Welcome new players. UPDATE: Links to Facebook/Twitter/GTASF chat room added.

Nagata Lock IINagata Lock II Godfather Of The GTASFJoined: Posts: 5,967
Hey Everyone,

It seems every few days I'm seeing new people pop up in SRK Canada. I'm sure it's in direct relation to STHD's release and SFIV's impending release. I wanted to extend a welcome to all the new people that have been coming through the forums.

If you're newer (2007 sign up or later) or you've been around a long time lurking and only now taking an active role in the forums, then please drop a line in this thread. This isn't restricted to just Ontario, I'd love to hear from all the new players across Canada. Also, I know that the Canada forums get A LOT of non registered readers. I'd strongly encourage everyone to please take a few minutes and create an account. The community is about to grow with SFIV's release and I'd like to see all the new faces register and get into the mix with the old heads.

Also, I'd like to encourage all the new players to please find their local thread and leave posts in there. Please tell people what games you're playing, what you'd like to learn and if you're open to casuals/tournaments. It's generally preferred you leave specific game related questions to the strategy forums of the site (that's why they're there) but you might get questions answered by knowledgeable players if they have the time.

Please take the time to join The GTASF Facebook Group if you're based in Ontario and/or The Canadian Competitive Fighting Gamers Facebook Group if you're a Canadian player outside of Ontario.

If you're on Twitter and want to get updates about new tournaments along with on the fly results from various tournaments please follow us at GTASF. If you don't use Twitter, now would be a good time to sign up.

For people that aren't aware, the GTASF also has a 24/7 chat room. It is called #gtasf on the Efnet Server within MIRC. If you're not familiar with how that program works, you can access the chat room through a web based client called Mibbit. Simply head over to GTASF ON EFNET (please take a second to bookmark it). On the dropdown menu you'll put in EFNET. You put in your username (no longer than 9 character) and put in "#gtasf" for the channel. After that you'll be able to access the chat. It's a great way to co-ordinate casual games online and many players will attest it's a hilarious way to spend time as well.

Again welcome.


FULL TWITTER LIST (Updated 08/03/2010)
(SRK related name) = (Twitter name)

GROUPS
GTASF (Greater Toronto Area SF Scene) = GTASF
POWNZ = ESChamp
Golden Horseshoe Street Fighter = GHSFca
Toronto Fight Night Series (TFNS) = TorontoFNS
Mississauga = SaugaSF
Kitchener/Waterloo = WaterlooSF
Hamilton = RealHamiltonSF
Ottawa = WhySoGimmicks
Montreal = mtlsf
Winnipeg = ChipDamage

PLAYERS - ONTARIO
Nagata Lock II = JMoneyGambles
Noodleman = Noodlenoob
Nguman = Nguboy
DaDesiCanadian = Anutty314
rb_999 = Rb_999
Tik Tok = DorianDrizzle
Sacojericho = sacojericho
DM = CQuaz
DaflipmastaXV = tbauza17
Ksharpie = Kuhsharpie
NeoRussell = neorussell
1Prophecy = 1Prophecy
Fareed = FareedMagic
eklypze = ek1ypze
Drekken = Drekkonis
Hisham = Trigganometry
Rodstarr = Rodstarrr
FreezerB = Freezerburn
LedHendrix = LedHendrx
Bear Ryoma = KevinKvs
Varleran = Varleran
Mongoose = M0ng00se3
Chipter = Chipter
A1ard = BToku
LMX = Liquidmetalx
KhiemPossible = KhiemPossible
Cainne = Cainne69
Fobstar = TheFobstar
Mtrann = mtran66
Shifty Nevers = VividState
Wilson = WilsonSRK
ClutchLT = clutchLT
Traninho = Traninho
DarkDragon = DarkDrag0n
RXS = RXSPOWNZ
Davero = DaveroSRK
S-Blade = _S_Blade_
Jay Wang = JayWang
Gerjay = Gerjay
Unessential = Kirbycide
Dice01 = Dice01SRK
WB! = ThatguyWB
Btoku = Btoku
Bashlol = Bashlol
Superbeard = BigBiggs
Contra = Contra28
Sauvastika = Panacci
PROBLEMZ = PROBLEMZ

