Top 8 Results:
1 Combofiend (Guy, Abel)
2 Hugo101 (Dictator, Rufus)
3 Richard Nguyen (Akuma)
4 Keno (Boxer, Adon)
5 DJ Divine (Juri, Cammy, Rufus)
5 Gootecks (Rose)
7 AndyOCR (Dictator)
7 Marn (Dudley)
We had a total of 95 sign-ups (the biggest number out of all past AI ranbats and tournaments), 75 of whom were present. Ridiculous numbers of byes were handed out.
With the help of console setups, I was able to finish up the tournament within 7 hours (3pm-10pm), and definitely within the arcade’s official closing times. Big thanks to Evilragnarok, LainySky, and Gootecks (I totally didn’t expect it, thank you especially) for bringing console setups, and Choysauce for still volunteering. I hope people weren’t too cramped playing on 3 consoles right next to each other.
Thanks to ODS, LainySky, Gootecks and Yielder for helping me assign people to stations. I wasn’t able to have a separate copy of the bracket for bracket runners this time, but I’ll figure something out next time so I don’t have to yell out names alone until my voice is completely shot.
SHGL – sorry I ultra’d your Blanka ball and ultra ><
Richard – I wish my characters (actually they do but) had a book’s worth of safe jump/option select/derp derp mixup/etc.! j/k gg’s to you and gl w/ your coding homework.
Keno – I think I’m dreaming 'cuz I won a set from you! But that Rog of yours is just too beasty. stop throwing me =(
unprotectedSEX/NeREMIXED/Beefcake – thank you guys for coming all the way up from SD. sorry to NeREMIXED that you had to play Justin on your 1st match ^^;;
Lastly, thank you everyone for participating and putting up with me during the tournament!
If I forgot anyone/anything just post here and call me a dick! :nono:
EDIT: I did forget people…
Kai – thanks for your words of encouragement, and sorry you had to fight waaaay too many matches until you reached almost top 8 =(
James Chen & ODS – sorry there was no recording/commentating! next time I’ll get things right.
Ken aka AI Big Boss – thank you for letting me host the tournament at AI! Without you none of this would’ve been possible – this tournament, and pretty much my music game/fighting game career. If it weren’t for AI I wouldn’t be here. Thanks for the chance for me to give back.