The first Garage Gear was in April of 2017 and there have been several Garage Gear events every year since. The event has traditionally taken place in ElvenShadow’s Garage and backyard. It is a 100% grassroots event, with tournaments run by ElvenShadow, stream run by WillEnglish or Callisto and most of the setups provided by the community. People bring food to share, the grill is open and the coolers are full. The focus has always been on Guilty Gear but tournaments for multiple fighting games are usually run as well. Since COVID-19, the offline event has been cancelled but Garage Gear has returned as an online event. In the future, Garage Gear will likely continue with both online and offline events.