10 Years is a very long time, if you are talking about playing a game. It it is even longer when you are talking about running an MMA org in MMA tycoon. Most people give up on such a task after 3-4 months, but GAMMA has been around for 10 year now. The very first event took place on the 7th of June 2009 and since then we have run a total of 774 events. Champs have come and gone, managers have come and gone and some came back.................and went away again, it has been a memorable ride for sure.
GAMMA has had it's up's and down's, that is for certain. We started relatively low profile and stayed that way for a good couple of years, basically minding our own business. GAMMA was launched on the big scene when Jeremy Tonal, a then unknown commodity, participated in the first Millionaire tourney. He went on a rampage to win the tournament and from then on, we were on the big stage. We slowly went up the rankings and in 2012 we had our first PPV events.
But things took a sudden turn in 2013, when i was penalised with a 15 million fine, total loss of all our hype and all the fighters were allowed to leave on a free. GAMMA essentially needed to restart from scratch. This was by no means easy, as GAMMA was blacklisted by the majority of the community. The road back to legitimacy was from then on a grind. Since then though, we have managed to win 4 consecutive forum polls as org of the year and the past 2 years we also received the CEO of the year award.
I guess what keeps me going with GAMMA is the love of the history and stats, i guess you could say i am a stats freak. I love comparing the best of the best of today vs those of the past. We also keep a full record of all the major fights / super fights between ourselves and all the other top organizations.
But most of all, it comes down to the relations between us and our managers, 10 years is a long time and i know some people around there for a large portion of that time.
We recently did an update of the all greatest fighters and managers in our history, you can get a full record of all the key stats here: