THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN - The Houston Thread - Texas Showdown May 5-7, 2017

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  • AirbrushKingAirbrushKing AirbrushKing.net Joined: Posts: 2,028
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    HoustonVGN facebook group did 1000+ members today! It was just the other day when boys was in this thread was hating and didnt see the dream/goal but I clearly did. Shoutouts to everyone who supported and the ones who doubted me cause i look forward to continue growing this network. I said a year ago I would be one of the largest video game networks in texas and the goal has been reached. For the new players that still duck there head in this thread visit www.houstonvgn.com to join the group. Make sure your logged into facebook before going to the site. See you there and as martin lawrence use to say, PEACEEEEE!!!
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  • Sephiroth73003Sephiroth73003 Joined: Posts: 4,282
    Hey,
    My name is Chase. I moved to Houston last year but I travel for work. Looking like I might be in town for awhile this time around though. Picked up Blazblue CP and I can play a bit of Street Fighter IV / Marvel 3 but I'm rusty as all hell. Anyone up for stuff sometime. Always prefer offline play but some local psn names would be awesome also. Used to come down here from Oklahoma for tourneys sometimes, so might have met a couple peeps before.
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  • Ranma0005Ranma0005 Drunkin Style SF Master Joined: Posts: 1,198 mod
    Well most people are on Facebook instead of on the forums. Depending on what area of town you are at, most of the offline seems to be at Insomnia VGC up north, and GameGuyz down south. There are the FB groups, HoustonVGN that you see above you, Houston Fighting Game Scene, and Houston Anime Games Group. There are more, but I think these are most tailored toward what you're asking for.
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  • B-boy TekkenB-boy Tekken AMP Up Customs Joined: Posts: 471
    I'll post this here for the lost souls. :)


    What's up Ladies and Gents. GameGuys Houston and AMPed Up Customs is Bringing the Hype for the FGC this new year!!! We have a few announcements.

    First off. We will be sponsoring a few players for our 2014 League of Fighters tournament series. As well as for this years Texas Showdown tournament in April and the GameGuy's Tournament at the Houston Arcade Expo in November. EVERYBODY will have a chance to qualify. The main 3 games that will be sponsored are SSF4:AE2012, UMVC3, and TTT2. Depending on how our Thursday nights proceed, we may sponsor for the whole line up at Texas showdown. It's all up to you.

    GameGuy's 2014 League of Fighters tournament series continues on 1/12/2014 and 1/19/2014.
    GameGuy's will throw $200 dollars to the pot which will be split depending on each games turn outs. It's up to you all. All you guy's have to do is Show Up.

    1/12/2014 will have UMvC3, TTT2, and KI
    1/19/2014 will have SSFVAE2012, SCV, and Injustice
    These Tournaments will Start at 9 pm or later. Pizza and drinks will be served. We will sponsor players for each of these tournaments. It's all up to YOU!

    Qualifications: for Sponsorship and Bonus pot money are as follows.

    1st and for most. We must have at least 20 people show up on Payback Thursday's. Not just to hang out. 20 People to pay and play.

    2nd. And this is the fun part. We will be having weekly tournaments on Thursday nights. Streamed to show that SuperArcade isn't the only hot spot in the the world. Tournaments will start at 10 pm and will be completely FREE! Winners will be place into a point system. 1st place will win 3 points, 2nd will win 2 points and 3rd will win 1 point. Placers will only be determined on the bracket. If it's a 10 man tourney, then only 1st place will win points. If we can get a 15 man bracket, 1st and 2nd will win points and if we can get 20 man bracket we will ad a 3rd place.

    All points will be tallied up and announced the Friday before each game via Facebook/Website/Text. Points will not be erased after the January tournaments. They will continue to tally up till TX Showdown. After TX Showdown, the points will be cleared. Then the tournament series will lead up to the Tournament at Houston's Arcade Expo. 1st place will of course be sponsored into the monthly tournies but it will all depend on you, Houston's FGC to determine if we will sponsor the 2nd and 3rd players. Show us support and will return the favor. :)

    Feed back is always welcomed. We hope this brings out the Competitive fighter in all of us and want to compete for some Awsome prizes. If not, just show up for Fun! Support your Culture. Let's show what Houston is made of in 2014.

    Let's start it up strong this Thursday at Payback. We have 1 Xbone with KI so let's see all this new blood. Let's see the Fierce competitiveness. Let's see the Support.

    GameGuys Houston, AMPed Up Customs. Game on!!!
  • Ranma0005Ranma0005 Drunkin Style SF Master Joined: Posts: 1,198 mod
    Merry Christmas to anybody who still checks out this thread
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  • shadowcharlieshadowcharlie ★ஜ۩dip۞set۩ஜ★ Joined: Posts: 9,169 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    RIP gally TILT =[
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  • TicklebushTicklebush Joined: Posts: 8
    Newb in Spring looking to delve deeper into SSF4 AE before Ultra drops. What are the best days/times to hit up Insomnia and meet people to play with?
  • RadicalFuzzRadicalFuzz Invading Pokopon's Courtrooms Joined: Posts: 4,795
    Ticklebush wrote: »
    Newb in Spring looking to delve deeper into SSF4 AE before Ultra drops. What are the best days/times to hit up Insomnia and meet people to play with?

    There's Free Play Fridays from about 7-12 or so, and on Tuesdays you can go from about 7-3. Normally Tuesdays cost $5 but he's waiving that for the last few weeks before the shop moves to the Heights.
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  • TicklebushTicklebush Joined: Posts: 8
    Thanks for the quick response man; I will deffo be checking that out.
  • KD AlphaKD Alpha "KD Alpha is the final boss of Laker hating." Joined: Posts: 1,356
    Just found out Insomnia moved about 12 minutes away from me, so I'm thinking about going tonight. Hoping there are people who play 3S there, how's this place work with set ups and entry fees?
  • RadicalFuzzRadicalFuzz Invading Pokopon's Courtrooms Joined: Posts: 4,795
    KD Alpha wrote: »
    Just found out Insomnia moved about 12 minutes away from me, so I'm thinking about going tonight. Hoping there are people who play 3S there, how's this place work with set ups and entry fees?

    TF Tuesday: $5 to play for as long as the shop is open (it used to stay open till 3 AM when it was on the 1960) & is usually more competitive than Friday

    Free Play Friday: Anyone can walk in and play.

