Meet The boss battle team!
Co-owner of Boss Battle Games, Dustin dreamed of opening an arcade since middle school. Inspired by the all-you-can play lock-ins at Great Times in Beech Grove, he conjured up a business plan in a notebook and worked toward his goal. You can see a copy of this business plan in the arcade! Dustin enjoys playing fighting games such as Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, but finds good qualities in all games he tries. He would recommend new visitors try F-Zero AX and also welcomes a good match in any fighting game. Dustin is the arcade technician - he maintains all games on the floor as well as service calls made to Boss Battle Games.
Co-owner of Boss Battle Games, Phylicia is a self proclaimed "nerd". Her love of video games started with Oregon Trail in the early 90's, evolved in Pokemon in the late 90's, and has ultimately landed with older arcade games, such as Lunar Lander. She enjoys making costumes, cosplaying, and doodling cute things. She turned this love into a job - She designs all art, photos, websites, shirts, and social media associated with Boss Battle Games. Phylicia also does arcade art design and repair, bringing back marquees, side art, and control panels that have been lost to time. She's always happy to play DDR or challenge guests to a game of Lunar Lander.
Jose is the front of house manager at Boss Battle Games! He was one of our first customers when we first opened in 2015. He was just a wee teen then, but made us promise him we'd hire him as soon as he was 18. He joined the team right after his 18th birthday and helped us transition into Castleton Square Mall. Jose took a break during the pandemic to care for his family, but now he's back and ready to rock! Jose regularly plays in Magic tournaments and likes to watch League of Legends streams. His favorite game in the arcade is Galaga - even though it robbed him of many, many quarters as a child.
Benson is our angel/friend/team member. We faced the unimaginable loss of our wonderful friend 12/3/20 after many years together. Benson could always be found on Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and was the best Super Smash Bros. player in the state. We had the opportunity to watch him grow from a teenager into a very charismatic adult. He was promised for years that he would have a job at BBG and we absolutely kept that promise. Benson was well known and loved in the gaming community with a passion for competitive play. His spirit will always live on at Boss Battle Games and we will never forget him.
We love you Benny!
We love you Benny!
Boss Battle support!
Billy began coming to Boss Battle Games for Smash Bros events in the early years, ending up in our orbit in 2020 as a team member second, friend first. He is incredibly talented at streaming, speed running games, and writing/playing music. His charisma and big personality goes unmatched at Boss Battle Games and if you catch him at the arcade or doing a repair job, you always enjoy his witty commentary. Billy is now the Boss Battle Games salty Sunday - Super Smash Bros Tournament Organizer! His favorite game is Guitar Hero Arcade and is always happy to play a round of Smash Bros.
Esteban found Boss Battle Games through the FGC circuit. He is well known in the FGC and plays a plethora games, including King of Fighters. He is great at teaching folks in the community new techniques and combos and has used this talent to host and organize esports tournaments at large events and venues. Esteban has great commentary and is guarenteed to make you laugh! Boss Battle Games is happy to bring him on as the host of Salty Sunday - Fight Club. Make sure to ask him for any tips and tricks when you see him at the arcade!