PLAYERS - MONTREAL
Smokey = mtlsfsmokey

PLAYERS - WINNIPEG
Jim Kim = Jim_Kim
Ultra_nYo = ultra_nyo

PLAYERS - SASKATCHEWAN
Norman911 = NormanJr911

PLAYERS - EAST COAST
ZeroJay = zerojay

MAJOR PLAYERS - USA
Justin Wong = JWonggg
Eduardo Perez = vVvScrub
COMBOFIEND = TheComboFiend
Sanford Kelly = SanfordKelly
Marn = MarnORZ
John Choi = JohnChoiBoy
Ricky Ortiz = HelloKittyRicky
Nestor = Koruchado
Mike Ross = ThatMikeRossGuy
Alex Valle = AlexValleSF4
Sabin = nycfurby
Gootecks = gootecks
Keits = KeitsSRK
Chris Hu = ChrisHuNYC

STREAMS & INDUSTRY
Evolution = EVO2K
Eventhubs = EventHubs_Feed
AlphaISMradio = AlhaISMRadio
Street Fighter IV Answers = SF4answers
Team Spooky = TeamSpooky
Frame Advantage = FADC
GodsGarden = gamanoabura_tmp (Japanese Twitter)
Yoshinori Ono (Lead Designer for SFIV) = Yoshi_OnoChin
MarkMan = MarkMan23 (Head Manager for Madcatz)
MadCatz = MadCatzInc
Level Up = LevelUpSeries
Arcade UFO = ArcadeUFO
Empire Arcadia = EmpireArcadia
Devastation = DevastationFeed
Go For Broke = GFBnews
Major League Gaming = MLGpro
Canadian eSports Events Co-Ordinator.
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Words to live by: DON'T FALL FOR HIS GIMMICKS!
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  • nGumannGuman The Goofy Nguboy Joined: Posts: 1,212
    For all young canadian players out there lurking, scared, nervous, I assure you we want you to show up to such events like POWNZ, and the Lovegetty tournaments, they are not only here for us, but they are here for you so you can enjoy facing strong opponents in the Canadian scene.

    Canada Wants You.
    "Even if my fists turn to dust, I would not give up on my quest."
  • HishamHisham Purple Drank! Joined: Posts: 379
    Nice topic. I don't really post much here, but I do read a lot and was a lurker for quite a while before I signed up. I guess all there is to say is that I am located in Sauga (Mavis/Eglinton), and I guess I can say I am an alright SF player. Not great, but I am getting better. I've played Brett the most out of all of the GTASF people, but I have played Jed, Dogberry, and Yasanagi. I was also at one G3 event, and was planning on going to the most recent one but it got snowed out (still made it to Bretts house that day tho), and I couldn't make it on the day the rescheduled. I've also played a couple of you online I think...

    I've been to Lovegetty a couple of times as well. First time I went there was probably the first day of SF4, with the 5 button cab. Got to play once with Bison before getting my ass handed to me. I have been down there a few more times since, never holding a winstreak over 2 though lol. Biggest problem in me getting to tournies is transportation because I don't have my own car. Ususally have to bum rides/bus it if I wanna make it anywhere. University also swamps the hell out of me...

    MSN is raging_demon_akuma@hotmail.com
    PSN handle is Trigga-Nometry (long story, don't ask)
    And I play on GGPO and 2DF under Hisham (although it has been less as of late, because of HD remix).
    I am the jenga master.
  • Jay WangJay Wang FrameDatas! Joined: Posts: 665
    Nagata is my hero. That is all.
    - JayWang

    Don't Eat The Yellow Snow!
  • Jimmy BonesJimmy Bones U know the deal gee! Joined: Posts: 1,588
    OOOAAAARGHH!!!

    MTL representin'.

    Catch me on GGPO, you'll see me everytime you log in, only in the ST room since its the only game i play. Got my own HDR Rog thread in the HD sub-forum.

    <
    PSN name over there.

    Holla!
    Also known as LordJimmyBones.

    ST: Rog, O.Ken, Claw
    GGXrd: Leo
    SFV: Rog, Guile, Claw, Sim
  • AmordienAmordien is watching his wife play your girl's tambourine. Joined: Posts: 939
    Greetings! I'm also located in Mississauga. Most know my story, military child/third culture kid turned vet raised in Italy who relocated to live with my wife. I was invited to SRK around 2006-2007 by a friend, Dutch player Shiva (Taskmaster on SRK) but put it to the side until 2008, since Air Force life didn't allow for too much free time to play or hone my skills.

    My wife and I travel out to Lovegetty about every other weekend to practice, and we've both have shown up at the last Lovegetty tournament as well as the last G3 event held at the Psychocave. We will be attending many more, time willing. I'm hoping to sharpen my skills in ST/HDRemix, Alpha 3, and CvS 1/2. Hope to catch up with you all eventually once I get GGPO working the way it should. Until then, we've appreciate the welcoming reception and hope to eventually make for better opponents.
    I'd choke someone to have 2i Sean in 3s Online. Maybe? Perhaps? Hopefully? :sad:

    <@Amordien>; I want to know what Juri screams in pain in Japanese <@Amordien>; as she falls to the floor, dead <@_s4>; I eat dog<@Amordien>; LMAO
  • AlterGenesisAlterGenesis new srk is trollin Joined: Posts: 3,481
    Hi guys, I'm new here!

    Welcome to me!
    #ipressallthebuttons
    XBL: AlterGenesis
    PSN: AlterGenesisOP
  • DaDesiCanadianDaDesiCanadian orangecat av! Joined: Posts: 6,901
    ^^ It's a trap, don't do it!!

    However, I am new here also, and I demand greetings and welcomes.
    Originally Posted by Mihai
    LOL Also, 99% implies there are at least 100 people that know me you tard. You really should invest in a proper education instead of being a bum.
  • YasanagiYasanagi A Drifter Joined: Posts: 294
    Added you to my MSN, Justin.
    Unfortunately, Street Fighter moves don't work in the Plane of Suck...

    http://www.lfgcomic.com/page/163
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    I've always been somewhat of a lurker for the past 6-7 years or so..
    But now that STHD was released, and the nostalgic effect kicks in.
    Plus, the upcoming SFIV being released in a couple of weeks..
    I'd like to check out our great community and play with you guys whenever I have the chance.
  • BananaWeedBananaWeed Virtual Hobo Joined: Posts: 1,833
    Sup, you guys can add me on msn: bananaweed@hotmail.com and we can have awkward conversations about street fighter-related stuff.

    I'm up for HDR games (PSN = BananaWeed) and SF4 games when it comes out.
    Hold me Thrill me Kiss me Kill me
    PSN = BananaWeed
  • DarkoDarko Training Dummy Joined: Posts: 868
    ^^ It's a trap, don't do it!!

    However, I am new here also, and I demand greetings and welcomes.

    Welcom to SRK. Now get the fuck out.

    :coffee:
    Team Hammer's Dirty Tree Chopper
  • AlterGenesisAlterGenesis new srk is trollin Joined: Posts: 3,481
    Teach me about ES EFFF FOOO!
    #ipressallthebuttons
    XBL: AlterGenesis
    PSN: AlterGenesisOP
  • R_T_S_DR_T_S_D Wait... This isn't NeoGAF? Joined: Posts: 686
    Hey Everyone,

    It seems every few days I'm seeing new people pop up in SRK Canada. I'm sure it's in direct relation to STHD's release and SFIV's impending release. I wanted to extend a welcome to all the new people that have been coming through the forums.

    If you're newer (2007 sign up or later) or you've been around a long time lurking and only now taking an active role in the forums, then please drop a line in this thread. This isn't restricted to just Ontario, I'd love to hear from all the new players across Canada. Also, I know that the Canada forums get A LOT of non registered readers. I'd strongly encourage everyone to please take a few minutes and create an account. The community is about to grow with SFIV's release and I'd like to see all the new faces register and get into the mix with the old heads.

    Also, I'd like to encourage all the new players to please find their local thread and leave posts in there. Please tell people what games you're playing, what you'd like to learn and if you're open to casuals/tournaments. It's generally preferred you leave specific game related questions to the strategy forums of the site (that's why they're there) but you might get questions answered by knowledgeable players if they have the time.

    EDIT: For all the players within Ontario, please take the time to add me on MSN. You can reach me at justinbaisden@hotmail.com Feel free to ask me any questions you might have about the scene if you're new to it. I'll do whatever I can to assist you.

    Again welcome.

    Justin, do you know how we can begin a petition to have the Via/YRT bus line run 24/7? I guarantee this is the reason so many Toronto players don't go to Getty.

    I mean fuck, I come from KINGSTON, and the fact that the Via bus to Richmond hill center stops @ 12 is the biggest problem I run into with the commute!!!! :looney:
    3S: Characters
    USF4: Seth
    SF5: Karin
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Hey I'm new here and I thought I was the only person that loved SF in Canada, why do all the tournaments/communities have to be in the US.

    Anyway I'm in Toronto so I'd love to make friends with someone near me as that loves SF as much as I do. Especially someone better than me who can help me. I play alot and constantly improving and a confession, I've never played on an arcade cabinet before. I'm here. I've just got into SF with HD Remix.

    I'm buying SF4 and TE stick cuz currently I play with the controller.

    Add me on PSN: NYclown
  • nGumannGuman The Goofy Nguboy Joined: Posts: 1,212
    North York.. I used to live there as a child I hope you can make it to tournaments.
    "Even if my fists turn to dust, I would not give up on my quest."
  • DioBrandoDioBrando Random player... Joined: Posts: 247
    Was a lurker for a few years until I joined.

    Situated in Toronto, Ontario.

    PSN: C-2ndPlayer

    I play a bunch of games. Some for casual, some randomly and some for real. Almost every common fighting games I "know" how to play, except SNK games. Didn't really get into fighting games until last year when I finally decided to up my game.

    Might as well list some off the top of my head: ST, STHD, SF3 3s and 2I, Marvel (very weakly), GG, HnK, F/UC, SBX, AH
    Current Avatar created by Tat guy
    Past Avatar created by thekidfromLBC
  • The Iron SheikThe Iron Sheik Hogan's Arch Rival Joined: Posts: 106
    I didn't really take part in anything except random threads here, but now after going to POWNZ, I feel a bit closer to the community. I commute between London and Guelph on a weekly/bi-weekly basis and I like to play pretty much anything.

    I consider myself to be average at best, understanding how fighting games work and what not. But I'm always up for a good challenge and I'm never afraid to lose.

    You can also find me on 2DF with the handle name -Hibikster-
    Work hard. Play hard.

    http://www.snk-capcom.com
  • DioBrandoDioBrando Random player... Joined: Posts: 247
    Iron Sheik, I have yet to see you yet and I'm on 2df a lot. I'm Dio on 2df
    Current Avatar created by Tat guy
    Past Avatar created by thekidfromLBC
  • The Iron SheikThe Iron Sheik Hogan's Arch Rival Joined: Posts: 106
    I used to frequent it a lot, but now I've gotten busy with a few things. This month should be a quiet month though so you'll see me more often online now.

    I play lots of Capcom/SNK games so we should be good. I should be free all day today (Sunday) and I'll keep my 2DF handy.
    Work hard. Play hard.

    http://www.snk-capcom.com
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    I'm also new. I'm not that good of a player but I'm willing to learn to get better. Add me on PSN or XBLA if you want to play. I live in Toronto but have never been to Lovegetty (is it accessible by the TTC btw?)
  • magus704magus704 Joined: Posts: 45
    I lurked for a few years and joined late last year.

    I play STHD, GGAC, AH, and I've tried a little BB and SFIV when I've gone to Lovegety.

    XBL: l0ung

    (That's a zero not an "O") My 360 is in the shop right now for RROD so I haven't been able to play anything lately :sad:
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    North York.. I used to live there as a child I hope you can make it to tournaments.

    I hope so.
  • m0ng00sem0ng00se Joined: Posts: 258
    i'm new, too.
    sup
  • mtran66mtran66 stupid dope mix Joined: Posts: 348
    i'm new, too.
    sup

    Mongoose - I'm surprised at how well my 2mins of advice worked out for you in TvC lol

    random machine gun super + charge C
  • DaDesiCanadianDaDesiCanadian orangecat av! Joined: Posts: 6,901
    Well, IRC seems to be making a comeback, so I guess i'll write a quick and dirty FAQ.