    Saturdays: If there is a tournament it'll be on Saturday. $10 for entry into the tournament, 2 slices of pizza, and a soda. If Chris, the owner, needs a setup then he'll offer half off or even free entry to anyone helping, even if it's just the game or just a console. They're listed on the Facebook page, usually he'll post up a calender for the month for the tournaments so everyone has enough time to sort things out.
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  • AirbrushKingAirbrushKing AirbrushKing.net Joined: Posts: 2,028
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    (TGC) Texas Gaming Championships Announcement: For those who missed the announcement on the MLG.Tv stream the new championship series is called Texas Gaming Championships. TGC is a professional video game championship series featuring the best players in Texas competing in variety of tournaments to see who is the best. TGC events will feature top player rankings in Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Pokemon X & Y, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Mario Kart 8, Killer Instinct. TGC will also feature a BYOC (Bring Your Own Console) area and any game that has more than 8 entrants will qualify for running a tournament. If the any game gets more than 16 players or more consistently I will add it to the official game lineup. The benefits of it being added to the official game lineup is rankings and sponsorship. If you are in the top rankings you will get media coverage such being in articles, tv, etc. For sponsorship for the games, sponsors will give out money and prizes to the official lineup of games and they will have priority. Space in the BYOC area will be limited so this is a 1st come 1st serve. Our 1st TGC event is projected to be Feb 2015. We realize the potential of growth in these events so I want to introduce Tournament Helpers. I will be creating a list of venues to host these events and have a few in mind. This and more is what I can bring to the table as long as we get everyone's support. For more details and announcements click like on our like page at https://www.facebook.com/TexasGamingChampionships and stay tuned for updates!

    Tournament Helpers: A tournament helper will help run the brackets and make sure the tournament is being run on time. We always will be looking for Tournament Helpers and volunteers so if you are interested contact me at www.tgcseries.com/contact-us

    TGC Tournament Leaders: AirbrushKing and Xyro/Allan Sims.

    ABK will be running Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3
    Xyro will be running Smash Bros Wii U/3DS.

    TGC Helpers: Sylint/Justin Brown - Ultra Street Fighter 4
    Quince Easter - Killer Instinct
    Sync or Player 4 - Pokemon X & Y
    Rocket Trainer - Mario Kart 8

    #1: Magazine Coverage: Young Houston Magazine is a magazine that covers fashion, music entertainment and much more. They currently do not have a gaming section in there magazine but i brought the idea to the CEO of the magazine and he is interested in doing a article featuring the top ranking players. I have a graphics team that will create the graphic layout for the magazine and these magazines will be available for print and online. Once the 1st issue of the magazine is out with TGC being featured I have a some more magazine company's who are interested in this idea as well. This will add a new audience and gain new readers which will turn into new players being added to the Texas Gaming scene.

    #2: Tv Coverage: Fox 26 and Channel 11 are interested in covering TGC events. I have other stations that I been in contact with and will make an announcement at a later time.

    #3: Mobile App: Me and my team are creating a TGC mobile app. This app will feature top player rankings, events, announcements, livestream and much more. This app will be on 3 platforms Android, iOS and Windows. In this app will feature a share button so you can share it with all your friends and contacts in your phone.

    #4: Sponsors: Devry University was one of my 1st sponsors and sponsored a TYS event with prizes and prepaid visa credit cards. I have been talking to alot of sponsors and getting close to deals so once everything is set in stone I will be making some announcements so stay tuned!

    #5: Press: I will be talking to the Houston Press, Newspaper, Greensheet and other press sources about featuring TGC as an article. I can see about getting TGC on the cover as well. I got the cover of the Houston Press back in 2012 so this is possible.

    #6: Radio: I have alot of friends that work at 97.9 the box and will be talking to them and other radio stations about TGC.
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  • caliagent#3caliagent#3 Caliagent Bobblehead Joined: Posts: 4,186 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Any of the old Houston arcades still around? I have some free time tonight and tomorrow.
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  • AirbrushKingAirbrushKing AirbrushKing.net Joined: Posts: 2,028
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    $500 Ultra Street Fighter 4 Xbox 360 Tournament Hosted by: AirbrushKing.net

    Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/612581955504845/

    "Disclaimer" If Ultra Street Fighter 4 is delayed we are going to run Arcade Edition instead. Please bring a full setup with Ultra Street Fighter 4 & Arcade Edition v2012 because it will be needed.

    (Top 5 Payout breakdown)
    1st - $300 + H-Town Ridaz Ultra Street Fighter 4 Plaque
    2nd - $100
    3rd - $50
    4th - $25
    5th - $25

    (Venue/When/Where/Times)
    2nd Annual H-Town Ridaz Carshow & Concert Sunday, June 8, 2014
    - Address: 7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena Tx, 77507
    - Times: 12noon - 6pm (If there are 50 signups or more the times will be extended to 12noon-8pm)


    (Venue Fee/Game Entry Fee)
    - Purchase your tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/500-super-street-fighter-4-arcade-edition-v2012-xbox-360-tournament-tickets-11629882291 or at the door.
    - Venue Fee is $10 online or at the door. Purchasing your venue fee online will by pass having to wait in long lines. You will receive a wristband with your venue fee purchase which is required to play in the tournament or play casuals. When you arrive at the venue and you receive your wristband ask the staff to show you were the gaming area is located. The gaming area is located right behind the WIll Call Entrance in a building.
    - Game Entry Fee is $10. This will be collected in the tournament area.


    (Tournament Schedule)
    - 12noon: Setup the venue and Game Registration will begin.
    - 2pm: Game Registration is over and Tournament will start.


    (Game Rules)
    - 2/3 rounds, 2/3 matches. 3/5 Losers/Winners Finals.
    - 2/3 rounds, 4/7 matches. Grand Finals.
    - Winner keeps same character and ultra between matches, loser can change characters.
    - Random stage selection unless both players agree on a stage.


    (Venue Rules)
    - BYOC (Bring Your Own Controller/converter or joystick) Please bring a full setup (Asus Monitor Brand (VH236Hs or VH238Hs)/360 Console & Game) if you have it because it will be needed.
    - Cronus Converters will not be allowed at the tournament.
    - No turbo buttons allowed for any games.
    - Equipment malfunctions that pause/reset matches may result in game/match losses at the discretion of the tournament director.
    - Wireless controllers are not allowed unless you take out the battery.


    (Conduct)
    - Cheating will not be tolerated. Any sign of cheating will result in forfeit from the tournament.
    - Any intentional forfeiting or conspiring to manipulate the brackets will result in ejection from the tournament and possible suspension from future events.
    - Fighting will result in ejection from the tournament area and a lifetime ban from this and future events.

