well my thoughts.
i had fun with what we got. i was extremely dissapointed with a lot of people tho. mainly a lot of the AZ community. 90% of whom are mvc2 junkies. they were so excited about this super big tourney cuz it has all these games, yet as soon as mvc2 was over(which was the first tournament of 7 BTW), almost all of em took off and didnt even support this thing. they show support for mvc2 and pretty much said fuckoff to the rest of the tourney, an. and all the fools that really wanted this tourney only showed and probably hope to expect this type of tourney will happen again. no support whatsoever from our AZ community. the most, there was only 5-8 people roughly from AZ that even stayed at the tourney to support this event. even the guys the dont play mvc2 happily supported the mvc2 AZ guys and some even played. cuz we give a damn. but we dont get it back. but thats ok, i see how it is
you mvc2 guys, always say you want a stronger community and want it to grow, yet why dont you fucking come to the tournaments to support it? try to enter atleast 1 other game. or stay there and hang out to support your community players that actually play the other games, build some relations with the out of state guys and stuff like that. you guys are the majority when it comes to the AZ scene since mvc2 is the big game. yet it just seems that some of you are all talk about how you want the community to grow. i wont mention no names tho, i shouldnt have to.
props to rich, neil, dan, too tall, sebastian, diante, carlos, jedirobb, aaron, and even jad, for supporting this tourney and the local players. sorry if i forgot any names.
all the flakes really upset me. some of the cali guys really upsetted me like skillmatic and whoever was coming with him. for one, he begged for us to change the schedule for xmvsf, and after a couple days, it got rescheduled. as a result of changing the schedule, it made the tourney more cramped on time, but we did it for those guys, and what happens? last minute they decide to not fucking go. what kind of dumb shit is that? i think i heard like 4 different excuses friday night on irc on why they were bailing. and honestly, i thought they were crappy excuses. word of advice, dont fucking beg to change tourney schedules if you arent guarunteed to go and waste our time.
and then we have local players who totally flaked out on the whole tourney alltogether. you know who you are. all excited about this shit and then not show? and i know you got the weekend off, everyone knows. show up to the local tourneys every week and then not the big tourney with tougher comp? guess fools are too scared to get beat down. who cares anyway, just go and have some fucking fun and swallow your “i hate losing, im embarrassed when i lose” pride.
and only 3 cvs2 AZ players? granted, game sucks balls but damn, i know theres more than 3 that actually play the game and do decent.
the NORCAL tournament was a problem too. nothing against choi. but that tournament took quite a few players away since sc2 regionals were on that day, and ended up turning into a big capcom tournament since everyone was going. that made a big mess.
the sticks werent all that either. the new cabinet we got was a peice of shit. buttons didnt work for shit when you hit 2 or more at the same time. during a3 tourney, couldnt get vc’s to activate most of the time, and when i got em to come out, i couldnt complete a single vc, which was very sad. i could have played hella better, and it makes me look bad especially after all the smack talk i had going with watson and shit and it ended up being a disaster. granted, if we faced eachother in the tourney, he would have beat me, but i know we could get some good fights. but not on those sticks. and we didnt even get to have our challenge.
positives were getting to see all my homies again, its been a while. it was good to see the vegas crew, watson, Combofiend, Alex N., dreamTR, shirts, kp, and everyone else. its been a while. granted the tourney went to shit, but we made the most out of it and there was still some solid comp. and even if the sticks had worked, the a3 tourney player linup was extra solid. everyone had to work to get their victories. thats was probably the toughest tourney of the weekend, and one of the tougher a3 tourneys that has happened in a long time. everyone was crazy good.
suprisingly, xmvsf was fun this time around in a tourney format. i never liked this game on a serious level since its too broken. but there was still solid play. combofiend played hella good. and i knew he was struggling on that cabinet especially towards the end. and hes using mag/storm mainly so its hella joystick and ppp dependant. he transferred over some mvc2 tricks and stuff very well. good enough to get 2nd and send me to losers bracket. our winners finals match was so close, he won 3-2 with a pixel of life left. which was probably the only time during the whole 2 day tournament where the crowd got loud. really intense good fight. then we faced eachother in the finals. i think he won the first 2 games, i won the next 2, he wanted to switch sides, and i won the next 2 games to win first set 4-2 i believe? then i swept second set 4-0. a couple times he used cyclops/storm since charlie handles magneto pretty easily IMO. i used wolvie/charlie mainly, and i used cyke/charlie in the first couple games in the first set. good games tho.
st was a vega assraping. the whole ST tourney was a vega fest. i think half the players were vega users. i got raped by every single one except rich’s but he still made it hard. and got raped by watson, but he sucks so it dont count huhuhuh:D nothin’ but love for ya bro!
a2, eh nothing new here really. its a2, same shit everytime. kp just breezed through it to win.
cvs2, combofiend, i swear, doesnt know what defending is. cuz hes to busy beating you to a bloody pulp with his stooopid pokes and corner lockdown of death with chunli. never knew how good the lightning kicks were in that game. way too good bro.
mvc2 had good fights. combofiend just going crazy and doing dumb resets to get the kills quick lol. our guys weren’t ready for all those reset setups.
a3, first time i ever got really upset about how i played. i never get mad when i play. but i did this time. but shit happens. happened at the wrong time. but nothing to be done about it. but it was still a ridiculously tough A3 tourney. and sim air throw owns me all fucking day. FUUUUUUCKKKKKKKK A3 SIM! congrats to danny L. for winning a3 and taking out watson. good fights. danny, you know we gotta get together and play more often.
thanks to the people that actually supported the tourney. its appreciated. a nice “SCREW YOU” to the people that said they cared about the community but didnt bother to support. my apologies to wilson and everyone that traveled a long distance to come to a tourney with a seriously dismal showing and average sticks. my sincere apologies. but i thank you guys for coming out to play and to hang out and bullshit. its really appreciated. highly ambitious tournament, but only had a decent tournout for mvc2. go figure.
KP, man, i didnt even get to show you the good shit. i never got a chance too. i couldnt pull anything off. maybe ill make a tape for you to xcopy. how bout that buddy?