    What is IRC

    IRC is a chat program, with multiple users in a single room. The GTASF players have been using it for years on and off to discuss Street Fighter, get to know each other better, and just generally shoot the shit. If you want to know the community better, this would be a good place to start.

    It seems complicated to the new user, but it's really simple once you get the hang of it.

    How do I get IRC?

    The easiest way would be to download MIRC. Click here. It's free, and easy to use. When the trial period expires, you can still use it, you just have to wait a few seconds for the continue button to become clickable.

    I downloaded it..Now what?

    All the Shoryuken.com chat channels are on the EFnet server. So make sure you're connected to an EFnet server before joining a room. When you open MIRC, you'll have a prompt asking you to fill in your information. You don't have to give out anything real, including your e-mail.

    On the left hand side, you'll see "Servers". Make sure an EFnet server is selected, go back to Connect, and click on Connect to server. If you're still having trouble connecting to an EFnet server, just type this into the server window:

    /server irc.prison.net

    What channels do I want to be on?

    Shoryuken.com has a whole bunch of different channels on EFnet. To join a channel, simply type in /join #channelname in any window. You can be in an unlimited number of channels at anytime.

    The Toronto channel is #gtasf

    The main SRK channel is #capcom

    Other channels are #srkfgd (fighting game discussion) and #srkgd (the SRK General Discussion people), #tekken, and #blazblue.

    Miscellaneous Commands:

    /nick changes your nickname
    /join joins a channel
    /server switches your server
    Originally Posted by Mihai
    LOL Also, 99% implies there are at least 100 people that know me you tard. You really should invest in a proper education instead of being a bum.
  • noodlemannoodleman Cancer of GTASF Joined: Posts: 5,165
    Teach me about ES EFFF FOOO!
    no..
    "You'd be better off falling asleep with the taste of my crotch in your mouth." - Miyavi

    "no no! it don't hurt if spoon is greasy!" - Zangief Chronicles.
  • AlterGenesisAlterGenesis new srk is trollin Joined: Posts: 3,481
    Good, the game sucks anyway.
    #ipressallthebuttons
    XBL: AlterGenesis
    PSN: AlterGenesisOP
  • Mr.NoodleMr.Noodle Rage...Rising... Joined: Posts: 1,768 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I've played fighting games casually throughout my life and I want to change that now. I did play at York University(3 years ago) for a couple months until I dropped out of my program. I probably seen some of you guys.

    I live in downtown Toronto and there's no good arcades around my area. I don't have a car so going to the good arcades is a hassle. I hope I'll improve my game and look forward to playing with the community.
    Im tellin y'all a story in a gangsta way/ Thats how I roll nigga, AYE BAY BAY!!!!/ DingDang McGee
  • Agent 54cAgent 54c I are a penguin! Joined: Posts: 393
    hello

    i am alfonso, a gr11 student in bc

    i like sf, among other fighting games

    where i live, the only arcade in town has ttt and some kof (03?)

    i got into the scene in 06 although ive played some sf/marvel before

    i hope to get my xbl working soon so i can play sf4 online

    goodbye
    Profound sadness is profound.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Hello hello, I'm in Mississauga, and am really just getting into the scene. We're normally an FPS/Platformer couple and decided to get into the fighting scene. Amordien and I do tend to go out every weekend to either tourneys or lovegetty for practice. So long as they're within driving distance, we try our best to get there. We were at the Lovegetty tourney, the one at the Psychocave, and at POWNz. Hopefully we'll be attending many more tourneys. I hope to improve in A3, 3S, and TvC over time, and would welcome any and all suggestions on how to do so.