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    (Texas Gaming Championships)
    - For future information on events like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TexasGamingChampionships
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  • ShinronaldreaganShinronaldreagan Joined: Posts: 1
    Hey I'm looking for a place where Tekken players meet up near houston, looking for some people to play offline with. Thanks for any advice.
  • Ranma0005Ranma0005 Drunkin Style SF Master Joined: Posts: 1,198 mod
    edited July 2014
    Tuesday nights at Insomnia they usually have casuals going on for USF4, UMvC3, Tekken, KOF, and whatever else people bring.

    www.insomniavgc.com
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  • jasonCjasonC Fish Bar Zombie Joined: Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Hi guys, I'm from NYC. I'll be in town this week. I'll check out Insomnia tomorrow night.
  • Tekno VirusTekno Virus small man big strength Joined: Posts: 8,599
    uuuuh, I live in Houston dude. Come by and play me at Checkers haha.
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  • jasonCjasonC Fish Bar Zombie Joined: Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Any of the old Houston arcades still around? I have some free time tonight and tomorrow.

    @caliagent#3‌ dude you live in Houston now?
  • just5moreminutesjust5moreminutes Remember me now, Yipes? Joined: Posts: 7,488
    A friend and I were talking the other day about starting monthlies at Game Guys in Southeast Houston (Pasadena). We're not sure what game to run (preferably Blazblue or USF4), and the guys who run the place have a base venue fee of $15 per person, but could we could negotiate the price down if we gathered a substantial crowd. Would anyone be interested in coming out here for monthlies in either game?
  • cplayscplays Joined: Posts: 2
    Houston native here...is there any kind of UNIEL scene around Houston? I just found out about this thread and am looking for some folks to play with.
  • SMCSMC Joined: Posts: 1
    I would totally be up for Skullgirls.
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  • Ranma0005Ranma0005 Drunkin Style SF Master Joined: Posts: 1,198 mod
    A friend and I were talking the other day about starting monthlies at Game Guys in Southeast Houston (Pasadena). We're not sure what game to run (preferably Blazblue or USF4), and the guys who run the place have a base venue fee of $15 per person, but could we could negotiate the price down if we gathered a substantial crowd. Would anyone be interested in coming out here for monthlies in either game?

    There are some players in that area that play USF4, not so sure about Blaz. I would gauge interest from the local players over there and see whats popular.
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  • Ranma0005Ranma0005 Drunkin Style SF Master Joined: Posts: 1,198 mod
    cplays wrote: »
    Houston native here...is there any kind of UNIEL scene around Houston? I just found out about this thread and am looking for some folks to play with.

    Usually UNIEL players gather at Insomnia VGC on Tuesday and Friday nights. This Saturday they are hosting a BlazBlue and UNIEL tournament. You can check out more info in the Houston Anime Games group or on Insomnia's page.
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  • Ranma0005Ranma0005 Drunkin Style SF Master Joined: Posts: 1,198 mod
    SMC wrote: »
    I would totally be up for Skullgirls.
    Skullgirls comp is pretty hard to find these days. If you have a setup, I would just suggest going to one of the meetups at Insomnia, GameGuys, or UH and see if people hop on.
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  • cplayscplays Joined: Posts: 2
    Ranma0005 wrote: »
    cplays wrote: »
    Houston native here...is there any kind of UNIEL scene around Houston? I just found out about this thread and am looking for some folks to play with.

    Usually UNIEL players gather at Insomnia VGC on Tuesday and Friday nights. This Saturday they are hosting a BlazBlue and UNIEL tournament. You can check out more info in the Houston Anime Games group or on Insomnia's page.

    Hey thanks for answering. I went out to Insomnia and well...I got bodied in 1st round of the tourny they had going. But folks were nice and they had pizza. Fun times.
  • Ranma0005Ranma0005 Drunkin Style SF Master Joined: Posts: 1,198 mod
    In case anybody on here is interested, Snake Eyez will be at Insomnia tonight for casuals or challenges in USF4
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  • cmuttcmutt Registered User Joined: Posts: 76
    What's up fellas?

    Man... it's been a long time since I've posted anything here. I don't know if many people even read this thread anymore, but since it's the official H-Town thread, then this is probably still the most appropriate place to say all of this.

    First thing, let me just say "wsup" to all of my old "boys", and you all know who you are. I haven't been around for many, many years now, so I haven't seen or talked to most of you in a very long time. I probably saw a few of you guys at last years Texas Showdown when I dropped by for a little while. Before that, the last few times I may have seen some of you where probably at Planet Zero during their first few years of business.

    It's been over 10 years since the Stargate closed down, so I'm sure many guys have left the scene and become preoccupied with their own personal lives... which is inevitable for most players. Very few people are fortunate enough to remain heavily involved in the scene beyond their early competitive years. Guys like Seth Killian, James Chen, Mike Watson, Alex Valle, John Choi, the Cannon brothers, Mr. Wizard and the whole OG EVO crew, Jason Wilson, Combofiend, etc., etc., etc.... including our very own Javi and Ranma... are just some of the guys who are lucky enough to still be involved in it after 15+ years.

    Michael Jordan called it "The Love of the Game", when referring to his relationship with basketball. Well I know that for me... it was, and is the same thing for me when it comes to Street Fighter. (especially the classic Street Fighter series games)

    I read something from many years back that my man Dez wrote about me in another thread, he wrote, "You know what made Stargate so successful? C-mutt was a go outta town for tournys, get together having, skill smith video watching, practicing hardcore gamer! Our after work sharpstown mall New Generation battles were epic until he found out they had 2nd Impact at The Wizard Arcade. The Wizard was a 30-45 minute drive to play."

    Well, to be correct, it was SF3-NG at the Wizard, but more importantly... it was that I found out that they had guys that were serious, hardcore into playing SF. And yes, it was a 45 minute drive in both directions. And you know what, I drove there 3-4 days a week and I stayed until closing almost everytime. It was finding a place where there were other guys like me, who were addicted to Street Fighter, that attracted me to the Wizard. I mean, playing at the malls against mostly casual and a few semi-hardcore people was okay... but as most of you know and understand, when you're hardcore into it, you just have to be around other hardcore players too. I remember one night it was just me and Mike Zavar left in the arcade, it was 2nd Impact and he and I played until the owner kicked us out. Mike beat me like 40 games to 2 or something, and you know what... I loved every minute of it. Not the losing of course, but the challenge and the competition was the "juice", that's what made it fun, and that's what I loved most about it.

