age. We truly want to thank everyone for their support and love for the arcade.
— Nin (@GreenTekken) October 9, 2018
It’s sad to see such a pivotal and monumental landmark close, but at least Tekken and the love for the game goes on. Green Arcade… thank you for your service!