barzaad9564, post: 3139230 wrote:
me and my brother are Midwest players going to EVO this year... not much we can do on behalf of the Midwest region... but we'll do our best... and if there is anything we can do go ahead and let em know
i definitely plan on throwing up the MW handsign in any picture that's taken... and for the benifit of everyone else from our region i'm now going to teach it to all of you so you can do it too (and i expect it to happen!!)
step1 - raise both hands to eye level (or where ever you plan on executing the sign)
step 2 - with your right hand hold up a 3 count holding down your pinky with your thumb
step 3 - turn your right hand upside down and bend your wrist
step 4 - hold down the index finger on your left hand with your thumb and extend the remaining 3 fingers
step 5 - rotate your entire left hand a few degrees to the left
step 6 - even up your hands and cock your attitude cause you're done
... i made this handsign up for the benifit of the MW... and out of boredom... enjoy
Syxx573, post: 3139234 wrote:
green and yellow
representing that corn
Osirun, post: 3139237 wrote:
On a serious note, though, I've been listening to a lot of podcasts recently that have been talking about how the fighting game scene needs an official national ranking system.
Weeks, post: 3139238 wrote:
hm good idea, this has some merit
perhaps we could have a ranking system that was based on different regions. you could have midwest, southwest, west, east coast, etc. to gain ranking points you'd have to participate in tournaments that were officially sanctioned and followed the guidelines set down in the ranking system rules.
you'd keep these points only for as long as you continued participating in tournaments; points would deteriorate without active participation.
on the front page of srk, we could list the top five ranked players in each region.
we need a name for this system, something that captures it's meaningful strive towards the top..perhaps something like ZENITH points..or maybe PINNACLE...
no, no..i got it!
Weeks, post: 3139241 wrote:
naw, there's no reason a new person should remember apex points, they were the hot thing for a year or two and then just fizzled away, not sure why...probably reflected the state of the scene at the time.
that's a web archive of how SRK looked way back in the day, btw. i dont think you can find any APEX pages on srk anymore.
TarkanX, post: 3139243 wrote:
and you had that two-man tournament that happened
Tactics, post: 3139247 wrote:
Fight out 3 is going to be pretty hype, its a great venue for tournies.
Also I think we should setup a vent server for MW players to set up matches for SF / BB / HDR / Insert game and pass the info around to the whole MW community only.
On a side Note Chicago tournie scene is pretty crowded ATM but I was really thinking of implementing the revival of Midwest Challenge, if anyone remembers them we usually ran 2 of those per year in Nickel City and did very well at bringing together MW regions together. Also when I do revive those tournaments( Ill give a HUGE heads up on them for everyone to come ) I would like to declare a region challenge, which would pit 5 of the best players of each state against each other in a format where everyone would play each other(round robin I think), and would be point based depending on who won more. Im not sure if they would be at Nickel City though but this is something im brewing up currently, some feedback would be great .
D aka oldschool Nigga_D.
Tactics, post: 3139254 wrote:
Yeah in other words everyone will play each other once. And yes Rex each states best.
We could do it traditional 5v5 where the man that wins stays, but Id have to think of a way on how to determine who would win as id really like for every state to play each other. Guess I could just do it that way and just post results on how each state fairs against each other. Dunno gimme some better ideas if not im going to go with the first one probably ><.
So far this is what im thinking for around January for Elvenshadow / Bozac's Frosty Faustings, I will run the Street Fighter Side of things. Ohh and ill be talking to Bozac about calling it also Midwest Challenge for the SF side.
Ghaleon, post: 3139249 wrote:
If you want to get as good as East Coast/West Coast/Canada you have to go to majors in those areas. Having 12 majors in the Midwest isn't give players the experience they could get from one major in EC/WC. People have the misconception that just playing more gets you better. This is only the case at on an incremental level. Ranking tounies in the MW doesn't encourage people to travel to actually level their game, it says "keep playing in local 16-man tournies to increase your MW Gamerscore".
The Midwest stretches from NE to Ohio -- why people want this idea of ranking ourselves, when this is the like the fourth-tier zone but the biggest spread of distance for fighters in terms of national top play, I don't understand. Ranking work for one location (FFA or CTF). Or in a game you can play solo and post your score online. Or in a game with flawless online (not us).
Like, if I win more 3s tournies than Antwan, but I lose to him everytime I play in tourney the rare times we face each other, should my ranking make me feel like I'm better? My personal goal should be matching him, not winning more locals I feel pretty confident I'll win. He didn't do it obviously for his APEX score but to win $$ and just play, but it was just kind of a goofy other thing to do that nobody took seriously.
I don't see how this helps players other than artificial bragging rights, when your goals in tourney should just be to win and learn as it is.
Yeah, sflegend Nash was in that APEX thing -- he said it was pretty silly. He was #2 in Tekken for a loooong time he said :P just because they traveled to pretty much any Tekken event around.
This isn't all to hate on our hard-working players. MW has a lot of players who work hard at their games, get together, are good people and play a lot. But most the fact remains there is a large gap btw MW and other regions, which it's hard to understand unless you play these people in your game and see the different things they're doing, that you can't see on video, that makes up their gameplay style. The more people we have going to Evo/Final Round/EC tournies/MD-VA events, the more skill we'll have back home.
I'm sure it's a good time though for Midwest Challenge to make a comeback though
AuhsojSivart, post: 3139256 wrote:
State vs State 5 on 5 would be nice, but something tells me that quite a few good players would get left out.
NOT NECESSARILY SAYING I'M A GOOD PLAYER (disclaimer)
I play mostly in Chicago, but I'm from Indiana. Unfortunately, most of the Indiana scene is in Indianapolis. I'd guess that the 5 from Indiana would probably all come from there, leaving out the good NWI players and Fort Wayne and whatever.
Just an observation, not really a complaint.
J-Money, post: 3139262 wrote:
Osirun i emailed you about the midwest roundup.
Osirun, post: 3139263 wrote:
And I emailed you back. Like I said, other responsibilities keep me from updating the Roundup right when I get the emails, so please be patient. I'll send you another email when your page is done, which should be today.
J-Money, post: 3139265 wrote:
Sorry for being impatient. I wanst complaining, I was just unsure as which you checked more SRK or your Email.
Thanks in advance
NappyJin, post: 3139264 wrote:
EDIT: I want in on that August show with Syxx, lol.
J-Money, post: 3139271 wrote:
Man, J-money wants to to a podcast. Osirun I URGE you to come out to FIO3 dude.
Arkayne17, post: 3139269 wrote:
after seeing what happened to the midwest at EVO. I really think WE ALL could benefit. From gathering together one occasions for some SERIOUS practice. I think everyone on the midwest team was a little nervous. I can't say for really anyone else cause ive only played humbag on occasions , but it did feel like you werent fully in your game humbag.
Someone needs to organize something.
Humbag, post: 3139280 wrote:
I wasnt on top of my game at all.
TV was kinda laggy, I had NO warmup time, and it was my first time doing anything remotely close to this.
I should have beaten him in at least the first round.
Dont even say anything about the ULTRA that fucked up. So much shit went wrong during that which is attributed to lag/nerves.
I was only 1 game from qualifiying out of my pool. Lost to a random rufus (shoulda beat but played bad) then lost by a small small margin to Ricky Ortiz whome I took to 3 games and 3 rounds in the final game.