    And I think that's what Dez was getting at when he said that about me, and The Stargate. Our hardcore group of players were not only combatants, but we were also friends, and we all shared the common thing... we lived and breathed Street Fighter. So the Stargate was really just an extension of my personal relationship to the game of Street Fighter, and an extension of the group that we belonged to. That's why I always referred to The Stargate as "Our Place", because that's exactly what it was... it was basically like a giant get together place for hardcore Fighting gamers. It was built for us, so it was like our own special club, and all that was required to become part of it was 2 things... to have that addiction to competitive fighting games... and to just show up and play.

    If you showed up to The Stargate, that meant you had that extra desire to seek it out, and thus you were automatically a member of that special brotherhood of hardcore fighting gamers. When you walked through the door it was an unspoken acknowledgement from all of the other faces there as to why you were there, then it was simply get some quarters, find your game... and bring it on.
    Aahh, I miss that shit.


    Anyway, so why am I posting about all of this?

    Well, it's been long enough now to where the dust has settled on most of the problems that had been going on in the community throughout the past 7 or 8 years.
    Even though I wasn't around or kept up to date with all of the things happening within the community, I did hear and learn about some of the problems going on.

    I want to talk about one thing in particular, mainly because I think this thing was the central and primary factor in a lot of the problems that took place.

    After The Stargate was gone there wasn't another arcade or gaming center that could fill the void and be a primary supporter for Texas Showdown Tournaments. As many of you may remember, Chris Chou (Ranma) had pretty much taken over the duties of planning and running Texas Showdowns after Javi left the scene for a while. I have always given props and credit to Ranma for handling such a monumental and thankless job for all those years. Even when he wanted so bad to just say "screw it" and quit so many times, he never did. He always put his love for the FGC first, and in the end, he always wanted to keep doing it... no matter the headaches.

    Like I said, once Stargate was gone, Ranma had to resort to being resourceful again. He didn't have a venue to host TS"s (Texas Showdowns), and he didn't have direct access to arcade cabs anymore. Most importantly, he didn't have the same strength of unity within the community that was there when The Stargate was the central meeting grounds for everyone. So he had less help and less support, to some degree.

    Well a few years later here comes a new place... Planet Zero.

    From the 1st impressions this looks like it could be a great place for the FGC. An owner with enough money to establish a good size gaming center, in a nice area of town. A business that wants to include an area for hardcore fighting games, and is open to hosting and supporting tournaments. A business that provides plenty of Japanese cabinets, tournament quality controls, and that purchases almost all of the latest and most expensive new games.

    It looked like a great thing for the FGC, and Ranma saw both the quality and the potential for Planet Zero to become the next best thing for the continuation of the FGC and TS's. And I don't blame him, Planet Zero looked like it could be just what the doctor ordered, and it came at the nick of time. Because 1st and foremost, Ranma's goals were always about doing whatever seemed like the best options for continuing the scene.

    And now I'm gonna fill you guys in on a little story.

    When PZ 1st opened, the owner John asked me to sit and talk to him a few times so that he could pick my brain and try to get some experienced feedback from me, a guy who had already run a fighting game center. My 1st impressions were that he seemed pretty genuine in wanting to hear my advice and my thoughts on what he was trying to accomplish. I basically told him that I couldn't really give him too much advice business wise because The Stargate was a very small, one dimensional business, and that it was operated on a fraction of the budget that PZ was operating on.

    What I did tell him though, was that IMHO, gaming was moving completely away from arcade machines, and would soon be almost all console based. So I told him he should really reconsider his ideas of wanting to bring Japan style arcade gaming here, if he wanted to sustain a thriving business.

    Anyhow, a couple of times I was invited to stay and hang out with John and his group of people after they closed for the night. I figured John just wanted to be friendly and maybe wanted to continue our conversations about the business.

    Now, what I had noticed was that John had seemed to act fairly normal and nice to all of the gamers during PZ's open hours. But I noticed something very different when PZ closed for the night and shut it's doors. Once John was around his own personal gang of friends (including his employees and the girls they kept around for eye candy), he loosened up and let some of his true colors show, and some of his real thoughts came out.

    He started making fun of some of the FGC players by making cruel jokes and saying disrespectful and insensitive things about them, (and I won't mention the names of who, although I don't really remember anymore anyway), and he was doing it mainly to act like a big shot, and show off in front of his group.

    Now keep in mind, this is Cmutt here... the ancient one, well into my mid 30's and highly trained in the art of smelling bullshit and spotting a rat when I see one.

    Well, my 1st thought was "this motherfucker here", these are the guys who are supporting his business and spending money in his place... and he has the nerve to think about them like that. He should be thankful to them, and he should show them the respect of a fellow in the brotherhood. But he wasn't, and I realized right then and there... that the owner of PZ wasn't a gamer at all. Not only wasn't he part of the brotherhood, but he wasn't even a decent human being when it came down to respecting his responsibilities as a leader and an owner of a business.

    I new right then and there that PZ would not be the next best thing for the FGC. With an owner like that, it was just a matter of time before he would ruin the place himself. I didn't say anything, and I never really hung with them ever again. I was polite and cordial to John, mostly for the sake of Ranma and the FGC. PZ was all there was, and it was the only source of support for TS's.


    So here is where the crux of the matter is. PZ John was his own worst enemy, and his despicable attitude and behavior created a rift within the FGC. Why? Because like it or, the FGC kinda needed PZ at the time, and there just wasn't any other better alternative. Ranma was forced to choose between the lesser of evils. He either broke off from PZ and then had almost no where to turn for support for the TS's, or he could try "put up" with the problems caused by PZ John's personality, and keep the easy and readily available luxury of PZ's support. Either way, it was a tough call for Ranma, and like I said, I don't blame him one bit for choosing to go that route. TS may have died if he had chosen to go it on his own.

    Many of the arguments and battles within the FGC over the years have all stemmed from this one cause. Who supported PZ, and who supported Ranma, etc.. All I know is this... Ranma has always supported the FGC, and whatever he chose to do, he did because he thought it was the best route. I know this, because I know him. And those others who may have have seemed like they were supporting PZ... they were supporting Ranma and FGC... whether it was ultimately the right direction or not is besides the point. Their hearts were in the right place.

    PZ has been gone for a while now, so like I said, it seems far enough in history where saying all of this now won't be any kind of issue. And more importantly, sometimes the dust has to settle before everyone can see clearly again, and process what happened during the storm.

    I thinks most of those old issues have probably already been squashed and resolved, but I just wanted to say this for the sake of posterity, and perhaps just to clear my chest.


    As for now, it made me very happy to see that Javi and Ranma are now doing TS's together again. Stopping by TS last year was a great thrill for me, even though I didn't get to spend as much time there as I would have liked. The sites and the sounds were all far too familiar, even though most of the faces were new to me. Seeing a few old friends was really cool and I hope that I'll get a chance to spend more time there next year. I only wish that I could still be one of the lucky guys that still gets to be part of the FGC after all these years.

    I'm very jealous of you all... cause even though I don't get to be around it much anymore.... SF still runs through my veins, and everytime I have a quarter in my hands, I get the urge to get it on.

    Peace fellas,
    Cmutt
  • AirbrushKingAirbrushKing AirbrushKing.net Joined: Posts: 2,028
    edited May 2015
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    Welcome to Texas Gaming Championships. TGC is a professional video game championship series featuring the best players in Texas competing in variety of tournaments to see who is the best. TGC events will feature top player rankings in Super Smash Bros Wii U, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Pokemon R/S, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Mario Kart 8, Killer Instinct, BYOC (Bring Your Own Console) area, social gaming atmosphere and much more. Come check out TGC, make some new friends and see high level players compete in tournaments in your favorite games!


    (((Venue)))

    Le Jardin Events
    17103 Bamwood Road
    Houston, TX 77090


    (((Venue Capacity)))

    The venue space we have reserved can hold 500 players.


    (((Date & Time)))

    February 28th, 2015. Please be at the venue by 10:00am for set-up, registration and warm ups. Registration for each game will end 10min before each event start time. There will be absolutely no admittance into any event after the event starts. We have the venue for 15 hours and these events may run until the 15th hour so please plan ahead by clearing your schedule for the entire day.


    (((Registration Time)))

    Please be at the venue by 10:00am for set-up, registration and warm ups. Registration will cut off at 12:00pm and there will be absolutely no admittance into any event after 12:05pm. Please plan ahead by clearing your schedule for this day and leaving your house early.


    (((Games & Event Times)))

    Registration/Practice starts at 10:00am -12:00pm
    - Smash 4 2vs2 (WiiU) starts at 12:00pm
    - Smash Melee 1vs1 (GC) starts at 1:00pm
    - Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (X360) starts at 1:00pm
    - Ultra Street Fighter 4 (X360) starts at 1:00pm
    - Killer Instinct (Xone) starts at 1:00pm
    - Smash 4 1vs1 (WiiU) starts at 2:00pm
    - Smash Melee 2vs2 (GC) starts at 3:00pm
    - Ultra Street Fighter 4 2vs2 (X360) starts at 4:00pm
    - BYOC (Any game with 16 or more tournament entrants) starts at 4:00pm
    - Food Break starts at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    - Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) starts at 6:00pm
    - Pokemon R/S (3DS) starts at 8:00pm
    Leave The Venue at 1:00am or earlier


    ((( Venue & Entry Fees)))

    - Venue Fee = $10

    - Bring A Full Setup = $5 (Includes Tv/Game/Console) We need setups! Purchase your $10 ticket and you will be refunded $5 at the door. This offer is only valid if setup will be used during the tournament times listed and is limited on a 1st come 1st serve basis. The 1st few setups through the door will receive this special discount. Players who bring extra full setups will receive a FREE drink for compensation while supplies last.

    All attendees can get your tickets on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tgc-texas-gaming-championships-650-total-pot-bonuses-tickets-15087397813. Purchasing your ticket will guarantee your attendance and you will be able to enter any of the tournaments and play casuals all day. If you do not buy a ticket, you can still come to the venue but risk coming to the event and if we are over capacity/sold out of tickets, you will not be able to come in the venue and compete in any of the tournaments. We highly suggest you purchase your ticket to guarantee your attendance. Print/show us your ticket at the venue or show us on your phone. 1 ticket per person/per email!


    Entry Fees = (Paid at the venue and not online)

    - Smash 4 Wii U 1vs1 = $10 / 2vs2 = $20 ($10 per person)
    - Ultra Street Fighter 4 1vs1 = $10 / 2vs2 = $20 ($10 per person)
    - Smash Melee 1vs1 = $10 / 2vs2 = $20 ($10 per person)
    - Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 = $10
    - Mario Kart 8 = $10
    - Killer Instinct = $10
    - Pokemon R/S = $10
    - BYOC (Any game with 16 or more tournament entrants) = $10


    (((Payout)))

    Smash 4 1vs1 (less than 64 entrants)
    1st=55%
    2nd=30%
    3rd=10%
    4th=5%


    Smash 4 1vs1 (more than 64 entrants)
    1st=50%
    2nd=30%
    3rd=10%
    4th=5%
    5th=2.5%
    5th=2.5%


    Smash 4 2vs2
    1st=55%
    2nd=30%
    3rd=10%
    4th=5%


    Mario Kart 8/Pokemon R&S
    1st=55%
    2nd=30%
    3rd=10%
    4th=5%


    Smash Melee/Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3/Ultra Street Fighter 4/Killer Instinct/BYOC
    1st=60%
    2nd=30%
    3rd=10%


    ((($650 Total Pot Bonuses))) Breakdown

    - Smash 4 Wii U 1vs1/2vs2 = $100 each (1st/2nd/3rd/4th) Sponsored by Xyro
    - Mario Kart 8 = $50 (1st/2nd/3rd) Sponsored by Xyro
    - Pokemon R/S = $50 (1st/2nd/3rd) Sponsored by Xyro
    - Smash Melee 1vs1 = $100 (1st/2nd/3rd) Sponsored by AirbrushKing.net
    - Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 = $50 (1st place only) Sponsored by AirbrushKing.net
    - Ultra Street Fighter 4 = $100 (1st/2nd/3rd) Sponsored by AirbrushKing.net
    - Killer Instinct = $100 (1st/2nd/3rd) Sponsored by AirbrushKing.net


    (((Note)))

    Pot bonuses that are $50 will only be given out if 8 or more entrants enter the tournament.
    Pot bonuses that are $100 will only be given out if 16 or more entrants enter the tournament.
    Pot bonuses that are $200 will only be given out if 32 or more entrants enter the tournament.


    (((Rules)))

    All rules for the venue and to any event you wish to enter can be found on http://airbrushking.net/tournaments/rules. Please remember that all game rules are subject to change at any time.


    (((Set-ups)))

    We strongly recommend you bring your own Tv, Consoles: Wii U, X360, Xone, GC and Games: WiiU smash, Umvc3 (X360), Usf4 (X360), Melee (GC). Bring your GCN controllers and adapter if you bring a WiiU to the event. WiiU tablets are banned because only one tablet can be hooked up to a WiiU at a time.

    Mario Kart 8 is being played on the Wii U so bring a set-up (Wii U/TV/Game) for that as well. If you dont have a setup you can still come to the venue and enter the tournament. The more setups we have for each game, the faster the event will end and the more casuals you will have.


    (((BYOC Section)))

    Casuals in any game is more than welcome to be played in this area all day but keep in mind that space is limited so this will be on a 1st come 1st serve basis. AirbrushKing will host a tournament for any game that gets 16 or more entrants to enter the tournament so tell everyone you know that would like to participate to get there tickets and sign up.


    (New School)

    - Guilty Gear Xrd (Ps3)

    - Under Night In-Birth Exe (Ps3)

    - Blazblue Chrono Phantasma (Ps3)

    - Tekken Tag 2 Tournament (Ps3)

    - Injustice Gods Among Us (X360)

    - Persona 4 Arena (X360)

    - King Of Fighters 13 (Ps3)

    - Project M (Wii)


    (Old School)

    - Marvel Vs Capcom 2 (Dreamcast/Ps3/X360)

    - Capcom Vs Snk 2 (Dreamcast/Ps2)

    - 3rd Strike (Dreamcast/Ps3/X360)


    (((Recording/Youtube)))

    All matches for all games will be recorded and uploaded to www.youtube.com/TGCseries so subscribe to get notified when the videos are available.


    (((Threads)))

    Smashboards: http://smashboards.com/threads/feb-28-2015-the-official-tgc-1-200-pot-bonus-for-smash-4-houston-tx.384812/
    Shoryuken: http://forums.shoryuken.com/discussion/195417/tgc-texas-gaming-championships-650-total-pot-bonuses
    Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1033314033352371


    (((TGC Mobile App)))

    TGC Mobile app will be coming out for Android, Apple and Windows platforms. The schedule release date is TBA so I will release more information on this soon!


    (((Texas Gaming Championships Like Page)))

    Give us a like on our like page at TGC: Texas Gaming Championships
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  • Ranma0005Ranma0005 Drunkin Style SF Master Joined: Posts: 1,198 mod
    Texas Showdown 15 registration is live! May 8-10, 2015

    http://forums.shoryuken.com/discussion/195542/texas-showdown-15-may-8-10-2015?new=1
    "If I'm not here, I'm at Stargate. If I'm not at Stargate, I'm on my way to Stargate :D"
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    Examiner Column Writer
    Texas Showdown Tournament Organizer and Director
  • AirbrushKingAirbrushKing AirbrushKing.net Joined: Posts: 2,028
    edited May 2015
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    Welcome to Texas Gaming Championships. TGC is a professional video game championship series featuring the best players in Texas competing in variety of tournaments to see who is the best. TGC events will feature top player rankings in Super Smash Bros Wii U, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Pokemon R/S, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Mario Kart 8, Killer Instinct, BYOC (Bring Your Own Console) area, social gaming atmosphere and much more. Come check out TGC, make some new friends and see high level players compete in tournaments in your favorite games!

    (((Venue)))

    Le Jardin Events
    17103 Bamwood Road
    Houston, TX 77090


    (((Venue Capacity)))

    The venue space we have reserved can hold 500 players.


    (((Date & Registration Time)))

    Apr 25, 2015. Please be at the venue by 10:00am for set-up, registration and warm ups. Registration for each game will end 10min before each event start time. There will be absolutely no admittance into any event after the event starts. We have the venue for 15 hours and these events may run until the 15th hour so please plan ahead by clearing your schedule for the entire day.


    (((Games & Event Times)))

    Registration/Practice starts at 10:00am -12:00pm
    - Smash 4 2vs2 (WiiU) starts at 12:00pm
    - Smash Melee 1vs1 (GC) starts at 1:00pm
    - Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (X360) starts at 1:00pm
    - Ultra Street Fighter 4 (X360) starts at 1:00pm
    - Killer Instinct (Xone) starts at 1:00pm
    - Guilty Gear Xrd (Ps3) starts at 1:00pm
    - Smash 4 1vs1 (WiiU) starts at 2:00pm
    - Smash Melee 2vs2 (GC) starts at 3:00pm
    - Ultra Street Fighter 4 2vs2 (X360) starts at 4:00pm
    - BYOC (Any game with 16 or more tournament entrants) starts at 4:00pm
    - Food Break starts at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Leave The Venue at 1:00am or earlier


    ((( Venue & Entry Fees)))

    - Venue Fee = $10

    - Bring A Full Setup = $5 (Includes Tv/Game/Console) We need setups! Purchase your $10 ticket and you will be refunded $5 at the door. This offer is only valid if setup will be used during the tournament times listed and is limited on a 1st come 1st serve basis. The 1st few setups through the door will receive this special discount. Players who bring extra full setups will receive a FREE drink for compensation while supplies last.

    All attendees can get your tickets on http://www.tgcseries.com/tgc2 Purchasing your ticket will guarantee your attendance and you will be able to enter any of the tournaments and play casuals all day. If you do not buy a ticket, you can still come to the venue but risk coming to the event and if we are over capacity/sold out of tickets, you will not be able to come in the venue and compete in any of the tournaments. We highly suggest you purchase your ticket to guarantee your attendance. Print/show us your ticket at the venue or show us on your phone. 1 ticket per person/per email!


    - Register Online for Smash 4 Wii U 1vs1 = $10
    After purchasing your ticket/venue fee, Please purchase a 1vs1 pass by clicking HERE. Doing this will place you in a pool or bracket before you show up to TGC as well as speed up the event. If you choose to purchase your 1vs1 pass in person, you will be randomly thrown into a pool or bracket without a seed. Please be at the venue early to check-in/register because lines will be long.

    Entry Fees = (Paid at the venue and not online)

    - Smash 4 Wii U 2vs2 = $20 ($10 per person)
    - Ultra Street Fighter 4 1vs1 = $10 / 2vs2 = $20 ($10 per person)
    - Smash Melee 1vs1 = $10 / 2vs2 = $20 ($10 per person)
    - Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 = $10
    - Killer Instinct = $10
    - Guilty Gear Xrd = $10
    - BYOC (Any game with 16 or more tournament entrants) = $10


    (((Payout)))

    Smash 4 1vs1 (less than 64 entrants)
    1st=55%
    2nd=30%
    3rd=10%
    4th=5%


    Smash 4 1vs1 (more than 64 entrants)
    1st=50%
    2nd=30%
    3rd=10%
    4th=5%
    5th=2.5%
    5th=2.5%


    Smash 4 2vs2
    1st=55%
    2nd=30%
    3rd=10%
    4th=5%


    Smash Melee/Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3/Ultra Street Fighter 4/Killer Instinct/Guilty Gear Xrd/BYOC
    1st=60%
    2nd=30%
    3rd=10%


    (((Rules)))

    All rules for the venue and to any event you wish to enter can be found on http://airbrushking.net/tournaments/rules. Please remember that all game rules are subject to change at any time.


    (((Set-ups)))

    We strongly recommend you bring your own Tv, Consoles: Wii U, X360, Xone, GC and Games: WiiU smash, Umvc3 (X360), Usf4 (X360), GG (Ps3), Melee (GC). Bring your GCN controllers and adapter if you bring a WiiU to the event. WiiU tablets are banned because only one tablet can be hooked up to a WiiU at a time.


    (((BYOC Section)))

    Casuals in any game is more than welcome to be played in this area all day but keep in mind that space is limited so this will be on a 1st come 1st serve basis. AirbrushKing will host a tournament for any game that gets 16 or more entrants to enter the tournament so tell everyone you know that would like to participate to get there tickets and sign up.


    (New School)

    - Under Night In-Birth Exe (Ps3)

    - Blazblue Chrono Phantasma (Ps3)

    - Tekken Tag 2 Tournament (Ps3)

    - Injustice Gods Among Us (X360)

    - Persona 4 Arena (X360)

    - King Of Fighters 13 (Ps3)

    - Project M (Wii)


    (Old School)

    - Marvel Vs Capcom 2 (Dreamcast/Ps3/X360)

    - Capcom Vs Snk 2 (Dreamcast/Ps2)

    - 3rd Strike (Dreamcast/Ps3/X360)


    (((TGC Store)))

    Coming Soon! Bookmark: http://www.TGCstore.club


    (((Recording/Youtube)))

    All matches for all games will be recorded and uploaded to www.youtube.com/TGCseries so subscribe to get notified when the videos are available.


    (((Threads)))

    Smashboards: http://smashboards.com/threads/apr-25-2015-the-official-tgc-event-2-houston-tx.394551
    Shoryuken: http://forums.shoryuken.com/discussion/196001/april-25-2015-tgc-texas-gaming-championships-2
    Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601497233398853


    (((TGC Mobile App)))

    TGC Mobile app will be coming out for Android, Apple and Windows platforms. The schedule release date is TBA so I will release more information on this soon. In the meantime bookmark: http://www.TGCApp.net


    (((Texas Gaming Championships Like Page)))

    Give us a like on our like page at TGC: Texas Gaming Championships
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  • pozarockpozarock Joined: Posts: 1
    Hello! Regular dude, new to the Pearland/Houston area, looking for competition. I'll play any fighting game really, just looking for people to play with. Is TGC the main meetup space, or is Game Guys good as well?
  • Ranma0005Ranma0005 Drunkin Style SF Master Joined: Posts: 1,198 mod
    pozarock wrote: »
    Hello! Regular dude, new to the Pearland/Houston area, looking for competition. I'll play any fighting game really, just looking for people to play with. Is TGC the main meetup space, or is Game Guys good as well?

    TGC is tournament event that happens every few months and coming up in a couple of weeks. GameGuys is a location with weekly events and probably closest to you. There's also Insomnia VGC hosting weekly tournaments and events as well in the Heights area. Texas Showdown is a large national tournament thats coming up on May 8-10.
    "If I'm not here, I'm at Stargate. If I'm not at Stargate, I'm on my way to Stargate :D"
    MLG Fighting Games Referee
    Examiner Column Writer
    Texas Showdown Tournament Organizer and Director
  • NatsuNatsu Joined: Posts: 1
    I'm in the Pearland area also. I've never participated in any kind of Fighting game scene. My only experience is with trading card games. Are the typical meetup places, like the GameGuys place you mentioned, only for weekly meetups for tournaments, events and casual play? I'm more used to the TCG scene where you can go literally any day of the week and find tons of people to play casually with. Is the FGC too small to have tons of players ready to play casually at the typical meetup spots at all times like in card games?

    Also, what are the best places to find Killer Instinct events?
  • AirbrushKingAirbrushKing AirbrushKing.net Joined: Posts: 2,028
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    Welcome to Texas Gaming Championships. TGC is a professional video game championship series featuring the best players in Texas competing in variety of tournaments to see who is the best. TGC events will feature top player rankings in Super Smash Bros Wii U, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros Melee, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, BYOC (Bring Your Own Console) area, social gaming atmosphere and much more. Come check out TGC, make some new friends and see high level players compete in tournaments in your favorite games!

    (((Venue)))

    Le Jardin Events
    17103 Bamwood Road
    Houston, TX 77090


    (((Venue Capacity)))

    The venue space we have reserved can hold 500 players.


    (((Date & Registration Time)))

    June 20, 2015. Please be at the venue by 10:00am for set-up, registration and warm ups. Registration for each game will end 10min before each event start time. There will be absolutely no admittance into any event after the event starts. We have the venue for 15 hours and these events may run until the 15th hour so please plan ahead by clearing your schedule for the entire day.


    (((Games & Event Times)))

    Registration/Practice starts at 10:00am -12:00pm
    - Smash 4 2vs2 (WiiU) starts at 12:00pm
    - Smash Melee 1vs1 (GC) starts at 1:00pm
    - Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (X360) starts at 1:00pm
    - Ultra Street Fighter 4 (X360) starts at 1:00pm
    - Killer Instinct (Xone) starts at 1:00pm
    - Mortal Kombat X (Ps4) starts at 1:00pm
    - Smash 4 1vs1 (WiiU) starts at 2:00pm
    - Smash Melee 2vs2 (GC) starts at 3:00pm
    - Ultra Street Fighter 4 2vs2 (X360) starts at 4:00pm
    - BYOC (Any game with 16 or more tournament entrants) starts at 4:00pm
    - Food Break starts at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Leave The Venue at 1:00am or earlier


    ((( Venue & Entry Fees)))

    - Venue Fee = $10

    - Bring A Full Setup = $5 (Includes Tv/Game/Console) We need setups! Purchase your $10 ticket and you will be refunded $5 at the door. This offer is only valid if setup will be used during the tournament times listed and is limited on a 1st come 1st serve basis. The 1st few setups through the door will receive this special discount. Players who bring extra full setups will receive a FREE drink for compensation while supplies last.

