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Jon 'Catalyst' Grey


Jon is the founder and president of EventHubs. He's been playing fighting games actively since 1991, back when Street Fighter 2 was released. He's dabbled in all fighting games over the years, from Mortal Kombat, Tekken, Super Smash Bros. and even Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Spending tons of time in arcades growing up, Grey transitioned to consoles with the Super Nintendo, Sega Saturn and on wards, while keeping up with the latest and greatest fighting games. He's played pretty much every major fighting game franchise over the years, from Street Fighter Alpha 2 and Mortal Kombat 2, to many stops in between.

He's also a full stack web developer, familiar with Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, plus web and database technologies like Apache, UWSGI, PostgreSQL, Django and more. Grey continues to handle the majority of the technical work that keeps EventHubs running.

Grey worked for an E. W. Scripps newspaper, in a fast-paced newsroom as the online editor, before he started EventHubs back in 2007. Prior to starting EventHubs, Grey created Catalyst's Street Fighter Guide on GeoCities in the later part of the 1990s, and helped break the news about Street Fighter Alpha 3's release in the United States. Jon has over 20 years of fighting game experience and web developer knowledge.

Back in 1996 Grey would find his favorite fighting game character of all time, Rose, in Street Fighter Alpha 2. Since that time he's played that character in every game she's appeared in, when given the chance.

Jon is the co-host of the EventHubs Podcast where he helps break down the latest news and information in the fighting game community.

From Street Fighter to Mortal Kombat, and all other fighting games that are released, he's devoted decades of his life to finding and sharing news and information about this genre with fans all over the globe.

I love fighting games more than any other genre on the planet, although I absolutely also love MMORPGs, classic CRPGs and JRPGs, adventure games and many others, and when I get time, spending it in my VR headset.

I also work with... truly amazing people who have given me one of the best jobs on the planet.

For any humans who actually happen to read my dumb staff profile page, I'm sorry I made it this long.

Past stories:
Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition tiers section heavily revised
The Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition tiers section here on EventHubs has been heavily revised. There were a number of invalid votes and we've went...

Technology from Nvidia needs to be used in all future fighting games to reduce input delay
Input delay, rollback netcode and crossplay are the three terms buzzing the most in the fighting game community lately. For input delay, Nvidia has a...

Talking Street Fighter 6's gameplay and future - EventHubs on the Plus On Block Podcast
John "Velociraptor" Guerrero and I recently appeared as guests on the Plus On Block Podcast to discuss our impressions of Street Fighter 6's gameplay,...

Two of Street Fighter 6's characters are heavy callbacks, while the other two feel fresh and new
Many Street Fighter games become famous, or infamous, for the core mechanics that each game has offered since the Street Fighter 2 series ran its...

Why fans of Guy and Zeku may be disappointed with Kimberly's inclusion in Street Fighter 6
Kimberly was announced during the Evo 2022 weekend, and right away it was apparent that she would be a speedster/mix up character, and have a good...

Arcade1Up talks MvC2, Marvel and Capcom working together again and CvS2 revival
Arcade1Up cabinets have become the gold standard for retro fighting game players hoping to replicate most of the look and feel of old school arcade...

Evo 2022's most viewed stream games were Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7
The numbers are in, and the highest viewed streams for Evo 2022 were when Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition and Tekken 7 were on screen, according to...

Gorgeous, sexy and even scary Evo 2022 cosplay feat. Cammy, Chun-Li, Morrigan, Venom, Ms. Fortune and more
While attending Evo 2022, I was able to take photos of some of the amazing cosplay on display at the event, featuring gorgeous and sexy characters...

Visual references in Street Fighter 6 to past games, Catalyst's Log episode #1
Street Fighter 6 features all sorts of visual references to past games in the clips we've seen so far. Fans of Street Fighter 4 should immediately...

These two hated characters should come back for Street Fighter 6
These two characters are among the most hated people in the entire Street Fighter franchise by the community, and I think Capcom should bring them...