    I hope to get to know you all, and thank you for the warm reception.
  • Nagata Lock IINagata Lock II Godfather Of The GTASF Joined: Posts: 5,967
    I added links to the GTASF and Canadian Fighting Game groups for Facebook. If you use Facebook please follow the links and join up.
    Canadian eSports Events Co-Ordinator.
    Canadian Gaming Community Discord: https://discord.gg/Q82vTdk
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NagataLockII
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/nagatalockii
    Words to live by: DON'T FALL FOR HIS GIMMICKS!
  • K1ngb0bK1ngb0b Joined: Posts: 2
    Hey everyone,

    i live in pickering, ummm i have played fighting games all my life, but recently i have been focusing on SF titles. i used 2df and ggpo and i am under the name kingdrake. i have also been to lovegety i couple of times only to be destroyed at sf4 and third strike. i own a 360 and a ps3 but i have not decided the system i will play sf4 on. i also haven't setup an xboxlive account or psn account but when i do i look forward to playing with some of you hopefully.
  • m0ng00sem0ng00se Joined: Posts: 258
    Mongoose - I'm surprised at how well my 2mins of advice worked out for you in TvC lol

    random machine gun super + charge C

    ahahaha yeah, that totally won that match for me. megaman builds meter crazy fast, wow. thanks a lot! xD
  • ChipterChipter Not a Cylon... Joined: Posts: 169
    New to SRK, just joined.

    Info about me:

    Name: Mike
    Age: 23
    XBL: Chipter
    Location: Hamilton, Ontario
    Job: Gamestop Sales Associate

    Currently playing: Super Turbo HD, Left 4 Dead.
    Waiting (anxiously) for: SF4, RE5.

    Never been to Pwnz, but my coworker is a regular there (you may know him as "BlackNoise")... He's trying to get me to become a regular down there too, but I have a family and not enough time to spend down there. :)
    I may stop by for this Tournament tho...
    avatar by LBC
  • m0ng00sem0ng00se Joined: Posts: 258
    BlackNoize is my Pownz hero.
    They're having a release day tourney or something at Pownz for SF4, too. Don't know the details, though...

    Welcome to SRK
  • sealhuntasealhunta Joined: Posts: 947
    hi, i live in scarborough and i go to york u and i will be getting that SF4 and an xbox360 some time in early march

    do any of u live in scarborough?
  • USfUSf Joined: Posts: 261
    Hey, my name is Josh and I've been a lurker for a few years now. Finally with the soon release of SFIV I decided to actually register for an account. Anyway, I live in Woodbridge (Toronto). Been playing Street Fighter since the early 90s, I would say I've played almost every Street Fighter (yes even the one that was based on Van Damm's movie) but never really at the tournament level. While my friends were casual players, finding hardcore tournaments where I used to live before coming to Toronto was impossible.

    I consider myself to be a decent player, I understand games, mechanics, and characters. I learn quickly from my mistakes and I love getting my ass kicked in games. I see that as the only way to really learn, improve and know myself better as a player, I mean if I'm not getting my ass kicked every now and then that means I'm facing the wrong people and my skill level won't improve much or even at all.

    I've been to Lovegety a few times and faced some good players. Excited about Street Fighter IV alot and looking forward to picking up my copy. I received my TE stick last week and it's sitting here mocking the hell out of me.

    PSN is USF, feel free to add me just type SRK in the message so I'll know where you're coming from. I would love to face alot of people from these forums, seems like most of you really know how to play and it would be a pleasure to get my ass kicked by some of you, or kick your ass. Whichever, it's all about fun and challenge for me. =)

    Ryu is my main but I will be playing alot of Chun Li, C. Viper and may be Gouken.
    SFV: Ibuki.
    SSFIV: Chun Li, Ibuki.
  • nGumannGuman The Goofy Nguboy Joined: Posts: 1,212
    Er, I wanna play you in some games locally pm me your address I'll come!
    "Even if my fists turn to dust, I would not give up on my quest."
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Hello everyone, just joined up on SRK. With the release of SF4 looming over me, I found this the obvious place to go for strats and stuff. This would be the second fighting game I'm "taking seriously," as in meeting new people to play, formulating strats, etc. The first one would be SC4 with the Toronto crew. I'd play some other stuff but I'm just a damn slow learner!
  • AlterGenesisAlterGenesis new srk is trollin Joined: Posts: 3,481
    Fuck you SFIV for fucking up SRK.

    :shake:


    :rofl:
    #ipressallthebuttons
    XBL: AlterGenesis
    PSN: AlterGenesisOP
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