    - Purchase your tickets at: http://www.tgcseries.com/tgc3 Purchasing your ticket will guarantee your attendance and you will be able to enter any of the tournaments and play casuals all day. If you do not buy a ticket, you can still come to the venue but risk coming to the event and if we are over capacity/sold out of tickets, you will not be able to come in the venue and compete in any of the tournaments. We highly suggest you purchase your ticket to guarantee your attendance. Print/show us your ticket at the venue or show us on your phone. 1 ticket per person/per email!


    Entry Fees = (Paid at the venue and not online)

    - Smash 4 Wii U 1vs1 = $10 / 2vs2 = $20 ($10 per person)
    - Ultra Street Fighter 4 1vs1 = $10 / 2vs2 = $20 ($10 per person)
    - Smash Melee 1vs1 = $10 / 2vs2 = $20 ($10 per person)
    - Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 = $10
    - Killer Instinct = $10
    - Mortal Kombat X = $10
    - BYOC (Any game with 16 or more tournament entrants) = $10


    (((Payout)))

    Smash 4 1vs1 (less than 64 entrants)
    1st=55%
    2nd=30%
    3rd=10%
    4th=5%


    Smash 4 1vs1 (more than 64 entrants)
    1st=50%
    2nd=30%
    3rd=10%
    4th=5%
    5th=2.5%
    5th=2.5%


    Smash 4 2vs2
    1st=55%
    2nd=30%
    3rd=10%
    4th=5%


    Smash Melee/Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3/Ultra Street Fighter 4/Killer Instinct/Mortal Kombat X/BYOC
    1st=60%
    2nd=30%
    3rd=10%


    (((Rules)))

    All rules for the venue and to any event you wish to enter can be found on http://airbrushking.net/tournaments/rules. Please remember that all game rules are subject to change at any time.


    (((Set-ups)))

    We strongly recommend you bring your own Tv, Consoles: Wii U, X360, Xone, GC and Games: WiiU smash, Umvc3 (X360), Usf4 (X360), MKX (Ps4), Melee (GC). Bring your GCN controllers and adapter if you bring a WiiU to the event. WiiU tablets are banned because only one tablet can be hooked up to a WiiU at a time.


    (((BYOC Section)))

    Casuals in any game is more than welcome to be played in this area all day but keep in mind that space is limited so this will be on a 1st come 1st serve basis. AirbrushKing will host a tournament for any game that gets 16 or more entrants to enter the tournament so tell everyone you know that would like to participate to get there tickets and sign up.


    (New School)

    - Guilty Gear Xrd

    - Under Night In-Birth Exe (Ps3)

    - Blazblue Chrono Phantasma (Ps3)

    - Tekken Tag 2 Tournament (Ps3)

    - Injustice Gods Among Us (X360)

    - Persona 4 Arena (X360)

    - King Of Fighters 13 (Ps3)

    - Project M (Wii)


    (Old School)

    - Marvel Vs Capcom 2 (Dreamcast/Ps3/X360)

    - Capcom Vs Snk 2 (Dreamcast/Ps2)

    - 3rd Strike (Dreamcast/Ps3/X360)


    (((TGC Store)))

    Coming Soon! Bookmark: http://www.TGCstore.club


    (((Recording/Youtube)))

    All matches for all games will be recorded and uploaded to www.youtube.com/TGCseries so subscribe to get notified when the videos are available.


    (((Threads)))

    Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1568020083461372
    Smashboards: http://smashboards.com/threads/jun-20-2015-the-official-tgc-event-3-feat-lucas-wario-ike-challenge-houston-tx.402642
    Shoryuken: http://forums.shoryuken.com/discussion/197161/june-20-2015-tgc-texas-gaming-championships-3


    (((TGC Mobile App)))

    TGC Mobile app will be coming out for Android, Apple and Windows platforms. The schedule release date is TBA so I will release more information on this soon. In the meantime bookmark: http://www.TGCApp.net


    (((Texas Gaming Championships Like Page)))

    Give us a like on our like page at TGC: Texas Gaming Championships
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  • jasonCjasonC Fish Bar Zombie Joined: Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Is insomnia still around? And when/where is GameGuys?

    Last time I came through Houston, I played with Four Wude and Hamad. Are these guys still around?
  • RadicalFuzzRadicalFuzz Invading Pokopon's Courtrooms Joined: Posts: 4,795
    Pretty sure they're both around still, yeah. Insomnia is still in the same location, they have a SF4/UMVC3 tourney on Saturday night. TF Tuesday, $5 entry for 7-3 FGs, and Ranbats for MKX & UMVC3 are both Tuesday night. I think they still do Free Play Friday. Not sure about GameGuys, think they at least host a friendly night, don't know about tournies.
    I am the one true frog.
  • shadowcharlieshadowcharlie ★ஜ۩dip۞set۩ஜ★ Joined: Posts: 9,169 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    update the texas show dates for 2016 in the title >=[
    bust my gun at the sun just to sit in the shade~
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  • Ranma0005Ranma0005 Drunkin Style SF Master Joined: Posts: 1,198 mod
    no =P
    "If I'm not here, I'm at Stargate. If I'm not at Stargate, I'm on my way to Stargate :D"
    MLG Fighting Games Referee
    Examiner Column Writer
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  • BmanBman Heart of Space Joined: Posts: 725
    Man this thread is dead as fuck. Any casuals going on in Houston/North Hpuston this weekend?
    AE Main: Ken
    3rd Strike Main: Ken
    Guilty Gear Main: Ken
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    Barbie Doll Main: Ken
  • itzpookiieitzpookiie Joined: Posts: 3,579
    im below average player
    would it be okay if i entered?
    or would it just be a waste of everyone's time?
  • WazurauWazurau 悲憤慷慨 Joined: Posts: 21
    HOUSTON AIN'T DEAD WE STILL HERE
    SSFIV:AE/USFIV: Main: Juri Secondaries: Oni, E. Ryu, Chun-Li
    SFV: Main: Juri Secondary: Chun-Li
    Melee: Main: Falco Secondaries: Peach, Marth
    MK, MK II, MK III: Main: Subzero
    MK IX: Main: Kitana Secondary: Subzero
    MK X: Main: D'Vorah Secondaries: Subzero, Kitana
    SC II: Main: Nightmare Secondaries: Necrid, Talim
    SC V: Main: Natsu Secondary: Cervantes
  • kingkiiokingkiio Joined: Posts: 2
    Man I'd love to attend some locals but Houston FGC is pretty dead. Doesn't help that Houston FGC Facebook page is a closed group now. Sent a request ages ago and still no response. Anyone know if there are local spots within the Houston area that are worth going to? Everything I've seen is either in SA or up in Dallas.
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